Russia’s Bumper Wheat Crop Bumps itself to World’s Top Producer


Russia Becomes World’s Top Wheat Producer This is a story that will keep American wheat farmers quaking in their boots. This is all according to “a record wheat crop in Russia that threatens American farmers” reported Wall Street Journal. The Australian stated that Russia has become the world’s new agricultural superpower. A quarter century after the collapse … More Russia’s Bumper Wheat Crop Bumps itself to World’s Top Producer

Wanna Learn Some Russian? Satisfy Your Hunger Here – In English and Russian


Russian Drinks Vocabulary. Here are the top 20 Russian drinks with the word in English and Russian. It includes everything from water and tea down to hard liquor like vodka, cognac and whisky. The third column shows the Russian and the English version/pronunciation. 1 Drink/Beverage напиток – napitok 2 Water вода – voda 3 Tea … More Wanna Learn Some Russian? Satisfy Your Hunger Here – In English and Russian

Understanding the “Mysterious Russian Soul”


The Russian Country Community It was the Russian country community that played the major role in the history of Russia and development of it’s culture. Thus,to a large extent the significance of Russian values are the very thread that runs through the entire Russian community that binds them together. Interests of Community The community itself, … More Understanding the “Mysterious Russian Soul”

5000 European Cows get a Passport to Siberia to Ease Milk Prices


Russia’s ban on European Union cheese imports has driven up milk prices so much that French yogurt maker Danone is transporting almost 5,000 cows to a farm in Siberia to ensure it has an affordable supply. Russian Cheese makers are making more Cheese to replace EU imports Russia’s ban on European Union cheese imports has … More 5000 European Cows get a Passport to Siberia to Ease Milk Prices

Grave of an Alien Child or Destined Nobleman Child of Bosporan Warrior?


“The Grave of an Alien,” Burial Site  In the ancient necropolis of Kyz-Aul in the east of the Crimea, archaeologists unearthed the burial of a child who lived in the 2nd century AD. The researchers called the burial site “the grave of an alien,” the press service of the Archeology Foundation said. Scientists assume that the child … More Grave of an Alien Child or Destined Nobleman Child of Bosporan Warrior?

Kazan “The Birthplace” of Kazan Helicopter


Rostec’s Latest Helicopter Models Original Article: Sputnik – The Birthplace of a Flying Machine 13:22 26.08.2017 Russia’s Rostec Corporation is known for producing some of the country’s top military and civilian brands. Most of them, including the latest helicopter models, such as ANSAT, are now on display at the Army 2017 International Forum near Moscow. … More Kazan “The Birthplace” of Kazan Helicopter

Our Lady of Kazan and Mary’s Affinity for Russia


Mary Appeared to Three Shepherd Children Original Article posted in CNA Rome, Italy, Aug 12, 2017 / 04:02 pm One hundred years ago, at the height of a cultural about-face in Russia, Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Portugal, predicting and encouraging prayer for Russia’s conversion. Years later, a well-known and beloved Russian Orthodox … More Our Lady of Kazan and Mary’s Affinity for Russia

The Seven Wonders of Russia


Originally posted on therussianblog:
The Russian Federation is the largest country in the world. The Seven Wonders of Russia are seven of the “coolest” places in Russia, determined by a project organized by the newspaper Izvestia, Radio Mayak, and the television channel Russia. 1. Lake Baikal Lake Baikal (Russian: озеро Байкал) is the world’s oldest…

Typically Goncharov


Originally posted on A Russian Affair:
Goncharov (1812-1891) is perhaps not the most famous nineteenth century Russian writer, but he is most certainly one of the great Realists. He didn’t write much; some stories, a travel journal and three novels. One of those novels made him world famous, and according to some people it is…

Woke up this Morning asking – Who’s Eating America’s Lunch?


Contemplating What’s Happening in the World Today I woke up this morning contemplating what’s happening in the world today. I was dreaming of the future but was rudely awakened by the barking of a dog on a cool Monday morning. As I stirred in my comfortable bed others awoke to a much different sight one … More Woke up this Morning asking – Who’s Eating America’s Lunch?

New Species of Extinct Sea-Dwelling Reptile found in Russia


New Species of Extinct Sea-Dwelling Reptile found in Russia A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods) has been found in Russia and will profoundly change how we understand the evolution of the group, says an international team of scientists. Similar in appearance to a river … More New Species of Extinct Sea-Dwelling Reptile found in Russia

Stalin’s Cult of Personality: Its Origins and Progression


Originally posted on The York Historian:
Nikita Khrushchev’s ‘Secret Speech’ given at the Twentieth Party Congress in February 1956 denounced Josef Stalin for “[perverting] Party principles” by creating a “cult of the person of Stalin”. Though the term ‘cult of personality’ was coined in the 19th century, it was popularised in its use as a…

The Least Traveled Path “Lake of Artist” An Artist Dream Come True


Lake of Artists. Ergaki, Russia Ergaki is a incredibly beautiful natural park and ski resort located in the central part of the Western Sayan mountain range, it’s midway between the capital of Khakassia – Abakan and the capital city of Tuva – Kyzyl, Russia. It has become a popular destination resort among mountain hikers and … More The Least Traveled Path “Lake of Artist” An Artist Dream Come True

Returning Russia’s Modern Arctic Into a Northern Serengeti.


