Saturday, 21 November 2009

Russian National Anthem



With English subtitles

Monday, 8 June 2009

A follower? Wow!

I noticed somebody has decided to follow this blog.

That is really lovely, but it makes me feel guilty because I have not updated this blog for ages. Maybe because this has been one of the least popular of my blogs.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Guardian: It is ludicrous to compare modern Russia with the old Soviet Union

Guardian: It is ludicrous to compare modern Russia with the old Soviet Union

'We are a fully integrated part of the global economy, and we respect our neighbours' borders'

by Dmitry Peskov

A spokesman for prime minister Vladimir Putin responds to charges by a Guardian article.

On relations beyond our borders, we are accused on the one hand of expansionist ambitions and having designed a "blueprint to bring back the Soviet Union's geography", and on the other of "becoming increasingly isolationist". It seems we can't win. And it is wrong to state that "Russia's territory now includes Abkhazia and South Ossetia" - they have both made clear that they are determined to retain their hard-won independence, something we are committed to respect.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Traditional Cossack Song

Monday, 8 December 2008

Russia Today: Orthodox leaders arrive for funeral of Aleksy II

Russia Today: Orthodox leaders arrive for funeral of Aleksy II

'The heads of Orthodox Churches from around the world have arrived in Moscow to pay their final respects to Aleksy II, the Russian Patriarch who died on Friday. Thousands of people are continuing to queue to see the body of the Russian Orthodox Church leader lying in state.'

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

BBC News: Nato to discuss ties with Russia

BBC News: Nato to discuss ties with Russia

'Foreign ministers from Nato countries are set to meet in Brussels to discuss resuming co-operation with Russia.'

Friday, 21 November 2008

ABKHAZIA, Land of the beauties

A lovely video celebrating the Republic of Abkhazia that recently declared her independence from Georgia.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Russia Today: Russia’s Buddhist republic sees the light

Russia Today: Russia’s Buddhist republic sees the light

Russia's republic of Kalmykia is the only region in Europe where Buddhism is the dominant religion. Temples were destroyed there during the Soviet era and Buddhism went into decline. But in a new age of tolerance, the steppe region is enjoying a religious renaissance.

Russia Today: Memorial erected to Hungarian invaders

Russia Today: Memorial erected to Hungarian invaders

During World War Two, central Russia was the scene of fierce battles between home troops and Nazi-led invaders. Among Germany’s allies were around 200,000 Hungarian soldiers - more than half of whom died in the fighting. In 2003, federal authorities in the Voronezh region decided to bury remains found over a 60-year period at one memorial.

Russia Today: Kremlin didn’t order murder – Politkovskaya’s son

Russia Today: Kremlin didn’t order murder – Politkovskaya’s son

A Moscow court has ruled the trial of three people charged over the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya will be open to the public. The decision will be welcomed by the murdered journalist's family –who say there is great interest in the case both at home and abroad.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Guardian: Breaking the cold war paradigm

Guardian: Breaking the cold war paradigm
If relations between Russia and the US are to improve, both sides must act on the president-elect's message of change

by James Marson

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

A Tribute to the Byzantine Legacy



A video showing the heritage of the Byzantine empire in several European flags. Set to some beautiful Byzantine chanting.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

ARKONA





Superb female-fronted folk/ black metal from Russia.

Russia Today: Gas exporters agree deal for OPEC-style alliance

Russia Today: Gas exporters agree deal for OPEC-style alliance

'Russia, Iran and Qatar have agreed to form a powerful OPEC-style group for exporting gas. The consortium would control over 60% of the global natural gas reserves - and spark fears in the West that it could lead to higher prices.'

Monday, 20 October 2008

Russia Today: Immigrants the scapegoats of economic woe

Russia Today: Immigrants the scapegoats of economic woe

'With the financial crisis raging, and the threat of recession looming, the British government says it can’t support immigration at its current level. Political analyst John Bourke looks into the implications of the move.'


A Russia Today feature on the United Kingdom- and one which I agree with.