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Russian and French foreign ministers discussed situation in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian discussed the situation in Syria and other issues during a phone conversation on Dec. 13 weitere Wörter

Reading the World: 'Poor People' ('Poor Folk') by Fyodor Dostoevsky ****

Poor People, more commonly printed with the title Poor Folk, is the debut novel of Russian literary heavyweight Fyodor Dostoevsky, and was first published in Russia in 1846.  586 weitere Wörter

Distribution of a ordered pile of rubble

Imagine a pile of rubble () where the separated elements of the pile are stones (). By picking stones we form a sample that we can sort by weight. 753 weitere Wörter


Atomic Explosion ... in 1812!

We all know from the textbooks on the history of Russia, that in 1812 the French led by Napoleon entered Moscow. The city was given up without a fight – it was a wise strategic plan of the Russian command led by Kutuzov. 2.042 weitere Wörter

Daily Check-In 12/14/2017

Thursday’s events.  It was a bit of a busy day.


This story was lost in the noise of the FCC clusterfuck, but the Washington Post dropped one hell of a story detailing the last year of Trump’s reticence when it comes to Russia.  1.463 weitere Wörter


Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev jailed for eight years over $2 million bribe

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of soliciting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin and sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday.

NATO sounds alarm on banned Russian missile system

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO allies on Friday publicly raised concern about a Russian cruise missile system that the alliance says may break a Cold War-era pact banning such weapons, in a show of support for Washington.