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    Легкая атлетика России

  • Санкт-Петербург готов принять чемпионат Европы

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Санкт-Петербург выразил намерение провести в 2022 году чемпионат Европы по легкой атлетике.
  • Еще две медали в Нанкине

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    Татьяна Благовещенская и Екатерина Алексеева стали обладателями золотой и серебряной медалей в эстафете 8х100 метров на II юношеских Олимпийских играх в Нанкине.
  • Сидорова завершила сезон

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Действующая чемпионка Европы в прыжке с шестом Анжелика Сидорова в интервью Rusathletics.com рассказала, что решила закончить выступления в нынешнем летнем сезоне.
  • Серебряный прыжок Щербакова

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    Владимир Щербаков выиграл серебро в прыжке с шестом на II юношеских Олимпийских играх в китайском Нанкине.
  • Поздравляем!

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Еще в двух легкоатлетических семьях прибавление. Елена Соколова и Елена Котульская (Кофанова) стали мамами.
 
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    English Russia

  • Large Antiship Missile Complex Whose Days Are Gone

    team
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    You are going to see what remains of two battalions of anti-ship onshore missile complex “Utes” – large and almost unique objects of military history, built in the 1950s. We say “almost” because a similar complex was made on the … Read more...
  • Russian Political Figures Now And Then

    team
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Some things cannot be changed by power or status: let us have a look at famous Russian political figures when they were young, and today. Ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Timoshenko. President of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovich. The third Ukrainian president, … Read more...
  • What Has Happened To My Hometown?

    team
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    It must be really awful to see the place where you grew up and lived, in this sort of condition… Very sad pictures of a town located some twelve kilometers away from Ukrainian Donetsk are inside the post.  
  • Testing Engines For Major Crafts of Russia

    team
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Right now you may see how they test air engines including the one for the president’s aircraft. “Perm motor factory” is located not far from Perm, Russia. That very “X” place. “Gift packs” for ready tested air engines. It may … Read more...
  • The Place That Brings No Joy

    team
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Pictures of an abandoned military facility somewhere in the Moscow region. We have seen many of them, but this one is even more depressing. The photographer, blogger sunjedy, says he’d prefer to have some vodka there instead of a cam. … Read more...
 
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    Sean's Russia Blog

  • Putin for 15 Years and Counting

    Sean
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    On August 9, 1999, fifteen years ago, Boris Yeltsin appointed Vladimir Putin, an unknown, ex-KGB man to become Prime Minister of Russia. Then, no one would have guessed that Putin would still be with us today, and likely for many more years to come. For the anniversary, Oleg Kashin has provided long post detailing how the Russian press covered Putin’s appointment. How about the English language press? How did they describe this now historic moment? Colin McMahon of The Daily Telegraph wrote: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, the man they called “the grey cardinal” in St Petersburg…
  • Putin’s Strategy Behind the Food Ban

    Sean
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    The consensus around Russia’s ban of food imports from the US and EU is that Russia is only hurting itself. As a NY Times editorial, aptly named “Russia Sanctions Itself,” stated, “No doubt many producers in these countries will feel the loss of $30 billion in food exports to Russia, but the overall effect on their large and diversified economies will be marginal. Russia, by contrast, imports about 40 percent of its food needs in terms of value, and the Russian agriculture minister has acknowledged that the sanctions would cause a spike in inflation.” If this is the case, then…
  • 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…
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    White Sun of the Desert

  • Russia Chooses

    Tim Newman
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:43 am
    A couple of weeks ago I was speaking with a friend, a European who has lived in Russia for most of his adult life.  We were discussing the current political environment in Russia, particularly in regards of the situation in Ukraine, and he made an interesting comment.  He said what was different about the current situation as opposed to any before, and what surprised him, was that Russians who he previously considered to be more liberal and skeptical of the government line had bought wholesale into the Kremlin narrative and had fallen into the same patriotic fervour as the rest of the…
  • Tough Times for Ronald in Russia

    Tim Newman
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    I was once told a story by an American who found himself working in Russia in the early 1990s.  He had met a fellow American who was involved with the opening of McDonald’s in Moscow, and the latter was finding things rather frustrating, particularly when trying to introduce western standards of customer service to the staff.  Apparently, he told one of the Russia servers to greet the customers and offer a smile, which prompted the following response: “Why?  We’re the ones with all the burgers.” It seems that almost 25 years later some Russians still haven’t…
  • The Russian Effect on Crimea

