Russian scientists have built a computer model which helped them to predict the possible cataclysms in nearest future. The results they got were far from optimistic. For example according to the model Russian winters are going to be very severe, and more than that numerous earthquakes could occur, also such events as aircraft crashes seem very possible.
The cause for all those negative predictions is a temperature growth on the Earth. Those conclusions have a firm scientific base underneath: scientists built a lot of computer models for the last few years, trying to understand what influence on atmosphere causes “greenhouse gases” and “greenhouse effect” in general.
Here I am going to tell you a story of one country. I guess you’ve heard some facts on its past but I am practically sure you don’t know some exact details. So the country in question is USSR, the country which doesn’t exist now, since 1991. The topic of the article is connected with richness, but it’s impossible to understand the roots of the problem if not to make a little digression and to learn some facts about USSR. The main thing I want to point your attention at was a fact that in USSR there was no right for private property for individuals. This might seem unbelievable but it’s true. Nobody was allowed to own things greater than his toothbrush or tv-set. Just stop for a second and try to imagine if all the things that you are got used to would
become impossible for you to own. You can’t own your house or apartment (apartments in USSR were just registered for a person’s name but belonged to the state). You don’t own your property so you can’t sell it and buy new, you can’t just sell it and get money for it! In USSR nobody could buy a property for himself, property was assigned to a person or to a family by a decision of a local branch of Communist party. And more than that you are not allowed to start a business and to own the things connected with business – you can’t have a shop, a warehouse, a service company, actually only state could own any companies. Tell me, but please honestly, can you imagine yourself living in such a place?
The most famous Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich lives mainly in London, UK (Englishmen call him Red Rom) . He owns UK soccer team Chelsea and tries to enter UK high society with all his best. He spent more than $100M for buying new players to Chelsea team. There had been rumors among London high society that if Abramovich’s Chelsea would win European Cap the Queen of England would make Roman a knight, so he would be Sir Roman Abramovich. Last time Chelsea failed to do this, despite the huge sums Mr. Roman spends on it, hopefully they would succeed next time and he won’t be sorry about all the investments he made. Meanwhile let’s see what means of transportation uses Roman Abramovich and his successors in term of financial wealth in Russian hierarchy. Abramovich has a lot of garages across the world, in Russia in London
in USA and in Europe. He has plenty of different cars. The variety of them is also great. There can be found Porche Carrera GT, Aston Martin DB, very special and unique Bentley Brookland which weights 6250 lbs. But his famous car for business visits is Mercedes S600 Pullman. He takes it everywhere he goes it’s been transported with a cargo plane following him worldwide (as well as presidents of Russia or USA do). Of course this car is heavily armoured. There is one interesting fact: Roman never travels in one car with his wife, by his words if the car would be hit by some evil missile or bomb or just would get in accident he doesn’t want his 5 kids would loose both parents at once. Wise guy isn’t he? By the way he is only 40 years old. Just a young boy.
As MosNews.com reports an accident happened in the airport. A truck belonging to the anti-terror coalition’s air base crashed into a Tupolev Tu-154 at the Manas airport in Bishkek, a source in the airport told Interfax. The air
base’s truck rammed into the Tu-154 on the tarmac, the source said. “The vehicle was speeding along the runway and crashed into the plane’s side. No one was aboard the plane at that moment,” he said.
We are starting our Russian oldtimers review with Chaika GAZ 13. This was an elite car, not for sale for common people in USSR, only for Communist party leaders. Chaika GAZ 13 Years of production: 1959-1981
Overall production: 3179 examlpes (only some 20 universals GAZ-13S and few cabriolets GAZ-13B (1961-1962)) Body: 7-seater 4-door limousine, 2- or 4-door cabriolet, 5-door universal (ambulance)
Late at night drug officers committing a patrol raid across the neighborhood have spotted a young man with a strange behavior, who came out of the forest which surrounds the city. They ordered him to stop and asked if he had drugs or weapons with him. He was negative about that, but officers decided to search him. According to the search procedure they had to
invite two witnesses. So the officers asked a passing by man to spare them a few minutes. The passer-by reacted unexpectedly – he rushed for running away from the patrol. He could not manage to get away – he was seized by policemen. After another witnesses were found both of the guys were searched and both owned some marijuanna.
The pogost of Kizhi (i.e. the Kizhi enclosure) is located on one of the many islands in Lake Onega, in Karelia. Two 18th-century wooden churches, and an octagonal clock tower, also in wood and built in 1862, can be seen there. These unusual constructions, in which carpenters created a bold visionary architecture, perpetuate an ancient model of parish space and are in harmony with the
surrounding landscape. Earlier it was called "subcapital Siberia", a reference to this region of peaceful birds, blue lakes, bubbling rivers and innumerable islands overgrown with woods. Petrozavodsk, the capital of Karelia, is located approximately 300 km from St. Petersburg on the most westerly bay of Lake Onega, the second biggest in Europe after Lake Ladoga.
Gregory Perelman, the man who has solved one of the most complicated mathematical mysteries, which were an object of attraction of the most brilliant minds of the world during one hundred years. And now the world can face a new surprise from this man – he can refuse his award for his prominent mathematical solution, he can refuse the Fields medal. During the millennia mathematicians have pointed to a few mathematical enigmas, and one of the greatest among them is a famous Poincaré conjecture. During 100 years since 1904 none of the numerous versions that were proposed by different mathematicians were rejected as
incorrect. Even a few years ago the idea of this task to be solved seemed to be unreal, and nobody expected the right solution in next few decades. But in November 2002, Russian mathematician from St. Petersburg, Gregory Perelman, son of the famous Russian physicist, author of well known in Russia course of physics “Amusing Physics”, astounded the mathematical world by posting to arXiv the first of a series of eprints in which he claimed to have outlined a proof of Thurston's geometrization conjecture, a result that includes the Poincaré conjecture as a particular case.