Tag: Russia

Carbon Footprint and offsetting – flights to/from and within Russian Federation

I have mixed views on carbon offsetting but for example purposes – based on recent travel. Aeroflot have a useful carbon calculator (in English as well): https://m.aeroflot.ru/ru-en/co2/calculator London – Moscow  one way (258.07 kg) Moscow to Irkutsk one way (246.32kg) So return flights from…

Autumn in a Siberian forest – Irkutsk region

Everything is simply stunning – trees turning yellow, gold, orange, red. When we were heading to Olkhon 10 days ago, it was all still green. Some of our group had flights so no time to take pics – instead of blurry photos, a blurry…

International Journal for Alternative Energy and Ecology – Russian and English

http://www.isjaee.com/jour “The journal is intended for specialists in the area of physico-mathematical, engineering, and chemical sciences and is published twice a month. 4 new issues of the journal come out every two months.” For example, searching under ‘renewable energy sources’ brings http://www.isjaee.com/jour/search?subject=%22renewable%20energy%20sources%22 For water…

Kemerovo appeal and donating to Russian accounts

I have managed a successful donation and I have previously caused myself unnecessary problems with other donations elsewhere, so thought I’d explain. Russian account numbers are 20 digits long. You often see 2 x account numbers on appeals. There’s a transit currency account where…

What a Russian President does vs what a Russian Prime Minister does

To mostly ignorant outsiders like myself, this was a little confusing but have found some clarity in the Russian Constitution: http://www.constitution.ru/en/10003000-05.htm Russian President – articles 83-90 Article 83 The President of the Russian Federation shall: appoint by agreement with the State Duma the Chairman…

Russia resources in English at Roehampton University

There are over 1000 including some physics, engineering articles as well as resources relevant to our university departments (Life Sciences, Psychology, Education, Business, Law, Dance, Drama, Theatre, Performing Arts, Humanities, English & Creative Writing, Social Sciences, Media, Journalism). Due to limited time, have picked…

Interesting Brits in Russia

Attended part of a very well organised Russian Heritage conference yesterday at Rossotrudnichestvo Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Kensington. Several presentations in Russian where not able to follow yet but they had slides / artefacts. Have taken notes and will publish when I’ve had…

Novgorod,Valday, St Petersburg

The bus left Novgorod at 6.50 and sunrise around 9.15 (due Valday 9.20) so got to see dawn as we neared valdaisky national park which was a fairyland of snowy forest and snowy wooden dachas. Valday is smaller than I imagined but pretty with…

St Petersburg and Velikhy Novgorod 2

This morning again found very helpful Russians when I got off bus in the wrong place and additional bonus – a visit to Peryn Skete and church of ‘The Nativity of our Lady’ which is very peaceful with a friendly monk and had tiny chat about…

St Petersburg & Velikhy Novgorod 1 – it is ok to visit in November

Russians as beautiful, friendly and helpful as ever. Flew in yesterday afternoon and was recommended Faberge museum which has late opening hours on Saturday (different museums have late openings on different days). The art & craftwork in all of the museum is fantastically intricate….

Human Tissues, Nuremberg, Informed Consent and Bioethics

Long post. Pdf version Tass & other outlets have reported the story this week about NGO’s collecting Russian human tissue and a US Air force contract tender from July 2017. This blog post will focus on informed consent and processing of human tissue, some…

Professor Piers Robinson: Iraq, Syria, Russia and propaganda

Professor Piers Robinson is Chair in Politics, Society and Political Journalism at the University of Sheffield, UK. His inaugural speech below – he is setting up a unit to study propaganda which is very welcome news. He is also speaking at Media on Trial this week. Audio…