"A delegation of Russian farmers and businessmen stopped in Morris today. They were on their way to the Riverview Dairy as part of a four farm tour through the Midwest . Alexander Zhukovsky (Ju-cough-ski), the group’s spokesperson, is the Agro Director of Pepsico and its subsidaries in Russia . Pepsico recently purchased a dairy operation in the largest single purchase in the company’s history. Zhukovsky says the company wants to pursue healthier food options and dairy, he says, is a wide-open market. He says the dairy industry in Russia has not kept pace with the needs of the country or the technological advances available for farming operations. In fact, most dairy operations across the country he characterized as “small”–driving the price of milk up and the availablity of the popular commodity down. Other than the dairy operations owned by Pepsico, most Russian dairy operations are owned by families, with herd sizes at 300 head or less. A few dairy operations are owned by corporations or foreign investors but, Zhokovsky says, the country’s dairies need to see improvements in operating practices and in production. That’s why they’ve come to the US: to see dairies that are using a unique or especially efficient approach to farming.
The group of farmers and Pepsico representatives are visiting three other dairy operations in the upper Midwest . Zhukovsky says they focused on a region with similar climate and water access as their dairy farms in Russia . The trip includes St. Peter, Minnesota and Green Bay, Wisconsin .
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*referred by my brother and a stranger we met at Macy's in downtown Minneapolis (Dec 06')
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"Summary: You don't have to be 100% perfect, just be close enough.
English comments on methodology of improving oral English communication skills of Rusian ESL learners.
Feel free to comment. " Мультимедийный Курс "Произношение для русских", from youtube.com ""Simplified Pseudo North American English Phonology for Russian Speakers"
Multimedia Course Description (in Russian) "
Spy suspects had interests in science, finance,
By SAMANTHA HENRY, PETE YOST and DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press Writers Samantha Henry, Pete Yost And David B. Caruso, Associated Press Writers – 2 hrs 22 mins ago (Tuesday, June 29th 2010)
"... The 11 people arrested and accused of being members of a Russian spy ring operating under deep cover in America's suburbs appear to have been part of a slow and patient plan by Moscow to cultivate contacts in the U.S. who could yield vital competitive information — not necessarily on weapons or U.S. strategic planning, but on finance, business and technology, intelligence experts say....
"MOSCOW (AP) — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin blasted U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday for encouraging and supporting the election protesters and warned of a wider Russian crackdown on unrest.
By describing Russia's parliamentary election as rigged, Putin said Clinton "gave a signal" to his opponents.
"They heard this signal and with the support of the U.S. State Department began their active work," Putin said in televised remarks...
"Russia (MNN) ― The political uncertainty continues in Russia, and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is blaming the United States for unrest in his country.
Thousands of people flooded the streets following parliamentary elections, and Putin is accusing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton of instigating those protests, saying the vote was "dishonest and unfair."
Wally Kulakoff Russian Ministries says, "They always have to find someone to blame. America has been the lightning rod for many, many things. The young people see straight through it. There's great distrust, sadness, unhappiness, and a void within that country."
The protests don't appear to be over. According to reports, over 45,000 people in Moscow alone have pledged on Facebook and the Russian site, VKontakte, to join fresh protests tomorrow against the 12-year rule of Vladimir Putin and the reported victory of his United Russia party over the weekend. Many believe balloting was rigged.
Kulakoff says Russian Ministries is trying to provide hope through the Project Hope Campaign, which is being organized by Next Generation Church leaders -- young people who HAVE hope that they want to share with those who are hopeless. "We are standing with orphans, with the abandoned children across the former Soviet Union--little people who need hope, people who need to hear about Jesus Christ."
These young people are planning to hand out more than 50,000 Project Hope Christmas boxes which contain "a pictorial New Testament, plus many other items: goodies for Christmas, pencils, a notebook. It could have all kinds of smaller gifts."
