Category: English

Wien, Neubaugürtel

Idolatry and personality disorder

If we are in the habit of making false value-judgments of particular externals, as with those listed by type, we should learn to bear the things falsely valued as bad, and forbear the things falsely valued as good. “Bear and Forbear” – Epictetus Idols Personality Type...

Health impacts of Soviet nuclear tests

U.S. Russia and Kazakhstan secured plutonium before terrorists got it The Post reported Sunday that hundreds of pounds of plutonium, enough for dozens of nuclear weapons, lay buried for years in Kazakhstan at the Semipalatinsk test site after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the...

Russia in Hollywood movies

RIA Novosti – Hollywood has long raised Russians’ hackles over what many see as crude national stereotypes propagated on the screen, including the drunken cosmonaut in the 1998 blockbuster “Armageddon,” which sparked outrage in the Russian parliament. Cyrillic gibberish, anachronisms and Russian phrases that appear to...

Caritas

Caritas is a confederation of 164 Roman Catholic organisations in over 200 countries worldwide (including Austria and Russia). Collectively their mission, according to their statement, is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor. The first Caritas organization was started in Germany in...

Scenario for feature film

Red Poppies of Chu Valley This is the story of Kyrgyz girl who in turbulent time left her impoverished country for West Europe and came through disastrous experiences of emigration escaping grip of sex trade emissaries – to become eventually professional photographer and American world agency...

Women Undressed

One of EU countries – France may soon ban the public wearing of traditional garments of Muslim women – hijab headscarves, niqab veils and paranja robes. The announcement came from the report prepared by the committee of the national parliament. Thirty-two deputies of the committee studied...

Online journalism

In 2009 audiences for online journalism continued to grow. In 2008, for the first time, more people reported getting their national and international news from the internet, rather than newspapers, and audiences to news sites continued to grow due to the launch of new sites, and...

Gender War in Vienna Town Hall

Goldene Wien-Plakette für Johannes Heesters Wien (APA) – Der Erste Präsident des Wiener Landtags, Prof. Harry Kopietz, übergab am Freitag Nachmittag im Wiener Rathaus in Anwesenheit der Wiener Umweltstadträtin Ulli Sima und zahlreichen hochrangigen Gästen aus dem Kulturleben dem beliebten Schauspieler, Sänger und Wien-Liebhaber Johannes Heesters...

Studentenproteste

WIEN-Rund 8.000 Demonstranten beim Urban-Loritz-Platz am Gürtel Tausende Studenten haben am Donnerstag in ganz Österreich für die Verbesserung der Studienbedingungen protestiert. In Wien versammelten sich rund 8.000 Demonstranten am Urban-Loritz-Platz bei der Stadthalle. Auch an anderen Uni-Standorten gingen Hunderte auf die Straße. Das in Wien befürchtete...

Migrants helped Vienna

The migrant businesses helped to prevent many markets from bankruptcy VIENNA-Migrants have helped Vienna to cope with the economic decline, top business experts declared. Hans Arsenovic from Vienna Green Business said at event called “Media.Trade Show.Migration” that migrants’ businesses had helped Vienna to cope with recession...

Pollution and poverty in Kyrgyzstan

By Alex Kirby, BBC Edited by Galina Toktalieva Twenty years after independence, this small Central Asian state remains one of the poorest among former Soviet Union respublics, struggling to make its way in a complex and sometimes hostile world. There is something of Arcadia about Kyrgyzstan...

Aryan Strache und far-rights in Austria

Far-rights in Austria: hard times bring chauvinistic core of many to the surface (VIENNA) – The far-rights in Austria may get strong gains when the nation goes to the polls on Sunday to elect its 17 members of the European Parliament. The FPOe – with xenophobic...

Journalism and mother tongue

Is it possible at all for writing journalist with emigration background to advance in her profession competing with native speakers? We planned to meet in Sperl, but on that cold day, the cafe was full. We marched on till Leopold museum, and were lucky to find...

To employ butterfly

JETZT mit DEUTSCHE ÜBERSETZUNG There are 580 entries for ‘escort agency’ in Vienna yellow pagesThere are more than 1.506 registered prostitutes in Austrian capital.There is no data how many prostitutes work in Vienna illegally, at least 3.000.(Prostitution in Österreich, Wien, 2008, Bundeskanzleramt)In Österreich sind nach Schätzungen...

Honesty

As author I praise value of writer’s honesty. As Mahatma Gandhi wrote in his autobiography: “The heart’s earnest and pure desire is always fulfilled”, so sincere author, has chances to reach heights of mastery. After rambling through books in next Vienna bookstore, I would descend in metro, and vibration of train and feeling of running forward would pacify and bring me in thoughts far beyond of my destination. Previous experienced passenger of Moscow and St-Petersburg