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  • The Russian Church increased by 5,000 churches and 10,000 clerics over the last six years

    08/03/2016 11:08:13 AM PDT · by NRx · 34 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 08-03-2016 | Pravoslavie
    Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes that increasing number of Orthodox churches in Russia is testimony that the mission of the Russian Orthodox Church is something the people want. "Over the last six years our Church increased by 5,000 churches and 10,000 clergymen, which means that people need the Church’s mission. There could not be such growth in the Church if there were no demand. That is why we feel so special when we place the foundations of new churches," the patriarch said at the ceremony of laying the first stone in the foundation of the Assumption Cathedral...
  • US expels 2 Russians after US diplomat attacked in Moscow

    07/09/2016 6:42:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 8, 2016 4:29 PM EDT
    The United States last month expelled two Russian officials in response to an attack on an American diplomat by a Russian policeman in Moscow, the State Department said Friday, in a development that was sure to further strain already tense bilateral relations. The officials were expelled June 17, department spokesman John Kirby told reporters. He didn’t immediately provide additional information. Kirby said the American was attacked June 6 by a Russian guard outside the U.S. Embassy compound. Kirby said the attack was “unprovoked and it endangered the safety of our employee.” …
  • Now that really would be vintage vodka!Builders stumble on Russian beer tavern that has lain untouch

    06/30/2016 10:27:15 AM PDT · by dware · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 June 2016 | Abigail Beall
    With broken beer mugs and copper coins that had slipped through the floorboards, you could be forgiven for thinking its customers had stepped out a few moments ago. But this tavern in the heart of the Russian capital Moscow last served beer nearly 300 years ago. Now the ancient beer bar has been unearthed, revealing broken plates and tankards dating back to the 16th century.
  • Builders stumble on Russian beer tavern that has lain untouched for 300 years (tr)

    06/30/2016 10:31:55 AM PDT · by dware · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06.30.2016 | Abigail Beall
    With broken beer mugs and copper coins that had slipped through the floorboards, you could be forgiven for thinking its customers had stepped out a few moments ago. But this tavern in the heart of the Russian capital Moscow last served beer nearly 300 years ago. Now the ancient beer bar has been unearthed, revealing broken plates and tankards dating back to the 16th century.
  • Pan-Orthodox Council Will Not be Legitimate if Held Without Some Churches - Metropolitan Hilarion

    06/14/2016 6:11:08 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Interfax ^ | 6/13/16
    Moscow, June 13, Interfax - The Pan-Orthodox Council can only be legitimate if all local Churches without exceptions participate in it, the Moscow Patriarchate said. "Some people now say that it's their problem that they have refused, they don't have to participate, but we will go ahead anyway in the composition that will be there and will make decisions and they will become binding for everyone. It doesn't happen that way," Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, told a briefing in Moscow on Monday. He said that all Churches have to participate in the...
  • Hello, Nihonium. Scientists Name 4 New Elements On The Periodic Table

    06/09/2016 9:29:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | June 9, 2016 | Richard Gonzales
    It's time to update your copy of the periodic table. Four new elements discovered in recent years have now been named, pending final approval by the international group of scientists in charge of the table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has announced these proposed names: Nihonium and symbol Nh, for the element 113 Moscovium and symbol Mc, for the element 115 Tennessine and symbol Ts, for the element 117 Oganesson and symbol Og, for the element 118 The new superheavy, radioactive elements were actually added to the periodic table late last year and given these temporary and...
  • Here are the proposed names for the 4 newest elements on the periodic table

    06/09/2016 2:40:41 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 65 replies
    Vox ^ | 8JUN2016 | Brian Resnick
    Nihonium, named after Japan (Nippon is a Japanese word for Japan), with an atomic number of 113. Its symbol is Nh. Moscovium (Mc), element 115, named after the Russian capital city. Tennessine (Ts), 117, named after — you guessed it — the state of Tennessee. ("Tennessine is in recognition of the contribution of the Tennessee region, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, to superheavy element research," the IUPAC states.) And finally, 118 is oganesson (Og), which bears the name of Russian physicist Yuri Oganessian, who led several elemental discoveries. Nature reports this...
  • Muslim nanny who beheaded 4-year-old, paraded head while screaming “Allahu akbar” won’t face trial:

