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"moskva river" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"And now it is time suck time line time hailed. Nimrod shrimp on those boots soldier. Were marching down a time. Summertime line are. Let's really start at the beginning understand. Russia understand. I've long before the birth of Ivan the terrible way back in the seven th century BC. Is Russia really started when some Greeks started some colonies on the coast of the Black Sea? And when since ancient tribes of nomadic warriors who originally lived in what is now southern Siberia began to occupy the southern Russian step mill millennia. Later in the third century see goths settled on the western steps of Russia. None of them. To my knowledge were trenchcoats were black makeup or made a habit at craven other classmates but they were nonetheless century later in the fourth century see. The huns invaded southern Russia. A century before the famed Tila would lead these fierce warriors to conquer an empire that stretched from Central Asia to Present Day France Bulgar Turkic semi nomadic warrior tribes settled Middle Volga region in the fifth century which encompasses the drainage basin of the Volga River. Longest River in Europe and central and southern European Russia more genes mixed into early Russian gene pool. Three hundred years later the Kosovars. Another Turkish tribe take control the steps and settled near the Volga Eastern Slavs also established himself at Kiev in the south. And it's knob garage and the north the century more genes mixed in in the ninth century. Scandinavian make contact with Constantinople and began to keep trade route open to the south and important man named Rick is established as a leader at the settlement of now. Garad Rick was a viking chieftain. Who arrived in the Lagoda region of Modern Day Russia? And eight sixty two. He founded the first significant dynasty in Russian history called the Rubric Dynasty. Old School. Russian like the original. Og The sent into this dude with rule. Some part of Present Day Russia continuously for twenty one generations until sixteen twelve seven hundred and fifty years Ivan. The terrible a of this man and eighteen eighty to one of rubrics fellow Vikings Olek of Nov garage founds the Russian stated Kiev's now the modern day capital of Ukraine a century and several rubrics later between nine eighty and ten fifteen Prince Vladimir the great converts from Paganism to Orthodox Christianity and rules the Roof Dynasty while spreading his new found religion. His Son Yaroslava. The wise rains from ten nineteen to ten fifty four grand prints establishing written code law and Kiev becomes a center of politics and culture in Eastern Europe in eleven. Forty seven CE. Moscow is mentioned for the first time in historical documents. Just a tiny little trade now post on a hill and eleven fifty. Six the first Kremlin. A wooden stockade is built in Moscow. Just north of the Moskva or Mosk Moscow. Moskva River a Kremlin by the way that means a fortress inside a city. Numerous Russian cities have Kremlin's today the name synonymous with the Russian government. In the same way the White House is synonymous with the US. Government the Kremlin's twelve twenty three see. The Mongols began to conquer the works between twelve. Thirty seven and twelve forty. The Mongols returned to finish conquering Keven. Roose destroying cities including Kiev and Moscow. The Con- AKA leaders of the Golden Horde also sometimes referred to as toddlers tortures Donna. Different pronunciations will rule Russia until fourteen. Eighty just fifty years before Ivan. The terrible born fifteen thirty. The Golden Horde was a fragment still large and formidable of the ones gigantic Mongol Empire that would further fragment over time into various nations called konitz become Islamic nations in the fourteenth century. The the leaders of the golden horde centers of Genghis. Kahn James Caan during the conquering Batu. Khan's grandson burns. The city of Moscow and his Kremlin to ground for the first of many many times in Moscow will burn in twelve thirty eight Moscow. Very very burnable as you're GONNA learn today. The center of the Orthodox churches moved from Kiev to Moscow in thirteen twenty six. The cornerstone laid for the Cathedral of the assumption and Thirteen Twenty Eight Eastern Orthodox Metropolitan See Aka archbishop officially transferred the city of Vladimir to the ones tiny trading post of Moscow. Moscow star is rising also Yvonne that Kalita Ivan the first key figure in Russian history becomes grand prints of the Grand Duchy of Moscow Aka Muscovite that pays taxes or to it's Mongol overlords so it's not raised to the ground again. I've the I would grow the wealth and power of Moscow into one of the richest principalities in Russia by utilizing relative calm and safety of the northern city of Moscow to entice a larger and wealthier population to move their head. Some Tourism Board version of move to Moscow. Sure it gets cold but we get burned to the ground less maybe butchered by invaded. Maybe less than some other places. Thirteen thirty seven Moscow. And much of the Kremlin burn again. No Marauders this time. Just random fire in a wooden city. It didn't have modern firefighters whole ninety nine years since last massive fire. So you know life still pretty good Moscow. It's going to be so much more burning to come I've in the first begins rebuilding the Kremlin and thirteen thirty nine orders it's Pine Palisades to be replaced with oak walls. Which were I guess? Slightly less Bernie slightly less apt to burn up. Things are good for a little over decade. Thirteen fifty three the black death the play gravity is Russia claiming Ivan's disciple and successor Simeon..
"moskva river" Discussed on The Clearing
"Remember. This is not just any song. These things are hard to measure but wind of change is one of the biggest rock singles in history. It's something like the thirteenth biggest selling single of the pre digital era which means the single sold more physical copies than Bohemian rhapsody or like a prayer or anything by Britney Spears. It may not be all that well known inside the US but in the rest of the world. The song is ubiquitous it. Hit number one on the charts all across Europe on Youtube. It's been listened to nearly eight hundred million times so when I first heard this story. I was totally incredulous. Michael was to as a bullshit. I mean seriously like you guys have songwriters the is like yeah like we he said. Yes yes. This particular story sounded absurd. Because it's a heavy metal band and the song. I had no idea what the history of the song was in terms of. Its like beloved admiration. These countries were like with that song. That's this particular song. It was the anthem. According to that wikipedia entry. The song was composed and written by the band's lead singer Klaus Mina. You could feel given the changing. I guess that was the religion for our singer to write a song. The liner notes on the Scorpions. One thousand nine hundred album crazy world say the same thing close. Mina has given dozens of interviews about how he was inspired by that trip to Moscow in the summer of nineteen eighty nine while they were there. The ban took a boat ride on the Moskva River with a bunch of other rockers. And that ostensibly gave rise to those opening lines. I follow the Moskva down.