    Tim Newman
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Thanks to Michael Jennings for forwarding me this story: A man died and a woman ended up in a hospital in separate incidents in the line for the ferry between the Krasnodar region and the recently annexed Crimea over the weekend, local news website Kerch.FM reported. The woman sustained a head injury Saturday after being attacked by other passengers for allegedly attempting to jump the line for the ferry back to the Krasnodar region, the website reported. In recent days, people have spent up to 40 hours in the line for the ferry service. Another man died from a heart…
  • The Rocks in Russia’s Harbours

    Tim Newman
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    For some reason, Russia has decided to respond to western sanctions over its behaviour in Ukraine by banning imports of stuff Russians like to eat.  Other blogs have covered the story well in terms of its stupidity and likely impact, but I’d like to weigh in as well. Firstly, I think Russia will find it quite difficult to diversify its suppliers across a whole sector for the simple reason that doing business with Russian companies is a nightmare at the best of times and their current suppliers will have gone through a long, hard, and painful route to get where they are now.  New…
  • An Olympic Legacy

    Tim Newman
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    This is a damning report: Athens’ Olympic venues lie empty and disused as the tenth anniversary of the Games approaches. Greece spent over £7bn on the Games, yet the canoeing and aquatics centre are now completely dried up. The pictures say it all: That last picture is of a beach volleyball stadium.  The one above is of a softball stadium.  Why build such facilities for hosting a sport which nobody watches outside of an Olympic jamboree lasting only a few weeks? The Games cost almost twice their projected budget, with organisers not opting to use any temporary, collapsible venues, as…
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    Windows to Russia

  • Simple Farm Grilled Carp Recipe in Russia…

    kKeeton
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    Carp is everywhere in Russia and all major stores have live carp in tanks to buy. Farm raised carp is a leftover from the Soviet era and after eating carp many times in Russia, I see why Russians... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Eight Bells in the Russian Bell Tower…

    kKeeton
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Volvo The Hero of the Russian village was given a special tour of the new floors in the bell tower. He was so happy to have seen what is going on in the tower and gave us this information…... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bloggers Against Ukraine Go to Jail…

    kKeeton
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Pravda.Ru freelance correspondent arrested in Ukraine Yesterday, it became known that editor-in-chief of the Luhansk Pravda, Oksana Lashchenova, who was a freelance correspondent of Pravda.Ru for ten... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gas is Russian Business…

    kKeeton
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman : ITAR-TASS… Berlin is set to approve the sale of one of Germany’s largest oil producers to a Russian consortium, in a move that may undercut U.S. and E.U.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Flight MH-17?

    kKeeton
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Why do you not question; Why they (west) seemed to be able to instantly post about the indecent and the bodies had not stopped falling out of the sky? Then; Why did they accuse (Putin) with no... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    an expat journal

  • The Gift of Teamwork...

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Do you work well with your spouse? There was a time when Tom and I tried to team teach back in California. We'd been married about 15 years or so. Though the talk went well...WE did not do so well...before or after. Let's just say there was weeping and gnashing of teeth involved. Thankfully, both of us have grown up a lot since then.We've learned to work as a team over the past 9 years on the mission field. It came about slowly but surely. We've gained a greater respect for one another as the bond of partnership has strengthened throughout the years. Realizing that we are on…
  • Thought for Today

    6 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    The desire to praise God comes from the depth of our relationship with Him. It's not about religion. It's not meant to be an act of duty.  It should flow from a heart filled with love, gratitude, and reverence for Who He is and all that He is. Dig into the Word for yourself and discover Who He is. Take time to get to know Him. Draw near to Him, seek Him, and He will reveal Himself to you. And you will find Him worthy of all praise, glory, and honor!
  • Back to class

    3 May 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The counseling classes are in full swing again. We had 19 students in class today. It is so exciting to see people learning and growing personally. It's such a joy to know how many lives can be changed through these students as they reach out to help others.
  • Baptism highlights...

