Comments for English Russia http://englishrussia.com Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:01:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Comment on Pripyat Infrared Photography [photos] by Horse http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/02/pripyat-infrared-photography-photos/#comment-9661797 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:01:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169424#comment-9661797 Infrared photography shows relative temperatures.

IE hot, warm, and cool in relation to each other in the frame. The more red an object is the hotter, and bluer, the cooler.

Not all of the pictures displayed are IR photographs.

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Comment on Only in Russia: A Car Made Out of Ice That You Can Actually Drive [photos + video] by Rob Nordmann http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/04/only-in-russia-a-car-made-out-of-ice-that-you-can-actually-drive-photos-video/#comment-9661796 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 20:24:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169428#comment-9661796 COOOL!

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Comment on Only in Russia: A Car Made Out of Ice That You Can Actually Drive [photos + video] by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/04/only-in-russia-a-car-made-out-of-ice-that-you-can-actually-drive-photos-video/#comment-9661795 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 18:50:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169428#comment-9661795 I would think the engine and exhaust heat would be a major problem for this cool car. Neat idea for sure.

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Comment on Pripyat Infrared Photography [photos] by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/02/pripyat-infrared-photography-photos/#comment-9661794 Sat, 03 Feb 2018 10:51:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169424#comment-9661794 Can someone explain the point of infra-red photos?

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Comment on Moscow hungry foreigners by John P http://englishrussia.com/2010/02/24/moscow-hungry-foreigners/#comment-9661792 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:02:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=11010#comment-9661792 UK To each his own. During both wars the only food that was usually plentiful was fish and chips. It was one of the main reasons we never really starved. The best fish and chips near where I live is cooked by a Turkish kebab shop. It’s good by ANY standards. Strange old world we live in.

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Comment on At -50 C Car Tires Crack Just Like Piece of Glass [video] by Alex http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/23/at-50-c-car-tires-crack-just-like-piece-of-glass-video/#comment-9661791 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:00:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169416#comment-9661791 The tire cracks but the phone doesn’t :)

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Comment on Soviet Experimental All Terrain Vehicles by RB http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/23/soviet-experimental-all-terrain-vehicles-2/#comment-9661790 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:43:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164500#comment-9661790 Russians know how to build tough stuff,

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Comment on Bitcoin Mining Rigs Caused a Big Fire in a Garage Complex [video] by RB http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/22/bitcoin-mining-rigs-caused-a-big-fire-in-a-garage-complex-video/#comment-9661789 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:33:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169413#comment-9661789 China has these by the thousands, bitcoin is so crazy. What will it end up doing to us? Already each day its up thousands the next day its down by thousands.

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Comment on Special Soviet South Pole Vehicles That Can Go Anywhere and You Can Live in It Too [photos] by RB http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/23/special-soviet-south-pole-vehicles-that-can-go-anywhere-and-you-can-live-in-it-too-photos/#comment-9661788 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:29:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169421#comment-9661788 One day maybe someone will try to start the motors and (choke and sputter and then boom grind grind grind.

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Comment on Where is Buran Now? by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2006/10/04/where-is-buran-now/#comment-9661786 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:57:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=361#comment-9661786 Nyar…..all of that is pure fiction….never happened.

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Comment on The Tall House by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2008/03/24/the-tall-house/#comment-9661785 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 06:23:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1827#comment-9661785 Unpleasant vertical beehives to live in.. Many flats never get any sun ever…..you live your whole life in darkness. and shadows.

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Comment on Crashed camera by ZeroDrop http://englishrussia.com/2010/03/10/crashed-camera/#comment-9661782 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:35:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=11396#comment-9661782 Now, 8 years after my original post, film is totally dead, you can`t find a place where you can develop a film, and a cell phone have more than enough definition to substitute film for everyday use. My Nikon D3200 have 6000×4000 pixels resolution, a quality unthinkable for the regular person 8 years ago.

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Comment on If Your Party Doesn’t Look Like This Don’t Even Bother To Invite Me [photos + video] by Matjaz http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/19/169393/#comment-9661781 Sun, 28 Jan 2018 09:30:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169393#comment-9661781 is this bath connected with some holiday ? Which holiday this is ?
Nice ceremony…

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Comment on Special Soviet South Pole Vehicles That Can Go Anywhere and You Can Live in It Too [photos] by dukeb0y@hotmail.com http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/23/special-soviet-south-pole-vehicles-that-can-go-anywhere-and-you-can-live-in-it-too-photos/#comment-9661780 Sat, 27 Jan 2018 13:05:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169421#comment-9661780 Very very cool pictures…

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Comment on Saving a Seagull Bird Frozen Into an Ice by audeamus http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/12/saving-a-seagull-bird-frozen-into-an-ice/#comment-9661779 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:15:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169382#comment-9661779 well done

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Comment on Russian TV Show for Kids by Bruno http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/25/russian-tv-show-for-kids/#comment-9661777 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:18:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1028#comment-9661777 Best work ever! – Man, probably

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Comment on Special Soviet South Pole Vehicles That Can Go Anywhere and You Can Live in It Too [photos] by да я американка http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/23/special-soviet-south-pole-vehicles-that-can-go-anywhere-and-you-can-live-in-it-too-photos/#comment-9661775 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 21:51:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169421#comment-9661775 I’m sure they’re at the south pole, where there is existing snow that blows around, but no new snow falls, ever. Those vehicles appear to be covered with blown snow only.

