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Tamonten  (OP)

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Any of your chdren get sick from pollution that comes from overloaded city dumps around Moscow?
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Well, I'm yet to have my own children, but non of my friends and relatives are affected in any way.

I should note that the whole matter is overblown quite a bit. Firstly, yeah, garbage is definitely a problem. But unavoidable one. Moscow is an exclusively urban area with almost no free land to create its own dumps and garbage processing plants, so this burden lies on the Moscow Region (a separate entity similar to US's states in many aspects). And of course people of Moscow Region are dissatisfied with garbage from the city placed where they live. Another problem, that there's no free place dumps in several hundred kilometres radius from Moscow. Meaning, whatever you do, someone would protest. And the fact that people also dissatisfied with building of garbage processing plants. So, wherever the problem is dealt with or not, there would be some grade of dissatisfaction - and that's why it was mostly left unattended for decades.

If we are talking about health concerns, it's mostly about people living in close proximity to 3-4 of large garbage dumps. And while I do have some grade of pity towards them, my compassion is somewhat limited by the fact that many of those who protest live in new buildings. Meaning, they bought their property there being fully aware of garbage dumps and most likely thinking themselves to be very smart by striking a great deal. They counted on that the dumps will be shortly terminated and recultivated - a belief supported by realtors.

But mostly it's a political thing. This September will be elections of Governorы of both Moscow City and Moscow Region. So, now everyone is searching for every dirt -including a literal one - that can be used against acting governors.
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"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
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hey Tamoten just read some insightful comments of yours on that syria thread.

wanted to ask you about agni yoga and the roerich's legacy in case you are familiar with it and since it s kinda hard to reach russian info on net due to the language barrier
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Hi.

I can't say I'm too knowledgeable on the matter. Mostly I've heard of it due to the case of Master-bank and money laundering made with the help of Roerich's centre in Moscow. It led to investigation and confiscation of paintings.
It's not persecuted in Russia in any way, but apparently became home for some shady dealings sadly. Though it definitely looks interesting enough.
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interesting had no idea about that scandal.
personally i'd be interested to find out if there is still some spiritual custodian of that school in place in Russia. cause i didn t find anything, so my only idea was to contact the cultural custodians vause for that i found some organizations in Russia.
but now that you tell me about that scandal i m not sure if i could find what i need through the cultural proxies
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I don't remember it precisely as it happened several years ago, but I think that the whole Roerich centre was turned into one of the part of laundering scheme, yeah.
Personally, I'd recommend to refer to written accounts and so on. I do suspect that there are some honest followers out there, but it's hard to distinguish them.
Just one recommendation from me - if you see some organization with "Roerich" in its name actively demonizing Russian state in general, and Russian Minister of Culture Medinskiy - it means it's a part of organization I mentioned.
"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

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What does 'mypka' or murka mean?
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hey Tamoten just read some insightful comments of yours on that syria thread.

wanted to ask you about agni yoga and the roerich's legacy in case you are familiar with it and since it s kinda hard to reach russian info on net due to the language barrier
 Quoting: VenusRose


Hi.

I can't say I'm too knowledgeable on the matter. Mostly I've heard of it due to the case of Master-bank and money laundering made with the help of Roerich's centre in Moscow. It led to investigation and confiscation of paintings.
It's not persecuted in Russia in any way, but apparently became home for some shady dealings sadly. Though it definitely looks interesting enough.
 Quoting: Tamonten


interesting had no idea about that scandal.
personally i'd be interested to find out if there is still some spiritual custodian of that school in place in Russia. cause i didn t find anything, so my only idea was to contact the cultural custodians vause for that i found some organizations in Russia.
but now that you tell me about that scandal i m not sure if i could find what i need through the cultural proxies
 Quoting: VenusRose