    5 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Last Sunday we had 10 people get baptized out the Palacio family farm. Here are a few memories from that beautiful day!Afterwards we had a barbecue and there was plenty of time for swimming in the creek.
  • Bloom where you're planted!

    11 Mar 2014 | 3:58 pm
    As I was pulling into our driveway this little flower caught my eye. Tucked into the rocks but still growing. What a metaphor for life. The setting for this flower is not ideal and yet it is blooming. Have you ever been in a tough spot like this before? I know I have. And somehow, some way, in His timing, by His grace, and in His strength, we survive. This is the secret Paul talks about in Philippians 4. And like Paul we can learn to thrive under less than perfect conditions through the lessons God provides. We find a way to adapt to our environment and we move forward.Next time I'm feeling…
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    English Russia

  • Large Antiship Missile Complex Whose Days Are Gone

    team
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    You are going to see what remains of two battalions of anti-ship onshore missile complex “Utes” – large and almost unique objects of military history, built in the 1950s. We say “almost” because a similar complex was made on the … Read more...
  • Russian Political Figures Now And Then

    team
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Some things cannot be changed by power or status: let us have a look at famous Russian political figures when they were young, and today. Ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Timoshenko. President of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovich. The third Ukrainian president, … Read more...
  • What Has Happened To My Hometown?

    team
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    It must be really awful to see the place where you grew up and lived, in this sort of condition… Very sad pictures of a town located some twelve kilometers away from Ukrainian Donetsk are inside the post.  
  • Testing Engines For Major Crafts of Russia

    team
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Right now you may see how they test air engines including the one for the president’s aircraft. “Perm motor factory” is located not far from Perm, Russia. That very “X” place. “Gift packs” for ready tested air engines. It may … Read more...
  • The Place That Brings No Joy

    team
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Pictures of an abandoned military facility somewhere in the Moscow region. We have seen many of them, but this one is even more depressing. The photographer, blogger sunjedy, says he’d prefer to have some vodka there instead of a cam. … Read more...
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    RUSSIAN SPHINX

  • Tableau's culture

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    I applied for work and I was rejected. The HR lady called me to provide me with the feedback, she said shortly that nothing was wrong with my application but the successful candidate had better experience. I hoped that I would get some additional points for being active in the Tableau's community (blogging, tweeting, helping Tableau's customers, making tutorials). I was angry that it
  • Maps in Tableau 8.2 - street level

    8 Aug 2014 | 3:15 am
    There're new maps in Tableau 8.2. Now you can choose between Tableau (the new maps) and Tableau Classic (the old ones, not medieval maps but just from 8.1 version). You switch between the two options here: Enter Map Options to get a variety of choices that will blow your mind (hmmm not so many but still useful and worth checking). Tick the Streets and Highways box. Compare the maps
  • Tableau Mapping Template for London Boroughs

    6 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Feel free to use this template in your Tableau projects, just remember about placing the information about the owner of the original shape file. You can check Tableau template for London wards too. Learn About Tableau
  • Tableau Mapping Template for London Wards

    6 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    If you've searched for a Tableau mapping template for London, you can stop googling :) If you need other templates for the UK, you should check http://tableaumapping.bi Tableau Mapping is a website where Tableau users share their maps created from open shape files, feel free to join them. Situation with shape files is complex as only in some countries the Statistics Offices publish them for free
  • Devil's tooltip (ubertip) in Tableau

    26 Jun 2014 | 9:43 am
    The official name of this tooltip's the ubertip, but the devil's tooltip shows its real nature. Ubertips appear after clicking on row or column headers, when clicking on a mark or data item in the view, they don't appear. Let's analyse this example. After clicking on the text in the heading, the tooltip pops up.                                       Tooltip
 
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Harshest Sanctions on Russia Yet—From Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    MOSCOW —When, earlier this year, policy experts suggested that the aggression against Ukraine would be the undoing of Vladimir Putin’s regime, they could not have imagined the speed with which the Kremlin will be sowing the seeds of its own destruction. As Russian analyst Maxim Samorukov has noted, dictatorships often get away with the severest repressions at home—as long as they do not attempt to upset the international order. Vladimir Putin has stepped over the line. His chosen path of confrontation with the entire Western world, his regime’s blatant disregard for international…
  • 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…
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