According to Kulakoff, these gifts speak volumes to those who receive them. They begin saying things like, "There are people who are interested in us. The government has forgotten us. There is a star of hope. There is a light at the end of the tunnel where the local church becomes involved."
You can help empower these Next Generation leaders to provide a Project Hope gift box. It only costs $25. "$25 delivers it to an orphanage, to a hospital, to a prison, to a deprived family--the most vulnerable in that part of the world. We can help them fill the spiritual void with the hope and joy that Christ brings to this world."
Kulakoff says Project Hope could be the catalyst for spiritual change. "As people come to know Jesus Christ, they are transformed from within. And this transformation from within, one-by-one-by-one, will transform society and transform a country."
For the first time, Russian Ministries will be delivering Project Hope gift boxes to Mongolia, as well as the countries of the former Soviet Union.
If you'd like to support Project Hope with your $25 gift, click here.
Here's a Russian Ministries video to help you see Project Hope firsthand. "
"..is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Milkman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one's choice of husband moves farther away from the customs of her faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.
The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, was the first run of a musical in history to surpass the 3,000 performance mark. Fiddler held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease surpassed its run. It remains Broadway's thirteenth longest-running show in history. The production was extraordinarily profitable and highly acclaimed. It was nominated for ten Tony Awards, winning nine, including Best Musical, score, book, direction and choreography. It spawned four Broadway revivals, a successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity. It is also a very popular choice for school and community productions... FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, from teachwithmovies.org "..Set in a small village in Eastern Russia in the early 20th century, this film is about a Jewish father's response to requests by his three daughters to bend tradition and allow them to marry the men they love. The plot also involves a pogrom and the eventual emigration from Russia to the U.S. ..
Fiddler on the Roof – “Matchmaker” - 04:04
Fiddler on the roof - Tradition ( with subtitles )
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Religion: Judaism, Hebrews/Israelites, Torah, Bible-"Old" Testament, etc...
Related Sites: History of the Jews in Russia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "..Jews in the revolutionary movement
....In August 1919 Jewish properties, including synagogues, were seized and many Jewish communities were dissolved. The anti-religious laws against all expressions of religion and religious education were being taken out on the Jewish population, just like on other religious groups. Many Rabbis and other religious officials were forced to resign from their posts under the threat of violent persecution. This type of persecution continued on into the 1920s.
In 1921, a large number of Jews opted for Poland, as they were entitled by peace treaty in Riga to choose the country they preferred. Several hundred thousand joined the already numerous Jewish population of Poland.
The chaotic years of World War I, the February and October Revolutions, and the Civil War were fertile ground for the antisemitism that was endemic to tsarist Russia. During the World War, Jews were often accused of sympathizing with Germany and often persecuted.
Pogroms were unleashed throughout the Russian Civil War, perpetrated by virtually every competing faction, from anarchists, to Polish and Ukrainian nationalists to the Red and White Armies. An estimated 70,000 to 150,000 civilian Jews were killed in atrocities throughout the former Russian Empire; the number of Jewish orphans exceeded 300,000. Out of an estimated 887 mass pogroms in Ukraine during 1917-1918, about 40% were perpetrated by the Ukrainian forces led by Symon Petliura, 25% by the Green Army and various nationalist and anarchist gangs, 17% by the White Army (especially by the forces of Anton Denikin), and 8.5% by the Red Army.
Continuing the policy of the Bolsheviks before the Revolution, Lenin and the Bolshevik Party strongly condemned the pogroms, including official denunciations in 1918 by the Council of People's Commissars. Opposition to the pogroms and to manifestations of Russian antisemitism in this era were complicated by both the official Bolshevik policy of assimilationism towards all national and religious minorities, and concerns about overemphasizing Jewish concerns for fear of exacerbating popular antisemitism, as the White forces were openly identifying the Bolshevik regime with Jews.
Lenin was intrigued with technology and in 1919 recorded eight of his speeches on gramophone records. Only seven of these were later re-recorded and put on sale. The one suppressed in the Khrushchev era recorded Lenin’s feelings on antisemitism...
