Voices from Russia

Saturday, 3 January 2015

ITAR-TASS Presents… Russian Cities Welcome 2015 with Fireworks and Sparklers

00 new year 01. Moscow. 03.01.15

People wave sparklers as they celebrate the New Year on Red Square in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF, 1 January 2015

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00 new year 02. Moscow. 03.01.15    

Fireworks explode over St Basil Cathedral on Red Square, Moscow

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00 new year 03. St Petersburg. 03.01.15

New Year light show at Palace Square in St Petersburg (Federal City of St Petersburg. Northwestern Federal District) RF

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00 new year 04. St Petersburg. 03.01.15

Festive illuminations on Palace Square in St Petersburg

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00 new year 05. Vladivostok. 03.01.15

New Year fireworks at the Central Square in Vladivostok (Primorsky Krai. Far Eastern Federal District)

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00 new year 06. Vladivostok. 03.01.15

Festive illuminations in Vladivostok

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00 new year 07. Vladivostok. 03.01.15

New Year celebrations at the Central Square in Vladivostok

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00 new year 08. Vladivostok. 03.01.15

Fireworks in Vladivostok

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00 new year 09. Rostov-na-Donu. 03.01.15

New Year’s Eve in an apartment in Rostov-na-Donu (Rostov Oblast. Southern Federal District) RF

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00 new year 10. Rostov-na-Donu. 03.01.15

Local resident on New Year’s Eve in Rostov-na-Donu

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00 new year 11. Kemerovo. 03.01.15

Ice town in Kemerovo (Kemerovo Oblast. Siberian Federal District) RF

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1 January 2015

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/en/non-political/770219

Saturday, 17 November 2012

17 November 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. The Ostankino TV Tower: 45 Years of Operation

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45 years ago, on 5 November 1967, Phase One of the all-Union telecentre project was complete with the commissioning of the Ostankino TV Tower. This radio/TV broadcast tower is at 12 Ulitsa Akademika Koroleva in the Ostankinsky Raion of the Northeastern Administrative Okrug of the Federal City of Moscow (Central Federal District). The government decided to build the tower in 1957, and the builders worked on it from 1963 to 1967. At that time, it was the tallest structure in the world. The design of the tower is a hollow concrete pipe, stayed by compressed steel cables. The tower has two parts… a heavy base and a lighter mast. Its most progressive idea was to use a shallow foundation of only about 4.6 metres (15 feet). The total height of the tower is 540 metres (1,772 feet).

Until 1967, television broadcasts in Moscow beamed from the Shukhov Tower on Ultisa Shabolovka. Work on the tower began in 1960. However, soon, it went into suspension because of doubts about the solidity of the foundation’s construction. The final project draft came out in 1963. Its authors were chief designer Nikolai Nikitin and architects Leonid Batalov and Dmitri Burdin. Upon completion, the tower started broadcasting four television and three radio channels on the air.

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RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20121108/177232883.html

Friday, 16 November 2012

16 November 2012. A Photo Spread. From the Russian Web… Is it Warsaw… or is it Zagreb… or is it Bratislava? NO! It’s Moscow!

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This is the Church of St Louis of France (Eglise Saint Louis des Français à Moscouin Lubyanka Square, the only other functioning Catholic church in Moscow (it has a French/English parish and a Russian parish, whereas the Cathedral is known as the “Polish Church”). In pre-revolutionary times, this was a dedicated “French” parish.

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The above images are of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary in Moscow (Central Administrative Okrug. Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal Region).  Catholicism has (relatively speaking) as many adherents in Russia as Orthodoxy does in the USA. That is, it’s a minor outpost of a major world faith. The Cathedral is known throughout Moscow for its organ and its classical music concerts.

BMD

 

Sunday, 25 December 2011

25 December 2011. “They Stole Our Voice!” The KPRF Takes the Lead in the “Provinces”

Penza (Penza Oblast. Volga Federal District)

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Krasnodar (Krasnodar KraiSouthern Federal District)

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Krasnodar (Krasnodar Krai. Southern Federal District)

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Krasnodar (Krasnodar Krai. Southern Federal District)

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Kirov (Kirov Oblast. Volga Federal District)

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Samara (Samara Oblast. Volga Federal District)

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Samara (Samara Oblast. Volga Federal District)

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Tolyatti (Samara Oblast. Volga Federal District)

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Tula (Tula OblastCentral Federal District)

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Saratov (Saratov Oblast. Volga Federal District)

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Astrakhan (Astrakhan Oblast. Southern Federal District)

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Balakovo (Saratov Oblast. Volga Federal District)

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Tomsk (Tomsk OblastSiberian Federal District)

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Here’s the news that Sophia Kishkovsky REFUSES to write in the New York Times… her motto should be, “I’ll give you all the shit that’s NOT fit to print”. Remember, she and the Grey Lady have an agenda… and its not in your favour. Do recall who used his blat to get her a job… the good word says that Uncle Serge has been a spook for years… so, why should Lil’ Mizz Sophie be any different? Isn’t it NICE how Uncle Serge and Lyonyo took care of Sophie and Anya Schmemann, and got them jobs at the CFR and the NYT? That’s “crony capitalism”, and it’s one of the nastiest things on the face of the planet. To think, Lil’ Mizz Sophie has the god-damn gall to write about Russian corruption when she got her own job through corrupt connections, institutional back-scratching, and the Old Boy Network… Caveat lector, kids…

BMD

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