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How to rent an apartment in Russia

1After finding my laptop, lost in a box, and fight me for an hour with the Internet provider, I sit on the kitchen table in my apartment just rented and start writing the story of how we found each to the other.

I am a writer of RBTH 25 years and my new and cozy house was built according to a standard project of an unknown Soviet architect in the 1980s, composed of blocks of flats unattractive. Most apartments renting in Moscow are precisely in such buildings. Siberia A friend of mine even got to say, “Kira, this looks like the ghetto of Moscow”.

In the Russian capital real estate market of mauritius apartments. The owners of the flats can go directly to various agencies. The pricing is far from transparent and real estate agents have a habit of not returning calls.But despite all this, I was lucky to rent my apartment. Largely because I came to some important conclusions from previous failures themselves and unfortunate experiences of my friends.

The first apartment I rented was in September three years ago. I do not advise it. At this time the real estate market in Moscow is something unimaginable. The city reach students and residents of other regions in search of work. Real estate agents and owners all start to go crazy: this month the prices grow faster than the market and soar while in October have to backtrack.

5 to 10% per year: grow at this rate rental prices of apartments in Moscow. It means that if you have rented today a good one-bedroom apartment in the area of Automobile Ring Moscow (MKAD) for $ 1,000 (35,000 rubles) per month, must not surprise you if, after one year, for whatever reason forsake this floor is assessed again by real estate agents in $ 1,100 and, after 2 years, 1,210.

The good thing about this is that tenants do not change and remain flat over a year, usually do not raise their rental price. I have an acquaintance who lives for ten years in a two-bedroom apartment in the area of the Sokol metro and pays $ 560 (20,000 rubles) a month for your car ten years old. For this price you can expect now only rent a room in a three-room apartment in the same area.

There is the expression ‘babushka style’. So they called floors that have not been renovated in the last two decades. In them you will find the ubiquitous elements of the Soviet past of any ‘babushka’ (grandmother) Russian: dresser with an old set of china closet, a dusty tapestry hanging on the wall, a balcony with a broken bicycle and countless shelves that back to the Brezhnev era.

The cheapest apartments in Moscow average cost of US $ 790 (28,000 rubles). First class floors have a starting price of $ 1,130 (40,000 rubles) for this amount can get comfortable accommodation near the meter, equipped with technology, furnished and intercom.

Good apartments Moscow fly, such as freshly baked pastries. Once I found in the classified section an unbeatable offer: I got in touch with the real estate agent and said I went to see him in half an hour. I was surprised and told him to take to arrive at least 40 minutes. When I showed up at the place after that period of time, the apartment was already rented. Since then I myself try to convince realtors to teach me the story that interests me as soon as possible.

It is a tempting option, since it saves the realtor commission, which in Moscow amounts to one month’s rent. I have many friends who have been lucky renting their apartments through ads on social networks. But you always run the risk of bump scammers.

And the last thing surprised me: support groups. With this peculiar phenomenon I met a week ago, when I went to rent the same apartment from which I write this article.When I came here last Monday, we met several people squeezed. In addition to the owner of the apartment and real estate agent in the room there were six people who had come to see him. Almost immediately it became clear that these six people representing a single interested. A young couple had taken a couple of friends and two estate agents to see it, as “moral support.”

This demonstration of enthusiasm scared the owner while my real estate agent came over and we proposed a rebate if we closed the deal immediately. From this I have drawn two conclusions you: keep calm and believe in luck. In Moscow it never hurts!




Appeal head of physical fitness of the nation to open its second location in Texas

whrmontTexas will again indulge in five-star service that have been foreseeing the Equinox Fitness Clubs. Recourse head of physical fitness of the nation will open its second location in Texas Preston Depression, today, the December 21, 2009.