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com: Middleeastern-Israelites Persecuted History
Epic Story from Russia, Ukraine & Belarus - Children
"Children are forever influenced by the adults around them. Susanna Tielmann is dedicated to reaching out to children and has done so through TWR radio programs for over 25 years. After producing more than 2,000 children and youth programs, she then trained others to tell the story of Jesus to the children of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Her impact on the lives of these children will be seen for generations to come."
Edik`s Easter Song
"4 year old boy sings Easter song in Russian in Krasnoyarsk siberia"
"HAMBURG, Germany - Traces of the rare radioactive substance polonium-210 were found at a German apartment visited by a contact of fatally poisoned ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko � before the two men met in London, authorities said Sunday."
Related Sites: In the plane on which Dmitry Kovtun flied, it is not revealed traces of polonium, from all russian news (Dec 9th 06') "Today the British mass media have informed, that the German police has found out radioactive particles in an apartment of former wife Kovtun in Hamburg, and also in
Obituary: Alexander Litvinenko
Alexander Litvinenko with his book
Mr Litvinenko was renowned for his critique of Russia's security services (from BBC) "Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian security officer who has died in a London hospital after apparently being poisoned, was a fierce critic of Russia's government."
"Some 25,000 pro-democracy protesters in Moscow's Bolotnaya Square had an unexpected participant in their demonstrations on Saturday when a UFO was spotted hovering above the crowd.
Here is a somewhat blurry video capture of the scene, taken by a person in the crowd:
Several demonstrators in the crowd espied the hovering object, with reflecting blue and red lights. Descriptions of the object--which observers say was definitely not a helicopter--included "five extended tendrils or pylons emanating from the body of the vehicle."
But just because it was a UFO, doesn't mean it was extraterrestrial.
The UFO was in sight long enough for some protesters to climb trees for a closer look. Russian news site RT.com's Vitaliy Matveev disputes the UFO theory, saying the object was at worst, a Russian government spy drone or simply a news media camera filming the protests:
Well, being among those tens of thousands of "confused onlookers", the only kind of debate I can recall in regards to the "object" was whether it was the police monitoring the security situation on the scene of mass protests through a drone camera or journalists taking aerial photos for their reports (or broadcasts).
Despite standing quite far from the place above which the drone was hovering, I could still clearly see what it was, and so could the others. Needless to say, nobody was really "distracted by the UFO," as MailOnline assumes, provided more important distractions were unfolding on the ground.
On the other hand, wouldn't the aliens want the crowds below to be distracted by earthly political conflicts as the space craft hatched bigger plans for Planet Earth? We're just saying. . . ."
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Science: Astronomy-Aliens, Outer Space Travel, etc... Overblown drone: UK media mystified by Moscow protest UFO, Published: 13 December, 2011, 16:12
Edited: 13 December, 2011, 21:39
What was the cause of the Russian Revolution in 1991?
By summer 1991, the attempted economic and democratic reforms initiated by the Soviet president Gorbachev in 1985 and known as perestoika (rebuilding) and glasnost (openness) stalled amid economic chaos, social crisis and political turmoil. With Soviet Union on the brink of disintegration, and days before a planned signing of a New Union Treaty by some of the Soviet republics in august 2007, a group of Communist hardliners from the Gorbachev government attempted to seize power, oust Gorbachev, reverse the reforms and prevent the formal breakup of the Soviet Union.
"BBC – It is 20 years since the attempted coup against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It failed, but new BBC interviews underline how fragile his hold on power had become – and how quickly and informally the eventual decision to disband the USSR was taken.
The attempted Moscow coup of August 1991 did not come completely out of the blue.
At the start of the year, Soviet troops had tried to storm the parliament in Lithuania, apparently hoping to force the breakaway republic back under central control....
