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Posts published in December 2011

Russian Apple Dumplings Recipe…. (Kletski)

How about a delicious Russian dessert? Of course all Russian desserts are delicious. This one is no exception and will tantalize the family for New Years… Ingredients: 3 or 4 Apples, peeled, cored and finely diced – according to size. 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp orange juice 2 tbsp finely grated orange or use the lemon rind or use…

Cup of Coffee and New Year Eve…

Sveta has gone to spend the day with her mother and son. Sveta will be back early because it is New Year and she does not like to be away from me on that night. I do not go with her because she spends so much time with me  that I feel that she needs time with her family on…

Russian New Year – 2012…

Sveta and I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year for 2012… 2011 has been an interesting year and we hope that 2012 calms down a whole bunch in comparison. The world needs peace and quiet instead of turmoil and war. So if wishes come true… Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Men… I hear that statement every year,…

Geopolitics of Confusion: by Nadir Mir…

US – NATO attack on Pakistan US – NATO attacked a non NATO Ally Pakistan! The attack was unprovoked, wanton, cowardly and ruthless. It was open aggression and violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty. US – NATO aggression was condemned or Pakistan received support and sympathy from China, Russia, Iran, OIC (Saudi Arabia) – Turkey. Even UK expressed regrets; France supports an…

Stop Internet Censorship…

This week, a bill that would create America’s first Internet censorship system is going to a full committee for a vote, and is likely to pass. This week, millions of us will protest censorship, censoring our own posts and asking you to call Congress. We need your help – please make a call right now. Windows to Russia Supports Internet…

How About Some Photos From Sveta and I, as we run around Russia and Ukraine…

These are just some of the hundreds of photos that we take. I find these interesting and they all have a story. Just read under each one to help understand. These were taken over the last few months… The power cords are one of my favorites because the woman was dragging her machine to clean floors all around. She was…

Nobody Would Know I Was Defeated by Russia…

Once upon a time: Attila the Hun, Napoleon of France and Alexander the Great were having a deep meaningful discussion. They were talking about what could have been… Attila the Hun said, shaking his head sadly: “If I had machine guns, I would have conquered all of Europe!” Alexander the Great said: “That is nothing. If I had tanks, I…

Russian Trains and Tea…

A train in Russia is not a train with out steaming hot water and a constant supply of tea. I have seen Russians tolerate trains that are -30 below zero, +40 above zero and they tolerate drunks, smokers and loud mouths, but when the car we ride in does not have hot water for hot tea! Then that is riot…

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