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Comment on At -50 C Car Tires Crack Just Like Piece of Glass [video] by Rob Nordmann http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/23/at-50-c-car-tires-crack-just-like-piece-of-glass-video/#comment-9661774 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:42:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169416#comment-9661774 Where did “global warming” go when one need it?

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Comment on At -50 C Car Tires Crack Just Like Piece of Glass [video] by Steve Paterson http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/23/at-50-c-car-tires-crack-just-like-piece-of-glass-video/#comment-9661773 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:57:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169416#comment-9661773 I’ve seen aluminium door handles snap in very cold weather, but I would have thought that steel beads would survive. I Can’t see any beads anywhere.

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Comment on At -50 C Car Tires Crack Just Like Piece of Glass [video] by Reziac http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/23/at-50-c-car-tires-crack-just-like-piece-of-glass-video/#comment-9661772 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:16:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169416#comment-9661772 Betting those are Chinese-made tires — they apparently don’t vulcanize the rubber correctly, so it tends to crack prematurely; I’d guess that’s why it gets shattery at such temperatures. In my experience, down at least to -60F (-51C) American-made tires don’t crack. (I’ve also had American-made tires still good, with no cracks, at over 50 years old, while Chinese-made tires usually start cracking by 5 years or so.)

BTW since this site went to some local video format, I can no longer play videos here. Why not just embed from Youtube?

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Comment on Special Soviet South Pole Vehicles That Can Go Anywhere and You Can Live in It Too [photos] by aldebaran http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/23/special-soviet-south-pole-vehicles-that-can-go-anywhere-and-you-can-live-in-it-too-photos/#comment-9661771 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:27:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169421#comment-9661771 Great post, thank you.
I cannot tell whether they are at the South, or the North pole, but they are not in a running condition, probably haven’t been used in years and lay abandoned and littering the otherwise pristine environment.

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Comment on They Call It Most Dangerous Bridge in Siberia [photos/video] by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/19/they-call-it-most-dangerous-bridge-in-siberia-photosvideo/#comment-9661770 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:50:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169402#comment-9661770 Lumpy….I suggest you move to Russia or Cuba immediately. You will enjoy it immensely. For you it will be like a Paradise. Truly… its your dream country for your happiness.

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Comment on Portraits of People at -42 C Outside by Stan http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/21/portraits-of-people-at-42-c-outside/#comment-9661769 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:46:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169408#comment-9661769 A few fur coats aside, most people are about equally wrapped up to us in England this time of year, though the temperature is about 0.. Siberia might be cold but its a very dry cold and barely any wind

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Comment on They Call It Most Dangerous Bridge in Siberia [photos/video] by Lumpy Gravy http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/19/they-call-it-most-dangerous-bridge-in-siberia-photosvideo/#comment-9661768 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:59:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169402#comment-9661768 Really, Douglas, you seem to be living in some sort of fantasy land by your own making. Or are you being paid for spreading such falsehoods?

Of 17 high-income countries studied by the National Institutes of Health in 2013, the United States had the highest or near-highest prevalence of obesity, car accidents, infant mortality, heart and lung disease, sexually transmitted infections, adolescent pregnancies, injuries, and homicides.

A 2014 survey of the healthcare systems of 11 developed countries found the US healthcare system to be the most expensive and worst-performing in terms of health access, efficiency, and equity.

Despite being among the top world economic powers, the US remains the sole industrialized nation in the world without universal health care coverage.

Prohibitively high cost is the primary reason Americans give for problems accessing health care. At over 27 million, higher than the entire population of Australia, the number of people without health insurance coverage in the United States is one of the primary concerns raised by advocates of health care reform.

Lack of health insurance is associated with increased mortality, about sixty thousand preventable deaths per year, depending on the study.

A 2012 study for the years 2002–2008 found that about 25% of all senior citizens declared bankruptcy due to medical expenses, and 43% were forced to mortgage or sell their primary residence.

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_the_United_States

… and to put this all in the wider context of life in the present day U.S.,
here’s “America: The Grim Truth”

https://americathegrimtruth.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/america-the-grim-truth/

… some country!

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Comment on If Your Party Doesn’t Look Like This Don’t Even Bother To Invite Me [photos + video] by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/19/169393/#comment-9661767 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:44:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169393#comment-9661767 Agreed…all of the video was heavily edited. We don’t even get to see Mr Putin enter the water…..or take his coat off. All very sanitized.

