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Posted 14 December 2018 - 1738 PM

 

 

 

What is wrong with just calling the airport Kaliningrad Airport? :glare:

Nothing except it was standing on the way of our liberal jiurnalists pretending to be patriots - it is nation-wide campaign

 

 

 

Don't you find that title ironic with two American airliners under it :)

 

I do not know if it is ironic, but measures to support our civilian airplanes industry by banning Rus airlines from using foreign-made planes are discussed for at least last 20 years, since the time first Russian airlines recovered from USSR collapse enough to start buying planes. Now production of Il-96 restored, MS-20 undergoing tests, Sukhoi SJ approaching 200 planes built etc.

 

novaya gazeta wrote that Supejet  was made 80% imported components

Avionics -Thales, life support  syst- liebherr, chassis - messier-dowty, fuel system - intertechnique-zodiac, interior and oxygen system - B/Aerospace ( ?). firefighting system - curtiss-wright/autronics, crew seats - ipeco, electrics - hamilton sunstrand, wheels-brakes - bf goodrich etc.,doors from boeing, russian is AIUI planer and parts of engine. the whole plane was 4 tons heavier than planned, hence some parts need much more maintenance than comparable aircraft - manual stated that after every 2000 flight hours aircraft needed body frame strenghtening at 8 places. 

aftersales service is unexisting - yakutian airline had 5 aircaft, just 1 in flying condition, just now brussels airlines dropped SJ due to expluatation problems. 


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 2130 PM

Yeah, it's definitely a product of Soviet-style aviation thinking - cheap upfront, expensive to upfront.

 


JSC Sukhoi doesn’t have a single maintenance facility in the Americas. Airbus SE, which services the rest of Interjet’s fleet, operates three. That’s important because planes need regular and meticulous upkeep. It’s like driving a Hummer in a land of Volkswagens. For a time you’ll be fine, but once the vehicle requires so much as a tune-up, finding the parts and the labor to fix it will be both tricky and costly.

“The supply chain with this aircraft has been a process,” Garza says from his office overlooking the Mexico City airport. “But we’re getting to where we want to be with them.” To ease maintenance problems, a $7 million consignment stock is being set up this year with Sukhoi parts, he said.

https://skift.com/20...f-its-aircraft/



So basically Sukhoi is unable to operate a JIT delivery pipeline to it's customers , who are having to stockpile spare parts.

 

And the problems are not caused by geography alone


Sukhoi had other issues too. Interjet has consistently said it is satisfied with its Superjets. But in Russia, problems persisted. Vedomosti, a business newspaper, collated flight data for last year and found that many local airlines barely used their Superjets. Aeroflot used them on average an hour a day, the paper found, while Boeings and Airbuses were used for up to 15 hours per day.

Those figures may exaggerate the situation: regional planes don't fly as often as long-haul aircraft, and new plane designs always have bumpy beginnings.

But the problem was real. Airline sources told Vedomosti the Superjets broke down more often, and that spare parts sometimes took weeks to arrive, leaving planes grounded. Mismanagement was to blame, says Oleg Panteleyev, an industry analyst: Neither the airlines nor Sukhoi Civil Aircraft had the money or the inclination to ensure that stores of parts and quick expertise were available.

Apparently Russian operators had similar problems with operability.  Basically, as long as Russian government is willing to push money into the project it will remain active.  If/when the get tired of it, it'll fold.


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 0326 AM

novaya gazeta wrote that Supejet  was made 80% imported components

 

About 72% according to https://lenta.ru/articles/2016/11/21/avia_problems/ of  which about half are engines produced in cooperation between Russia and France. Unfortunately the very ideology of both SSJ and MS-21 is heavily rooted on liberal crap of "let's cooperate with West", "let's integrate into global market" etc. Now, decades after this programs were started, we know this ideas were  wrong - still, production of this planes allowed Russian airspace industry to at least survive years of "friendship with West"  and not to go the way of Eastern Europe industry way.


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 1149 AM

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Posted Yesterday, 03:34 AM

https://www.telegrap...-immanuel-kant/

Russia's navy has become embroiled in a fresh international confrontation after a senior commander fired a salvo of insults at German philosopher Immanuel Kant.

Igor Mukhametshin, the Vice Admiral in command of Russia's Baltic Fleet, was filmed telling officers and ratings that the Enlightenment thinker was a "traitor" who wrote "incomprehensible books" and begged for university tenure. 

The incident comes amid a bitter row over the international airport in Kaliningrad, the Baltic Fleet's base and Kant's home town. 

Great Names of Russia, a nationwide competition, invited residents of dozens of Russian cities vote on a local hero for their airport to be named after.  

