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Pavel Ivlev

Lawyer, chairman of the Russian Economic Freedom Committee

Tax-worthless Minerals

Inside the Russian government, there was a heated debate around the proposal of the Ministry of Finance to increase the tax burden on the oil and gas industry. And despite the fact that by the end of September, it was still decided to seek sources of budget replenishment in other ways, the public discussion on this topic does not calm down. ...

Pushkin festival

The eighth independent festival of Russian documentary films, which was held on 9-11 on October 2015 in New York, ended its work with the Pushkin film Pushkin is Our Everything. Oleg Sulkin from the jury team presented a special prize to director Michael Beckelhimer (Michael Beckelhimer). Also a medal ...

Yulya Raskevich

About countries and continents, people and nations, homemade recipes and secrets

Old Baku and lentil-mushroom soup

We walked along the autumn Baku street - high arches of entrances, trays with feijoa and grenades, men smoking on stools in front of backgammon, ropes with linen between the houses, evening yellow lantern circles. I knew that this was the wrong side, a rare Baku street in the center, where the houses had not yet been repaired, they had not been tiled, they had not been torn down. The side that came out ...

Yulya Raskevich

About countries and continents, people and nations, homemade recipes and secrets

Georgian taxi and Goshi-mom-dad

Being a passenger of a Georgian taxi is an adventure, akin to a roller coaster: scary, harsh, fascinating and, ultimately, for unknown reasons, everyone will survive. Georgian taxi driver considers it a matter of honor and a sign of professionalism to do the following things at the same time: to smoke, putting the left elbow out the window;…

Yulya Raskevich

About countries and continents, people and nations, homemade recipes and secrets

Diamonds, bicycles and fish souffle

You're super cute! Shouts a black pizza truck driving past on a moped. He has bright yellow sneakers and colorful hairpins in dreadlocks. Warm, but smells like autumn. Mid-September, although the calendar - early August. I am walking through a residential area in the center ...

Cucumber Day in New York

October 4 in the Lower East Side (New York) hosted the annual cucumber feast. Three blocks of fairs, shows, snack bars, and entertainment for children began at the Orchard Street \ Delancey crossroad. From the big barrels the cucumbers were extracted - lightly salted, sour, salty, with spices and without - everyone could ...

Pavel Ivlev

Lawyer, chairman of the Russian Economic Freedom Committee

Not oil, so an atom

Cheap oil, international sanctions, the Crimea, military campaigns in the Donbass and Syria - not a complete list of the causes of the crisis of the Russian economy. Bankers and oilmen lining up at the state feeder, but even there they are saved only by the “fat” accumulated over the past years. Even…

Alla Roylans

Librarian of the Brooklyn Public Library, curator of Russian literary programs.

Personal experience: work as a librarian

I never dreamed of becoming a librarian, but I accidentally became and accidentally lingered in this profession, which I sometimes regret, but more often than not, I don’t. They pay not so generously, but life is enough, but never happens to be boring. So…

Lucy Zaichkina

"Adventures of Russian mothers in Miami" modern motherhood through the eyes of a stylist, a fashion editor and mothers of two sons

In move…. Border half a year

Shortly after the publication of my story about how to eradicate a hunted personality in oneself, the new rules were organically incorporated into life, dissolved in it, ceased to be attitudes, and turned into a way of life. I could not be arbitrarily ...

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