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.
No one wins if Russia’s economy falls apart. Its trading partners — countries and businesses — are watching with concern as Russia scrambles to tackle a deepening economic crisis, sparked by plunging oil prices and punishing international sanctions. The ruble has been in free fall and is already hurting earnings at global companies with operations … More No one wins if Russia’s economy falls apart.
Cape Fligely, Russia Did you know that Cape Fligely, Franz Josef Land, of Russia is the most Northerly part of the country? This is only about a little over 500 miles south of the north pole. Don’t worry no Russians live there only walruses and whales. During the Cold War this was the closest Russia … More I found where Sarah Palin stood to see Russia.
Russian Air Force Decorates images of Medieval Christian Saints on fighter Jets The Russian air force has decorated three of its MiG-29 fighter jets based in Armenia with images of medieval Christian saints. “The pilots are sure that the faces of these holy men on the fuselages of their fighter jets will not only protect … More Holy Wars, Devil Dogs, and Naked Ladies?
Hi! I’ve been invited to write a guest post for my friend Steve for his fascinating WordPress site, … and since Intentional Communities around the world is an interest of mine, I thought I’d share some information on a particularly fascinating one — ….. that of Brook Farm, near Boston, Massachusetts, in the U.S.A. Thanks again to … More The Brook Farm Experiment
Skyline of Astana Life in Kazakhstan As I have done a bit of research on Kazakhstan I’ve been simply amazed. It is a country of incredible beauty, rich in history, and culture. I believe because of these treasures many will want to come and explore this exciting country of incredible contrasts. Interestingly enough Astana was … More Colorado’s Mirror Image – Kazakstan ” A land rich in Beauty”
Sunrise to Sunset 4th Edition Sunrise in Anadyr, Russia Looking to the east to where my heart once lay Solemn visions of the past torture my mind A new birth of hope comes as it may Gold and diamonds I did not find For what I seek, are not easy pleasures Money, fame, and fortune … More Sunrise to Sunset – Anadyr, RU and Adirondacks, USA
I would like to preface this post by saying that I’m not trying espouse any political agenda nor state my own religious beliefs with the following article. What I did find fascinating is the idea that a country’s values can change and swing to polar opposites as can be seen here. I’m also betting that … More Quietly in Russia “God” Speaks
Sunrise to Sunset Second Edition Amursky Bay in Vladivostok, Russia The Chinese name of Vladivostok is “Haishenwei”. In Japanese, the name of the city is “Urajiosutoku”. 1. In 1912, Vladivostok was the first city in the Asian part of Russia where trams appeared. 2. The most famous bay of Vladivostok, Golden Horn, has the same … More Sunrise to Sunset – Vladivostok and Maine
Sunrise to Sunset Today starts the first edition of Sunrise to Sunset. What I’ve wanted to do is show where the Sun is rising in Russia and setting in the United States. I couldn’t think of anything more spectacular than to start with these two. Sunrise over Moscow and sunset over Lake Superior. Both are … More Sunrise to Sunset – Moscow & Lake Superior
Something to reflect on in 2014 I thought I’d give everyone a small taste of what life is like here in Russia. I must admit I haven’t spoken a lot about what I’ve seen up to now, I’d say the reason is I haven’t felt truly qualified to say much. It’s like being an observer … More Happy Holidays – Something to reflect on in 2014
I was surfing the web and found this very interesting article on these spherical military weapons. It was all in Russian so I had to translate it. Sorry if it’s not the best. But it should prove to be an interesting read. In the bowl is a all one – the wheels , and the … More Russian Spherical Military Weapons
Life in Ethiopia About a month ago, I flew back to Ethiopia to live and work in the capitol city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. My government office established and runs the Gullele Botanic Garden, the first botanic garden in Ethiopia. Their main agendas are conservation of biodiversity, research, education and eco-tourism. So far, it has … More Mirror Reflections – Ethiopia & Russia
Life in Malaysia From the Expat Experience While Queensland is battling some of the fiercest weather I’ve ever seen, Loic is back in Singapore practicing his photography skills and enjoying cultural events. Nice for some. Here’s a few of the pics he took last weekend. The park across the road from our apartment (Fort Canning) … More Mirror Reflections – Malaysia & Russia
