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  • New model designed to explore Titans atmosphere

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    24 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Prof. Vladimir Krasnopolsky, researcher from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, has designed a new model that provided the latest data of Titan's atmosphere. The atmosphere of Saturn's ...
  • Russia loses contact with satellite full of geckos

    Russia | The Guardian
    Alec Luhn in Moscow
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Photon-M satellite and five reptiles on board will be lost unless contact can be re-established, says space industry sourceRussian mission control has lost contact with a satellite full of geckos slated to participate in a weightlessness experiment, in the latest setback for the country's space industry.The Photon-M satellite and its reptile crew will likely be lost and fall from orbit in a few months unless specialists can re-establish communications with it, a source in the space industry told Interfax news agency. The four female and one male gecko on board will die from hunger within two…
  • Faint EU Recovery Unchanged as Low Inflation Downplays Stimulus Attempts - IMF

    RIA Novosti
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    Regardless of little revision to EU growth forecast, Europe’s progress towards economic recovery is virtually non-existent falling victim to unacceptably low inflation, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced Thursday.
  • Клишина и Сидорова выиграли прыжки

    Легкая атлетика России
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Анжелика Сидорова и Дарья Клишина стали чемпионками страны в своих видах.
  • Beasley, the journey continues

    ESPN Feed: russia
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    DaMarcus Beasley has been historic for the United States, partaking in four World Cup's. Now 32, Beasley lands back in the MLS with the Houston Dynamo in hopes of another push towards the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
 
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    Russia | The Guardian

  • Russia loses contact with satellite full of geckos

    Alec Luhn in Moscow
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Photon-M satellite and five reptiles on board will be lost unless contact can be re-established, says space industry sourceRussian mission control has lost contact with a satellite full of geckos slated to participate in a weightlessness experiment, in the latest setback for the country's space industry.The Photon-M satellite and its reptile crew will likely be lost and fall from orbit in a few months unless specialists can re-establish communications with it, a source in the space industry told Interfax news agency. The four female and one male gecko on board will die from hunger within two…
  • EasyJet expects 14% to 19% profit rise despite Israel and Russia disruption

    Angela Monaghan
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
    Budget airline forecasts pre-tax profits of £545m-£570m, a range said to take into account impact of global political tensionsEasyJet has forecast a rise in profits of between 14% and 19% this year despite disruption caused by political tension in Israel and Russia.The budget airline said it expected pre-tax profits in the range of £545m to £570m for the year to 30 September 2014, up from £478m last year, assuming no further significant disruption. Continue reading...
  • MH17: Ukraine separatist commander 'admits' rebels had Buk missile system

    Shaun Walker in Donetsk
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Alexander Khodakovsky reportedly told news agency rebels may have received Buk from Russia, then changes storyA top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has reportedly said that the armed separatist movement had control of a Buk missile system, which Kiev and western countries say was used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines plane last week.Alexander Khodakovsky, who leads the Vostok battalion one of the main rebel formations said the rebels may have received the Buk from Russia, in the first such admission by a senior separatist. Continue reading...
  • MH17: Bodies arrive in Holland as Ukrainian rebel 'admits' missile system as it happened

    Mark Tran in London and Alan Yuhas in New York
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down by rebelsFirst group of victims' bodies arrive in NetherlandsBlack boxes from MH17 arrive in BritainEyewitnesses tell the Guardian of Buk system in TorezRead the latest summary 10.06pm BST We're going to wrap our coverage for the day. Here's a list of the day's key events. A rebel commander "admitted" separatist forces had a Buk missile system of the kind believed to have shot down MH17. Alexander Khodakovsky, of the Vostok Battalion, hinted strongly that the anti-aircraft weaponry came from an outside power in an interview with Reuters. Later,…
  • Calls for Tory MP to stand down as trade envoy over Russian business links

    Rowena Mason and Robert Booth
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Cameron's advisor Charles Hendry heads body promoting Russo-British trade as MPs urger stronger sanctionsOne of David Cameron's trade envoys and former ministers is facing calls to stand down over for his links to a pro-Russian business group.Charles Hendry, a Tory MP and former energy minister, is listed as president of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, leading an advisory council that includes one of Vladimir Putin's wealthy allies whose firm recently struck an oil deal with Syria and an ex-chief of the Russian arms company that designed Buk missiles. Continue reading...
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    RIA Novosti