I don't remember it precisely as it happened several years ago, but I think that the whole Roerich centre was turned into one of the part of laundering scheme, yeah.
Personally, I'd recommend to refer to written accounts and so on. I do suspect that there are some honest followers out there, but it's hard to distinguish them.
Just one recommendation from me - if you see some organization with "Roerich" in its name actively demonizing Russian state in general, and Russian Minister of Culture Medinskiy - it means it's a part of organization I mentioned.
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yes makes sense. i ll try to do some research and if your ok i ll write here the options i found. it s hard for me to do a more thorough research cause i.d need to check russian speaking sources and the Cyrillic makes it very hard lol

thing is that the spiritual lineages i connected most with are both of russian origin. one being helena roerich which even in her living time broke relations with the us teosophical branch cause she felt the other side worked for a different purpose.

the second is daniel andreev's roza mira.

being myself romanian i am of course naturally inclined to trust those with which we share quite a lot of things in the past, and also personal experiences strongly pointed in that way.

problem is in findng the true custodians of russian spiritual legacy :)

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What does 'mypka' or murka mean?
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Several things.

First - it's a general female cat name. From "mur", a representation of purring. In one book a cow was given this name as a joke.
Second - it's a nickname for MR512 mentioned above, from "mr" in it.
There's also a river in Ulyanovsk region in Russia, according to wiki.
But mostly it's a name of one "street song" of "cruel romance" genre - a kind of urban folklore.
[link to www.youtube.com (secure)] - this one
There were also movies named after the song, I think.
"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

Thread: I'm Russian ask me a question. Be it about Russia or a personal one.
Thread: From Rus' to Russia - grand concert on the Red Square, June 12th 2015 - please help with translation!

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Hi.

I can't say I'm too knowledgeable on the matter. Mostly I've heard of it due to the case of Master-bank and money laundering made with the help of Roerich's centre in Moscow. It led to investigation and confiscation of paintings.
It's not persecuted in Russia in any way, but apparently became home for some shady dealings sadly. Though it definitely looks interesting enough.
 Quoting: Tamonten


interesting had no idea about that scandal.
personally i'd be interested to find out if there is still some spiritual custodian of that school in place in Russia. cause i didn t find anything, so my only idea was to contact the cultural custodians vause for that i found some organizations in Russia.
but now that you tell me about that scandal i m not sure if i could find what i need through the cultural proxies
 Quoting: VenusRose


I don't remember it precisely as it happened several years ago, but I think that the whole Roerich centre was turned into one of the part of laundering scheme, yeah.
Personally, I'd recommend to refer to written accounts and so on. I do suspect that there are some honest followers out there, but it's hard to distinguish them.
Just one recommendation from me - if you see some organization with "Roerich" in its name actively demonizing Russian state in general, and Russian Minister of Culture Medinskiy - it means it's a part of organization I mentioned.
 Quoting: Tamonten


yes makes sense. i ll try to do some research and if your ok i ll write here the options i found. it s hard for me to do a more thorough research cause i.d need to check russian speaking sources and the Cyrillic makes it very hard lol

thing is that the spiritual lineages i connected most with are both of russian origin. one being helena roerich which even in her living time broke relations with the us teosophical branch cause she felt the other side worked for a different purpose.

the second is daniel andreev's roza mira.

being myself romanian i am of course naturally inclined to trust those with which we share quite a lot of things in the past, and also personal experiences strongly pointed in that way.

problem is in findng the true custodians of russian spiritual legacy :)
 Quoting: VenusRose


You are welcome. Ask any time.
"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

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Thread: From Rus' to Russia - grand concert on the Red Square, June 12th 2015 - please help with translation!

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здарова. я тоже русский но живу в штатах.
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What does 'mypka' or murka mean?
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Several things.

First - it's a general female cat name. From "mur", a representation of purring. In one book a cow was given this name as a joke.
Second - it's a nickname for MR512 mentioned above, from "mr" in it.
There's also a river in Ulyanovsk region in Russia, according to wiki.
But mostly it's a name of one "street song" of "cruel romance" genre - a kind of urban folklore.
[link to www.youtube.com (secure)] - this one
There were also movies named after the song, I think.
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Can you explain the nickname thing more, thats the one I'm curious about.

Thank yiu kindly.
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здарова. я тоже русский но живу в штатах.
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Privet.

Ya, konechno, rasshifroval, no voobshe tut nichem krome latinici luche ne pisat'...
"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

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What does 'mypka' or murka mean?
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Several things.