“There has been a huge demand for an innovative resource, focusing on the values of physical fitness in several urban cities where the market is under-served,” says Harvey Spevak, CEO for Equinox. “Opening our second location in Texas, our goal is to meet the needs of a discriminating consumer who demands the best and currently does not have a chance to get it.” According to Cize Review, the new resource of Texas, located on the Way of Hillcrest in Depression Preston equipment and programs tip, well maintained environment, atmosphere inspired training and unmatched focus on the experience of the pieces he has always done Equinoccio such success will boast.

“In designing our strategy of increased new, metropolitan areas,” says Spevak, “we decided to focus on the resident and the Depression of Preston who work there. We believe that these are individuals who appreciate quality and innovation in its way of life and – when it comes to physical fitness – have not experienced the true integration of mind, body and soul that the Equinox has to offer.

The intersection of Preston and Northwest Highway is a special address. It is the heart of the community Depression Preston, just a few miles north of the resort of Preston Depression, and it is here where local inspiration was drained.

Surrounded by beautiful, the, well kept Chateau, and a vibrant, active, social, Equinoccio houses inspired wanted to create a place where friends would want to collect.

As the great halls of Europe that were the social heart of the community, the Equinox will introduce a dramatic 2-story staircase that invite patrons to the resort. Upon arriving at the “Piano Nobile” the salon experience continues with a large open floor and a view of 200 feet concludes with a balcony and covers the upper terrace with a large water feature.

The material selections also flowed from the rich tradition of the Hall. Beautiful warm white, highlighted with jewel tones create a clean and luxurious space.




Barnaul physicians peppered road pit casts of teeth

Doctors decided to fight with the holes on the roads in Barnaul using casts of human teeth, photographs published by Freedom Dental Melbourne.

Dental technicians believe that in this way they will help road builders who do not have time to repair the road surface, particularly on the street, Zarinsk.

Recall that in the Altai Territory residents tried to draw the authorities’ attention to the problem of bad roads in different ways. So, Rubtsovsk locals fished in road pitsand even swam in the boat .




The Russian crisis could end the team Accountant

According to its owner Oleg Tinkov, yes. The financial crisis that has been installed in Russia could he force the banker to withdraw its sponsorship of the cycling squad, as stated in an interview on Bloomberg Television.

“If the sanctions of the EU against Russia continues, they cripple the Russian economy and the Bank Tinkoff would be involved, so I would have to close my commitment to the world of cycling. And I do not know if I could find a new sponsor in Europe , “said this television Tinkov economic information.

In addition, the team owner added gravity to this complicated economic situation in his country after the devaluation of the national currency and the economic sanctions of the European Union. “I have 80 employees who are paid from Denmark to Spain. If we press, we may 80 people in Europe lose their jobs because of these sanctions,” he said.

The Tinkoff-Saxo is one of the largest and most economic power of World Tour teams, as their ranks are some of the more cyclists paid as the meter itself, Slovak Peter Sagan and Czech Roman Kreuziger . Without neglecting the important cache Michael Rogers or Rafal Majka.

He insists his idea of the great

On the challenge that the Tinkov himself put on the table a few months ago, namely, that a cyclist could run and aspire to victory in the three grand tours, the Russian tycoon says that if anyone can do it, that’s online bookkeeper.




A Russian Dj converts a digital plate Technics on (video)

Yes, what you hear, we do not stop faxes arrive at the office with this amazing video. What has not been able or willing to get the industry, he has developed an understanding of the Russian electronic modifying a Technics SL-1200 fully digital analog in an authentic dish, and most importantly, without losing analog functions.

The style of James Bond, this dish is hiding a secret operation, if you hold down the buttons speed while brakes are the power button … voila! DVS MODE ON ! And what is the DVS MODE ?, For a system created by our friend, capable of playing tracks digital with vinyl control, but eye, without a computer, the system has an integrated micro controller and SD card with storage of own tracks .

The perfect combination of touch Technics more digital files already knew thanks to mobile dj melbourne, but without a computer represents a revolution and even more if you use the pushbuttons of Technics own to have reference points (CUE) on the slopes themselves, as we could find in any digital plate.

The answer is automatic, we observed no signs of lag and performance seems totally stable, also possible to stroll through folders songs in comfort jumping from one to another, make this system a real treat.

