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Monday, 22 September 2014

22 September 2014. American Cosmonauts Have to Go into Space on Russian Spaceships

00 ISS crew. cosmosnauts. russian. usa. 22.09.14

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Art and our study of it, and faith and religion, are eternal, and as long as mankind lives, it will have a keen yearning to probe deeper into the essence of it all.

The penetration of primitive Western religious notions into our lives is a phenomenon extremely dangerous to Russian culture. A country that has given much to world culture (remember Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, and many others), is transformed into a place where American scum congregate. Therefore, in this regard, one can understand the French, who protect their culture and language, and the Chinese, who decided to prevent the “Westernisation” of their society. Unfortunately, today, our culture and morality have become something of secondary importance, and all this is more and more worrying… it appears that people have lost their consciences. There’s a new “truism” in our lives… knocking out the maximum profit by any means, but that leads to the death of moral evaluation, ethical behaviour, and principled motivation for actions, without which, a healthy society can’t exist.

B V Raushenbakh

Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR

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The Soyuz TMA-14M crew is cosmonauts Aleksandr Samokutyayev, Yelena Serova, and American Barry Wilmore, who stand by a model of the Soyuz-FG rocket at the Baikonur Space Centre in Kazakhstan. Note well that American cosmonauts have to go into space on Russian craft, as the USA wasted its money on useless wars, giveaways to the Affluent Effluent, and a bloated prison and police system (the USA is the Prison House of All the Nations by per capita count, by the way). This puts a different face on the rants of Rich Lowry, George Will, Patrick Buchanan, and Rod Dreher, doesn’t it? Americans have to ride Russian spacecraft to the cosmos so that the USA can pretend that it’s the SOLE SUPERPOWER. Now, kids, THAT’S an unmitigated crock o’ shit…

Puts a new light on “sanctions”, doesn’t it?

BMD

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

21 April 2014. RIA-Novosti Infographics. RadioAstron Russian Space Observatory

00 RIA-Novosti Infographic. RadioAstron Russian Space Observatory. 21.04.14

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The RadioAstron Space Observatory became the first new space astrophysical object created by Russian specialists in many years. RadioAstron studies the nuclei of galaxies, supermassive black holes, magnetic fields, and cosmic rays. This RIA-Novosti Infographic gives more details about this project.

12 February 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/science_infographics/20140212/994557650.html

http://en.ria.ru/infographics/20140214/187531888/RadioAstron-Russian-Space-Observatory.html

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

6 April 2014. NASA Claims It’s Cutting ALL Ties With Russia…

00 Baikonur rocket launch. Russian. 06.04.14

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American cosmonauts can’t get into space except on Russian spacecraft… full stop. NASA can’t get cosmonauts into space on its own as the Republican Party blew money that should’ve gone on space research for aggressive wars abroad and massive tax reduction giveaways to the Affluent Effluent. Ergo, NASA’s statement is an utter crock o’ shit with no teeth to it at all. Russia can support a robust space programme… the USA can’t because it’s wasting the money on useless wars in foreign parts and coddling the McMansion set (which pleases Grover Norquist just fine). Reflect on that when you vote this November.

BMD

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Sunday, 12 January 2014

12 January 2014. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The Hare on the Moon

00 Sergei Yolkin. The Hare on the Moon. 2013

The Hare on the Moon

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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Any Russian would immediately understand this cartoon and “laugh out loud” (to us, it’s a real LOL). The Wolf is one of the two protagonists in the famous multifilm series Ну, погоди! (Nu, Pogodi!: Well, Just You Wait!). The Wolf could never catch the Hare, his nemesis… just like the Coyote with the Roadrunner, no? By the way, the cartoonists modelled the Wolf after the famous Soviet actor Vladimir Vysotsky… another point that Russians would immediately catch. Vysotsky was a “bad boy”, who died young, but who was THE iconic figure of his generation… many Russian actors and pop musicians still draw inspiration from him today.

BMD   

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The Chinese lunar rover Yutu (Jade Hare) undocked from its lander after effecting a successful soft landing as part of the Chang’e 3 mission to the Moon, and deployed itself on the lunar surfaceSergei Yolkin has some fun with that.

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20131216/984353299.html

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