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Some fuzz about Archpriest Vsevolod Tsjaplin's call for a new dress code for Russian women

Saturday, January 29, 2011 · Category Religion · comments 0

Some fuzz about Archpriest Vsevolod Tsjaplin's call for a new dress code for Russian women

If the Russian Orthodox Church could have it's way, Russian women would no longer use make-up and wrap themselves in subtle long skirts and high-necked sweaters on hot summer days, instead of the usual hot pants and wide hanging blouses, which reveal a lot of female flesh "on sale". That is the opinion of archpriest Vsevolod Tsjaplin, a high priest who wrote an open letter proposing a new nationwide, national dress code.

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Russian Visa, Schengen Visa, Italian actions on Lampedusa influx: What a joke!

Saturday, May 21, 2011 · Category Eastern Europe · comments 2

Russian Visa, Schengen Visa, Italian actions on Lampedusa influx: What a joke!

Recently French President and parliament cried out over Berlusconi's decision to grant 3-month permits to all arriving refugees from Tunesia. Getting a Schengen visa for a Russian friend is a small nightmare of red tape. Getting a Russian visa to visit the country yourself is another tightened effort. Yet at the same time the 2010 "local visa-free zone" between Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg has send Finland to be the biggest issuer of Schengen visa in Europe. What a joke, if you ask me.

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Promoting local products the Russian Way

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 · Category Politics · comments 0

Promoting local products the Russian Way

In the past the United States government has launched numorous successful campaigns promoting local products as "Buy Made in the USA", the Russian government has a more direct approach.

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Visiting Sankt Petersburg | Russia

Thursday, June 23, 2011 · Category Eastern Europe · comments 0

Visiting Sankt Petersburg | Russia

There is a lot to be said about Sankt Petersburg. I wondered for more than a year about the city, after having visited Russia for the first time in 2009. Arriving in Moscow I went straight forward to the city of Kazan where I met up with a dear friend.

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