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160 ethnic groups Population — 142 million

Population 160 ethnic groups Population — 142 million A blend of cultures and religions Russia has one of the world’s most diverse societies – as many as 160 ethnic groups live there. The population of about 142 million may look like a lot but its density is low because of the country’s vast size. It’s also very unevenly spread, with…

Russian alphabet — Cyrillic

Language Russian alphabet — Cyrillic A tongue of harsh accents, alien alphabet and a reputation as being hard to crack… Russian may be all that and more but it’s certainly not the only language spoken in Russia. About 100 others are used across the country. But you don’t need to know all of them – Russian is official throughout the…

The bulk of Russia’s manufacturing base dates back to the Soviet era

Economy The bulk of Russia’s manufacturing base dates back to the Soviet era For over half a century, the Russian economy, like that of the rest of the USSR, was centrally planned The state controlled virtually all investment, production and consumption across the country. Economic policy was shaped by the Communist Party. The transition towards a market economy in the…

How cold do you think Russia can get?

Climate Winter — -10°C Summer — 20-25°C How cold do you think Russia can get? The Russian winter certainly guarantees plenty of snow and frost… but not everywhere. And it doesn’t last forever. Russia’s climate varies dramatically, from the deep Arctic chill of the far north to the searing desert heat of some inland areas further south. Yet, throughout much…

A Shocking Hostage Situation,

On Sept. 1–3, dozens of heavily armed guerrillas seized a school in Beslan, near Chechnya, and held about 1,100 young schoolchildren, teachers, and parents hostage. Hundreds of hostages were killed, including about 156 children. Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev claimed responsibility. In the aftermath of the horrific attack, Putin announced that he would radically restructure the government to fight terrorism more…

END OF THE WORLD…

Oh My God: You Found The End of the World… Now What are you going to do?

The illusion of freedom…

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back…

Gold is moving East…

Gold is being moved slowly, but surely to where the real power is and that is out of the west and into the east. If most people would wake up and use their head, they would know that fiat money is just paper and it won’t last or it will last as long as the next fiat paper currency is…


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. - Amelia Earhart