What about Putin and Russia?


Americans, in particular, hear a steady stream of warmongering propaganda about WWIII, President Putin, and Russia.  So much so that faithful Western readers are turning to Lada Ray of Futurist Trendcast for answers they can trust. 

An excerpt from her article regarding Putin and the role Russia is presently playing in the world struck me as being especially relevant due to an intuitive journey another woman and I experienced together several years ago.  To make a long story short, we wondered about the meaning of the Man on a White Horse on the Russian flag.


man-on-white-horseIt is the Kalki Avatar… Maitrya … Mehdi … Rider on a White Horse.

I stated that in 2014, a cosmic power described as ‘Kalki Avatar ‘in Hindu scriptures, ‘Mehdi ‘in Muslim scriptures, ‘Rider on White Horse’ in Christian scriptures, and ‘Maitrya’ in Buddhist scriptures would emerge to save humanity. All this would happen before 27th July 2014, when His appearance will be known to all.”  (http://kingdomofsai.blogspot.com/2014/01/many-signs-point-to-2014.html)

Catholic Resources states: “The belief in a Kalki avatar who will come to restore peace to the world is alive in countries throughout the world. While many still await his descent to earth, many other believers have faith that he is already here on earth.”  (http://catholic-resources.org/Millennium/KalkiMaitreya/kalkimaitreya1/html/index.html)

As is stated in the 1st quote above,  “I stated that in 2014, a cosmic power described as ‘Kalki Avatar ‘in Hindu scriptures, ‘Mehdi ‘in Muslim scriptures, ‘Rider on White Horse’ in Christian scriptures, and ‘Maitrya’ in Buddhist scriptures would emerge to save humanity. All this would happen before 27th July 2014, when His appearance will be known to all.

It was on July 27, 2014 that our intuitive journey took place and our conclusion was that Maitrya had overshadowed President Putin to lead the world to peace.  A period followed on facebook in which people were mesmerized with President Putin.  Now, in late 2016, in an internet poll, a majority of American responders stated they would vote for Putin as president of the US,  if they could.

vladimir_putin_russia_guggenheim_museumAn excerpt from Lada Ray’s blog

The excerpt from Lada’s blog speaks of Putin being “a huge oversoul, protected by many who incarnated specifically for the purpose of helping him facilitate the Great Earth Shift we are going through, and to help him NOT to allow US/West to plunge us into WWIII.”

LADA RAY:  “Putin is a grown man. Moreover, he is a huge oversoul, protected by many who incarnated specifically for the purpose of helping him facilitate the Great Earth Shift we are going through, and to help him NOT to allow US/West to plunge us into WWIII. Should WWIII occur, despite the efforts of so many of us, it would be the last war for this human civilization. After that war there would be no human civilization left. Or as Einstein once said, ‘I don’t know with what weapons WWIII will be fought, but WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones.’ My prognosis is even more stark: there will be no humans left to fight WWIV. Therefore, Putin’s and Russia’s role is to keep the world spinning, while at the same time slowly and carefully rebalancing it.”  (https://futuristrendcast.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/16646/)

“In addition to the above, we have Edgar Cayce, the most scientifically verified psychic on the planet during his lifetime and since, predicting that:  “Russian President Vladimir Putin would be a force of  light in preventing World War III.”  (http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=133567)

Putin’s Esoteric Astrological Natal Chart also indicates he incarnated to be a World Leader.  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/who-is-vladimir-putin-sabian-symbols-for-vladimir-putin-as-revealed-in-his-astrological-birth-chart/

So folks, please don’t permit all the mainstream media propaganda convince you President Putin and Russia are your enemy!  They are performing their job of bringing the world to a state of peace and have DIVINE HELP in doing so!


Proxy Galactic War in Syria

NOTE BY NANCY: Cobra gives us an overview of the events on Planet Earth.

Proxy Galactic War in Syria

October 19, 2015

Excerpts from Cobra’s report:

“…. Pleiadians and allied races were always supporting the Earth population in their fight for freedom against Chimera/Draco/Reptilian suppression. Slavic people, especially Russians, were usually quite open to Pleiadian guidance and support….”


“…. Pleiadians and allied races are now backing up Putin in his mission to clear Syria of the Islamic state mercenaries. Those beings actually belong to the Reptilian warrior caste which came to planet Earth thousands of years ago through the Caucasus portal and kept reincarnating in human bodies….”

“…. The situation in Syria is the geopolitical turning point for the planetary liberation. Iranian military is proudly showing their underground military bases:


While on the opposite side, Saudi Khazarians are on the run:


Far away from the attention of the mainstream media, masses in Europe are beginning to rise in their fight for freedom….”

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE: http://2012portal.blogspot.com/2015/10/proxy-galactic-war-in-syria.html

CONTRARY TO WHAT AMERICANS ARE TAUGHT, EDGAR CAYCE PREDICTED IN THE 1940s “In Russia there comes the hope of the world.” Edgar Cayce


“In Russia there comes the hope of the world.”

edgar-cayce-702x336Edgar Cayce

“For changes are coming, this may be sure – an evolution, or revolution in the ideas of religious thought. The basis of it for the world will eventually come out of Russia; not communism, no! But rather that which is the basis of the same, as the Christ taught – His kind of communism! (1930) No. 452-6

In Russia there comes the hope of the world, not as that sometimes termed of the communistic, or Bolshevik, no; but freedom, freedom! That each man will live for his fellow man! The principle has been born. It will take years to crystallise, but out of Russia comes again the hope of the world.” (1944) No. 3976-29.



Putin smilingPresident of Russia – Vladimir Putin

Illustrates the Golden Rule:

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”









 “The traditional annual all-Russia (and abroad) Q&A, which took place on April 16, 2015: Direct Line with Vladimir Putin. This time it lasted 4 hours. President of Russia received a record 3 million questions and answered 74 of them.” Lada Ray offers an English transcription of this at the following URL. (https://futuristrendcast.wordpress.com/author/ladaray/ – Lada Ray’s Blog is an excellent resource for learning more about Russia—its history, current events, and culture!)




Thanks to Geoffrey West, journalist/anchor of Cosmic Vision News, for dedicating a segment of his April 17, 2015 newscast to the above. Listen to the complete newscast:


China & Russia Are Big in the Western Mainstream Media, But Are We Hearing Truth?

China & Russia Are Big in the Western Mainstream Media, But Are We Hearing Truth?

