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What's Going on in Russia?
We've covered all of the major players but have only picked and chosen on Russia, usually on the subject of President Putin. Obviously, there's much more to Russia than Putin.

Recently I came upon this.

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Russia unveils new Marussia luxury sports car


http://www.bbc.com/news/12021255


I want one!

  • ersi
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  • jax
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Pics of Sochi after olympics http://www.sports.ru/tribuna/blogs/festival/589265.html?ext=anpo


As long as the economy can handle it, it will fill up. Sochi is conveniently placed between Russian-controlled Abkhazia and Russian-controlled Crimea, a few hours drive from either.

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The Sochi photos are misleading. Shame on you! You cherry picked photos of the Olympic village after the games. In the city proper things are much better.

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Sochi is conveniently placed between Russian-controlled Abkhazia and Russian-controlled Crimea, a few hours drive from either.

Geography is a bit different. Sochi ends directly at Russian-Abkazian border. Border itself is a small river, Abkhazia is on one riverside, Adler district of Sochi is on another riverside. So, one can see Abkhazia from house in Sochi :).

Distance from Sochi to Simferopol (capital of Crimea) is ~500km.

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For an in-depth analysis of what's going on in Russia, take a look at this.
http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/8gpcf5/big-vladdy---semi-delusional-autocrats

  • rjhowie
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Only plays in the US of A is says. When it comes to principles and rights and all that stuff you don;t have to look at some other country. Indeed start with the way the State of Michigan is run! Heavens you volunteered to return there!
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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Try this one. It's mostly a slam at out teabag conservatives...Republicans, of course.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/07/jon-stewart-fox-news-putin-shirtless-obama-mom-jeans-daily-show_n_4919517.html

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Tried it as well jimbro. Guess i am going to be unlucky oh this one.  :(
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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Too bad. It's a funny clip. If it's not on Youtube, it may not work.

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Not the ones I wanted, but give a look.




  • ersi
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Russian Black Sea spy ship Лиман collided with the freight ship Youzarsif-H (an apparently Lebanese ship under the flag of Togo, just departed from Romania). The Russian spy ship was cut below the waterline and sank https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=2882587

The incident occurred 40 km NW of Bosphorus (i.e. closest to Turkey). Nobody died.

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Nobody died
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My condolences, ersi. No Russians died.  :P

  • ersi
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My condolences, ersi. No Russians died.  :P
The funny part is that the other ship was carrying cattle. No harm to that ship, its crew or cargo. Wouldn't a military ship be more durable?


  • krake
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The funny part is that the other ship was carrying cattle.
Professional reporting terminology can be even more funny. :lol:

If it belongs to to the good guys (NATO) then it's spelled "reconnaissance ship".
If it belongs to the bad guys (Russia) then it's spelled "spy ship".

  • OakdaleFTL
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If it's sunk by a collision with a cow-carrier, how can it be called a "Major Power" ship? :)
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Ouch!
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Perhaps carrying cows take more power than carrying [Russian] soldiers.  :cow: