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Posts Tagged ‘russia’
OMG, from Ukraine with Love, It’s a Nuclear-Capable Soviet Tu-95 Bear Bomber on eBay! Just $3 Mil. – Or “Buy It Now” for $5 Mil.Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Here’s the news of the day:
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Basically, the Tu-95 is the Soviet version of Boeing’s iconic B-52 bomber, except it has turboprops (instead of jet engines)and it’s a narrowbody, you know, for speed.
One wonders why our Ukrainian comrades don’t offer to just fly the thing to the highest bidder. Oh, what, it’s not in flying condition? Uh oh.
Anyway, have at it, buy it and see just how big of a drain this обтяжливе майно (l’oliphant blanc) will be on your finances.
We are a company with locations in Switzerland , Germany and the Ukraine. Our field of activity includes the production and distribution of goods and raw materials from Ukraine and the rest of the world, headquartered in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Our partner in the Ukraine have acquired an aircraft of type the
A Soviet Era strategic bomber (demilitarized with all documents in order and ready for shipment).
Which we would like to offer you for sale.
All the shipping costs to the Harbour of Nikolaiev or Odessa are included in the final sell price.
If there are any more questions, you can reach us at any time at the following phone number:
+49178 / 3330077
We can therefore dissamble the Plane so u can get one or all of the turbines exclusively. Or the Plane without the Turbines sperate.
Just write a message or call us about further information or the price.
Please only serious bids
Have Fun bidding”
Aboriginal flavor packet in pocket of the Raider jacket, Soviet issue
Potato basket, sadomasochistic, lipstick thespian
Jada Pinkett Smith versus Wesleyan
Wealthy friends, failed Marxists, stale heartless
Hailed artists, frail, sensitive, pale sales targets
Olympic Athletes Offered Free Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Phones, But There’s a Catch: No Apple Logos Allowed at Opening CeremoniesWednesday, February 5th, 2014
So, sure, as an athlete at Sochi you got offered a free Note 3 phone, but the fine print on the deal says you have to cover over the Apple logo on your iPhone if you want to use it to take some snaps at the Opening Ceremony.
“Olympic sponsor Samsung wants to see the opening ceremony no competition items in your TV picture. Those who want to attend the ceremony on Friday at the invasion photos or videos with a competing product which has to cover for example the Apple logo.”
Sounds like a fair deal to me, as my 2012-era Note 2 is getting long in the tooth these days.*
Oh Apple, will you ever win?
In closing, please enjoy this German to English translation from the same graf:
“As a welcome gift to get the Swiss athletes not only beer tankard (from one of the sponsors), Swiss Olympic laid it on the pillow chocolate balls ready.”
That says it all, huh?
USA! USA! USA!
I’m sorry, sAmSUng! sAmSUng! sAmSUng!
Leaving you with the Beirut Boat Show:
*(Oh that’s right, I have no skillz with which to become an Olympian, oh well. At least I have my Android Phone Name Generator)
Well, the curtains are gone so this icon is now a see through building, news to me.
Otherwise, the place looks the same:
Read on, for the memories – from a half-decade ago:
It’s this one, the restaurant at 2011 Bayshore Blvd. in freeway-close Visi Valley. Would you be brave enough to check it out after reading what the Yelpers have to say and seeing that even our municipal government won’t venture foot in there?
Neon, fur, and vodka – who could ask for anything more?
It seems like Russia House is great place to go, if only to watch a party from another culture. (In Russia, Party watch you!)
Check it out, if you want.”
If You Want to Park Illegally at SFO, Just Slap the Russian Coat of Arms on Your Car’s License PlateTuesday, October 16th, 2012
Thusly, right at the entrance to International Arrivals:
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I should add that it would help if you had a Rolls Royce, and if your license plate had no letters* on it, and if you had a chauffeur to keep an eye on the car…
Oh, to hail from Mother Russia!
*See? ‘Cause it’s “special.”
**Someday, I’ll be special. (I’m a driver, I’m a winner. Things are gonna change, I can feel it.) In the meantime I’ll just have to circle around powered by my straight-outta-Toyota-City 2UZ-FE V-8 with hypereutectic pistons, you know, an engine from this century. The one what will surely outlive whichever visiting comrade happened to be coming in from Moscow on this particular day…
It’s come to this.
The specific whites of Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow aren’t going to like tomorrow’s international protest one bit.
Not one bit!
“GLOBAL FREE PUSSY RIOT DAY - FRIDAY AUGUST 17th – FreePussyRiot.org
The ‘Free Pussy Riot’ protest is a worldwide response to Russian authorities detaining three young women for performing an anti-Putin song in a cathedral in Moscow in February. Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Ekaterina Samucevich are the three women and members of Pussy Riot, a feminist collective punk band known for impromptu performances with a political agenda to promote basic rights, gender equality and the lack of justice involving the powers that be.
The global pussy riot campaign is going to be held in major cities around the world this Friday to urge Putin and Russian authorities for a fair hearing for the girls’ sentencing. With support from celebrities such as Madonna and Pete Townshend, and of Amnesty International the pussy riot has become a movement to show support for these three women and more importantly to show Russian authorities their decision will not go unnoticed.
In San Francisco their are two events being held:
At 3:00 PM on Friday supporters will be meeting at the Russian Consulate 2790 Green Street.
At 6:30 PM they will be meeting at Justin Herman Plaza.