    05/17/2016 9:08:27 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Robert Spencer
    she’s insane She screamed “Allahu akbar” while brandishing the girl’s head and said that Allah had ordered her to behead the girl. She seems to have had an Islamic State boyfriend. She had become religious not long before the beheading, and started wearing hijab. She says the beheading was revenge for Russian airstrikes on Muslims in Syria. She told her son to pray five times a day and live in accord with Sharia. Yes, this woman is clearly insane, just the way so very many Islamic jihad terrorists these days are insane. The establishment line is that Islamic jihad terror...
  • At least three people killed as hundreds brawl in Moscow cemetery

    05/14/2016 10:36:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    At least three people were killed in a massive turf war brawl at a Russian cemetery over who controls the graveyard’s burial services. About 200 people clashed inside the Khovanskoye cemetery in southwest Moscow. The fighters fired guns and used shovels, baseball bats and steel bars to bash their opponents, police said. Video of the wild fight showed dozens of people rushing past headstones while clutching bats and poles as weapons.
  • Russian Jet Threatened U.S. Recon Aircraft

    04/16/2016 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 16, 2016 | Bill Gertz
    A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft on Thursday in the latest military provocation by Moscow over the Baltic Sea, the U.S. European Command said Saturday. “On April 14, a U.S. Air Force RC-135 aircraft flying a routine route in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” said Navy Capt. Danny Hernandez. “This intercept comes shortly after the unsafe Russian encounters with USS Donald Cook,” he added. “There have been repeated incidents over the last year where Russian military aircraft have come close...
  • Fire engulfs Russian defense ministry's building in Moscow (old HQ)

    04/03/2016 10:27:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2016 10:55 AM EDT
    A massive fire raged at a former headquarters of the Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow on Sunday before it was brought under control several hours later. Hundreds of firefighters and several cranes were seen battling the blaze Sunday afternoon after the fire broke out hours earlier. […] The Defense Ministry moved to a new headquarters on the Moskva River in 2014, but still kept the old building near the Kremlin. …
  • Fire rips through Russian defense ministry

    04/03/2016 9:16:11 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 15 replies
    al Arabia ^ | 3APR2016 | staff
    A fire ripped through a Russian Defense Ministry building in central Moscow on Sunday, sending plumes of smoke over the Russian capital as fire fighters battled to extinguish the blaze. Around 50 people were reported to have been evacuated from the administrative building, which dates from the end of the eighteenth century. Nobody was reported to have been hurt. Photographs from the scene showed fire fighters scaling ladders to access the building’s upper floors with fire engines pumping water through hoses placed on the ground floor. Traffic through central Moscow was diverted. Major-General Igor Konashenkov, on the scene, told the...
  • ISIS Terror Cell Busted in Moscow: The Uzbek-Turkish Connection

    03/31/2016 7:13:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 31 Mar, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    This Russian TV news report details a raid on an apartment in Moscow that allegedly served as the headquarters of a cell of operatives for the Islamic State. The men who were arrested were all Uzbeks, but there may well be a Turkish connection, judging by the presence of forged Turkish IDs among the fake documents. It seems that the cell’s function was to facilitate the movement of people to and from Syria and Iraq through Turkey, and within the Russian Federation as well.
  • World Summit of Christian Leaders to Gather in Moscow in October to Support Persecuted Christians

    03/30/2016 6:15:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/30/16
    Moscow, March 30, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) will hold a World Summit of Christian Leaders in Moscow, on October 28-30, in support of persecuted Christians. The forum is expected to gather about a thousand delegates from 150 countries, a spokesperson for the Russian Orthodox Church said. "The reason for conducting such a large-scale event are the mass persecutions, unprecedented in contemporary history, of Christians in the Middle East, Africa and other world regions, comparable to the persecution of Christians in the early centuries and mass repressions by atheist authorities in the...
  • Russia Shows What Happens When Terrorists’ Families Are Targeted