It seems to have thought of everything when developing operation. Among the most important functions, we can select the tracks and move forward or backward within the track itself, all in the botonoría speeds 33 45. While pressing Start / Stop spent the next mode, getting up two points CUE , one again, using the pushbuttons 33 45. In the video we see how the system also provides for the mode loop  feeling perfect touch with auto answer, and that does not lack detail this electronic engineering.

Everything seems to be careful millimeter and works with amazing warranties, or so it seemed to us in the viewing of that so far, is the only video that has appeared on the networks of this micro controller adapted.




10 Best Places For Pregnant Women in Russia

Everyone knows that moms who need a vacation decente. The walls of the house, of course, is good, but a woman real vacation give a special sanatorium for women in pregnancy. Under the supervision of doctors in centers gyn nyc you can gain strength before the next birth, rest and improve their health.

  • Sanatorium “complex Sestroretsk»

It is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland (Parks), thirty-five kilometers from San Petersburgo.Las pregnant women

Sestroretsky Resort

in the vacation home you can take a special course that will carry out easily a pregnancy, and to overcome all the problems that arise in the way of women at risk.This course called “Healthy Pregnancy” .The based on clínica.Todas principles of effectiveness and safety expectant mothers nursing home employees are a personal approach.

Sestroretsky Resort

For those who want to work “School of pregnant women” Personal Médic or qualified women resort provide good holiday and excellent support for the body.

  • Sanatorium “Biryusinka Plus»

It is located in a wooded area of Samara.No for expectant mothers it provides full monitoring healthcare.

Plus sanatorium Biryusinka

Important is also the observance of a sanatorium regime resting and feeding – feeding takes place 5 times a day.The food is varied and tasty diet meals are provided.

Plus sanatorium Biryusinka

While on vacation, in addition to medical examinations and procedures, women have the opportunity to long walks on the naturaleza.Park “Biryusinka Plus” “local” rich – proteins that are eaten with great pleasure that was them nuts.

Plus sanatorium Biryusinka

  • Sanatorium “Amur Bay»

This resort is located in Vladivostok.La organization specializes in the treatment of pregnant women with abnormal medical procedures cardiovascular.Los system

Sanatorium Amur Bay

are in harmony with the cleanest air, fantastic nature and mild maritime climate has a positive effect on the body for future moms.

Sanatorium Amur Bay

During leisure ladies in the position it offered significant and useful procedure – massage.

  • Sanatorium “Green Town”

located within walking distance of the city of Ivanovo, on the banks of the river in the eye, in a very good location escénica.Sanatorio specializing in diseases of the liver, stomach and intestinal ailments, diseases of the pancreas and gallbladder.

The resort town green

the year in the “Green City” operates a children’s camp.

For pregnant at the resort offers a full range of servicios.La prolonged exposure to fresh air it promotes healing and strengthening the cuerpo.Sin doubt the best in the resort of gynecologists service, ready at all times to provide assistance experts.

The resort town green

for pregnant women on the walls of the station it offered sessions with a psychologist, works “School of the young mother.”

  • Sanatorium “Sokolniki”

This institution is one of the oldest in Rusia.Anteriormente, was the vacation home, which is subsequently converted into a sanatorium for pregnant women.

Sokolniki sanatorium

Recently resort “Sokolniki” is full of new buildings with cameras avanzadas.El complex it offers prevention of threatened abortion, anemia, growth retardation syndrome braking and fetoplatsentranoy failure.

also provided prenatal.Para pregnant preparation compiled a special program that offers a daily weight, day mode, an unborn baby heartbeat measurement, heart rate and pressure arterial.Madres

Sokolniki sanatorium

Pregnant women can attend physiotherapy, massage and classes natación.Todo is carried out under the supervision of an instructor.

Sokolniki sanatorium

to prevent and reduce emotional relaxation sessions overload perfect celebradas.Tratamiento painted twenty days.

