Voices from Russia

Monday, 21 October 2013

21 October 2013. Only in Russia! Now, HERE’S a Place to “Sit and Think” (Amongst Other Things)

00 Little House in Kara Tyurek meterological station. Altai Mountains. RUSSIA. 21.10.13


This is the “little house” for a meteorological station in Kara Tyurek in the Altai Mountains (it’s 30 klicks (19 miles) away from the nearest village, Kucherla (Ust-Koksinsky Raion. Altai Republic. Siberian Federal District). It’s the highest-altitude weather station in all of Russia! It’s at 2,596 metres (8,517 feet), in the Belukha Nature Park. I’d not want to have the “hot trots” in a raging wind or snowstorm, that’s for certain! How far is it from the main housing, in any case? Is there a window in the back to “admire the scenery?” Perspirin’ minds wanna know…



Monday, 16 September 2013

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

00 Sergei Yolkin. But What About Indian Summer! 2013

But What About Indian Summer?!

Sergei Yolkin



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.



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



Monday, 23 January 2012

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

An Overly Warm Winter

Sergei Yolkin



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



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