Russian version of WikiLeaks…

A reader gave me a link to a site about the Russian WikiLeaks. So it seems that we need to at least take a look at the site. (I have known about this site for some time because I follow what the Pirate Party is doing.)  When you go there you will notice the colors of the WikiLeak site. They even stole the header picture from the real WikiLeaks site!  🙂

The Pirate Party announced last week the creation of “Russian WikiLeaks,” it is called RuLeaks.net. On January 14, with the participation site Ruleaks.net WikiLeaks, Pirate Parties International and the Pirate Party of Russia, began gathering information from anonymous sources for peer review and its further publication.

According to coordinator WikiLeaks the site already has a unique information, which is currently being prepared for publication.

Collection of information through the anonymous network Tor, you access the site posted the files for download. Editorial team Ruleaks.net encourages citizens to submit documents testifying to the facts of corruption, concealment of crime and other important public information.

Site Ruleaks.net appeared online in early December 2010 and until now the site publishes translations mails WikiLeaks, coupled with Russia and other CIS countries. Editorial team reports that the new translations will continue to appear on the site.

They lost a touch of credibility because they insinuated originally that they were attacked by “Putin hackers” because they posted an article that they claim might, could and possibly be “Putin’s Palace”. That attack from Putin did not happen, but yes many sites including ours (Windows to Russia) had issues Tuesday and Wednesday over other types of attacks. That all seems to be calmed down now and the truth has come out that RuLeaks had a viral explosion of hits to the website amoungst the attacks and their server could not keep up. Looks like they have the same issues I have and weak server is at the top of that list…

By the way a spokesperson for Putin said: “Putin had nothing to do with the building in question.”  that was expressed on the site in question…

I really  like what they are trying to do but they need to do their own thing and not copy cat WikiLeaks. RuLeaks is a very good title and they need to play on that angle and leave WikiLeaks out of the picture. I really not sure that Assange has much to do with this site…

Now about the “Pirate Party” they have my support and I have been following what they are doing since they were founded. They really need to be smart and use tremendous desecration in their actions if they want to stand a chance at a future.  I have even found Sveta taking an interest in what they have to say. Link below is from Sveta’s video blog…

http://video.kylekeeton.com/2010/10/russian-video-pirate-party-ru.html

So if they can get their act together they have some good thinking’s going…

This link will take you to a little Wiki article about them and I will then let you take it from there… (Link) or maybe you might like this better if you can read Russian… (Link)…

Lets hope that this article is not false. Because they will suffer from credibility issues after it gets out…

Coffee and Russian Smile Realizations…

I was having a cup of decaf coffee last night while eating dinner with Sveta. With the weather so blistering cold hot coffee is good anytime of the day. I just wish that caffeine would not keep me up all night. So I must live with decaf…

The conversation turned to the Russian people. Sveta is always interested to hear what I am thinking when it comes to Russian’s. I was on the subject of Russian’s and the service industry. You know, customer service and all that bull…

The Russian service industry is a perfect match for my personality. I spent years in America working under the pretense that when a customer walks in, there better be a smile on your face and customer service like they are at your home. I came to Russia and found the opposite and I was in heaven…

Sveta says that I am more Russian than she is on customer service. I am a: “Leave me alone and when I am ready, I will ask for help!” – type person. You smile at me and ask me 10 times, do I need help and I will walk out the door and never come back. For you see I have already studied what I want and the fact that I have entered your doors means that I have one specific item to look at and most likely know much more than the sales persons does about that item…

I realize that this is against the American way of life and process. But it is me. That means to me, Russia is a wonderful place with her quirks on customer service…

Now all this rambling brings me back to what I was talking to Sveta about. The people in the local stores smile at me. This is not a fake smile but a genuine smile. I am well known to them and a regular customer. They even come running to help me get plastic bags for the fresh veggies. They have to because I will destroy half the bags with my big hands trying to get a bag off the roll… 🙂

The point is that they know my habits and try to help without being obtrusive. They really are glad to see me. The smiles are real and not a forced fake smile that I had to pound into my service personnel in America. I despise a fake smile…

I know that in your mind is the thought: “They act that way because you spend money!”…

Het! If you know anything about Russia, then you would know that is not a true statement. Russians could care less if you came into buy something or n0t. In fact the usual look when you walk into a business is “Go away and drop dead please! Can’t you see that I am busy talking to my boyfriend on the phone?”…

So I have learned to give the “Don’t worry but you drop dead also, I know what I want and will get it myself” look. Other words ignore them and when you pay, throw the exact money on the counter and leave. Never say a word and act like they are an idiot…

But this new treatment I was receiving had me puzzled. Then Sveta cleared it all up…

Sveta after listening to me ramble. Explained that they accept you and that you are a part of their life now. They are really glad to see you and that type of inter-reaction takes much time to develop. Sveta said that the forced smiles in America made her feel strange and uneasy. Smiles in Russia are not given out freely. They are earned and are sincere…

It kinda made me feel good inside that I get one of those rare genuine Russian smiles that are very hard to come by…

That is why I love Russia…

In Russia a Lack of Smile is Deceiving