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Message 1910905 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 21:37:13 UTC - in response to Message 1910897.  

Here we enjoy Pax Swedicum for more than 200 years:)
Hopefully for many years to come.

Same here, and for the reason you understand :)

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But taking lessons in the Russian language can be very helpful just in case.

С Новым годом Россия, Швеция и США.
И все остальные страны по этому вопросу :)
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Message 1910935 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 22:16:03 UTC - in response to Message 1910924.  

But taking lessons in the Russian language can be very helpful just in case.

С Новым годом Россия, Швеция и США.
И все остальные страны по этому вопросу :)

Yes... Happy New Year.

No, I don't know Russian... Yet.
Just Google Translate.

Hehe:)
Google Translate works pretty well with germanic languages such as english, german and swedish.
But when it comes to other language groups...
Western languages like Russian and Finnish...
The result often become understandable.
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Message 1911132 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 16:02:56 UTC
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Without fantasies and horror stories... Some understanding of Russian point can occur after listening two speeches of Putin (it was in 2016 and in 2007). It's with English subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqD8lIdIMRo
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Message 1911155 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 17:21:14 UTC - in response to Message 1911132.  
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Without fantasies and horror stories... Some understanding of Russian point can occur after listening two speeches of Putin (it was in 2016 and in 2007). It's with English subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqD8lIdIMRo

The Atlantic publishes a very interesting and profound article about where Russia is heading under Vladimir Putin
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/01/putins-game/546548/
Oh It's Christmas tomorrow in Russia.
С Рождеством Христовым
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Message 1911423 - Posted: 7 Jan 2018, 5:17:53 UTC - in response to Message 1911135.  

Just words.

One understands people by their actions.


You have a habit to think that a politicians tell an indistinct and unconcrete words. Most Westerners didn't think in 2007 that Putin's words is an accurate prognosis and designation of the subsequent actions. But the tests of the new ballistic missiles in Russia is clear confirmation of those words.
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Message 1911495 - Posted: 7 Jan 2018, 15:19:02 UTC - in response to Message 1911491.  

"All Hail Putin" is not in my vocabulary.

Not in the Russian vocabulary either.
Putin was and is voted a President by the Russian people in a democratic way.
A problem to us neighbours to Russia though is that Putin doesn't like the EU and definitely not the NATO.
He thinks that NATO is a threat to Russia and he is worried about the "expansion" of NATO in Europe.
Shouldn't it be up to every sovereign country to choose their allies whatever they are without threats.
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Message 1912122 - Posted: 10 Jan 2018, 14:08:04 UTC

Take me to Russia
I wanna drive a tank
Drink and have some fun

A man rammed into a shopfront after losing control of a stolen armored vehicle and hitting a parked car.
The man then entered the store to steal a bottle of wine, with which he was later arrested.

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-man-rams-shopfront-in-armored-vehicle-steals-wine-60148
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Message 1912592 - Posted: 12 Jan 2018, 18:06:33 UTC

Russian Military Reveals Details About UAV Attack On Its Bases In Syria (Photos) - https://maps.southfront.org/russian-military-reveals-details-about-uav-attack-on-its-bases-in-syria-photos/
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Message 1912598 - Posted: 12 Jan 2018, 18:25:28 UTC - in response to Message 1912592.  
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Major General Alexander Novikov, head of UAV construction and development department of the General Staff was wrong.
It wasn't Ukraine!
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=80977
Russian MoD: Militant Group That Attacked Base in Syria Liquidated (VIDEOS)
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201801121060708674-russia-base-attackers-destroyed-drones/
Russian artillery has destroyed a depot storing militants' drones located in the Idlib province.
The Russian Defense Ministry has announced that the group of militants that conducted a massive mortar attack targeting the Russian Hmeymim base in Syria on December 31 were eliminated in the course of a special operation.
"During the final stage of the operation, a group of Russian Special Operations Forces established the location of the subversive group of militants near the western border of the Idlib province. Upon the terrorists' arrival at the facility where they were preparing to board to a minibus, the entire sabotage group was destroyed by a Krasnopol high-precision artillery shell," the Russian military said in a statement.
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Message 1912817 - Posted: 13 Jan 2018, 15:35:42 UTC
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The popular winter sports resort Sheregesh (Siberia). Russians in the winter -