  • Sanatorium “fontanelas Kashirskie”

The facility is located in the small town of Kashira Kropotovo district of the Moscow region, far from the main roads and settlements.

Sanatorium Fontanelas Kashirskie

The resort offers a wellness program for pregnant women with early toxicosis, the threat of fetal growth retardation, anemia.

Sanatorium Fontanelas Kashirskie

The structure of a traditional treatment program includes dentist ultrasound, thermotherapy, magnetic, electro-light, inhalations, manual massage and hidroterapia.Después a medical examination is possible to assign additional treatment.

Sanatorium Fontanelas Kashirskie

  • health center “complex Ershovo”

built at a distance of fifty kilometers from Moscow, near Zvenigorod.

Health Resort Ershovo

Complete wellness course at the institution can all pregnant women spineless diseases pregnant women crónicas.Para management course provides preparation for childbirth and procedures to improve immunity.

Health Resort Ershovo

As part of the basis of medical diagnosis of a solarium, laser treatment, physical therapy, massage, dental care, emergency care, swimming pool and treatment rooms.

Health Resort Ershovo

also offered advice to pregnant women professionals (obstetrician – gynecologist, therapist and psychologist).

  • Sanatorium “Aksakov dawns»

It is located on the banks of the reservoir Pyalovskoe.El Guests are invited to treat pregnant women with complications of the cardiovascular system.

Aksakov Sanatorium Zori

for pregnant women in the “dawns Aksakovsky” offered office gynecology, dentistry, physiotherapy department, functional diagnostics, study of psychological relief, light and electrotherapy, spa.

  • Sanatorium “water Lihvinskie”

Women resort offers a two special weeks of residence.

Sanatorium water Lihvinskie

Motherhood is provided every three days – obstétrica.Todos therapeutic examination and measured fetal heart rate, pulse and blood pressure pregnant ponders day.

Sanatorium water Lihvinskie

In the absence of contraindications for pregnant women physiotherapy program focuses on teaching writing pregnant rational breathing, strengthening the abdominal muscles, childbirth preparation psicomotriz.Instituciones

  • Sanatorium «Alushta»

Special – respiratory diseases, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, cardiac and circulatory diseases in the field of gynecology and diseases of the organs urogenitales.La indication for the treatment of women is pregnancy, which came into the background or after of the specified diseases.

sanatorium Alushta

The course consists of the rehabilitation of balneotherapy, climatotherapy, physiotherapy, physical therapy, and treatment of mineral waters.

sanatorium Alushta

moms, pay due attention to good nutrition and adequate rest during pregnancy – which will serve as the key to a healthy and happy baby!

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Best films to understand the Russian soul

“Of all the arts for us cinema is the most important,” Lenin once said, and he was absolutely right. The Russians imitate their favorite movie characters, behaved and dressed like them, they read the same books and listened to the same music. BRS made a list of successful films that most influenced the Russian mentality. You are able to watch these films in HD on project free tv for free.

1. Night carnival (musical comedy, 1956, 49 million viewers)

 

Source: kinopoisk.ru

While employees of a club in a Soviet city preparing for year – end party, an old bureaucrat surnamed swanky Ogurtsov tries to spoil the party making it a boring lecture. Now the plot is trivial, but in 1956 was quite innovative.After Stalin’s death three years earlier, came a policy known as the ‘thaw’.Finally some freedom of expression allowed the directors and Night Carnival became one of the landmarks of the new times. Ogurtsov became the negative symbol of a bygone era, and the fun was already an important part of Russian mentality.

For the first time since 1930 viewers could hear a real band jazz in a Soviet film: in the 40s and early 50s music jazz was declared ‘inappropriate’ by the government and some singers were victims of repression.

Source: youtube / советские комедии

2.  The White Sun of the Desert (western, 1970, 50 million viewers).

 

Source: kinopoisk.ru

During the stagnation of the 1970s, the Soviet people urgently needed a heroic figure on the screen. The Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov, star ofThe White Sun of the Desert , appeared just in time. The director, Vladimir Motil, wanted to shoot a real western Soviet, and succeeded: he created a very discreet, poignant and deeply patriotic piece.

