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Tamonten  (OP)

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I have a few questions, I have been to Russia a few times and I know quite a bit about the situation, however there are a few things that really puzzle me.

1. Why are Russians so paranoid? I think Russia needs its name changed to Paranoiana.

2. Why is Putin being so expansionistic when there are villages in Russia that still have no basic services like electricity. Does he not understand that NOBODY is going to invade Russia and that if he would turn his attention to making a better life for the Russian people, like roads where the trucks are not axle deep in mud and other basic infrastructure that he could be viewed as the greatest leader Russia ever had?

3. Why does Russia not understand that if they would make their tourist visa procedure easier and not make coming there such a massive pain in the ass that the Russian people would benefit on the order of billions of rubles annually from tourist income?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23393274


1. Of you have paranoia it doesn't mean you are not haunted. You claim that no one is going to attack us, but all our historical memory is in disagreement with this notion.

2. What a nice example of double standards! How is welcoming back a bunch of population that considers themselves Russian and were forcibly torn from Russia is expansionism? Did you even consider a notion that Crimean referendum is not rigged? I have friends who've been to Crimea every summer for many years - and they confirm that what Russian media were telling about "Crimean Spring" is true.
And life in Russia is getting better with time. It really is. And that's why Russians like Putin.

3. Getting tourists is just not our first priority. Especially with our huge distances between different tourist destinations. I think that establishing more advanced infrastructure goes first.
"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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Do you drink Vodka?
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the question must have been.do you drink water?
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Are you hot? I love russian accents.

I dated a russian, but we ended up argueing too much since he was in the states working for the government on unmanned military robots.

How difficult is it for an american to move to russia?
 Quoting: Off Grid Lady


How should I answer it? O_o I'm baffled, honestly.

The main difficulty is finding work here. Without working visa it's almost impossible to settle in most of the countries, so it's always a first step.
"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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Tamonten  (OP)

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Do you like this song?


 Quoting: Paddy


Well, I'm not quite into quasi-folklore...
At the very least I prefer better arranged and performed one: [link to www.youtube.com (secure)]

I love russia , my dream is to visit Moscovo one day...
Why russian girls are the most beautiful of the world?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63181226


I hope you will be able to.

I've answered already about girls though: [link to www.godlikeproductions.com]
"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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Why do you all have dashcams on your case?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69199720


Car
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69199720


This one is simple: To have an evidence in the case of traffic accident to determine who was at fault really.
"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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OP, The U.S. is getting to be a very unfriendly place for older people. 1/6th of the population are Baby Boomers.

Most are starting to retire and seeking to move outside the country for places like south america and Central America. That does not appeal to me in the least. Those nations have made deals where the retired person can still get their Social security checks sent to them in hose countries.

Russia is a very big nation land wise. Russia should find a nice location and build a new city strictly for old retired americans. Many of us like Putin and would flock there. Lots of money to be had for Russia.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 55335790


Well, I don't see how establishing such deal is possible between Russia and US considering current strain in relations...

But also you should remember that most of this lands are into the same climate zone as Alaska. I don't think that Americans will express any desire to live there.
Though, I've heard of Americans founding farms in province in Russia.
"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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I hope the Russians love their children too
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 48857120


Well, Khruschov was just quoting Marx but people who didn't read his books misundersood.
Later, on August 24, 1963, Khrushchev remarked in his speech in Yugoslavia, "I once said, 'We will bury you,' and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you,"[6] a reference to the Marxist saying, "The proletariat is the undertaker of capitalism", based on the concluding statement in Chapter 1 of the Communist Manifesto: "What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable."

History showed that he was wrong, but still.
There's another variation of it as follows: "The only disagreement we have is on the question of land: who will bury whom in it".
"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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silly question here. who came up with city signs in front of Russian and Ukrainian cities?

example:

[link to upload.wikimedia.org (secure)]

I saw huge signs like this in most Ukrainian cities while watching footage. I like it.
 Quoting: Matjaz


That's the thing I don't know for sure.
Quick trivia search resulted in nothing too.
But I think that Moscow, St. Petersburg and some other big cities had such ornate signs even before 1917, and then Soviet architectors imitated it and made it into tradition.