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Comment on They Call It Most Dangerous Bridge in Siberia [photos/video] by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/19/they-call-it-most-dangerous-bridge-in-siberia-photosvideo/#comment-9661765 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:09:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169402#comment-9661765 So please ignore my comment and advice about dangerous trucks.
Medical care is available to everyone regardless of ability to pay for it…..that is the law in every state of the USA..

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Comment on Portraits of People at -42 C Outside by Lumpy Gravy http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/21/portraits-of-people-at-42-c-outside/#comment-9661764 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:19:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169408#comment-9661764 I think the woman in the silver space suit looks quite sexy … in a spacy sort of way.

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Comment on They Call It Most Dangerous Bridge in Siberia [photos/video] by Lumpy Gravy http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/19/they-call-it-most-dangerous-bridge-in-siberia-photosvideo/#comment-9661763 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:44:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169402#comment-9661763 I have just looked up Vitim River in Wikipedia and found that it is actually a very substantial, almost 2000 kilometer long tributary of the mighty Lena … and I hadn’t even heard of it! Schwere Bildungslücke, as they say in Germany :-) Everybody knows Dnieper, Danube, Rhine, Seine, Loire, Rhone and even Po and Thames are prominent little rivers here in Europe. The same goes for North America, South America, Africa … I am quite familiar all major and some minor rivers on these continents. How come I know so little about Russia or the Soviet Union as it was when I went to school? Is it possible that we were systematically undereducated not only about the country’s highly advanced socialist society and its many achievements but even about its geography?

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Comment on They Call It Most Dangerous Bridge in Siberia [photos/video] by inyoureyes http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/19/they-call-it-most-dangerous-bridge-in-siberia-photosvideo/#comment-9661762 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:27:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169402#comment-9661762 Why is it that America and Americans insist on telling the rest of the world how to live yet, they don’t even have a universal health care like their neighbor to the north?

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Comment on Russian Stylish Older Man by inyoureyes http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/12/russian-stylish-older-man/#comment-9661761 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:16:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169384#comment-9661761 Sorry to to break your bubble but any half witted person knows what one may prefer when it comes to art, literature, music,..is a matter of choice and not what media forces nincompoops like you to see as acceptable. That includes choice of style in what he chooses to wear. Get it?

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Comment on Portraits of People at -42 C Outside by Alper http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/21/portraits-of-people-at-42-c-outside/#comment-9661760 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:25:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169408#comment-9661760 Look like ninja’s!

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Comment on If Your Party Doesn’t Look Like This Don’t Even Bother To Invite Me [photos + video] by Milan http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/19/169393/#comment-9661759 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:51:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169393#comment-9661759 He do it right, but in montage they short the video,they put footage from another camera before he finish with crossing him self.

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Comment on Portraits of People at -42 C Outside by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/21/portraits-of-people-at-42-c-outside/#comment-9661758 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:26:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169408#comment-9661758 That’s colder than the inside of a meat freezer.

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Comment on If Your Party Doesn’t Look Like This Don’t Even Bother To Invite Me [photos + video] by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/19/169393/#comment-9661750 Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:32:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169393#comment-9661750 I don’t know this man but I must admit that I admire his get-down-and-gritty behavior. Not afraid to get his yaytsa ice-cold.

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Comment on They Call It Most Dangerous Bridge in Siberia [photos/video] by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/19/they-call-it-most-dangerous-bridge-in-siberia-photosvideo/#comment-9661749 Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:49:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169402#comment-9661749 First photo…..these types of truck and trailers are not allowed on US roads….Russia should know these are very dangerous and unstable on highways.

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Comment on If Your Party Doesn’t Look Like This Don’t Even Bother To Invite Me [photos + video] by kwhunter http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/19/169393/#comment-9661747 Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:03:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169393#comment-9661747 Didn’t he crossed himself the wrong way?!
Orthodox crossing goes U-D/R-L, he did it U-D/L-R like the other denominations

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Comment on Inside of Russian Space Shuttle Buran by Mike http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/08/inside-of-russian-shuttle-buran/#comment-9661735 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:52:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160438#comment-9661735 “Does anybody know how that are both planes very similar. American and Russian. Well i prefer Russian” Good for you! Can you guess who copied whom?

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Comment on American visiting Russia and taking photos in 1950s 1970s by DUSTY http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/20/american-visiting-russia-and-taking-photos-in-1950s-1970s/#comment-9661732 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:06:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167616#comment-9661732 Why is there a photo of Donna Douglas? (Eli May Clampett)

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Comment on Russian Stylish Older Man by James S http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/12/russian-stylish-older-man/#comment-9661731 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:32:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169384#comment-9661731 Everyone has a style, shame his sucks

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Comment on Russian Stylish Older Man by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/12/russian-stylish-older-man/#comment-9661729 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:28:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169384#comment-9661729 ….but you’d think he could smile…..looks like sourpuss.

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Comment on Russian Stylish Older Man by Jason http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/12/russian-stylish-older-man/#comment-9661718 Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:26:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169384#comment-9661718 What a dude!

