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RIA NovostiThe Bulgaria cruise ship with 185 people on board sank in Russia's Volga RiverEighty saved, over 100 missing as cruise ship sinks in Central Russia

08:02 11/07/2011 Eighty out of 185 people on board of the Bulgaria cruise ship that sank in Russia’s Volga River on Sunday afternoon were rescued, while 100 are still missing and five were found dead, a spokesperson for the Russian Emergencies Ministry said on Monday.>>

RIA NovostiRussian Prime Minister Vladimir PutinRussia’s Putin wins Germany’s Quadriga award

11:10 10/07/2011 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has won Germany’s prestigious Quadriga award for his key role in the development of Russia, German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung reported on Sunday.>>

The Olympic Flame is going to leave Earth as part of the traditional relay before the 2014 Winter Games in the Russian city of Sochi.

­“Russia was the first country 50 years ago to send a man into outer space,” Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee, told the RIA-Novosti news agency. “Now we have the chance to be the first nation to send the Olympic Flame to outer space, and we are proud of that.”

No less than 14,000 torchbearers will take part in the 120-day-long relay, which will see the Olympic Flame covering 28,000 kilometers and nine time zones.

The sacred fire will also be brought to the highest mountain in Europe, Mount Elbrus, as well as to the bottom of the deepest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Baikal.

I had a post about several months ago and it looks like they are going to try to take the flame to outer space…

Hummm – not sure what I think about that…

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One of my biggest grips is about how the Western media never reports the news correctly. The news is always slanted to play their agendas and never written to tell the truth…

Example: Russia’s Ministry of Justice has refused to register a new opposition movement – the People’s Freedom Party – for serious procedural violations including listing minors and the dead amongst its members…

Now this was reported a long time ago and it was clear that this new opposition group was trying to cheat the system. This is normal because, well – remember we are in Russia…

The opposition group was told to clean up its act and reapply and they would be considered. This was said last month and at the time we all laughed because of how stupid can you be? Putting dead babushkas on the membership roll of a political party…

Personally they were lucky to get a chance to reapply. I think that if they are caught trying to cheat by using dead people and underage children to pad the membership role. They do not deserve to be registered as a new party. The knew what they were doing, just as they knew that taking an appeal to European Parliament, would give the West some fuel to create a fire to hassle Russia…

So instead of taking their lumps as good little people, they ran to another country and cried whaaaa whaaaaa whaaaaa…

The West has taken the word of these poor crying people about this situation that is an internal affair of Russia and plastered it all over the news as: Bad, evil and despicable Russia denied an opposition party the right to register… (Minus the real reasons! I guess the crying got in the way!)

Lets see what the head of the State Duma Committee for International Relations Konstantin Kosachev said in an interview with RT about the Western interference…

“The more the European Parliament discusses current political developments in Russia, the more concerned I become for one simple reason – the European Parliament is no longer discussing the whole picture of the ongoing processes in Russia, rather certain political forces, while at the same time supporting these political forces that are neither registered nor a part of the picture,” the Russian official told RT. “Anyone who wants to contribute to the free and democratic processes in Russia should ask this political party, Parnas, to meet the requirements listed in the Justice Ministry’s official reply and try to get registered again,” he said. “But nothing like this happens. This is a political project by the European parliament and [more specifically], certain political forces within the European Parliament, and I am not ready to accept it, nor do I believe this is a favor to Russia,” Kosachev said.

What he said…

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PS: It is the same old story as with illegal unsanctioned rallies in Russia. The West never reports that truth. they just report that Russia is bad and arresting innocent people for having a peaceful rally… (Minus that fact that they did not get or were denied “or forgot to get?” permission to have a rally!)

On July 8th, Russia is celebrating Family, Love and Fidelity Day. This has always been the day to commemorate St. Peter and Fevronia of Murom, the patron saints of family happiness. The idea of turning it into a national holiday came from residents of Murom, an ancient city on the Oka River 280 kilometers from Moscow. Here, Prince Peter fell in love with an ordinary peasant woman Fevronia and married her; they lived a long happy life and died on the same day…

Neat holiday…

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I needed a good laugh today and this statement supplied that laugh. It was not a laugh at the Belarusian president but I was laughing at the thought of all the political prisoners going to the Western world on a one way ticket. That is what the West needs a bunch of political Belarusian’s… :)

