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  • Nicaragua-Costa Rica friendlies for World Cup qualifiers

    Russia News latest RSS headlines - Russia News.net
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Nicaragua's national football team will play three matches against Costa Rica to prepare for the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament. Ildefonso Agurcia, president of the Nicaraguan Football ...
  • US changes its tune on Syrian regime change as Isis threat takes top priority

    Russia | The Guardian
    Simon Tisdall
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Washington still hopes Bashar al-Assad will be removed from power, but is no longer insisting on it as a precondition for peaceUS backing for Syria peace talks hosted by the Russian government in Moscow this week is being seen as further evidence that the Obama administration has quietly dropped its longstanding demand that President Bashar al-Assad step down as part of any settlement.Russia, supported by Iran, has consistently backed the Assad regime since the civil war began in 2011, even after the UN implicated the Syrian leader in war crimes. The US government and the exiled Syrian…
  • Euro Slides to 11-Year Low After Greece’s Anti-Austerity Party Wins

    Sputnik International
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Traders said the euro fell due to the uncertainty of Greece's new course and its feared exit from the Eurozone.
  • I Всероссийская конференция организаторов марафонов и пробегов

    Легкая атлетика России
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    В Москве по инициативе ВФЛА состоялась Первая Всероссийская конференция организаторов марафонов и пробегов, на которой было принято решение о создании Союза организаторов марафонов и пробегов России.
  • Russian KHL president aims to slash salary cap amid country's financial crisis

    ESPN Feed: russia
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    The Kontinental Hockey League's president says he wants to slash its salary cap as clubs struggle financially in Russia's economic crisis.
 
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    Russia | The Guardian

  • US changes its tune on Syrian regime change as Isis threat takes top priority

    Simon Tisdall
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Washington still hopes Bashar al-Assad will be removed from power, but is no longer insisting on it as a precondition for peaceUS backing for Syria peace talks hosted by the Russian government in Moscow this week is being seen as further evidence that the Obama administration has quietly dropped its longstanding demand that President Bashar al-Assad step down as part of any settlement.Russia, supported by Iran, has consistently backed the Assad regime since the civil war began in 2011, even after the UN implicated the Syrian leader in war crimes. The US government and the exiled Syrian…
  • Russia blames Kiev for Ukraine violence after Mariupol attack

    Shaun Walker in Donetsk
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:07 am
    Foreign ministry says government forces are shelling residential areasAccusations continue in wake of attack which killed 30 peopleUN security council calls emergency meeting for MondayThirty killed in rocket attack on MariupolRussia has blamed Kiev authorities for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine that has left dozens dead in recent days, despite mounting evidence that a missile attack on a residential suburb of Mariupol on Saturday in which 30 died was carried out by Russia-backed militants.Casualty numbers and bellicose rhetoric have increased on both sides in recent days. After a…
  • Bill Browder: the Kremlin threatened to kill me

    Luke Harding
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    The former banker claims Vladimir Putin runs Russia like a crime syndicate. He should know: corrupt officials seized his assets and stole $230m. His lawyer was beaten to death in jail. And now sinister text messages warn he might be nextI’m due to meet Bill Browder at Mari Vanna, a favourite hangout for rich Russians in Knightsbridge. But when we get there the restaurant, with its rustic dacha-style Russian decor, leaves us both feeling slightly spooked. So we wander across the road to an anonymous sushi bar. Browder’s reluctance to avoid bumping into anyone with Kremlin connections is…
  • US-Russian rift threatens security of nuclear material

    Julian Borger
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    More than two decades of cooperation in guarding weapons-grade stockpiles comes to an end, leaving the world ‘a more dangerous place’One of the greatest boons brought to the world by the end of the Cold War was the agreement been the US and the countries of the former Soviet Union to cooperate in securing the USSR’s vast nuclear arsenal. Under the 1991 Cooperative Threat Reduction agreement, better known as the Nunn-Lugar programme (after the two senators who persuaded Congress to pay for it) 900 intercontinental ballistic missiles were destroyed, and over 7600 warheads were…
  • Ukraine crisis: Russia blocks UN attempt to condemn rebel rocket attack