After the war, Sukhov undertakes the way back home through an Asian desert, where the harem of the local criminal Abdullah and decides to protect women from being murdered by her cruel husband. Throughout the film many characters die, but the honorable intentions of Sukhov always come to fruition. Sukhov is also a romantic hero dreams of returning to see his beloved wife Katerina Matveyeva, symbolizing home and Russia itself.

The soundtrack of the film, composed by famous songwriter Bulat Okudzhava and film music composer Isaak Shwartz, acquired great popularity, especially a song titled Your Honor Dona Fortuna (Russian Vashe blagorodie Gospozha Udacha )

But studio bosses were not happy with the film and sent the tape to mount several times, cut some scenes and even raised them in the closet.Fortunately, the then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev saw the film by chance, loved and ordered to be released.

Source: youtube / Киноконцерн “Мосфильм”

3. Ivan Vasilevich changes profession (comedy and science fiction, 1973, 60 million viewers).

 

Source: kinopoisk.ru

There is no one in the former Soviet Union who does not know Leonid Gaidai, a director remembered for his films inspired by the most authentic people. Especially popular was the comic trilogy Operation Y and Other Adventures of Shurik , The Captive of the Caucasus and Ivan Valílievich change of profession .

In fact, as the plot is concerned, it is no trilogy, but the style of the director and the genre itself that match. In the first film, the young bride Shurik physical check and get their first job; in the second, he travels to theCaucasus, meets another girl and rescues her from her abductors; and third, based on a play Bulgakov (author of the cult novel The Master and Margarita ), the young scientist creates a time machine accidentally swapping Ivan the Terrible with the official Soviet Bunsha boring. The film is a typical sitcom, with misunderstandings, shouting, racing, falls, etc., but it is very clever and has superb songs and poignant moments.

Many current cliches come from these three films.

Source: youtube / Киноконцерн “Мосфильм”

4. Never change the meeting point (police, TV series, 1979, 80 million viewers).

 

Source: kinopoisk.ru

This five – part series tells the story of two detectives to Moscow in 1946, they are ordered to catch the villain Black Cat, a known thief and murderer.The young policeman Sharapov has just returned from World War II and remains an honest and brave man, a rather naive romantic. His boss Zheglov is a controversial figure, capable of anything (bordering on illegality) to achieve their aims. His motto, as catchy as to continue to beused until today (even by President Putin), was as follows: “The site of a thief is in jail.” Despite the ambiguity of the character, the public had apenchant for Zheglov, characterized by the witty and charismatic Soviet artist Vladimir Visotski .

The crime rate in the USSR fell sharply during the five nights when the series aired, because everybody stayed home watching Zheglov pursuing criminal networks.

Source: kinopoisk.ru / kwaker008

5.  Brother (Thriller, 1997, 146,000 viewers in cinema, millions of copies of VHS and DVD sold).

 

Source: kinopoisk.ru

This cult film director Alexei Balabanov is distinguished from the others on the list because it symbolizes a new era, post – Soviet Russia. Thanks to its representation of Danila Bagrov, the protagonist of the series, Sergei Bodrov son became the hero of the new generation.

An ex-soldier travels to St. Petersburg to visit his brother, who asks him to kill a mob boss; then a maelstrom of murders and shootings breaks.

This film operates a kind of very representative of Russia in the 90 new character: the offender honest. The moral aspect disappears from the plot: Danila kills people and has an aggressive behavior, but also has its truth and its own code of honor, which is contained in these words: “who has the truth has force.”

 

In addition, music awakens the most emotional side of the character, especially his favorite band, Nautilus Pompilius, whose songs are included on the soundtrack. Music is like a beacon amid this ocean of violence.

In 2000 came the sequel Brother 2 . On this occasion Danila travels to the US and faces many problems to discover that no country is better than Russia, while his brother, attracted by the American dream, decides to stay in the US .

Source: youtube / CTBFilm




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