Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The first genocide of the 20th Century

The first genocide of the 20th Century occurred when two million Armenians living in Turkey were eliminated from their historic homeland through forced deportations and massacres.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

My favourit poem of Rudyard Kipling, translated into Russian

Владей собой среди толпы смятенной,
Тебя клянущей за смятенье всех,
Верь сам в себя, наперекор вселенной,
И маловерным отпусти их грех;

Пусть час не пробил, жди, не уставая,
Пусть лгут лжецы, не снисходи до них;
Умей прощать, и не кажись, прощая,
Великодушней и мудрей других.

Умей мечтать, не став рабом мечтанья,
И мыслить, мысли не обожествив;
Равно встречай успех и поруганье,
Не забывая, что их голос лжив;

Останься тих, когда твое же слово
Калечит плут, чтоб уловлять глупцов,
Когда вся жизнь разрушена, и снова
Ты должен все воссоздавать с основ.

Умей поставить, в радостной надежде,
На карту все, что накопил с трудом,
Все проиграть и нищим стать, как прежде,
И никогда не пожалеть о том;

Умей принудить сердце, нервы, тело
Тебе служить, когда в твоей груди
Уже давно все пусто, все сгорело,
И только Воля говорит: "Иди!"

Останься прост, беседуя с царями,
Останься честен, говоря с толпой;
Будь прям и тверд с врагами и друзьями,
Пусть все, в свой час, считаются с тобой;

Наполни смыслом каждое мгновенье,
Часов и дней неумолимый бег, -
Тогда весь мир ты примешь как владенье,
Тогда, мой сын, ты будешь Человек!

Armenian Genocide 1915-1918

On March 6, 2005, The Washington Post mentioned the
Armenian Genocide.

International Women's Day

Imagine: Valentine's Day and Mother's Day all in one! This is what International Women's Day, in Russia and other FSU countries, is like.

The 8th of March is a national holiday and a day off. Several nations celebrate this, but only a few acknowledge it as an official, non-working holiday.

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Friday, November 12, 2004

What to expect?

Can someone, who reads this post, explain me the conception of a couple, what means to be with a man, to live with him and what a woman should expect from such kind of relations.

It seems I don't understand it well enough and want too much from my so called boy friend. I just need to understand it.

Thanks in advance

Nice comparison

A famous writer ( unfortunately I don't remember his name) told the following:

" Language is like woman. If you don't take care and pay enough attention it leaves you."

I totally agree with this statement. Pitty that men don't understand what women need
(of course not all of them).

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

some political jokes:)

Vladimir Putin goes to bed one evening and Stalin appears to him in a dream. Putin asks Stalin for some help with the state of Russian economy, crime, etc... Stalin says:
"Round up and shoot every male between the age of 21 & 30 and then paint the inside of the Kremlin blue."
Putin asks:"Why blue?"
Stalin retorts:"I knew you would ask me about the second part first"

Question: What is permitted and what is prohibited?
Answer: In England, what is permitted, is permitted, and what is prohibited, is prohibited.
In America everything is permitted except for what is prohibited.
In Germany everything is prohibited except for what is permitted.
In France everything is permitted, even what is prohibited.
In the Russia everything is prohibited, even what is permitted.

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