The Belarusian president will “buy a ticket tomorrow” for all political prisoners in the country if Western states are willing to accommodate them. ­This is not an issue for Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko said during a working trip to the city of Shklov in Mogilev Region on Thursday. The West may take political prisoners if it is so concerned about them, he said. The president promised to take a decision and send them all in one wagon, “Including those who are free today and making a humming noise in the [public] squares.”
Read More >>>

So that is the answer. The West can have all of the humming Belarusian prisoners and make everyone happy…

Get a Ticket to Paradise… :) LOL

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Things are changing in the visa department for Americans. I know that my visa run coming up real soon will entail me getting a year visa instead of a 3 month visa as I have done for years now…

I also know that it will be interesting because time frames are always askew when it comes to Russia and America…

I will update the visa situation when I get back, but that will not be for a few weeks. I also am not sure if I have to spend two weeks in Ukraine again. If I do then that will be another whole story in itself… :)

My visa expires the 28th of July. So it is time to get invitation, train tickets and a place to live lined out in Ukraine. This time I have to get an HIV certificate from a Russian clinic. Anything over a 3 month visa to Russia has to have a HIV certificate. I am not sure why but to me it seems that 3 months visa is enough time to cause issues with HIV…

So when I get done with this visa run, I will have a one year multi-entry visa…

Stay tuned for updates in the future about visa rules and regulations. As I experience them… :)

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It is strange but since we moved windowstorussia.com to a new host our readership has doubled. It is almost as if a huge wall was removed that held back people…

So as we are running record page views on Windows to Russia. We almost let “Russian News from Russia” escape our attention and when we realized that Russian News from Russia was running 2 times the page views that Windows to Russia was. I almost freaked out… :)

These articles below that have been posted on “Russian News from Russia” in the last few days literally got buried by page views…

Chinese dissident Hu Jia released from prison

Russia publishes its money laundering and terrorism financing list

Russia plans to rent naval pilot training facilities in Ukraine

Russia, NATO must settle ‘missile shield’ issue soon

These articles below on Windows to Russia have been slammed also…

NATO and Missile Defense: No Way Russia…

The Communist in Russia want NATO Disbanded…

NATO/Russia Actions Speak Louder Than Words…

They account for way over a 200,000 page views on Russian News from Russia and Windows to Russia in the last 24 hours alone. Mostly out of America and China. In fact a tidbit of information: In the last few days we have almost equaled all of last months readers from America and we have just started the month. If you remember we were telling in past posts that Germany and China were catching America in readership…

We had been and were convinced that our last host located in America, had been playing games and now we are positive. This is what you call the icing on the cake, so too speak…

We trusted our host to do right by things and we found out that trust was not in the equation…

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PS: I will let you know who the host is if you ask by e-mail in contacts. I have already been asked and will responded if I feel that the e-mail is sincere…

Voice of Russia does an interview with Igor Panarin. He is well known for the stir that he created back several years ago with the prediction of America collapsing and breaking up into parts

He still says that even though his warning slowed the issue of disintegration, by political means, it has not stopped the process and if America is not careful they could still come apart…

Actually this is a good interview and even if you think he is full of crap. Listen because he calls a lot of things correct. I do not think it will happen but he is correct. If the right conditions come together at the same time. Issues could arise…

The rumblings of discontent are growing louder in many forms in America. Clean your ears out and maybe you will hear some of them…

Kyle and Sveta
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Sometimes I wonder about humans. I have watched the development of using a gun laser site to blind pilots as they land. At first I took it as a isolated issue. But it seems that now, like me, the news in Russia has finally understood that this is a serious problem…

So while sipping that cup of coffee this morning. I did some digging up on information about laser blinding of pilots flying aircraft. Somewhere around 30 incidents of laser blinding have occurred or were attempted in Russia since January of 2011. The first recorded incident in Russia seems to be around 1994 when a teenager tried to blind a pilot of an aircraft. The Moscow area seems to be most prone to laser blinding. Last month during June. Federal aviation authorities of Russia, put out on the news sources that there is an increasing number of laser-related attempts targeting aircraft pilots, with gun site laser targeting devises…

In fact we just had a teenager arrested in Russia this last Monday: “Police in Chechnya detained on Monday a teenager who on Sunday had aimed a laser pointer at the cockpit of a passenger aircraft as it came into land at the airport in the republic’s capital, almost blinding the pilots.

