Report: Psychiatrists, DoD & VA Spent Billions Not Treating Veterans

Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) spend $3.3 billion a year on psychiatric medications and therapy for US veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) without any proof that their efforts are “successfully treating” our military.

While the VA spent billions in taxpayer money not treating PTSD, “nearly 80 percent of its senior executives got( performance bonuses ) last year.”

Gina Farrisee, assistant secretary of human resources for the VA spoke to Congress, stating that “more than 350 VA executives were paid nearly $3 million in bonuses last year. The VA needs to pay bonuses to keep executives who are paid up to $181,000 per year.”

The Institute of Medicine (IOM)( released a report ) stating that psychiatrists and psychicians at the VA and DoD do not communicate with each other when dealing with patients diagnosed with PTSD.

http://www.thegreatprotest.com/van/torture/psychiatric-torture.html   )

Outlined in the( 2010 National Defense Authorization Act ) (NDAA), the DoD and VA are tasked with providing “a spectrum of programs and services to screen for, diagnose, treat for, and rehabilitate service members and veterans who have or are at risk for PTSD.”

The NDAA empowered IOM to “assess those PTSD programs and services in two phases. The Phase 1 study, Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment, focused on data gathering. Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations Final Assessment is the report of the second phase of the study.”

(Phase 1 ) of this study looks at the “psychiatric consequences” of soldiers who served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sandro Galea, chair of the IOM committee who conducted the study commented: “We are hoping this serves as a clarion call and blueprint to guide where we should be.”

Sources for  this  article  include:

(http://www.solitaryroad.com/a164.html  )

(http://www.puritandownloads.com/free-christian-resources-on-the-dangers-of-psychology-and-psychiatry-by-dr-voddie-baucham-dr-john-macarthur-dr-richard-ganz-dr-reg-barrow-et-al/    )

http://www.occupycorporatism.com/adhd-criminals-drug-corporations-want-to-create-more-lifetime-customers/

(   http://www.puritandownloads.com/why-psychology-psychiatry-are-anti-christian-by-dr-voddie-baucham-dr-john-macarthur-dr-richard-ganz-dr-reg-barrow-et-al-free-christian-resources/    )

(http://adiakrisis.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/a-biblical-perspective-on-psychology-and-psychiatry/ )

(   http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthread.php?t=87035    )

(   http://www.bible.ca/psychiatry/psychiatry-harms-damages-society-false-imprisonment-repressed-memory-syndrome-satanic-ritual-child-abuse.htm    )

(   http://www.whale.to/b/mullins49.html   )

(    http://henrymakow.com/freud_sabbatean.html  )

(http://www.thebereancall.org/node/2431  )

Galea said: “We found it surprising that no PTSD outcome measures are used consistently to know if these treatments are working or not. They could be highly effective, but we won’t know unless outcomes are tracked and evaluated.”

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Mormonism, Satanism Repackaged …

We will take a look inside Mormonism,(http://tobefree.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/video-former-satanistilluministfreemasonmormon-bill-schnoebelen-the-devil-you-know-as-dangerous-as-obama-is-romney-in-his-own-way-is-even-more-dangerous-halloween-t/), and are most grateful that YouTube offers videos presented by former Mormons( https://suite.io/shawn-landis/p9k2kx),who have been set free from this bondage by the Lord Jesus Christ. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God!Confronting demonic doctrine( http://www.mazeministry.com/resources/books/doombook/doomtext/01mtod.htm),whether within what today passes for evangelical Christianity, or false religious ideology of various sects is unpopular because well-known personalities (presidential or media)(http://tobefree.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/video-bill-schoebelen-the-occult-origins-of-halloween-mitt-romneys-mormon-occultic-agenda/),

pose as victims portraying us as “haters” merely for denying all roads lead to heaven. Mormonism’s founder claimed to see both God and Jesus, contrary to Scripture.

 

 

http://chiefio.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/marx-progressives-socialism-and-agenda-21/

 

 

http://blog.nj.com/dr_aref_assaf/2012/09/post_4.html

 

(http://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/the-master-plan-agenda-21-in-action/)

 

http://saccsivdotcom.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/exclusive-mormon-sex-slave-tells-of-horrific-abuse-by-church-leaders-2/

 

 

 

 

Moreover, Smith claimed to see an angel Moroni from whom he received the Book of Mormon, just as Mohammed claimed to receive the Qur’an. Anyone see the connection? The Bible warns of this possibility (  Gal 1:7-8, 2 Cor 11:14   )

SOURCE

http://thisiszionism.blogspot.ro/2007/11/mormonism-exposed.html

Six Principles for Developing Humility as a Leader

Six Principles for Developing Humility as a Leader

Originally posted on HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review:

Whether we’re looking at business or politics, sports or entertainment, it’s clear we live in an era of self-celebration. Fame is equated with success, and being self-referential has become the norm. As a result we are encouraged to pump ourselves full of alarming self-confidence. Bluster and the alpha instinct, contends Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor of business psychology, often get mistaken for ability and effectiveness (at least for a while). It may well be why so many (incompetent) men rise ahead of women to leadership positions, as Chamorro-Premuzic argued in a recent HBR post.