  • Faint EU Recovery Unchanged as Low Inflation Downplays Stimulus Attempts - IMF

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    Regardless of little revision to EU growth forecast, Europe’s progress towards economic recovery is virtually non-existent falling victim to unacceptably low inflation, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced Thursday.
  • Unexpectedly Poor US Growth Rooted in Combination of Uncommon Events – IMF

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Although the US economy did show surprisingly poor performance in the first quarter, the trend will not take in because the factors underlying the decline are neither common, nor related, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced Thursday.
  • IMF Announces Weaker Global Growth Prospects as US Economy Slugs

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    The global economy is recovering at a weaker-than-expected rate largely due to poor economic performance of the United States, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced Thursday at the launch of its World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update.
  • Russian Stance on US Sanctions Backed by Some WTO Members

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Russia said at the General Council meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that Western sanctions against Russian entities violate the key rules of the organization and a number of WTO members support Moscow’s position, according to the statement issued by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development issued on Thursday.
  • European Commission Proposes Additional Sanctions Against Russia

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    European Commission submitted proposal on new sanctions against Russia in connection with Ukrainian crisis, as it was earlier demanded by the foreign ministers of EU countries, according to the press release issued by Commission Thursday.
 
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    Легкая атлетика России

  • Клишина и Сидорова выиграли прыжки

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Анжелика Сидорова и Дарья Клишина стали чемпионками страны в своих видах.
  • Сивкова победила с рекордом России

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    17-летняя Кристина Сивкова стала чемпионкой страны в беге на 100 метров с рекордом России среди девушек.
  • Чавкин и Рогозина – чемпионы страны

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    В Казани стартовала вечерняя часть второго соревновательного дня чемпионата России по легкой атлетике. Николай Чавкин стал победителем в стипль-чезе, а Светлана Рогозина выиграла бег на 800 метров.
  • Юджин. Второй день.

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    На чемпионате мира среди юниоров в американском Юджине россияне Евгений Лиханов и Роман Кондратьев до последнего боролись за медали в десятиборье, но в итоге стали четвертым и пятым соответственно.
  • Дисквалификация после финиша

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    На чемпионате мира среди юниоров американском в Юджине Ольга Шаргина стала второй в ходьбе на 10 000 м, но в итоге была дисквалифицирована.
 
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    English Russia

  • On the Soviet Beach

    team
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Being somewhere in between the sea and the steppe, two endless expanses, Yevpatoria gave people recreation and health. Its beaches were stretching for many kilometers along the seashore. Check out the pictures from the photoalbum dated 1980s. via dubikvit
  • The Flood Washes Planes Away In Magadan

    team
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:58 am
    The weather in Magadan is really bad these days. The city is flooded, the roads and bridges are being destructed, planes keep falling… This one was tried to be rescued. But its tail lies separately. This one is still in … Read more...
  • Heavy Belorussian Tractors For Missile Transportation

    team
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:34 pm
    The Minsk factory making wheeled tractors used to be a secret subdivision of MAZ company of Belarus. Its vehicles were carrying missiles, air defence systems and heavy equipment on Red Square during on the days of parades. Today it’s an … Read more...
  • Girls Dancing To Jacksons Music

    team
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Just a couple of girls having fun to “Billie Jean” of Michael Jackson out there in the camping area. Do you feel like dancing too now?  
  • Alternative Medicine In Kazakhstan

    team
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:38 am
    The methods offered by the alternative medicine of Kazakhstan are sometimes bloody and painful. Hopefully, they do work and help people. via voxpopuli
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    Sean's Russia Blog

  • Civilians Caught in the Crossfire in Eastern Ukraine

    Sean
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    The downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, presumably by a separatist surface to air missile, internationalizes a conflict that has already claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians and displaced tens of thousands of people. As we rightly express outrage over MH17, we shouldn’t forget that civilians are caught in the crossfire between the Ukrainian military and separatists. Eastern Ukraine became a tragedy long before MH17 was shot out of the sky. Only now with an international incident perhaps people will pay more attention. What they will find is a warzone in Europe once again.
  • Why We Can’t Let Ukraine Lose the Donbass

    Sean
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    By William Risch Last night, Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, told his nation that they were at war.  The Ukrainian government, after attempting peace talks for several days, was ending its unilateral ceasefire with pro-Russian forces in the Donbass region, which it has been fighting for over two months.  “They have publicly declared their unwillingness to support the peace plan as a whole and particularly the ceasefire,” he said.  “Militants violated the truce for more than a hundred times.” Thus Ukrainian forces, including the army, National Guard, Ministry of Interior…
  • Ukraine’s Refugees: How Many?

