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03-01-2008, 11:46 AM
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Sergei Yurevich Belyakov, is that you?
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03-01-2008, 11:48 AM
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I'm staying in America. I've lived here most of my life and I love the country. I can't just leave this place like it's nothing. I love Russia more than any other country in the world but America gave me everything and I love the damn place.
well, that's true, If you lived most of your life in this country, you are more american than russian. But as for me, i dont have anything holding me here in the US. I just need to finish my degree and get some working experience.

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03-01-2008, 11:52 AM
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well, that's true, If you lived most of your life in this country, you are more american than russian. But as for me, i dont have anything holding me here in the US. I just need to finish my degree and get some working experience.
I wouldn't say that I'm more American than Russian. My family was always big on me maintaining my Russian identity and being proud of what I am.

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I'm staying in America. I've lived here most of my life and I love the country. I can't just leave this place like it's nothing. I love Russia more than any other country in the world but America gave me everything and I love the damn place.
Quite understandable. I would probably do the same if I was in your position and if I had economic prosperity and security in NA.

It is still a shame what happened in Russia in the 1990's. The country lost several millions of its best people just in a few years. Most of the best "brains" just left. How can any country recover from that?

It would be great to see at least a small percentage of these people to return Russia and take their wealth and expertise back to Russia with them as well.

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03-01-2008, 12:07 PM
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It is still a shame what happened in Russia in the 1990's. The country lost several millions of its best people just in a few years. Most of the best "brains" just left. How can any country recover from that?
believe me, Russia has been in quite worse situations before

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03-01-2008, 12:25 PM
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Quite understandable. I would probably do the same if I was in your position and if I had economic prosperity and security in NA.

It is still a shame what happened in Russia in the 1990's. The country lost several millions of its best people just in a few years. Most of the best "brains" just left. How can any country recover from that?

It would be great to see at least a small percentage of these people to return Russia and take their wealth and expertise back to Russia with them as well.
Russia's recovering though and at a steady pace. We'll be a superpower again soon.

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believe me, Russia has been in quite worse situations before
Yes, the Swedish/Polish attack in the beginning of the 1600's almost broke Russia apart.

Then there was the communist revolution and the civil war in the late 1910's and early 1920's, the Stalin purges in the 1930's and the war against Nazi Germany in the 1940's.

And then there was of course the horrible 1990's where Russia lost almost the 25% of its territory conquered during the Czarist times, lost its military might and the economy went down to the toilet which caused major social upheaval, misery and almost a famine. Some people say that Boris Yeltsin did more harm to Russia than Adolf Hitler.

The twentieth century (1900's) surely was no Russian Century. Let's hope the future Russian leaders are wiser than Yeltsin was.

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BTW, those of you born in Moldova, did you happen to be born in Rodnoy Dom? Dont have a Russian keyboard so I will do my best writing Russian.

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Born in Toronto, moms side from Lvov (Chukva and Rakovo to be specific) and dads from what I believe to be nearer to Odessa

lots of family still there, don't know of any in Russia.

may be making a trip to st petersberg and moscow in the summer

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Russia's recovering though and at a steady pace. We'll be a superpower again soon.
soon? i beg to differ

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I was born in Edintsi, Moldova.

It's a town with a large Russian/Ukranian population.

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Espoo, Finland.

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soon? i beg to differ
Have you been following world politics at all? Over the last 8 years Russia has re-established itself as a major player on the international scene.

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Have you been following world politics at all? Over the last 8 years Russia has re-established itself as a major player on the international scene.
yes, russian politics in particular


maybe in 50 years Russia will re-establish itself as a Superpower, if you consider that 'soon'

there is just too much corruption, lack of skilled workers, weak economy, etc. for things to be changed overnight

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Medvedev will change that in a couple weeks

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Medvedev will change that in a couple weeks
we'll see. its not like putin is leaving. not that that's a bad thing...

that said, I'm optimistic

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03-03-2008, 11:22 AM
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yes, russian politics in particular


maybe in 50 years Russia will re-establish itself as a Superpower, if you consider that 'soon'

there is just too much corruption, lack of skilled workers, weak economy, etc. for things to be changed overnight
Lack of skilled workers? Where are you getting this from? Russia has the most higher education graduates in Europe man. You ave absolutely no idea what you're talking about with that one. And Russia's economy is one of the fastest growing in the world in case you didn't know.

lack of skilled workers....

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Russia's economy is one of the fastest growing in the world in case you didn't know.
compared to who?

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03-03-2008, 12:17 PM
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Mn, you really have no idea *** you are talking about.

"As a result of great emphasis on science and technology in education, Russian medical, mathematical, scientific, and space and aviation research is generally of a high order."

Most acadmic graduates in Europe,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:G...-thousands.jpg

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03-03-2008, 12:18 PM
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CNN report on Russian economy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glVHSLNk8kI

Looks like you've just got a serious issue with Russia buddy.

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Russias economy isnt sharing well in the whole country. There are many rich guys and there are too many people who lives with wat they can find from the streets.

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Russias economy isnt sharing well in the whole country. There are many rich guys and there are too many people who lives with wat they can find from the streets.
I agre with that. But to say that Russia " lacks skilled workers: is borderline lunacy.

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compared to who?
Real GDP Growth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...29_growth_rate

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Born in Karaganda, KazSSR, lived in Moscow for 6 years, in Alma-Ata for 5 years, have been in the US for 7 now, actully March 1st was the 7th annuversary.

Actually never worried about NHL hockey till buddy of mine took me to Hurricanes game this season. Cannot miis a game since.

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