Lighthouse Foundation, a German organization that effectively promotes sustainable development of the coastal areas around the world, has listed the collection of funds for the printing of my mate Alexandra’s book on the relationship between Eider ducks and Man throughout history among its projects.
Here is the beginning of their page on Alexandra’s Eider book:
This is the world’s first popular science publication dedicated to the world-wide history of the relation of Man (Homo sapiens) and the Common eider (Somateria mollissima): from the eiders in the excavations of ancient human settlements to the eiders in art; from myths and legends to the latest scientific research; from the eiders as hunting trophies to them in the museum collections.
The Common Eider and Homo Sapiens: Fourteen Centuries Together
A popular science book by Alexandra Goryashko
Publication expected in 2019
The preparation of a popular science book on the world-wide history of the relationship between humans and the eiders – A Wild Bird and a Cultured Man (The Common Eider and Homo Sapiens: Fourteen Centuries Together) – for printing is nearing its end.
Teriberka has recently gained a lot of publicity due to the filming of Levithan by Andrey Zvyagintsev there in 2013. Riding on this popularity, organic food distributor LavkaLavka and Bolshaya Zemlya Fund are organizing a festival that aims to drastically improve the life of Teriberka by stimulating its potential in fishing and tourism.
As I do a crude analysis of my clients in the last 4-5 years (after something seems to have changed in the universe) I see that they fall into three distinc groups. First, there are weirdos looking for support from someone of their ilk. Suppose my recent look into one of the local ndustries clearly was of this type. Fortunately, the client put his life in order and gave up oh his plans to relocate to Russia and do business here. The second type is someone who materializes in the last-minute in panic becase their fixer disappeared or the driver they hired went into a drinking binge. Last, it is the Russian bride seeker.
[hide-this-part morelink=”More”]There isn’t much I can do about the first two but I’m doing a review of the Russian brides scene right now in an effort to attract those who still want to pursue that miniscule chance.
ANASTASIA.RU IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THAT HUGE RUSSIAN BRIDES PORTAL OF THE SAME NAME!
It was there and active for many years, and was always on my recommended list. It is not a dating site. People are brought there by the “back to land” type sentiment first. Making friends and finding a mate/partner follows from a certain unity that’s already there. Self-descriptions are made in free form as opposed to filling out a form with technical parameters. If you are a farmer, or own a large property, and gardening is your things you will be a hit. If you are contemplating a move to Russia but otherwise are reasonably sane you’ll have women all over. What’s more, women there tend to be active, skinny, and educated. No, not glamorous, and not sleesy sexy. A bit space cadet-ish though, New Age type caracters. If I was in free circulation I personally could very well join the club.[/hide-this-part]
Ul. Nagornaya 60, 8 921 151 3991 or 8 921 667 5920 (as dialed from within Russia). I think its owners, the Bartosh family (Ludmila, Oleg, and Ksenia), speak passable English. Oleg and Ludmila are both mining engineers but in difficult perestroyka years they have condescended to making jewels and selling them to tourist. And that’s what they do now.
Their specialization is ametyst and items made of it.
Prompted by a question about the reading tastes of my companions I stopped to contemplate the contents of a news kiosk during today’s afternoon walk.
(This was part of a larger job to help a journalist to create a name for himself, and this little assignment is a good example of silly things I do for a living.)
3/4 of the lower half on display was children’s books. Two town papers. Three to five regional adaptations of national weeklies. A few monthlies. Two history novels. The entire back was was full of magazines on nothing but health, beauty, gardening, and astrology.