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Russia: Free sheep for large families in Siberia

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A regional government in Russia is giving away 1,000 sheep to large, low-income families, it's reported.

The authorities in the Siberian region of Kemerovo say that 500 families will be given a ewe and a ram each under the scheme, the local Vse42.ru website reports. Its aim is to ensure food security, according to the region's long-serving governor, Aman Tyleyev. Kemerovo defines large families as those with three or more children. Sheep were chosen for the scheme because as well as providing meat and milk, their wool can be used to make clothing, the report says. But before being selected to receive the woolly duo, local people will have to prove that they have the facilities to look after them - namely somewhere for the sheep to live.
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Yet another day in the dreadful Mordor, crippled by Western sanctions. No one can be fooled by this Kremlin-staged propaganda show, cause everyone knows there's no food left in Russia.

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That really is terrible scene of poverty and starvation...
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They will need years before this scheme pays off for the families, and how well do sheep do in the Siberian winter?

They will most likely be eaten within the first year.
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They will need years before this scheme pays off for the families, and how well do sheep do in the Siberian winter?

They will most likely be eaten within the first year.
You can easily check it online. It took me 10 seconds to find it out:

http://www.worldweatheronline.com/Ke...merovo/RU.aspx

As you can see, it's no North Pole.

Kemerovo countryside

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Don't Thank the Academy: Russian 'Oscar' Finally Lands on DiCaprio's Table

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Acclaimed American actor Leonardo DiCaprio has finally received the "People's Oscar," which was made by fans living in the remote Russian region of Yakutia, according to RIA Novosti...



Earlier, it was reported that DiCaprio's fans in Yakutia had donated enough gold and silver for their "Oscar for Leo" campaign to melt down the jewelry and sculpt it into the exact shape of an Oscar statuette.

The silver and gold statue was melted into the shape of the coveted Oscar statuette, with a few upgrades. For example, instead of the traditional gold man holding a sword, this one has Mongol features and will be holding a golden "choron" a traditional Yakut goblet.
And Leo has just posted it on his Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/p/BDD8C5DK...dicaprio&hl=en
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All in all, that seems a far greater honor than what the Academy handed out.

And it doesn't hurt that it looks so nice.
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You can easily check it online. It took me 10 seconds to find it out:

http://www.worldweatheronline.com/Ke...merovo/RU.aspx

As you can see, it's no North Pole.

Kemerovo countryside


How far south in Siberia is it? I suspect quite a lot south of the likes of Kamchatka.

Looks like a summer photo, a bit like a reasonable day in the English Lake District, or parts of Wales or Scotland.
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How far south in Siberia is it? I suspect quite a lot south of the likes of Kamchatka.

Looks like a summer photo, a bit like a reasonable day in the English Lake District, or parts of Wales or Scotland.
Actually, it's on the same parallel as the one which goes across the central part of Kamchatka.

https://goo.gl/maps/dBG5SyxjiX62
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And about Kamchatka: a drug dealer from Vilyuchinsk (Kamchatka) is charged with a fraud in a commercial transaction after selling fake drugs a drug enforcement agent. A 22-years-old man sold to an undercover agent white powder which was supposed to be psychotropic drug but upon examination turned out to be paracetemol.
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I've never been a big fan of Shnurov and his band "Leningrad", not so much because of obscene lyrics but because it seemed commercialised and insincere, but with his last clip he definitely hit the mark. He comes rather close with describing the chaotic, Dostoyevskian and yet festive microcosm of St. Petersburg.



Here's the translation of the lyrics for you, and you can easily guess what the characters say in the cutscenes.

There are so many towns in our Russia
I haven't got enough toes to count them all
And every year they only get more beautiful
Sinking in the snow and the sun

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In Rostov they've got ****ing cool hash slabs
The size of the Great Seal
In Moscow it's awesome to sniff ****,
In Chelyabinsk you'd better do drugs

But in Piter you drink! In Piter you drink! In Piter you drink, you drink!

I've roamed the world quite a bit,
There's much to remember and much to forget
I've even to to the Yamal
And saw the things that cannot be

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And although I might seem not to give a ****
I'm still loving the land of mine
Actually this song is about tourism in general
And for the tourists I am singing it

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A Russian man in Siberia sells a "psychic" cat for 100 000$:
http://www.amur.kp.ru/daily/26634/3652600/
The buyer who claims to be processional mentalist says that she needs a cat with extrasensory abilities in her work.
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A Russian man in Siberia sells a "psychic" cat for 100 000$:
http://www.amur.kp.ru/daily/26634/3652600/
The buyer who claims to be processional mentalist says that she needs a cat with extrasensory abilities in her work.
I was expecting him to be a black cat that plays chess and drinks vodka...
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Russians are the world's biggest cat lovers: according to an article published by the Dalia Russia rank No.1 in the world list of cat owners %:
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