Here's a search of such signs.
[link to klou.tt]

And this ones are of the towns near which I live:
[link to mw2.google.com (secure)]
[link to e-vanteevka.ru]
 Quoting: Tamonten


nice, I think they're spectacular.
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Do you like Alla Pogochova? Have you ever been to any of her concerts?

My wife loves her and we have seen two of her concerts here in the USA.

Do you think she will come out of retirement?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69461732


Well, not really.
She had some nice songs, but I don't think she's still able to perform. AFAIK, she did not sign without lip-synching since mid-90s at least.
She married some years ago and even had two children - via surrogacy though.
"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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Tamonten  (OP)

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If HAARP/Chemtrails heat the atmosphere of earth, Russia gains much more arable land. Do you think Russia may be playing a part in the heating of the Arctic region?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69209391


I don't believe in Chemtrails conspiracy theory. Mostly because I know from physics course how contrails are produced.

And about heating northern regions of Russia - I encountered an interesting solution in one book: deepening the sea at the north of Scandinavia to direct Gulf Stream along the Russian Arctic. But it's a faraway perspective even if it's possible.
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shill and you are not russian, your english is too good, sounds American.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 37449803


You are wrong. But thanks anyway. It means my English have become quite good.

Do you like vodka?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69916459


how much vodka do you drink?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 37449803


[link to www.godlikeproductions.com]
 Quoting: Tamonten


Exactly as I thought you are not Russian an imposter you are.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 37449803


Not drinking alcohol make me not Russian? Well, some Russians have the same logic I should admit. That's why I use "I'm driving" as an excuse. :P

Last Edited by Tamonten on 08/03/2015 02:23 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

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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I'm a huge Formula One fan, and I love the new track in Sochi. I haven't been of course and last year was the innagural event.

Have you been to Sochi?
 Quoting: Ouija_Bored


Well, I don't really know anything about Formula One. I'm just glad they did not try to build a track in Moscow. It would have been a complete idiocy considering a climate here.

No, I've never been to Russian South. The most southern of Russian cities I've been to are Saratov and Voronezh. I plan to go to Sochi and Crimea in a few years though.
"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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As a Blacksmith and minor Historian, I look at cultures by way of their metal work. Russia has a very impressive degree of Blacksmithing in past and even recent history. So my inquiry is in regards to the hammer of your Communist symbol. I have maintained that the hammer depicted is a one of ours, a Blacksmith hammer. Yes?
 Quoting: trueforger


Yeah, the symbolism was of "Union of Peasants and Workers", where sickle represent peasantry and hammer is a symbol of workers - metalworkers above all.
There's a monument in Moscow depicting Worker and Kolkhoz Woman that was originally placed in Paris during the World's Fair [link to en.wikipedia.org (secure)]

OT:
As I see it, one of the main errors of Soviet ideology was disrespect towards mental labor. It sounded like this: "There are classes of workers and peasants and a layer of intelligentsia between them." Interesting fact here, that North Korea ideology integrated intellectuals as a third "class", but they have their own problems too. Because it's fine to proclaim "self sufficiency" when you have a 1/6 of the globe's land, but doing the same on a half of Korean peninsula was a complete stupidity. All the rest - including outright dictatorship and starving population is just a result of that not quite wise decision.
 Quoting: Tamonten


I THINK YOU ARE YOUNG AND FULL OF SHIT

THE SOVIET UNION WAS BASICALLY A HEAVEN FOR ACADEMICS

THE REGULAR PEOPLE GOT TREATED MORE POORLY THAN THE WEST BUT THE ACADEMIC CLASS WAS FAR BETTER TREATED

THE SOVIET UNION WAS THE ONLY PLACE IN THE WORLD WHERE IF YOU WANTED TO BE A SCIENTIST THAN YOU WOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE A SCIENTIST

THE ACADEMICS WERE TREATED SO MUCH BETTER THAN IN THE WEST THERE IS NO COMPARISON

FOR THE AMERICAN READERS - THIS GUY IS PROBABLY YOUNG AND IGNORANT AND HAS NO EXPERIANCE OF RUSSIA BEYOND HIS APARTMENT LIFE

RUSSIA IS FULL OF REDNECKS WHO LOVE TO SCREW, DRINK AND FIGHT AND MANY LIKE GUNS, RUSSIAN GUN LAWS ARE A JOKE SINCE THEY ARE NOT ENFORCED.

