Voices from Russia

Sunday, 23 April 2017

23 April 2017. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… This is the Russian Side of the International Space Station

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If you had ANY doubt as to the religious preference of most Russian people…

BMD

Thursday, 28 August 2008

ISS Orbit Adjusted To Dodge Space Junk According to Mission Control

The International Space Station‘s orbit was adjusted to avoid a cluster of space junk, Russia’s Mission Control Center (MCC) said on Thursday. “Information on a possible collision was received from Russian and American services…and was used by the MCC specialists to perform calculations for an ISS orbit adjustment”, mission control said. It said that the engines of the Jules Verne Automated Transport Vehicle (ATV) docked to the ISS were activated to lower the station’s orbit by 1.7 kilometres (1 mile) to 353.7 kilometres (220 miles) over the Earth’s surface. Corrections to the space station’s orbit are also conducted before launches of Russian cargo modules and US shuttles to compensate for Earth’s gravity and to ensure successful dockings.

28 August 2008

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080828/116347205.html

Editor’s Note:

Because of the planned retirement of the US shuttle fleet in 2010, NASA shall be entirely dependent on Russian spacecraft to get American cosmonauts and cargo to the ISS between 2010 and 2015. Invincible and matchless America… I don’t think so! A little humility goes a long way… shall the American government learn it? One hopes so. However, I shall NOT hold my breath waiting…

BMD

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

16 July 2008. Out and about…

Russian ISS-17 Crew Completes Second Spacewalk

Russian cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko, members of the ISS-17 crew, completed their second spacewalk, a spokesman for the Russian Space Flight Centre reported. During a 6-hour spacewalk, Volkov and Kononenko fulfilled several scientific and technical tasks, including the installation of a target at the “Pierce” module for the docking with a new Russian multi-purpose module which is due to arrive in orbit in 2009.

16 July 2008

http://www.ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=eng&q=29731&cid=50&p=16.07.2008

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Russian-Ukrainian Zenit Missile Successfully Launched

A Russian-Ukrainian Zenit missile with an EchoStar 11 telecommunication satellite on board was successfully launched today from a floating space port in the vicinity of the equator in the Pacific Ocean as part of the Sea Start programme. It is meant to broadcast TV signals to the US. The Sea Start consortium is a Russian concept uniting Russian, Ukrainian, US, and British-Norwegian companies. Heavier satellites can be put into orbit from the vicinity of the equator as compared with space ports at higher latitudes.

16 July 2008

http://www.ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=eng&q=29760&cid=50&p=16.07.2008

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Memorial Concert in Honour of Tsar Nikolai II and His Family in Moscow

Tsar-Martyr St Nikolai Aleksandrovich the Passionbearer (1868-1918, ruled 1894-1917)

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The Hall of Church Councils at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow shall host a concert, A Requiem for the Last Russian Tsar Nikolai II and His Family. The members of the imperial family were shot by the Bolsheviks 90 years ago in the city of Yekaterinburg. Today, all cathedrals in the MP will hold divine services in honour of the Tsar-Martyr St Nikolai II and his family. A religious procession is due to take place in Yekaterinburg, where the family was imprisoned, and, then, executed.

16 July 2008

http://www.ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=eng&q=29730&cid=48&p=16.07.2008

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Russia Marks 90 Years Since the Massacre of the Royal Family

Shooting Gallery

Valery Balabanov

1980s

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Services, conferences, and concerts mark the  90th anniversary since the Bolsheviks executed the entire household of the last Russian tsar, Nikolai II. The Tsar, Tsaritsa, Tsarevich, and the four Grand Princesses are now Orthodox Saints. Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour opened an exhibition about their ordeal. The industrial city of Yekaterinburg, where they faced the firing squad, is hosting a festival of Orthodox culture.

16 July 2008

http://www.ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=eng&q=29774&cid=48&p=16.07.2008

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World Financial Markets Shaken by Dollar Scare

Global financial markets remain under stress after the US dollar reached an all-time low record Tuesday with a sharp drop in oil prices helping to temporarily offset the mounting gloom over the US financial sector. American banks are facing serious difficulties amidst a current crisis in the mortgage market. According to recent surveys, over the past 7 months, investors have lost 13 trillion dollars (302.232 trillion roubles. 8.2 trillion euros. 6.499 trillion UK pounds) trading on the world financial and stock markets.

16 July 2008

http://www.ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=eng&q=29732&cid=46&p=16.07.2008

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Estonia Empowered Businesses to Sack Employees for Poor Command of the Estonian Language

Estonian police in riot gear attacking Russian residents protecting the “Bronze Soldier” in 2007. This was evil. 

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The government of Estonia empowered businesses to sack employees for poor command of the Estonian language. Many job-seekers now face an exam in Estonian. The measures are seen as an attempt to tighten the screws on the one-third of Estonia’s people who are native speakers of Russian.

16 July 2008

http://www.ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=eng&q=29775&cid=45&p=16.07.2008

Editor’s Note:

This is in contravention of not only all decent human standards, but, of many declarations of the UN and other international bodies concerning minority rights. Russians in Estonia are routinely denied the right to vote, are harassed by the police, and now have to fear for their jobs. Reflect on the fact the US supports this neo-fascist régime and that Tallinn honours former SS troopers and pays them pensions for their Nazi service. For shame! (I’ll not be bullied into silence. Latvia and Estonia were fervent supporters of the Nazis, and I’ll say it loud and proud! That included the Garklavs family… interesting, no?)

BMD

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