    03/29/2016 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/29/2016 | ANDREW E. KRAMER
    MOSCOW — Donald J. Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, was widely condemned when he called for the United States to “take out the families” of terrorists. His approach — even after he clarified that he was not talking about killing the relatives — was dismissed by many as immoral and unlawful. Yet, it is the very tactic that Russia has pursued for decades. It is the signature, though officially unacknowledged, policy behind Moscow’s counterinsurgency and counterterrorism strategies, and Russia’s actions in smashing a Muslim separatist rebellion in the Caucasus provide a laboratory for testing Mr. Trump’s ideas. The family...
  • Franklin Graham and Russian Orthodox Church to Conduct International Summit (shortened)

    03/12/2016 6:57:21 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 3 replies
    Christianity Daily ^ | 3.10.2016 | unknown
    The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is hosting an international summit on religious persecution in Moscow in collaboration with the Russian Orthodox Church. The summit, called 'The World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians,' will be taking place from October 28-30, 2016. Franklin Graham announced on his Facebook page on Wednesday morning that 'The World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians' is called in view of rapidly increasing persecution of Christians around the world in recent years, as also documented by last year's study on persecution by Open Doors, which found that 2015 was the worst year of Christian persecution.
  • 'Allah ordered' child beheading, [muslim] nanny says at Moscow court

    03/02/2016 9:00:07 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 3/2/3016 | By Maria Panina
    Moscow (AFP) - A nanny accused of decapitating a young girl in her care then walking through the street brandishing the head, on Wednesday said "Allah ordered" the killing as she appeared at a Moscow court. Suspect Gyulchekhra Bobokulova from Muslim-majority Uzbekistan was detained on Monday as she was waving the child's severed head outside a metro station in northwestern Moscow. "It was what Allah ordered," the 38-year-old told journalists as she was brought into the district court . At times, she smiled, flashing a few golden teeth. Speaking in broken Russian from the suspect's cage, Bobokulova said: "Allah is...
  • Woman charged with murder after brandishing child's severed head in Moscow

    02/29/2016 6:06:41 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 25 replies
    Reuters | 02/29/2016 | Andrew Osborn and Maria Tsvetkova
    Russian investigators arrested a nanny and charged her with murdering a young child in her care on Monday after local media broadcast footage of a woman brandishing a severed infant's head near a busy Moscow metro station. Moscow investigators said in a statement the unnamed nanny was from Central Asia and that she was undergoing psychiatric testing to see if she was mentally sound and understood the significance of the crime they said she had committed. Lifenews.ru, an online news portal with close contacts to the police, published video footage of a woman it identified as the nanny. Clad in...
  • The Moment A Russian Leader Realized Communism Sucks Monkeyballs

    02/24/2016 7:57:30 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Chicks On the Right ^ | 2/21/2016 | Mockarena
    I had never heard about this story before, but a clever and competent reader shared it on our Facebook page, and I thought some of y’all might enjoy it too. Back in 1989, card-carrying Communist and Politburo member in the Soviet Union Boris Yeltsin visited Johnson Space Center, and then took a tour of a grocery store in Clear Lake, Texas. According to a Houston Chronicle reporter, Yelstin was far more affected by the grocery store visit than he was the space center. He apparently was stunned by the aisles and aisles of supermarket products, and told the other Russians...
  • Moscow Anti-Smoking Campaign Uses Obama's Image as Deterrent

    02/18/2016 5:30:58 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Feb. 16 2016
    Moscow Anti-Smoking Campaign Uses Obama's Image as Deterrent The Moscow Times Feb. 16 2016 17:34 Last edited 17:34 Anti-smoking posters in Moscow have used the image of U.S. President Barack Obama smoking to deter smokers -- saying that both he and cigarettes are killers. The poster has a photoshopped image of the U.S. president and the words: "Smoking kills more people than Obama, although he kills a lot of people. Don't smoke -- don't be like Obama." Russian State Duma opposition deputy Dmitry Gudkov published a photograph of the bus stop poster on Facebook, adding a Soviet joke about freedom...
  • Astonishing new church in Russia