BY THE WAY PUTIN IS 100% A CORRUPT AND LIFELESS PUPPET

HE TOTALLY DESTROYED ALL THE INDUSTRIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS OF THE SOVIET UNION

PUTIN DESTROYED THE RUSSIAN AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

HE DESTROYED RUSSIA'S EDUCATION SYSTEM

HE DESTROYED RUSSIA'S NAVAL INDUSTRY

HE IS DESTROYING RUSSIAN SPACE INDUSTRY

ALL HE KNOWS HOW TO DO IS TO MAKE DEALS WITH BIG OIL AND MINING COMPANIES SO THAT THEY CAN EXTRACT THE GOOD STUFF FROM SIBERIA AND GIVE SOME OF THE PROFITS BACK TO PUTIN

AND ALSO RUSSIA IS NOT HOMOGENOUS

RUSSIA IS VERY HEAVILY MIXED IN SIBERIA THERE ARE TONS OF CHINESE, TONS OF "ASIAN RUSSIANS" PROBABLY 40% OF THE POPULATION ARE ASIAN OF HAVE ASIAN BLOOD

IN OTHER PARTS OF RUSSIA THERE ARE MUSLIMS

RUSSIA IS A DYING COUNTRY LIKE AMERICA, I JUST WANTED TO HELP YOU GUYS FROM AMERICA OUT WITH THE TRUTH

I GREW UP IN SOVIET UNION AND HAVE MATH-PHYS EDUCATION

WORK IN AUSTRALIA IN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

TIRED OF THE BULLSHIT ABOUT RUSSIA

IT IS A DYING COUNTRY, MIXED RACE, REGULAR PEOPLE DONT FOLLOW LAWS, SOVIET UNION WAS MUCH MUCH BETTER
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 53347863


Try to type without Caps Lock and using more punctuation. My head hurts just looking at your post.

Foolish Russian nationalism you express is one of the things that destroyed this very Soviet Union you admire.
Also while academics were free to research what they wanted, they were not able to have any credits for their work. And a person who actually worked receiver the same pay as one who did nothing. That's another thing that destroyed the system.

And Soviet education and industry were destroyed before Putin came to power.

True russia is fucked because there are too many asian immigrants and people from the Caucasus immigrating, these mongrels need to be deported, otherwise there will be no more ethnic russians left. Poutine is allowing them in too.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 59854543


Same here - nationalism is a foolish idea for a country that was an multinational state for more than 400 years at the very least.

The Russian population is collapsing. Couples cannot afford to have children. At the rate of collapse there will be no ethnic Russians in a few years.

Just one more reason why Putin is one of the most dangerous men on the planet.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23393274


For the first time since long ago last year birthrate went above deathrate in Russia.

Last Edited by Tamonten on 08/03/2015 02:37 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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Do you like Pelmeni?
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Yes. Lately I've found a taste for pelmenies boiled in chicken broth.
"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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Whats the deal with that freaky Russian radio station that plays a type of horn 24 hours a day? I can't remember the name. But what's the word amonst the locals regarding that station?
 Quoting: El Penguino


Hm. Don't understand what it's about. I'll give an answer if I'll happen to learn something.
"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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how is welfare in Russia for those that dont have a job or a house to live in

is the birth rate in Russia still very low or is it increasing ever more so
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69537526


Not very good - that's for sure. That's the topic I don't really know. The thing is most of homeless here are either hopeless drunkards who managed to sell their flats to get another bunch of bottles, or people homeless by choice. All the rest are invalids who receive special care including hospitalization and often volunteer help. The rest have a fair opportunity to return to society. As a finest example - a menial tasks (cleaning streets and yards etc.) in Russian cities are usually done by cheapest labor there is (usually from Tajikistan and other Middle Asia countries). But it's quite clear that they'd rather employ a Russian citizen if he's not drunkard.

There's a major development considering birthrates lately. Last year he had a natural increase of population first since SU times.
"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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how is welfare in Russia for those that dont have a job or a house to live in

is the birth rate in Russia still very low or is it increasing ever more so
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There's a major development considering birthrates lately. Last year he had a natural increase of population first since SU times.
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that's great news! I heard last two years had increase in population and birth rates. Good job!
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5 star OP !!!
I can tell you're genuine.

When people ask me what I missed from USSR.... I say Celebrations and holidays.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69639867


Thanks.

Well, I have no memories of SU... But I can theorize that the during celebrations there was a rather big contrast with everyday life - that's why they seemed more spectacular.

But now... If you can afford those things everyday it loses it's splendor.
"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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Who do you or most Russians consider to be a true hero?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69857276


If I have to choose... The Unknown Soldier.
[link to img-fotki.yandex.ru]
WW2 - The Great Patriotic War - or rather "The Great War for Homeland" was just to great to pick one or two heroes.
That's why they are all celebrated collectively:
"Your name is unknown, your deed is immortal"
"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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Do you drink Vodka?
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the question must have been.do you drink water?
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Mostly different types of soda. I have difficulty drinking if the drink is not sweet enough.
"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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Re: I'm Russian ask me a question. Be it about Russia or a personal one.
silly question here. who came up with city signs in front of Russian and Ukrainian cities?

example:

[link to upload.wikimedia.org (secure)]

I saw huge signs like this in most Ukrainian cities while watching footage. I like it.
 Quoting: Matjaz


That's the thing I don't know for sure.
Quick trivia search resulted in nothing too.
But I think that Moscow, St. Petersburg and some other big cities had such ornate signs even before 1917, and then Soviet architectors imitated it and made it into tradition.

Here's a search of such signs.
[link to klou.tt]

And this ones are of the towns near which I live:
[link to mw2.google.com (secure)]
[link to e-vanteevka.ru]
 Quoting: Tamonten


nice, I think they're spectacular.
 Quoting: Matjaz


Korolyov is a home of Soviet and Russian cosmic industry. That's why there's a rocket on it's sign.

BTW, it seemed I was right about the origins of such signs.
Roads of Russian Empire were marked with milestones. And the milestones at the borders of major cities were ornate.
Here's milestones that were at the western entrance to Yekaterinburg: [link to www.dropbox.com (secure)]
"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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Re: I'm Russian ask me a question. Be it about Russia or a personal one.
how is welfare in Russia for those that dont have a job or a house to live in

is the birth rate in Russia still very low or is it increasing ever more so
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There's a major development considering birthrates lately. Last year he had a natural increase of population first since SU times.
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that's great news! I heard last two years had increase in population and birth rates. Good job!
 Quoting: Matjaz


Well, I have nothing to do with this particular "work", but thanks anyway.
"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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how is welfare in Russia for those that dont have a job or a house to live in

is the birth rate in Russia still very low or is it increasing ever more so
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69537526



There's a major development considering birthrates lately. Last year he had a natural increase of population first since SU times.
 Quoting: Tamonten



that's great news! I heard last two years had increase in population and birth rates. Good job!
 Quoting: Matjaz


Well, I have nothing to do with this particular "work", but thanks anyway.
 Quoting: Tamonten


chuckle its never too late.
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Tamonten what are the comments in Russian media about Kurds sytuation at this moment ?
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There are mostly experts talking about Kurds. I usually monitor several, but I'm now behind by several weeks on it.
For now I'll quote the answer I gave several days ago:

In my not so humble (I have some qualification to assess this matter) opinion and judging from the experts I've heard (namely - Evgeniy Satanovskiy (president of "Near East Institution" think tank) and Semyon Bagdasarov (director of "Research Center of the Countries of Near East and Central Asia" think tank), Turkey is already doing pretty much everything safe from direct intervention to help ISIS.
I don't believe that, judging from the Ukrainian example, Turkey can do something that will make Europe (I mean Brussels) open their eyes - if there's no direct approval from beyond the Atlantic. There was an ISIS attack directly from Turkish territory few weeks ago, no? Did anyone even bat an eye?