Let’s listen to what people in Russia and China have to say.  Note that China and Russia speak of decision-making in terms of peace, while the cabal in the US continues it’s efforts to instigate WWIII.

1. An interview with Lada Ray, of Russia, includes a wealth of historical and present information that holds the potential to balance the objectively thinking American’s understanding.

2. US beefs up military presence in Pacific, China’s main concern



discover Crimea

One American, Miguel Francis—a Los Angeles Film School Graduate—decided to visit Crimea and see the true situation for himself. He was shocked!

It is so sad to see how deprived many Americans are by their lack of international travel and lack of knowledge regarding the countries we are taught to consider “Enemy.” My sister, who has traveled the world because she works for an international agency, and I, who have been privileged to travel on 4 other continents, were talking recently about how deprived those who have not had the opportunity to travel are. Deprived, because they do not know that people in every country are no different from us–in their desire to love, to live in peace, to have fun, to share music, food, dance, and friendship. WE ARE TRULY ONE! But sadly—deprived of this knowledge—many Americans believe the lies we are taught and are therefore unable to look out over our planet and see Russian friends, Egyptian friends, Syrian friends, Afghan friends, Iraqi friends, Iranian friends …. on and on and on. There is no limit to the amount of loving friendships all Americans could have.  IF ONLY ALL KNEW THE TRUTH!







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 Flag of the Russia Flag

Flag of the Russian Presidency

 MY COMMENT ON LADA RAY’S BLOG REGARDING PUTIN: Although I intuitively knew Putin was not ill, I am glad to see your post. Dare I send you the post I just placed on my blog, facebook, and LinkedIn? Oh well, you can decide whether or not you want to post it. 🙂 https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/jesus-taught-seek-ye-shall-find/ When I posted on facebook from my blog, the picture that was shown as the one that would show on facebook changed from Putin in front of the flag to the one of the Avatar on a White Horse–bringing peace to the world. I consider that a message, simply confirming what I already knew.


I am posting the comment made by Rose-Marie Mukarutabana in response to my own blog post entitled: “Jesus Taught: ‘Seek & Ye Shall Find’” because she summarizes information about President Putin that I have seen in one phrase/sentence form in multiple places. In Rose-Marie’s summary, we see the Real President Putin step forward! Although I don’t know for sure, Rose-Marie sounds as if she is a reporter at CCTV—closed circuit TV.



Rose-Marie Mukarutabana | March 16, 2015 at 5:42 am

Hello, Nancy.
Lovely blog. A comment:
“I could feel the love energy in his being. I experienced him as a Love Being.” https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/jesus-taught-seek-ye-shall-find/

Usually, people characterized by power and will (“Ray One” souls) do not emit that much Love energy you sensed (“Ray Two” energy). Except when they are highly evolved and have also developed Love (as we all must, whatever energy line our soul is on, for the very fabric of our solar system is built on Love.) We are lucky that Putin has developed both lines.

In fact he has the three Aspects of Divinity well developed (at human level, of course): Will-Power, Love-Wisdom and Intelligence. This was best expressed by Chinese journalist Shui Junyi (China Central TV), who experienced the three aspects of Putin’s psychological makeup.

Love: The occasion was a warm hug that Putin had given him at the end of a press conference before the Sochi Olympics. (http://eng.kremlin.ru/news/6545 – read Shui’s questions) Western media had been particularly hateful at that interview, and an outraged Shui had done his best to show his own and the Chinese people’s affection for Putin, who responded in kind. Shui was deeply moved by Putin warm hug, which he took both for himself and his country: as “a message intended to signify his warm feelings towards China.” Shui’s blog msge on Putin’s “stunning a hug” earned him weeks of attacks from the Western MSM (the mildest: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-01-23/chinese-reporter-auditions-to-be-putin-s-bff)

Power and Will: “Putin is a very calm, self-controlled person … You feel him to be very tough. His eyes are very sharp, and very few people can look into his eyes for any length of time. At every interview, I try to interpret his heart from his eyes, but I find it is difficult to prize out any clue from them.

Intelligence: “His speech is always very logical. Our director [at the CCTV] says that Putin’s interviews are often most difficult to cut during post-editing. As a rule, clips make an interview more exciting, but with Putin, any word that is cut out takes much away, and changes the tone and feel of the interview. ”


Your analogy between Kalki Avatara – the White Rider who will save the world – and the St George figure on the flag of the Russian Presidency is very interesting. The basic idea is the same. The symbol expresses the soul potential of Russia, her programme, as it were: saving the world by killing the dragon of selfish materialism so as to bring us back to the path of spiritual values based on sharing and mutual respect and cooperation. Putin’s ideal of a “multipolar world” is based precisely on such principles. [Bold font by Nancy]

edgar cayce[EdgarCayce – photo added by Nancy]

Already in 1944, Cayce “saw” Russia moving from materialistic communism to spiritual-based sharing – Christ’s kind of communism”:
“For changes are coming, this may be sure – an evolution, or revolution in the ideas of religious thought. The basis of it for the world will eventually come out of Russia; not communism, no! But rather that which is the basis of the same, as the Christ taught – His kind of communism! (1930) No. 452-6

In Russia there comes the hope of the world, not as that sometimes termed of the communistic, or Bolshevik, no; but freedom, freedom! That each man will live for his fellow man! The principle has been born. It will take years to crystallise, but out of Russia comes again the hope of the world.” (1944) No. 3976-29. (Similarly, China will demonstrate “Christianity as applied in the lives of men.”)

Hence Putin’s insistence on moral principles and values. Hence also his oft-repeatedly, but so far unsuccessfully, invitation to Western Europe to join Russia in “an economic and humanitarian community ranging from Lisbon to Vladivostok.”(http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/from-lisbon-to-vladivostok-putin-envisions-a-russia-eu-free-trade-zone-a-731109.html)

Humanitarian” here means a space where true human values are promoted – not just material wealth.

 Many have sensed that the current hatred of Putin and Russia is motivated by his standing up for such values, which threaten the very basis of the current Western-created world order. From this perspective, their ferocity is understandable. The saddest part of it is that they drag down otherwise innocent masses who would have loved Putin if only he was not so constantly demonized and vilified. Countering this horrible violence and oppression of humanity’s soul is the best service we can render today. [Bold font by Nancy]


 If you would like to know more about the SEVEN RAYS, you may go:



According to Esoteric Astrology, each individual is operating on either the:

  1. Totally Personality-Centered Level
  2. Awakening to Soul-Personality Relationship
  3. Soul-centered individual

At this point in President Putin’s life, he is operating from the Soul-Centered level of manifestation. Putin is a Libra. Note that this description of the Soul-Centered LIBRA fits Putin and his role as a World Leader.

