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Posts tagged Russia

Sep 13 '14

bloombergphotos:

Russian Delicacy Deficit

Bloomberg’s Rome-based photographer traveled to the Coduro cheese factory in Fidenza, Italy, to document the manufacture of one of Italy’s finest cheeses, Parmesan .     

In his efforts to hit back at the West, President Vladimir Putin is depriving Russians of the delicacies to which they have grown accustomed since the Soviet Union collapsed.

Imports of the crumbly Pamigiano Reggiano cheese have been banned since Aug. 7 when Putin’s government banned many food imports from nations supporting sanctions due to the country’s role in the Ukraine crisis.

The embargo appears focused on products that Russia can source internally or from friendlier countries. It includes all kinds of dairy, fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood. Parmesan cheese is banned, but Italian olive oil isn’t. German sausage is out, but German beer can still be imported. French foie gras is out, but Sauternes is in. Irish cheddar will be gone from the few Russian stores that sell it, but Irish whiskey will still be served in Moscow bars, reported Bloomberg View contributor Leonid Bershidsky.

 Fast facts:

  • Italy has about 500 certified Parmesan producers, represented by the Consortium of Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, who all strictly follow an 800-year-old process to make the cheese.
  • Parmigiano Reggiano has been protected as a geographical indication in the 27-nation EU since 1996, meaning the phrase can only be used for cheeses made, grated and packaged in the northern Italian regions around the cities of Parma and Reggio.

Read more on the European food ban here.

  

Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

© 2014 Bloomberg Finance LP

Jul 18 '14
usatoday:

Wreckage of the Malaysian Airlines airliner that went down in Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine.
Ukrainian air traffic control lost contact with Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 about 30 miles from the Russian-Ukraine border. The plane was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members.
(Photo by Dominique Faget, AFP/Getty Images)

usatoday:

Wreckage of the Malaysian Airlines airliner that went down in Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine.

Ukrainian air traffic control lost contact with Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 about 30 miles from the Russian-Ukraine border. The plane was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members.

(Photo by Dominique Faget, AFP/Getty Images)

Apr 1 '14
foreignaffairsmagazine:

Why Putin is partnering with Europe’s extreme right wing: http://fam.ag/1dHWVyJ

foreignaffairsmagazine:

Why Putin is partnering with Europe’s extreme right wing: http://fam.ag/1dHWVyJ

Feb 17 '14

euralmanac:

Ukraine: Married at a Protest

Two Ukrainian anti-government protesters, Oleksandr and Halyna, are married in Kiev’s Independence Square (via Reuters)

Jan 15 '14

Putin’s Olympics in A Dreadful BBC Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-lsSKOlV0I

Just fathom the transcript, Oh My God!

I am the dreadful menace.
The one whose will is done.
The haunting chill upon your neck.
I am the conundrum.

I will summon armies.
Of wind and rain and snow.
I made the black cloud overhead.
The ice, like glass below.

Not you, nor any other.
Can fathom what is nigh.
I will tell you when to jump.
And I’ll dictate how high.

The ones that came before you.
Stood strong and tall and brave.
But I stole their dreams away.
Those dreams could not be saved.

But now you stand before me.
Devoid of all dismay.
Could it be? Just maybe.
I’ll let you have your day.

Jan 5 '14
Here’s to The New Year: The Worst Is Yet To ComeArmenia — Festive Fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Yerevan’s Republic Square, 01Jan2014
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Here’s to The New Year: The Worst Is Yet To Come

Armenia — Festive Fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Yerevan’s Republic Square, 01Jan2014

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Dec 21 '13
theatlantic:

Vladimir Putin, Conservative Icon

Vladimir Putin is calling on the conservatives of the world to unite—behind him. 
The Kremlin leader’s full-throated defense of Russia’s “traditional values” and his derision of the West’s “genderless and infertile” liberalism in his annual state-of-the-nation address last week was just the latest example of Putin attempting to place himself at the vanguard of a new “Conservative International.”
The speech came on the heels of the appointment of Dmitry Kiselyov—the television anchor who has said the hearts of gays and lesbians who die should be buried or burned—as head of the new Kremlin-run media conglomerate Rossia Segodnya.
And just days before Putin’s address, the Center for Strategic Communications, an influential Kremlin-connected think tank, held a press conference in Moscow to announce its latest report. The title: “Putin: World Conservatism’s New Leader.” 
According to excerpts from the report cited in the media, most people yearn for stability and security, favor traditional family values over feminism and gay rights, and prefer nation-based states rather than multicultural melting pots. Putin, the report says, stands for these values while “ideological populism of the left” in the West “is dividing society.” 
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

Vladimir Putin, Conservative Icon

Vladimir Putin is calling on the conservatives of the world to unite—behind him. 

The Kremlin leader’s full-throated defense of Russia’s “traditional values” and his derision of the West’s “genderless and infertile” liberalism in his annual state-of-the-nation address last week was just the latest example of Putin attempting to place himself at the vanguard of a new “Conservative International.”

The speech came on the heels of the appointment of Dmitry Kiselyov—the television anchor who has said the hearts of gays and lesbians who die should be buried or burned—as head of the new Kremlin-run media conglomerate Rossia Segodnya.

And just days before Putin’s address, the Center for Strategic Communications, an influential Kremlin-connected think tank, held a press conference in Moscow to announce its latest report. The title: “Putin: World Conservatism’s New Leader.” 

According to excerpts from the report cited in the media, most people yearn for stability and security, favor traditional family values over feminism and gay rights, and prefer nation-based states rather than multicultural melting pots. Putin, the report says, stands for these values while “ideological populism of the left” in the West “is dividing society.”

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

Nov 25 '13
pewresearch:

Confidence in government is sinking — around the world.

Confidence in Government Around The World
Jun 4 '13
The real reason why I’m sharing this is because of the cool infographic.
Russia’s New Nuclear Sub in Sea Trials
MOSCOW, June 3 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Project 885 Yasen-class attack submarine, the Severodvinsk, has embarked on its latest series of official tests in the White Sea, the manufacturer said Monday. read more »>

The real reason why I’m sharing this is because of the cool infographic.

Russia’s New Nuclear Sub in Sea Trials

MOSCOW, June 3 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Project 885 Yasen-class attack submarine, the Severodvinsk, has embarked on its latest series of official tests in the White Sea, the manufacturer said Monday. read more »>

Jan 10 '12

MikroKopter - HexaKopter from Holger Buss on Vimeo.

Journalism is cool! Here’s the "Hexacopter" drone design used by photographers at AirPano to get those stunning photos of Russian protests in December 2011.