    02/13/2016 3:51:33 PM PST · by NYer · 43 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | February 13, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Church architecture reflects the faith of the people who build churches.These days many of the modern Catholic churches I have seen look more like municipal airport buildings than structures to house the most sacred thing humans can undertake, the place where heaven and earth meet.I was recently sent a link to a site about a new church in Moscow. The church was recently completed and consecrated by Patriarch Kirill in December 2015. A Miracle of Liturgical Art: The Church of the Protection of the Mother of God at Yasenevo[…]But most astonishing by far was the project to decorate the interior...
  • Inquiry into Royal Family Killing to Continue as Long as Necessary - Patriarch Kirill

    02/03/2016 5:08:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Interfax ^ | 2/2/16
    Moscow, Fabruary 2, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has said the inquiry into the killing of the family of Nicholas II will be completed once the truth is found. "I have received highest-level reassurances that there will be no hurry and no tying down of the end of the inquiry to any particular date. The inquiry will last as long as is necessary in order establish the truth," the patriarch said at the current Bishops' Council in Moscow on Tuesday. Unlike the situation in the 1990s, the state has given representatives of the Church - archbishops,...
  • The snowfall total in Moscow beats 50 years record

    A record amount of snow has fallen this January in Moscow as the Agency of the city news "Moscow" learned from the Director General of the Moscow's and Moscow Region's Meteobureau Mr. Alexey Lyakhov. "An analysis of our last 50 years' records allows us to say that this January is the most snowy since the January of 1970 with its 100 cm of snow (39 3/8 inches). This January's total snowfall has already risen to 104 cm (41 inch) and the month isn't over yet, so the total can grow more. The 50 years average is 40-45 cm (15 3/4-17...
  • Deputy foreign minister: Moscow won't leave US’ further anti-Russian sanctions unanswered (12/23)

    01/15/2016 6:04:35 AM PST · by huldah1776
    APA ^ | 23 December 2015 | N/A
    Baku-APA. Moscow will not leave the United States' further anti-Russian sanctions unanswered, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told TASS on Tuesday, APA reports quoting TASS. "This situation can be characterized by such proverbs as 'a wise man changes his mind, a fool never will' or 'you might as well be talking to a brick wall,'" he said. "Being absolutely aware that all their attempts to influence us through sanctions are doomed to failure, colleagues from Washington nevertheless are sticking to their false opinion. It is a 'shot in one's own leg' from the point of view of Russian-US relations,...
  • The TAILOR OF VIRTUE SPEAKS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/21/2015 2:14:43 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-21-15 | Holy Spirit ,bible
    Organization of delight is here this day, The Body of Christ coming together to form The Bride, lock in and stay, Fear and Doubt is not part of this wardrobe, The Tailor of Virtue has bought this design of Virtue and this dress is sold, Bringing it together with the thread of Unity, Every part of The Body, All in agreement to walk down the isle and meet The Groom, A picture of Delight and The Bride is swooned, So in love with her Boaz and King! She begins to sing ~ ~ ~ The Song of The Lamb and...
  • Patriarch Kirill: The West is no longer Christian

    10/28/2015 1:03:01 PM PDT · by Altenkrug · 24 replies
    CypLive ^ | October 28, 2015
    Western countries do not identify themselves with the Christian tradition and harass those who defend Christian values, said Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on Wednesday at a meeting with US preacher Franklin Graham at the St. Daniel Monastery. "Russian Church during the Cold War was actively developing relations with Western Christians. We were living in difficult conditions of atheistic ideology and perceived Western civilization as Christian civilization. We appreciated the freedom in which they lived, Christians in the West, and considered them our brothers and allies" - said the Patriarch. He stressed with regret that in recent years...
  • Iraqi PM to share anti-ISIS intel with Russia

    10/04/2015 6:24:03 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    trtworld ^ | 10/4 | trtworld
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi says Baghdad is willing to share anti-ISIS intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria Oct 4, 2015 08:06 GMT Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi announced on Saturday that Iraq will share anti-ISIS intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria if cooperation is requested. “We have been fighting ISIS more than a year and we have some important security information that no other country has regarding ISIS,” Abadi stated during a press conference which took place at the presidential office in the capital. Abadi also stated that he would welcome military equipment assistance from Iran, Syria...
  • Despite Video Evidence, Pentagon Slams Moscow For Using 'Dumb Bombs'