Soul-Centered Individual – LIBRA has now balanced the lower self with the Higher Self/Soul.  His personality and Soul are in alignment.  LIBRA is now an active and conscious worker for the benefit of humanity.  LIBRA is the personification of the Law of Right Human Relations and strives to create unity between all persons.  He is busy in the outer world, bridging and fusing ideas and social structures in order to advance the Divine Plan.  Now, LIBRA is adapt at dealing with the chaos of a variety of opposing forces—to perceive a common thread weaving among them.  The shared vision of the group is now LIBRA’s goal.  The soul-centered LIBRA is a social innovator, the cohesive force in the world of finance, politics, and diplomacy.  The ultimate goal is to create a balance between his expression of Will, Love, & Intelligence in every situation of life.  LIBRA now perceives the One Humanity and views life through the 3rd Eye (the eye of the Soul).







Vladimir Putin and President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina Inaugurate International Spanish RT Channel

NOTE BY NANCY:  While the USA, INC secret government attempts to start WWIII, other countries are creating a Pathway to Planetary Peace via cooperate WIN-WIN endeavors.  WAKE UP, AMERICANS!  It is in your name and with your tax monies that efforts to start another war are taking place.

Futurist Trendcast

Live tele-bridge in Spanish and Russian, between Moscow and Buenos Aires.

Cristina Kirchner and Vladimir Putin jointly inaugurate the new Spanish-speaking RT channel which will broadcast 24/7 news in Argentina and beyond. Kirchner said that ‘this is a great moment as finally they have an international channel that will work outside of the Western MSM agenda in Spanish. This will be the channel that will broadcast real news, not the fake news prevalent in the Western MSM. It will express the true Latin American values without the interference of the third parties.’

Putin and Kirchner agreed on opening the Spanish channel to broadcast for the entire Latin America under the auspices of RT (Russia Today) when Russian President visited Latin America with a week-long visit this summer. Read my analysis of that visit here: New Predictions! Putin Goes to Latin America: US Creates Wars – Russia Extends a Hand of Cooperation

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 sleeping on the job

NOTE BY NANCY: The days of the USA Corporate government’s, i.e. dark cabal, dictatorship of the world are over. Instead of having to deal with the repercussions of whatever the USA Corporate government decides to do in order to maintain control by starting WWIII, Russia and China are leading in pulling away and creating their own structures on a WIN-WIN basis—the BRICS ALLIANCE. There are 196 countries on Planet Earth. The latest statistic I saw several weeks ago indicated that 180 of those countries have applied to join BRICS or indicated an interest in doing so. The world, rather than play into the USA, INC’s devious hands and reacting by starting WWIII, is peacefully moving away from the control heretofore inflicted upon it.

The world is tired of waiting on Americans to wake up and realize that the USA CORPORATE GOVERNMENT is attempting to control the world. BRICS ALLIANCE is not a union that desires to exclude the United States Republic.   The BRICS ALLIANCE has simply moved on its own to create a world of peace, of WIN-WIN trade agreements, and away from the manipulative actions of the USA, INC. See: http://rt.com/politics/official-word/172768-putin-brics-economies-alliance/ and http://thebricspost.com/brics-increasingly-seen-as-a-21st-century-alternative/#.VDf3vhZe-M-

Americans, which do you choose? A world of peace or to continue in a state of slavery to debt and war, with the USA CORPORATE GOVERNMENT as your Masters?

 A positive alternative waits in the background—NESARA. Let’s insist that all blocks to NESARA’s announcement be removed and that this LAW be implemented. NESARA will return the USA to a republic and allow us to move in resonance with the rest of the planet—BRICS ALLIANCE.

 ********Addendum: Taking our frustrations out on President Obama is misdirected energy! He is not a part of the cabal or secret government. In fact, Americans play into the cabal’s hands when we blame Obama. That is exactly what the cabal desires … blame Obama while they continue with their efforts to start WWIII. https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/just-what-is-president-obama-up-against/


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 Russia in Negotiation with China for alternative SWIFT Bank system

William Engdahl

October 10, 2014


Russia and China, the two strategic Eurasian nations, are moving clearly to ultimately break free of the stranglehold of the Dollar System. On September 10 high-level talks took place between the two countries discussing establishment of an interbank money clearing system independent of the US-controlled SWIFT payments system. If enacted it would represent a major step in being able to defend their economies from Washington’s newly-developed weapon of financial warfare against a country that does not behave just as certain powerful circles want.

On September 10, Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov met in Beijing with his Chinese counterparts to discuss setting up a system of interbank international transaction clearing that would replace or could, in event of increased US and EU sanctions, replace the SWIFT interbank payment mechanism. According to Shuvalov after his talks in Beijing he stated to the press, “Yes, we have discussed and we have approved this idea.”
Russia is reacting to the current escalating financial warfare being initiated via Washington economic sanctions against key leading Russians as part of the current Washington agenda of recreating the tensions and confrontations of the Cold War in their effort to drive a bloody wedge between the EU countries, especially Germany, and Russia. This past March, under strong US pressure, the EU unanimously adopted a series of sanctions against key Russian individuals close to President Putin. The sanctions came as a response to the independence referendum in Crimea in which the vast majority, some 93% of voters opted to request membership in the Russian Federation and secession from Ukraine.

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, SWIFT, is one of Russia’s primary links to the international financial system. Bloomberg reported that on August 30, ironically just after Russia had proposed in Minsk terms of a ceasefire between the Kiev Government and east Ukraine rebels, Prime Minister David Cameron’s government proposed that the EU escalate its Russia sanctions warfare by blocking Russian banks from SWIFT clearings.

Were that to happen, it would be tantamount to a declaration of full economic war between the EU and Russia. The consequences for the EU would clearly be devastating, something Washington or leading Wall Street circles would, no doubt, chuckle about in a kind of Schadenfreude. Already US-imposed EU sanctions against Russia have begun hurting the German economy significantly.
Blocking Russia from the SWIFT system would be very serious and result in equally tough retaliatory actions by Russia. Excluding Russia from SWIFT would cause problems in cross-border banking that would disrupt trade.

