Russia turns east to embrace looming ...

Russia turns east to embrace looming China

There are 7 comments on the WTAX-AM Springfield story from Jun 4, 2012, titled Russia turns east to embrace looming China. In it, WTAX-AM Springfield reports that:

When Russia opens a "billion-dollar bridge" on its Pacific coast this summer, Vladimir Putin can expect an enthusiastic audience among the 5,000 islanders whom it will connect to the mainland, at an eye-popping cost per head.

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“Is better than Dogma”

Since: Mar 09

Peking Duck University

#1 Jun 4, 2012
Please don't let N-Korea Kim Jong-Un lonely
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#2 Jun 5, 2012
article : "When Russia opens a "billion-dollar bridge" on its Pacific coast this summer, Vladimir Putin can expect an enthusiastic audience among the 5,000 islanders whom it will connect to the mainland, at an eye-popping cost per head.

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what a stupid statement above about 5 000 islanders - there is a Far Eastern Federal Univercity for 20 000 students build on the Island and sheduled to open doors for students this autumn as well as the recreation area with 5-star hotels is planed with oceanarium etc......But western propaganda clercs use any opportunity to lie so that to kick Russia like betveen the lines, in a "fleeting thought" manner, like "we are not about this, but, hey, as always, those russians, hehe " etc...Scum!
New China

Wuhan, China

#3 Jun 5, 2012
sino russia may step up to a new honeymoon time.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Jun 5, 2012
with 4 billion slantee eyez sharing a very long common border, you bet they're going to kiss cheenky asz lolol.
Tanzanus

United States

#5 Jun 6, 2012
lolol wrote:
with 4 billion slantee eyez sharing a very long common border, you bet they're going to kiss cheenky asz lolol.
Don't worry, slanty eyes are much better looking that slopy eyes. And you White monkeys have slopy eyes. Look in the mirror, you'll see how ugly your slopy eyes look. Even the monkeys have better look than your slopy eyes monkey.
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#6 Jun 6, 2012
actually Russians have very good memories about living as an ethnic group within China- after Russian revolution of 1917 thouands of Russians fled to Harbin (Heilongjiang)- at some point Russian population there became 200 000 people with Russian school system, churches, theatres , restorants, businesses etc.! While in USSR russian culture and church was under attack by Stalin rule, the Russian anclave in China flourished and ironically those Russians were treated much better by Chineese then by Soviets as when Harbin was temporary captured by Red Army during Soviet offencive against Japan in 1945, alll those remaining Russians who had not managed to flee to Shanghai were deported to Siberian camps as anti-soviets...

The term Harbin Russians or Russian Harbinites refers to several generations of Russians who lived in the city of Harbin, a major junction city on the Chinese Eastern Railway (CER), from approximately 1898 to the mid-1960s.

The first generation of Harbin Russians were mostly the builders and employees of the Chinese Eastern Railway. They moved to Harbin in order to work on the railroad. At the time Harbin was not an established city. The city was almost built from scratch by the builders and early settlers. Houses were constructed, furniture and personal items were brought in from Russia. After the Russo-Japanese War, while many Russians left Harbin, a lot of long-time residents decided to stay. By 1913, Harbin had become an established Russian colony for the construction and maintenance work on the China Eastern Railway. A record shows Harbin had a total of 68,549 people, most of which are of Russian and Chinese descent. There were lively religious activities, too, by the Russians (Saint Sophia Cathedral in Harbin), Ukrainians (Church of the Intercession in Harbin), Poles (Sacred Heart Cathedral of Harbin), Germans (Harbin Nangang Christian Church), and others.

In the decade from 1913 to 1923, Russia went through World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the Russian Civil War. In the 1920s Harbin was flooded with 100,000 to 200,000 Russian White émigrés fleeing from Russia. They were mostly officers and soldiers involved in the White movement, members of the White governments in Siberia and Russian Far East. There were both the intelligentsia and ordinary people. Harbin held the largest Russian population outside of the state of Russia.

In 1924, an agreement was signed in Beijing regarding the control of the China Eastern Railway. The agreement stated that only Soviet and Chinese citizens could be employed by the CER. This meant the Harbin Russians had to choose not only their nationality, but also their political identity. Many Harbin Russians took Soviet citizenship for patriotic reasons. However, there were also Harbin Russians who remained stateless, who were eventually let go from CER. Gradually, the national and the political identity of the Harbin Russians split the group into opposing sides. This led to a strong Soviet Union presence in Harbin.
In the mid-1930s, the Japanese occupied Manchuria, and turned it into the puppet state of Manchukuo. In 1935, the Soviet Union sold its share of the China Eastern Railway to Japan via Manchukuo. In the spring and summer of 1935, thousands of Harbin Russians went on trains with their passports and belongings, and left for the Soviet Union.

From 1932 to 1945, Harbin Russians had a difficult time under the Japanese occupation.

Many Harbin Russians returned to the Soviet Union after 1935. Nearly all of them were arrested during the Great Purge (1936–1938), charged with espionage and counter-revolutionary activity according to the NKVD Order no. 00593 of September 20, 1937.

Some Harbin Russians moved to other cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, and eventually left China. By the 1930s, Shanghai's Russian community had grown to 25,000.
lol

Hamilton, Canada

#7 Jun 6, 2012
Tanzanus wrote:
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Don't worry, slanty eyes are much better looking that slopy eyes. And you White monkeys have slopy eyes. Look in the mirror, you'll see how ugly your slopy eyes look. Even the monkeys have better look than your slopy eyes monkey.
Plastic surgery boom as Asians seek 'western' look

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/05/19/k...

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