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Russia's at Fault

Our tribal culture

Over the years we have seen a litany of accusations, Saddam Hussein had his weapons of mass destruction and so many other leaders have previously and since fallen foul of people’s opinions who felt justified in their beliefs enough to go to war and execute people.

This is nothing new, this has being going on for centuries. It begins really with people realising they don’t know and feeling inferior beside those who pretend to know. The thing about being human is that we live on this little planet in some out the way corner of our vast universe and we think we are so goddamn important that we really know stuff of importance. But really, we have

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Modern disease

Russia bashing and the spread of ISIL

Most cultures throughout history have indulged in moral superiority, but prior to the arrival of Christianity the scale was very localised. With the spread of Christianity around the world, it was used to help subjugate and plunder entire non-Christian regions of the world and even ‘other’ Christian areas.

Islam at its inception was already hemmed in by Christianity and yet it too has managed to spread around the world with its own version of moral superiority, but underlying all of this is capitalism.

It seems that capitalists are the most unfortunate people, they cannot be happy until the entire world is shaped as they want it and the world’s population obedient to their

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Moscow

Russia’s Administrative Capital

Central Moscow with Saint Basil’s Cathedral and the Spasskaya Clocktower

The political, economic, cultural and scientific centre of Russia and one of the most important cities in Eurasia.

Reputed as being one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in, Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia.

It is one of the world’s most populated inland cities that’s well known for its unique architecture, historic buildings like Saint Basil’s Cathedral and it is one of the greenest capitals of the world with an urban forest in an area within the city boundary.

Almost everyone takes a walk through Red Square to see the Spasskaya Clocktower

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Ukraine - the final frontier

Yet another of the USA’s Proxy Wars

With the pulling down of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, most people in the world thought that the cold war between East and West was over. But the USA never ceased to treat Russia as an adversary.

It is well documented that the United States administration has interfered in the internal politics of more than 60 countries. It has replaced many democratically elected governments with dictators happy to tow the US line and facilitate the exploitation of their countries by US corporations.

The Ukraine today

Bankrupt and almost a failed state, ever since the Ukraine became independent of Soviet control, it has remained conflicted with a minority seeking

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Art and Culture

Once the pressing need for a unifying national culture was fulfilled, multiculturalism came to be accepted in Botswana. Based on Setswana culture, Botswana’s national culture is representative of the growth of a distinct Botswana nationality defined within state borders, which also absorbs elements of post colonial English culture. Today, the dominant national culture of Botswana reflects the dual heritage and intermingling of Tswana and English cultural dominions. Nowadays, members of the country’s ruling circles are equally comfortable in both languages, no matter what the member’s regional or ethnic origin and home language are.

Music

Traditional Tswana music was based on the human voice and string instruments, with little to no drumming. But the traditional music and dance began to decline

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St Petersburg

Russia’s

Like everything in Russia, St Petersburg is built on a grand scale. Just 25ks from Talinn in Estonia, or Helsinki in Finland and on the Baltic coast this Russian city has easy access by air or sea.

A former imperial capital, this is a magnificent city built by Peter The Great, but some say it’s difficult city to visit without the enormity of it all engulfing you. But the city also has many placid canals and quiet intimate spaces in contrast to the grandeur of the Winter Palace and other great buildings.

The Hermitage museum and Winter Palace are generally considered the architectural highlights of any St Paetersburg tour or stopover.

St Petersburg

Russia

A continent of contrasts

The Russian Subway

The Russian Federation which is still more commonly and correctly referred to as Russia is the worlds largest country situated in northern Eurasia (above Europe and Asia together) stretching from the Baltic sea in the West across the northern hemisphere to the Pacific Ocean in the east with the frozen arctic ocean in the north.

Its land area covers an estimated 17,075,400 square kilometres or 6,592,800 sq miles, it has over 142 million people and spans 11 time zones with a wide range of environments and landscapes. Politically many former soviet states now have separate autonomy. The capital city is Moscow, a city without limits and reputed as one of the most

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Putin’s message

A modern stand off

In the debate over Syria, the US and Russia have been squaring off against each other with Russia doing is best to prevent the United States from blowing up Syria.

A Plea for Caution From Russia By Vladimir V. Putin, The New York Times 12 September 13

RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies.

Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together. The universal international organization – the United

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