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Comment on Russian Stylish Older Man by Kent_Diego http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/12/russian-stylish-older-man/#comment-9661717 Sat, 13 Jan 2018 06:17:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169384#comment-9661717 Nice. Where can I get styles like that?

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Comment on Russian Stylish Older Man by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/12/russian-stylish-older-man/#comment-9661716 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:35:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169384#comment-9661716 Well OK….all is good in Khabarovsk.

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Comment on Soviet Tale About Subway by Papa Karlo http://englishrussia.com/2011/02/25/soviet-tale-about-subway/#comment-9661713 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 23:13:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=38031#comment-9661713 This subway was built in exactly same years when several million of Soviet citizens died from state-organized famine. Google photos of dead bodies on the streets of Kiev with people simply walking by on their business.

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Comment on How is 1800 Tons of Gold Being Stored in Main Gold Storage of Russia by NeoVg http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/08/how-is-1800-tons-of-gold-being-stored-in-main-gold-storage-of-russia/#comment-9661711 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:15:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169377#comment-9661711 It was meant as example for “the cheapest way to to get” and could also apply to “buying from someone else” instead of “mining it” – of course under the assumption one would actually like to buy gold.
The point is: Everything is _at most_ worth what someone is _willing_ to pay for it. If mining 1 kg of gold cost you more than you receive when selling it, you lose money.In that case, it is _not_ worth the cost of mining. Simple.

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Comment on How is 1800 Tons of Gold Being Stored in Main Gold Storage of Russia by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/08/how-is-1800-tons-of-gold-being-stored-in-main-gold-storage-of-russia/#comment-9661710 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:46:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169377#comment-9661710 If the gold is not worth what it cost to mine it then what is the point. Generally speaking the average person does not do his own mining.

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Comment on How is 1800 Tons of Gold Being Stored in Main Gold Storage of Russia by NeoVg http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/08/how-is-1800-tons-of-gold-being-stored-in-main-gold-storage-of-russia/#comment-9661709 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:50:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169377#comment-9661709 Frequent misunderstanding. It’s not worth at least the cost of mining, but what someone is willing to give for. If someone wants gold, he will pay _at most_ what it would cost him to mine it by himself (of course, otherwise it would be cheaper to mine it instead of buying it).

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Comment on How is 1800 Tons of Gold Being Stored in Main Gold Storage of Russia by NeoVg http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/08/how-is-1800-tons-of-gold-being-stored-in-main-gold-storage-of-russia/#comment-9661708 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:45:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169377#comment-9661708 Actually the gold standard was very toxic for the growth of economy. The amount of money must scale with the size of the economy – not just the amount of mined gold. Otherwise the simply isn’t enough money for trading, deflation starts and the economy is killed, since nobody is interested in investing money anymore, since it’s better to just put it in a safe and wait. Nevertheless the US did some major mistakes and the Dollar wouldn’t be worth anything now if it weren’t a key currency used by many other countries for important trade. But that has nothing to do with the gold standard.

A gold reserve actually isn’t of any real use for inner economy, but for international trade. Other countries need to have trust to get something worth for them in exchange for goods they sell you. This can be your own currency, if they are sure they can buy stuff they want from you with that currency. If they can’t, because your economy sucks and basically only sells some raw materials and weapons (as the Russian’s does ;)), you need a reserve of something they like to have in exchange for the money you gave them for their good. This reserve can be other (trusted) currency or just gold.

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Comment on How is 1800 Tons of Gold Being Stored in Main Gold Storage of Russia by Indy http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/08/how-is-1800-tons-of-gold-being-stored-in-main-gold-storage-of-russia/#comment-9661707 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:18:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169377#comment-9661707 1800 tons, including more than 100 tons stolen from Romania during WWI, and more from some other countries afterwards.

Russia : thief one day, thief always !

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Comment on How is 1800 Tons of Gold Being Stored in Main Gold Storage of Russia by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/08/how-is-1800-tons-of-gold-being-stored-in-main-gold-storage-of-russia/#comment-9661706 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 01:28:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169377#comment-9661706 Gold is worth at least the cost of mining it….which varies depending on where its mined.

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Comment on How is 1800 Tons of Gold Being Stored in Main Gold Storage of Russia by p51d007 http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/08/how-is-1800-tons-of-gold-being-stored-in-main-gold-storage-of-russia/#comment-9661705 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:29:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169377#comment-9661705 Wish they would do the same as in Ft. Knox Kentucky USA, to either prove or disprove the gold it there. So many rumors about there NOT being gold there. Last time “outsiders” saw it was in the early 70’s when they took an inventory. Funny…about the same time the USA left the gold standard, and the USA debt started to go through the roof.
Money use to be printed and circulated, ONLY if there was a like amount of gold & silver on deposit with the federal reserve. Now, paper money is pretty much worthless. Oh, it’s backed by “the good faith and credit of the United States Government”…yeah, that and a couple dollars will get you a cup of coffee!