"moskva river" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Some beautiful country really is so miserable. I mean this is Ozzy. I've got nothing. What what it does appreciate what we have in the West Wing. You can't get toilet. Paper Yukon toothbrushes here because my so I sort of a great big line of people. Yesterday's were driving for a cabbage. I mean that's ridiculous and the story goes that close Mina. Lead singer of the Scorpions goes in performance in this concert. And he takes a boat ride on the Moskva River and he so inspired by all the change he sees happening around him that he writes this song wind of change. And there's a few things about this. That are weird so the Berlin Wall hasn't fallen yet at the point where he writes the song he actually writes. It was released just after the wall comes down but he writes it before he also never wrote songs before that. So this is like there was another guy in the band who wrote all the songs up to this point but he writes this song he done lyrics before but this time it's like the music listening basically shows up and he's like look got a song and they released the song and it becomes this huge huge hit by the way. This is what this show does. Deal is every episode. You End Thinking this is Bullshit or Oh my God. This actually happened. It's like constantly jerking you back and forth until the end which we will not spoil in the process of this interview. But I'm glad you said that for me that it's those switch backs along the way that made it such a kind of fun but also maddening experience for me. As part of the reason I want I wanted to do it as a podcast. Was this idea. In a way that you wouldn't really do a New Yorker article I wanted to create a situation in which you're you're basically sort of riding shotgun with me as I go through those moments of do I believe this is this thing. What at first appears and trying to kind of capture some of those twists and turns along the way yeah and it makes so much fun so in the process of reporting this story. You talk to all these ex spies prize. How did those conversations go like? Were they wary of you? Did you ever worry that you know? You're trying to extract information from people who are trained to lie to you and deceive you. Yeah it was a weird one. I mean I've written certainly written about espionage before and had sources who were expyse and and friends who were Were former spies. This was especially weird because of the nature of the thing I wanted to ask about right so if it happened if the CIA was involved. Which certainly what I knew from the start as like that's a story that's told inside the CIA. The one thing I knew for sure was that it still highly highly classified. And so then it becomes this weird thing where you're talking to people who in some instances take some coaxing to talk at all and then you're asking them about something that you know if they do know about it it would probably be illegal for them to tell you about it. And we had few crazy instances in the podcast of people really freaking out and There's one instance where there's a woman who was a former clandestine officer who interesting. The level of precaution it's like we used a pseudonym. I interviewed her. We transcribe the whole interview. We use the audio from me talking and we an actress read her audio and we cut them back together and it sounds great but this will give you a sense of the level of of sack associated with this thing. Yeah and what I love about. That particular interview is is the interviewee who is transcribed. And then her words are handed to an actor who then reads it kind of talks. Shit you a couple of times and it comes through your weight. Well I know the part referring to and I think that was part of what Again that we were trying to capture as there are some people along the line. Who Basically said you shouldn't be doing this right. And they had their reasons but it was important for me that the listeners. Hear that right the right that I not try and and You know hide the ball in terms of that kind of critique of the whole enterprise were engaged in you know along those lines I mean I imagine that if The write a rock song that helped bring down the USSR that would be viewed as a great success within the agency. But there's also this dark history of supporting coups propping up dictators otherwise meddling in the affairs of sovereign nations. Do you get the sense that that those kinds of activities are looked at with pride or is that a bygone era of things that shouldn't have been done and no longer are done. It's a great question and and we talked to a whole bunch of people who had different points of view. Some of it I think is a question of when people come into the agency. So it's fascinating. Because there's there's a big generational divide where a ton of people flooded into the agency post nine eleven and for those folks they talk about the battle days you know of the fifties and sixties as though that's ancient history and we don't do that stuff anymore is that there's like a turned page. The lessons learned but then we talked to some folks who were around in those days and it's like Hell. Ya was involved in the operation. You know I mean they`re. They're not not particularly apologetic. There was some of these Irvy's that didn't even end up in podcast on was sort of surprised at the the degree to which people were willing to defend that kind of thing now in terms of songs and propaganda. This was another really interesting thing is that we interviewed a bunch of ex-spies of people and I don't think we encountered anybody who first of all whether they knew about the or not. Nobody blinked and I asked the question of like could the see. I have written a pop song. Would they have done it? Everybody was like yeah absolutely. We wouldn't necessarily be rooted in house. We would have somebody outside do it. But that certainly is within the realm of the possible. We also didn't encounter anybody who who said. Yang that would be pretty fucked up if we did that There was a general sense that that'd be fair game the flip side though. Is You know we went to Ukraine? We went to Moscow. We went to Saint Petersburg. We interviewed fans. I went to a Scorpion concert in Kiev. We talk to people who for not music means a lot and that song means a lot and are these weird moments along the way where I would kind of be laughing. As if it's all a big goof to me and you talked to someone for whom the song wind of change is this like transformational political moment in their youth. And you tell them it might have been written by the CIA. And I had these modern. We have him on tape. But these moments where people are people are basically fuck you. Don't tell me that you know spokeman. Sergei and his friend Gary to beefy guys with bleary eyes and shaved heads. They look like bouncers or guys who may be freelance for the mob but they're wearing scorpions. T shirts and big smiles and arguing about the origins of wind of change. The song that according to the story I heard may have actually been written by the CIA..
"moskva river" Discussed on Photography Tips From the Top Floor
"He uses your next slice slice of slide from the top floor. Yeah in the middle of packing. I'm still here in Germany and I'M I. I talk to you about the checklist thing. I have used it. I have spent three hours yesterday to two hours yesterday. Maybe three hours today to get everything together and my checklist is working so well. I'm so relaxed. Just thought I'd let you know so. Yeah have everything Packed it's kind of heavy. That's because it's not. It's not overweight my luggage but kind of heavy because I'm bringing a few things for our participants that way something but yeah we'll see tomorrow is a is my flight to Moscow where we'll do before the Siberia Lake Baikal. We do a bit of an extension there a few days to see Moscow and visit some sites there which after several times and I even have the same guides that we used to have a few times ago Julia. She's a photographer. And she's taken us around and going to show us a few things and then we'll also explore some of the markets in Moscow. That's one thing I really love doing is to go to markets at the destinations because they are so not pretentious. Usually no postcards of them just regular people doing regular stuff. That's the kind of market. I'm looking for food market with just normal people so many great street opportunities there so that's one of the things that will do during the extension and then after that we'll take off from Moscow to Irkutsk in Siberia and. Yeah that's it for now. All right a bit of a change in pace. What you're hearing is the What's the name of the station? Scam come some o scared so this is Julia. She's our guide here in Moscow. And we're just doing a tour of the Moscow subway which is photographic lead just amazing. 'cause I think stalin-built this and it's sorry for the noise in the background Let's wait for the train to leave those Stalin build this because he just loved expensive architecture right not only for this reason in fact he needed the Mitterrand for transportation and for military purposes but he decorated it highly because he liked beautiful perfect she is so full of ornaments and mosaics and duty for light fixtures. And here's an extra. I think I'll stop now. I'll be back in a minute with something else. It's less noisy. I'm back motel. We finished our detour today in Moscow. Which is part of the two day extension of That we tacked onto the front of our Lake Baikal tour so I had Julia as our guide who is who has been our guide for a few other times. We've been here she's great. She knows everything. She knows what photographers like so. She's she took us to the right places of course including the the most important landmarks. Today's kind of the. Yeah let me call it the tourists today. But if you're here in Moscow you have to see the Red Square you have to see to Kremlin which by the way is the heart of Moscow it used to be only Moscow. The Kremlin if you don't have a if you don't know what to imagine the Kremlin is like a portrait. It's a it's a city inside. The city has a wall around. It used to be Moscow and then it started growing the outside. There are so many Kremlin. Here you'd be surprised so yeah we went in there. Of course the cathedrals in there there are several cathedrals in there and we just as you heard finished off the day with visiting some of the famous metro stations here. The Moscow metro is quite something. I mean it runs like clockwork and the trains Brady every two minutes. There's a train maybe less than two minutes. It's really Bang Bang Bang Bang. It's very super-efficient and We got around really quickly so if you come to Moscow. The Metro is the way to go. It gets almost everywhere and quick that are not expensive and tomorrow. We're going to take the metro and go to two markets. One is a food market and the other is It's hard to explain. It's souvenir market. But then it's right. Next to another Kremlin that is now kind of used as a place where people held weddings and photography. Point of view. Just wonderful and Then there's a flea market and so we'll be doing some street photography on the markets and have our lunch there and then after that back to the attell grab stuff head to the airport because tomorrow night we'll fly to Irkutsk in Siberia and we're at the next stop little night session ahead. I'm in the hotel lobby waiting for our driver. Because the he's not over yet we are going to Take the tripods out and find a few places. There was a couple of spots that have already been to that. I know that are really good for some long exposures with Some bigger buildings reflecting in the water of the Moskva River Then there's the crisis Sabre Cathedral which is kind of weird place but it looks really nice and at night It's really interesting with all the lights and everything around it so there will be some some good opportunities and yeah we'll just be out for like a couple of hours maybe To go to some of those spots and then yeah then the day is really over. The city of she said this station is example. Would just look so. It's the next day and We have finished our our main markets tour of the two markets again. It was super easy to get around with the Metro and Yes or recording. Why are there because we're just way too busy but It was fun to the second markets by the waste. Called is my loss key. Market is yeah. It was exactly as I wanted to be Last time I was there it was a bit smaller and this time there was so many sellers flea market everything you could imagine of course souvenirs but also just just the the the thing that I kind of expect from a flea market which is people bringing stuff from their homes and selling it there so you saw A really good insight into Russian life into what Russians consider. They don't need anymore. Want to sell everything you could imagine so that was really fun and we are pretty much on a way to the airport and we will take off later tonight to Siberia and then. I guess that's where I end this episode and then the next one will be from Siberia..
