Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

Meteorite explodes over Russia, more than 1,000 injured

February 16, 2013

Meteorite explodes over Russia, more than 1,000 injured By Andrey Kuzmin

CHELYABINSK, Russia (Reuters) – A meteorite streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, raining fireballs over a vast area and causing a shock wave that smashed windows, damaged buildings and injured 1,200 people.

The trail of a falling object is seen above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013, in this picture provided by www.chelyabinsk.ru. REUTERS/www.chelyabinsk.ru/Handout
The trail of a falling object is seen above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013, in this picture provided by http://www.chelyabinsk.ru. REUTERS/www.chelyabinsk.ru/Handout

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Useful Idiots = Westerners duped into saying good things about bad regimes like present Myanmar Government

December 8, 2012

The phrase ‘useful idiots‘, supposedly Lenin’s, refers to Westerners duped into saying good things about bad regimes. (like the present Myanmar Government)

In political jargon it was used to describe Soviet sympathisers in Western countries and the attitude of the Soviet government towards them.

Useful idiots, in a broader sense, refers to Western journalists, travellers and intellectuals who gave their blessing – often with evangelistic fervour – to tyrannies and tyrants, thereby convincing politicians and public that utopias rather than Belsens thrived.

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Myanmar Animal Kingdom

November 21, 2010

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