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Comment on How is 1800 Tons of Gold Being Stored in Main Gold Storage of Russia by Tutan Camon http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/08/how-is-1800-tons-of-gold-being-stored-in-main-gold-storage-of-russia/#comment-9661704 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:26:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169377#comment-9661704 You can’t eat gold,you can’t heat with gold.So,the REAL value of gold is zero!Nada,zilch.

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Comment on Soviet Crimea as Seen in 1967 By Georg Oddner by Zig http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/02/soviet-crimea-as-seen-in-1967-by-georg-oddner/#comment-9661703 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:00:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169284#comment-9661703 So, seriously – What did it take to get a permition / referal to be able to go for a holiday in Crimea, those days? People looked pretty content…hahaha…they won a “lotto”, comrade. The quarry work-hero got a week rest on a pebbly beach :-)

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Comment on Russian Women Students of Airborne Forces School by Mike http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/23/russian-women-students-of-airborne-forces-school/#comment-9661699 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:59:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169256#comment-9661699 Bizzare. Very nice looking girls, but there are no better jobs for them in Russia? Airborne troops, snipers and APC drivers, really? Nurses, teachers, mothers?

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Comment on Weird Photos from Russia Part 22 by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/03/weird-photos-from-russia-part-22/#comment-9661698 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 01:19:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169375#comment-9661698 “The authorities of the territory of the Luhansk People’s Republic occupied by Kiev solemnly opened a new sewer. Users of social networks caustically ridiculed the absurd event”.They “laughed at the grand opening in social networks networks of water supply in the Russian city of Tomsk”. “Since my childhood I remember problems with water in the Cretaceous.” Our water supply network has not been repaired for half a century, and today we have opened the water supply from the 2nd lift station. “The reconstruction of the water supply network of the village is coming to an end. It is a small step towards the development of a quality life and a communal great victory,” – wrote an official in 2017.

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Comment on Weird Photos from Russia Part 22 by Darkness99 http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/03/weird-photos-from-russia-part-22/#comment-9661697 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:15:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169375#comment-9661697 While looking at the pic with the manhole cover opening ceremony I suspected, that it’s too weird even for Russia. So, brief googlin showed, that it’s Starobelsk, Ukraine. Now things add up =)

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Comment on Weird Photos from Russia Part 22 by Reziac http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/03/weird-photos-from-russia-part-22/#comment-9661695 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:15:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169375#comment-9661695 In Russia, time travel works!

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Comment on Weird Photos from Russia Part 22 by John http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/03/weird-photos-from-russia-part-22/#comment-9661692 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 03:31:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169375#comment-9661692 I never want to miss another manhole opening ceremony ever again.

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Comment on Romance Of The Hermit’s Life by Raleigh Cansler http://englishrussia.com/2011/01/07/romance-of-the-hermits-life/#comment-9661690 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:46:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=31975#comment-9661690 Hey, thanks for the blog. Want more.

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Comment on Weird Photos from Russia Part 22 by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2018/01/03/weird-photos-from-russia-part-22/#comment-9661688 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 21:59:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169375#comment-9661688 Love the carrots in the washing machine…at least you know they’re clean.

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Comment on The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/30/the-biggest-mosque-of-central-asia/#comment-9661687 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 21:44:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=124076#comment-9661687 Well sorry to say but this is not really a religion but rather a form of government. The religious part is just a thin veneer for public relations.

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Comment on Winter Moscow and St. Petersburg by jeff http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/22/winter-moscow-and-st-petersburg/#comment-9661686 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:35:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169329#comment-9661686 To Indy, if you feel that way then dont go to Russia. Nobody is forcing you and its your loss.

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Comment on Comfort Town In Kiev by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/23/comfort-town-in-kiev/#comment-9661683 Mon, 01 Jan 2018 22:32:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112567#comment-9661683 I’m sorry but these colors are insulting to human beings…..just ugly in the extreme. Sad

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Comment on Russian Guy Turns his Small Truck into Ferrari Testarossa by DFVS http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/26/russian-guy-turns-his-small-truck-into-ferrari-testarossa/#comment-9661682 Mon, 01 Jan 2018 03:31:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169371#comment-9661682 So why don’t you ever tell us what’s under the hood?
Is it still powered by the tiny Daewoo engine or did he put something bigger in there with more power?
Is he running a Hayabusa engine, perhaps?

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Comment on Aftermath of Explosions in Ukrainian Ammo Warehouse by Plano, TX http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/28/aftermath-of-explosions-in-ukrainian-ammo-warehouse/#comment-9661681 Mon, 01 Jan 2018 02:50:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169211#comment-9661681 God bless injured and deceased.

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Comment on 1960s: Soviet Children by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2011/04/05/1960s-soviet-children/#comment-9661680 Sun, 31 Dec 2017 22:41:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=43065#comment-9661680 Capitalism can be very bad but its better than all the alternatives.