    Reuters
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm
    UK-proposed statement called for inquiry into assault on MariupolDiplomatic tensions escalate along with fighting in eastern UkraineDozens die as rebels shell MariupolJohn Kerry condemns missile attack Russia prevented the UN security council on Saturday from criticising statements by pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels and condemning an upsurge in violence that has claimed dozens of lives in Ukraine, diplomats said. Pro-Russian rebels have launched an offensive against the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine where at least 30 people were killed in rocket attacks on Saturday, prompting…
 
 
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  • From Peace to Pieces in Twenty Seconds: UPDATED

    tim
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:46 pm
      This dash cam video is really short just around 20 seconds, but it might be the most dramatic of all of them. It shows what terror is really like about. Just imagine a car driving on a normal day … Read more...
  • Inside of the Volcano Tolbachik

    tim
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Going inside a caldera of Tolbachik volcano - this team of the few bloggers and explorers travelled right inside this active volcano. "We were wandering two days across those Martian landscapes", remembers one of the tourists, the photographer, "I couldn't … Read more...
  • Novoafonskaia Cave: The Only Cave that Got a Metro Line in It

    tim
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    So Novoafonskaia cave in Abkhazia is that large that it really has  got a metro train line serving it. It is a pretty recently discovered cave - it first came to public attention in 1961. Then in 1980s it became popular … Read more...
  • Large Russian Submarines Topped on a Boat Traveling thru Arctics

    tim
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:57 pm
      We had once a few photos from those huge Russian submarines traveling thru Arctics loaded on top of the boat. But it was just their departure and there were just a few photos posted. The photos were made from … Read more...
  • On the Set of a Soviet Movie 1966

    tim
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:27 pm
    In 1966 Life magazine for some reason was invited on a set of Soviet hit movie Aibolit-66 about cult animal doctor that was a hero of Russian books cartoons and TV series. If you want to take a look then … Read more...
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    White Sun of the Desert

  • The March of the Impotents

    Tim Newman
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    Well, I’m glad I didn’t go on that march through Paris yesterday. On Friday, French President Francois Hollande said in a public address: “These fanatics have nothing to do with the Muslim religion”. Which is a flat-out lie, and Hollande knows it.  These fanatics have everything to do with Islam.  Now it may be fair to say they are not representative of ordinary Muslims, and I would agree.  If may also be fair to say that these fanatics are operating on the extremes of Islam, and I would also agree.  But to say it is nothing to do with Islam?  Nothing?  Utter…
  • Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

    Tim Newman
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:23 am
    I’d be lying if I said I was shocked or shaken by the attacks on Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris last week.  It may be different for the French, but I’ve gotten strangely used to this.  Indeed, the only thing which is surprising is how surprised everyone is. 9/11 was a shock, one I remember feeling shaken by even several days later, and waking up the morning after thinking it very surreal.  2002 saw the appalling bombing of the bar in Bali (with a less deadly repeat in 2005).  In 2004 came the train bombing in Madrid, which few outside of Spain seemed to care much about…
  • Fallen Idols

    Tim Newman
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    A few nights ago a giant, 328-foot tall windmill came crashing down in a field in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.  To say that questions need answering is an understatement.  Take a look at the photos. The failure mode here is buckling, but with my not being a structural engineer I can’t say much more than that.  However, I can say with some certainty that the root cause is either: 1. A poor design; or 2. Poor fabrication/installation. (With  it being only 3-4 years old we can probably rule out maintenance issues.) Let’s start with the design.  I would expect that lateral…
  • Should have seen it coming…

    Tim Newman
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:49 am
    When he’s not abusing Sydney’s nouvelles riches ladies of leisure and snapping photos of Sydney’s sartorial disasters, The New Australian is fond of pointing out two things: 1. Like Brits, Australians have bought into the idea that property is a guaranteed, one-way bet to wealth; and 2. Australia has not experienced a recession in the last two generations, and is therefore going to get a colossal shock when the reality of the current downturn starts to bite. In support of these positions is a telling article from the BBC: After 23 years of growth, including one of the…
  • An Uber New Year