But the competition in Kaliningrad turned sour after Kant, who lived in the city when it was under Prussian rule and was known as Konigsberg, made it to the finals.

 

"Kant was a person who betrayed his country, who humiliated himself and begged on his knees for a teaching chair at the university. He wrote some incomprehensible books that no one standing here has read or will read," Admiral Mukhametshin said in a video obtained by local website Novy Kaliningrad and published on Youtube on Monday. 

"As military people and people of the Baltic Fleet, we should remember why we are here. Thanks to whom the Baltic fleet, Baltisk, and Kaliningrad exist," he added, in what appeared to be a speech to navy personnel at Baltisk, the fleet's home base near Kaliningrad. 

 

He called on sailors to support  Alexander Vasilevsky, the Red Army general who oversaw the operation to capture the city from the Nazis in 1945, to win the airport competition. 

The Baltic Fleet has not commented on the video. 

Last week students at the city's Immanuel Kant State University found a statue of the philosopher doused in pink paint and surrounded by leaflets calling on them to renounce "the name of the enemy."

Vandals also attacked his tomb, which is built into the reconstructed German cathedral in the city centre and is a place of pilgrimage for philosophers from around the world. 

The attack came after Marat Bariev, an MP from the Volga region of Tatarstan, complained that naming the airport after the German philosopher would be "unpatriotic" and an insult to Russia's second world war veterans. 

Voting in the competition ended on November 30, producing a shortlist of four names.  Kant is tied in second place with Vasilevsky, the Admiral's preferred candidate, with both men on 39,000 votes.   

Elizabeth of Russia, a Russian empress who briefly annexed Konigsberg during the Seven Years War, is the leading candidate on 49,100 votes.   

Ivan Chernyakhovsky, another Red Army general who died in the battle for the city, came in fourth. Kant was born in Konigsberg in 1724 and died there in 1804.

 

His writings on metaphysics and moral philosophy are considered among the most important in Western philosophy.    The city that was annexed by the Soviet Union at the end of the Second World War and renamed Kaliningrad in honour of Mikhail Kalinin, a prominent Bolshevik revolutionary.   

In 2015, vandals wrote "Kant is a moron" on a house where the philosopher once lived.  In 2013 a man was arrested in the city of Rostov-on-Don after he shot someone during a heated debate about Kant's philosophy.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:05 AM

Typical post-Soviet migrant madness case in NY: Anna Lushinskaya, 40, lawyer (probably of Russian-Jewish origin) attacked passengers in subway. To some extent it is giving idea how some from this kind of people behave on Russian-language  forums (and on Russian channels of Western media where they are pretending to be "experts on Russia" and in some cases "Russian opposition")
Interesting somebody from the crowd is relating it to Trump, while it is in no way connected as it is purely post-Soviet issue


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Posted Yesterday, 06:17 AM

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Posted Yesterday, 10:18 AM

https://www.nytimes....-rap-music.html

MOSCOW — Told that rap and hip-hop have grown wildly popular among Russian youth, and that the lyrics are rebellious, mention drugs and include many swear words, President Vladimir V. Putin mused about banning the music outright but then suggested instead he might try to control it.

“If it is impossible to stop, then we need to lead, and in an appropriate way, direct” rap and hip-hop, Mr. Putin told a council of his cultural advisers, gathered this weekend in St. Petersburg to discuss state support for the arts.

At the gathering Saturday, a music producer, Igor I. Matvienko, brought up what he called “problems in the development of musical popular culture, if you can call it culture,” posed by a recent proliferation of Russian rap and hip-hop artists.

 

“If before it was marginal, today, believe me, unfortunately it cannot be compared to the movies, theater or classical music,” Mr. Matvienko said of rap in Russia, which he pointedly noted was an American musical genre. “It’s what our youth listen to.”

 

I swear, he will be banning Blue Jeans next. :P


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Posted Yesterday, 11:14 AM

 

https://www.nytimes....-rap-music.html

MOSCOW — Told that rap and hip-hop have grown wildly popular among Russian youth, and that the lyrics are rebellious, mention drugs and include many swear words, President Vladimir V. Putin mused about banning the music outright but then suggested instead he might try to control it.

“If it is impossible to stop, then we need to lead, and in an appropriate way, direct” rap and hip-hop, Mr. Putin told a council of his cultural advisers, gathered this weekend in St. Petersburg to discuss state support for the arts.

At the gathering Saturday, a music producer, Igor I. Matvienko, brought up what he called “problems in the development of musical popular culture, if you can call it culture,” posed by a recent proliferation of Russian rap and hip-hop artists.