    Sean
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:53 am
    In my post on Ukraine’s refugees, I anticipated some questioning about the numbers of Ukrainians fleeing to Russia. I cited a MChS estimate of 30,000. It’s hard to pin down just how many people have packed up whatever they could and crossed the border. The Russians have presented various figures. Valentina Matvienko, Russia’s Federal Council speaker, gave an obviously exaggerated number of 500,000 refugees inside Russia! Another news report states that 80,000 have arrived in Rostov province in the last two weeks! Last week Russia’s migration service gave a figure of 80,000.I’ve also…
  • Off to an Unquiet Eastern Front

    Sean
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    By William Risch On June 23, Kyiv sent over 500 men off to the battlefields of eastern Ukraine.  Outside the city well over 400 soldiers, including at least one woman, swore solemn oaths to the Donbas Battalion, a paramilitary unit led by Donbas native Semen Semenchenko.  On Sofia Square in central Kyiv, I witnessed the swearing-in ceremony for soldiers of the Azov Battalion under Andriy Belitsky, leader of the right-wing political organization Social-National Assembly (SNA).  Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has employed both battalions to fight pro-Russian separatists in eastern…
  • Ukraine’s Refugees

    Sean
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:17 am
    One of the hidden aspects of the crisis in Ukraine is the growing number of refugees internally displaced and fleeing to Russia. This is a growing crisis that has mostly been ignored by the western press besides a few notable exceptions. Fighting and lawlessness in the Donetsk and Lugansk is driving people from their homes. As Alec Luhn states in a report for the Guardian: Appalling conditions in rebel-held towns have caused thousands to flee. The exodus from Slavyansk gathered pace when Ukrainian army shelling intensified at the end of May, with most residents going to the nearby city of…
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    Windows to Russia

  • Old Mill Stone (Millstone) Update…

    kKeeton
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:37 am
    I found the Mill Site and found the Mill Stone This is an update on the millstone that I found. To be exact it is the top-stone of two and I have yet to find the bottom stone. Most likely the bottom... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Template called: Coffee my Dear Watson…

    kKeeton
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    I was forced against the wall with attacks again coming from the USA. They tried to take me off-line a dozen times in the last week and many more before then. Part of surviving is an efficient... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sammy the Volga Gaz 310221 gets a new front end…

    kKeeton
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Yesterday our Volga got a surprise front end replacement? I and Sveta had planned to buy a certain part and replace a certain part. This made sense to her and it was the way I did things back in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • “Alrighty Then!” the Social Networks Say So… (Seriously)

    kKeeton
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Alrighty Then! Whether it was on purpose or not, the fact that America has run with the lies (about the Ukraine and Malaysia flight MH-17) and now backpedal faster than they ran amok in the first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What the Media Won’t Report About Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

    kKeeton
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Written by Ron Paul: Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    The Last Ditch

  • Home again

    Tom
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    Done, dusted Damp start in Epernay this morning I had two martinis and a bottle - not of Gevrey Chambertin - but a very fine Cote Rotie last night to wash down a superb meal. A couple of miserable old Welsh people at the next table gave the staff a hard time about speed of service while - behind their backs - sniggering about how many of them there were and how they needed a manager to watch them all and "keep them on their toes". I guess the grumpy old ***s were more accustomed to Golden Arches than Relais et Chateaux. They were at it again at breakfast this morning, complaining about the…
  • In Champagne

    Tom
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    In the old days, my late wife and I used to fly home from Poland or Russia, pick up her mum and drive to the South of France for a holiday. Our daughters were not keen on road trips with music selected by 'the elderly' so would fly down and meet us there. The ladies liked the Cote d'Azur. I liked the drive. Everyone was happy. The half-way point between Chester (where our house in England used to be) and Cannes was roughly in Epernay and so that was where we broke our journey. On the second such trip we discovered my hotel for tonight by accident. Since then it has become more popular with…
  • There was nothing sinister about my radio silence

    Tom
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    The trip is going rather well so far. I have not posted only because the wifi in our "villa" (a small word for a rather splendid 13th Century fortified house) was as medieval as the building. I don't want to quibble though. The house was wonderful and my friends and I enjoyed our time there. I had a splendid run from the French Departement of Jura, where last I filed a report. Lots of "tunnelling" a la Top Gear and beautiful mountain scenery including a long approach to Mont Blanc. I enjoyed almost every minute of my nine hours of driving that day. Speranza was on such top form that it was…
  • The romance of the Alps