    Tim Newman
    2 Jan 2015 | 3:13 am
    By coincidence, The New Australian has written a post about Uber, the app-based impromptu taxi service, and the outrage it appears to have caused in Australia.  I say coincidence because I used Uber for the first time last night, and I intended to write about why.  That bloke’s always nicking my ideas. Up to now I have used an app called G7 to call licenced taxis in Paris (and the suburbs, where I live).  It’s remarkably simple, you just order a cab to your address and it selects a “nearby” car (more on that in a moment) and you can track its progress on the app,…
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    Windows to Russia

  • Poroshenko and Ukraine…

    kKeeton
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:34 am
    kKeetonat Windows to Russia - A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Vladimir Putin held a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

    kKeeton
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    kKeetonat Windows to Russia - A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Happening in Russia?

    kKeeton
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    kKeetonat Windows to Russia - A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What I am Paying in Russia…

    kKeeton
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    kKeetonat Windows to Russia - A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • AK-47 Made in USA

    kKeeton
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    kKeetonat Windows to Russia - A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    From Russia with Love

  • The Resurrection of a Moscow Cathedral

    31 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
    On a recent trip to Moscow, a visit to Cathedral of Christ the Savior topped my list of new experiences. Having stumbled across the drama of its construction, destruction and eventual rebuilding, I wanted to learn more. I can't endorse all its teachings, but still, there's much to admire here, including the resilience of the Russian spirit.  At the cathedral on a recent December evening.
  • Spotting Ronald Reagan in Warsaw

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    In Warsaw and looking for adventure, I headed out from my hostel near the Copernicus statue into the drizzle in search of Ronald Reagan. And sure enough, at the edge of a small park across from the U.S. Embassy is a monument honoring our 40th president. Cast in bronze, the statue of Ronald Reagan captures him in 1987 at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, when he challenged Soviet leader Mikhail
  • A Thanksgiving with Frankfurters

    30 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Did I hear you say Happy Thanksgiving? Well, let me wish you the same. I had completely forgotten that today was Thanksgiving. I had just started into breakfast at a little hotel in Frankfurt, Germany. The statuesque blond I'd noticed earlier was talking to me. Minutes earlier, I had considered joining her but she was busy with paperwork. The easiest transfer ever: Exit the Frankfurt
  • "Falling Back" in Russia: A Government Decision I Heartily Endorse

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Thank you, dear Russia for joining most of Europe last weekend and falling back an hour. We're now on standard time permanently, never again to change our clocks. At least for now. Then again, in 2011 when Russia went onto summer time, as daylight savings time is called here, lawmakers announced it was the last time we would be changing clocks. That decision has been reversed, obviously, and
  • Communist All-stars Reign at Statue Park, Budapest

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    October 23, 1989, Hungary became an independent republic after 33 years of Soviet rule. Ironically, Soviet troops saw themselves as liberators in 1945 when they marched in, freeing Hungary from Nazi domination. Therein lies one of the great ironies of history: A country being freed from one totalitarian regime by another such regime. When a regime falls, so do its monuments, notes Rick Steves,
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    The Last Ditch

  • Of Cowardice in the face of unreason

    Tom
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    Our cowardice helped to allow this attack | The Times. I am coming out of retirement as a political blogger for one day to say, firstly, that je suis Charlie.  I want to add my small voice to the condemnation of the murders in Paris yesterday. I want to express my disgust with the apologists at the BBC and elsewhere implying that the victims brought it on themselves. I want to express my contempt for British publications that have consistently refused to publish the kind of "provocative" material for which these French heroes of freedom were killed. I want to pay my respects to the publisher…
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    an expat journal

  • Taking inventory with one word in mind...