“As a musician who has spoken out against political figures, I am deeply troubled that the Russian government is punishing its citizens for voicing their opinions through music. Music is an essential tool for voicing opinions about everything from gender to oppression. To outlaw the free expression of these ideas is to embrace tyranny. Letting artists speak is the hallmark of a free society.”
-Peaches (Canadian electro-pop/punk rocker) link to her new song/video “FREE PUSSY RIOT” http://vimeo.com/47483917
Buenos Aires: http://www.facebook.com/events/271199299647295/
Derry, Ireland: http://www.facebook.com/events/102245836592357/
Florence (Firenze) : http://www.facebook.com/events/459331887430924/
Mendoza, Argentina: https://www.facebook.com/events/488788877798731/
Minneapolis : http://www.facebook.com/events/453640387991012/
St. Petersburg: http://vk.com/freepussyriot170812spb
Tournai, Belgium : https://www.facebook.com/events/372254449510600/
Cruel Shoes Update, Old World Edition: “These are pretty high for the airport!” – Plus, San Francisco Ballet UpdateMonday, May 14th, 2012
Our San Francisco Ballet is on the road after just completing its 79th season.
This week it’s San Francisco>London>Moscow>Yekaterinburg.
Indeed, these are pretty high for the airport.
Here’s your ballet update for May 2012:
“The 80th Season
A world of dance awaits you as part of San Francisco Ballet’s 80th Season. The 2013 Season includes world premieres by Yuri Possokhov, Wayne McGregor, and Alexei Ratmansky; Onegin— back by popular demand! Hamburg Ballet performing John Neumeier’s epic dance-theatre work, Nijinsky; the return of audience favorites by Robbins, Wheeldon, and Balanchine; and the U.S. premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, a production you don’t want to miss!
View the 2013 Season Overview
Subscribers, renew now to reserve your seats, or call415.865.2000, Mon through Fri, 10am to 4pm.
If you’d like to join the SF Ballet family as a subscriber, call 415.865.2000, Mon through Fri, 10am to 4pm, and you’ll have access to the best seats in the house when seating begins in July.”
SF Ballet School Student Showcase
May 30 – June 1
Each year, the SF Ballet School Student Showcase gives Bay Area audiences the rare opportunity to experience the extraordinary talents of the next generation of world-class dancers, many of whom will go on to perform with SF Ballet and other companies around the world. The performance highlights not only the breadth and depth of the School’s students — ranging from youngsters to SFBallet’s pre-professional Trainees — but also the outstanding caliber of its world renowned faculty. The performances are held in the intimate Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Watch highlights of the 2011 SF Ballet Student Showcase
Purchase tickets to Student Showcase
SF Ballet School 2012 Student Showcase Dinner and Performance Thu, May 31
Performance: 6pm, Novellus Theater at YBCA
Reception: 7:30pm, The St. Regis Hotel
Dinner: 8:30pm, The St. Regis Hotel
Hosted by the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, the Student Showcase Dinner celebrates the SF BalletSchool. The event raises funds to support the scholarship and financial aid programs of the School, one of the leading ballet schools in the world. The evening features the Student Showcase performance in the Novellus Theater at YBCA, followed by a reception and seated dinner across the street at The St. Regis Hotel.
Information and tickets for Student Showcase Dinner and Performance
“Get in Front” Benefit Performance June 6 featuring SFBallet Dancers
The “Get in Front” Performance is the first-ever event of its kind, featuring performers from 11 of the Bay Area’s most respected dance companies. The creative team behind this event are SF BalletSoloists Garen Scribner and James Sofranko. They have partnered with the Cancer Prevention Institute of California to “Get In Front” of cancer with this one-night-only benefit. Enjoy performances by Yuan Yuan Tan, Maria Kochetkova, Sarah Van Patten, Frances Chung, Pierre-Francois Vilanoba, Joan Boada, and others in the intimate Herbst Theater.
Performance tickets start at $35. The After Party and Silent Auction, to be held upstairs in the Herbst Green Room, are included in tickets priced at $125 or higher. Buy tickets online or call 415-392-4400.
Watch a “Get in Front” video featuring Garen Scribner and James Sofranko
Artist Spotlight: Vito Mazzeo
This month’s artist spotlight video features Principal Dancer Vito Mazzeo. Enjoy exclusive performance footage, and learn more about Vito’s life growing up in Italy, his training and career, and how he came to become a member of SF Ballet.
Watch Vito Mazzeo’s Artist Spotlight video.
Russia Chastised at Syria Protest – “Wrong Side of History: Afghanistan, Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Libya, Syria…”Monday, February 27th, 2012
Afghanistan, Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Libya, Syria…
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Remember that Yak-50 what used to buzz about the bay area? Good times. (See below for some shots taken from the East Peak of Mt. Tam.)
Well this is better, this one’s a Yak-52 (Як-52). Hurray!
(It probably killed fewer pilots per hour than the single-seat Yak-50, so that’s nice.)
As seen from Land’s End:
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What kind of crazy airplanes will Mother Russia send over next?
“This Russian-made Yak-50 acrobatic airplane used to be seen all over the skies of the San Francisco Bay Area – buzzing Mount Tam in Marin County, checking out anti-abortion rallies along San Francisco’s waterfront, that kind of thing.
But here’s your take-away, babe: These things had a working life of just 50 hours back in Mother Russia, as the stress of all them 9G loop de loops and whatnot led to bad things, such as “main spar collapse.” Ouch.
Anyway, looks like fun:
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Canon 1D Mark II with 300mm 2.8 IS I and 2x extender – ISO 400 and lots of digital zoom: