Lavrov and Putin: Time of “Bow Shots” over and coffee time…

Russia is and has been pulling the gloves off. No more padded punches; bare “Bear Knuckle” from now on…

Lavrov said that the time when the West called the shots was over and, dismissing NATO as a relic of the Cold War, added: “I hope that (the world) will choose a democratic world order — a post-West one — in which each country is defined by its sovereignty.”

Lavrov said Moscow wanted to build relations with Washington which would be “pragmatic with mutual respect and acknowledgement of our responsibility for global stability.”

I had hoped for Trump to be what I see in Russia. The Russian leaders Putin and Lavrov are 100% for Russia and the Russian people. Don’t give me the crap about how Russia is run by a dictator!

Russians want a man who is the “BOSS!”

Lavrov says what is needed to be said and Putin Talks the Talk and Walks the Walk…

Trump get on the bandwagon and clean that nasty, dirty, corrupt swamp, called Washington DC…

It is time Trump to “Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk…”

The days of “Pussification” of our men, have to end. I know that if I acted like a normal American male, Svetochka would run away. She expects a man to be a man and a woman is a woman. Women have all the rights in the world, but one right that cannot be allowed is to castigate men for being men and what I see in the Western Empire is total castigation of men…

Real men accept their woman as an equal and support their woman as an equal and the same is vice versa…

But you do not have to be weak about the whole thing and bow down to society pressures. Pressure instigated by weak, whinny, crying, screaming, violent people who never was taught their countries culture, ways and methods…

Again I will say, “Fix what is wrong at home first, then reach out in confidence and embrace the world with the moral high ground.”

WtR

Zarya Svobody the Tiny Russian Village… Coffee is mandatory…

Our Tiny Russian Village home…

http://www.citipedia.info/city/general/Russia__Rjazan_Zarya+Svobody_id_821579

Link above is a page that gives basic information and the whereabouts of the Tiny Russian Village I live in…

The Russian Orthodox Monastery in Sunrise to Freedom…

Sunrise to freedom the village in Russia…

Our Monastery at the Village called Sunrise to Freedom…

Sunrise To Freedom: The beautiful Russian Village…

The Russian Village: Sunrise to Freedom was perfect and very beautiful…

Our Russian Village – Called Sunrise to Freedom…

Boza and I walk the Tiny Russian Village world…

-20 below Celsius and dropping in the Tiny Russian Village…

Just a photo day…. Tiny Russian Village

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Old images of the Tiny Russian Village. I get images sent to me and I decided to post them today. They are not large and as per era of taking them, mostly by an old cell phone, they are still good but small. The village has changed a lot and I live in the shell of what was. The Tiny Russian Village was thriving at one time and now there are just three of us living here…

Монастырский комплекс: Бабыкино, Сараевский район, Рязанская область – Baykin Monastery, Sarayevsky District – right image in pink color…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarayevsky_District

Just thought that for the record, I would post some information about the place I live. Its location, old images and whatever…

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Coffee is great this morning. I just finished my second cup and Boza and I walked twice already. I went to the Big Village yesterday and it was fun. The people on the bus all know me now and they are tickled that this American lives as they do. In Russia the bus is the mainstay of the Tiny Russian Villages to allow people to get to resources. There are a bunch of villages like the one I live in and they all are literally located on goat trails…

Then I realized why Russians are thin for the most part. They walk and walk and walk…

Now in a city like Moscow and such, you see much heavier people, but in the Tiny Russian Villages; the people are lean and tough. Now occasionally you see what you might think is a heavy babushka. They are not very often, but they are layered with clothes, twelve layers deep…. I have noticed that there are a handful of guys in the Big Village who have huge bellies. This is prone to being beer drinkers and not vodka drinkers…

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I myself have thinned down even more. I am still too heavy, but I have reached around 100 kilos and while that is good, it is still too heavy. That is about 220 pounds…. I figure that this summer I will get to about 200 pounds, I hope. Then I will stop at that…

Yesterday I carried at least 30 kilos on me and never had an issue, except my feet do hurt today…. 30 kilos is deceiving to an America. We think in pounds. Thus, while 30 is not that formidable sounding, it becomes interesting when you convert it from kilos to pounds. That 30 becomes 66 + pounds. Oops it got heavy fast as I bought things to bring home. I am lucky; I was carrying what I have lost in weight and if I weighed what I did two years ago. I could have never carried what I did. Makes me feel good…

It is a different quality of life to be able to walk kilometers and kilometers and go places…. Rain, snow, sleet or shine. Last winter I was still in too rough shape to be able to walk out of the Tiny Russian Village. I did one time and thought it would kill me. This year, I have been regularly walking out and the weather has been much worse than last year…

This week I will walk to a medium size village called Mozhary…

Villages to walk too are;Mozhary, Borets, Sysoi (Medium Villages) and ride a bus to Sarai (Big Village)…..

This summer! I will walk to the bus and go to the Big Village for food. Saves gas, saves wear and tear on the car and will help keep me in shape…

As Svetochka would say, “That is just right!”

WtR

2.204 pounds in one kilo…

Russian Maslenitsa Time of the Year!

This year 2017 we will have Maslenitsa in Russia:

Maslenitsa 2017 in Russia will start on Monday, February 20 and will end on Sunday, February 26…

In Russia they celebrate “Maslenitsa” which lasts seven days, and this time is called: Pancake week. This is a past years article about Maslenitsa. (Link)

Every day this week has its own name and customs, which are derived from the name. For example:

Monday is called “a meeting”. With the first pancake it is tradition to give to beggars for them to mention the poor dead.

Tuesday is called “zaigrysh” (games). On this day, the morning begins with a funny game.

Wednesday is called “gourmand” (A gourmand is a person who takes great pleasure in food.) On this day, the hostess act on saying: “What is in the oven, First of all delicacies, of course, pancakes.” On this day Mother in-laws invite Son in-laws to eat pancakes.

Thursday – “razguliay”. On this day begins Maslenitsa full strength. As well as helping to drive winter away and bring the sun into play again. Example to do this, like riding horses clockwise around the village.

Friday – “Teschin evening” (Inlaws). Son in-law invites Mother in-law and treat them pancakes.

Saturday, the “zolovkiny chat” Sister in-law invites female relatives of her husband. If the husband’s sisters were married, the daughter of guests invited and their unmarried friends. But if the sister was already married, she invited relatives married. Bride daughter had bestowed their gifts zolovok.

On Sunday the last day of Maslenitsa is called “Forgiveness Sunday”. On this day, you should apologize to all relatives and friends for all the resentment, thus relieved of their sins before Lent. Also on the last day of Pancake week, you burn a man of straw – the symbol of winter. The ashes of the man of straw fly all over the fields – for a rich summer harvest.”

In the past I have made my wife pancakes with cottage cheese just like she likes them. She was a happy Russian… This year, I will have to wait until she comes to the Tiny Russian Village…

This year she will be in Moscow while Maslenitsa is going on…

Vova is ready to have pancakes right now and yesterday, we had pancakes, with meat rolled up inside them. He says, “Father Pavel will bring us a sack of special pancakes!” Father Pavel did just that last year, but I think Vova is early on his celebration. Wishful thinking?

This is a big Russian Holiday. Serious and huge Russian holiday…

Have a pancake today…

WtR

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, who has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home (&) Honestly, I have no idea how much to ask for, but is a gift of even $1 something you'd be able to consider, to help keep Windows to Russia online in a Tiny Russian Village?