 

“If before it was marginal, today, believe me, unfortunately it cannot be compared to the movies, theater or classical music,” Mr. Matvienko said of rap in Russia, which he pointedly noted was an American musical genre. “It’s what our youth listen to.”

 

I swear, he will be banning Blue Jeans next. :P

 

 


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Posted Yesterday, 11:27 AM

 

https://www.nytimes....-rap-music.html

MOSCOW — Told that rap and hip-hop have grown wildly popular among Russian youth, and that the lyrics are rebellious, mention drugs and include many swear words, President Vladimir V. Putin mused about banning the music outright but then suggested instead he might try to control it.

“If it is impossible to stop, then we need to lead, and in an appropriate way, direct” rap and hip-hop, Mr. Putin told a council of his cultural advisers, gathered this weekend in St. Petersburg to discuss state support for the arts.

At the gathering Saturday, a music producer, Igor I. Matvienko, brought up what he called “problems in the development of musical popular culture, if you can call it culture,” posed by a recent proliferation of Russian rap and hip-hop artists.

 

“If before it was marginal, today, believe me, unfortunately it cannot be compared to the movies, theater or classical music,” Mr. Matvienko said of rap in Russia, which he pointedly noted was an American musical genre. “It’s what our youth listen to.”

 

I swear, he will be banning Blue Jeans next. :P

 

 

Just introduce the Lipsi to counter this decadent capitalist beat music with this yeah yeah yeah or whatsitcalled.

Totally worked in the DDR. Not. :D

 

(a modern cover)

 

 

 

On a more serious note: people have always sung dirty songs. The music people create and listen to is a reflection of their lifes.


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Posted Yesterday, 12:32 PM

 

https://www.nytimes....-rap-music.html

MOSCOW — Told that rap and hip-hop have grown wildly popular among Russian youth, and that the lyrics are rebellious, mention drugs and include many swear words, President Vladimir V. Putin mused about banning the music outright but then suggested instead he might try to control it.

“If it is impossible to stop, then we need to lead, and in an appropriate way, direct” rap and hip-hop, Mr. Putin told a council of his cultural advisers, gathered this weekend in St. Petersburg to discuss state support for the arts.

 

Translation is missing the fact Putin was referring to popular Russian joke, that in military application is one of "political officer rules": "If it is impossible to prevent the booze -  political officer must take leading role in it" (other rule is "If political officer is taking part, it is not booze but training activity").


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Posted Today, 04:06 AM

Just introduce the Lipsi to counter this decadent capitalist beat music with this yeah yeah yeah or whatsitcalled.

Totally worked in the DDR. Not. :D

 

Ah, the Lipsi, the DDR's reply to Twist and Rock'n Roll. Never understood why it didn't succeed. :D

 

Here's the original song by Helga Brauer.

 

 

Old German TV report on actual DDR beat and its prosecution, feat. Walter Ulbricht with "Yeh yeh yeh".

 


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Posted Today, 08:24 AM

Obviously, more or less successful, left-wing musicians must have a free market in order to thrive.


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Posted Today, 08:28 AM

Whoa looked up Leila Negra -her name appeared in the record cover, and quite a story. https://en.wikipedia...iki/Leila_Negra


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Posted Today, 08:48 AM

 

 

https://www.nytimes....-rap-music.html

MOSCOW — Told that rap and hip-hop have grown wildly popular among Russian youth, and that the lyrics are rebellious, mention drugs and include many swear words, President Vladimir V. Putin mused about banning the music outright but then suggested instead he might try to control it.

“If it is impossible to stop, then we need to lead, and in an appropriate way, direct” rap and hip-hop, Mr. Putin told a council of his cultural advisers, gathered this weekend in St. Petersburg to discuss state support for the arts.

At the gathering Saturday, a music producer, Igor I. Matvienko, brought up what he called “problems in the development of musical popular culture, if you can call it culture,” posed by a recent proliferation of Russian rap and hip-hop artists.

 

“If before it was marginal, today, believe me, unfortunately it cannot be compared to the movies, theater or classical music,” Mr. Matvienko said of rap in Russia, which he pointedly noted was an American musical genre. “It’s what our youth listen to.”

 

I swear, he will be banning Blue Jeans next. :P

 

 

Just introduce the Lipsi to counter this decadent capitalist beat music with this yeah yeah yeah or whatsitcalled.

Totally worked in the DDR. Not. :D

 

(a modern cover)

 

 

 

On a more serious note: people have always sung dirty songs. The music people create and listen to is a reflection of their lifes.