    1 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Do I feel passionate about my relationship with God? Am I living a wholehearted life? What things do I feel like I need to change about my spiritual life? What areas of my life are suffering due to complacency? These are a few of the questions that I'm asking myself. At the end and beginning of each year is a great time to take stock of one's life. An inventory if you will. Start with the most important relationships and move out from there. Personally, I start with God...How have I treated God over the past year? What type of relationship do I have with Him? Is He first in my daily…
  • Easy Toffee aka 'Christmas Crack'

    26 Dec 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Normally this recipe is made with saltines on the bottom layer. Since I'm gluten free I couldn't use the regular crackers and I haven't seen any gluten free alternatives here in Belize. However, I recently found a gluten free Rice Biscuit Cereal and decided to see if they would work in this recipe and they did!Oh my goodness does this treat live up to it's nickname. I couldn't stop eating it until it was all gone! I have to add this to my Christmas treats for next year!!!Easy Gluten Free ToffeeIngredients:3 cups Gluten Free Rice Biscuit Cereal (or Rice Chex)1/2 cup butter1 cup brown sugar,…
  • Merry Christmas!

    25 Dec 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Blessings to you!
  • From start to finish...

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Personally, I think Tom is one of the most creative people on the planet...but, perhaps, I might be biased! He was asked to do some artwork for the set of Divaz Next Door which is a local talk show on PlusTV, a Christian TV station, here in Belize. Here are some photos that I put together showing the evolution of his artwork!His initial conceptHe wasn't happy with the direction of this one...So he changed direction.Cirilo's preparing the setThe table was custom made by Pastor Scott Stirm and his son Shane.all set and ready to go!And it's show time! We had an informative talk with Mrs…
  • What's new in Cohune Walk...

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    After months of repeatedly calling the city to remind them to do their pick up of yard clippings they finally showed up today! There was so much debris throughout our community they had to send a backhoe and a dump truck out to do the collection.As you can see it's been so long since the last pick up that we actually had a tree growing out of the pile in front of our house. Tom went out to thank the driver and chat with him.They had a four man crew out working. One driving the backhoe, one driving the dump truck, and two helping to load the backhoe when…
 
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    English Russia

  • From Peace to Pieces in Twenty Seconds: UPDATED

    tim
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:46 pm
      This dash cam video is really short just around 20 seconds, but it might be the most dramatic of all of them. It shows what terror is really like about. Just imagine a car driving on a normal day … Read more...
  • Inside of the Volcano Tolbachik

    tim
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Going inside a caldera of Tolbachik volcano - this team of the few bloggers and explorers travelled right inside this active volcano. "We were wandering two days across those Martian landscapes", remembers one of the tourists, the photographer, "I couldn't … Read more...
  • Novoafonskaia Cave: The Only Cave that Got a Metro Line in It

    tim
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    So Novoafonskaia cave in Abkhazia is that large that it really has  got a metro train line serving it. It is a pretty recently discovered cave - it first came to public attention in 1961. Then in 1980s it became popular … Read more...
  • Large Russian Submarines Topped on a Boat Traveling thru Arctics

    tim
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:57 pm
      We had once a few photos from those huge Russian submarines traveling thru Arctics loaded on top of the boat. But it was just their departure and there were just a few photos posted. The photos were made from … Read more...
  • On the Set of a Soviet Movie 1966

    tim
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:27 pm
    In 1966 Life magazine for some reason was invited on a set of Soviet hit movie Aibolit-66 about cult animal doctor that was a hero of Russian books cartoons and TV series. If you want to take a look then … Read more...
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    RUSSIAN SPHINX

  • Free data journalism tools - data extracting and cleaning

    16 Jan 2015 | 2:29 am
    Extracting data from PDF There are plenty of people who strongly believe that the best place for their data is PDF, everyone does it, statistical offices, international organizations. There is only one reason behind it, their pleasure, yes they find it pleasurable to imagine people who try to extract their data from PDF. OK the reality is a bit different the format was created to present
  • Free data journalism tools - time lines

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:24 am
    This post starts series of posts with free tools for data journalism. To make everything clear, I have nothing against paid apps but I just wanted to show that having strong willingness to work with data and no budget is enough to build a working place for a data journalist / yourself / data blogger / student / random person who likes data. In more romantic words, love for data is everything, you
  • Creating and saving path as KML file in Google Earth