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Comment on Kiev, Ukraine, Today by Carroll B. Merriman http://englishrussia.com/2013/03/24/kiev-ukraine-today/#comment-9661679 Sat, 30 Dec 2017 10:20:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=122078#comment-9661679 The best site I saw , Thank you for your troubles

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Comment on Russian Newest TU-160M Modernized Strategic Bomber by Mike http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/17/russian-newest-tu-160m-modernized-strategic-bomber/#comment-9661678 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 05:27:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169300#comment-9661678 I don’t consider people sitting in government subsidized housing, with governments provided food coupons, monetary subsidies for kids with no daddy, free clinics, watching 65 inch flat TVs and getting fat to be “massively impoverished”. Lazy, unwilling to work or change their situation. Applies to many blacks and low class whites. But I have also met some blacks that work hard and are making payments on status symbols such as owning a Mercedes Benz.

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Comment on Russian Pilot Escaped to USA on Super Secret Air Force MiG-25 Jet by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/russian-pilot-escaped-to-usa-on-super-secret-air-force-mig-25-jet/#comment-9661677 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 05:24:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168758#comment-9661677 Sorry to make wrong post. He is alive. Wiki reports:
Born February 15, 1947 (age 70)

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Comment on Russian Newest TU-160M Modernized Strategic Bomber by Mike http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/17/russian-newest-tu-160m-modernized-strategic-bomber/#comment-9661676 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 05:20:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169300#comment-9661676 Poverty in USA are those too lazy to work for their future or mentally ill. There are opportunities that Russians can only dream about. And all that stuff that Russians bought elsewhere, like computers, Internet and cell phones were designed and produced elsewhere. I think the Olympics situation where Putin, FSB and athletes massively cheated with performance enhancing drugs in order to make themselves look better than they are is the 21st counterpart of Potemkin Vilkage. Eventually we may find out where this snipers that caused massacre in Kiev came from, would not surprise me one bit if GRU has bloody hands. That’s how Russians started their war in Afghanistan- killed every one in government. So don’t talk about someone else starting a coup and keep your soldiers on vacation with tanks at home. They will start coming home in bits and pieces after Javelins are delivered to Ukraine army. Just like Stingers decimated Russian aviation in Afghanistan.

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Comment on Russian Pilot Escaped to USA on Super Secret Air Force MiG-25 Jet by tanksoldier http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/russian-pilot-escaped-to-usa-on-super-secret-air-force-mig-25-jet/#comment-9661675 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 04:58:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168758#comment-9661675 Belenko was on a training mission with other MIG 25s but all were unarmed. He didn’t shoot anyone to gain access to the aircraft an he didn’t drug anyone. By the time the Sovs realized what he was doing he was already in Japan. The Japanese did charge the Sovs US $40,000 to crate up the parts and for damage to their airfield, which is funny. He did have a wife in Russia and one son… not four. The Sovs DID spread several stories about his being captured, executed and otherwise brought to justice… but he’s still alive at 70, not dead as claimed above. Yes, he was a traitor, but in a system as broken and corrupt as the former Soviet Union, and with his marriage failing anyway, why not try to make something better for yourself? It’s pretty much been proven by the few who have gone the OTHER way that even tho things can be bad in the US they aren’t nearly as pathetic as the USSR was or North Korea is now.

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Comment on Soviet Kids Drawings Back from 1930s by Chris Sobieniak http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/22/soviet-kids-drawings-back-from-1930s/#comment-9661674 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 03:59:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169364#comment-9661674 It is interesting to think of the shorten lives some of these children had given when these were made. Certainly an interesting look into Soviet life from that point of view.

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Comment on Russian Newest TU-160M Modernized Strategic Bomber by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/17/russian-newest-tu-160m-modernized-strategic-bomber/#comment-9661673 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:07:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169300#comment-9661673 Check out the wages in Russia. They are near bottom of the chart. Yes, they have nuclear weapons, Internet, computers, cell phones but they have also have small micro apartments, massive apartment buildings with no parking and antiquated medical facilities. If you’re in Russia as a tourist….don’t get sick.

Yes, there is massive poverty in the USA. The greed of landowners and housing providers is horrific.

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Comment on Russian Guy Turns his Small Truck into Ferrari Testarossa by p51d007 http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/26/russian-guy-turns-his-small-truck-into-ferrari-testarossa/#comment-9661672 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:06:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169371#comment-9661672 I’ve seen Ferrari’s, never cared for them, but this sure doesn’t look like any I’ve seen. Hat’s off for the creativity of some of these, but that isn’t a Ferrari.

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Comment on Russian Newest TU-160M Modernized Strategic Bomber by Gazza http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/17/russian-newest-tu-160m-modernized-strategic-bomber/#comment-9661671 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:14:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169300#comment-9661671 Yeah, cuz there’s no poverty in the USA… idiot…

BTW which nation reneged on not expanding NATO? or pulled out of ABM treaty? or bombed Serbia and gave Kosovo to mafia-backed terrorists? or engineered a coup in Ukraine and backed the coup regime to attack Donbass? or backed AQ and other wahabbi terror groups in their attempt at a Syrian regime change?