"moskva river" Discussed on Makeshift Stories Original Science Fiction
"Today we drop back to April two thousand ten to hear episode twenty-six like a dog from space sixty two years ago on April third nineteen fifty seven the Soviet Union blasted the first living creature into orbit Leica a stray dog from Moscow animal shelter the Sputnik two had no re entry ability so this was a one way trip. They please open your imagination to another world as you listen to makeshift stories. One hundred seventy nine redux Leica read by Mitchell to Joyce heard through her being. She was free at last. She who had no name was again wandering the mysterious void on her long millennia spanning journey to rejoin the others like herself only the color shift of the pinpoints of starlight from blue in front to read in her wake marked her passage. She was finally free of the gravity that had so unexpectedly ripped her from the wonderment of the void to bind her to the rocks and force her to crawl across. Its surface the planet other trapped inhabitants. She shuddered at the thought. Too much time had been lost roaming the inhospitable streets of that world. She had been trapped there. For almost one full orbit of that planet's UNMEMORABLE Yellow Star but the fear and loneliness remaining in her heart who is now dissolving in the splendor of the luminous clouds of a nearby nebula letting the recent past fall away from her she turned toward the glowing blowing clouds of stellar dust instinctively seeking to be caressed by the gentil fingers of the young stars at hid within. Its May justic presence it. It was late December. Nineteen fifty six has an unusually bitter wind bit into the stone of the Old City. A few people dared to venture out so no one noticed the Faint Green Wisp of northern light that seem to reach down to touch deserted corner of Gorky Park near the frozen Moskva River. She woke new sensations growing up from her core. Her stomach growl and she thought what how could one feel so cold in place. Hundreds of degrees warmer than the infant chill of interstellar space but now the vacuum of space seemed so far away she longed for its freedom attracted by the chaotic thoughts of a billion minds. She had drifted too close to this rock allowing the hungry fingers of gravity to rip her from the sky and now she was trapped in a new alien form. She experimented four legs stretched. She wagged something. She sniffed a new experience almost overwhelmed her chemicals metals the past presence of other other animals the ghosts of thousands of beings baking bread cookies musty earth all came rushing through what she somehow somehow understood to be her nose as intense as the thoughts. That lured her here. The chemical traces invaded her. Mind each suggesting an action and she called herself and stretched again pushing deeper into the leaf lined Kravis to get away from the gnawing cold curled into a ball and went back to sleep asleep. Me Monchy one of the many names she would have was what the two legged creature that through scraps of food into the alley for the local forelegs behind. The old cafe on hers. Street had come to call her and as the creature known as Lehman Cheek she wandered. The streets of the place called Moscow through the shortest days of winter looking for bits of food abandoned by the towering two legged beasts the two legs apparently dominated this world and turned out to be the source of the thoughts which had inadvertently brought her here. She discovered that she could see into their minds. And when Lehman Chic planted a thought some would give of her food or a place to sleep on the coldest nights the other four legged beings like her sometimes friends and sometimes competitor's needed to be carefully watched and avoided less they gang up on her she had witnessed this behavior all too often particularly around food food leeman cheek had quickly discovered that she could not see into the forelegs minds beyond basic drives and therefore could not influence them so she stayed closer due to the two legged ones. Life was not easy here and every day. She yearned to leave one afternoon. Has the days were growing growing warmer. A group of two legs from Hurson street gathered an anxious. Conversation in front of Pavel's bakery. Leeman chick sat patiently in the shadows between a pile of trash and the greasy brick wall of a neighboring shop. She reached into the minds of the two legs and saw that they were excited by news of an event and taking place in the big square just beyond the tomb have an important dead too late leader. Their mood was both excited and Ham. Prehensile the mix of emotions confused Leeman chic but the mention of outerspace caught her attention and her longing for it made up her mind she would follow them. Liman Chick shadowed the disorganized pack of two legs at a distance casually sniffing at posts and building corners to make herself look on interested. The the agitated group hurried up Hers Street to the broad public square past the tall red spires of the State Historical Museum and on up Manezh St Street. To the walls of the Kremlin where a stage had been hastily erected and a growing crowd of two legs waited impatiently the pack of two legs. She was following following pushed their way through the throngs to the front causing a chorus of rude comments in their wake. Leeman chick quietly settled down beside the one who through scraps out for her to eat noticing. Leeman chick the woman smiled leaned over and scratched her behind one ear. Shall We see what all the commotion is about Little Lima. A small tight swarm of two legs dressed in dark suits navigated their way to the podium protecting to in their midst who emerged urge from the wall of bodies and made their way onto the stage. Leeman chick watched intensely singling out. Their minds was heavy set balding Ling. Wearing lenses over his is the other was somewhat nervous with a receding hairline but both lines radiated enthusiasm for their efforts to send vehicles vehicles called rockets into space a feat which was yet to be achieved on this world the heavier to leg. Who was apparently the secretary if the party? Although Liman Schick didn't understand what the party was she assumed it was an Alpha. two-leg has both appear to be different to it. PA speakers placed around the open square crackled to life as Secretary Khrushchev proudly began to recount past accomplishments and boast of future scientific goals. Also exploring his mind she knew Khrushchev was open to planted thoughts. He was deliberating on how to celebrate the fortieth passing of a big. Hiya Vent Khrushchev finished turn and introduced the other. Two lag has Sergei Korolev head designer in the new space program then in clapped encouragingly as surrogate reluctantly came to stand beside him. Korolev was of special interest to Leeman chick he talked of leading the world in space exploration exploration and of successful tests of their new rockets which had already carried forelegs like herself to the edge of this rocks. Atmosphere excited Lee Mc now knew how she could escape the gravity well. She found herself trapped. In the large two-leg finished the address with an intense flurry of words intended tended to excite the crowd what has been accomplished around the world up to now. We'll be mere flea hop compared to what we will shortly do. Do it will be a symbol to the world of our scientific prowess he boasted. The crowd cheered respectively but Liman chick barked louder and for the briefest moment. Caught the judgmental I of both Khrushchev and core love before one of the two legs in the crown angrily angrily tried to silence her with a kick. What has been accomplished around the world up to now? We'll be mere flea hop compared to what we will shortly do. It will be a symbol to the world of our scientific prowess he boasted. The crowd cheered but Lima chick barked louder for the briefest moment. Caught the judgmental I of both Khrushchev and Korolev before one of the two legs in the crown angrily tried to silence her with a kick anticipating more physical violence directed her way. She ran but her idea had already been placed as seed in both men's minds now. All she needed to do was wait after that every day leman. She stopped at the Great Square to sit beside the tomb under the red wall before being shooed away by surly guards until one morning. Three two legs tried to lure her away with some scraps of food. Hey Oleg what about this one. The smallest of them yelled to his partners. Oleg Zenko carefully approached Leeman chick extending a hand with a scrap APP of chicken. He looked reckless into leman chicks. Dark Brown is Leeann chick dug into his mind saw his intentions then told him. She accepted his offer. Zenko turned to the others and announced this one has made it through the Moscow winter and has survived the wrath of the Kremlin guards guards. She is a survivor. She has the instinct we need. Bring her bring little. Girlie Leeman chick. Nick did not resist as they shoved her into a cage. Life for Leica. She was now called that by your trainers had improved dramatically romatically she no longer had to fight other forelegs for scraps begged for from two legs at the cafe. She had her own place to sleep and as much food. Who does she wanted like days now consisted of repetitive tasks? The two legs gave her to she had easily mastered them all on the first try but taking her cue from the other forelegs like ahead made enough mistakes so she did not stand out too much I they would make her weight in a tiny compartment for hours hours and sometimes days after the two legs put her in a box on the end of a large boom that spun around creating forces similar to the gravity which had ripped her from the sky. This was usually accompanied by loud and unnatural sounds that were piped into the cramped spinning capsule to two other forelegs Albena and Mosca trained along with her Albena had already flown onto rockets to the edge of space and like could sense the ghost nice to fear in her mind. Albena instinctively felt that the two legs were sending her to certain death in the dark void beyond the sky but for Leica the void Loyd was her home and she pined to go one day. All the two legs were very excited. Their first rocket had made it into orbit. Greatly greatly pleasing Secretary Khrushchev..
