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Posted: 16/12/2012 22:09:04
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I'm going to be working in Moscow , early next year , does anyone know of any contacts for , mine exploration or mineral collecting ????? Smile

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Posted: 17/12/2012 02:40:10
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Could you bring me back some Muscovite? A couple of blonde Svetlanas will do nicely. Thumbs Up

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Posted: 17/12/2012 06:32:28
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Just criticise Putin in public. The way things seem to be going you'll soon find yourself on an all expenses paid tour of Siberia's finest salt mines... IP: 80.239.243.30
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Posted: 17/12/2012 10:08:39
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doing what in Moscow? Moscow is a city the size of London with chaotic public transport and significant security issues for expats.

Most things in Russia are a secret of some sort and the FSB ( successors to the KGB ) are the daily government, for practical purposes. You won't be allowed to wander around on your own anywhere.

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Posted: 17/12/2012 10:43:21
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Can you bring back a couple of blonde Olgas for me please.

http://russiajournal.com/node/13907

Going underground with Moscow's caving clubs


Every Thursday afternoon, not far from the Perovo metro station, a motley crew of young and middle-aged Russians gathers together after work for beers and cigarettes and to discuss their plans for exploring Russia's hidden chambers, underground rivers, lava tubes and 100-meter descents. They are the Moscow Caving Club, otherwise known as the Perovo Speloklub, a group of about 30 cavers who take off on five to six expeditions a year in search of adventure and even a little relaxation.

According to Grigory Sanevich, a long-time club member, there are few words to describe the rush of being in a cave. "You might as well ask why we love. When you see a place that no human has ever set eyes on before, it's fantastic," he said. Cavers say they are charmed by the thrill of exploring the unknown and being transported into a strange subterranean environment, completely cut off from the world above.



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Posted: 17/12/2012 10:51:26
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Or you could just Google

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Posted: 17/12/2012 10:54:05
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Or email:

Dr. Alexander S. GUSEV

http://lnfm1.sai.msu.ru/~gusev/

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Posted: 17/12/2012 11:53:33
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I'm off to Moscow helping put up some fancy plaster ceilings in a big house Lol, nothing mining related, Was hoping to do some mineral collecting or mine exploration on my days off , if possible and depending on the weather Thumbs Up , Requests for Olga's welcome Big Grin

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Posted: 17/12/2012 12:44:18
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Never mind the Olga's, what about my Svetlana's? Cursing

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Posted: 17/12/2012 13:36:46
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Oh , and Svetlana's, Sorry Roy Innocent !!!!!

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Posted: 18/12/2012 00:14:36
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One like this please ! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up



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Posted: 18/12/2012 07:39:04
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I've known a fair few blokes who have acquired Olgas and Svetlanas, both words appear to be Russian for "large hole in wallet", "boyfriend in Mafia" "buy me a flat/car/passport" or some combination of the three


Incidentally, 50 Rubles is about £1.10 so I suspect the costs are a bit out-of-date.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 10:19:51
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derrickman wrote:

I've known a fair few blokes who have acquired Olgas and Svetlanas, both words appear to be Russian for "large hole in wallet", "boyfriend in Mafia" "buy me a flat/car/passport" or some combination of the three
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Posted: 18/12/2012 15:40:41
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I don't think Russian women are more mercenary that their uglier UK counterparts - your opinions are so very 1990s.

Slightly off topic - does anyone know the history of the mine and shaft allegedly used to dispose of the Romanov's bodies in 1918? All the bodies have now been recovered and the two youngest two, Alexei and one of his sisters were found near the site of the other burials. It must have either been very shallow or not a true mineshaft at all - possibly more like an English denehole.
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Posted: 18/12/2012 16:08:25
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I was in Sakhalin earlier this year and gold-digging is thriving there! I don't mean the sort you do with a pan, either....

Same goes for "ugly counterparts", the main difference I can see is that the ones at home get on "reality" shows while the Russian ones are kept out of sight.. those tractor drivers and shot-putters had families too, you know!



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Posted: 19/12/2012 00:17:26
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As for mineral collecting and women...... be careful when collecting Galena. You want the sulphide one and not the hod carrying sort. Laugh

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Posted: 19/12/2012 05:26:00
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the bit about "going places never seen before" on a weekly basis sounds a bit Trekkie, too....

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Posted: 19/12/2012 13:36:38
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Roy Morton wrote:

One like this please ! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up



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You'll be sent to the gulag if you get caught exploring this Shocked

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Posted: 19/12/2012 13:59:47
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Apparently there is am amazing mineral museum , and its open Sundays!!!, I'm bringing the Lady in the hat, back for Roy , if there is any room in the suitcase with all the mineral samples Roll Eyes

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