First - it's a general female cat name. From "mur", a representation of purring. In one book a cow was given this name as a joke.
Second - it's a nickname for MR512 mentioned above, from "mr" in it.
There's also a river in Ulyanovsk region in Russia, according to wiki.
But mostly it's a name of one "street song" of "cruel romance" genre - a kind of urban folklore.
[link to www.youtube.com (secure)] - this one
There were also movies named after the song, I think.
 Quoting: Tamonten


Can you explain the nickname thing more, thats the one I'm curious about.

Thank yiu kindly.
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The nickname is most likely just because when you say "mr" it's easier to add a vowel between them, and "u" is the quietest one. And from "mur" to "murka" there's just half a step, since "ka" is a natural ending of a word in Russian. "Mayka", "moyka", "stremyanka", "veshalka" and so on. In past small children for example tended to call cars "bibika", imitating honker sound - don't know if it's still true though.
But the name stuck most likely because of a song - since the song its pretty famous (mostly due to some old movies), nickname stuck. Actually, the song is stereotypical. I think, due to said movies if you ask any passing Russian what songs they associate with criminals, most will name "Murka".
"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

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Really interesting thread here! Don't really get opportunities like this often. I have a question that I'm not sure you will be able to ask. Are there any more stashes of the Mosin Nagants left in Russia? I know millions were made and now the sanctions have brought all Russian firearm imports to a stop, but hopefully one day that will come to an end and I can grow my collection =). Happy Victory Day to our once and hopefully sometime in the future allies!
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Is Putin really as good as he appears?

Or is he doing things to make himself look good so he can take over the USA?

Does he do evil things in secret?

I ask because I know some ex-pat Russians in American and when I asked them what they thought of Putin, you could see the very real fear in their eyes. They didn't say much - but obviously think he is very bad.
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I met some Russians at 6 flags over Texas and when I asked them what they thought of Putin I got the same thing, they refused to discuss it.
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Really interesting thread here! Don't really get opportunities like this often. I have a question that I'm not sure you will be able to ask. Are there any more stashes of the Mosin Nagants left in Russia? I know millions were made and now the sanctions have brought all Russian firearm imports to a stop, but hopefully one day that will come to an end and I can grow my collection =). Happy Victory Day to our once and hopefully sometime in the future allies!
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Well, I do think it's possible to find it, but you'll need to do a trough check - there are many fakes.
Also, small arms are not sold freely in Russia, so it may be a lot simpler to find it in some post-Soviet countries with more lax laws. Well, f.Ukraine for example.

Thanks for congratulations!

Last Edited by Tamonten on 05/10/2018 03:35 AM
"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

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Is Putin really as good as he appears?

Or is he doing things to make himself look good so he can take over the USA?

Does he do evil things in secret?

I ask because I know some ex-pat Russians in American and when I asked them what they thought of Putin, you could see the very real fear in their eyes. They didn't say much - but obviously think he is very bad.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 51892828


I met some Russians at 6 flags over Texas and when I asked them what they thought of Putin I got the same thing, they refused to discuss it.
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Most of Russian ex-pats left Russia decades ago. Don't expect them to have any special (from your neighbour) knowledge on Russia. They may know Russian, but political and social knowledge is limited to the media they consume and people they talk to. So, if they watch CNN or read some emigrant Russian press, their understanding may be no better than yours, duh.

Also with all anti-Russian propaganda going around, if you approached by some random person it's natural to fear loyalty check. Hence the refusal to discuss: there's no correct answer. If the one asking is some kind of an agent, you may be persecuted or forcibly recruited to some kind of activity with either of them - depending to which side's agent you encounter.
"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

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Thread: From Rus' to Russia - grand concert on the Red Square, June 12th 2015 - please help with translation!

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Here's a ? How do you exist knowing what russia has done in the past to millions in neighboring countries? Is it OK that the rest of the world judge russia as to what their crimes are? By the way....the rest of the world don't give a fuck for excuses.....we are just wondering why your kremlin might expolode....
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Here's a ? How do you exist knowing what russia has done in the past to millions in neighboring countries? Is it OK that the rest of the world judge russia as to what their crimes are? By the way....the rest of the world don't give a fuck for excuses.....we are just wondering why your kremlin might expolode....
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Back to you:
How do you exist knowing what US has done in the past and still doing to millions in countries all over the world?