I can see it now: The airline captain says: Welcome to Moscow, fasten your seat belt and don’t worry about the evasive maneuvers as we try to dodge the laser pointers aimed at blinding us. Just hang on tight and we will make it alive…

There are just some stupid things that people shouldn’t do and pointing laser devices at airline pilots is one of those things…

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PS: How did we progress from writing our name on the wall with a laser pointer, to blinding airline pilots? It also looks like this is common in America…

The predicted outcome of the meeting between Medvedev and Rasmussen. NATO says: Russia involved in Europe’s missile defense? No Way! But we can keep talking about it come the NATO summit and G-8 meeting in Chicago in May 2012…

Hmm, I find it interesting that Rasmussen side stepped until May 2012. That is a long ways off. Could be election pressure by America. Since America will bankroll most of the missile defense…

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The Russian Communists say the country’s foreign policy needs to change course as a new world order is looming.

­The country’s course will be radically changed if the Communists come to power after parliamentary elections in December, the party’s leader Gennady Zyuganov has said. The Communist Party (CPRF) will work to disband NATO and establish a full-fledged alliance with Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Russia could revive and remove external threats through a change of power, Zyuganov told the CPRF Central Committee’s plenary meeting held at the weekend. The Communists are planning to come to power via peaceful means to “change Russia’s fate in the interest of the masses,” he stressed. Read More >>>

I find this an interesting article and from what I see around here in Moscow. The disbanding of NATO would be welcomed by Russians. It makes me wonder will that pull more Russians to look at the Communist party as a viable option again…

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Over coffee this morning I was doing some thinking’s about a few e-mails. After being asked more than several times by e-mail how we knew we were blocked and not just hosting problems? Also asked was how could they block just one single site? Those are fair questions…

Answer: A website is made up of various files and in our situation with WordPress we have what is called an index file. Files have a setting to change the readability of them. The host was changing our index file to unreadable. They physically blocked our index file. They did this from higher up than what we have access to on the server. I tried to change this file back myself but they refused to allow it to be changed. Then they would change the file themselves and allow us access, after prodding by me over the legalities of what they are doing. That is how we knew that the host performed the block themselves. If index file was unreadable, the whole blog was unreadable and that is how they affected only one blog out of all that we have. It was a direct targeting of Windows to Russia…

Hope that answers the e-mails that we got about this issue…

Something that needs to be realized by people who have a website on line. You never have total security from being shut down. You only can take the best and strongest precautions that you can, to circumvent said shut down. In our case we have now removed one more way that the USA can pull the switch when they decide to censor a website…

What was happening was a deliberate block of Windows to Russia and this was done with the hope that I would not see it for several days. If we had been on vacation or something and a way from the computer for days. Then yes it would have worked…

I have seen a lot of this happening anymore…

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The big issue in Russia today seems to be centered around the Russia-NATO Council that is in Sochi as I write this article. It will mainly focus on Euro-Atlantic security and the joint AMD system…

The foundation of the focus of the meeting is on the agreements settled on during the Russia-NATO summit in Lisbon on November 20, 2010. Moscow and the NATO during that meeting had agreed to build a Russian-NATO partnership based on the principles of mutual trust, the indivisibility of security, transparency and predictability…

Russia is wanting to see the: Trust, Security, Transparency and Predictability part put into effect. Words are words, but actions speak louder than words…

So far NATO actions are going in the opposite direction of NATO words…

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Have a happy and safe 4th of July, 2011!

When I was young this was my second favorite big holiday (Christmas was first of course!) I just loved to set off fireworks. Sometimes I wonder how I survived after thinking about some of the things I did and created with fireworks… :)

Happy 4th…

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After an interesting day, Windows to Russia has been moved from a USA based hosting to a hosting based out of India… (As several figured that out and expressed to us, their thoughts in comments and e-mails!)