Yes, we have scores of books, articles, and studies that warn us of the perils of hubris. The word comes from the Greek and means extreme pride and arrogance, generally indicating a loss of connection to reality brought about when those in power vastly overestimate their capabilities. And yes, many of us have also seen evidence that…

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Karl Marx-Atheist or Satanist?

Communist doctrine preaches atheism loudly, clearly, and consistently. This religious world view supposedly originated with Karl Marx, the Founding Father of Communism. Atheism is defined as “disbelief in or denial of, the existence of God”. Since this is the definition of atheism, a practicing Satanist cannot be an atheist. A Satanist believes in the existence of God and Satan, of Heaven and Hell. The Satanist(http://saccsivdotcom.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/the-christians-fight-against-cultural-marxism/) chooses, with his Free Will, to serve Satan, thus taking upon himself the characteristics of Satan, especially his unbelievable, supernatural, hatred of God, Christians, and Jews.

(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1379479/Brain-illness-Stalin-paranoid-ruthless-dictator-doctor-said.html)

(http://www.traditioninaction.org/History/G_007_MarxSatanism.html)

(http://www.whale.to/c/marx_and_satan.html)

But, a Satanist will never be an atheist. (http://www.naturalnews.com/039362_hugo_chavez_cancer_socialism.html)

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/p/pol_pot/index.html

Since Karl Marx has been depicted as the creator of the greatest atheist system in world history, we should expect that he did not believe in God at all. Surprise!! Marx was a practicing Satanist,( http://biblehub.com/sermons/auth/spurgeon/iconoclast.htm)and could not, therefore, be an Atheist. Karl grew up in a Christian family, and earlier in his life, confessed Jesus Christ as Savior. Consider this exerpt from a work Karl wrote as a youth: “Union with Christ could give an inner elevation, comfort in sorrow, calm trust, and a heart susceptible to human love, to everything noble and great, not for the sake of ambition and glory, but only for the sake of Christ”. What a wonderful expression of love and devotion to Jesus Christ!! None of us could have done better. When Marx graduated from high school, the following comment was written under the heading Religious Knowledge: “His knowledge of the Christian faith and morals is fairly clear and well grounded…” Thus, we know that Marx knew Scripture well. However, soon after high school, Karl began an abrupt shift toward the adversary, Satan. Again, this time in a poem, Marx writes, “I wish to avenge myself against the One who rules above”. This statement is quite consistent with a Satanist,(http://www.naturalnews.com/046279_socialists_cheating_morality.html), who believes in God, Who rules above, but who has made a personal decision to side with Satan against God. One of the key understanding of Satan is that he hates all mankind, and wishes them dead and in hell with him, simply and only because all human beings are made in the “image of God” (Genesis 1:26). Satan wishes eternal damnation for every human being God has ever created, even those people who serve him. Now listen to Marx:”…Yet I have power within my youthful arms- To clench and crush you (i.e., personified humanity)

with tempestuous force,

While for us both the abyss yawns in darkness.

You will sink down and I shall follow laughing,

Whispering in your ears ‘Descend,

come with me, friend'”.I cannot imagine a more terrible personal conclusion, that Marx knew, and accepted, the knowledge that he had made a lifelong choice for Satan and Hell. Reverend Wurmbrand(https://archive.org/details/MarxAndSatan) shows many instances in which Marx possessed great hatred for all mankind and wanted nothing more than to destroy it and to enjoy that destruction. Because our space is so limited, we will quote just one representative sample:With disdain I will throw my gauntlet

Full in the face of the world,

And see the collapse of this pygmy giant

Whose fall will not stifle my ardour.

Then will I wander godlike and victorious

Through the ruins of the world

And, giving my words an active force,

I will feel equal to the Creator

Again, we see the two Satanic( http://thedinnertableblog.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/socialism-satans-economic-model/),characteristics of desiring to destroy all mankind and to become God or godlike.

