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

The Retrospective Foresight Saga (The Eternal Return of Russia Analysis)


Originally posted on Russian Universe:
Russia & the West. Pt. VII:?The Retrospective Foresight Saga (The Eternal Return of Russia Analysis) Bhavacakra A simple study of names and dates will prove that between the policy of Ivan III and that of modern Russia there exists not similarity, but sameness. […] At length Peter the Great coupled…

The flash light in Siberia, Nov 14, 2014 : a nuclear test in space // Le flash en Sibérie du 14/11/2014, un test nucléaire dans l’espace


Originally posted on PYROPHOR – Association contre les Armes à Uranium Appauvri et les Bombes à Neutrons:
[Français plus bas] Russia carried out a space nuclear test above its territory on November 14, 2014, and managed to keep it secret. Nevertheless the test was filmed by neighbouring people, and the explosion took place near Russia’s biggest nuclear…

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