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Posts published in April 2016

Same game different results

You watch as the US tries the same games in Russia as they successfully did in other countries. Russia is not other countries and Russia is stable. I see a backlash upon the US and it is growing… I see fear in the making within the US administration. Wake up people and drive that fear home against the US government……

Easter Time 2016: At Different Times and Different Ways – East or West…

I just remembered that it is way past Easter in the west. I don’t follow that Easter anymore, because Easter here in the East is at a different time and is much different in the way it is taught and presented to people. I grew up think that while Easter was about “the resurrection of Jesus,” somehow the Easter Bunny…

Russian Presidential Easter Cake…

To make the presidential Easter cake: 450 g wheat flour 130 g butter 14 g dry yeast 10 g vanilla 150 g raisins (soaked in brandy) 180 g sugar 10 g salt 60 g candied fruit 9 ml cognac 45 ml milk Grab a bowl – Pre-soak the candied fruits and raisins. Grab another bowl – put in flour, yeast, vanilla,…

Russian Easter!

I realize that Easter just happened in the western world, but the Easter that I observe in my life is at a different time than the western Easter. This is an older article that explains Easter according to the Orthodox Church. I started it in 2008 and I found it interesting, thus add to it every year and still find…

Recipe From Russia: A Very Simple Kulich! (Easter Pie or Cake)

With Easter coming to Russia (May 1st, 2016) everyone is getting ready to bake Kulich. The Kulich preparation starts several days before Easter. Kulich can contain candied fruit, almonds, and raisins, sometimes flavored with rum and saffron, and prepared like a bread. It most always baked in a special kind of pan – tall and cylindrical, sort of like a…

It is enough to get excited over, Vostochny Cosmodrome

The Vostochny Cosmodrome (Russian: Космодром Восточный Kosmodrom Vostochny “Eastern Spaceport”) is a Russian spaceport under construction on the 51st parallel north in the Amur Oblast, in the Russian Far East. When completed in 2018, it is intended to reduce Russia’s dependency on the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The first launch took place on April 28, 2016 at 02:01 UTC. What…

Delayed, but Hey….its Okay!

Did not make it to the Tiny Russian Village yet! Delays and more delays and so we went to a movie yesterday. A movie that is made in Russia, by Russians and for Russians. It was really good. Called, “Flight Crew (Russian: Экипаж, translate; Ekipazh)”…… “This is not a film about heroes, but of ordinary people. About ourselves and those…

Tiny Russian Village Time….Spring 2016…

I have been home in Korolev, Russia for about a month now. Today Sveta is home and we will go to Globus (like WalMart) and grab some end of the garden season stuff. They have great deals right now and I saw some dirt cheap (pardon the pun,) orange and crimson Tea Roses. We also found some pear trees and…

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