Tag: Russia

What’s on at Rossotrudnichestvo in Kensington in 2019

If you want to learn about Russian culture from Russians this is an ideal starting point. They do have some links with Pushkin House too. They are friendly and helpful, not purely in a diplomatic sense, it’s their personalities too ! Programme (updated regularly,…

Using RSS and Twitter to highlight Russian climate scientists research

One of the earliest international Russian climatologists was Mikhail Ivanovich Budyko who started studying climate science in 1942, the WMO claim that he was the first to warn the humankind of the unavoidable nature of global climate change resulting from industrial activities. Mikhail Budyko’s…

Good news – Russia introduces legal ban on animal cruelty

As reported last week, now on Rapsi – in English and includes A person can’t get rid of an animal in an arbitrary manner for it must be transferred either to a new owner or an animal shelter.   Animals can’t be slayed under…

Please donate to Kemerovo permanent memorial

I was unable to visit in person in the summer but have interest from several people who wanted to donate financially. I read that the temporary memorial has been removed and they are hoping to build a permanent memorial / memorial garden. We received…

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…