As I see it, Turkey is having another transition between "imperial" and "nationalistic" ideology now. The thing is - they are trying to build empire on nationalistic foundation raised by Otaturk. "The main thing that history teaches is that history never teaches anyone", as historians joke among themselves. Previous empire built on nationalistic phraseology had a very spectacular ending just 70 years ago.
As long as Russia stays current Russia with Putin (or someone of the same way of thinking) as a president, we'll never allow it to happen. We've done throwing away allies in hope of being praised. Even Medvedev who was naive to allow "no flight zone" on Libya has opened his eyes since then and won't believe another Western initiative. We are having practical commercial relations with Turkey - but Russia will never even consider paying for "Turkish Stream" with human lives.
 Quoting: Tamonten

"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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Are you a Trans-National that felt you were an American since you were little?

How comfortable are you around Pet Donkeys?
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No, never. I have some pull towards Japanese culture but never to US.

Don't know. I've seen a donkey only from a distance. On Cyprus, if I'm not mistaken.
"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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Hi. I would like to know if there are still secret cities in Russia or have all of them been 'outed'?
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Ignore it. I'll just quietly banning and removing his post every time. And all the posts that include hist texts too - including yours.
"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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Hi. I would like to know if there are still secret cities in Russia or have all of them been 'outed'?
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As far as I know during 90s all "secret cities" were revealed.
But I can't be sure - it is not a part of my special knowledge.
"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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Who do you or most Russians consider to be a true hero?
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If I have to choose... The Unknown Soldier.
[link to img-fotki.yandex.ru]
WW2 - The Great Patriotic War - or rather "The Great War for Homeland" was just to great to pick one or two heroes.
That's why they are all celebrated collectively:
"Your name is unknown, your deed is immortal"
 Quoting: Tamonten


That is a good answer. How do Russians feel when Americans say they won WW2.
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Nigel Farage mentioned once that journalists go missing in Russia.

Is the KGB still as much in control of free speech as before?
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Here's one of the recurring misconceptions which made me to create this thread...

For once, there's no KGB now. It was renamed FSB (Federal Security Service) and don't manage media. We have a bunch of other services to do this work (RosComNadzor - Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications) and they just monitor content to be appropriate: blocking extremist and porn sites and other such things. Cases are passed to FSB only in the case of uncovering some serious extremist organizations.

There are of course some journalist disappearing, being suppressed and other vile things. But none of that is by hand of Federal government, I assure you.
As a rule, if some journalist is prone to seek dirt, he'll be seeking it everywhere. If you look closely at the journalists that were allegedly "disposed of because they were targeting Putin", you'd see that they were investigating mafia, corruption on municipal level and many other things. They had a lot of enemies, but when they are finally murdered, Western and Western-aligned MSM blame their death to Putin personally without any other thought.
 Quoting: Tamonten


I call bs. You think you are free what did Gorbachev say he avocated? Democracy and socialism thats not freedom. And once more president bush stated. There is no greated advocate of perestroika( gorbachevs book) then the president of the united states. And the events that took place after.. There is astong case to be made that the soviets never died . millions of people didnt just wake upone morning and change there ideology. Instead they adapted. Infiltated america with the help of other countrys. And turned her into a place we all hate that the world hates. And spread a bunch of ccommunist tested propaganda ro confuse us. This is a plan to uultimately destroy america from within. How can you not believe that? Its documented extensively. Tou should read the naked communist its writin by a former fbi aagent and everything is referenced with the soviets own teachings.
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Who do you or most Russians consider to be a true hero?
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If I have to choose... The Unknown Soldier.
[link to img-fotki.yandex.ru]
WW2 - The Great Patriotic War - or rather "The Great War for Homeland" was just to great to pick one or two heroes.
That's why they are all celebrated collectively:
"Your name is unknown, your deed is immortal"
 Quoting: Tamonten


That is a good answer. How do Russians feel when Americans say they won WW2.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69857276


Depending.
If it's said in ignorance we usually try to explain.
If American insists, it could turn quite ugly for the most part.

There's also a different interpretation, that is more correct in wider historical perspective: "Soviet Union have won the Great War for Homeland, defeating Nazi Germany and helped United States to defeat Militaristic Japan in Pacific War. But US was the sole victor of World War 2 as a country which benefited from this war the most."
"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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