Then Reverend Wurmbrand states his belief that Marx was actually possessed of demons, as he quotes Engel’s written statement that Marx was a “monster possessed by 10,000 devils”. This certainly explains Marx’s many evil statements and the evil fruits of Communism so amply displayed before the world. Wurmbrand then proceeds to document the many instances in which 20th Century Communist leaders have either practiced aspects of Satanism or have actually worshipped Satan. He succinctly states his conclusion, “Communism is collective demon- possession”. For our purposes, we have studied the above material simply to ask the following question. “If Karl Marx was a practicing Satanist, and demon possessed, he certainly believed in the existence of God.( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1121228/posts)Then, why did he supposedly write The Communist Manifesto, which established a system of Government and Economy professing absolute Atheism?” Wurmbrand unknowingly hits the truth squarely on the head when he states, “Marx’s chief aim was the destruction of religion. The good of the workers was only a pretense”. Remember our thesis, that Communism was created deliberately by the Masters of the Illuminati/Illuminist Freemasonry( http://www.saintsalive.com/resourcelibrary/mormonism/satanic-rituals-within-mormonism),as the perfect Anti-Thesis to the Western Thesis (Capitalism) so that, according to the Hegelian Doctrine of Controlled Conflict, a planned protracted struggle between Thesis and Anti-Thesis would produce the new Satanic system, the New World Order.(http://www.cuttingedge.org/pages/seminar2/PIKEVISN.htm) We know that, in 1848, “a highly select body of secret initiates who called themselves the League of Twelve Just Men of the Illuminati, financed Karl Marx to write the Communist Manifesto.” If Illuminist Freemasonry really did create Communism, we should be able to see a firm connection with Freemasonry in Marx’s life. Reverend Wurmbrand shows us this link perfectly, when he states, “Giuseppe Mazzini, who knew him (Marx) well, wrote that he had ‘a destructive spirit’,…[but] he maintained his friendship with him. The Jewish Encyclopedia says that Mazzini and Marx were entrusted with the task of preparing the address and the constitution of the First International. This means that they were birds of the same feather…” Guisseppe Mazzini was an Italian Illuminist Freemason who, with Albert Pike (Supreme Leader of North American Freemasonry), received that supernatural vision that three world wars would be required to establish the New World Order. And here we see he and Marx cooperating in leading the First Internatlonal, the first global Communist conference, in 1864. This is firm evidence of Freemasonry in Karl Marx’s life. Mazzini and Marx were friends, which strongly suggests that they undoubtedly spent much time and effort discussing, planning and sharing ideas. Since Mazzini was a very influential Freemason, he would have logically been part of the plan to create the perfect Anti-Thesis to the Western Thesis to produce the desired Synthesis, utilizing the precepts of the Hegelian doctrine of Controlled Conflict Producing Controlled Change. The final part to this puzzle is the question as to whether there was any direct link between the German Professor Hegel and the German Karl Marx. There certainly was, as Reverend Wurmbrand states emphatically that Professor Hegel was Karl Marx’s first university professor! Marx even wrote a poem eulogizing Hegel. Wurmbrand has this to say about Professor Hegel, “Christianity has been satirized in Germany before Hegel. But, he was the first to satirize Jesus Himself….We are what we feed upon. Marx fed upon Satanic ideas; therefore, he set forth Satanic doctrine”. Our circle of understanding is now complete. Professor Hegel taught Satanic doctrine in his Controlled Change By Controlled Conflict, and he convinced a most enterprising pupil, Karl Marx. Marx and his friend Mazzini could very well have perfected the plan, or, if Marx had no direct input into perfecting the plan, he would have been willing to act as the mouthpiece to put it into public print. I personally believe Marx had little to no involvement in creating Communism, because he was so out of control in his personal life; however, he was the perfect disciple to serve as the mouthpiece for propagating the Anti-Thesis, Communism. One final note: Christian author and former Satanist/Illuminist, Doc Marquis, states emphatically that he was taught that Communism was created by the Illuminati. In fact, the very name, Communism is simply another way of expressing, Illuminism. This much is clear — Communism was created by Freemasonry as the perfect opposite system (Anti-Thesis) to the Western system (Thesis) to produce the desired system (New World Order). Karl Marx was a willing accomplice in publicly propagating this Satanic Plan, and Communist leaders from Lenin to Stalin to Mao Tse-tung, to Gorbachev have also been willing deceivers, all knowingly cooperating with Western leaders in a global plan to produce the New World Order.

But, now, you are no longer deceived!!

“We inadvertently stated that the name of the statute in Odessa, Russia. The statute was of Satan, and had the name, Baphomet underneath. However, our point was the same, that Communists were not atheists, but were secret worshippers of Satan. Communist leaders were secretly worshipping this statute.”