The latest Beijing talks reveal that Moscow is not naïve about the intent of certain Washington circles to escalate the pressures on Russia to a new Cold or even Hot War. China and Russia are also in discussions around creation of a new international credit rating agency independent of the politically-manipulated US credit agencies, Moody’s and Standard & Poors. These moves between the two leading members of the Eurasian Shanghai Cooperation Council countries, and also the two major countries of the BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa—follow the decision this July in Brazil by all BRICS states to found an alternative to the Washington-controlled IMF and World Bank, creating a BRICS Infrastructure Bank and currency fund.

Parallel to these moves to decouple from the chokehold of the dollar system, Russia and China are negotiating agreements to conduct major energy trade in their own currencies and not, as has been the accepted practice since the 1944 creation of Bretton Woods System, via the US dollar. Since August 1971 when President Nixon decided to break the legal tie between the US dollar and gold, US power has rested on a system where, whether the dollar rose or collapsed, all nations would be forced to trade using US dollars for oil, commodities and ordinary trade.
When the Euro first challenged that “reserve currency” role of the US dollar after the 2008 financial crisis, Wall Street and the economic warfare unit of the Obama Administration, the Working Group on Financial Markets, known in Washington as the “Plunge Protection Team,” headed by the Secretary of the Treasury and including the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Chairman of the SEC and Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, coordinated what became the “Greek crisis,” de facto Washington and Wall Street full-scale financial warfare attack on the stability of the Euro, using the Federal Reserve, rating agencies, Wall Street-financed hedge fund speculators and the Treasury of the United States to create the Euro crisis. The dollar rose dramatically as a result and the Euroland economies have been devastated and weakened ever since.

Clearly China and Russia and other key emerging economies have understood Washington’s new financial warfare weapon, perfected since the financial measures of September 11, 2001, allegedly against money laundering by international terrorists, but clearly applicable to all banks in the world today. The world is nearing a decisive “tipping point” economically and financially and the creation of a joint Russian-Chinese alternative to SWIFT would add a large nail in the dollar coffin. Washington and Wall Street are unlikely to accept that nail without responding. We are in a new era of global warfare since the US-financed Ukraine coup of February, 2014.

William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine. 






Nancy, with Twin Flame Uriel

 You and I are presently experiencing just one brief lifetime within the total span of our ETERNAL SELF. For Phyllis, others among my friends, and I a beloved portion of our ETERNAL SELF was spent as a Russian. The love we feel for Russia and its people is palpable.


Phyllis Min, IHH Program Coordinator

October 1991

Phyllis Min

“Does my heart hang down low?

Should I cry when they go?

How can I say what I feel,

For the longing does not speak a word.

Grieve me not for this I know, that …

Come tomorrow, I will be whole.”

While listening to the background music playing of “Somewhere In Time,” I am directed to take up my pen and attempt to put into words what I am feeling. It is about the Russian experience, an experience of living with and loving six individuals who came to the IHH [Institute of Higher Healing] from another culture, language, and land. I can only state, “How beautiful they are and how deep my compassion has been.” For being in the mere presence of the Russians was intriguing, mystifying, and yet a sacred encounter.


I have found my new friends, Vladimir, Natasha, Nicolay, Alexander, Alla and Sergei, to be all—plus more—of what I had already imagined. While dutifully performing all the mundane preparations for the 1991 Conference, a part of me seemed locked in a trance of an energy field of only the “names” of the visitors yet to come. However, somewhat imbued by all, I knew that a new beginning was about to occur. Even now I do not know what this fully means, but I do recognize that something unlocked within me, so divine and yet so filled with passion, in reaching out to these six individuals. When not in physical presence, my heart strings were seemingly connected to them by golden threads, linked in pink and pure white light, that told me “somewhere in time” we have met before. Is it that we are all one—that we all can recognize the inner essence of divine light—all so beautiful and loving? Are we not from the same Source and now only to be reminded in this dream form? I ask myself again what do I feel? A truer answer simply replied, “The lingering on of a profound love residing very deep within.”

To say I love you in English they may have heard, but our dear visitors felt it. They felt loved not only by me (as I felt like a constant vibrating beacon of love), but from the numerous encounters they had from the Conference and friends of the IHH. I feel like I am waiting somewhere in time and finding a new purpose or direction. A beginning of a real power of love and light demonstrating that there is no distance or miles between souls.

With conviction about this love affair with our guests, I extend this love to all humankind and lifeforms, and welcome everyone to join me. For the days ahead we shall share great bondage, memories and links with our brothers and sisters everywhere. As I propose an international fanfare for our next conference, I am reminded that what lies before us is a grand journey where there will be no separation of miles or language, only the instant recall we are all here now together in this time and space to share love.


As a result of this IHH Conference in Richmond, Virginia, Phyllis has visited Russia 5 times. We will hear more of her journey later in this document.


 map of western Russia


“Covering an expanse of over 6.6 million square miles, Russia is the world’s largest country by landmass, beating out runner-up Canada by around 2.8 million square miles. It includes nine different time zones and shares land borders with 14 neighboring countries. Russia’s origins began with the Viking establishment of Kievan Rus in the 9th century. It expanded under the leadership of Viking chieftain Rurik and his ancestors but was broken up by Mongol invaders in 1237. Beginning with the Grand Duchy of Moscow, which was less vulnerable to Mongol attacks due to its remote, forested location, the remnants of Rus unified and expanded, most notably during the reign of Ivan the Terrible from 1533 to 1584. As its first official tsar, Ivan established the central Russian state and doubled its size by conquering the regions of Kazan, Astrakhan and Siberia. It expanded into the third largest empire in the world by the 1700s, and as the post-revolution Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, it was the largest part of the Soviet Union. With the break-up of the Soviet Union, Russia, also known as the Russian Federation, was officially established on December 25, 1991.”



URANUS is the planet of Innovation, Intuition, & Scientific Studies – Electric Blue is its color. As you view the photos of Russia, note how often a bluish hue fills the air and how many of the buildings highlight the color of blue in their structure. A sky blue is the color of devotion.

AQUARIUS’s symbol is the Waterbearer to Humanity—the energy of Sister/Brotherhood.  Decades ago, the world renown medical intuitive, Edgar Cayce, predicted of Russia: “Through Russia,” Cayce said, “Not in respect to what is sometimes termed Communism or Bolshevism — no! But comes the hope of the world freedom — freedom! That each man will live for his fellow man. The principle has been born there. It will take years for it to be crystallized; yet out of Russia comes again the hope of the world.”