    10/02/2015 3:21:20 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 72 replies
    Sputnik ^ | October, 3, 2015 | Sputnik
    In Washington’s ongoing attempt to discredit Russian airstrikes in Syria, a senior US Air Force official has claimed Moscow lacks the technology for precision-guided missiles. Footage of the strikes proves his statement to be demonstrably false. Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20151002/1027943624/USAF-Slam-Moscows-Dumb-Bombs.html#ixzz3nS4vsfYD
  • Huge mosque opens in Moscow

    09/23/2015 3:03:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Matthew Chance,
    The ceremonial opening of the Cathedral Mosque, near the city center, was overseen by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Foreign dignitaries also attended, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. With his speech broadcast live on state television, Putin said that the mosque was "worthy" of a multireligious Russian capital and that he hoped it would become a center of spirituality and education in Russia. Putin, who is stepping up military backing of the Syrian government, also used the mosque opening to push his anti-ISIS message. "We see what's happening in the Middle East, where terrorists from...
  • Exclusive: Quds Force commander visited Moscow, met Russian leaders in defiance of sanctions

    08/06/2015 1:40:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/06/2015 | By Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    The shadowy Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani recently visited Moscow to meet with senior Russian leaders, according to two Western intelligence sources, despite a travel ban and U.N. Security Council resolutions barring him from leaving Iran. On July 24, one week before State Secretary John Kerry testified to Senate Armed Services Committee and faced questions about the newly struck nuclear deal, Soleimani arrived in Moscow for meetings with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and President Vladimir Putin. It was not immediately clear what the Iranian leader discussed, but the revelation comes as the United Nations and European Union arms...
  • Vladimir Kara-Murza Unconscious, on Life Support in Moscow Hospital, Possibly Poisoned

    Vladimir Kara-Murza is a leading opposition figure in Russia. On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, he collapsed suddenly and lost consciousness in his office at Open Russia in Moscow. He was rushed to Pervaya Gradskaya (First City Clinical) hospital where he remains on life support, unconscious with an undiagnosed illness of undetermined origins. Given the sudden, mysterious, and incapacitating nature of the illness, and the Putin regime’s appalling record with respect to the murders and mistreatment of prominent dissidents, there is widespread concern that Vladimir has been poisoned. His doctors have not ruled it out though one can imagine the pressure...
  • Russian opposition leader hospitalized after sudden illness

    05/28/2015 10:10:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2015 3:23 PM EDT
    A Russian opposition leader is in intensive care in a Moscow hospital, and a lack of clarity about the cause of his sudden illness has raised fears of foul play. The First City Hospital said 33-year-old Vladimir Kara-Murza remained in grave condition Thursday, two days after he was admitted. The Interfax news agency, citing the hospital’s chief doctor, said he appeared to be suffering from pancreatitis and double pneumonia. …
  • China Allows 1st Ordinations of Russian Orthodox Priests in 60 Years

    05/19/2015 1:39:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Chinese government has allowed the ordination of Russian Orthodox priests, for the first time in 60 years, the AsiaNews service reports. Metropolitan Hilarion, who heads the external-affairs department of the Moscow patriarchate, announced the ordinations after his return from a visit to China. His trip came shortly after Chinese President Xi Jinping traveled to Moscow, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. Metropolitan Hilarion reported “very constructive talks” with government officials in Beijing, adding that China is a society that properly values the “role of culture, traditions and the moral factor in shaping the lives of...
  • Russia Removes Wanted Poster for Separatist Minister Suspected of Fraud

    05/13/2015 9:52:08 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 1 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 5/13/2015 | Anna Dolgov
    Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs branch in Moscow has removed a “wanted” poster from its website after media reports identified the suspect featured in it as the deputy defense minister of the separatist Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine. The poster identified a man named Sergei Velikorodny, who is wanted on fraud charges, according to the page that was still available Wednesday as a cached version on Russia's Yandex search engine. The page also included his photo, provided his middle name — Nikolayevich — and said he was born on Jan. 30, 1976. The man in the photograph bears a...
  • Putin and Merkel attend a wreath-laying ceremony in Moscow

    05/10/2015 7:20:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    yahoo.com/ ^ | GRIGORY DUKOR
    Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin walls in Moscow, Russia, May 10, 2015.
  • Grande Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich, His Spouse Laid to Rest at WWII Memorial Chapel