"A video from the Bible in Luke Verse (Russian). It is not accurate and made in different cultural style, life and time to show what the message is trying to say! I'm sorry to tell you that it is in russian and I couldn't translate it but the story is mainly about the ten servants that Jesus talks about. I'm sure you'll be able to understand what's giong on in the short movie of ours! This Video had Won the competition of many states in US!"
*see Matthew 18:24 & Matthew 25:28
"One of the Peter's main goals was to regain access to the Baltic Sea and Baltic trade. In 1700 he started the Northern War with Sweden, which lasted for 21 years. In the course of the war St. Petersburg was founded (1703) in the Neva River delta. At the end of the war Russia was victorious and conquered the vast lands on the Baltic coast. Russia gained access to European trade and St. Petersburg became her major sea port..." Peter I of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Peter I the Great or Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov (Russian: Пётр Алексе́евич Рома́нов, Пётр I, Pyotr I, or Пётр Вели́кий, Pyotr Velikiy) (9 June [O.S. 30 May] 1672�8 February [O.S. 28 January] 1725) ruled Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May [O.S. 27 April] 1682 until his death,..
To improve his nation's position on the seas, Peter sought to gain more maritime outlets. His only outlet at the time was the White Sea at Arkhangelsk. The Baltic Sea was at the time controlled by Sweden in the north, while the Black Sea was controlled by the Ottoman Empire in the south. Peter attempted to acquire control of the Black Sea, but to do so he would have to expel the Tatars from the surrounding areas. He was forced, as part of an agreement with Poland, which ceded Kiev to Russia, to wage war against the Crimean Khan and against the Khan's overlord, the Ottoman Sultan....
In 1699, Peter also changed the celebration of new year from 1st September to 1 January. Traditionally, the years were reckoned from the purported creation of the World, but after Peter's reforms, they were to be counted from the birth of Christ...
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There are a lot of phrases for parting in Russian. Their choice depends on the degree of formality and personal preference of the speaker. The following two phrases are used in the majority of daily conversations. They are pretty much the same as their English counterparts:
"Moscow, Russia (CNN) -- Russian police released photographs Tuesday of two women suspected of being the suicide bombers who killed at least 39 people on the Moscow metro a day earlier...
The current round of the Russia-Chechnya conflict dates back nearly 20 years, with Chechens having laid claim to land in the Caucasus Mountains region. Thousands have been killed and 500,000 Chechen people have been displaced by the fighting.
Chechnya is located in the North Caucasus region of Russia between the Black and Caspian seas.
Monday's blasts tore through the Lubyanka and Park Kultury stations in central Moscow -- the female bombers detonating their explosives about 40 minutes apart, starting just before 8 a.m. (12 a.m. ET).
An estimated 500,000 people were riding trains throughout the capital at the time of the attacks.
SFC Russia, winter camp 2007
"SFC winter camp in Moscow, themed as "encounter with God"."
Misiune in Siberia 2007
*For ministry in the Russian language* Praise in Song is a powerful weapon in spiritual warfare. Ruth Greene's "How Great You Are" is the musical backdrop to this important and often unconsidered topic"-Fresh Air Media (Nashville, TN) Ruth Greene
Group from Russia, the Ukraine, and Armenia Singing
"This group of ladies sang on Saturday night. They were from Russia, Ukraine, and Armenia."
Gospel People- 12-5 МИНУТ (5 minute)
"russian christian hip hop group Gospel People Off album СВЕТ В ТВОЁМ ГОРОДЕ "
best christian rap verse (russian)
"off the song Никогда не молчи from Освобожденные - Искупленные Кровью (2008) album. This is Steam and probably one of the best christian hip hop verses I have ever heard. I can't stop listening to it!!! Awesome. " CENTR-Зима (Russian rap), from youtube.com
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"The Orthodox Church was one of the primary targets by the Soviet Government once they came into power. Legislation banned open forms of worship and any influence the Church could have on society, and hundreds of thousands of clergyman were murdered. By the onset of World War II over 98 percent of the churches had been confiscated or destroyed. While the most well known holocaust to occur in the twentieth century was of the Jews by the Nazis with 6 million killed, over 20 to 40 million Christians were killed under the iron regimes of Lenin and Stalin. Active persecution of Christians continued in the Soviet Union until the fall of Communism that occurred in the 1990s"
"To Die is Gain" Trailer
"A trailer for a short film based on the true story of persecution and transformation in the former Soviet Union during the 1970s. Check my page for a few clips from the film."
