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posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 12:03 AM
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originally posted by: KaDeCo
Welcome!

I am so pleased that you've joined our little community over here! I have been dying to ask someone from Russia...

Is the driving as bad as what we see on dash-cam videos?

I mean sure the US has more than its fair share of horribad drivers, but the things I have seen on these dash cams have left me with eyes bugging and mouth agape


I think if we had mandatory dash cams here you would see just as much crazy sh*t from American drivers. At least for sure around where I live!

I believe the insurance companies over there basically require them unless you want to pay a really expensive monthly rate.




posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 12:45 AM
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a reply to: JedemDasSeine

Welcome aboard its good to have a real live Ruskie contributing.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 12:56 AM
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originally posted by: JedemDasSeine

originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: JedemDasSeine
what music do you listen to / play ?


Musicians: John Surman, Steve Vai, Kimmo Pohjonen, Jeff Beck, Eminem, David Lang, Djivan Gasparyan. Talvin Singh, Zakir Hussain, Ananda Shankar, Sam Zaman.
Bands: Tool, Pantera, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, Extreme.
Always happy to listen to Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey. By the way, I was really impressed by Lana Del Rey tracks (the arrangements, the ambience and the mood, etc.).
I appreciate the works of Carbon Based Lifeforms and other good ambient (and psychill/psybient or whatever they call it) musicians and bands.

I used to play alternative/modern metal with my band few years ago. Now I'm working on something different, more experimental.



TOOL! Lana Del Rey! Such great musical taste! I suggest you check out the band called Metric. Enjoy.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 01:37 AM
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originally posted by: JedemDasSeine
I have spent some time here (basically reading without contributing) and now I'm able to acknowledge that I definitely like this place.

Speaking of the English-speaking countries, I've been to Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Port Douglas), to the USA (NY, San Diego, Santa Monica), and to England (London). So I have my own tiny impressions about these countries.

I'm at thirtysomething, married, educated in economics. My strongest desires are music (I play electric guitar), calisthenics and reading.

Ask me anything, my answers are going to be my best contribution to this wonderful forum.
P.S. I apologize in advance for my imperfect English.



Privet. Welcome friend



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 04:09 AM
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One question. Why does your house of government basically look like a Disney Castle? What? It's a serious question, sorry if it's considered rude for asking. I don't mean any offense but as far as government buildings go it is odd and unique. It's just strange to think this feared government with thermonuclear weapons coming out of their... whatever is plotting their plans in what to me looks a lot like a Disney Castle.

Anyway I love Russian ballet and Tchaikovsky music. Welcome. I don't think I know any Russians personally, only east Europeans of various sorts. In real life I'm too polite to ask where people come from. You wouldn't know it from my abrasive sarcastic online demeanor where I say and ask what I want. I hope you understand my humor and what is actually a light hearted world view where all challenges are met with high spirits.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 04:34 AM
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a reply to: JedemDasSeine


I am happy that you are here with us on Ats.. The Russian language is such a beautiful language, and as I make this comment I am now remembering this wonderful film that I saw quite a long time ago: the movie had a wonderful soundtrack..The name of the movie is :Soleil Trompeur"..and the musicical score for the film is written by Edward Artemyev..the music is very nice there, somewhat lugubrious and melancholy, very beautiful indeed..

I might ask you for some names of important Russian musicians in a folk folky tradition coming from the 60's-70's time frame..that would be interesting music to explore..


Have you heard of Edward Artemyev?



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 05:29 AM
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originally posted by: Rosinitiate
Do you have to access sites like this via proxy?
Anyways, enjoy your time.

Thank you. I believe you can find Internet censorship in any country. The only difference is the applicable model (the amount of blocked content, etc.). You can read about Russian model here. Most of the blocked sites (links) are related to drugs, suicide, child porn, and extremism. Although sometimes blocking is directed against the political opposition.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 05:42 AM
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originally posted by: TheInhumanCentipede
How's the krokadil over there this time of year...?

I believe you are talking about this. I can't watch it without becoming extremely sad, I don't think there is something to joke about.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 05:50 AM
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originally posted by: KaDeCo
Is the driving as bad as what we see on dash-cam videos?

Well, aggresive driving is not as ubiquitous as it may seem.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 06:09 AM
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a reply to: JedemDasSeine
Hello Muscovite…


…now I'm able to acknowledge that I definitely like this place.

Briefly, what do you most like about it?


