The four Asian Tigers along with representatives from other countries including the US, UK, China, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, South Africa, Philippines, Argentina, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, , Azerbaijan, India, Norway,Ireland, Israel, Australia, Malaysia, UAE and other countries meet with the Russia at the Eastern Economic Forum, which took place on September 3-5 in Vladivostok. The results of … More “Russian Bear” meets with “Asian Tigers”
High Speed Rail Coming to Russia Technicians in Fuzhou test the new CRH380A electric high-speed train on April 9, 2015. (File photo/Xinhua) A Chinese-Russian consortium that includes the “world’s largest railways designer” is hoping to win the competition to design Russia’s first high-speed rail line, according to the Shanghai-based Guancha Syndicate. Citing Russian media sources, … More High Speed Rail Coming to Russia – Soon
The Future is Here Russia’s federal government has set aside RUB 6 billion (€81.2 million) in 2015 to design its planned high-speed railway between Moscow and Kazan. Russian Railways (RZD) is planning to issue a tender in 2015 to select a partner to conduct surveying and project design work for the 770-kilometre Russian-gauge railway. The … More Russian government commits funding to Moscow-Kazan HSR
Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus Could all dinosaurs have had feathers? Up until this find in Russia it’s been debated if all Dinosaurs had feathers. Over 30 species of non-avian dinosaurs this have been confirmed, either from direct fossilized evidence of quills, or other indicators, such as quill knobs. All of those dinosaurs that were confirmed to be … More Dinosaur Found in Russia Might Prove that All Dinosaurs had “Feathers”
Santa Found Partying in Finland I did a post several weeks ago about the whereabouts of Santa’s real residence with the promise of doing an investigation of his possible outsourcing of manufacturing gifts to China and other countries. It was very curious since finding his real residence was a very tedious job. It seems that … More Did Santa shoot and eat all the reindeer and fire all the elves? – A follow up on Santa’s whereabouts
This question needed some answers since in a earlier post both Canada and Russia seem to lay claim to the physical address of Santa. But something very curious happened as I began to investigate this man’s whereabouts. See it seems that he has multiple residences and even has his own village in Finland, now I … More So where does Santa Claus live anyway?
1925 – Russia’s Caucasus Pamir Range, the Vanch Mountains In the surroundings of the little known Caucasus Pamir range during the year of 1925. The Red Army was relentless pursuing the White Russian Army which had been earlier that year ousted from Russia. While they had searched for them in the rugged terrain they heard … More Account of Russian Kaptar in Caucasus Mountains
Life in Honduras Oh, how I love to see toucans! I’ve been hearing them a lot lately. They have a very distinctive call. But usually they are obscured by tree foliage so I can’t get any kind of decent photo. This one posed for us for several minutes. He very kindly waited while I ran … More Mirror Reflections – Honduras & Russia
Come and swing with me as I celebrate my 57th year on the planet Okay, okay so Russia does some strange things to a person’s mind. But let’s have some fun anyway. Oh by the way it’s also been a year since I started this blog “Woooopppiiiieeee” Related articles Mirror Reflections – China & Russia … More It’s a day to celebrate – 57 years on the planet
This is a very special Mirror Reflections After 130 countries to visit my blog, China came to visit. Something honestly I wasn’t sure could even happen with how things are regulated there. Welcome to “Life in Russia” Life in China First day in China We left Raleigh this morning right before 8am, had a brief … More Mirror Reflections – China & Russia
So you may be asking is that me with the Giant Asian Hornet on my nose? No, this is Kurt Bell who was kind enough to allow me to use this photo. But there is a reason why I show you this fascinating hornet. Last year during my second visit to Russia the wife, family … More What’s that on your nose? – “A giant Asian hornet” you say
Buryatia Buryatia History Buryatia as one of the beautiful regions of the East Siberia strikes everyone with amazing diversity of nature organically combining grandeur and might of Baikal, boundless taiga space, deep rivers and snow-covered tops of the Sayan mountain ridges. From the ancient times different ethnic groups and Peoples inhabited the territory of the … More Buryatia Republic – Land of the “Raindeer Stones”
Ugandan Leopards Animal protection groups in Uganda have become increasingly worried about the growth of illegal poaching of leopards recently. Two leopards were killed by poachers within one month, which is an usual phenomenon, said Uganda Wildlife Education Center. Henry Kayondo, a breeder at Uganda Wildlife Education Center, found the second dead leopard. He said … More Mirror Reflection – Uganda & Russia
As we can see the Russian Banya is loved by every culture far and wide, the question is why is there such an attraction? In Russian folklore there is a story that the banya was inhabited by a spirit known as Bannik. Bannik was said to have the ability to predict the future. If one … More So what’s all the fuss about a “Russian Banya”
In the Altai Republic on it’s disputed border China a grave site was found which held the Siberian Maiden. This was the area of a once flourishing culture and because of its location it benefited from the many trade routes and caravans of merchants passing through the Altay Mountains. The burial happened sometime between the … More Ancient Priestess, Warrior Chief of Siberia?