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[13 Aug 2009]

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[11 Aug 2009]

Moscow, Russia’s capital city has one of the largest subways in the world. Second only to Tokyo’s train system, Moscow Metro spans almost the entirety of the city, with almost 200 miles worth of track. Although in use since 1935, the Moscow Metro didn’t hit its height of expansion until the mid 60’s and has been steadily developing since. Today there are 177 separate stations and the Moscow Metro services 7-10 million people every day. Tourists in Moscow will be impressed at many of the stations built in the early days of the Metro, containing many examples of what is now referred to as “Socialist Realism” or “Stalinist Architecture”. Featuring minimalistic masonry with stucco or terra cotta finishes, buildings in this style were largely built during and shortly after Joseph Stalin’s time as Prime Minister of Russia. Aiming to throw off the extravagances of the past, architects created a new style which was not only utilitarian but also visually striking. One of the great Urban Legends of Moscow is that there is a second, secret subway underneath the commonly used Moscow Metro, designed and built during the height of the Soviet Union in case of emergency. The line supposedly connects the Kremlin with other places of national importance such as airports and the Federal Security Service building.  

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[11 Aug 2009]

Once you are a Qualified Member, please complete the IMBRA and intimacy request process as detailed (IMBRA). From that point forward, our Travel Concierge will help you contact the local agency to arrange and coordinate an in-person meeting with the lady of your choice (with her consent of course). Our Travel Concierge and the lady's local agency can both assist you with your travel accommodations, as well as any additional services you may require during your trip. Need a translator or driver, an apartment or hotel room, theater tickets or dinner reservations? The Travel Concierge can refer you to the local agencies, who will arrange all that for you, and more! Examples of commonly requested services include: pick-up/drop-off at a local airport, arranged meetings with a lady, interpreters, ground transportation, and hotel or apartment accommodations. Even if you don't see what you need on this list, ask our Travel Concierge or the local agency about what you're looking for and it's likely they can help you to arrange it for your trip. Contact our Travel Concierge now to get started: travel@hotrussianbrides.com  

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[13 Jul 2009]

After months of pushing for a new world currency, President Dmitry Medvedev had more than an idea to tout at his G8 news conference. He had the real thing.   With a broad grin, Medvedev held aloft a shiny gold coin Friday that he said represented a “symbol of unity” and a possible “future world currency.”   “I have some supranational currency in my pocket that I got as a souvenir. This is a test sample of a currency unit under the Unity in Diversity motto,” Medvedev said, holding the coin between two fingers.   “It is called the United Future World Currency. It can already be seen and touched,” he said, according to a transcript posted on the Kremlin’s web site.   Examples of the coin, worth $3,900 and produced by the United Future World Currency, a group backing the idea of a global currency, was presented to all world leaders attending the Group of Eight summit in L’Aquila, Italy.   The coin was made by Belgian Luc Luycx, who also designed one side of the Euro coins, and are called “eurodollars” in a symbolic call for a common currency to unite Europe and the United States.   Medvedev pulled out his coin when reporters asked him about new reserve currencies at the news conference that closed the three-day summit. “This is a symbol of our unity and our desire to solve such issues,” Medvedev said.   Russia and China have called for a “super currency” to replace the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy said at the summit that the dollar’s supremacy as a reserve currency is outdated.   “This has become a regular theme now,” Medvedev said Friday. “We are discussing the creation or, to be more correct, the appearance of new reserve currencies, including the possibility of making the Russian ruble such a currency unit.”     From: http://www.moscowtimes.ru/article/1010/42/379464.htm

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[12 Jul 2009]

Ivan Kupala Day (Feast of St. John the Baptist) is celebrated in Poland, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine currently on 7 July. Calendar-wise, it is opposite to the winter solstice holiday Korochun. Some early mythology scholars, such as Sir James Frazer, claimed that the holiday was originally Kupala a pagan fertility rite later accepted into the Orthodox Christian calendar.   Many of the rites related to this holiday within Slavic religious beliefs, due to the ancient Kupala rites, are connected with the role of water in fertility and ritual purification. Youths would jump over the flames of bonfires. Girls would float wreaths of flowers often lit with candles on rivers and would attempt to gain foresight into their relationship fortunes from the flow patterns of the flowers on the river. Men may attempt to capture the wreaths, in the hope of capturing the interest of the woman who floated the wreath.   Traditionally, unmarried women, signified by their garlands on their hair, would be the first to enter the forests. They are followed by young men. Therefore, consequent to the quest in finding herbs and the fern flower may be the blooming of relationships between pairs of men and women within the forest. That is one of the most romantic nights in Ukraine.   Some of the ladies on HotRussianBrides.com have invited their suitors to symbolically participate in this tradition with letters like the following:    “…That is one of the most romantic night in Ukraine. Pity you haven'tbeen here on that night cause if you had been you would have a uniquechance to see lots of beautiful single girls standing on the banks ofrivers with candles lit and throwing flower wreathes onto the water.Believe me that is an incredible view to see when a girl does this sheasks God to let her only intended to see it and take it out of thewater - if it happens and he will find her, they will be togetherforever. Writing this letter to you I am throwing my wreath onto the water - itis colorful, made of my dreams of you, warmed with my heart and mytender hands...Once you see it don't go pass it cause it is intendedfor you only.”     Information from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Kupala_Day  

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[8 Jul 2009]

If Americans think they are alone in their heartache over Michael Jackson’s recent passing, they may be surprised to find their grief shared by the people of Russia and Ukraine. From a candlelight vigil held in Moscow days after the King of Pop’s death to a reported proposal to re-name a village in eastern Ukraine after Jackson, evidence of the region’s infatuation can be seen everywhere.   Jackson’s 1993 performance in Moscow made him the first international pop star to perform in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union two years earlier. Up until then, it had been illegal to even purchase his songs. His concert seemed to spark a love for all things American in a generation of young Russians, many of whom had never even seen an image of him before the performance.   Now that the man who brought American music and pop culture to Moscow has passed away, many Russian and Ukrainian fans mourn the absence of another cultural icon. Even if his English lyrics were not understood, the energy in his music and images in his videos speaks in a universal language that people all over the world can understand and appreciate.   A makeshift shrine honoring the King of Pop can be seen near the American Embassy in Moscow, honoring the man whose music and life touched the world.