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


00 new year 02. Moscow. 03.01.15    

Fireworks explode over St Basil Cathedral on Red Square, Moscow


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


00 new year 04. St Petersburg. 03.01.15

Festive illuminations on Palace Square in St Petersburg


00 new year 05. Vladivostok. 03.01.15

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


00 new year 06. Vladivostok. 03.01.15

Festive illuminations in Vladivostok


00 new year 07. Vladivostok. 03.01.15

New Year celebrations at the Central Square in Vladivostok


00 new year 08. Vladivostok. 03.01.15

Fireworks in Vladivostok


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


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

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


00 new year 11. Kemerovo. 03.01.15

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


1 January 2015




Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Siberian Man Declared Dead, Denied Pension, Complains, Coppers in the Soup for Crook Report



On Tuesday, the Kemerovo Oblast Prokuratura said on their official website that cops in western Siberia face criminal investigation for declaring a local man dead, but he turned out to be alive and well. A 54-year-old local resident filed a complaint after the authorities denied him a state pension because they stated that he was dead. The confusion came about after cops misidentified another man who expired of tuberculosis on a Kemerovo street last month. Police make the mistake because they trusted locals’ testimony, so, they handed over the body to a funeral service for burial after nobody claimed it. Now, the officers who misidentified the dead man face a criminal case on negligence charges, punishable by up to three months behind bars. The SKP launched an investigation to identify the man buried last month.

15 October 2013




Monday, 18 January 2010

18 January 2010. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The Coppers Nicked the Cat

The Coppers Nicked the Cat

Sergei Yolkin



Officers of the court in a suburb of Kemerovo “arrested” a five-month kitten named “Sphinx” because its owners owed 15,000 roubles (506 USD 351 Euros 309 UK Pounds) for housing and communal services. The court bailiff previously assessed the kitten at 1,000 roubles (34 USD 23 Euros 21 UK Pounds). If the owner does not pay the debt, the animal will be sold. “Bailiffs have described (in repayment of debt) a cat and household appliances. The detainee was left in the custody of the pet owner”. Animals are assets that can be seized for the debts of the owners in other regions of Russia, as well. Bailiffs in Petrozavodsk took Maika the cow, Zorka the horse, and Yasha the calf in repayment of a debt of 26,000 roubles (877 USD 609 Euros 536 UK Pounds). In Primorye, an owner was deprived of their pedigree Persian cat to satisfy their debts. This method of collecting debts has been very effective, for instance, the owner of the cat settled with the creditors on the same day.

25 November 2009

Sergei Yolkin



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