Female WaterbearerRussia is a Yin/Yang Country

According to Lada Ray



Lake Baikal is justifiably known as the jewel of Siberia. This crescent-shaped, 395 mile (636 km) long body of water – pure enough to drink and filling one of the deepest gashes in the earth’s surface – is hemmed in by mountains and forests teeming with wildlife.


  South Russia nature

Russian South boasts pleasant sub-tropical climate with hot summers and luxurious landscapes – along the Black Sea.


“In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”

Leo Tolstoy


“Russia was for many centuries separated, geographically and politically, from the development of Western civilization and culture, and thus came late into what, for most of Europe, would be called the modern age. But the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, witnessing as they did an extensive overcoming of these earlier barriers, permitted a very considerable progress in the modernization of Russian society. By the time the country was overtaken by the First World War, its situation was not entirely discouraging. Industrialization was proceeding at a level only two or three decades behind that of the United States. There was under implementation a program of education reform which, if allowed to continue unimpeded, would have assured total literacy within another two decades.

And the first really promising program for the modernization of Russian agriculture (the so-called Stolypin reforms), while by no means yet completed, was proceeding steadily and with good chances for ultimate success.

These achievements, of course, had not been reached without conflicts and setbacks. Nor were they, alone, all that was needed. Still to be overcome as the war interceded were many archaic features in the system of government, among them the absolutism of the crown, the absence of any proper parliamentary institutions and the inordinate powers of the secret police. Still to be overcome, too, was the problem of the non-Russian nationalities within the Russian Empire. This empire, like other multinational and multilingual political constellations, was rapidly becoming an anachronism; the maintenance of it was beginning to come under considerable pressure.

But none of these problems required a bloody revolution for their solution. The removal of the autocracy was, after all, destined to be achieved relatively bloodlessly, and the foundations of a proper parliamentary system laid, in the first months of 1917. And there was no reason to despair of the possibility that Russia, if allowed to develop without war or violent revolution, might still encompass a successful and reasonably peaceful advance into the modern age. It was, however, just this situation, and just these expectations, that were to be shattered by the events of the final months in that fateful year of 1917.

The Russian oppositional movement of the last half of the nineteenth century and the first years of the twentieth had always included extreme radical factions that did not want reform to proceed gradually, peacefully and successfully. They wanted nothing less than the immediate and total destruction of tsarist power and of the social order in which it operated. The fact that their own ideas of what might follow upon that destruction were vague, unformed and largely utopian was not allowed to moderate the violence of their intentions. Participating, though in quite different ways, in both of the major revolutionary parties, the Socialist Revolutionaries and the Social Democrats (out of whom the Communists emerged), these factions found themselves, in their bitter opposition to gradual reform, in a state of limited and involuntary alliance with the most radical reactionary circles at the conservative end of the political spectrum. After all, these latter also did not want to see change proceed gradually and peacefully, for they did not want it to occur at all. So it was not by accident that the ideas and aims of both extremist elements were to find a common expression, as Robert C. Tucker has so persuasively pointed out in his recent work, in the Stalin of the future.”

[Russia was ruled by Communists from 1917 to 1991.]

“The post-communist Russia we now have before us finds itself not only confronted with, but heavily involved in, the Herculean effort to carry out three fundamental changes in the national life of the country.

The first of these changes is the shift of the vital center of political power from the Communist Party, which has had a monopoly on power for so many years, to an elected and basically democratic governmental structure. The second is the shift of the economy from the highly centralized and authoritarian administrative basis that has governed it since the 1920s to a decentralized free-enterprise system. The third is the decentralization of the structure of interrelationships among the various national components, originally of the tsarist empire and more recently of the Soviet Union, that has generally prevailed over the last three centuries.

These three changes, if successfully implemented, would represent in many respects an alteration of the life of the Russian state more fundamental than that which the communists endeavored to introduce into Russian life in 1917-more fundamental, because whereas the communists’ changes purported, rather vaingloriously, to deny, ignore and consign to oblivion the Russian past, the present efforts at change are linked, consciously or otherwise, to that past, and reflect an inclination not only to respect but in part to resume the struggles for modernization that marked the final decades of tsardom. If successfully carried through, these changes would constitute the greatest watershed in Russian life since the Petrine reforms of the early 18th century.”


Keep in mind that the above history was written from the point of view of an American, not a Russian.


A post communist nation—the Russian Federation—is now a federal presidential republic, with a democratically elected president.  The above historical summary allows us to perceive the mammoth job Vladimer Putin assumed when he agreed to be Prime Minister in 1999. putin talking

Putin’s career rise was rapid….  In August 1999—8 years after the end of Communist rule—Putin was appointed Prime Minister of the Russian Government. The post was offered to him by then President Boris Yeltsin.

As Putin later recalled, “Mr Yeltsin invited me to come and see him and said that he wanted to offer me the prime minister’s job. <…> Incidentally, he never used the word ‘successor’ in his conversation with me then, but spoke of becoming ‘prime minister with prospects’, and said that if all went well, he thought this could be possible”.

Putin described his time in the prime minister’s office as an honour and an interesting experience. “I thought then, if I can get through a year that will already be a good start. If I can do something to help save Russia from falling apart then this would be something to be proud of.” (http://eng.putin.kremlin.ru/bio)

St. Petersburg, Russia – President Putin’s birthplace

The second largest city in Russia

map of St. Petersburg, Russia

St-Petersburg-Pictures-105Grand Peterhof Palace and the Grand Cascade


This powerpoint reveals the grandeur of historic Russia.



Winter Palace, St. Petersburg


St. Petersburg Mosque

When opened in 1913, was the largest mosque in Russia, its minarets 49 meters in height and the dome is 39 meters high. The mosque is situated in downtown St Petersburg. It can accommodate up to five thousand worshippers. The Mosque was closed to worshippers from 1940 to 1956.The St. Petersburg Mosque was closed and was made into a warehouse during the Second World War. At the request of the people the mosque was returned to the Muslim community of the city in 1956. A major restoration of the mosque was carried out in 1980.




 Christianity was first introduced to Russia from Byzantium (Greek Orthodox) between 860 and 867. At this time Kiev — south of the Chernobyl site — was the capital of Russia. In 957 the regent Olga was baptised in Constantinople; her grandson Vladimir made Christianity the state religion in 988.