…to the USA (NY, San Diego, Santa Monica), and to England (London). So I have my own tiny impressions about these countries.

Could you give us a "tiny impression" what you thought of US?



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 06:18 AM
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originally posted by: tony9802
a reply to: JedemDasSeine
I might ask you for some names of important Russian musicians in a folk folky tradition coming from the 60's-70's time frame..that would be interesting music to explore..

Have you heard of Edward Artemyev?

To my shame, I'm not familiar with his works. I have just listened to a couple of compositions and actually I'm not sure if you can call it folk tradition. Russian folk music sounds like this (mind-blowing):

www.youtube.com...

www.youtube.com...
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posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
Briefly, what do you most like about it?

I am always happy to meet thinking and open-minded people.


Could you give us a "tiny impression" what you thought of US?

I'd better tell you about the people (remember, these are my subjective judgments).

It seems like they are much more mentally healthy, they don't have our usual restraint, and it looks natural.
They respect the people around. They like to communicate even with those who were unfamiliar a second ago, that's awesome. But if I show the unwillingness to communicate, nobody bothers me.

One more observation: whatever job one has he (or she) is proud of it. That's great. The bus driver in Santa Monica behaves like he is the captain of the ship. Young boys and girls from Starbucks behave so naturally, as if we came for a visit as their home guests. Generally, there is a phenomenal art of balanced communication with the customer: on the one hand, it's very easy and friendly, and on the other one it's professional.

A little fly in the ointment: obviously, the aesthetic sense of the Americans is not highly developed.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 08:19 AM
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a reply to: JedemDasSeine

Thanks for that most astute rendering. A little naive, but objective. I enjoyed your responses here.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 08:42 AM
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Welcome to ATS!

I have a political question. Is there any apprehension in Russia about what will happen when Vladimir Putin's constitutional allotment of time to serve as President is finished?

I admire Putin while being a realist about what it takes to be in politics in Russia at this time in history. I think Russia has gone through a period of kleptocracy with the oligarchs who followed Yeltsin into positions of advantage. They were then kicked out of place by the older military and KGB/FSB power structure as it reasserted itself behind Putin. Thanks to them we have a Russia that is more true to Russian values and, as Putin has pointed out, Russian civilization.

That is all to the good as far as I am concerned and has paid dividends in Syria for people there and in the Ukraine for people there. However in Libya, when Medvedev was President, the NATO countries stole a march on Russia and were able to destroy a growing secularist Arab/African power.

Personally, I would not like to see Medvedev or anyone like him in power in Russia. He is too sympathetic to the financial interests of the West. Unipolar globalism would resurge if he were President.

What do you and what do Russians generally think about these things?



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 09:07 AM
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a reply to: ipsedixit

Regarding the issue of presidency, I suppose we will see somebody from the current inner circle. Sergey Ivanov, Nikolai Patrushev or Sergey Shoigu. As for Medvedev, he is not the one to be acknowledged as a national leader.

Regarding the kleptocracy and oligarchs, I assume it would be naive to believe that they were really kicked out. They are the proteges of the international clans of the powers that be.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: JedemDasSeine

I'll have to take a look at the persons you mention and get to know them. Khordokovsky in particular was treated harshly by Putin and is now out of the country. Putin's former mentor, Berezovsky, also fled the country. There is another one who was associated with Khordokovsky who fled to Israel and told Khordokovsky that he should get out before it was too late, but his name slips my mind.

I guess there are still more of them who continue to operate in Russia, plus the мафия (mafia) of course.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: JedemDasSeine

Sounds like my impression, customer service in the USA pretty good better than the UK.

What about your impression of us Brits? Haha



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: ipsedixit

No one outside the circle knows exactly how the informal governance structure is arranged and what are the backstage arrangements between the various (including international) groups. All the guessworks can easily become a load of baloney.
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posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: JedemDasSeine

I don't believe I've red ( get it ) a more perfect introduction.
Such a smart comrade to sign up here. Where did you stay when
you were in Santa Monica? I have to go into L.A. everyday
to work is why I ask. The place is abundant with secrets.
Not really secrets to those in the know and by no means do
I know them all I'm sure. Here's a memo....



Welcome to ATS, JDS!

42 flags on intro? Now that's crack'n!

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posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:51 AM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: JedemDasSeine
What about your impression of us Brits?


Unfortunately, I have been only to London (besides a day trip to Oxford). I didn't happen to meet a Brit. ')




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