Birding Russia on the Fly

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Petersburg, Russia. Trips Europe Russia Joseph Chiera is a Masters student in Animal Behavior and Conservation at Hunter College in NYC and a “somewhat newbie” to birding. After taking an ornithology course last year, he was hooked and spends most of his free time birding or reading birding blogs. Between finishing one graduate program and beginning another, he embarked on a whirlwind tour of Europe. Of course, birding was on the itinerary! First was an awesome stay in Iceland.

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Alexei Navalny & the Anti-Corruption Movement in Russia

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Also what is being attempted in the Russian Federation has the same aim, namely to destabilize Russia and create there also one of those “colored” revolution, just like in the Ukraine and other places. Alexei Navalny Navalny Open Society Institute politics regime change Russia Russian Federation Soros USA

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Christmas around the World; Russia

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Christmas around the World; Russia. In the early 1990s, when we spoke of Russia, we meant the vast, eastern European stronghold of nations from Lithuania in the far northwest to Kyrgyzstan (Kirghiz) in the far southeast. Basil’s Cathedral When the religion-hating Soviet Union imploded in 1991, creating (or recreating) 14 countries, traditions that had been buried in the memories of an older generation sprang to life again, and all it took was the slightest breath of freedom.

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Anti-Putin Demonstrations in Russia

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On Saturday, April 29, 2017 there were demonstrations in several Russian cities where, in all, a couple of hundred the protesters called for the President, Vladimir Putin, to leave office and not stand for another election. The Western media and governments declare this already as the overwhelming will of the Russian people. The truth, however, is a different one altogether.

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From Russia with hoe

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Ploskorez Swage – Product Review Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) PLOSKOREZ SWAGE S, 1.30 m, Stainless Cultivator+Weeder Hoe Long Handle 1.3m. Strong, 3-edge-sharp, swaged & pointed stainless steel head, oiled wooden (Aspen or Birch) rounded-rectangular handle for upright position strain-free work (hold it with both thumbs facing the sky). Light weight. Adjustable head allowing precision work around flowers or vegetables.

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Crows Vandalize Cars in Russia

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Bizarre. And also, I imagine, fun. Asides

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From Russia With Birds: The World’s Biggest Owl, “Zombie” Pigeons

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Today’s post includes two such stories, brought all the way to you from Russia. In the hardcore “news” department, scientists from the United States and Russia have managed a successful study of the foraging and nesting habits of Blakiston’s Fish Owl , the largest owl on the planet and one of the rarest. On the other side of Russia, in Moscow to be specific, other birds seem to be in danger, but for an entirely different reason.

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Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics an Environmental Disaster


As Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi prepares to take the Winter Olympics torch from Vancouver, conservationists are calling the area an environmental disaster. Read More The post Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics an Environmental Disaster appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

Who would have thought: Russia's FSB going back to using paper

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To avoid e-document theft, Russia turns to paper and type, even typewriters. It was revealed earlier in 2013 that Russia’s Federal Protective Service (FSO) had budgeted 486,000 rubles – just under $15,000 – for new electric typewriters, along with ribbons and other accessories. FSB KGB old skills old technology Russia Russian Federation typewriter typewriters Who would have thought this about paper in the modern electronic world.

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Green Israeli Design for Russia’s Nikola-Lenivets Artist Community

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The Tel Aviv-based architecture studio Talmon Biran sent us images of their entry into a recent design competition for the Nikola-Lenivets artist community in Russia’s Kaluga region. Architecture & Urban art eco design green design Russia sustainable designIsraeli eco-innovation is spreading to all reaches of the planet, often sowing great green seeds where it touches down.

Turkish Girl “Pirate” Jailed in Russia’s Arctic Prison Over Oil

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Twenty-eight Greenpeacers, mostly foreigners, and two journalists are held for six weeks now in a Russian prison: In a surprising but not unheard of move, Russia has jailed the Greenpeace activists or “pirates” aboard a Greenpeace International ship for scaling a Russian-owned Gazprom oil platform. International involvement is welcome because Russia clearly does not understand the importance of Greenpeace in the modern, environmental dialogue.

Russia Sends Animals to Space for One Month Experiment


Russia is in the midst of an experiment to see how various lifeforms react in space. Read More The post Russia Sends Animals to Space for One Month Experiment appeared first on Ecorazzi. On Friday, they launched five mice, eight Mongolian gerbils, fifteen geckos and various other species into orbit around the earth for one month. Animals Featured News Science

Surviving Russia: Marmot’s Lead Now Tour.