“The Soviet Union was the first state to have as an ideological objective the elimination of religion. Toward that end, the Communist regime confiscated church property, ridiculed religion, harassed believers, and propagated atheism in the schools. Actions toward particular religions, however, were determined by State interests, and most organized religions were never outlawed.

The main target of the anti-religious campaign in the 1920s and 1930s was the Russian Orthodox Church, which had the largest number of faithful. Nearly all of its clergy, and many of its believers, were shot or sent to labor camps. Theological schools were closed, and church publications were prohibited. By 1939 only about 500 of over 50,000 churches remained open.

After Nazi Germany’s attack on the Soviet Union in 1941, Joseph Stalin—who studied for five years to be a priest, but never became one—revived the Russian Orthodox Church to intensify patriotic support for the war effort. By 1957 about 22,000 Russian Orthodox churches had become active. But in 1959 Nikita Khrushchev initiated his own campaign against the Russian Orthodox Church and forced the closure of about 12,000 churches. By 1985 fewer than 7,000 churches remained active. Members of the church hierarchy were jailed or forced out, their places taken by docile clergy, many of whom had ties with the KGB.

Campaigns against other religions were closely associated with particular nationalities, especially if they recognized a foreign religious authority such as the Pope. By 1926, the Roman Catholic Church had no bishops left in the Soviet Union, and by 1941 only two of the almost 1,200 churches that had existed in 1917, mostly in Lithuania, were still active. The Ukrainian Catholic Church (Uniate), linked with Ukrainian nationalism, was forcibly subordinated in 1946 to the Russian Orthodox Church, and the Autocephalous Orthodox Churches of Belorussia and Ukraine were suppressed twice, in the late 1920s and again in 1944.

Attacks on Judaism were endemic throughout the Soviet period, and the organized practice of Judaism became almost impossible. Protestant denominations and other sects were also persecuted. The All-Union Council of Evangelical Christian Baptists, established by the government in 1944, typically was forced to confine its activities to the narrow act of worship and denied most opportunities for religious teaching and publication. Fearful of a pan-Islamic movement, the Soviet regime systematically suppressed Islam by force, until 1941. The Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union that year led the government to adopt a policy of official toleration of Islam while actively encouraging atheism among Muslims”


 mosque in Chechnya Republic

 Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque – located in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya.

It is one of the largest mosques in Russia and is officially known as the The Heart of Chechnya.


 Chechnya Republic is a federal subject of the Russian Federation, part of North Caucasian Federal District. The capital and administrative center is Grozny city.



St. Isaac’s Orthodox Cathedral, St. Petersburg – the largest in Russia



 Alexander Nevsky Monastery

Founded in July 1710 – seven years after the foundation of Petersburg by Peter the Great.


  the-peter-and-paul-cathedral-in-peterhofSaints Peter & Paul Cathedral

“St. Petersburg’s Orthodox Cathedrals include some of the most magnificent churches in Russia. Built at the height of the Russian Empire’s wealth and power, when the capital’s churches were as important as palaces to show the eminence and prestige of Russia’s rulers, these impressive buildings were designed by the city’s greatest architects, and no expense was spared in their construction or decoration.”


 synagogue in St. Petersburg

The Grand Choral Synagogue, consecrated in 1893 in St. Petersburg.

The Synagogue was constructed in the old district of Kolomna, the center of Jewish life in the 19th century.





”Moscow is regarded as Europe’s most “eastern” capital boasting Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square and the mysterious Kremlin. It contains some of Russia’s outstanding architectural monuments from the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries, as well as great constructions from the Stalinist period including the “people’s palaces” of the Moscow Metro, one of Europe’s most outstanding metro systems.”


 Moscow Kremlin - boat

Kremlin in Moscow


 Kremlin at night

Kremlin at night


 The Kremlin was the place where the Russian state was formed. It was and remains the heart of the country’s political life and the center of its culture and history…. After the tumult of the early 20th century, Moscow became the capital once again. From 1918, the Kremlin was once more the center of state and political life and the seat of the highest state institutions. Since 1991, the Kremlin has been the residence of the Russian President. (http://archive.kremlin.ru/eng/articles/history_00.shtml)


St. Basil’s Cathedral, considered a masterpiece of Orthodox art, overlooks Moscow’s famous Red Square.



Moscow Choral Synagogue


 Moaque in Moscow

 Ain-u-Din, the head of Russian scholar’s council. said that reconstruction work of the main mosque of Moscow has reached its completion stage and it will be inaugurated in 2015.




 “Moscow’s rise to political prominence in medieval Russia is inextricably linked to its importance as a religious centre, and this is reflected in the large number of monasteries and convents that were established in the city from the 12th Century onwards. The constant threat of attack from Mongol Tartar forces, among others, led Moscow’s early rulers to establish a chain of citadel monasteries around the old city, and these have become some of the most important centers of the Russian Orthodox Church, including the official residence of the Russian Patriarch.

Although the Bolshevik government disbanded all of Moscow’s monasteries after the Revolution, and used the buildings for a variety of more or less insalubrious purposes, including a Museum of Atheism and a prison camp, some of the sites were returned to the Church after the Second World War and, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the remainder have all found their way back into Church hands. Extensive work has been going on to restore these architectural treasures to their former splendor.”


 The Danilov Monastery - Moscow

The Danilov Monastery

In 1983, the monastery became the first to be returned to the Church by the Soviet government. A major reconstruction project began and, five years later, the seat of the Patriarch and the Holy Synod was transferred here from the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergei. Many of the buildings which are now contained in the monastery are recent additions, including the Residence of the Patriarch and the Millenium Chapel (1988 was the thousandth anniversary of Christianity in Russia).


  Novodevichy Convent - Moscow

Novodevichy Convent – Moscow


The Convent originally functioned as “one of the ring of fortresses that guarded the outskirts of the medieval city…. The convent has enjoyed a prominent place throughout its history, in part as a repository for powerful and troublesome women, most famously the Regent Sophia, Peter the Great’s half-sister, who did much to rebuild the convent in the 1680’s before being confined here after the streltsy revolted in support of her in 1698…. After the Revolution, the Convent was turned into the Museum of the Emancipation of Women, but suffered less than many of its counterparts, and was one of the first to be returned to the Church in the patriotic fervor that followed victory in 1945. Nuns did not return here until 1994, however, and it is still much more of a tourist attraction than a working religious institution – for which we can only be grateful considering the wealth of treasures to be seen.”