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Message 1912821 - Posted: 13 Jan 2018, 15:55:57 UTC - in response to Message 1912817.  
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Yes:)
But your pic is not from the winter but from april I think when there is a BIG party Grelka Festival there.
Ypa!
Шерегеш, спуск в купальниках, Grelka Fest 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p03zqi-1PGw
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Message 1913123 - Posted: 15 Jan 2018, 2:42:33 UTC

The National Interest: From Siberia to Crimea: The Revenge of History in U.S.-Russian Relations
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/siberia-crimea-the-revenge-history-us-russian-relations-24062?page=show
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Message 1913125 - Posted: 15 Jan 2018, 2:56:44 UTC - in response to Message 1913123.  
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Igor, good read.
The article may be historically accurate but it deflects from Russia's current lawless corruption problems and international political meddling.
Thanx.
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Message 1913195 - Posted: 15 Jan 2018, 14:46:03 UTC - in response to Message 1913125.  
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International political meddling was discussed on Russian state TV only three weeks ago.
Rossia 1 TV:
Host says that - according to MFA's (the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation) Maria Zakharova - Americans refused to sign an agreement with Russia about mutual non-interference.
State TV host adds: "Therefore, we will continue meddling in each others' affairs."

http://www.newsweek.com/putin-wants-us-promise-not-meddle-its-election-763889
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Message 1913255 - Posted: 15 Jan 2018, 21:23:34 UTC

Oh Igor.
Many Russians cannot afford to go to Sheregesh for a nice holiday.
But a Tracksuit (Tri Poloski of course), Hat, Chain, and an Accordion.
Thats all you need. A bit of vodka wont hurt.
Slav way of playing Accordion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTMnaEaptzk
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Message 1913326 - Posted: 16 Jan 2018, 9:58:00 UTC

Results of Russian outbound tourism for 9 months of 2017. Statistics of 2017 showed that the touristic outbound trips from Russia have grown by almost a third in comparing with 2016.
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fturstat.com%2Foutboundtravelrussia9months2017
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Message 1913379 - Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 1:24:34 UTC
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Russian election in 2018 is coming up.
The domain "putin2018.ru" was registered on July 26, 2010.
Strong President - Strong Russia http://putin2018.ru/
And here's some bad news for future candidates...
https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/status/953346264502079490
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Message 1913388 - Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 2:16:42 UTC - in response to Message 1913379.  

LOL.
From Putin's 2018 campaign website and his knowledge in foreign languages.
Владеет немецким и английским языками.
Ok He speaks German fluently.
But English...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiFAeluRtao
Actually I think he speaks better Swedish than English:)
In an interview with the Moscow Times, Sergey Ivanov, Putin's old KGB mate and his former chief of staff reveals that the president also speaks Swedish.
When they meet, they often speak Swedish with each other.
- The President speaks good German and I speak English. Swedish is somewhere between, he says to the newspaper.
They both joined the KGB in 1975 and became good friends a year later. Putin was later stationed in East German Dresden. Ivanov went to Helsinki and worked for the Soviet embassy for several years.
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Message 1913448 - Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 8:33:47 UTC
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Le Huffington Post: If vodka is still a national drink, the Russians, with an average consumption of 12.2 liters of pure alcohol per year per person, drink less than the French (13.3 liters), the Portuguese (12.6 liters) or Germans (13.4 liters), according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Message 1913474 - Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 12:28:17 UTC - in response to Message 1913448.  

Russian adults drank an average of 10 liters of pure alcohol in 2016, 33% less than they consumed in 2009.
Euromonitor says the country's official alcoholic drinks market declined by an average of 5% each year between 2009 and 2016.
But Georgij Grebinskij, a lead analyst at Euromonitor, said that higher taxes and a weak domestic economy are to blame for increased consumption of illegal booze.
http://www.euromonitor.com/alcoholic-drinks-in-russia/report
"Stating that consumption of alcohol in Russia decreased by a third would not be entirely correct -- we rather observed redistribution of spending from legal to illicit alcohol," Grebinskij said.
http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/24/news/russia-alcohol-consumption-moonshine/index.html
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