In The Arctic Race, The U.S. Lags Behind

In The Arctic Race, The U.S. Lags Behind

There are 133 comments on the www.npr.org story from Aug 19, 2011, titled In The Arctic Race, The U.S. Lags Behind. In it, www.npr.org reports that:

Seattle is the home of the U.S. Coast Guard's entire fleet of polar-class icebreakers. Both of them.

Capt. George Pellissier commands both the Polar Sea and the Polar Star. He has spent much of his career on these ships, which were built in Seattle in the 1970s.

He takes pride in the fact that these "polars," as they're called, are still among the most capable icebreakers out there — not counting the Russians' big nuclear-powered icebreakers. But Pellissier admits that if an ice-breaking emergency broke out, America wouldn't have much to offer because, right now, neither polar icebreaker is functional.

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Small Town America UGX

Pleasantville, NJ

#124 Sep 11, 2011
hmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>ye,ye...you chose not to comprehend my post...as if you could comprehend it. Ha!
So says the fool who can not even comprehend the meaning of being a fool.

It is easy to comprehend that the same creator or cosmic activity that created us and has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect, has intentionaly left you alone and not endowed you with such capabilities. Hahahahahaha !!!
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#125 Sep 12, 2011
Small Town America UGX wrote:
<quoted text>
So says the fool who can not even comprehend the meaning of being a fool.
Hahahahahaha !!!
how come?- we do comprehend you, STA, so we do comprehend the meaning of being a fool. hehe...

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#126 Sep 12, 2011
Small Town America UGX wrote:
<quoted text>
Ha !!! Yes, the wealth in Russia sure as hell goes up. Upward soley into the hands of the "Rulers", and the cash coffers of the corrupt. But not into the hands of the average working folks who make all the wealth possible.
.

I disagree, there are a lot more crooks in the USA than in Russia,
listen to the news, you will see what I mean.

Since: Jan 10

California USA

#127 Sep 12, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_American...
Russian software engineers were responsible for 30% of Microsoft products in 2002

re: "US communities with high percentages of people of Russian ancestry" lots of Russians in the Dakotas :)
quaere verum

United States

#129 May 28, 2012
Cassandra_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Pokrovskiye Vorota = The Pokrovsky Gates
Zimnyaya Vishnya = Winter Cherry
Moi Laskovyi i nezhniy zver'= My Tender and Gentle Beast
Ya shagayu po Moskve = I Step Through Moscow
The Pokrovsky Gates
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pokrovsky_Ga...
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =oLScNPS9qU0XX
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Also here http://russianfilm.blogspot.com/2011/04/mikha...
Winter Cherry
movie soundtrack http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Is this it? http://ukrmedia.biz/video-film-zimnyaya-vishn...
My Sweet and Tender Beast
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
This one too? http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I Step Through Moscow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Step_Through_M...
Is this it? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057694/
I think this is just the music http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Here are some sites to watch movies
http://www.youtube.com/mosfilm
http://www.cinema.mosfilm.ru/...
:)
Amazon list all 4 films with English subtitles but only 2 are available at this time.

Ya shagayu po Moskve (1963) Walking the Streets of Moscow
http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Along-Moscow-Sh...

Moi Laskovyi i nezhniy zver My Tender and Affectionate Beast
http://www.amazon.com/Tender-Affectionate-Ani...

Not available:
Zimnyaya Vishnya Winter Cherry
http://www.amazon.com/Zimnyaya-Vishnya-Englis...

Pokrovskiye Vorota Pokrov Gates
http://www.amazon.com/Pokrov-Gates-Pokrovskiy...
quaere verum

United States

#130 May 28, 2012
cassandra

Fresno, CA

#133 Feb 7, 2014
hmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>those films you mentioned are mainly politisised or kind of specific professional classics- "The Battleship Potemkin" for example, that no Russian would watch exept for students in cinamatography - Enemy at the Gates is good film,but it show war with western eyes- as a result many war veterans here demanded it to be prohibited in Russia(but it was not)- they were absolutelly enraged by such scenes when soldjers in a movie were transported to front line like cattle in carriages-cages (maybe victims of Gulag were transported like that, but ofcource not soldgers who often were in exelent relations with officers, shared food and established the best friendships that lasted for decades after the war - such details are exactly what gives knowledge about the country or (in contrast) make a carickature out of Russia - there are a lot of simple Russian movies like comedies or melodramatic ones with a lot of everyday life details - "Pokrovskiye Vorota","Zimnyaya Vishnya",from 1970-80-s Soviet times,- a lot from ourdays, some soviet films after Chechov's classics "Moi Laskovyi i nezhniy zver'",- well, tons and tons of movies where some everyday life is seen - for example a movie from 1963 "Ya shagayu po Moskve" which has a lot of details of everyday life etc...
ALL with English subtitles:

Pokrovskiye Vorota is available at
viooz. co/movies
put "Pokrov Gates" in their searchbox

Moi Laskovyi i nezhniy zver is available at
video.yand ex. ru
Google search "Moi Laskovyi i nezhniy zver Angliyskiy subtitrov yandex" and it should be the first result

Ya shagayu pro Moskve is on YouTube. Put the title in the youtube search box and if should be the second result (by mosfilm)
cassandra

Moscow, Russia

#134 Feb 7, 2014
* delete spaces! Topix doesn't like links to viooz or to Russian websites.

Also it is viooz (dot) co not (dot) com
cassandra

Fresno, CA

#135 Feb 7, 2014
Why is my ip jumping around? lol
cassandra

London, UK

#136 Feb 7, 2014
Now I am in the UK looking for pouky...

“In the cockles of weirdness”

Since: Oct 12

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#138 Feb 8, 2014
Dimitri100 wrote:
<quoted text>.
Hello Cassandra, long time no see.
Please shoot that scumbag pouky, when you catch up with him. Hehehe.
Hello Dimitri!

I will shoot him with my camera, proving once and for all that he really is a trannie :)

I hope Zaolsie looks in once in a while so he can see that I did keep a link to this list of films and yes, I watched them! Except Winter Cherry. I can't find one with English subtitles. I can't find one YET but I will! Even if it takes years! lol.

“In the cockles of weirdness”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#139 Feb 8, 2014
I also wanted to give links to them so that others who don't speak Russian can enjoy them too.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#140 Feb 8, 2014
-sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>Hello Dimitri!
I will shoot him with my camera, proving once and for all that he really is a trannie :)
I hope Zaolsie looks in once in a while so he can see that I did keep a link to this list of films and yes, I watched them! Except Winter Cherry. I can't find one with English subtitles. I can't find one YET but I will! Even if it takes years! lol.
.

Please forgive my ignorance Sunshine but, who is Zaolsie???

I thank you for a reply.

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