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Sunday, 20 November 2016

20 November 2016. Only in Russia… A Tractor-Pull of a Different Sort…



On 7 November, Belarusian athlete Dmitri Belaits (2nd left) and Russian athlete Mikhail Shivlyakov (left) pulled a new Belarus-4522 tractor during its initial rollout near the Minsk Tractor Plant in Minsk (Belarus).


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

15 November 2016. Echoes of the Past: Closing Ceremony, 22nd Summer Olympics (4 August 1980, Moscow USSR)


The USA tried to ruin the 1980 Olympics… it boycotted them and pressured other countries to do so. The Anglos are sanctimonious and smarmy. I hate their pretence and their arrogant juvenile ways. They point the finger of censoriousness at others… whilst their own hands drip with the blood and gore of those they stepped on to steal their riches. One of the worst of the lot was Hillary Clinton… she threw tantrums… when she did so, she had countries bombed and people murdered. I’m glad that she lost the election. I’m not so sure about Trump either… “Make America great again”… I think not… The Trail of Tears, slavery, Wounded Knee, the Bonus Marchers, the “Gilded Age”, and Hiroshima, to name just a few. America isn’t unique, exceptional, or indispensable. It’s just a normal country like any other… which is why they should’ve taken part in the Moscow Olympics. However, the Anglos had to posture and preen themselves. They did it again this year… when will the foolishness end?


Thursday, 2 January 2014

RIA-Novosti Presents… Photos of the Week, 21-27 December 2013: Olympic Fire, Ded Moroz, Kobzon the Terrible, and Others…

00 Images of the Week 01. Olympic Flame in Ufa. 02.01.14

A cop on duty during the Olympic torch relay in Ufa.


00 Images of the Week 02. Ded Moroz in Moscow. 02.01.14

Policeman salutes a driver dressed as Ded Moroz, who brought the New Year’s tree to the Moscow Kremlin.


00 Images of the Week 03. Khodorkovsky in Berlin. 02.01.14

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former CEO of YUKOS, at a press conference at the Museum of the Berlin Wall {the place is a crapitalist rip-off, the admission is 12.50 Euros (564 Roubles. 17 USD. 18 CAD. 19 AUD. 10.40 UK Pounds) per person! An appropriate venue for a scammer, isn’t it?: editor}.


00 Images of the Week 04. Maidan in Kiev. 02.01.14

Demonstrator at pro-EU rally on the Maidan in Kiev from the Narodnoye Veche  group.


00 Images of the Week 05. Bandy. Kzan vs Moscow. 02.01.14

Dynamo-Kazan goalkeeper Anders Svensson with Yevgeni Ivanushkin (Dynamo-Moscow) and Aleksei Bushuev (Dynamo Kazan) (left to right) in the Russian Super Cup for Bandy.


00 Images of the Week 06. Kobzon and Tereshkova. 02.01.14

Iosif Kobzon, First Deputy Chairman of the RF Gosduma Committee on Culture, and Valentina Tereshkova, Deputy Chairman of the RF Gosduma Committee for International Affairs, at a plenary meeting.


00 Images of the Week 07. Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. 02.01.14

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova leaving the correctional colony after her amnesty.


00 Images of the Week 08. Putin and Nazarbayev. 02.01.14

President Vladimir Putin, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (right to left) before the beginning of the session of the Supreme Council of the Eurasian Economic Community in the Kremlin.


00 Images of the Week 09. Skater Plyushchenko. 02.01.14

Yevgeni Plyushchenko competing in men’s single figure skating short programme at the Russian Cup figure skating championship in Sochi.


00 Images of the Week 10. Kremlin Yolka. 02.01.14

The view from the top of the main New Year’s tree in Cathedral Square in the Moscow Kremlin.


00 Images of the Week 11. Obraztsova & Urin. Bolshoi Opera. 02.01.14

Opera singer Yelena Obraztsova and Vladimir Urin, the Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, at a press conference devoted to the 50th anniversary of Obraztsova’s début on the stage.


00 Images of the Week 12. Ballet in Novosibirsk. 02.01.14

A scene from Tchaikovsky‘s ballet The Nutcracker staged by Igor Zelensky on the stage of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.


00 Images of the Week 13. Ded Moroz. Garden Ring Moscow. 02.01.14

Ded Moroz made a lap around the Garden Ring.


00 Images of the Week 14. Ded Moroz. Moscow Zoopark. 02.01.14

Actors wearing deer antlers play with children at the Moscow Zoopark during a presentation featuring Ded Moroz.


00 Images of the Week 15. Kalashnikov. Izhevsk. 02.01.14

Lying in state of the coffin of small arms designer Lieutenant General Mikhail Kalashnikov at the Cathedral of the Holy Archangel Michael in Izhevsk.


27 December 2013



Monday, 14 October 2013

14 October 2013. Our Great Russian Motherland… The 2014 Sochi Olympic Mascots on Manezh Square

00 Sochi Winter Olympics mascots on Manezh Square. Moscow RUSSIA. 14.10.13


Replicas of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics mascots were placed in Manezh Square in Moscow. The main mascot is the Amur Snow Leopard, whilst the Polar Bear and Hare are secondary symbols.


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