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Apr/11

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Ulyanovsk city page was updated

We have added the information about museums of Ulyanovsk.

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Apr/11

6

The safe way to deal with electricity?

Seems like the risk of losing these keys is more dangerous :)

The safe way to deal with electricity?

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LiveJournal (LJ) is a popular in Russia blog platform. In recent years the community has become actively involved in social and political life of the country strengthening growing Russian civil society. LJ is the regular object of various attacks.

Livejournal under attack

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Apr/11

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Top 7 Russian most expensive brands

According to the ranking of British company Brande Finance Sberbank (Russia’s largest bank) is the most expensive Russian brand in 2011 with the value of about 12 billion dollars taking 65th rank in the top 500 brands of the world (58th rank in 2010).

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Also the following companies from Russia are included in the rating:

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Apr/11

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Vyborg – historical city of Russia

Vyborg is a city in Russia, administrative center of Vyborg municipal district of Leningrad oblast. The city is located about 120 km from the historic center of St. Petersburg and 27 km from the border with Finland.

Vyborg, founded in the Middle Ages by Swedes, is among the historical cities of Russia. Until 1940 it was the second largest city in Finland. Vyborg has over 300 different monuments: architectural, historical, sculptures, archaeological, landscape art. The photos were captured by Andrey Rumyantsev.

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Mar/11

30

Russian sports page was updated

We have added the information about major upcoming sports events and the achievements of Russian sportsmen in the recent years.

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Truthful animation video about the difficulties that may face foreign businessman in Russia.

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Mar/11

29

Angry Tweets Present – Three Big Pigs

Great cartoon on the topic of the day made by Zhgun.

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In today’s Russia, Aleksei Navalny has managed to attract a vast audience with his Web site RosPil.info. It posts documents about state tenders and asks for public input on matters like the fairness of the prices or the deadlines.

The site’s name means Russian Saw. It features an image of two headed Russian eagle – the state symbol – absurdly grasping two carpenter saws in its talons. Why saws? Russian slang for taking a kickback is to “saw off” a piece of the contract. More about Aleksei Navalny in the article of The New York Times.

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Mar/11

27

Unusually heavy spring snowfall

Just captured this snowfall, it was short but very heavy.

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