 Streltsy = Originally composed of commoners, the streltsy had become a hereditary military caste by the mid-17th century. Living in separate settlements (slobody), they performed police and security duties in Moscow and in the border towns where they were garrisoned; they often also engaged in trades and crafts. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/568776/streltsy)



Phyllis Min

September 1992

Phyllis Min

I had many reasons for visiting Moscow for a month. I can now claim that each reason was fulfilled to varying degrees. First and foremost, it was very important for me to become intimate with the Russian people, to experience life as they do on a daily basis and to share feelings, thoughts, and dreams. I will never forget my new friend Galya, a chemist and mother of a five-year old, who told me of her family’s secrets which were never shared with an American. The words “out of silence” lingered in my head as she spoke of life in a former Communist country.

photo_2Phyllis’ “Russian mother”

I lived with a Russian woman whom I did not know and referred to her as my “Russian mother.” Although she, an architect who lives alone, had no English training and I knew very little Russian, we were still able to communicate fairly well. I had a strong desire to know about her and to be “family.” We talked about the weather, cost of food, our work and family members. While I was living there in her three-room flat, her beloved pet dog died. It as a tragic time for both of us.

My very first impression of the Russian people was revealed to me while riding the Moscow Metro, a fabulous subway system decorated with strained glass, mosaics, sculpture, paintings and frescoes. Through observation and listening to my inner feelings, I noted the suppressed, grim look on the passengers’ faces, their lack of joy and laughter, and the serious attitude the Moscovites seemed to possess. I found myself, throughout my four weeks of frequently riding the Metro, glancing at these people for whom I had such a warm, connected heart. And yet each child I saw radiated light and I knew they were the lights of the world.

Because of my belief and level of understanding about “Oneness,” the thought of “being a mirror” entered my mind. Is this suppressed feeling that I have now seen in others really in me too? That question, posed to me, was my second reason for taking this journey – to learn more about myself.

I discovered the energy of Mother Russia to be strong, nurturing and rather psychic. I recognized a prevailing sense of inner knowing and stayed with this awareness. For example, I “knew” my Russian mother’s dog was going to die a week before the occurrence. Also, I “knew” I would go to St. Petersburg and have a splendid time. I did arrange to get there. And, yes, it was a beautiful, peaceful weekend which included a visit to a Buddhist temple, boat rides and strolls through the lush green parks.

I witnessed a true living-in-the-moment experience. I allowed myself to feel each feeling and to digest each panoramic view of Moscow, Suzdal, Vladimir (oldest Russia towns), Zagorsk (famous monastery) and St. Petersburg (Venice of the North). It seemed at times like I was in wonderful land of beauty and treasures that resided not only within the Kremlin, cathedrals, monasteries and museums but also in the hearts of Russian people.

A third personal goal I had set for this journey was to overcome my fears of being stranded or abandoned. At no one time was I ever alone since there was always someone (I call them angel rescuers) either taking or directing me to my destination. My needs were seen to. I became more trusting as I became more relaxed, calm and feeling at home day by day. It seemed the more I attempted traveling alone to overcome and let go of my fears, the more help became available to me. In the meantime, strong friendships that will last forever were developed and have created a reason for me to return.

Representing The IHH, as an ambassador to our Russian connections was the fourth objective for the journey. I spent much time with our dear friends Natasha, Alla, Dr. Illiyn, Dr. Harisov and Dr. Goldberg, who has been our guests at the 1991 and 1992 conferences. Because of their connections, I visited spiritual healers, Dr. Goldberg’s large hospital, a Wellness Center and attended an opera, toured cultural sites and enjoyed dinner parties. Also, I was escorted to a newly formed healing center in Moscow, which is like a sister-center to The IHH. I saw the potential for exchanging healers and working with these spiritual centers as well a opportunities for expanding upon international joint venures with Russians and other countries.

Lastly, my purpose for living in Moscow was to participate in the language training program sponsored by Virginia Commonweath University.

Because of this academic aspect, I was able to manifest my lifetime goal of speaking a foreign language in its native land. It was quite a challenge. And, I experienced a phenomenal sense of accomplishment!

Life in Russia is not easy. Food prices are ridiculously high. The longest line I saw was the one for McDonald’s! Russia’s basic staples of potatoes and rice, delicious butter, cheese and bread could do in anyone’s waistline. Yet the majority of people are not overweight. Men and women, dressed fairly well, are always clean and crisp looking. They love flowers, books, and tea.

It truly is an exciting time in history for Russia [Communism ended in 1991]. The citizens, rooted in spirituality, are returning to it. Prayers for the country are requested. The memories and energy of Mother Russia have made a lasting impression in my heart. She spoke to me. I listened. I learned. I believe in Oneness. I believe in a greater power than myself unfolding itself for the good of humanity. I believe in the healing power of love. I believe in me.



 Putin with youth

Putin has the ability to relate to all ages.

“Rappers meanwhile sang Putin’s praises and declared they would welcome the chance to record a track with the Russian prime minister, who has cultivated a bad boy image over the years with cutting wisecracks and occasional rude language.

“For this is Putin, he is our idol,” rapper Roma Jigan said in one improvised flow. “Let’s give him a shout out so that the whole world hears it.”



Award-winning folk music group Kristall-Balalayka – from Saratov, Russia

Performed at SMU, Dallas, Texas in 2009


 folk custume

Traditional Folk Costume



“Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.”

Leo Tolstoy

 Children folk group

 Children Folk Group  “Zabavushka” (Russia)


  Swiming in winter



“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.”

Leo Tolstoy



  Russian People 4

Despite having the largest land area among all nations, Russia, mostly due to extremely cold places towards the north, is placed in the 9th position in the nations with the highest population. Russia constructs 2.03% of the world population.



 75km to the northeast of Moscow lies the town of Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk in the Soviet era). Although it is nowadays an industrial centre with a population of over 100,000, its fame rests on the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergii (a Lavra is the highest rank of Orthodox monastery, and there are only four in all Russia), the Russian Orthodox equivalent of the Vatican, which has a complex of medieval buildings to rival those of the Kremlin. http://www.moscow.info/suburbs/sergiev-posad.aspx

Zagorsk Monastery

The monastery itself is called the Trinity Lavra of St Sergius and was founded in 1345 by one of the most venerated of Russian saints – Sergius of Radonezh – in fact he’s Russia’s patron saint.



