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My life in three countries

I’m Galyna. I was born in Russia and lived in that country during my childhood and youth. They were terrible years, two world wars and years of destruction, hunger and poverty. 333 more words


«Не говорил с журналистами и не давал интервью»: как написать книгу-биографию о нефтяном миллиардере

В издательстве «Альпина Паблишер» вышла книга «Нефтяной король. Секретная жизнь Марка Рича» — биография трейдера, который прошел путь от мальчика-беженца Марселла Рейха до бизнесмена, пожимавшего руки диктаторам. 39 more words

Marc Rich

Kyrgyzstan railway wagons

Kyrgyzstan does not have much of a railway system. A branch line from Moscow extends down from Kazakhstan to Bishkek, the Kyrgyzstan capital; another offers an excruciatingly slow service to Balykchy on Lake Issyk-Kul. 262 more words


Random Analytics: Most Cumulative Time In Space

I was in a discussion with the kids over the weekend over who had spent the most time in space. Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke a number of records for Team USA late last year but interestingly the board is stacked with Soviets, then Russians who comprise 90% of the top-10 and 80% of the top-50 given they have operated space stations since 1971 (starting with Salyut-1). 35 more words


Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot'

Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies.

The suspects had tried to use one of Russia’s most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins, media reports say. 284 more words

The Freedom of Communist Democracy Versus the Elected Dictatorships of the West

From the smallest villages to the biggest cities, people living in Cuba, Vietnam, Laos, North Korea and China, and a far greater democratic choice than people living in capitalist ‘liberal’ democracies. 266 more words

Leftwing Political Analysis

The Crimean Bridge ~ Russian Engineering Masterpiece and Putin's Arc de Triomphe

The Crimean Bridge, dubbed ‘the construction feat of the century,’ uniting previously impossible to unite shores, is nearing completion. New Milestone Reached; Construction Continues at Breathtaking Pace: 88 more words