As per this article: “Coffee and Blocked” explains what happened and enough information of why we had to leave. I will state and add that the same day that “Coffee and Blocked” was posted. We were knocked offline again for over three hours. It covered a 6 hour period and was a one sided affair by me. The site would be blocked and I would write an e-mail. (I would also try to connect by live chat and that just did not work either.) Then the site would come back on line and they would never respond. The site would go back down and I would write an e-mail. The site would be unblocked, again with no word from the host. This became a game for about 6+ hours until they tired of said game and gave up on it for the day. It only affected the Windows to Russia blog. All other blogs were unaffected. No explanation was offered by said host…

On Saturday Sveta and I finalized who we wanted to use as our next host. This host right now is only for Windows to Russia. We have acquired two hosts, one in India and one in Russia. We will have a reflective updating mirroring system set up after we are all done and that will allow Windows to Russia to be able to stay on line better against server crashes. Of course this does not happen over night because Sveta and I have to learn as we go…

We are officially on the Indian server as I write this and the new hosting company has been very nice to work with during the transfer. It looks to be a good situation for Windows to Russia and we will decide later about moving all blogs. As of right now Coffee Talk, Thoughts of Moscow, Russian News From Russia and Windows to Russia have been moved. They all reside on the same domain…

Thanks everyone for patience and lets hope over the next few days that we get everything back in the groove again. Sveta and I have learned a lot this weekend and we had fun…

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Update: After being asked several times by e-mail how we knew we were blocked and not just hosting problems? That is a fair question…

Answer: The host was changing our index file to unreadable. They physically blocked our index file. They did this from higher up than what we have access to on the server. I tried to change this file back myself but they refused to allow it to be changed. Then they would change the file themselves and allow us access. That is how we knew that the host performed the block themselves. If index file was unreadable the whole blog was unreadable and that is how they affected only one blog out of all that we have. It was a direct targeting of Windows to Russia…

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” by  Dwight Eisenhower…

That sums up what I was thinking this morning while sipping that cup of coffee…

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Coffee was good this morning but thinking’s lay heavy on my mind as I sipped that cup of java…

Yesterday I posted an article that evidently hit home to some organizations. This article touched on the subject of “Political Rot” in the Western System…

I have known that I am going to have to protect Windows to Russia better from censorship by the West. It is an issue that has been predominate since Blogger tried to shut me down over a year ago. I have watched the development of the internet issues in America and also Europe. It seems that every week now we have sites being knocked off line by the governments. It seems to me that last week, when they took several whole servers offline in America for one bad site and many people lost their websites, that the writing is on the wall…

So to make a long story short! Windows to Russia was knocked offline yesterday on purpose and deceitfully. My article was going viral and exploded. That is when Windows to Russia was shut down and after many hours of calls, e-mails and chat sessions. They finally had no legal grounds to keep our site shut down and grudgingly put it back on line. But by then the damage was done and we lost the momentum of the moment and Google then turned tail and ran from it… :)

The article took off in China, Russia, India and several other countries. That was accomplished by their search engines. But the one place that it needed to be presented was curtailed… (That was the goal!)

I realized after studying the situation that I left myself vulnerable. I am hosted out of the USA and in that sense everything falls under the jurisdiction of America and her idiosyncrasies. So for that fact alone we are going to have to safe haven Windows to Russia in a server situation that can not be exploited by government intervention easily…

Funny – Ha Ha for me and against me! Windows to Russia still had one of the largest days ever for traffic and they succeeded in keeping her off line for almost 4 hours during the peak time frame for Windows to Russia…

So if I am shut down again! You know why…

Windows to Russia!

PS: The issue should be fixed by Monday. Sveta and I are going Indian based…

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Over ten years ago I met the most wonderful Russian woman in the world! What started as friends on the Internet per e-mails and text messages, became a dream come true for this American...

I moved to Russia nine years ago and have never, one time, in all those years, regretted that move to Russia. In fact, I have realized over the years that Russia is safe, incredibly fantastic and a wonderfully explicit country to live and travel in...

I have been lucky in many ways and meeting a normal Russian woman whose main goal is not to leave Russia, that was a blessing in disguise, as I was the one who had to make the hard decision to leave my country. It was a decision that I have never ever regretted and it also opened my eyes to a whole new world of ideas and thinking's...

So welcome to Windows to Russia and stay a spell, sip a cup of coffee...

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Sorry I do not buy that Obama is clueless about Russia. Obama is simply using false narratives well established in the public mind and is actively reinforcing such narratives with for instance his UN speech. His august 2013 interview raising the LGBT matter in Russia was also intentionally misrepresenting the actual issue. Obama is no moderate. Look at his semi covert world wide war on terror used to destabilize the Middle East ever more. Obama is simply more intelligently disingenuous than Bush. His lofty language about international law and human rights may well qualify as the ultimate gotspe...

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