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  • Russians Vote to Bury Vladimir Lenin, 87 Years After Death

    01/26/2011 7:58:19 AM PST · by Bringbackthedraft · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/26/11 | TARA KELLY Tara Kelly –
    Since 1924 visitors from around the globe have flocked to Moscow's famous Red Square to view the body of former revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin. But now, the Bolshevik could be relocating six feet under if the Russian people have their way with him.
  • Marxist Democrat Cringes As Russian Immigrants Compare Communism to…Democrats!

    01/17/2011 1:33:00 PM PST · by jda · 94 replies
    Red State ^ | 16 January 2011
    ". . . some of New York’s Russian immigrants (who know Soviet-style Communism all-too-well) are aligning with Republicans—because they view Democrats’ policies to be too similar to the failed policies of their homeland . . ."
  • FReeper Help Needed: Cyrilic Translation

    01/03/2011 4:06:06 PM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 25 replies
    Self ^ | 1/3/2011 | Self
    While in Pennsylvania for the Holidays, I came into possession of what was described to me as a "Russian Soldier's Cross." It appears to be made of brass and has writing on it in Cyrillic, in either Russian or possibly Old Church Slavonic. While I can guess at some of the inscriptions on the front, I have no idea what the writing on the back is. I found a very similar object here, although it's apparent the inscription on the obverse is somewhat different. The cross is rather small, and the photos below were taken on 1/4" ruled graph paper...
  • Putin says Russian officials must spend dark New Year's Eve

    01/01/2011 8:40:24 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec 31, 2010
    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday three top Russian officials should spend New Year's Eve in the dark after failing to fulfill their promise to repair damaged power lines. "You said everything would be fine by 1800 (1500 GMT)," Russia's de facto number one said in nationally televised comments to the three. "You should not have said anything if you were not sure," he added during a meeting that included the governor of the Moscow region as well as federal energy minister and the head of the local power utility. The televised comments were followed an hour later by news...
  • The Temperment of Russian Men

    12/28/2010 9:06:56 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 17+ views
    Mind of Niuhuru | December 28 2010 | Niuhuru
    What exactly is the temperment of Russian men and what sort of spouses do they make?
  • Russian company may get Utah town and uranium

    10/12/2010 6:07:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct 10, 2010 | JUDY FAHYS
    Ticaboo • Syd Auster’s father flew fighter jets to protect American soil, including this dusty company town off a two-lane road to Lake Powell. But soon the same mineral-rich landscape that Auster’s dad safeguarded decades ago will be largely owned by the country he once guarded against. By year’s end, the Russian mining company Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ) will have a controlling stake in the Canadian company Uranium One. When that happens, the town itself, the Shootaring Canyon uranium mill a few miles up the highway, more than 10,000 acres of uranium claims in Utah and holdings in South Dakota, Wyoming and...
  • 4 GOP leaders warn of uranium mine sale : Russian agency would take over

    10/11/2010 10:35:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2010 | Eli Lake
    Four leading House Republicans, citing national security concerns, are urging Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner to block the sale of a Wyoming-based uranium mine to an arm of the Russian government's main nuclear agency. The lawmakers are raising alarm over the proposed sale of a Powder River Basin, Wyoming-based uranium processing facility operated by Uranium One USA, a Canadian-based company, to Atomredmetzoloto, a subsidiary of the Russian government agency Rosatom, according to a letter obtained Tuesday by The Washington Times. The sale was first announced on Aug. 31, and the lawmakers claim that it could give Moscow control of up...
  • Should we send our uranium to Russia?

