People in Russia who became rich very fast ready to spend hundreds of thousands dollars on the top luxury cars. Moscow is the most populated with expensive cars city in Europe. You can meet them practically on every corner of Moscow downtown. Visitors from Europe say that Moscow is the only city in Europe where you can meet two or three cars worth of more than $200k each at once in one street or standing at one
traffic light. Probably it reminds Arabian countries, where sheikhs love expensive cars also. One difference is that in Moscow the most expensive cars in the world are surrounded by a huge Russia itself, where the average salary of a school teacher is around $1200 a year. That's not a typo, an average school teacher in countryside gets paid not more than $100-$150 per month.
This is first Russian laptop, made under the brand "Elektronika". The production started in 1991 and lasted not very long due to the high price of the device - none of the common people could afford themselves such
devices. The price for the computer was around $6000, that equals 25,000 roubles according to that time's exchange rate, when the average salary across the country was 500 roubles (50 times less!).
As you might know in some states and cities it’s impossible to buy alcohol after 9pm and on Sundays and Holidays. You can’t walk into a store and buy a bottle of whiskey and drink it wherever you want it. In the same time
different bars are allowed to sell alcohol and you can drink to death there. But the prices in bars often much higher than in shops, and there might be a lot of reasons why you don't want to drink in the bar.
An awful video, made with cellular phone cam. Russian police patrol takes a guy from a street, leads him to a quite place and then one policeman punches him in a kidney, demonstrating the techniques he was told in a Police school. The man can’t walk after he was punched, he makes a few
steps and falls down. Here is the transcript of voice-over: - Spread your legs! - Now smile! “So how it was? I didn’t punch too strong” - And now say “I love Police!” - Yeah tell, if you won’t tell I’ll beat you more! - Say “I love Police!”
MADONNA is reportedly being targeted by Russian gangsters who are threatening to kidnap her and her kids in a bid to stop her controversial Confessions tour from reaching Moscow next month (SEP06). The pop queen's husband GUY RITCHIE has called for a step-up in security around his wife and children ROCCO and LOURDES - but the RAY OF LIGHT star remains relaxed. An insider tells British newspaper The Sun, "Madonna is well aware of the kidnap
threats but she is brave and even a little nonchalant when it comes to her own safety. "Guy is seriously concerned and has made it clear that security has to be tightened, just to be on the safe side. "Madonna doesn't anticipate any problems herself but Guy isn't convinced. Her tour director, CHRIS (LAMB), has been on edge after being informed about the security to increase the protection around her."
Internet authorities of Cameroon have found that they are getting millions web requests daily as a result of people typing mistakes. People who type in a domain name sometimes miss a letter "o" and are geting ".cm" at the end of the domain instead of ".com". When you would multiply this to billions of .com requests daily you would understand how many requests land in Cameroon. So what
do you think they have done? They made one template for all non-existent ".cm" domains and now all such requests end at a "search engine" alike webpage. All the clicks on this page are redirected to a search results of a "Pay-Per-Click" search engine Overture. You can try yourself if you want. Just type in any famous domain name but make it ".cm" not ".com".
After the new name for the next generation Windows was announced, people in Russian internet blogs started numerous discussion topics. The reason for those topics was a newsline submitted by an unknown author that “The word Vista means Hen or Cock” in Lithuanian language. At that time there
was no common opinion achieved regarding the matter. Just because Lithuania was the part of USSR, and it's only now a separate state, many people there know Russian and even use Russian as their native language. So there were a lot of such rumors comming directly from them.