first russian laptop elektronika
42 First Russian Laptop

First Russian Laptop

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!).
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different russian vodka, in some regions is forbidden to sell vodka after 9
2 How to buy alcohol after 9pm and on Sundays?

How to buy alcohol after 9pm and on Sundays?

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.
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3 Police in action

Police in action

 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!”
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madonna with kids is not afraid visitng russia inspite of kidnap threats were received
2 Russian Mafia Promises to Kidnap Madonna Kids if She Doesn’t Cancel Her Tour in Russia

Russian Mafia Promises to Kidnap Madonna Kids if She Doesn’t Cancel Her Tour in Russia

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."
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cameroon internet earns millions on
7 Cameroon authorities earn millions on a similarity of “.cm” and “.com” TLDs

Cameroon authorities earn millions on a similarity of “.cm” and “.com” TLDs

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".
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does hen means vista?
25 Does “Vista” mean “Cock” in Lithuanian?

Does “Vista” mean “Cock” in Lithuanian?

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.
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3 Yahoo! is singing

Yahoo! is singing

Just visit Yahoo.com and try to press on the vower sign "!" on their logo. Be sure your
sound and flash is turned on. You'll here some nice "Yahoo" singing. Have a good weekend!
african nations soon would move to europe and usa, including russia
8 Half of animal and plants forms may disappear, causing migration of uncivilized nations to USA and Europe

Half of animal and plants forms may disappear, causing migration of uncivilized nations to USA and Europe

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.
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17 White Power Nazis in McDonald’s (photo)

White Power Nazis in McDonald’s (photo)

This is an actual shot made in Russian branch of McDonald's fast food restaraunt. "White power" and "SS" is
the signs of modern time Nazis or skinheads. Photo is submitted by one of englishrussia.com website.
67 How did the Richest Russians become Rich

How did the Richest Russians become Rich

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?
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