A Story from The “Mystic Post” January 26, 2014 The Russian people will come to glorify God the most, the West has made civilization progress, but act as if they are their own creator” – The Virgin Mary at Medjugorje 1981 With America clearly in mind, Vladimir Putin declared, “In many countries today, moral and ethical … More Spiritual Revival in Russia
As the Ukraine situation has worsened, unconscionable misinformation and hype is being poured on Russia and Vladimir Putin. Journalists and pundits must scour the Internet and thesauruses to come up with fiendish new epithets to describe both. Wherever I make presentations across America, the first question ominously asked during Q&A is always, “What about Putin?” … More Who is Vladimir Putin? Why Does the US Government Hate Him?
I’ve got to admit when we first arrived in St. Petersburg I thought was nothing but a dirty old city, not a very good first impression. But as time went along it began to grow on me, St. Petersburg has become a destination and center of culture for younger Russians. I found out that there … More “St. Petersburg” A city of amazing contrasts
The Horrors of War Nobody knows the horrors of war better then Russia. It was only after I first arrived in Russia that I began to understand the magnitude of how World War II effected Russia. It seemed at that time everyone I spoke to had at least one member if not multiple family members … More Why “War” isn’t the answer. It’s better to bring a “Gift” not a gun.
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 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 Mexico From a post on Mexico’s Mystic’s Blog The Best things in Life are free. Quite often they really are free. Today we dropped by the Culture House in Puebla and saw a live performance of a Band called Bandula. And they were very good, great muisic, good costumes and a terrific performance, … More Mirror Reflections – Mexico & Russia
Alexander Begak, a Russian inventor unveiled his most recent creation earlier this week. “Evolution”, according to Alexander is the ultimate machine that can operate on land, sea and air. Alexander believes that the car would be great for hunting, given that it’s flying speed can set as low as 15 kilometers per hour. [Aerocar_2] During … More Russian “Aerocar”
Culture and Character Egalitarianism Egalitarianism is a social philosophy that advocates the removal of inequities among persons and a more equal distribution of benefits. This is rooted in the agricultural village milieu, not an invention of Communism. Peasants could not leave the mir without an internal passport, issued by their heads of household. Russians are … More Culture and Character of Russia
1. Underground Passages – where you cross the street without stoplights or the dangers of traffic. Most of them are lined with kiosks selling flowers, food, shoes, tickets to cultural shows, books, and other necessities. These “переходи” are especially useful during the brutal winters. Some are simple passageways, others are grand labyrinthine shopping malls. The … More Ten things Russians want you to know about real life in Russia.
1: Russians distrust anything cheap. (no wal-marts in Russia) 2: The English word “bargain” can not be adequately translated into Russian. 3: Although Russians distrust anything with a cheap price, they are fine with freebies. (Americans too) 4: A Russian who reaches high levels of power feels it his his/her duty to put … More So you want to know a little about Russians? Part I
Ten Things Never to Say or Do in Russia Sometimes, knowing what NOT to do is even more important if you want to fit in or at least produce a good impression. Read on to find out about ten Russian social taboos. Don’t come to visit empty-handed If you’re invited over for dinner, or just … More Ten Things Never to Say or Do in Russia
Struggling with a New Language Hello Everybody, I’ve started this blog to let everyone know what we are doing while we are in Russia. It is my hope to share with you our experiences, travels, hopes, dreams, hardships, and life in general here. I’ve been here in Russia know for the last several months getting … More Hello world!