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One of the problems I had when writing ‘Ghost Love’ was how to handle Russian names and pronouns.

One idiosyncrasy of the Russian naming system is that the surname of females comes with an added ‘a’: a father/husband might be named ‘Petrov’ but his wife/daughter would be ‘Petrova’. 563 more words

Medvedev Warns Of "Unlimited Reaction" If Russia Cut From SWIFT

Source: zerohedge

While nations around the world continue to de-dollarize, Russia signed into law its anti-crisis plan today (though details will not be released until tomorrow). 88 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence


I am told that US forces are already fighting Russian troops in Ukraine.  But the Russians seem more worried about economic sanctions and being excluded from the SWIFT system of international payments.  841 more words


Russia's Sole Independent TV Forced Accused By Putin's Government of "Crossing a Moral and Ethical Red Line"

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, engineers work in a control room in the Dozhd’s studio-apartment in Moscow, Russia .Russia’s only independent TV channel, Dozhd, faced all sorts of pressure this year and while the government was careful not to shut it down, a Kremlin-instigated smear campaign is causing a slow demise of this rare independent broadcaster. 1,061 more words

Russia risks Soviet-style collapse as rouble defence fails

‘What is happening is a nightmare that we could not even have imagined a year ago,’ says Russia’s central bank

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard,International Business Editor… 1,464 more words

Russia in 5 quotes, December 9-13, 2014

Yuriy Kanner, president of the Russian Jewish Congress, on anti-semitism (December 9): “What we don’t have, and what exists in the West, is Islamic anti-semitism, although there are over 20 million Muslims in Russia and some of the strongest Jewish communities are located in the Muslim regions. 367 more words


Russian PM Medvedev says sanctions harmful for both Russia and West


Image by National Library of Ireland on The Commons
This is the top of Haddington Road (known locally as Haddier) in Dublin – the Baggot Street Bridge end. 20 more words