[link to www.youtube.com (secure)]



Your question is based on propaganda. Old and stupid one.
I won't try to guess which one you are basing it at the moment, so examples please. I'll try to relatively calmly answer each one.

But here's the general answer:

[link to www.youtube.com (secure)]

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"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

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Hello Tamonten,

What's your take on Kaspersky Anti-Virus/Security, the USA government I think banned it during the end of the Obama adminstration, they even had it's retail stores purge all copies of Kaspersky.

With Edward Snowden being placed purposefully all over mainstream media years ago, regarding NSA eavesdropping and all... There was a Snowden documentary that told a story while he was holed up in Hong Kong, he sent someone to buy something at the local computer store to buy something, it was never revealed what it was, I suspect it was a copy of Kaspersky Security software...

Some in the USA do not trust it's domestic security software. What do Russians trust in terms of computers, software?

Do Russian computer experts or hackers trust Kaspersky products and services?

Putin years ago suggested that they go back using manual typewriters due to Intel CPU backdoors and other eavesdropping techniques.

I'm interested in your take on this whole subject! Russians general opinion of Snowden, does he have a Russian girlfriend, or is that his handler?

Thanks!
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The slavs need a spanking again. And this time, they wont be countering it.
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The slavs need a spanking again. And this time, they wont be countering it.
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"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

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Hello Tamonten,

What's your take on Kaspersky Anti-Virus/Security, the USA government I think banned it during the end of the Obama adminstration, they even had it's retail stores purge all copies of Kaspersky.

With Edward Snowden being placed purposefully all over mainstream media years ago, regarding NSA eavesdropping and all... There was a Snowden documentary that told a story while he was holed up in Hong Kong, he sent someone to buy something at the local computer store to buy something, it was never revealed what it was, I suspect it was a copy of Kaspersky Security software...

Some in the USA do not trust it's domestic security software. What do Russians trust in terms of computers, software?

Do Russian computer experts or hackers trust Kaspersky products and services?

Putin years ago suggested that they go back using manual typewriters due to Intel CPU backdoors and other eavesdropping techniques.

I'm interested in your take on this whole subject! Russians general opinion of Snowden, does he have a Russian girlfriend, or is that his handler?

Thanks!
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Well, I don't really use it. Mostly because it's too heavy on the system. Last time I checked it took from 30% to 40% of CPU on peaks.
As for computer experts - I do know that Kaspersky Lab works together with Ministry of Defence at least. I think it's a good measure enough.

Regarding Snowden - it may be so, but I can't for sure.
He's not very public here. Mostly forgotten, actually. Actually, lately he was only mentioned in regards of the Skripals case - that his security must be tightened to prevent some Western intelligence murdering him and blaming this on Russia too.

As for the manual typewriters - I believe they are still used sometimes. And even where not, in cases when security is crucial computers are not connected to the Internet and/or used some internal Russian networks. For example, I've heard that Federal Tax Service made their own nation-wide net over all major cities completely independent of any pre-existing webs.
"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

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"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
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Siberian Express... Vladivostok to Yekaterinburg for the 100 year Memorial in July. See some of Russia and pay my respects for family then back to Saint Petersburg with a short stay in Moscow. You up for a Coffee and Lunch there in Moscow if I can make it?
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Siberian Express... Vladivostok to Yekaterinburg for the 100 year Memorial in July. See some of Russia and pay my respects for family then back to Saint Petersburg with a short stay in Moscow. You up for a Coffee and Lunch there in Moscow if I can make it?
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Sure. I'll PM you my email now. I'm not always here, so it's easier to contact me that way.
"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

Thread: I'm Russian ask me a question. Be it about Russia or a personal one.
Thread: From Rus' to Russia - grand concert on the Red Square, June 12th 2015 - please help with translation!

Remember that future is always proceeded by its shadows.





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