    10/11/2010 3:21:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    News Record ^ | October 7, 2010 | Steve Mcmanamen,
    Wyoming’s Washington delegation is concerned about the proposed transfer of three Powder River Basin uranium facilities into the hands of a Russian company. The Powder River Basin uranium facilities have been pulled into the Iran nuclear debate on Capitol Hill with a deal that would transfer the controlling interest of Canadian-owned Uranium One to the Russian company JSC Atomredmetzoloto. The company now owns 23.1 percent of Uranium One’s common stock and is seeking a controlling 51 percent share. Commonly known as ARMZ, the company is controlled by Russia’s state agency that oversees its nuclear industry. The agency has supplied uranium...
  • US approval a step toward Russian company control of Wyoming uranium mines

    12/11/2010 1:38:08 PM PST · by thesellout · 52 replies ^ | November 30th, 2010 |
    US approval a step toward Russian company control of Wyoming uranium mines Published on November 30th, 2010 Topics : Nuclear Regulatory Commission , Uranium One , Wyoming , U.S. CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Two uranium mines in Wyoming are on their way to control by a Russian company now that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved transferring the mines' licenses. The NRC last week approved the license transfer to a Russian company known as ARMZ which expects to obtain a controlling interest in Canadian-owned Uranium One by year's end. Uranium One holds the licenses for a proposed uranium mine and an...
  • Russian jets halted US-Japan military drills

    12/08/2010 12:15:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/8/10 | Staff
    The US and Japan were forced to halt military exercises this week because of Russian jets flying nearby, Japanese officials have revealed. Russia admitted its jets were flying above the Sea of Japan, but said the pilots had not breached any rules. Moscow and Tokyo have argued recently over an island chain they both claim. The US-Japan war games are the biggest ever held between the two countries, involving more than 44,000 personnel and 60 warships. The drills - codenamed Keen Sword - are being held to mark the 50th anniversary of the US-Japan alliance.
  • Dems Try to Muscle Jews into Backing Russian Treaty

    12/01/2010 8:45:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 12/1/10 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    The call by Democratic senators Chuck Schumer and Carl Levin for AIPAC to back passage of the stalled START treaty with Russia speaks volumes about the growing desperation of both the White House and its Senate allies. The administration is reportedly going all-out to push Jewish groups to lobby for the treaty, but it is unlikely that AIPAC will succumb to the pressure. The group has been scrupulous about sticking to its agenda of working only on behalf of Israel-related issues, a policy that keeps it strictly neutral on arms control measures like START.
  • WikiLeaks: Russians smell anti-Obama conspiracy

    11/29/2010 2:55:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies ^ | November 29, 2010 | Fred Weir
    In Russia, the motherland of conspiracy theories, almost no one believes that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are free agents acting on a desire to crack official secrecy and broaden the horizons of public awareness. Although the more than a quarter-million secret US diplomatic cables spilled into cyberspace by WikiLeaks on Sunday include just 3,337 reports prepared by the US Embassy in Moscow, many Russians are already viewing it as part of a plot by American hardliners to discredit President Obama and, perhaps, to undermine his fragile efforts to “reset” US-Russia relations. .... “I have no doubt that this was a...
  • I Am Ashamed Of What Russia Has Become

    11/27/2010 12:37:38 PM PST · by devere · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | November 6, 2010 | Mikhail Khodorkovsly
    I can recall October 2003. My last day as a free man. Several weeks after my arrest, I was informed that president Putin had decided: I was going to have to “slurp gruel” for 8 years. It was hard to believe that back then. Seven years have gone by already since that day. Seven years – quite a long stretch of time, and all the more so – when you’ve spent it in jail. All of us have had time to reassess and rethink many things. Judging by the prosecutors’ presentation: “give them 14 years” and “spit on previous court...
  • Daniel Radcliffe Obsessed With 'The Master and Margarita'

    11/16/2010 3:46:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 2+ views
    India Target ^ | 11/3/2010 | Amrita Sinha
    Daniel Radcliffe's favorite novel is 'The Master and Margarita' and he is obsessed with it since the time laid hands on it. In American Library Association's READ campaign, Daniel Radcliffe said, that he's "been obsessed with the novel ever since I read it about a year ago. I've always been a huge fan of Magical Realism. It’s an inspiring genre in which writers can just let their imaginations go wild and wonderful." When asked about his favorite Harry Porter book, Daniel Radcliffe said, "My personal favorite is… Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, because it's involved with Harry's...
  • Russian assassin 'sent to kill double agent who betrayed Anna Chapman'

