Voices from Russia

Monday, 16 September 2013

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

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But What About Indian Summer?!

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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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.

BMD

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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

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130906/961211947.html

Friday, 5 July 2013

5 July 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The Heat Will NOT Pass!

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The Heat Will NOT Pass!

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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Yolkin’s using hyperbole here. At Verdun, the French rallying cry was, “Ils ne passeront pas!” (They shall not pass!). In other words, we’ll get through it, as we do every summer… there’s no need to get overly dramatic about it. Do you catch the whiff of King Canute and the tide that I do? Great minds DO think alike…

BMD

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June temperatures in European Russia are expected to be average, or slightly above, and in Siberia and the Urals will be hotter than usual . Sergei Yolkin gives us some advice on how to deal with it.

27 June 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130627/946091294.html

Friday, 14 December 2012

14 December 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. What Does the Gulf Stream Have in Store for Us This Winter?

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What Does the Gulf Stream Have in Store for Us This Winter?

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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A rise in the average temperature of Atlantic currents such as the Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Current has led to an increase in the intensity of the movement of air masses from west to east, increasing precipitation in European Russia.

4 December 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20121204/913349722.html

Monday, 23 January 2012

23 January 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World: An Overly Warm Winter

An Overly Warm Winter

Sergei Yolkin

2011

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According to Roman Vilfand, the Director of the RF Hydro-Meteorological Centre December 2011, December 2011 may set a record for warm temperatures, higher than any other recorded during the whole history of meteorological observations in European Russia. The temperature anomaly is about eight degrees (17 degrees Fahrenheit), and significant cooling isn’t expected.

16 December 2011

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://eco.ria.ru/ecocartoon/20111216/518500633.html?byauthor=1?byauthor=1

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