 Nizhny Novgorod

 Nizhny Novgorod is the fifth largest city in the Russian Federation and an important economical, transport, and cultural center of Russia. Nizhny Novgorod is a special city with unequal past. Appearing as a fortress in the time of Old Rus, it became a merchant mecca in tzarist Russia. (http://www.nizhnynovgorod.com/)


Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

 Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is a prominent monument of Russian defensive architecture. It is a sort of fantastic structure dominating the ancient hill. Constructed in the beginning of the 16th century it was the most defensive obstacle in the fight with hostile Kazan Khanate. For its long history, the Kremlin came through a lot of dramatic events and troubles, but according to the complex and advanced military defensive technology, especially perfect organization of fire points, the Kremlin was never seized.




Nizhny Novgorod – 2010 – photos taken by friend of Andrei Yashurin – used with permission of Andrei.

Nizhny Novgorod is located where the Oka River flows into the Volga River.




Nizhny Novgorod – 2010 – photos taken by friend of Andrei Yashurin – used with permission of Andrei.

Nizhny Novgorod - Andrei, Elena, and childAndrei & family

I first met Andrei Yashurin years ago while conducting an internet church as a Federation of Independent Unity Churches minister. Andrei was/is a non-denominational minister presently living in his hometown of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. At the time we met over the internet, Andrei had translated all of Charles Fillmore’s books, with the exception of the Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, into Russian. He shared Unity principles/teachings with thousands through his website library and daily/weekly e-mailing lists.  Andrei had over 20,000 subscribers to his “Daily Affirmations” in Russian.  He also worked with groups interested in studying the Unity teachings.  His website for Unity teachings in Russian is:  http://unityway.net/russian/english.html.   Following the suppression of the Russian population by the Communist regime, Andrei is fulfilling an important mission by the spreading of Charles Fillmore’s teachings in Russia.

He now has a blog in English: Your Awesome Self – A Practical Guide to Freedom, Self-Esteem, and Personal Development – http://www.awesomeself.net/ Andrei has also published a book, Pathways: Your Journey to More Abundant Life, which is available in English at Amazon.com. Andrei’s writings are a source of healing, creating a bridge from the suppressed lifestyle of living during the communist era > to the freedom now known within the Russian Federation.

Andrei's book

  Nizhny Novgorod 1Historic Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street

  Nizhny Novgorod 2Historic Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street

Nizhny Novgorod 3Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod

The University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) was established in 1916. In 1918 UNN became the first State University of Soviet Russia. In 1956 the university was named after the great Russian mathematician Nikolai Lobachevsky.

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod is one of the leading universities of Russia and a winner of all largest contests in the field of Russian Higher Education. In 2009 Russian Government awarded UNN with a prestigious status of National Research University.

UNN is an internationally recognized higher education institution. The university cooperates with the Russian Academy of Sciences, realizes joint scientific & educational programs with leading foreign universities and research centers from over 25 countries of the world.

Over 32 000 undergraduate/graduate students, 1000 Ph.D. students, and over 600 foreign students from 70 countries (Europe, Asia, Africa, America, CIS countries) study at UNN.


  Nizhny Novgorod 4 The State Bank

“The Bank was designed by Academician Vladimir Pokrovsky and built in 1913 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Romanov s dynasty.”Quote from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99627941@N07/9448567611/

  Nizhny Novgorod 6Bronze statues line Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street.


  Nizhny Novgorod 7Bronze statue on Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street

  Nizhny Novgorod 13The end of Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street, which overlooks the Kremlin.

 Nizhny Novgorod 14FANTASTIKA Mall

Fantastika is a combination shopping mall and entertainment complex, with bowling alleys, a movie theater, a kid’s zone, and all the usual stores.

  Nizhny Novgorod 9The Yarmarka Train Station – Nizhniy Novgorod/Moscow

  tn_ru-nizhnynovgorod-metro-gorkyNizhny Novgorod metro

 synagogue in Novgorod

   Nizhny Novgorod Synagogue

  Nizhny_Novgorod_Cathedral_MosqueNizhny Novgorod Cathedral Mosque

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nizhny_Novgorod_Cathedral_Mosque.jpg “For several centuries Islam has been one of the most widespread religions in the Nizhny Novgorod region. First Muslims came here back in the 10th century having inherited Islam from the state of Volga Bulgaria. In the 15–16th centuries Muslim Tatars founded first settlements on the territory of today Nizhny Novgorod area.” http://www.islamrf.ru/eng/news/eheritage/emuslims/6606/



 map - vladimir

The City of Vladimir is one of the oldest Russian communities. It is located in the heart of the historic Vladimir region (Vladimirskaya Oblast) 180 kilometers (115 miles) northeast of Moscow on the bank of the Klyazma River. The city was founded in either 990 or 1108, depending on which historians you consult. For the better part of two centuries (from 1157 to the mid 1300s) it was the capital of ancient Rus. Vladimir is now considered one of the major members of the Golden Ring of communities which have played a significant role in Russian history. (http://www.vladimir-russia.info/)

 Assumption CathedralAssumption Cathedral


  Vladimir LandscapeVladimir Landscape


  LadyWalkingBullLady walking the bull


  WinterCrossCountrySkiingWinter Fun



“All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

Leo Tolstoy

 Temple of NatureFar East among the boundless Asian space, in the middle of this widest continent, from the infinite Siberian wilderness – raises one of the most captivating mountains in on the Earth – Altai. Vast forests, turbulent rivers, mirror surfaced lakes, snow-capped peaks and amongst them the highest one – Belukha, sparkling masses of ice and vertical rocky walls.




 Russia is the world’s biggest country with its vast territory that occupies the east of Europe and the north of Asia, i.e. 11.46% of the Earth’s land area. Russia is washed by the waters of twelve seas and three oceans: the Arctic in the north, the Atlantic in the west and the Pacific in the east. The country has thousands of rivers and about 2 million lakes, among which are the Caspian Sea, the biggest lake in the world, and Baikal, the world’s deepest fresh-water lake.



A Toast to Russia – To Russia With Love!













Russia is ruled by the Planet Uranus and Aquarius – Uranus’ color is electric blue.  Note all the blue in Russia’s landscape … at times, particularly in night photos, the cities exude a blue hue.