"moskva river" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Highly competitive live with one of the largest and most profitable businesses on planet or today and you know we've got <hes> you know a hell of a good team. You know going after yeah. I gotta tell you it's completely brilliant when we were. We were talking about that. We sort of understanding where you guys. Were doing there. Yeah we wanted to know. I wanna try. I want these and i just went through a process where i was moving to a new home right and i was going through some of these old photos of my kids at different ages and i was thinking eighteen wow like how cool is it going to be for folks in the future now who have kids to be able to pop up a v._r. Camera in the be able well the capture the little kids running around at various ages that you could never capture before like i is so profound to me. I was literally started to cry. When i was is looking at pictures of my four year old daughter at the time and my eight year old son who's now almost eighteen and my daughter's almost fourteen those are those are gone. Those numbers gone those little four year old eight-year-old. They don't exist anymore but if you had v._r. Then you had the opportunity to capture those moments forever for your family to be able. Let's sit in a room with the little rugrats running around. I think like you know music is really profound and it's a great way to entre. Pointing people are going to experience it but i tell you what if your parents and you wanna capture your children's memories in a new profound way that's going to just blow your mind years down the road and you can sit in the room with the kids at the early age all man. That's that's just so amazing what you built. I think a lot of people are gonna benefit from it. You know it's so funny that you say that because you know i've been i've been saying this for a while. I had <hes> you know. Unfortunately i lost child several years ago and <hes> and i was actually during the that jared we were actually building a camera on and and prototypes that they were actually <hes> you know i i actually had one that was it was working and you know if i had known men right and i captured. <hes> you know my experience variance with my son i can tell you how a profoundly important <hes> you know that the medium would be to me and because you know i guess people who haven't experienced it. You know it's hard to sort of understand. The are for those who have experienced it. They know that it is almost like a religious experience because you can literally are out of your body and your someplace else and you know it it. It's it's good enough that literally tricks your brain into into believing that you're someplace where you are you are not and so i think i yeah i think a lot of people don't talk about what you just put out but i think it is it is it is dead on and that's why people come talk about markets for v._r. There is that one basic profound one. Which is you know an. I an i would you rather look through photos of a wedding or would you rather capture your wedding in v._r. I mean if you really want to go back and experience your wedding. I can guarantee you. We are going to be a heck of a lot. You know <hes> more fulfilling rolling then going through a stage <hes> you know a stage set of photos and in an album so you know i i recently cut it had been describing one of the things that we are in the cameras and that's really sort of creating an empathy machine because projecting yourself into all these other places <hes> you know so easily just find putting on a headset. You know there's there's potential understand things. You said you know people who've never leave their house. Either city yellow experienced <hes> you know things all around the world is kind of like television was the first step ars assist other big meet those kinds of things right and we get smaller glasses. I mean you know the the headset started up big. They're starting to get smaller. Learn how you can get a little. You know head said that you slip your phone into a coming. I can't wait so you know. I i think going after music as a music fan is a logical first step because the cost of attending a concert now is so expensive and dan you know who doesn't want to be front and center while with one of these cameras and i see a huge opportunity for people who are thinking entrepreneurial here to get a camera and be able to reach out to venues and two agents for various bands to be able to offer this to them. <hes> you know there's a day coming where where instead of pay per view just for big fights people will be paying pay per view for a live show to have a front row center seat at you know at taylor swift concert that they're not gonna pay a thousand dollars for that front center seat but they could put on their headset. Pay twenty five dollars inexperienced that concert live as though they are there and i guess that's kind of why you're going after music. I is that right. Yeah i mean it's actually better than that right so our vision asian is your backstage. You're on the stage by the drummer by saying you're down in the you know moskva river dancing then you're at the at the at the board you know so so it's a ability to seamlessly roam around the syllabi but always being present there is offering you actually more more than just what you get with a thousand dollars or get a thousand dollars being inserted a front grow so to for us you know all all this amazing technology you know one of the limiting factors results as has driven the recreation video coin was lowering during the cost of that kind of production so so that more and more and more people because the company sought live plant. We want cameras running twenty four hours a day seven the days we all over the world why go to zoo in berlin well we wanna let you down and and one of the impediments cost and so if we can if we can use video corean oriented get our costs and the cost of everybody else being amazon gown fifty sixty percent it allows for <hes> in our case it it allows for the v._r. System to <hes> to grow much faster <hes> and in the case of media companies it allows them to save money that they can put into programming programming which is really where they need to spend money to competing against amazon prime and <hes> and that lex and one hundred other services that are are about to launch soon very interesting one of the cool things that i found about it was like when setting up a unit which is very easy to set up with putting the headphones wrong and then seeing yourself. You're sitting right there. Cameras like mewing you and you're like you look at it and you're like sitting over on the trick it is it's one of those things like your consciousness as been totally shifted and it was such a trick to like look at yourself in real time for the most part maybe like four or five seconds delay and <hes> those yeah so as you know you're. You're one of its turns out very few people. Who've i'm seeing themselves live because it's so complicated to do live hours stitches of video together. All it's live so so i've i watched people do this a bunch and they had they tend to turn themselves sort of perpendicular to the camera kind of look at their gut. It's funny the deal where they can see themselves as someone else drouet start that kito diet. I literally gig right after looking at life better than i thought we up sell diets with right not that that actually feels more like an out of body experience right because you're watching herself and i'm i set it up in my kitchen by my my my living room area and there i am in. I've got the headset on and i'm walking away from the camera but i'm watching myself walk