Yeah sure, Russia must be “paranoid”….

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Comment on Russian Guy Turns his Small Truck into Ferrari Testarossa by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/26/russian-guy-turns-his-small-truck-into-ferrari-testarossa/#comment-9661669 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 21:25:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169371#comment-9661669 Kinda interesting but not sure what he has accomplished.

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Comment on Abandoned Moskvitch Car Spent 25 Years in a Damp Garage [pics] by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/25/abandoned-moskvitch-car-spent-25-years-in-a-damp-garage-pics/#comment-9661668 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 01:51:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169366#comment-9661668 The question is….will it start?

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Comment on Everyday Russian Photos with a Deep Sense of Being by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/20/everyday-russian-photos-with-a-deep-sense-of-being/#comment-9661667 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 23:54:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160986#comment-9661667 “Russia is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” – Winston Churchill

The same can be said about the USA.

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Comment on Fashion of First Ladies of Russia: Wifes of Russian Leaders From Kruschev to Putin by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/30/fashion-of-first-ladies-of-russia-wifes-of-russian-leaders-from-kruschev-to-putin/#comment-9661666 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 21:25:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169273#comment-9661666 The communist rulers of the USSR were all criminals who used murder and exile to rise to the Top. If some random Politburo member was deemed too Conservative, they simply had him killed.

The Soviet people were tired of the top-down control of consumer goods. They craved free and open market system. The lack of consumer goods in Russia was appalling in Soviet times.

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Comment on Winter Moscow and St. Petersburg by www http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/22/winter-moscow-and-st-petersburg/#comment-9661665 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 16:05:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169329#comment-9661665 Such tourists like you and your friends with brainwashed by mass-media like BBC – brainwashed broacast corporation and CNN are not needed here. Stay home and watch your propaganda further

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Comment on Fashion of First Ladies of Russia: Wifes of Russian Leaders From Kruschev to Putin by Slaven http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/30/fashion-of-first-ladies-of-russia-wifes-of-russian-leaders-from-kruschev-to-putin/#comment-9661664 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 12:29:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169273#comment-9661664 gorbachev and his wife were no communists. gorbachev was a member of Club of Rome a globalist masonic order and it shows in everything he didi jus as in his wives clothing. He was a saboteur and ruined the great USSR on purpose. He also was the main player in FIMACO affair which stole 50 bln US$ ( 1991. denominated, today much much more ) and his Belazheva gang established oligarchy in Russia. Very sad.

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Comment on Harsh Realities of 1917 Revolution in Paintings of a Petrograd Police Officer by Slaven http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/07/harsh-realities-of-1917-revolution-in-paintings-of-a-petrograd-police-officer/#comment-9661663 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 12:19:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169291#comment-9661663 papa karlo you must be very big moron in rela life. It was a War Communism in a completely war ruined and mismanaged country by tsar Nikolai II incompetence. What did you expect roses falling from the sky?!?!?!!?!?

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Comment on Soviet Happiness: Photos of Soviet People Happily Spending Their Free Time by Slaven http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/19/soviet-happiness-photos-of-soviet-people-happily-spending-their-free-time/#comment-9661662 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 12:16:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169327#comment-9661662 Soviet life before demon gorbachev came and sabotaged the whole country. May he rest in eternal Hell…

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Comment on 70 Year Old Belorussian Retired Man Doesn’t Want to Get Old, Becomes Bodybuilder by Slaven http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/17/70-year-old-belorussian-retired-man-doesnt-want-to-get-old-becomes-bodybuilder/#comment-9661661 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 12:12:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169319#comment-9661661 That is an Old Slavic bloodline right there. Great to see such a man at that age with no steroid in his system .You sir are my idol. May Perun bless you.

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Comment on Russian Abandoned Railroad Graveyard by Slaven http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/09/russian-abandoned-railroad-graveyard/#comment-9661660 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 12:04:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169296#comment-9661660 So true.

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Comment on Russian Abandoned Railroad Graveyard by Slaven http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/09/russian-abandoned-railroad-graveyard/#comment-9661659 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 12:04:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169296#comment-9661659 It is being saved as a method to keep idiots such as you away from sleep at night. Also they are memory from the time when Russia was a world power before gorbachev sabotaged it on behalf of his western globalist masonic masters. Is that clear enough for you genius?

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Comment on Man makes nice looking Soviet trucks out of play-doh by Reziac http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/22/man-makes-nice-looking-soviet-trucks-out-of-play-doh/#comment-9661658 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 06:53:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169361#comment-9661658 Really nice work. Not only the attention to detail, but the look of being as solid and well-used as a real truck.

