Voices From Russia, Too

Thursday, 2 January 2014

RIA-Novosti Presents… It’s New Year in Russia!

00 New Year 2014 in Russia 01. Moscow. 02.01.14

Traditionally, Red Square is the centre of New Year festivities in Moscow.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 02. Moscow. 02.01.14

More than 50,000 people jammed Red Square to welcome in the New Year.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 03. Sochi. 02.01.14

This year is the first time that the Winter Olympics will be in Sochi.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 04. Sochi. 02.01.14

New Year fireworks in the main square of the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort in Krasnaya Polyana in Greater Sochi.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 05. Sochi. 02.01.14

New Year’s revellers in the main square of the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort in Krasnaya Polyana in Greater Sochi.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 06. Novosibirsk. 02.01.14

In Novosibirsk, members of a healthy living society celebrated the New Year by jumping into an icy lake.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 07. Grozny. 02.01.14

Fireworks during the New Year celebrations in Grozny in Chechnya.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 08. Moscow. 02.01.14

Muscovites and tourists alike toasted the New Year at Red Square.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 09. Tara (Omsk Oblast). 02.01.14

Ded Moroz with Snegurochka in a car in front of an apartment house in Tara (Omsk Oblast) before going in to bring gifts to the children there.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 10. Vladivostok. 02.01.14

Vladivostok residents rang in the New Year in the central square of the city, where there was a winter village with ice slides and other attractions, as well as highlighting an entertainment programme “Marathon of New Year’s Stories”.

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1 January 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/photolents/20140101/987588102.html

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

27 November 2012. Our Great Russian Motherland. The Komandorsky Islands (photography by Vadim Gippenreiter)

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The Komandorsky Islands are located 175 kilometres (109 miles) east of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, in the Bering Sea. They’re the isolated westernmost extension of the Aleutians (they’re separated from the rest of the chain by 333 kilometres (207 miles), and the native people here are Aleuts, the same as their relatives in Alaska. I’m told that Aleuts from Unalaska AK flew into Bering Island when HH blessed a church here… that wouldn’t be surprising… after all, Vladivostok is far closer to Unalaska than Syosset NY is…

The above photo of sea lions is by the famous Soviet-era photographer Vadim Gippenreiter.

BMD

Thursday, 8 December 2011

8 December 2011. The “Tall” and the “Small” Voted in the RF Gosduma Election… and Gave a Majority to Anti-Western Parties… Do Think on That…

Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev (1946- ) of Moscow and all the Russias votes at his working residence in Chisty Pereulok in Moscow. For security reasons, the Patriarch has always voted at his residence, even in Soviet times.

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Ordinary Russians vote at a polling station in Vladivostok in the Russian Far East.

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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

RIA-Novosti Presents… Luntik: Miraculous Kitten with Four Ears in the Russian Far East

Filed under: animals,everyday life,Russian,weird and wonderful — 01varvara @ 00.00
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An out of the ordinary kitten with four ears lives in an auto repair shop in the Russian city of Vladivostok. The fellows named the kitten Luntik after a cute alien from the moon featured in a Russian popular cartoon.

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Luntik has rapidly become one of the local attractions; a local TV outlet has already shown a piece dedicated to him.

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People come to see the kitten and Luntik poses for photographs with great pleasure.

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Here’s a Luntik cartoon dubbed into English

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Luntik is very curious, just like any kitten his age.

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Only his four ears distinguish Luntik from other kittens.

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Luntik considers the auto repair shop his “territory” and he defends it from all other “aliens”.

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10 August 2010

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/photolents/20100810/160145845.html

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