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Old January 19th, 2011, 01:24 AM   #41
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A New Year's Tree is the Christmas tree aptly renamed and packaged for secular-communist consumption
New Year tree comes from Christmas tree. Christmas tree comes from pagan ceremonies in honour of the Sun... All of us are Sun worshipers then
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Old January 19th, 2011, 08:12 AM   #42
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A New Year's Tree is the Christmas tree aptly renamed and packaged for secular-communist consumption
Yes, and it was right decision. Communists also switched on Gregorian calendar (like in all world) while Orthodox Church still use Julian calendar.

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Actually, many non-christian countries have adopted many of the secular aspects of Christmas. Christmas is popular in Japan, for example. In Russia Christmas is annually celebrated on January 7th.
Tell me, please, if I am not a Christian, so why should I celebrate Christmas as a national (state) holiday. I'm consider it as religious discrimination.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 01:30 AM   #43
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Wow, It's good to see the city of Grozny rebuilding. The new construction seems of high quality and well planned. All the best for the people of Chechnya.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 11:42 AM   #44
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There is no such term as "Christmas tree" in Russia. There is term "New Year tree" in Russia.

In Europe and America main holiday - Christmas - is holiday only for Catholics, but not for me for millions of Muslims, Jews, Atheists and Buddhist!!!

At same time New Year in Russia is holiday for all its citizens
Atheists??? I don't believe in God, nor does most people in my country and we celebrate X-mas, doesn't really have much to do with religion anymore.
It's more to do with the Orthodox Christian religion in Russia (and the Balkans), that's why they don't really have Christmas as Catholics in the religious sense, but it's still there as the "holiday of love" as we like to call it (meaning love for our family and friends)...


edit: oh you're Russian? forget my lecture then
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Old January 31st, 2011, 12:03 PM   #45
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Atheists??? I don't believe in God, nor does most people in my country and we celebrate X-mas, doesn't really have much to do with religion anymore.

It's more to do with the Orthodox Christian religion in Russia (and the Balkans), that's why they don't really have Christmas as Catholics in the religious sense, but it's still there as the "holiday of love" as we like to call it (meaning love for our family and friends)...
I was just talking about it. Religious people should celebrate their religious holidays (Muslim, Jewish, Christian). National or state holidays should be common for the all citizens. I think it is more logical.

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edit: oh you're Russian? forget my lecture then
Ohhh, you're from Hungary? So, it's really useless discussion.

P.S. Are you really sure that Chechens should celebrate Orthodox Christmas as national holiday (so-called "holiday of love") instead of New Year?

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Old January 31st, 2011, 07:09 PM   #46
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First off, Christmas is not only a "Catholic" holiday as someone said earlier. I'm not Catholic, I'm Anglican and I celebrate the holiday. You're confusing religion with denomination. Catholic is a denomination. Christianity is the Religion. But that's nor here nor there. The big question is, WHY are we talking about religion in this thread? Can we PLEASE get back to the topic. Someone PLEASE post some more photos of this great city so we can finally get back on track! Thanks!
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Old January 31st, 2011, 10:37 PM   #47
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Ohhh, you're from Hungary? So, it's really useless discussion.

P.S. Are you really sure that Chechens should celebrate Orthodox Christmas as national holiday (so-called "holiday of love") instead of New Year?
Whoever said that? You totally misunderstand me. I realised you were russian so me explaining why orthodox people don't celebrate x-mas was unnecessary. Thats what i meant. And no I don't think chechens should celebrate x-mas, and never said so.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 11:12 PM   #48
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I was recently reading about the war in the 90's cant believe hoy fast it was re-developed. looks beautiful Im glad about it.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #49
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Я вот этот нашел, но хотелось бы угол пошире и точку съемки повыше и подальше.

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Old October 6th, 2011, 01:27 PM   #50
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 09:22 PM   #53
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Old January 16th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #54
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Congrats Grozny!! Amazing turnaround, just stunning.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 08:45 AM   #55
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awesome, very nice pics from Grozny....
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Old August 31st, 2012, 09:05 PM   #56
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Old August 31st, 2012, 10:24 PM   #57
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I just read today that Grozny is the happiest city in Russia
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Old August 31st, 2012, 10:37 PM   #58
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why would they be sad? they get money for nothing (almost 100% of the republic budget is granted by federal authorities)
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Old September 9th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #59
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why would they be sad? they get money for nothing (almost 100% of the republic budget is granted by federal authorities)
C'mon peoples know that Chechnya was the major oil production during sovyet era, and IMO its fair if the federal authority's think its time to payback.

afterall Chechnya still have huge gas and decent oil reserves..

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Grozneftegaz'a proven reserves stand at 60 million tonnes of oil and 3 billion cubic metres of gas under Petroleum Resources Management System classification.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 03:37 PM   #60
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come on pole its not you bussines!ps what? you want to eat are oil?????????!
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