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Posts published in April 2011

Coffee and Russia and they got my Passport…

I was drinking my coffee this morning after a good night sleep and came to a conclusion that Russia has really messed up this visa issue. It is strange how a good cup of coffee will make things clearer at times… Russia has been talking about how they are working so hard to make it better for expatiates to get…

Medvedev vows not to restrict Internet

Russia will “make the right choice” on regulating the Internet, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday, hinting that the government did not intend to impose Chinese-style bans on websites. Unlike the Russian press and state-run TV channels, the rapidly growing Runet, or Russian Internet, has avoided government censorship and restrictions, turning it into forum for anti-government discussion. “When people talk…

Coffee and that Visa Nightmare…

I am having an extra cup of coffee today and it is really good. It hits the spot after the week that I have had. To sum the week up in a short post of text. Well – Russia just changed the visa rules again and they had just spouted and touted them as being much better than in the…

Russia outlines its vision of European missile shield…

Commander of Russian Space Forces Lt. Gen. Oleg Ostapenko outlined on Friday Russia’s proposals for the future European missile defense network. Russia and NATO agreed to cooperate on the so-called Euro missile shield during the Russia-NATO Council summit in Lisbon in November 2010. NATO insists there should be two independent systems that exchange information, while Russia favors a joint system…

Putin slams NATO on Libya attacks…

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sharply criticized NATO’s military actions in Libya on Tuesday, saying the North African state was being illegally destroyed by “so-called civilized society.” “We must act within international law, with an awareness of our responsibility, with concern for peaceful civilians,” Putin told a news conference in Copenhagen after talks with his Danish counterpart. “And when the…

Putin says ‘dumbfounded’ over NATO operation in Libya…

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin continued on Wednesday to criticize NATO military operations in Libya, saying that he was “dumb-founded” over how easy decisions are made to use force against countries. When asked by a Swedish journalist, Putin, who is currently on a visit in Stockholm, said “this happens despite human rights and humanity concerns which the civilized world is…

The First Interview of Grigori Perelman!

We all remember Grigori Perelman. Grigori Perelman is a mathematician from Russia. He proved the PoincarĂ© Conjecture and has just been awarded the prestigious Millenium Prize and $1 million by the Clay Mathematics Institute… but Grigory Perelman refused to accept it… There was not too much information about Grigori Perelman in Internet. But today all media of Russia printed different…

Kudrin says lowering inflation more important than curbing strengthening ruble

Fighting inflation is more important for the Russian economy than keeping the ruble from strengthening, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday. Inflation has been steadily rising in Russia since wildfires and the worst drought in decades triggered short grain supplies last summer. Despite a 2010 average of 8.8 percent, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he targeted a…

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