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Russia Using Captive Orcas at Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics


Read More The post Russia Using Captive Orcas at Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics appeared first on Ecorazzi. First SeaWorld, now Sochi 2014. See what you can do to prevent the use of captive orcas for profit at the Winter Olympics. Animals Causes News Top News Sochi 2014

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Persian leopards set to make roaring comeback in Russia's Western Caucasus

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The animals are expected to become the founders of a new population of Persian leopards in Russia as part of an ambitious programme to bring the animal back to a region it once roamed in abundance. The release of the leopards in the Caucasus Biosphere Reserve marks an important moment in the efforts by WWF-Russia and its partners to reintroduce the Persian leopard in the area.

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Russia is Shrinking

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Russia in the early 1990s hit its population high of 148 million people. With a bleak future, Russia knows the reasons for this problem, but few solutions have been put into place to reject the grim future for their numbers. Russia has gone from its peak of 148 million to now 143 million. This gives Russia a population decrease of 20%. Russia is shrinking due to many problems. The birth average per woman in Russia is 1.1

Canada, Japan, Russia and France Bid to Build Jordan’s First Reactor

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One way readers against nuclear energy can appeal is by contacting authorities in Canada, Japan, France and Russia where the bidders are based. Business & Politics Energy Amman Canada France Japan Jordan Nuclear energy RussiaThere’s no stopping Jordan: it will build a nuclear reactor outside of Amman despite risks.

What do the U.S., Russia, Ireland and Morocco have in common?

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Russia Gives Puppy to France to Honor Killed Police Dog


Russia has offered to send an Alsatian puppy to France as a tribute to the police dog who was killed during a raid linked to the Paris attacks. The brave pooch Read More The post Russia Gives Puppy to France to Honor Killed Police Dog appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

WATCH: Meteorites Crash Into Russia Causing Explosions and Injuries


Earlier today a meteor shower crashed into Russia causing explosions, hundreds of injuries, and the evacuation of schools and businesses in the area. Read More The post WATCH: Meteorites Crash Into Russia Causing Explosions and Injuries appeared first on Ecorazzi. News Science Top News

#LoveAlwaysWins Video Shines Spotlight on Russia’s Anti-Gay Law. {Video}

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Russia and the North Pole

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Russia was in the market for land and they had their eyes on the North Pole. The current internationally recognized territory owners in the Arctic Circle are Canada, the United States, Denmark, and Russia. But Russia is going further north to claim the sea floor of the North Pole as its own because none of the current territories reach that far. Russia is hoping when they meet again in 2009, they will rule differently in light of the new discovery.

Russia Issues A Ban On Polar Bear Hunting


Here’s some good news folks: Russia has officially banned the hunting of polar bears… at least for this year. “Measures taken by Russia will ensure that the United States will be killing at least 70 polar bears fewer than before, which, according to Russian specialists, will help to sustain and boost the population of this beautiful Arctic animal,&# the group posted on Putin’s website.

“Stephen Fry’s open letter to Cameron about the Olympics & the treatment of the LGBT community in Russia.”

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) homophobia Russia stephen fry Also: The Russian LGBTQ Crisis & What You Can Do. Moira Madden ~ Dear Prime Minister, M Rogge, Lord Coe and Members of the International Olympic Committee, I write in the earnest hope that all those with a love of sport and the Olympic spirit will consider the stain on the Five Rings that [.].

Vanishing Ice Leads To Russia-Norway Agreement

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James Nixey, the manager of the Russia and Eurasia Program for Chatham House, stated: “The potential economic benefits are enormous.” Which is why Norway and Russia recently agreed to split an area of the Barents Sea into equal parts, an area which has been highly controversial for the two countries. As the world warms, the Arctic Ocean loses much of its sea ice coverage.

Jude Law Protests Russia’s Arrest of Greenpeace Activists


Read More The post Jude Law Protests Russia’s Arrest of Greenpeace Activists appeared first on Ecorazzi. In September, 30 Greenpeace activists were arrested and detained on piracy charges by the Russian authorities. They now face up to 7 years in jail. Causes Environment News Top News jude law

Is the EU about to ship all Gypsies in member states to Russia?

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said, was a “Komsomolskaya Pravda” radio program on April 12 when Roman Grokholsky, a leader of the Roma community in the Russian Federation, said that in his view, “Russia for economic reasons could accept [Europe’s Roma]. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to reports that were being circulated in Spring 2011 by Russian news agencies the European Union is in discussion with the government of the Russian state to do just that.

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Worry over proposal to make psychiatry a law-enforcement tool – again – in Russia

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) A bill that would allow compulsory psychiatric treatment has human rights defenders drawing parallels with Soviet practices seems to be on the table again in Russia, according to BBC Monitoring. Not anything new in Russia, whether the Soviet Union or before. The real situation in Russia is such that this clause presents a danger to citizens who are normal from the psychiatric point of view.