The Mammoth Steppe was Similar to the African Savannah During the Last Glacial Maximum, the mammoth steppe was the Earth’s most extensive biome.  The mammoth steppe was similar to today’s African Savannah. Unfortunately there is no existing comparison to it today. It spanned from Spain eastwards across Eurasia to Canada and from the arctic islands southwards … More Returning Russia’s Modern Arctic Into a Northern Serengeti.

Slavery – The Black and White Difference between East and West


  The Expansion East While United States was expanded westward, Russia was expanding east creating a vast empire. At the height of the Russian Federation‘s expansion it covered one sixth of Earth‘s land surface which is comparable to the total landmass of North America. Today Russia is one eighth of the worlds’ total landmass. As it is, it’s … More Slavery – The Black and White Difference between East and West

A Little Russian


Originally posted on Dispatches from the Asylum:
“Truly there would be a reason to go mad were it not for music,” – P. I. Tchaikovsky It was from the Austrian-born composer that some may have heard of, W.A. Mozart, whom we owe a debt of gratitude for Tchaikovsky’s dedication to his art.  At 14 years…

British and French forces decide to intervene to save besieged city


Originally posted on Midt i fleisen:
By Terje M London, December 5,1864 Yesterday, an obviously emotional British foreign minister declared that a coalition of concerned world powers have decided to intervene in the American Civil War. The intervention is a dramatic new development in this war, which has lasted almost four years. It was the…

Extremely Rare Quasi-crystal Found in Siberia


|Extremely Rare In Nature – a Quasi-crystal A type of crystal-like structure that is extremely rare in nature – a quasi-crystal – has been found in a fragment of a meteorite that struck Siberia in the Koryak Mountains. This type of quasicrystal has a structure that has never been seen before in nature or in the laboratory. … More Extremely Rare Quasi-crystal Found in Siberia

Russia – The Thorn in the Side of World Financial Powers


A Force of Light One of the world’s most famous psychics, Edgar Cayce, predicted that Russian President Vladimir Putin would be a “force of light” in preventing World War III from occurring amid the global turmoil we see today. His predictions were made over 80 years ago in a series of “World Affairs Readings” about … More Russia – The Thorn in the Side of World Financial Powers

Through the Looking Glass – An Adventure in Crimea


Bakhchisaray – The Former Capital of the Crimean Khanate We’ve all had that nagging moment when you know something just isn’t quite right. I had this feeling when we made the decision to explore the greater part of Crimea. What would we find, Ukrainians hiding under bushes or would we find heaven on earth? Was … More Through the Looking Glass – An Adventure in Crimea

Dolphin Research Coming out of Crimea


Do Dolphins Communicate with each Other? Dolphins have long been known to be intelligent creatures that use a unique way of communicating with each other. Findings of a new research, however, suggest that these marine mammals are actually able to have conversations with one another in a manner comparable to human communication. The clicks and … More Dolphin Research Coming out of Crimea

High Speed Railway between Kazan and Moscow – Coming at High Speed


German Consortium will Finance 2.7 Billion Euros German consortium has put forward a proposal to Russian Railways that it will finance the Moscow-Kazan high speed railway for the sum of 2.7 bln euros and attract up to 800 mln euros, First Vice-President of Russian railways Alexander Misharin told reporters. “It concerns 2.7 bln euros, plus … More High Speed Railway between Kazan and Moscow – Coming at High Speed

Siberian Parrots? – Yes, 16 Million Years Ago


Parrots in Siberia? A team of paleontologists who had been digging near Lake Baikal in Siberia since 2010 found a parrot bone among a treasure trove of fossils. Among the large bones of hippos and rhinos they found tens of thousands of bones and teeth from small animals. When sifting through this huge collection, a … More Siberian Parrots? – Yes, 16 Million Years Ago

Tula: Brand New?


Originally posted on RUSSIAN NOTES:
It has been a VERY long time since I had a chance to update this blog.  I look at some of my earlier entries and I see that Tula has changed.  It is becoming more groomed, more modern.  Many of the old wooden houses I’ve been eulogizing here will soon…

Russian Cat Fitted with New Two Prosthetic Legs


Russian Cat Fitted with New Two Prosthetic Legs Veterinarians in Novosibirsk have achieved a first for Russia: restoring mobility to a cat by implanting two prosthetic legs after an amputation surgery. Within a day of the operation, the animal was able to begin walking again, according to the Takie Dela website. Ellie the cat was … More Russian Cat Fitted with New Two Prosthetic Legs