    11/11/2010 10:53:52 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/11/10 | Tom Parfitt
    Kremlin reportedly dispatches contract killer to US to pursue 'traitor' colonel, claims reputable Moscow newspaperA contract killer has been dispatched to assassinate the Russian double agent who betrayed Anna Chapman and nine other spies in the United States this spring, according to reports in Moscow. "We know who he is and where he is," a high-ranking Kremlin source told the reputable Kommersant newspaper. "You can have no doubt – a Mercader has already been sent after him." Ramón Mercader was the KGB-hired Spanish communist who was sent to kill Leon Trotsky with an icepick in Mexico in 1940.
  • Russia snubs Tolstoy

    11/10/2010 8:33:49 AM PST · by Borges · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Global Post ^ | October 12, 2010 | Miriam Elder
    MOSCOW, Russia — Russians love few things better than a good anniversary — any excuse to celebrate the country’s rich cultural history gives rise to festivals and forums, concerts and commemorative films. As 2010 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Anton Chekhov, President Dmitry Medvedev flew to the playwright’s small southern hometown and laid a bouquet of white roses. One hundred years after his death in 1837, poet Alexander Pushkin was celebrated across the country — a city was even named after him. Why, then, the silence in Russia around Leo Tolstoy, widely considered to be one of...
  • Christopher Hitchens Warns of the Rising Influence of Christianity in Russia in Matters of State.

    11/05/2010 9:45:36 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    Ministry Values ^ | 11/2/10 | Stephen Ryan
    Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev go to Church frequently, kiss precious icons of the Virgin Mary and seek political and moral counsel from the Russian Orthodox Clergy. Furthermore, to the surprise of many Americans, particularly Evangelical Christians, Vladimir Putin wears a Christian cross with him at all times. On ABC's Good Morning America Anchor George Stephanopoulos recently interviewed Russian President Dmitry Medvedev: STEPHANOPOULOS: Let me ask you, the American public doesn't know all that much about you personally. But I was fascinated to be-- in reading your biography to learn many of the details. You were brought up in Soviet...
  • NAACP and It's "Usefulness"

    10/29/2010 12:57:42 PM PDT · by Meggers · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Flagged For Removal ^ | 10/29/2010 | Meg Kelso
    If I weren't getting so used to the inequity of political correctness, I would be stunned at this: The Fresh Prince happened to be on TV while I was surfing the Internet and of course, the commercials are aimed toward the largest audience for such programming, black people. For a moment my jaw dropped as I watched the commercial that caught my attention as soon as I heard "black people meet" in the background. To be sure, I checked and was redirected to a dating site for Generation X'ers that never once mentioned race. I don't know why...
  • Planned Mosque Sparks Controversy in Russia

    10/21/2010 1:47:58 PM PDT · by FromLori · 15 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 10/19/10 | Maxim Kireev
    The leaders of Moscow's 1.5 million strong Muslim community say they desperately need more places of worship. But a plan to build a new mosque has run into local opposition which is being fuelled by nationalists calling for a "clean Moscow" without Muslims and foreigners. Small trees are supposed to be keeping the Muslims out of Tekstilshchiki, a district in south eastern Moscow. A young man sets to work with his shovel, pushing it into the earth with a determined kick. Then he places a seedling into the hole and sprinkles earth over it. Using her watering can, Maria Sotova...
  • Russia honours spies deported from US

    10/18/2010 11:49:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | October 19, 2010
    RUSSIAN President Dmitry Medvedev has handed top state honours to the Russian spies deported from the US in July in the biggest spy scandal since the Cold War, the Kremlin says. "A ceremony took place in the Kremlin today to hand top state honours to a number of Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) employees, including the spies who were working in the United States and returned to Russia in July," Kremlin spokeswoman Natalya Timakova said in a statement on Russian news agencies. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who served as a KGB agent in East Germany, has said that he has met...