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Saturday, 20 September 2014

20 September 2014. Our Great Russian Motherland… Morning Breaks in Moscow… It Ain’t Called the Centre for Nothin’

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00 Morning in Moscow. 20.09.14


Moscow… the Centre… the beating heart of Holy Rus wakes up…

My source didn’t say who the photographer was… damn…



Wednesday, 3 July 2013

3 July 2013. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Urban Agglomerations: Capitals and Major Cities of the World

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. Urban Agglomerations. Capitals and Major Cities of the World. 2013


An urban agglomeration is a compact cluster of urban settlements, combined in a complex dynamic system. RIA-Novosti used this infographic to show its readers the light signatures of the world’s largest urban agglomerations, as seen on a clear night with a bird’s eye view. On 1 July 2012, the Moscow metropolitan area more than doubled, with the addition of territory from Moscow Oblast. Agglomerations are monocentric… formed around a single major city core, such as the New York City metropolitan area… and polycentric. Polycentric metropolitan areas usually have several city-cores, for example, as one sees in a cluster of cities in the Ruhr area of ​​Germany. The criteria used to signify an urban agglomeration varies from country to country. However, usually, smaller cities, towns, and villages are seen as united in one agglomeration if densely populated areas are adjacent to the main city, without significant breaks in buildings, the built-up area exceeds the area of ​​agricultural land and forests, and if at least 10-15 percent of the working-age population living there work in the main city of the agglomeration.

Changes in Moscow’s city limits with the accession of new lands, see infographic >>

1 July 2013




Saturday, 29 September 2012

29 September 2012. A Photo Essay. Just Another Russian Urban Neighbourhood… Cheryomushki Raion in Moscow

Recycling bins for glass, metal, paper, and plastic







Please! No animals allowed on the lawns!


A bust of the poet Mikhail Lermontov



Moscow is broken up into Raions (districts), which are part of larger units called Okrugs (which for unfathomable reasons, is always left in the Russian… they’re the equivalent of New York City boroughs). There are twelve Okrugs with 125 constituent raions. Cheryomushki Raion is in the Southwestern Administrative Okrug, the HQ of Gazprom is here. The Metro runs through the raion, using Profosoyuznaya, Novye Cheryomushki, and Kaluzhskaya (north to south, #6 Kaluzhno-Rizhskaya Line, it’s orange on the Metro map) stations on the western side. All riders have to travel north, towards the city centre, to transfer to other lines. On the eastern side, the Metro uses Nakhimovsky Prospekt and Sevastopolskaya stations (north to south, on the #9 Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line, it’s grey on the Metro map). Riders can transfer to the #11 Kakhovskaya Line (it’s blue-green on the Metro map) at Sevastopolskaya station. For all other transfers, riders have to travel north, towards the city centre. Cheryomushki Raion is a fairly-modern district, most buildings are postwar construction.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Record Heat Killed More than 60 People in the USA

Record heat in the USA killed at least 64 people, with 15 states reporting heat-related deaths. For the near future, temperatures in mid-America will remain at about 40 degrees (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Local officials urged residents not to venture out without drinking plenty of fluids and to refrain from vigorous sports. In urban areas, special centres with air conditioning opened, where people could take refuge from the heat. In some areas, there were shortages of electricity because of the massive use of air conditioners. In addition, the situation seriously affected US farmers. In Iowa, excessive heat killed 4,000 head of cattle, ITAR-TASS reported.

28 July 2011

Voice of Russia World Service


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