    05/05/2015 6:23:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Interfax ^ | 5/5/15
    Moscow, May 5, Interfax - The remains of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich Romanov and his spouse Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolayevna have been reburied in Moscow to the sound of funeral tunes and artillery gun firings. The remains of the princely couple arrived from France on April 27 and were reburied at the Chapel of the Transfiguration at a military cemetery in the Russian capital. "The Duke and the Duchess have returned to their Homeland, their names are acquiring a worthy place in the Russian public memory," State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin, who chairs the Russian Historical Society, said at the...
  • What ARE the Russians up to? NATO fears grow over why 'research vessels' - secret Arctic base

    04/04/2015 6:33:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/04/15 | Jay Akbar
    What ARE the Russians up to? NATO fears grow over why 'research vessels' sent by Moscow have taken over mothballed secret Arctic base in mountain hideaway Concerns are growing over Russian ships that have docked in a once-secret naval base in the Arctic. Military leaders in Norway are nervous about its powerful neighbour's presence on its 'strategically important' coastline following a spike in tensions between Russia and NATO nations. Some experts have criticised the shutting down of Olavsvern Naval Base - a huge complex buried in mountainous terrain near the town of Tromsoe - which has been closed since 2009....
  • Moscow's half-empty $12 billion financial district looks worse than you imagined

    03/04/2015 7:09:31 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 43 replies
    BI ^ | 3 Mar 14 | Christian Storm and Elena Holodny
    Moscow's financial district, with its $12 billion worth of skyscrapers, was meant to be a gleaming beacon for Russia's post-Soviet market economy. But now with Russia's economy in free-fall, the Moscow City complex property values have nosedived, construction sites are abandoned, and vacancy rates have soared to 45%, according to real estate consultants Blackwood.
  • Su-25: Old warrior is future of Russian attack aviation

    03/02/2015 5:09:27 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | March 2, 2015 | Vadim Matveev
    Forty years ago, an attack aircraft Su-25 (GrachRook) took off from an airfield in Moscow suburb Kubinka for its maiden flight. Time has not dimmed its lustre. This aircraft remains a fearsome fighting machine, and can be called the future of Russian attack aviation. At the beginning of 2015, there were 14 air assault squadrons, composed of 150 Su-25; 60 Su-25SM; 52 Su-25SM2 /SM3; and 15 Su-25UB. Of all these storm-troopers 80 more machines will be upgraded to the SM version by 2020. About 100 more of this type of aircraft are parked at the long-term storage bases. Shock and...
  • RUSSIA: 100000 ČELOVEK in Moscow picket in memory of Boris Nemtsov live!

    Action in memory of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow. LIVE In Moscow, March 1 goes rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov, who was killed last night in the Greater Moscow River bridge, Column Proceeds from the Slavic area. Completed a march at the murder scene Policy. http://tvrain.ru/articles/aktsija_pamjati_borisa_nemtsova_v_moskve_live-383168/
  • PUTIN BLAMES WEST;NATO EXPANSION, WEAK CONTRIBUTIONS, ECONOMIC WARFARE FUELING WW3--(Vanity)

    02/09/2015 11:24:10 PM PST · by Stayfrosty · 26 replies
    BBC News, Myself ^ | 02/10/2015 | Stayfrosty
    Western countries had broken pledges not to expand Nato and forced countries to choose between them and Russia, Mr Putin told an Egyptian newspaper.
  • Russia Is Building A New High Speed Train That Will Travel From Moscow To Beijing In Just 48 Hours

    01/04/2015 5:23:50 PM PST · by blam · 68 replies
    BI ^ | 1-4-2015 | Stefano Pozzebon
    Stefano Pozzebon December 31, 2014 Russia plans to build a new high speed railway, with trains that would speed from Moscow to Beijing in just 48 hours. At the moment, it takes about seven days to commute between the two cities and the route requires changes. According to Romanian website Glasul, the Kremlin has awarded the project to China Railway High-speed (CRH), a subsidiary of the state-controlled China Railway (CR), which is working in a joint-venture with the local firm Uralvagonzavod. CR is famous in the train industry for operating the world's only magnetic levitation train in an urban area,...
  • Snow plough driver in Total CEO plane crash was drunk -Russian investigators

