Voices from Russia

Sunday, 12 January 2014

12 January 2014. Infographic: A Deep Freeze

00 Infographic. A Deep Freeze. 12.01.14


As a reasoned response to the Rush Limbaugh School of Quack Science and Wishful Thinking, I offer the above infographic. Knowledge IS the antidote to ignorance…

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

5 November 2013. From the Russian Web… A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… the Recent “St Jude Storm”

00 St Jude storm 01. 2013. 05.11.13


00 St Jude storm 02. 2013. 05.11.13


00 St Jude storm 03. 2013. 05.11.13


Now, aren’t you glad to have missed all the excitement? The older I get, the less “excitement” I need. I have plenty of company…


Monday, 21 October 2013

21 October 2013. Only in Russia! Now, HERE’S a Place to “Sit and Think” (Amongst Other Things)

00 Little House in Kara Tyurek meterological station. Altai Mountains. RUSSIA. 21.10.13


This is the “little house” for a meteorological station in Kara Tyurek in the Altai Mountains (it’s 30 klicks (19 miles) away from the nearest village, Kucherla (Ust-Koksinsky Raion. Altai Republic. Siberian Federal District). It’s the highest-altitude weather station in all of Russia! It’s at 2,596 metres (8,517 feet), in the Belukha Nature Park. I’d not want to have the “hot trots” in a raging wind or snowstorm, that’s for certain! How far is it from the main housing, in any case? Is there a window in the back to “admire the scenery?” Perspirin’ minds wanna know…


Monday, 16 September 2013

16 September 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. But What About Indian Summer?!

00 Sergei Yolkin. But What About Indian Summer! 2013

But What About Indian Summer?!

Sergei Yolkin



In Russian, “Indian Summer” is бабье лето (babye leto), which, literally, is “grandma’s summer” (or, as we Russian-Americans would say, “baba’s summer”). It’s one of those idiomatic things in language, which you can only translate by using an equivalent idiom, NOT a literal translation.



According to Gidrometcentr Rossii (Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia), during the first week of September, central European Russia will have typical autumn weather, “Indian Summer” will come later. Sergei Yolkin gives his view of all that.

6 September 2013

Sergei Yolkin



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