    Tom
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    I am booked onto an indoctrination course in lieu of penalty points at present, so I drove very carefully to the Eurotunnel Terminal at Folkestone. I am, as they say in football, "on a six pointer." If I pick up another ticket before attending my course I will get back the previous three points as well as the new ones. So I experimented with the odd notion of total compliance. I left home before five am. At that time of day you would think it would make little difference and indeed I did arrive on time. However it was like driving in a different world. As the drivers of mommy vans passed me…
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    English Russia

  • On the Soviet Beach

    team
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Being somewhere in between the sea and the steppe, two endless expanses, Yevpatoria gave people recreation and health. Its beaches were stretching for many kilometers along the seashore. Check out the pictures from the photoalbum dated 1980s. via dubikvit
  • The Flood Washes Planes Away In Magadan

    team
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:58 am
    The weather in Magadan is really bad these days. The city is flooded, the roads and bridges are being destructed, planes keep falling… This one was tried to be rescued. But its tail lies separately. This one is still in … Read more...
  • Heavy Belorussian Tractors For Missile Transportation

    team
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:34 pm
    The Minsk factory making wheeled tractors used to be a secret subdivision of MAZ company of Belarus. Its vehicles were carrying missiles, air defence systems and heavy equipment on Red Square during on the days of parades. Today it’s an … Read more...
  • Girls Dancing To Jacksons Music

    team
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Just a couple of girls having fun to “Billie Jean” of Michael Jackson out there in the camping area. Do you feel like dancing too now?  
  • Alternative Medicine In Kazakhstan

    team
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:38 am
    The methods offered by the alternative medicine of Kazakhstan are sometimes bloody and painful. Hopefully, they do work and help people. via voxpopuli
 
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Putin’s Chess War

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    MOSCOW — Just as during the Cold War, when sporting competitions between the free world and the Communist camp inevitably acquired a political dimension, big sport is increasingly becoming big politics for Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the ongoing campaign for the presidency of FIDE, the World Chess Federation, that will be decided at the congress in Tromso, Norway, on August 11th. Two contenders—both of them Russian—are vying for the position. One is Garry Kasparov, the legendary grandmaster, the 13th world chess champion, and an eight-time…
  • Police Raids, Intimidation Greet Moscow's Campaign Season

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:56 am
    MOSCOW — The campaign for the 2014 Moscow legislative election began, as has become customary in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, with police raids. Last week, Russia’s Investigative Committee charged Konstantin Yankauskas, a Moscow municipal legislator and a candidate for the City Duma in the September 14th vote, and fellow election contender Nikolai Lyaskin, with “fraud,” conducting searches in their apartments. Lyaskin was released under prosecutorial recognizance; Yankauskas was sentenced to house arrest and will be unable to file his nomination papers at the electoral commission. Both…
  • Kremlin Prepares Election Farce in St. Petersburg

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    6 Jun 2014 | 10:48 am
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — This week, the Kremlin-appointed governor of St. Petersburg, former KGB officer Georgy Poltavchenko, became the latest in a string of Russian regional leaders who formally “resigned” their posts in order to seek early reelection on September 14th. Of the 30 gubernatorial polls to be held this fall, 19 will be early elections called because of the resignation or dismissal of the incumbents. The Kremlin and its regional henchmen want to capitalize on the temporary spike in support for the regime after the annexation of Crimea, and ensure reelection before approval…
  • Europe's Nationalist Right Votes for Putin

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    28 May 2014 | 8:17 am
    MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin may have suffered a setback with the successful presidential election in Ukraine, but he can claim a significant consolation prize. Elections to the European Parliament, held simultaneously with Ukraine’s presidential vote, resulted in a surge of far-right and nationalist parties—many of which are vocal allies of Putin’s Kremlin. In France, in a political earthquake for the country, the far-right National Front (FN), led by Marine Le Pen, topped the poll with 24.9 percent. Le Pen has been outspoken in her support for the Kremlin—a feeling reciprocated by…
  • Crimean Tartars Remember Exile—in Kyiv

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    20 May 2014 | 11:05 am
    The 70th anniversary of Joseph Stalin’s deportation of the Crimean Tatars—when some 200,000 people were rounded up and expelled from their homeland in the space of two days, between May 18 and 20, 1944—was a much more subdued occasion in Crimea than previous memorial dates. For the first time in years, the Crimean Tatars could not hold their traditional rally in the central square of Simferopol and had to gather on the outskirts of the capital after the Kremlin-installed authorities banned most public meetings. Worse still, the Crimean Tatars marked the date in the absence of their…
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