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
Finding – “Paradise” Have you ever felt like you’ve fallen asleep in hell and the next morning found yourself in Paradise? The road from Simferopol to Sudak is over a two-hour drive with the beginning being fairly straight going, but toward the end it begins to take many twists and turns and neither the wife … More Noviy Svet – A Little Piece Of Paradise
Crimean Coastline near Noviy Svet The wife and I just had a wonderful vacation on the Crimean Coastline, over the next several days I will be posting my thoughts on this wonderful place called Crimea. I also got to talk to many Crimeans’ that shared with me their thoughts about the referendum. I don’t want … More Here’s a Little Taste of What’s to Come
Not Your Average House Pet Meet Stepan, a 7ft. Russian Brown Bear who was adopted by Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko of Moscow, Russia. Stepan was found wandering in a forest by hunters when he was 3 months old, today he’s 23 years old and not only extremely domesticated but probably more civilized than most young … More Bedtime Story for Adopted Russian Brown Bear
The Kazan leg of the FINA Diving World Series will bring together 71 athletes and 51 team officials representing 13 nations. 10 of them are from Russia. This leg’s lineup of divers is expected to be the strongest. 16 diving officials (10 internationally certified judges and 6 national ones) will oversee the tournament. The competition … More FINA Diving World Series – Kazan, Russia
Orginally posted on: Russian Dachnik Movement Introduction The Russian Dacha and the Dachnik movement have been around for more than 100 years and the home garden for more than 1,000. The Dacha is typically a one-room cottage perched on one hectare of land—large enough to grow fruits and vegetables to support a single family via intense, … More The Dachnik Movement
Rare Sundog Over Kazan Source: UPI KAZAN, Russia, March 17 (UPI) — A rare optical illusion giving the appearance of three suns in the sky was caught on camera over a Russian city where ice crystals gathered in the atmosphere. The video shows what appears to be three suns in the sky over the city … More Rare Sundog Over Kazan
Originally posted on: Pravda There are about 6.32 million American citizens living abroad, of those about 30,000 chose Russia, according to the Association of Americans Resident Overseas. Over the past 20 years, expatriate communities in Russia, mainly in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, have been growing substantially. Americans move to Russia for many reasons: education, employment or … More East or West your New Russian Home will always be the Best – Or Escaping Liberal Totalitarianism in America
He was Unaware of Being Raised in Abject Poverty Little Irving Berlin was born on May 11, 1888, one of eight children of Moses and Lena Lipkin Beilin. According to his daughter, Mary Ellin Barrett, claimed that his birth city was Tyumen, Siberia. . His father, a cantor in a synagogue, uprooted the family to … More Irving Berlin of “God Bless America” was born in Russia
One of the Last Untouched Wilderness Areas The Altai-Sayan ecoregion is one of the last remaining untouched areas of the world. The Altai-Sayan Ecoregion situated on the boundary between Siberian taiga forests and Central Asian deserts stands out from its surrounding territories with its unique diversity of animal and plant worlds. See more here. Most … More A Reason to Visit Russia – The Sayan Mountains
Why is Putin so Popular in the U.S.? A 2014 Gallup poll showed that only 19% of Americans had a favorable opinion of Russian president Vladimir Putin. At the same time, in MSM articles on Putin one will usually find a fair share of his defenders in the comments section. We noticed the same phenomenon among … More Why is Putin so Popular in the U.S.?
Life in Swaziland Sometimes you just got to let the kids tell the story. We as adults always want to complicate things. Here’s what kids like to do in Swaziland. ◊ ◊ Life in Russia And just like kids in Swaziland, kids in Russia like to have their fun too. Just in a little different … More Mirror Reflections – Swaziland & Russia
Just found this video and had to share it. This is a little old grandma (babushka) here in Russia that tells Obama what she thinks. For more info see here.
10. All Russians are communists. Russia had a communist government when it became part of the Soviet Union in 1922. But it wasn’t a communist state before that and it hasn’t been since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. In fact, the Russian government was occasionally criticized in the 1990s for having too few regulations … More Some misconceptions about Russia and Russians.
