Voices from Russia

Thursday, 10 October 2013

10 October 2013. A Photo Essay. From the Russian Web… It’s Autumn!

00 It's Autumn! 01. Harrogate ENGLAND UK. 10.10.13

Harrogate (Borough of HarrogateNorth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber Region) ENGLAND UK

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00 It's Autumn! 02. Crawford Notch NH USA. 10.10.13

Crawford Notch (Carroll/Coos Counties. Crawford Notch State Park) NH USA

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00 It's Autumn! 03. Krasnoyarsk Krai RF. 10.10.13

Krasnoyarsk Krai RF

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00 It's Autumn! 04. Potsdam GERMANY. 10.10.13

Potsdam (Bundesland Brandenburg) GERMANY

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00 It's Autumn! 05. Vail CO USA. 10.10.13

Vail (Eagle County) CO USA

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00 It's Autumn! 06. Stolby State Nature Reserve. Krasnoyarsk Krai RF. 10.10.13

Stolby State Nature Reserve. Krasnoyarsk Krai RF

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00 It's Autumn! 07. Tower Bridge. London ENGLAND UK. 10.10.13

Tower Bridge. London (Greater London Region) ENGLAND UK

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00 It's Autumn! 08. Pickering ENGLAND UK. 10.10.13

Pickering (Ryedale DistrictNorth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber Region) ENGLAND UK

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00 It's Autumn! 09. Salem SD USA. 10.10.13

Salem (McCook CountySD USA

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00 It's Autumn! 10. Lakino. Krasnoyarsk Krai RF. 10.10.13

Night Harvesting, Lakino (Bolshemurtinsky Raion. Krasnoyarsk Krai) RF

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

9 October 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. If Only the Weather Forecasters are Right!

00 Sergei Yolkin. If Only the Weather Forecasters are Right! 2013

If Only the Weather Forecasters are Right!

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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Yolkin has Indian Summer as a grandma because “Indian Summer” in Russian is бабье лето (babye leto), literally, “Grandma’s Summer”. If Yolkin were dealing with an English text, he’d probably use an American Indian with a feather bonnet… it’s one of those idiomatic language things.

The guy in the apartment is wearing slippers because Russians consider wearing your street shoes in the house as being бескултурний (beskulturny: “uncultured”, uncouth, “below the salt”, “simply not done”). As one Russian gal said, “Do you want your baby crawling on the same floor that you’ve clomped on in your dirty old shoes? Yuck!” By the way, French Canadians have a similar custom…

BMD

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Forecasters predict light rains and warming up to 16 degrees (61 degrees Fahrenheit) in Moscow this week. Sergei Yolkin thinks that the above scene is likely.

7 October 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20131007/968329729.html

 

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

1 October 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 23-27 September 2013

00 Sergei Yolkin. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin. 23-27 September 2013. 2013

Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 23-27 September 2013

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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Here are the difficulties of the week as Sergei Yolkin saw them… a possible increase in fees for divorceIran after Ahmadinejad, and, of course, the almost complete absence of Indian summer.

1 October 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130927/966317786.html

1 October 2013. A Photo Essay. Our Great Russian Motherland… The Kola Peninsula in Autumn

00 Kola Peninsula Autumn 01. 30.09.13

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00 Kola Peninsula Autumn 09. 30.09.13

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00 Kola Peninsula Autumn 10. 30.09.13

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00 Kola Peninsula Autumn 11. 30.09.13

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00 Kola Peninsula Autumn 12. 30.09.13

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One of the most northernmost parts of Russia is the Kola Peninsula. The ice-free port of Murmansk is here, along with the main Northern Fleet bases of Polyarny and Severomorsk. The Peninsula lies completely within Murmansk Oblast, and virtually all of the oblast’s territory is on the Peninsula. This is one of the most militarily-significant regions in Russia, the main base for Russia’s submarine strategic nuclear deterrent force is here (although Sevmash, the builder of all Russian nuclear-powered submarines, is in Severodvinsk near Arkhangelsk). Nevertheless, most of the Peninsula is wild, with the total population of 800,000 spread over an area of 144,900 square kilometres (55,946 square miles)… 40 percent of the population is in the single city of Murmansk. Most of the people live in a small area between Polyarny on the Barents Sea and Kandalaksha on the White Sea.

BMD

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