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Posts published in November 2009

The Moscow-St. Petersburg Train Crash Infographic from RIA!

I have had several emails wanting more updates on the train crash caused by a bomb. We also has several calls to make sure that we were OK. So I found this infographic and video made by RIA News and it gives a sight stimulus to help define what happened. Just follow the link to a large infographic on the…

Is Your McDonald’s going Green? (They soon will in Russia!)

The local TV news sources in Moscow have been talking about McDonald’s in Europe which evidently is going to include Moscow, Russia – that McDonald’s is going green – literally! This news in Russia is following a story from Germany where about 100 McDonald’s are getting the green face lift. The information floating about says that McDonald’s will start having…

Windows to Russia has Imported all Comments!

I just want to pass along a tidbit of information: Windows to Russia has finally gotten every comment that was every posted in all the various comment systems integrated into Disqus. This has not been easy and it took many attempts over the last few months to get all the “ducks in order” so to say. But finally as of…

The European Security Treaty – Russia’s Medvedev’s pet project!

The draft of the European Security Treaty has been published. On June 5, 2008, the President of Russia put forward an initiative to develop a new pan-European security treaty, the main idea of which is to create – in the context of military and political security in the Euro-Atlantic region – a common undivided space in order to finally do…

Update: Train Derailed by Homemade Bomb – Says Security Chief of Russia!

A homemade bomb is responsible for Friday’s deadly train crash, according to Russian Security chief Aleksandr Bortnikov. “Preliminary evidence suggests that it was an explosion of a homemade device, equivalent of seven kilograms of TNT,” said Russian Federal Security Service chief Aleksandr Bortnikov. A spokesperson for the Russian Investigative Committee, Vladimir Markin, added some more details regarding the blast. “We…

A Train in Russia Derails and at Least 25 have Died and 95 Injured!

A passenger train running from Moscow to St. Petersburg derailed Friday, causing 10 deaths and 130 injuries, state-run Russian television reported. Russian state radio and TV said the crash occurred 280 km (174 miles) from St. Petersburg at 9:38 p.m. (12:38 p.m. ET). Rescue workers were trying to free people trapped under the carriages of the Nevsky Express that overturned.…

Russian News From Russia: November 27th, 2009!

Putin sends birthday greetings to Ukrainian prime minister:Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sent birthday greetings to his Ukrainian counterpart, Yulia Tymoshenko, on Friday, his spokesman said. Russia’s naval infantry to be totally re-armed by 2015:All units of Russia’s naval infantry will be fully equipped with advanced weaponry by 2015, the Russian Navy said in a statement on Friday. Ukraine urges…

Russia’s Medvedev and Interview to Belarusian Media!

PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA DMITRY MEDVEDEV: OK, let’s get down to work. I will say just a few words. I have a feeling that there’s still lack of communication between us; that’s not very good because the information that should be made available to our citizens often reaches them through other, indirect sources. However, taking into account the close ties between…

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