10. The Whole System is Broken A plumber is sent to the gulag as a political prisoner. An intellectual asks him, “You are a plumber. What could you have possibly done?” The plumber replies “I was called to the politburo office to check some problem with the sewage pipes. I told them that the whole … More Top Ten Russian Jokes
The Why’s & The Wise Ideology: Russia’s key policy goal is blocking American efforts to shape the region. Why is Syria so important to Russia? Russia leases a naval facility at the Syrian port of Tartus, giving the Russian navy its only direct access to the Mediterranean, Mankoff said. See more information here. President Putin has … More Russia, Iran, and China Standing with Syria’s Government – A Balance of Power
Russia’s Pocket In the heartland of Russia, Nizhny Novgorod is the fifth largest city after Moscow and St. Petersburg with approximately 1.25 million people. It’s early history begins in the 13th century supporting the Makaryev Fair which became the commercial hub for exporting Russian goods. During soviet times the city was closed to foreign visitors in order … More A Reason to Visit Russia – Niztniy Novgorod – Russia’s Pocket
Discovery of Environmentally Friendly Catalyst for Industrial Polyethylene Production A researcher at Alexander Butlerov Institute of Chemistry, Kazan Federal University in Russia, Alia Khusnuriyalova has discovered a new environment-friendly catalyst for industrial polyethylene production. The newly discovered catalyst will be helpful in polyethylene production, which is used for transporting gas and oil pipelines, synthetic … More Environmental Discovery Made at Kazan State University
Guest Bloggers Wanted Sometimes it takes backing up a bit and working things out, fine tuning, adjusting and learning a whole new way of putting together a blog. I’m sure many of you who have been faithful readers have noticed the changes that have developed here at “Life in Russia”. I felt after blogging now … More The Help Sign read – Guest Bloggers Wanted
Women make-up 46% Upper Management Workforce Is Russia A “Macho” Business Culture? During Soviet times laws were passed that enabled women to be more involved in the workplace. Irrespective of gender all adults worked in society and despite the West’s traditionally held belief that Russia operates under a “macho” culture. This simply isn’t the … More Women in the Russian Workplace and Businesses
Humility Humility is the solace of dreams not yet dreamed, brought by the nature of a babbling brook speaking softly into the ears of all who will hear.
I Dreamt a Dream of a Desert called “Chara Sands” I dreamt in a dream I found a desert surrounded by forests and mountains, I didn’t think it was possible. Yet everything in Russia is possible including this. But, you say, Russia is a land of forests and taiga, right? Oh, what you don’t know! … More Some seek An Oasis in the Desert others Seek a Desert in the Taiga – “Chara Sands”
While a crowd stood by and gawked, a young spetsnaz soldier stepped in to save the life of a young girl in Kazan. Originally posted on: Sputnik News A remarkable incident took place in Kazan, Russia. A spetsnaz soldier caught a girl who had accidentally fallen from fifth floor of a building in the capital of Tatarstan, a republic within Russia. … More Russian Special Forces Soldier catches 3 year old girl as She Falls from 5th Floor Window
Ai-Petri. Night, Full Moon. by Denis Belitsky on 500px Okay, So you don’t like heights! Neither do I! But you’ve got to admit the view is incredible. This is Ai-Petri in the Crimean Mountains. The name has Greek origins, and is translated as St. Peter, no not St. Petersburg, that was the previous post. Are … More Do you Suffer from Vertigo? – Don’t go to Ai Petri
Saint Petersburg timelapse from Georgy Tolstoy on Vimeo. St. Petersburg When we first arrived in St. Petersburg I must honestly admit I thought it was old and dirty. But that’s because we arrived at the train station and it wasn’t exactly the most beautiful part of town. What was interesting was the longer we were … More A Reason to Visit Russia – St. Petersburg
A Russian Rock Legend – Viktor Tsoi I’m always caught completely of guard when one of my students introduces me to something new about Russia. This time was no exception. “He’s a rock legend” , she told me, look him up on the internet you’ll learn a lot about him and the rock music of … More A Russian Rock Legend – Viktor Tsoi
If you really want to see Russia and all it’s beauty “The Trans Siberian Railway” is a great way to do it. This video shares what words can’t speak.
Harbor seals, grey seals, elephant seals — these all share a common habitat: the ocean. Baikal seals are among the few seals to live exclusively in freshwater. The only other species of freshwater seals are the couple hundred Saimaa Ringed Seals found in Lake Saimaa in Finland and the few thousand Ladoga Ringed Seals in Lake Ladoga … More The Mysterious Baikal seal
The Protagonist originally written on “Medium” The protagonist stood under the lamp-post lighting his cigarette, he contemplated his next move. Few knew his name and even less had ever seen his face. He could move about freely with a rare occasion that even a single person could ever recall his presence. Yet when he did … More The Protagonist
We know you do not believe in Religion In August, 1928, Hieromonk Dionysius told the following story to a pilgrim to the Caucasus: “Quite recently in the town I come from there was a priest, a difficult man. He liked cards, drank a good deal and was rude towards his parishioners. Punishments from the church … More A Message – Told to a Pilgrim to the Caucasus