Voices From Russia, Too

Monday, 15 December 2014

15 December 2014. A Multimedia Presentation. A Tiny Church on a Tiny Island on Lake Vuoksa in Kareliya in Leningrad Oblast… It AIN’T PhotoShop!

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Rafting on the Vuoksa River (which flows into and out of Lake Vuoksa)

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The Nature of Lake Vuoksa by Tatyana Lyubitina… photos with a musical background

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This is an actual little Orthodox chapel built on a tiny island on Lake Vuoksa. That’s in Priozersk Raion in Leningrad Oblast on the Kareliyan Isthmus. It’s on the Vuoksa River, which flows eventually into Lake Ladoga from its source in Lake Saimaa in Finland.

No sir, this AIN’T PhotoShop… this is the real deal. An architect built this little gem in the early 2000s… his name was Andrei, so, he dedicated it to Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called (Андрей Первозванный: Andrei Pervozvanny). The lake is 108 square kilometres (42 square miles) in area, with 18 square kilometres (7 square miles) being taken up by Olesny Island (it’s roughly 5 kilometres (3 miles) long by 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) wide). This little bit is one of the smaller islets, which take up 15 square kilometres (6 square miles) of area. So, the lake has 75 square kilometres (29 square miles) of water and 33 square kilometres (13 square miles) of islands within it.

BMD

Friday, 12 December 2014

12 December 2014. Our Great Russian Motherland… Moscow’s Winter Wonderland

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The first significant snowfall hit the Russian capital on 10 December. This image shows the State Historical Museum in Manezhnaya Square, in central Moscow.

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A couple in the Aleksandrovsky Sad.

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Two women walking in the snow in Red Square.

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Snow falling on the towers of the Historical Museum.

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St Basil Cathedral covered in snow.

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Yuri Dolgoruky monument.

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Christmas Fair in Red Square.

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Shoveling snow on Red Square.

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Trees decorated for the holidays in central Moscow.

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Merry-go-Round in Red Square.

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The first significant snowfall hit the Russian capital on 10 December. Up to 20 percent of the monthly snowfall amount fell in some areas of the city during the day. More than 10,000 snowploughs cleaned up the snow-covered streets.

11 December 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/en/non-political/766361

Thursday, 23 October 2014

23 October 2014. Politics Through a Cartoonist’s Eyes

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. A Farewell to Arms. 2014

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00 Wang Xiaoying. USA vs Russia. 2014

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Championship Title Race for the Biggest Economy in the World. 2014

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00 V C Rogers. North Carolina Republiccans. 19.10.14

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Coming Home! 2014

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00 Our Cause is Just!

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Goodbye Moron! 2014

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00 Rob Rogers. GOP Guide to Leadership. 19.10.14

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Hey, get me out of this! 2014

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00 Rob Rogers. NATO. He's Been Stuck Like That AInce the End of the Cold War. 19.10.14

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. International Girls Day. 2014

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00 Matt Wuerker. The Ironic Curtain. 2009

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. It doesn't have anything about dealing with a bear! 2014

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00 Matt Wuerker. I Think that You Used It All on Syria. 2014

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. You don't understand! 2014

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. We Have Long Arms! 2014

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Law n' Order in Ferguson. 2014

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00 Don't Wake Up the Russian Bear. 19.10.14

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Law... Order... Honour... 2014

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00 David Horsey. That's Not Far Enough. 2011

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Putin did It! 2014

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00 Christian Adams. Next! 2014

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Sanctions. No Way! 2014

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00 Christian Adams. G8 Selfie! 2014

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. That's Not Real Money! 2014

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00 Bob Englehart. Sharia Laws. 19.10.14

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. V V Putin on traitors. 2014

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23 October 2014. Our Great Russian Motherland… The Cruiser “Avrora” in Drydock in St Petersburg… Russia PRESERVES Its History… the USA Spits on Theirs

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This year, the historic cruiser Avrora went into drydock in St Petersburg for repairs. It was last drydocked in the ’80s. For a ship over a century old that’s still afloat, it’s in very good shape. It fired the opening shots of the October Revolution at the Winter Palace, and it was present throughout the 900 Days. Its guns were mounted in an armoured train during the VOV to help defend the city.

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