Redzhep, like my grandfather, had made good of his postwar career, becoming an agronomist. As my grandfather packed for his rail journey back to Russia, Redzhep came to him in a fit of Central Asian generosity: Ivan, he said, I will give you a freight car of melons to take home. My grandfather immediately said yes, thinking vitamins from a sun-drenched Turkmenistan plantation would be welcomed by the working families in Donskoy, the town in the Tula region, south of Moscow, that he had headed for more than 15 years. Redzhep shook his head: For you, not for the town. My grandfather went home without the melons. The anecdote became something of a family parable in later decades.
Russia's Biggest Problem Will Soon Be Ours - Rolling Stone
The media and Democrats have been pushing this Russian story for months, even though sources provide little evidence. Nevertheless, they seem to see Russia everywhere. The subject of Russia sucks up all the oxygen at news conferences. If anybody had the goods on President Donald Trump, it would have been leaked a long time ago.
Leaked audio recordings said to be of Russian mercenaries in Syria capture expressions of lament and humiliation over a battle in early February involving US forces and Russian nationals. Published by Polygraph. Polygraph says the audio recordings are from a source close to the Kremlin. The Pentagon has described the attack as " unprovoked " and started by forces loyal to the Syrian government that crossed over the Euphrates River, which functions as a border between US-backed troops and Russian-backed ones.
Russia should be open not only to Russians and Russian speakers, but to anyone who is loyal and willing to integrate into Russian society. Russia, you see, has a serious problem with population decline. Their population peaked at about million, in You might notice that as the year of the collapse of communism.