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Comment on Soviet Kids Drawings Back from 1930s by L R Tuggle http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/22/soviet-kids-drawings-back-from-1930s/#comment-9661657 Sat, 23 Dec 2017 19:41:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169364#comment-9661657 So many of the these artists probably died in WW II – they were the right age to serve. The Kirov pieces were interesting. No one had any idea of what this would lead to. Stalin (who probably had him assassinated) used his death as an excuse for a great purge of the old Bolsheviks (accusing them of being involved) and once again “thin out the herd”.

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Comment on Man makes nice looking Soviet trucks out of play-doh by Horse http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/22/man-makes-nice-looking-soviet-trucks-out-of-play-doh/#comment-9661656 Sat, 23 Dec 2017 19:30:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169361#comment-9661656 Beautiful job, very talanted!

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Comment on Man makes nice looking Soviet trucks out of play-doh by Brian Olson http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/22/man-makes-nice-looking-soviet-trucks-out-of-play-doh/#comment-9661655 Sat, 23 Dec 2017 03:39:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169361#comment-9661655 Amazing attention to detail. Thanks for sharing.

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Comment on Winter Moscow and St. Petersburg by Indy http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/22/winter-moscow-and-st-petersburg/#comment-9661653 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 20:39:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169329#comment-9661653 I wish Russia stops its agression of neighboring countries (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia) and leave their territories (Transnistria, Crimea, Donbas, Abkhazia, South Ossetia). Then, I’ll be delighted to come back to Moscow and give my money to Russian tourist industry. In the mean time, tourism in Russia ? Without me and all my friends, and their friends…

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Comment on Man makes nice looking Soviet trucks out of play-doh by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/22/man-makes-nice-looking-soviet-trucks-out-of-play-doh/#comment-9661652 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:11:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169361#comment-9661652 Nice but it appears that he’s made one truck.

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Comment on Examples of Soviet Cars Modifications That Were Popular Back Then in USSR by dukeb0y@hotmail.com http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/18/examples-of-soviet-cars-modifications-that-were-popular-back-then-in-ussr/#comment-9661650 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:13:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169325#comment-9661650 More!!! Love the cars and the mods.

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Comment on 70 Year Old Belorussian Retired Man Doesn’t Want to Get Old, Becomes Bodybuilder by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/17/70-year-old-belorussian-retired-man-doesnt-want-to-get-old-becomes-bodybuilder/#comment-9661649 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 23:49:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169319#comment-9661649 …the body can only take so much….he may have overdone it.

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Comment on Soviet Happiness: Photos of Soviet People Happily Spending Their Free Time by Ben Jurqunov http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/19/soviet-happiness-photos-of-soviet-people-happily-spending-their-free-time/#comment-9661648 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:48:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169327#comment-9661648 Happy Soviets always give me a boner.

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Comment on The Day of Memory And Mourning by Mike http://englishrussia.com/2011/06/21/the-day-of-memory-and-mourning/#comment-9661643 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:16:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=56753#comment-9661643 “shotgun” MG34? try: machine gun MG34.

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Comment on Faces of War (Chechnya, 1999) by Jacob http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/05/faces-of-war-chechnya-1999/#comment-9661641 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:41:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169314#comment-9661641 A couple of notes about the Second (1999) Chechen war.

Unlike in the first war (1994-96), best effort was made to use professional full time army troops, internal ministry troops, special forces, and other full-time troops. The conscripts were used mostly in the secondary roles.

The second thing is that however grim these pictures will look to you, it was the first war that was truly devastatingly brutal to the russian troops. That’s because being drunk on whatever Yeltsin was drinking, the Russian generals have completely underestimated the strength of the enemy and sent in a badly equipped and trained conscript army to conquer Grozny thinking that the separatists are a bunch of bandits who will run away once they sight a tank. On new years eve in 1994, the columns of tanks entered Grozny from different sides and were nearly completely annihilated. The rest of the first was a complete fuckup, including the fact that once Russian troops captured most Chechnya at a great cost, Yeltsin, anxious to get reelected in 1996 signed a “peace treaty” with Chechen separatists, by which Russia as required to withdraw all troops, and basically let separatists have their way while calling it a “victory”.

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Comment on Army Instagram by Douglas http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/27/army-instagram/#comment-9661640 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 06:12:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=121726#comment-9661640 Serving in the military is always stressful…..at least you can be somewhat relaxed when you eat and sleep.

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Comment on 70 Year Old Belorussian Retired Man Doesn’t Want to Get Old, Becomes Bodybuilder by Lipto http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/17/70-year-old-belorussian-retired-man-doesnt-want-to-get-old-becomes-bodybuilder/#comment-9661639 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 01:06:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169319#comment-9661639 “Man should have silver color on his head, gold in his pocket and iron in his pants”

Gonna have to go with that, brother. Perhaps not the most poetic words, but, they do have a certain ‘weight’.

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Comment on The 22nd Brigade: A Good Example Of Military Prowess by Mina http://englishrussia.com/2011/07/03/the-22nd-brigade-a-good-example-of-military-prowess/#comment-9661638 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:23:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=57938#comment-9661638 thanks ^_^ amazing…

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