*met Olga, who is from here of Sovetsk in the Kirov area
Related Sites: Wikipedia "The Adyghe people were the ancient dwellers of the North-West Caucasus, sometimes known as Circassians since the 13th century.
Cherkess (Adyghe) Autonomous Oblast was established within the Russian SFSR on July 27, 1922 on the territories of Kuban-Black Sea Oblast primarily settled by the Adyghe people. At that time, Krasnodar was the administrative center. It was renamed Adyghe (Cherkess) Autonomous Oblast on August 24, 1922, soon after its creation. In the first two years of its existence the autonomous oblast was a part of the Russian SFSR, but on October 17, 1924 it was transferred under the jurisdiction of the newly created North Caucasus Krai within the RSFSR.
It was renamed Adyghe Autonomous Oblast in July of 1928. On January 10, 1934, the autonomous oblast became part of new Azov-Black Sea Krai, which was spun off North Caucasus Krai. Maykop was designated the administrative center of the autonomous oblast in 1936. Adyghe AO became part of Krasnodar Krai when it was established on September 13, 1937.
On July 3, 1991, the oblast was elevated to the status of a republic under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation. The first president of Adygea was Aslan Aliyevich Dzharimov, elected in January of 1992. From 2002 to 2007 Hazret Sovmen was president. He, and the majority of the rest of the political elite in Adygea, are Adyghes. As a reaction to this, an organisation calling itself the Union of Slavs has been established, claiming that ethnic Russians are discriminated against in Adygea. They advocate the merger of Adygea with Krasnodar Krai, but have so far had little support for this proposition from the Kremlin."
Republic of Mordovia, official website
Related Sites: Wikipedia "When Ivan IV of Russia annexed the khanate of Kazan in 1552, the Mordovin lands were subjugated to the Russian tsars. The Mordvin elite rapidly assumed Russian language and customs, whereas 1821 saw the publication of the New Testament in Erzya to address the non-elite population. In rural areas, Mordvin culture was preserved. Russians started to convert Mordvins to Orthodox Christianity in mid-1700s. Mordvins gave up their own shamanist religion only slowly, however, and many of shamanist features were preserved as parts of local culture though the population became nominally christian. Translations of literature to Mordvin languages were mostly religious books. In 1700s, the Latin alphabet was used in writing Mordvin, but from the mid-1800s, Cyrillic was used."
-Government Saransk-Online Wikipedia "(Russian: Сара́нск; Mordvin: Саран ош) is a city in central European Russia and the capital of the Republic of Mordovia. It is located in the Volga basin at the confluence of the Saranka and Insar rivers, about 630 km east of Moscow, at 54�11′N, 45�11′E. Population: 304,866 (2002 Census). It is served by Saransk Airport and hosts the air base Lyambir."
-Schools Mordovian State University, in Saransk
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- Izhod (Exodus), Russia "The number of drug addicts in Russia has multiplied by 20 in the last decade. In April 2004 the Russian Federal Drug Control Service stated that 8% of all Russians aged 12-20 were using drugs every day. Demand for hard drugs is also fuelling the rise in organised crime in Russia, meaning that many drug addicts become involved with Mafia organisations.
Izhod (meaning �Exodus�) was founded in 2000 by Sergey Oshchepkov. A drug addict for more than 20 years, Sergey found freedom from drug dependency through Christianity. As a new Christian, he wanted to help others become free of drug dependency and criminal life. In the summer of 2000 Sergey and his wife Lilia opened the first Izhod drug rehabilitation centre in Krasnodar, southwest Russia."