The Teardrop Memorial - Bayonne, New Jersey. I had no clue this poignant memorial existed. It was a gift to America from the country of Russia and is dedicated "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism.
Ukraine Crisis in Maps - NYTimes.com --- "In public remarks on Thursday, President Vladimir V. Putin asserted Russia's historical claim to “Novorossiya,” or “New Russia,” a term that refers to a broad area of modern Ukraine that used to be part of the Russian empire. The territory stretches from the border of Moldova in the west to the Russian border in the east, and includes the port city of Odessa to the south and the industrial center of Dnipropetrovsk in the north."
http://russia.mycityportal.net - Actor Depardieu hits dance floor in Russia's Chechnya - Reuters - Sydney Morning HeraldActor Depardieu hits dance floor in Russias ChechnyaReutersDepardieu registered as a resident of the provincial city of Saransk in western Russia on Saturday and announced he planned to set up a health food... - http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=tfd=Rusg=AFQjCNHKn5jBCsErlJWl5PS6N5U4JtNWHQ
The History Of The Icon The Vladimir Mother Of God The city of Vladimir (from which the icon takes its name) is located on the Klyazma [two syllables] River, about 100 miles East of Moscow. It's one of Russia's most ancient cities. ("Vladi" means "He who possesses/owns"; "mir" (in this instance) means "the world." Hence, Owner/King/Ruler of The World. In very much the same that Vladivostok means "The Lord of the East.") Not so coincidentally, Vladimir is also the name of the first Grand…
Bogolyubovo - a village in Russia in the Suzdal area of the Vladimir region. The village is included in the list of Russian historical cities .Bogolyubovo located at the mouth of the Nerl River (at the confluence of Nerl into the Klyazma), 2 km to the north-east of Vladimir.