Russia is known as the largest country in the world, and is said to take up 1/6th of the earth’s land mass and consists of every type of climate except tropical. Though the climate is varied, Russia’s Winters are long and cold and the Summers seasons are brief. The coldest recorded temperatures have been recorded in the eastern Siberian tundra at -68 C (-90 F) The European and Asiatic Russia are traditionally divided by the Ural mountains. Half of Russia is covered with great pine forests and south of these forests are prairies that consist of rich and dark soil. Just south of the prairies exist a subtropical zone just along the shores of the Black and Caspian seas. The majority of the ethic Russian Federation is eastern Slavic, though the federation is a multi-ethnic state that consists of more than 100 ethnic groups, some of which are Eskimos. Russian is the common language in the country’s government and education though most groups are distinguished by their own language and culture.
The majority of today’s Russian religion belongs to the Orthodox Christian denomination, in which, the country adopted Christianity under Prince Vladimir of Kiev in 988 during a ceremony pattered on Byzantine rites. Russia’s baptism then laid the foundations for the rise of the Russian Orthodox Church. In the 17th century, the Patriarch of Moscow and Russia (1652-1658) had made vigorous attempts to modify church rites. His reforms had eventually led to a religious split and emergence of the Old Belief. This survived in Russia until the early 18th century when in 1718, Peter the Great had introduced collective control into the Russian Church. His innovation had worked until 1721 when the Ecclesiastical College was transformed into a ruling Holy Synod which was instituted as an administrative entity of church power of the Russian Orthodox Church. By 1917, the local council of the Russian Orthodox Church adopted resolutions that restored patriarchal rule. By 1990 many laws were passed on the freedom of religion under which many of the existing restrictions were removed, allowing them to step up to their activities. For much more information of Russia’s history and current religion, I encourage you to visit http://www.newzealand.mid.ru/religion-in-russia.htm According to Brian P. Bennett, (author of Religion and Language in Post-Soviet Russia); the Church Slavonic which is part of the post-Soviet landscape is where the interest in Slavic prehistory, and the trend towards alternative history, conspiracy theories, and paranormal phenomena converge. Beliefs about the mysterious nature of letters have a long history not only in Christianity as a whole but specifically in Russian Orthodoxy. The Orthodox discourse has been joined by other forms of the alphabetic mysticism, often in combination with conspiracy theories of Russian history. Some Orthodox nationalists believe the country is under the spell of Jewish Kabbalah. Some new age discourses suggest that modern Cyillic alphabet is the master-plan of the universe, a kind of cosmic table of events; others claim it as the oldest alphabet in the world, and that all writing systems—including Egyptian hieroglyphics—ultimately derive from it.
In the 20th century, Russia was said to had spent about 60 million rubles annually on psychotronic research. In 1984, Russian healer Djuna Davitashvili participated in a 10,000 mile remote viewing experiment with Russell Targ. She was given the task of describing where a colleague would be hiding in San Francisco in which she had to focus her attention ten thousand miles and two hours into the future to correctly describe his location. While the experiments were performed, they were under the control of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Djuna hit the mark on all counts and the experiment was declared a resounding success.
In recent history, a team of archaeologists discovered a well preserved mummy which was believed to belong to a lost civilization is Northern Russia that dates back to the 12th and 13th centuries. The archaeologists speculate that these remains could be that of a teenager or even a child, though they have yet to open the coffin. The recovered remains were were discovered wrapped in birch bark containing copper, in which, when combined with the freezing conditions had created a tomb. According to Alexander Gusev, fellow of the Research Center for the Study of Arctic; “The mummification was natural. It was a combination of factors: the bodies were overlain with copper sheets, parts of copper kettles, and together with the permafrost, this it gave the preserving effect.” In 2014 more mummies were discovered at Zeleniy Yar in Siberia in 34 shallow graves. 11 of the bodies which were discovered in the medieval burial place had either smashed skeletons or missing and shattered skulls. The belief is that this new discovery is linked to these bodies and is part of a lost civilization.
Russia has recently claimed that they can predict when a UFO will appear in the skies above them and they’ve also learned how to summon them. Major General of FIB in reserve, academician of the Academy of Security, Defense and Law Enforcement went on record saying “We can say that we learned to summon UFOs in Vladimirovka. To do this, we dramatically increased the number of military flights and movement of the equipment. If the intensity on our side increased, UFOs appeared with the probability of 100 percent.” Russia’s Navy has recently declassified records of numerous encounters with unidentified objects. According to Vladimir Azhazha, a UFO researcher and former Military Naval Officer; “Fifty percent of UFO encounters are connected with oceans. Fifteen more—with lakes. So UFOs tend to stick to the water.” More information about the declassified records can be found here: http://www.wired.com/…/russian-navy-declassifies-cold-war-…/
One of Russia’s most haunted sites is the Kremlin where in recent times the president of Russia has had his offices which is located in Moscow. It is believed that among the spirits of the Kremlin are Tsar Ivan The Terrible whom reigned Russia in the 16th century; Vladimir Lenin, who led the 1917 Bolsevik Revolution; and the notorious Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The hauntings range from eyewitness sightings to hearing footsteps and even cold spots. The most frequent of the experiences in the Kremlin are of Joseph Stalin in which his spirit typically appears when Russia is hit by deep crisis. The signs of Stalin’s hauntings usually begin when the room suddenly gets cold for no explainable reason. Outside of Kremlin’s hauntings, an archive notes from the 19th century that claims of a strange object had been seen above the Kremlin. It appeared to stop before a sudden flash of light lit up the sky. It then flew up and away. Some modern observers suggest that these accounts similar those of modern UFO sightings.
In 2008, several Russian websites surfaced with photos of the cryptid creature known as the Giant Triops. This is the story that accompanied the photos: “Look what they have found in Chelyabinsk city. The story is that there was a construction site with a deep foundation ditch. They have touched some underground river in the place, so the water in the ditch didn’t go away. It stayed there full of water. Then, some workers a few months later spotted some movement in this water. They threw some pieces of their lunch in the trench, which caused big activity inside. They were puzzled. Who is there? And then they caught one of the creatures. In a panic, the workers stepped away because it tried to bite them. They had to kill it with some equipment, and here are the remains of it. It was around 5 feet long. Not one of them had any idea of what it was.” Some possible explanations suggest that a triops may had been exposed to radiation though they aren’t native to the area. There has also been speculation that the creature was maybe a horseshoe crab, however, the surfaced photos clearly show a triops of an enormous size. Typically, the triops are a tiny species (the largest being only a few inches long.) If you observe the original photos that surfaced in 2008, the creature pictured is beside a manhole cover, and unless the cover is fake, you can clearly see that this creature was well over 5′.
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