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01 December 2008 @ 08:12 pm
The 1st of December, the first snow!!!!!

It was raining snowing today in Madrid.

The snowfall was hardly comparable to ones we used to have in winter in my country, but quite enough to remember the feeling of sliding down the hill on my snowboard under huge snowflakes in one of the Moscow region ski resort.

Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
30 November 2008 @ 02:25 am

P.S. I even don't try to translate it! Sorry for those who don't speak Russian.
23 November 2008 @ 12:43 am
Tenerife. Canaries. Spain.


22 November 2008 @ 12:21 am
Two weeks ago (it was Friday also) I came back home at 8 p.m. As Russians say, I couldn't even raise my hand so tired I was.
The night before I had slept 2 hours, the whole week before that crappy Friday I had a 4 hours sleep per day. Life's a bi... how we say at school.
So, that Friday once I closed my eyes... 18 (!) hours passed when I woke up again! 18 hours! It's almost a day!

I want to ask all my LJ-friends, what do you think about sleeping time? Shell it be 8 hours every day? Or can we get used to sleep, say, 6 hours without harming the health?
21 November 2008 @ 11:16 pm
Reading the Wall street journal today I found a good artickle about USA - Russia's realtionship (written by a Russian, by the way). Actually it's a pure criticism of Russian policy. Really good one!

I was just wondering, is it possible for this artickle to appear in Russian newspaper? I could hardly believe...

Well... for those who are interested, here it is:

Obama Should Look Into Putin's Record, Not His Eyes

or http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122714441440543125.html


For any discussions, you know... =)

15 November 2008 @ 10:38 pm
Who is interested in South Ossetia's war


It is 50 minutes' film made by Russia.ru. Suming up the details about the war.

For any discussions, please...
15 November 2008 @ 05:33 pm
Her name is Paula. She is 27 and one part of her body is totally paralysed. She is from Dominica, but she's been living in Mississippi almost for the whole her life. By the way, she is black. In her university in States she drives her 400$ car from one building to another, because she can't move properly her left leg and her left hand is paralysed. She came to Spain by her own for one year Master program. She was married to a Muslim guy who was "one of those gangster shooting on the streets of US". She is divorced now; and she has a child of 4 years old. She likes going out with friends, and she likes dancing on the dancefloor with her friends and with boys. She likes people and people like her. She's been dating one guy who wants to be a priest. She is strong Catholic and goes to church. She was in coma for 10 months and the right part of her brains is gone forever. She can't see with one of her eyes. She speaks French (as a mother tongue) and learns Spanish. She made a degree in Lille (France) in French. She was a teacher of French. In terns of her practical course in the university she made a visit to Moscow in 2002 with her university goup meeting differnet people working for government. It was December. She didn't see much snow in Moscow, but it was very cold and there was a kind of ice on the streets. There are a few bucks on her bank account, and her mother pays for her master. She has to take metro and bus to get to the school in Madrid. She is for Obama. "A peaceful fun loving young lady, full of life and energy who is not afraid to live and learn" is what she says about herself. Her smile is bright and she is optimistic.
Current Location: home
Current Music: silence
15 November 2008 @ 05:10 pm
I really hope my Russian-speaking friends will forgive me one day for doing this, but one comment about my blog just can't go away from my head...

To make your blog wider from the reading audience's point of view, you have to write in English.

I know that this guy has no idea (well, very slight idea) of Russian. But since I fisrt heard the point, I started to think about it and found the change in language true and advantageous in many ways.

The second thing I would like to tell you is that if in any post you see any mistake in the laguage, or you find any opposition to my ideas, please, click on COMMENT and go ahead! It will be a pleasure to read every comment from you! It is necessary to express your opinion once you form it; moreover, it is necessary for any author to know that his or her readers HAVE an opinio on what they are reading! So, please, I repeat, it will be pleasure!

I wish you a very nice weekend and talk to everyone of you soon!

Current Location: home
Current Music: MGPS
30 October 2008 @ 02:25 am
Это замечательные люди! Я восхищаюсь культурой страны знаменитой сиесты!

Ну так вот. Заранее прошу прощение за то, что называется "бытовухой".  Из всех дел на повестке дня у хозяина квартиры, где я снимаю комнатку, отмечены следующие пункты:

1. Доделать замок моей двери;
2. Починить микроволновку;
3. Поменять в коридоре лампу (об этом он ещё не знает хихи);
4. Подключить телефон к телефонной линии;
5. Прибить плинтуса;
6. Интересно, поймут ли меня тут с предложением покупки вантуса (ванну и прочее затапливает каждый день!).

.... В общем, это всё решаемо за пару дней, скажете вы! (Больше всего времени уйдёт на ремонтную службу микроволновки, скорее всего: принести-отнести, подождать - мы в Испании!...) Да даже я бы, наверно, справилась тут со всем этим быстренько! Хе =)

Но тем не менее, есть повод не поникать! С проводами для лампы в коридоре "мы" разобрались в течение недели! Ну... можно понять, это не очень-то и легко! Два выключателя для одной лампы, все дела...

Ну а пока, проходя по коридору из "кухни с микроволновкой" через прихожую, где темно, я быстренько включаю коридорную лампу, которая освещает мне телефон и кипу проводов на тумбочке и... дверь моей комнаты с дыркой на месте замка...



Moscow agrees oligarch bail-out

By Catherine Belton in Moscow

Published: October 29 2008 23:42 | Last updated: October 29 2008 23:42

Russia’s state development bank on Wednesday approved $10bn (£6bn, €8bn) in refinancing for the country’s cash-strapped oligarchs. This came as the first step of a $50bn government bail-out that could redraw Russia’s business landscape.


И ведь с огнём не сыщешь новости на русскоязычном сайте ни одной новости по этому поводу! Вот и доверяй всеми известному и "быстро реагирующему" РИАНу. Почему-то вспоминается возмущение Путина отсутствием новостей по поводу Южно-Осетинского конфликта в западных источниках. Оказывается, рожа-то и у самих крива!

Но не отходим от дела. 10 миллиардиков уходят в руки "обедневшего" миллиардера, наслаждающегося видами французских морей с борта...

И кто там говорил, что ситуация в России улучшается? Те, от кого я это слышала, уволены со своих рабочих мест из-за сокращения персонала на 50%! Вот тебе на! От перестановки мест слагаемых (Путин, Медведев)...