    9 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    You can use KML files to store routes of your trips, bird migration, geographical discoveries or whatever you want. Later you can use KML files to present created geo data in Google Fusion Tables. // Please select Settings => Quality => 720p HD and Full Screen at the bottom of the youtube film for your own comfort and mental stability, there is nothing more annoying that blurry tutorial.//
  • How to create KML file to store your geo data

    3 Dec 2014 | 5:36 am
    You can use KML files to create maps in Google Fusion Tables.  Comments to the tutorial: I keep everything in folders, it's not a must but when you have a few polygons or lines or points it's easier to keep order. I segregate everything by type, so for example polygons and points are never in the same folder, I do this just in case if I wanted to export KML to shape file. This tutorial is
  • Shape file directory

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    It's a list from my perspective, I work mainly with geo data for Europe and Asian post Soviet Union countries. I wanted to keep all my sources in one place so I started this list, which I am planning to update when I find something interesting. I focus on open source shape files. If you came across a website with shape files and you want to share it with me, it will be the happiest day of my
 
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Mr. Putin’s Word is Void of Value

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    MOSCOW — “Mr. Putin does not want to annex eastern Ukraine. I am sure of it. He told me so,” French President François Hollande affirmed in a recent radio interview. Whether this was an unfortunate turn of phrase or genuine naïveté, Western leaders should be reminded of what Russian citizens have long known—that Vladimir Putin’s promises are rarely worth the paper they are written on. Here is but a short selection of prominent “he-told-me-so’s” from the Kremlin leader. “To take away the people’s right to elect their regional leaders would be wrong… and would…
  • US Investigation Topples Kremlin Propaganda Chief

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:43 pm
    MOSCOW — On December 19th, Gazprom Media, the Kremlin-controlled information empire, unexpectedly announced the resignation of its chairman, Mikhail Lesin, “for family reasons.” Lesin himself declined to comment. Vladimir Putin’s former press minister, who oversaw the destruction of three independent nationwide television networks in the early 2000s, was brought back to run a key component in the Kremlin’s propaganda machine in late 2013, just before the Ukrainian revolution and Putin’s annexation of Crimea. Over the past year, media outlets under Lesin’s control—including NTV…
  • Party Crashers: Kremlin SWAT Teams Attack Opposition Meetings

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    CHELYABINSK, Russia — When, about an hour into the roundtable discussion on elections hosted by the Open Russia movement in this city in the Southern Urals on December 17th, SWAT teams and officers of the Emergencies Ministry stormed the room and ordered a forced evacuation, the speakers could not hide their smiles. Ten days earlier, exactly the same scenario—forced evacuation after an anonymous “bomb threat”—was used by the authorities in St. Petersburg in an attempt to sabotage the Open Russia conference there. That forum was also centered on the topic of Russia’s parliamentary…
  • Europe: Deny the Vote to Putin’s Outlaw Regime

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Earlier this month, the leaders of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)—the oldest and largest pan-European organization that brings together national lawmakers from across the continent—visited Moscow for talks with State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin. The principal topic of discussion was the restoration of voting rights for Russian delegates, which were suspended in April following the annexation of Crimea. The talks brought good news for the Kremlin. According to Andreas Gross, a Swiss lawmaker and the Assembly’s rapporteur on Russia, most leaders of the…
  • Kremlin Returns to Soviet Practice of Stripping Citizenship

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    MOSCOW — One of the ways of punishing political dissenters under the Soviet regime—alongside prisons, labor camps, and “special psychiatric hospitals”—was forced exile accompanied by a loss of citizenship, to ensure that “offenders” would never return to their country (in practice, “never” was curtailed by the collapse of communism in 1991). This was done, among others, to Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, samizdat publisher Alexander Ginzburg, and Moscow Helsinki Group founder Yuri Orlov. The writer Vladimir Bukovsky—one of the most prominent figures in the Russian…
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