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Posts published in February 2011

The European fairytale didn’t exactly manifest itself in the Middle East…

In the beginning, the USA and the EU were supportive of the Middle Eastern protests. But a column for Izvestia wrote this morning that the scale of the violence in Libya has sobered up many western politicians. The European fairytale didn’t exactly manifest itself in the Middle East and now Western governments are grabbing their heads with worry. Why? Well,…

The West is in a Panic over Libya or How Libya Rocked the Oil World…

If the situation was not important in many ways. It would be a great cartoon to have, over the way the Western world is running around like chickens with their heads cut off over the issues in Libya… While Russia and China say, “Slow down and do not panic and do some things that you may regret later.”  The western…

7 More Bite The Dust: Medvedev Is In A Terminating Mood Again…

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has fired 7 Interior Ministry Generals, in particular the Chief of Moscow’s Criminal Police Alexander Ivanov and the Police Chiefs of a number of Russian regions… This is the latest in several years of a steady terminations that seem to be geared toward the cleaning of the closets of corruption… I got to admit that being…

Coffee and Windows 7 Starter Version…

In Russia there is a version of Windows 7 that you only hear bad things about in America or never hear about it at all. A version of Windows 7 that is so cheap that you will cringe and a version of Windows 7 that does virtually anything that your Windows 7 Ultimate will do. Now you will possible (?)…

Russia Celebrates Defender of Fatherland Day… (02/23/2011)

Dozens of festive events are under way in Russia today in honor of Defender of the Fatherland Day, when people pay tribute to army servicemen and war veterans who used to or continue to safeguard the country. A 30-gun salute will take place in Moscow, the cities of military glory and the main administrative centers of Russia in memory of…

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