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Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn (maize) after study reveals cancer risk

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Russia's consumer-rights watchdog said it has suspended the import and use of a genetically engineered corn made by Monsanto Co. Other nations could well follow Russia's decision in what would be a severe blow to companies selling biotech food. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Russian Federation will no longer import Monsanto's genetically engineered corn due to the recent French study which is linking breast cancer and organ damage to a GMO diet.

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Unknown People in Masks and Police Attack Environmentalists in Russia

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As seen on Global Voices: Russia: Unknown People in Masks and Police Attack Environmentalists. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city. Business & Politics activism attack environmental activists environmentalists forest forest destruction Moscow police protest protests Russia violenceFrom 20 to 40 young people in white masks attacked the camp of the defenders of the Khimki forest park [RUS], Igor Podgorny [RUS] and Novaya Gazeta [RUS] reported.

Russia’s Ban on Harp Seal Skin Imports a Big Hit to Canadian Seal Hunt


All signs point to the end of the Canadian seal hunt. The European Union’s (EU) ban of seal product imports in 2009 was a big step, and Canada has unsuccessfully Read More. Animals Causes Featured News bill-maher ellen degeneres kesha

Russian backyard agriculture

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Around 35 million backyard gardens are in private family possession in Russia and the government supports this with a legal right to a free, tax-free piece of land from 1-3 ha (in some regions even up to 6 ha). According to information from Russia the situation has gotten better still even since that time as more and more of such small backyard farms are coming “on stream”.

Russia to Boost Its National Protected Areas to the Size of Switzerland

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If Russia succeeds in this endeavor by 2020, it will also have met its international obligations on biodiversity. Russia plans to cover acreage the size of Switzerland by establishing 9 new nature reserves and 13 national parks covering a total area of over 3.8 Vladimir Krever, WWF-Russia biodiversity coordinator says –. For the first time, development of protected areas in Russia will be based on the analysis of all available data on biological diversity of Russia.

Dutch Government Takes Action on Russia's Piracy Charges Against Greenpeace Members


The Dutch government today announced that it would initiate arbitration proceedings against Russia under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea to secure the release of 28 Greenpeace International activists, plus a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer, currently being detained in Russia on piracy charges.

Arctic 30 to stay in Russia.


The Russian authorities have told the Arctic 30 that they cannot leave the country, defying the ruling of an international court which ordered that they should be allowed to go home immediately. Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee has written to one of the 30 - Anne Mie Jensen from Denmark - indicating that they are not free to leave the country.

From Russia, With Love (Raw Okra Recipe). ~ Anzhela Shurina

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Polar Bears on Hunting Quota won't be hunted this year in Russia. Thanks Vladimir Putin


Polar bears are classified as endangered but there was still a small quota of 29 bears a year each allowed to be hunted by both the US and Russia to allow for indigenous practice. Vladimir Putin has stepped up this year and declared that there will not be any hunting of bears in Russia's far north this year.

Russians make cheese and wine from invasive American weed

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In Russia, the plant was found in the Far East. Food Cheese fermented food Russia weird science wineRussian scientists found that an invasive plant brought from America has the enzymes to create a plant-based enzyme that makes wine and cheese.

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Jon Stewart on the GOP vs. Russia or Iran: “Maybe Obama’s not the Problem.”

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Eight More Detained in Russia After Arctic Oil Protest


A further eight Greenpeace International activists have been detained for two months in Russia pending an investigation into possible charges of piracy. The eight will join 22 others, including a freelance videographer and freelance photographer, detained on Thursday following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling. Greenpeace International pledged to appeal all 30 detentions.

Is Russia Behind Bulgarian Anti Fracking Protests ?


Pity the poor Eastern Europeans. Fifty years under the domination of their massive Soviet eastern neighbor then the collapse of Communism there two decades ago offered undreamed of opportunities to join both the European Union and NATO. But they still remain dependent on the Russian Federation for the majority of their oil and gas needs, and the new capitalists in Moscow do not hesitate to charge the highest prices possible.

These are the Enemy Targets of the U.S. and Russian Air Strikes. {Video}

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"Russia insists its air campaign is intended to target the Islamic State group and others it describes as “terrorists."". Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights WAYLON: Today Only air strikes civilian casualties compassion humanity Russia Syria terrorists

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Russia Still Committed to Nuclear Power


Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is paying a working visit to France, where scheduled talks in Paris include discussions with Prime Minister Francois Fillon. Putin met members of the Franco-Russian Dialogue association, where one of the main issues discussed was the need for both countries to develop their nuclear energy sector, Russian official state television channel Rossiya 1 reported.