away and it was it was so is it was it was really weird so of course the practical applications for this go beyond music. I see for sports fans like mr travis right. Who's a big kansas city fan dan to be able to be in v._r. And watch the game from the fifty are liner from the end zone or you know from halfway up or from the players will y y be in the middle of the players on the on the sidelines. This is coming and you are. You're the guy who is the first one to really bring this. There and i guess if you've got an oculus go a samsung gut <hes> gear v._r. Or the daydream download the life if planet app nc content that is available that right yep and <hes> and then sony playstation is coming as h._e._c. by when when it's the quest coming because that's what i've got now sold by rift i i think i think everything that's now running on <hes>. I think everything's running on the go is coming to the quest reporting reporting it over but it can be very very sued. We've built this quest at but i think fear i waste make all the bill out trump on a class so it <hes> fetching me very much longer home in a we <hes> we sort of think of ourselves as serving the foremost video innovation company on planet or you know used to be you think about all the the big companies right you think about google and twitter and baseba- <hes> an amazon these are all companies really built around built around tax and graphics right that really is in their d._n._a. Doesn't mean you know obviously you've been. You know obviously <hes> <hes> you know. Amazon added at a video the video service but not really their d._n._a. D._n._a. is honored percent in video and what we try. You know what we're we're using the blockchain community working griffin unity to create first of all a whole new class of applications because honestly there's been very little innovation with amazon google basically controlling video. I mean youtube. Was you know obviously innovation but doesn't a lot has happened since then so so miami having been appointed by having you know a university developers we we want to engage a whole new set of innovators around video and then and then the big thing is just take this industry. That's massive and really compress the cost down what we did with salesforce we we the the service will cost one tenth as much as the software. We were competing with and also delivered a lot more innovation. That's exactly what we're doing. We're fraction of uh not a bunny the amazon and google charged for their centralized data centers but the world is going be centralized that includes five jay and so it so i i generally think we are going to be in in in the world of pain. I think we're we're going to be you know in a year burger to be absolutely <hes> one of the biggest and most important baps that <hes> that exists because the market and we put together together really good game. I agree to tell us a little bit about the the blockchain v._r. Network being put together. Yes so what we wanted to do is just certain leverage to skill sets that <hes> we have so so the idea was to take our technology and <hes> and and extend it to like you and and and other <hes> influencers and and allow those influencers to be able to capture sure <hes> at a <hes> whether you're at a conference whatever and you're interviewing people to be able to capture means moments <hes> and to be able. It's a share them in v._r. And guys like you've got a very large <hes> audience you've already built and different people have built audiences in different in various various different domains youtubers twitter whatever <hes> podcast and so it's really about the technology is easy enough to allow he'd like yourselves and others who are important lords the animal to extend their audience into this new <hes> the art community <hes> and it's it's great for the it's great for the whole <hes> crypto watching community i think because <hes> you know war and better and and more interesting content and for us it's a great way of showcasing you know just how how innovative we are when it comes to <hes> it comes to delivering video based technologies so it kind of put our our two skill sets in around blockchain and and <hes> and video and we married into into something that we hope grows into a really super helpful venue for people to learn you know from from people like you guys <hes> about the world of a crypto hopefully hopefully we're just at the very early <hes> phase of of the world getting to know and understand this new technology and hopefully we can help you know evangelize.
"moskva river" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"It's a cultural rebounds so we are ourselves. Anyone can go by our cameras. Use are clouded distributed adult platform so we're you know we're basically we've <hes> the underlying platform or the the our industry <hes> today for at least the working part of it. We ourselves are focusing on us. It content on-board onto our platform because we think it's the first it is the first flat it's the first contents it will dwell on biard because sitting music over the internet. That's already solve problem. All we're doing is just adding that sort of presence of being there and and you know unlike sports televisions never worked worked for concerts because when you watch is not the same as being there but when you biard it's the same as being there and get the you know. I probably audio holzinger. Let me frame this so that everybody is up to speed on exactly what we're talking about here. <hes> the this camera that you sent us us is it looks like something from a sci fi film because it's this this space age device with how how many cameras are actually around sixteen running at ten teraflops to basically be able to stitch all those things together a terror plop. Is that what you call it derek karekare. If it's if the number of competing that's large okay. That's good at the travis had a terrible plop before we did. The center of you and i wanted to make sure those about the lights. Let's get out of that. Outstanding i so for number of years because <hes> early exposure to video with live video. I speak at events and for about oh four years now. I've been looking into the future. I was one of those first customers of the oculus rift. I've been in v._r. For a long time. I think it's super cool <music> at i feel like mostly what we've seen to date are expensive. Demos of you know what v._r. Can do but one of the things i've talked talked about is how experiences sell hardware you buy the dude intendo because of the new mario game because there's ten though and when so you said that event is going to be the thing that triggers v._r. To me that is the experience that is going to sell v._r. V._r. headsets on mass. I predicted that that would happen by december by holidays two thousand nineteen. I'm starting to wonder based on what you era. Are you say you think twenty twenty yeah yeah okay well. Let's let's talk about your particular product. The website is live. Planet dot dot net and you guys need to look at this camera. It is an end to end professional v._r. System that will allow you to capture experiences and record and or stream them to v._r. Devices in a way that has been done before. Yes let me explain. Hey how this integrates into in the video corn which is where we started right where we talked about the fact that video is exploding and and <hes> and and as it turns out you know you never could compete with amazon before never made money on amazon web services makes a gobs of money. I mean it makes it makes hundred ten percent of the money the company so you know the old saying on both actually yeah anyway you got this business inside of amazon domestic basically basically makes all the money and it is you know critically the reason why they're the most valuable company in the world and all the major media companies also use. I use it despite the fact that amazon meeting with them in the <hes> in the video domain so what we realized that camera that you have is if you wanna term thing on and run a twenty four hours a day seven days a week instead of to all the v._r. Platform the cost of coding this this this stuff we the stuff that i was talking about four is around twenty seven thousand dollars a month right so we realize that the there was a huge need for to be able to have video encoding solutions that were dramatically lower costs as it turns is out by the gatt who run its c._p._o. He built intel's video streaming cloud amazon but he was sold to facebook and that's how they slow down into into <hes> the video so we realize there's this extraordinary opportunity. There's this massive street. It's growing at a sane rate and and the opportunity to take advantage of and this is what i think blockchain so doing taking advantage of all these resources all around the world were sitting idle title whether your office or whether they're data center and dramatically lowered the cost of of encoding video. It's you know i mean obviously very partial to what we're doing but but i think we have in the market we're going after video point and i think we have absolutely an opportunity to be the largest largest daf based on just straight up statistics of how much you know video file transfer over the internet's about six percent. A video streaming is about eighty percent during a twenty five percent branam so you know even if you just take some of the growth <hes> and it's about a thirty thirty billion dollar our industry right now. That's just the video coding market so there's such a huge opportunity and you know the reason i invested in sales stores was because the centralisation allowed for sales people all over the world to use a common app salesforce in the cloud website and then when i saw aw you know what i started to understand the blockade better i realized that its own new architecture would be centralizing and decentralizing in our world means we can use servers that aren't being used that are located anywhere and everywhere world and so it gives us an opportunity to be highly competitive live with one of the largest and most profitable businesses on planet or today and you know we've got <hes> you know a hell of a good team. You know going after yeah. I gotta tell you it's completely brilliant when we were. We were talking about that. We sort of understanding where you guys. Were doing there. Yeah we wanted to know. I wanna try. I want these and i just went through a process where i was moving to a new home right and i was going through some of these old photos of my kids at different ages and i was thinking eighteen wow like how cool is it going to be for folks in the future now who have kids to be able to pop up a v._r. Camera in the be able well the capture the little kids running around at various ages that you could never capture before like i is so profound to me. I was literally started to cry. When i was is looking at pictures of my four year old daughter at the time and my eight year old son who's now almost eighteen and my daughter's almost fourteen those are those are gone. Those numbers gone those little four year old eight-year-old. They don't exist anymore but if you had v._r. Then you had the opportunity to capture those moments forever for your family to be able. Let's sit in a room with the little rugrats running around. I think like you know music is really profound and it's a great way to entre. Pointing people are going to experience it but i tell you what if your parents and you wanna capture your children's memories in a new profound way that's going to just blow your mind years down the road and you can sit in the room with the kids at the early age all man. That's that's just so amazing what you built. I think a lot of people are gonna benefit from it. You know it's so funny that you say that because you know i've been i've been saying this for a while. I had <hes> you know. Unfortunately i lost child several years ago and <hes> and i was actually during the that jared we were actually building a camera on and and prototypes that they were actually <hes> you know i i actually had one that was it was working and you know if i had known men right and i captured. <hes> you know my experience variance with my son i can tell you how a profoundly important <hes> you know that the medium would be to me and because you know i guess people who haven't experienced it. You know it's hard to sort of understand. The are for those who have experienced it. They know that it is almost like a religious experience because you can literally are out of your body and your someplace else and you know it it. It's it's good enough that literally tricks your brain into into believing that you're someplace where you are you are not and so i think i yeah i think a lot of people don't talk about what you just put out but i think it is it is it is dead on and that's why people come talk about markets for v._r. There is that one basic profound one. Which is you know an. I an i would you rather look through photos of a wedding or would you rather capture your wedding in v._r. I mean if you really want to go back and experience your wedding. I can guarantee you. We are going to be a heck of a lot. You know <hes> more fulfilling rolling then going through a stage <hes> you know a stage set of photos and in an album so you know i i recently cut it had been describing one of the things that we are in the cameras and that's really sort of creating an empathy machine because projecting yourself into all these other places <hes> you know so easily just find putting on a headset. You know there's there's potential understand things. You said you know people who've never leave their house. Either city yellow experienced <hes> you know things all around the world is kind of like television was the first step ars assist other big meet those kinds of things right and we get smaller glasses. I mean you know the the headset started up big. They're starting to get smaller. Learn how you can get a little. You know head said that you slip your phone into a coming. I can't wait so you know. I i think going after music as a music fan is a logical first step because the cost of attending a concert now is so expensive and dan you know who doesn't want to be front and center while with one of these cameras and i see a huge opportunity for people who are thinking entrepreneurial here to get a camera and be able to reach out to venues and two agents for various bands to be able to offer this to them. <hes> you know there's a day coming where where instead of pay per view just for big fights people will be paying pay per view for a live show to have a front row center seat at you know at taylor swift concert that they're not gonna pay a thousand dollars for that front center seat but they could put on their headset. Pay twenty five dollars inexperienced that concert live as though they are there and i guess that's kind of why you're going after music. I is that right. Yeah i mean it's actually better than that right so our vision asian is your backstage. You're on the stage by the drummer by saying you're down in the you know moskva river dancing then you're at the at the at the board you know so so it's a ability to seamlessly roam around the syllabi but always being present there is offering you actually more more than just what you get with a thousand dollars or get a thousand dollars being inserted a.
"moskva river" Discussed on Moonrise
"So a father. He was an adolescent when vladimir lenin and led the russian revolution in nineteen seventeen. He was a teenager interested in science. As communism was taking root in soviet union korea had particularly fallen in love with gliders and the idea of flight and he joined up with a group of aviation enthusiasts who were building rocket engines for fun. They were trying to push the bounds of how fast and how high these gliders lighters and planes could go the group's leader was a man named friedrich zander sander was older than korolyov sort of a father figure and he read lots of science fiction and he dreamed of going to space he and even named his daughters ostra and mercury after after the stars and the planet his mantra with this group was onward to mars and he ended up turning coral you have from someone who was simply interested in fine to someone who was excited by the much wilder ideas of space travel even though sander was sort of this spiritual leader of this group korolyov pretty quickly became a more effective logistical leader he would offer up his home as a meeting spot and the young men would even melt their own silverware to make parts for the rockets in other countries. You got similar sort of activities. This is roger lanka's former chief historian of nasa. The german rocket society gets developed as well during the same timeframe. That's where rainer von braun got his start. The verner von braun's the surrogate court loves they are initially excited by the prospect of exploring space but lake with von braun korolyov had to start working with the military military in order to continue to pursue his passion. Now an interesting thing to note is that the u._s. are was initially ahead of other countries in many ways first of all a russian man named constantine sokolowski had already developed a theory in nineteen. Oh the three that scientists today consider the first documented proof that getting to the moon was scientifically possible so called ski mapped out the plan for how you could use liquid fuel and a series of combustion chambers to power a rocket into space <music>. This was more than twenty years before robert goddard's famous rock experiments in america and before von braun's owns mentor the german scientist turnovers published all of his theories so coffees breakthroughs didn't get attention outside the soviet union but inside the country he became pretty famous and he inspired a lot of young russian men like sander and then by association korolyov to get interested in space so fast but that doesn't mean it got tons of funding. They were upgraded to operating out of a freezing colin seller in moscow still still sandrine coralie of must have been ecstatic. Here was a chance to spend their lives working on the dream of flight when the opportunity permitted itself to build a rocket. They're willing mostly to agree to do that partly because they're patriotic but more than that they want a bill the rockets because all these people are sorta jazz by the idea of getting off this planet the military purpose. They recognized in the back of their mind. Yes you can use this for other purposes but that was not their primary focus for much of the nineteen thirties they worked on developing rocket technology for the red army so things like jet engines that could power planes beyond just the use of propellers but it didn't work workout as they had dreamed the conditions had been hard. The accomplishments hadn't been big yet and sander in particular had completely worn himself down down. He was so poor that korea would secretly buy him lunch and he was so sick that corollary of finally took some money out of the groups funding to send sander offer treatment by the sea but while there he died of typhus supposedly the last letter that sanders sent to korolyov they have ended with these words forward comrades and only forward raised the rockets higher and higher closer to the stars ours but they just couldn't while germany was now revving up its investment in rockets the soviet the union suddenly ground its efforts to a halt stalin lynn zinoviev and common you have forced trotsky into exile then stalin overrules is to associates and ends the new economic policy from nineteen thirty thirty six through nineteen thirty about seven hundred and fifty thousand people were executed in the soviet union under stalin colin though the numbers were so big that there's still no decisive count in some provinces as much as four percent of the population vanishes this was called called the great terror at first stolen targeted members of his political opposition but then his paranoia <hes> really exploded and he started ordering mass executions of anyone who might be an enemy of the state well over half of the top communist leadership and thousands of lesser officials vanish as do most of the army officers. One of his biggest concerns was the red army stolen became convinced that his own military leaders were out to get him so tons of them were executed then since korolyov's rocketry group was getting its funding and support through the army stalin's eventually turned their way it didn't trust what they were doing and where their allegiances lie hurley of wasn't the head of the program at the time but he had a prominent position one by one his colleagues disappeared they would be arrested at night in their homes. Uh-huh then in many cases they would be taken to an execution site and shot by the secret. Police korolyov's tosses disappeared. His friends disappeared his close colleague and peer valentine glasgow disappeared heard at the end of march. Call of glasgow were friends and rivals they had similar dreams of space. Similar childhoods turns growing up in the ukraine they had similar roles in the rocket laboratory but glue sco had thrown korolyov under the bus while he was trying to save himself during an interrogation with the secret police curly of new that and he also knew that once glue louche geico was gone he was going to be next. It was only a matter of time just a couple couple months later on june evening. In nineteen thirty korolyov walked home through the streets of moscow at twilight he had stayed late working on rocket projects despite the fear and emptiness at the institute as he wound his way through the dark streets he might have thought of his daughter natalia who was three years old and was staying with her grandmother that that night he picked up of the get an a newspaper then he joined his wife for dinner in their tiny studio apartment not far from the bend in the moskva river. She told him she had noticed two strangers <music> outside during the time of the great terror in the soviet union that was like seeing the grim reaper. They made dinner dinner. They eat together lingered a.
"moskva river" Discussed on Decomposed with Jade Simmons
"Crisis. By now, the other lady of letters and Tchaikovsky's life von Meck was one of his closest confidants after the disastrous wedding. He fell into a deep depression, and he wrote to her as far as we know von Matt didn't have the full picture of what was going on. She didn't know Tchaikovsky was gay that was the one part of his life. He kept from her. But he seemed to share everything else, including how trapped he felt in his marriage. He wrote to her to pretend for the whole of one's life is surely a unique form of torture. His situation was bleak. Tchaikovsky couldn't stand and be cooped up in his apartment with his new wife. He started going on long walks at night. He would wander the streets of Moscow aimlessly just to not be at home. Then one night he walked straight into the Moskva river it was freezing out he hoped he would die. He'd left a note on the score that he was working on for his fourth symphony. It said simply in the event of my death deliver this to Madame von Meck. Now, this is not how tchaykovsky dies he got wet and cold, but he definitely didn't get pneumonia like he'd planned. This was a wakeup calls. Oh, if things were this bad in his marriage. Why not just call the whole thing off or at least ask your brother to do it? That's right Tchaikovsky sent his brother to break. The news to Antony Cova his wife of just three excruciating months that their marriage was basically over divorce was relatively rare at the time but couple still split up without making it official. This was Tchaikovsky's player. He wanted to keep everything under wraps for the time. Being he worried that a divorce would lead to more rumors about his sexuality, which was the opposite of why he'd gotten himself into the situation in the first place. When Tchaikovsky wrote to von Meck about the break-up. She didn't hold back. She did not like new you're Cova von Mak, even wrote later the thought of you with that woman was unbearable. She went on. I hated her because she did not make you happy. But I would have hated her hundred times more if she had Tchaikovsky is relationship with von Meck only grew more tangled part of their relationship from the beginning had included von met commissioning little pieces from tchaykovsky. Hey knew she was overpaying him for these by a lot. And he had a hunch. It was because she'd heard rumors of his money troubles slowly Tchaikovsky, let on more and more about his financial situation. Hey told on mex- she was the only person in the world. He wasn't ashamed to ask for money. Eventually he popped the question would she do him the honour of becoming his benefactress? Von Mexican him back in through the Aston. Yes. Along with a big chunk of cash. She kept sending money when ever try kofsky needed it soon. They agreed on a fixed annual budget. She'd give him six thousand rubles a year paid out in monthly installments. It allowed tchaykovsky to flee town in Lilo. He knew gossip might spread about his very short marriage and he wanted to be far far away when that happened. So he set off on a trip around Europe. And she kept the ruble's coming all tchaykovsky had to do with keep composing. He started working on Eugenia again. An opera with a very famous scene involving a letter. And while he traveled the letters flew between him and von Meck. They wrote about politics they wrote about religion and philosophy. And of course, they wrote about music. Some of my favorite letters are the ones where they argue. They get into friendly debates about things they were passionate about especially music once on Mak wrote that music could make her feel the same way as a glass of Sherry. What seems like a harmless enough opinion. Right. But Tchaikovsky was seriously offended. He let her know. She was dead wrong. Drinking is about the -ception. He said music on the other hand is about revelation. But then some of their letters were so boring. So mundane that you have to assume that people riding them must love each other because who else could possibly care whether or not it was warm enough to keep the windows open last night, or how long your evening walk was who else would let you bore them like that. And then there are times when the letters sounded downright romantic Tchaikovsky told MAC that he loved her with all the power of his soul. Macro, but how she believed their thoughts. And even their disappointments were linked by the same destiny. In other words, she considered them so mates ones. That would never meet in person shore. But so mates. I did say there was a love story in here. Remember, no swans dancing around. Yeah. But definitely a love story of some kind. In November eighteen seventy seven just four months after his disaster. A wedding tchaykovsky finished his rococo variations.
"moskva river" Discussed on Trump, Inc.
