Crimean Self-Determination or Russian Annexation?


Originally posted on Summa Amare:
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) are both introduced with articles on the right to self-determination. The principle of self-determination as jus cogens or an indisputable norm in international law nevertheless remains ambiguous, particularly relating to…

World’s Longest Suspension Footbridge – In Russia


The Longest Suspension Footbridge in the World The SkyBridge in Sochi, Russia has been recognised as the longest suspension footbridge in the world. The bridge “Skypark” itself opened in July of 2014 and has become one of Sochi’s favorite attractions. 439-Metre-Long SkyBridge The 439-metre-long SkyBridge lies 207 metres above the Krasnaya Polyana valley, and forms … More World’s Longest Suspension Footbridge – In Russia

The Worlds’ only Desert Above the Artic Circle – In Russia


The Results of Over Fishing In what once was the hunting grounds of the Nenets the town of Shoyna became a seaport that supported a thriving fishing fleet during soviet times. This once quaint village is located on the coast of the White Sea in the Arkhangelsk Oblast region. The abundance of fish and other sea life led … More The Worlds’ only Desert Above the Artic Circle – In Russia

Blonde cargoes: Finnish children in the slave markets of medieval Crimea


Originally posted on A Blast From The Past:
Testing a female captive’s teeth in an eastern slave market. The horrors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade have left an ineradicable mark on history. In the course of a little more than three and a half centuries, 12.5 million prisoners – at least two-thirds of them men destined for a…

The Valley Of White Stones – The Legend Behind Kuthiny Baty


The Valley of White Stones At the southern tip of the Kamchatka Peninsula lies one of the most fascinating geological formations in all of Russia. It is called the Valley of White Stones that was formed thousands of years ago after a massive volcanic explosion rocked the entire area. This amazing formation is part of … More The Valley Of White Stones – The Legend Behind Kuthiny Baty

The Land of “Narzan” – Drink of the Gods – An Adygea Tale


  The Birthplace of “Narzan” This is the birthplace of “Narzan” – a Circassian name for the drink of the gods (Narts), a natural mineral water, a glacier fed spring that takes six years to arrive at its source. This is a land rich in waterfalls, caves, rock formations suitable for climbing, gorges, canyons, rivers, alpine … More The Land of “Narzan” – Drink of the Gods – An Adygea Tale

Hoard of 17th Century Spanish Coins Found on Crimean Peninsula


Hoard of Spanish Coins Found SOCHI, May 19./TASS/. Archeologists have found a hoard of 17th century Spanish coins at the site where the momentous bridge is being built between the Crimean Peninsula and mainland Russia, the Krymsky Most (Crimean Bridge) information center said on Wednesday. Copper Talisman of Rodent Teeth  During the numerous excavations they found … More Hoard of 17th Century Spanish Coins Found on Crimean Peninsula

A New Jawdropping Discovery in Siberia – The Newest Wonder of the World


Photography by: Alexander Krivoshapkin Ancient Warriors Frozen in Time Deep in the heart of the expansive Sakha Republic in the middle of the bare tundra stand the rarely if ever photographed Sundrun Pillars. Standing like frozen warriors in time these citadels having been watching over the land for eons. These first eerie images were captured by … More A New Jawdropping Discovery in Siberia – The Newest Wonder of the World

An Upside Down Version of Reality?


Orginal Article by: By John Beacham May 04, 2016 Who’s Doing the Real Saber Rattling? On May 3, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, in Germany for a NATO ceremony, accused Russia of “nuclear saber-rattling.” A very serious claim, if true. Carter said, “Moscow’s nuclear saber-rattling raises troubling questions about Russia’s leaders’ commitment to strategic stability.” This … More An Upside Down Version of Reality?

Russian Robot Escapes from it’s Lab – “Freedom at Last”


Promobot Escapes to “Freedom” Shortlived  Motorists in the central Russian city of Perm were left confused this week when traffic was temporarily halted by a robot called Promobot, which had escaped from a nearby research lab. Oleg Kivokurtsev, Promobot’s co-founder said, “Everything stopped”. “It’s not every day that people meet a robot, I guess. There was a … More Russian Robot Escapes from it’s Lab – “Freedom at Last”

The Simple Life at the End of a Rail Line in Russia


Photos by: Maxim Zmeyev The Line Literally Stops Here For many Russians living in remote communities, life couldn’t exist without the railroad. In the small village of Kalach in the Sverdlovsk Oblast, only a dozen or so residents call the forested town home, and their numbers are dwindling. Kalach is the terminus of the local narrow-gauge railway — … More The Simple Life at the End of a Rail Line in Russia

Why Does the American Establishment Hate Russia So Much?


Originally posted on Russia Observer:
https://gianalytics.org/869-why-does-the-american-establishment-hate-russia-so-much JRL/2016/83/5 First of all, let me start by saying I don’t know why the American Establishment is so obsessed about Russia. I can’t think of any good reason why it should be. All Russia wants is a quiet life so that it can rebuild things – as Putin himself…

Russia’s Immortal Regiment – Never to be Forgotten


Immortal Regiment in the Streets of Moscow The Soviet Union lost 13 percent of its population from 1941 to 1945. Almost every family lost at least one member, and survivors were often wounded or imprisoned. The consistent bombing and artillery fire on many cities resulted in vast destruction of residential areas in addition to military and industrial sites. Families were crowded into one small room and were fortunate if there was … More Russia’s Immortal Regiment – Never to be Forgotten

The Shopping Experience in Russia


The Russian Shopping Experience There are two experiences when shopping for food in Russia. A Russian supermarket (in Russian – Суперма´ркет) is just like a Western one, no surprises here except for serious-looking guards at the entrance who might want to check the contents of your bags. One difference is that they provide lockers for bags which are … More The Shopping Experience in Russia

Made In Kazan – Changing Things For the Better


Made in Kazan – Master Classes – Changing Things For the Better Made in Kazan, a two-day programme of master classes by prominent international urbanists, has been going in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan in Russia. Over the last several days Kazan has hosted the fifth edition of the educational forum, which is devoted to … More Made In Kazan – Changing Things For the Better

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates – In Russia’s Far East They Have Created Chocolate that may Extend Life Expectany


Forrest Gump once said that life is like a box of chocolates and, as it turns out, it might be just that. Researchers in the Russian Far East recently created ‘Sea Masterpiece’ chocolate, which can increse life expectancy. VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) – Scientists in the Russian Far East Primorsky Territory created a chocolate with sea urchin and starfish … More Life is Like a Box of Chocolates – In Russia’s Far East They Have Created Chocolate that may Extend Life Expectany

120-YEAR-OLD RUSSIAN MAKES IT INTO THE RECORD BOOKS


A resident of the Krasnoyarsk region, Tanzilya Bisembeeva, hit the Russian Book of Records as the oldest person on the planet – on March 14, 2016 she turned 120 years old. A 120-year-old Russian woman has entered the record books as the second longest-living person in the world, the Rossiskaya Gazeta newspaper reported Thursday. Born … More 120-YEAR-OLD RUSSIAN MAKES IT INTO THE RECORD BOOKS