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Posts published in June 2011

Russia and Soup: Campbell Soup Gives up on Russia…

Soup maker Campbell has announced that it is giving up on business in Russia. The reason given in the local news for Campbell’s demise is in Russia’s conservative food culture. The American company just could not defeat Russian culinary tradition… Russian’s say that in Russia, a housewife who cannot cook soup is not a proper housewife. I say that anyone…

Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark or What is That Stink?

The coffee is great but the news out of the West stinks so bad that it almost ruined the coffee… The US administration said Wednesday that the al-Qaeda network remains “preeminent security threat to the United States” (This was printed by the Wall Street Journal…) But then France just supplied the al-Qaeda with multiples of weapons… The AU has become…

Russia the New Fast Food Haven?

Within a month the American based company Wendy’s opened two stores in Moscow: The opening of Wendy’s on the Arbat marks the second store in the Wendy’s corporate plans to launch at least 180 restaurants in Russia over the next 10 years. Russia’s first Wendy’s opened June 14 in the food court of the Kapitoly shopping center on Prospekt Vernadskogo in southwestern Moscow. Now Arbat has their Wendy’s… With this latest…

Slice The Dollars From Russia’s Federal Reserve…

Russia likely to cut dollar’s share in international reserves says Kremlin aide: Russia’s central bank is likely to cut the share of U.S. dollars in its international reserves, Kremlin aide Arkady Dvorkovich said on Wednesday.Read More >>> Remember my articles of warning shots fired by Russia. This is one of those warning shots to America and the world over the…

Russia Studies Downed American Drones in Iran…

The tidbit of information today that is floating around Moscow is that Russia has been to Iran and been studying the American drones that have been shot down by Iran. It seems that the US has been playing sky games with Iran and now Iran is in the mood to knock every unmanned drone from the sky that the US…

Russian Visa – What You Need…

This picture was posted by RIA awhile back. It is a good basic look at what is needed to get a visa for Russia. It is not for any country in particular and things are different from country to country. But it gives a good idea of what you need… Windows to Russia!

New Computer in Russia and that Cup of Coffee…

That cup of coffee this morning was great and I decided to have it while I was fine tuning our new computer. Sveta and I had decided to build our own system after or other computer bit the dust. But as we priced out parts we found out that several computer shops had units cheaper than what we could buy…

Russia Today Talks About the Gold Dinar and Libya…

Some believe it is about protecting civilians, others say it is about oil, but some are convinced intervention in Libya is all about Gaddafi’s plan to introduce the gold dinar, a single African currency made from gold, a true sharing of the wealth. ­“It’s one of these things that you have to plan almost in secret, because as soon as…

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