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" / Association against "Depleted" Uranium Weapons:
[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…

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?