"Nineties. Property records show that Rozov owned this building for just over a year. Bought it all cash took out some financing on it and sold it for twenty three percent profit David says during that your they didn't make any major improvements on the building. And that he never met Rozov smiling. Another Russian speaker connected with the deal. History. Feel. Feel Sater his name shows up on the sale documents as an authorized signatory. Have you read the new reports that how the guy who for whom Felix this was trying to build Trump hair Moscow? You know that they were the Russian owning behind. Helix? Did you ever meet up? Resolves. Other US projects were harder defined in his letter to Cohen, he mentions a mall in Williston, North Dakota. There's not like an Andre Rozov mall in North Dakota propublica, katie's avowed sqi, but what I did was essentially looked for malls that had gotten zoning approval in North Dakota. And turns out there is maybe like one place that could reasonably be called them all in Williston. It's called the badlands town center, and it's sort of this family owned strip mall with a couple of stores local F B I office. This is not Rozov small, but there's really nothing else except for in April twenty fifteen a Swiss company called Strope ick had gotten zoning for a five hundred million dollar project in this town of thirty thousand people the county's owning commission approved a sprawling shopping complex with apartments. Hotel, an indoor waterpark county spokesperson told us they had never heard of Andre of. But a person familiar with the deal confirmed that this is the project rose was bragging about so what would I find? If I went to this site that's been zoned for this mall today. Nothing Katie has been reporting on Rozov for a while. She hasn't been able to reach him. So I tried I emailed Andre Razov and his financial manager Jimmy treat of probably about a year and a half ago. And all I got back was a one line reply asking, how did you get this Email that Email no longer works? She called the offices of rosettes company in Russia. No-one picked up in his letter to Cohen Rosa mentioned another project housing development, east of Moscow Kadian Heather looked into that too found that by twenty fifteen it had run into delays. It is still incomplete. We thought it was unusual. That Trump signed a letter of intent with this developer someone who pointed at these deals to show what kind of developer. He was. Here's Heather, ideally, you're going to want somebody who's either got land. Or you have a sense, they really have a reputation or connections that are going to bring you that financing very easily and Rozov doesn't seem to have either. So it just begs the question of are we not understanding Trump's intentions, or are we not understanding Rozov capacity? And why is that in the fall of twenty fifteen Felix Sater and Michael Cohen have access to at least one of the things they need to build a Trump Tower Moscow, Donald Trump, they also have a questionable developer with an incomplete housing project doesn't if Moscow zoning rights to build a Megamall in North Dakota. Now, all the need is practically everything starting with money and a building site. Heather's been doing some research on what it's like to build a building in Moscow. So I've sat in a lot of planning and Sony meetings. She wrote about that as a reporter for local newspapers in South Carolina in Connecticut. And so I have kind of this template in my head for how these sorts of things you're supposed to go. And I remember especially early my career finding this to be a very boring thing to be following up close and Moscow seems to be a whole different ball of wax. You have this place with these outsized personalities these all guards and billionaires and other sorts of people who've been able to get control of these different parcels that are up for redevelopment, and there's not a surplus of them. There's only a certain number of them that are sites that you could potentially build something big enough to make a lot of money off of it. The map of Moscow looks like a series of concentric rings with the Moscow river snaking through from west to east in the innermost ring is the Kremlin Saint Basil's cathedral with the onion domes and red square. This is the center of power in the city. It's where Trump was looking to do a deal in the eighties nineties but between site villa? -bility height restrictions. This is a difficult place to build further out you can build higher, but it's less prestigious. So you have people kind of jostling for their place in this world, and you have people falling in and out of political favor, and that is impacting their ability to build, and in fact, there multiple stories that I came across of developers who fell out of political favor either with the mayor or with Putin and ended up jailed and fleeing the country having their assets seized, and then there's this whole reshuffling as whoever's left kind of carves up what they had smart businessman in Russia in that includes the real estate business understand that if you are not in sight. Side, the Putin circle. Then you want to avoid any projects that are of national significance. This is Darryl Stanford. He spent more than a decade as managing director of Russian operations for CBI, the world's largest commercial real estate broker. He says the terrain can shift. Suddenly one day somebody can decide that your project is very interesting to them, and you should agree to sell that happens. And unlike in the US, you can't just buy piece of property in Moscow in sit on it for thirty years. Instead, the government owns the property and leases it to developers in Moscow. There's a master plan. There's a plan for that piece of property. And if you're not getting the job done, you can end up losing your property. So you've got to put the pieces of the puzzle together and start working to build what you're supposed to build on that property in Moscow. You've got zoning restrictions limited site availability. Time line set by the city planning office. And politics, all of these factors. Put pressure on one of the most important decisions for any new development where to build it in a reporting we found that Cohen Seder never figure out a suitable location for Trump's tower. It's this problem Cohen says his testimony that leads him to reach out to the Kremlin from what we can tell Cohen Seder are considering multiple sites the letter of intent mentions Moscow city, it's a business development district with other high rise towers, most of it is already built out. So it's not kind of a slam dunk to just walk in there and pick up a parcel. They're also looking at less obvious locations. Seder makes plans to meet with the Russian billionaire who controls the site called zeal limousine property, an old automobile manufacturing plant, the problem with that property, even though it's large and available or at the time. It was was that it was really not in the kind of elite neighborhood that Trump would wanna locate in Trump's team in Moscow. Still angling for a better location kind of like Trump Tower, New York is located what's called the Tiffany location, at least two other sites one source with knowledge of the project told me where possibilities they were considering at the time, though, sites were more central to the Kremlin one was just about three blocks away from the Kremlin across the Moskva river in had plenty of land plenty of area for a project like this the catch their height restrictions. The only way to get around. These height restrictions this to get something that in New York, you'd call zoning variance, a special dispensation from government officials to build something out of character with neighborhood in this case central Moscow. Normally the maximum building height in this area would be around ten stories. This is an area where the skyline is very historic. And it would really be a sore. Thumb to have Trump Tower in the middle of that. And it's on an island actually in the tip of that island. There's a second site. Called the Red October chocolate factory. There was also available at the time. And again, the problem there is that you're going to face a lot more difficulty with something like height restrictions. And that's why at that point. You would really need intervention from somebody fairly high placed. Getting intervention from somebody highly placed this has been Donald Trump's bread and butter since he started in real estate, New York. Mayors governors getting them to do his bidding while he makes political contributions. He knows this and in Moscow well in Moscow, according to BuzzFeed reporting and Coen's testimony Felix Seder raised the idea of offering a fifty million dollar penthouse and the proposed Trump Tower Moscow to Putin must person for the Kremlin has denied this. According to Cohen, the Putin penthouse was a marketing strategy to lure oligarchs to also buy into the building. We don't know how far they gone with this offer. We reached out to the Kremlin asking about all of this. We did not get a response. But we do know thanks to Coen's plea deal that in January of twenty sixteen Cohen does seek help from the Kremlin. He sends an Email and speaks for twenty minutes with the assistant to a top Kremlin official Cohen outlines the project, including the Russian development partner, then he asked for help in moving the project forward both in securing land to build the proposed tower and financing the construction the assistant takes detailed notes says she'll follow up the next day Seder rights to Cohen telling him to call he writes, it's about the president of Russia. They called today Cohen said in his sworn testimony all of this is related in real time to Donald Trump, most of the time virtually all of the time, it would sit he would say to me, Michael come welcoming. He was. Heading to say rally to a car, and as I walk into the elevator. He would ask me questions quickly with me. Trump would say and Cohen would walk and talk and tell him the details of the Trump Tower Moscow be about what he was referring to in terms of the project and Russia. No, this would be it. Okay.