    10/20/2014 11:39:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Oct 21, 2019 | Reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The driver of a snow plough involved in a deadly plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, in a Moscow airport late on Monday, was drunk, Russia's Investigative Committee said.
  • OBAMA: ´They Don´t Call Moscow´ When There´s Trouble In The World

    09/28/2014 9:18:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/28/14 | Colin Campbell
    President Barack Obama wants everyone to know "how we roll": The US always takes the lead in international crises. In a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday evening, Obama was asked why the US is contributing such a significant portion of the military coalition against the jihadist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS. Obama responded by arguing that other countries were not stepping up. "When trouble comes up anywhere in the world, they don´t call Beijing, they don´t call Moscow. They call us. That´s the deal," he quipped. When CBS´ Steve Kroft pressed Obama on the relatively small contributions from...
  • Russia Shuts Moscow McDonald's Restaurants

    08/20/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/20/2014
    Russia's food safety watchdog has suspended operations at four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over alleged sanitary law breaches.
  • Outrage at Moscow grows over "shambolic" Flight 17 probe

    07/21/2014 8:47:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    The probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has turned “shambolic,” according to international leaders, and an intercepted communication appears to capture Moscow directing Russian separatists in Ukraine to keep evidence out of the hands of objective investigators.
  • UKRAINE: Security Service Published Talks between Terrorists & Moscow [AUDIO/TRANSCRIPT]

    07/17/2014 5:36:22 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    burkonews ^ | July 17, 2014
    TRANSLATION: The Security Service of Ukraine Published Talks between Terrorists and Their Curators from Moscow The Security Service of Ukraine published audio records of intercepted talks between terrorists and their curators from Moscow regarding the shot down plane of “Malaysia Airlines”. Below is the transcription of the video translated into English. On July 17, 2014 at 16:20 militants of “Bes” (Russian citizen I.Bezler) group using Russian surface-to-air missile system shot down passenger aircraft “Boeing-777” of “Malaysia Airlines” (Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur flight). At 16:40 Bes reported about the shot down aircraft to his curator, Colonel of the Main Intelligence Directorate...
  • ID: Moscow Restaurant Encourages Open Carry of Guns

    06/24/2014 6:16:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Moscow, Idaho, a restaurant offers a discount to people who openly carry firearms. In the vast majority of states, openly carried firearms are legal.   The right to open carry has been used in a number of states to push for the passage of "shall issue" laws to allow people to legally carry firearms concealed.  Virginia, Ohio, and Wisconsin are states that readily come to mind.  Texans are currently  using the legal open carry of rifles, guaranteed in their State Constitution, to push for the legal open carry of handguns.  Arizonans used the right to open carry to remove...
  • UKRAINE: Leader of Slavic separatists "People mayor" Vyacheslav Ponomarev Sloviansk killed

    06/15/2014 1:59:42 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    uainfo.org ^ | 15/06/2014 20:06
    "People's Mayor" Sloviansk Ponomarev Today killed the leader of the Slavic separatists, "the people's Mayor" Of Vyacheslav Ponomarev. Official confirmation yet, but the information comes from different sources. However, the details differ. Some sources argue was work of ATO "sniper." At the same time, the respected/distinguished Russian blogger edinoross2010 having his sources of information, claims that Ponomarev was shot "in connection with/due to change of the political situation." Quote: "that is not for the rape of a minor and not for embezzlement of funds, but because [Ponomarev] became a liability to serious people." Before the execution/ being shot, he...
  • Moscow Police convinced that Putin is - ... chuylo

    05/03/2014 7:01:28 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 15 replies
    Russian translation | 5/1/2014 | znb
    The shock of the day: Moscow Police sincerely convinced that Putin is chuylo (pryck) (translation) When they say that all the jokes are born in life, it's true. So the other day leadership of the Moscow police actually confirmed spicy anecdote. On Wednesday, April 30, at Moscow's Red Square, police detained single picketer, who was holding a banner reading "chuylo". Police concluded that picketer insulted President Vladimir Putin. Picketer was taken to the nearest police station, where he was charged with criminal case under article "insulting the president." The detainees statement that he did not write any names, the policeman...