 

 

All paled compared to Plastic People of the Universe, the Band that Buried Communism. And they didnt even have to be good to do it! :)


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Posted Today, 10:15 AM

Whoa looked up Leila Negra -her name appeared in the record cover, and quite a story. https://en.wikipedia...iki/Leila_Negra

 

So she's actually West German. I noticed her on the cover, but automatically put her down as a DDR artist from some socialist brother country.

 

Afro-Germans are no longer rare today of course, but were pretty exotic for a long time and much-sought for movies etc., so a lot became actors.

 

Bayume Mohamed Husen. Served in the German East Africa colonial troops with his father as a minor in WW I, later came to Germany to (unsuccessfully) claim his back pay in 1929. Became an actor, unsuccessfully tried to join the Wehrmacht when WW II broke out; deported to KZ Sachsenhausen over his last relationship with a German woman, where he died in 1944. All of his three children also died young, the last in an air raid in 1945.

 

Hans Massaquoi, born to the son of a Liberian diplomat and a German mother in Hamburg in 1926. Was terribly disappointed when he couldn't join the Hitler Youth with all his friends from school; later emigrated to the US and became a journalist.

 

Roberto Blanco, born to Afro-Cuban parents in Tunisia in 1937, grew up in Beirut and Madrid, came to Germany in 1956 and became a staple of the Schlager song scene. Probably the most German black guy there is.

 

Günther Kaufmann, born to a black GI and a German mother in Munich in 1947. Served four years in the West German Navy and became an actor best known for his collaborations with director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

 

Charles M. Huber, born to a Senegalese diplomat and a German mother in Munich in 1956. Played the first black detective on German TV, later elected to the Bundestag for one term.


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Posted Today, 10:29 AM

 

Whoa looked up Leila Negra -her name appeared in the record cover, and quite a story. https://en.wikipedia...iki/Leila_Negra

 

So she's actually West German. I noticed her on the cover, but automatically put her down as a DDR artist from some socialist brother country.

 

Afro-Germans are no longer rare today of course, but were pretty exotic for a long time and much-sought for movies etc., so a lot became actors.

 

Bayume Mohamed Husen. Served in the German East Africa colonial troops with his father as a minor in WW I, later came to Germany to (unsuccessfully) claim his back pay in 1929. Became an actor, unsuccessfully tried to join the Wehrmacht when WW II broke out; deported to KZ Sachsenhausen over his last relationship with a German woman, where he died in 1944. All of his three children also died young, the last in an air raid in 1945.

 

Hans Massaquoi, born to the son of a Liberian diplomat and a German mother in Hamburg in 1926. Was terribly disappointed when he couldn't join the Hitler Youth with all his friends from school; later emigrated to the US and became a journalist.

 

Roberto Blanco, born to Afro-Cuban parents in Tunisia in 1937, grew up in Beirut and Madrid, came to Germany in 1956 and became a staple of the Schlager song scene. Probably the most German black guy there is.

 

Günther Kaufmann, born to a black GI and a German mother in Munich in 1947. Served four years in the West German Navy and became an actor best known for his collaborations with director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

 

Charles M. Huber, born to a Senegalese diplomat and a German mother in Munich in 1956. Played the first black detective on German TV, later elected to the Bundestag for one term.

 

 

Surely you know what Blanco means in Spanish, don't you?


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Posted Today, 10:59 AM

I do, and the fact that it's his actual rather than a stage name makes it even more ironic. ;)

 

 

Then there's Barry White ...


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Posted Today, 12:41 PM

Roberto Blanco  I would call cuban-german rather than afro-german. But thats just me. ;)

 

 

 

Not to forget Gustav Sabac el Cher, famous martial musician in the prussian army. Son of August Sabac el Cher, a sudanese slave that was made a present to a prussian prince on a visit to Egypt. Worked as a valet at the prussian court.

 

Anton Wilhelm Amo, first african to attain academic degrees. Served first as a valet, then the son of his lord Duke of Braunschweig-Lünenburg-Wolfenbüttel (I think) freed him and paid for his university studies.

 

 

The "große Kurfürst" dabbled in slave trade and colonies, but those were sold to the dutch, because the colonies did only produce losses. The blacks that were in Prussia were later mostly integrated into the prussian army as musicians, because Friedrich-Wilhelm I. (the soldier king, father of the old Fritz), had no use for baroque negro valets to serve coffee and hot chocolate. Being the dry protestant that he was.

 

 

There were a few others over the centuries of course. e.g.  Holy Roman Emperor, King of sicily etc. pp. Frederick II. famously had a body guard of "black saracens".


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