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Posts published in April 2013

When Traveling Russia or in the Russian Village: This is Why Volga – Gaz…

… When in the village or traveling Russia this is what you will find for a auto parts store many times. It is for Gaz. Gaz makes cars or trucks… I have had many e-mails and comments that wonder why I would ever drive a Volga? Why would an American drive that kind of car? Well besides loving the car…

From Russia: Volga Carburetor and Other items to go to the Village…

The Volga we have is a carburetor style car and as anyone who remembers the old days. That carburetor has to be rebuilt once in awhile or replaced. It just seems to be an issue in life and our Sammy the Volga is no exception to the rule. In fact the rule is stronger in Sammy, because we burn propane…

From Russia: The Village Bell Tower…

One of my favorite subjects is the Bell Tower that stands in the Village called Sunrise to Freedom! There use to be a clock in the top of the tower, (we were told by locals). I would like to know who is the Saint in the painting in the clock face? These paintings were on all four sides and I…

American/Saudi Covert Operations in Chechnya: Ricin, Diamonds, Stingers by John Stanton…

As the Cold War between the USSR and the USA drew down in the early 1990’s, organizations/institutions used to fund proxy wars—and destabilization efforts–between the two Empires became exposed. With the Cold War ostensibly over, the corrupt and illegal actions of such groups could no longer be ignored, or covered up, as the larger purpose of them was to fund…

On April 28, Russian Orthodox Christians celebrate Palm Sunday…

O Christ our God When Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead before Thy Passion, Thou didst confirm the resurrection of the universe. Wherefore, we like children, carry the banner of triumph and victory, and we cry to Thee, O Conqueror of love, Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord. Windows to…

A Russian Garage: Not the garage you use in the USA!

I am in the mood to let you see things of Russia and Moscow that you may not have ever seen before. In the USA people most likely think of a garage as being part of your home. Or maybe a free standing building that houses both cars and Dads other toys. 🙂 A building that is bigger than the…

Svet Sunday: Seven Wonders of Russia!

Today I’ll tell you about one of our interesting projects! Maybe you interested? Russia has summed up the results of a national contest devoted to most beautiful places in the country. Seven Wonders of Russia were announced on June 12, 2008 during the celebration of Russia’s Day on Moscow’s Red Square. Seven Wonders of Russia include: The Valley of Geysers…

Village Time – Spring 2013 and That Second Cup of Coffee…

I cant wait! Here we come Russian village. That is what I am thinking right now as I sip that second cup of coffee… Sveta let me know yesterday that she has officially gotten the time off and so during May holidays here in Russia. Sveta, Boza and I are going to the Russian Village and enjoy a week of…

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