Life in the Isle of Man News from 2011 Back to the moon? The Isle of Man is the fifth most likely country in the world to return to the lunar surface Industry insiders have already said the island is already ‘punching above its weight’ in the 21st century space race. But although they are … More Mirror Reflections – Isle of Man & Russia
So seeing Russians trying to get a tan isn’t all that unusual. But they aren’t at the beach and waves you think you’re seeing…… well that’s snow. Now that I have you attention these are our hardcore sunworshippers catching a few rays in the middle of winter. It make you wonder how well goosebumps get … More Picture of the Day – Dec. 3
Life in Uzbekistan From Roadside Reports To me, the best way to travel with such a state of mind is by hitchhiking. Over the past few years, I’ve been hitchhiking some 30.000 km across Europe, Africa and Asia. And during these many kilometers on the road, I have started to combine this with the work … More Mirror Reflections – Uzbekistan & 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
Life in Kyrgyzstan A time for reflection Posted on October 26, 2013 My overseas placement and I have had a very interesting relationship. It’s been two and a half months and in that time, I’ve gone from hating everything to loving everything.. and back again many times, sometimes finding some footing in the middle. It’s an … More Mirror Reflections – Kyrgyzstan & Russia
The sunset was a bright orange over Mini Israel as we walked through the many miniature models of different sites from all over Israel. Will post a few more over the next several days. Hope everyone enjoys. Related articles A profound sense of dismay is spreading among the Israeli people that they are watching the … More Sunset in Israel
Mexico vs Russia Never thought I’d post this one, but here it is! The Crusher from Russia vs. The Mexico Masher Let the games begin. Related articles Mirror Reflections – Mexico & Russia (hague6185.wordpress.com) Who’s Crazier – Croatians vs Russians (hague6185.wordpress.com)
Earlier during the year this blogger visited “Life in Russia” and I asked her to write a post that she felt reflected “Life in Russia”, when I read it I knew it had to wait for the right season. That season is here! Thanksgiving has been celebrated in the States and everyone is in a … More Celebrating Christmas with Julia
We Have Our Reasons Foreigners are constantly told that Russians are surprisingly, “unsmiling people”. They write about it in their blogs and guidebooks , ask about it in person , share it with their friends and acquaintances . Indeed, we smile much less of other nationalities , but as it turns out , we have … More “Sorry” there are no plastic smiles in Russia
We can’t hold on to time but we can leave a bit of ourselves in each grain that passes through our hands as time slips by. It’s not in the holding but in the flowing. Like a river that passes over every stone it washes each one of us. It smooths us and polishes us … More The passing of “Time”
Life in North Mariana Island Well I think I’ve found my place on earth…. a paradise in the pacific! Landed on a pretty, unique and historical island in the Pacific, the Northern Mariana Islands belonging in the US territory. Currently, I am on a tiny island called Tinian, a place where the Legendary giant man … More Mirror Reflections – North Mariana Island & Russia
Life in Guam Guam is part of the United States but it has its own culture too. Chamorro’s are the native islanders here and they have a wonderful culture that was influenced by the Spanish. Guam is also very influenced by Philippines, Japan, Korea and the U.S. military. It is in the middle of the Pacific … More Mirror Reflections – Guam & Russia
Well it’s that time again. “Life in Russia” brought to you by an American Monkey in Kazan will be on vacation for the next several weeks. This last six months has been absolutely wonderful. I never would have thought my blog would touch as many lives as it has. It has been viewed almost 14,000 … More Stay tuned
Back in the 1960’s every little boy would spend time dreaming about having his own submarine. He would spend hours looking in the back of comic books pouring over the pages with different ads about building one of these for the purpose of taking it to a lake or even the ocean for exploration. I … More Russian Scientists Invent Pedal-Powered Submarine
Contributions by Russian Inventors The development of global scientific thought has been influenced by Russian inventors who have greatly contributed much to the world. Some of these inventions have literally transformed the world, some of them are debatable about who where the real inventors. What is known is all of us that we have been … More Top 10 Russian Inventions that helped change the world