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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:08 am

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Proof that aliens are amidst us! :shock:

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by sparks » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:15 am

Don't try this at home kids!
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Re: Russia

Post by Fid » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:03 am

Damn, if only this were a thread about Georgia. I got stuff. Yeah it's THAT Georgia you know the one without the fucking slavers carved into rock outside Atlanta
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Re: Russia

Post by Boss Paul » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:26 am

You wanna create a "Georgia Thread," you gonna hafta fill it with your own dirt.
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:00 am

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In mountain region of Georgia you can see a monument reminding us of the Soviet past. Hidden behind the Caucasian mountain ridge, Shovi resort stays forgotten for already a few decades. Looking at the picturesque landscapes around you understand why it was called “Georgian Switzerland”, one of the best place to spend your vacation during USSR “Golden Age”.
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This place was known for its rejuvinating [sic] mineral water. Even Joseph Stalin had a small cabin somewhere near as he was fan of local red wines.
Go for it, Fid (and don't listen to Boss Paul, he's never been out of Alabama :wink: )!

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:01 am

The Verge wrote:Russia orders immediate block of Telegram messaging app

A Russian court has ruled that messaging app Telegram must be blocked in the country. The ruling follows months of battles between Telegram and Roskomnadzor, Russia’s telecommunications watchdog. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) wants to access user data from Telegram through the sharing of encryption keys, but Telegram has refused to comply even after a court ruling.

Russian news agency Tass reports that the messaging service will be “blocked immediately” following the latest court ruling, and the ban will be in place until Telegram provides decryption keys to the FSB. It’s not clear how immediate the ban will be, though. The Financial Times reports that the ban will likely take place once Telegram has exhausted the appeals process over the next month.

Russia implemented strict anti-terrorism laws in 2016, which required messaging services to provide authorities with the ability to decrypt messages. Telegram has been challenging these laws. Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov has now responded to the ban with a message of defiance on the service. “At Telegram, we have the luxury of not caring about revenue streams or ad sales,” says Durov. “Privacy is not for sale, and human rights should not be compromised out of fear or greed.”
https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/13/1723 ... urt-ruling

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:19 am

Putin's Voice wrote:Kadyrov proposes nationwide referendum to give Putin additional presidential term

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is calling for changes to the Russian Constitution that would allow Vladimir Putin to be re-elected president after his current term expires in 2024.

“As long as our incumbent president is in good health we must not think about any other head of state. This is my personal opinion and I am not changing it. Right now there is no alternative to Putin,” Kadyrov said in a recent interview with Interfax news agency.

The head of the Chechen Republic went on to say that the constitutional norm that disallows the same person from being elected president of the Russian Federation for more than two terms in a row should be cancelled.
https://www.rt.com/politics/424036-kady ... utin-term/

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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:27 pm

Medvedev likes his current job, whatever it is.
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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Wed May 09, 2018 4:34 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Medvedev likes his current job, whatever it is.
Reuters wrote:Russia's Putin taps Medvedev for prime minister
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russ ... SKBN1I817N

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Re: Russia

Post by sparks » Wed May 09, 2018 4:37 pm

Recycling at it's best!
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Thu May 10, 2018 3:23 am

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In 1699 Peter the Great prohibited beards, but the measure was so unpopular that he allowed them again in 1704 – if you paid a tax. The coin/token is a proof of payment, literally "the money has been taken".

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sat May 12, 2018 6:18 pm

Council meeting in Nikopol (Ukraine):


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Re: Russia

Post by sparks » Sat May 12, 2018 8:42 pm

Nothing else to do.

Take off, nuke the entire site from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sun May 13, 2018 12:57 am

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Re: Russia

Post by Grammatron » Tue May 15, 2018 9:58 pm

Japan loves these characters. I saw them in several train stations being used to promote platform safety

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Wed May 16, 2018 1:02 am

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A Glimpse into the Lives of Ordinary Russians

Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter has an unusual way of working. For three periods of one month, she has let the Trans-Siberian train guide her alongside forgotten villages, from living room to living room. Some Russian words, scribbled on a piece of paper, allowed her to be welcomed and absorbed in the warm chaos of a Russian family. Accidental encounters led her to the places where she could sleep. The living room, the epicenter of their life, establishes an intimate contact between the Russian inhabitants. For a moment, she was part of this. Their couch became her bed for one night. Her impressive photos stand on their own, with no captions or other info.
https://weirdrussia.com/2015/02/11/a-gl ... -russians/ (lots of pics)