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The Benefits of Rose Hip Syrup

A couple of decades ago it was the norm to give children a spoon of rose hip syrup to top up their vitamin levels and ward off colds. Then, almost overnight rose hip syrup vanished from the shelves due to the outcry that it was too sweet and damaging children’s teeth.

Admittedly it is sweet, very sweet, but the damage came from ill informed parents dipping pacifiers into the concentrated juice to soothe their little ones off to sleep.

Now, years later rose hip syrup re-appeared on pharmacy shelves. It was re-branded and was not as you would expect in the childrens or (vitamin )sections of the pharmacy. No, it was in with the highly expensive supplements section lauded as a major step forward in the treatment of arthritis.

The price of a small bottle of rose hip syrup has rocketed, almost a 1,000% increase now it is a ‘cure’ for something that affects so many.( Big Pharma strikes again. )
This has given birth to a plethora of preparations, many of them tablets stating that they ease the pain of arthritis. Most of these things have no effect at all as there is little of the active ingredients left. Fresh, unadulterated rose hip syrup on the other hand has a good deal going for it.

Personal experience and the trying of dozens of products tells me that rose hip syrup eases arthritis pain. For me at least. In addition, it still provides a decent vitamin boost for the young, the old, the infirm and anyone in between.

Making your own rose hip syrup is by far the cheapest way to secure your supply. Its simple and tastes great as well as having the benefit of no additives or fillers put into it.

As well as vitamin C, rose hip syrup provides a welcome boost of vitamin D, something that should be welcomed when our exposure to sunlight is minimal and our vitamin D manufacture is at its lowest. Vitamin A is naturally present in the hips so pregnant women should seek medical advice before taking rose hip syrup. Although a single spoon is unlikely to cause damage if the pregnant woman is already eating a diet high in vitamin A problems could occur.

Excessive vitamin A during pregnancy can cause blindness in the baby. There is a small amount of calcium and bioflavonoids that all become bioavailable when the hips are prepared as a syrup.

Any rose hips can be used, including those from wild briar roses in hedgerows. Wait until the hips are softened by the first frosts and the process is quicker and easier.

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A Slap in the Face at a Gas-fired Power Plant

Originally posted on Power Plant Men:

Archimedes once said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”  Thanks to my high school math teacher Robert Burns, I have always admired Archimedes.  I remember the day he was talking about him in class, and he was explaining how Archimedes had sat down in the bathtub and when the water overflowed, and he suddenly realized how to calculate the volume of the king’s crown, he jumped out of the tub and ran down the street in his birthday suit yelling “Eureka!  Eureka!”  Meaning… I have found it!  I have found it!  I especially remember Mr. Burn’s eyes tearing up as he told this story.  To Mr. Burns, mathematics was an adventure.  He instilled this love into me.

So, how does a discussion about Archimedes tie into a story about a Gas-fired Power Plant in central Oklahoma?…

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The New Moscow: Old Style Civilization

On July 1 last year, with the stroke of a pen, Moscow grew by 2.4 times and went from the 11th biggest city in the world to the sixth in terms of space.

The reason evoked for the enlargement of the capital was to avoid it becoming too homocentric, as well as to help resolve transportation, housing and ecological issues by moving key elements of the federal government to the added territory, which is being called New Moscow.

The space taken from the Moscow region includes a range of cities and villages situated in the southwest, between the Varshavskoye and Kievskoye shosses, as well as the Skolkovo technopolis, the residential area situated in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye and even a venerable stud farm at the end of Rublyovo-Uspenskoye Shosse — the road on which President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev live.

But New Moscow is not just about politics and business. There are plenty of alluring places that can motivate a center dweller to pass the Moscow Ring Road and begin exploring.

The old days of the empire are reflected in numerous historical estates, while the modern world shines in the steel and glass of the innovation city. Meanwhile, traditional cozy dachas border fenced-in enclaves containing the spacious and often ostentatious homes of the elite. Whichever you prefer, the New Moscow is fraught with contrasts and places of interest.

Peredelkino

The dacha complex of Peredelkino, located eight kilometers from the MKAD, is an epicenter of classical Russian countryside culture. You can get there in 23 minutes on the commuter train from Kievsky Station.

What makes Peredelkino really special is its glorious history steeped in the meetings and debates of many writers of the Soviet Union. In 1934, on the advice of Maxim Gorky, the Soviet government created a colony of writers by building 50 dachas in this area next to Moscow. A House of Creativity, which is a hotel and restaurant, was also set up to welcome all other novelists, poets and essayists who did not get a dacha of their own.

Here, writers could easily get together to recite or even sing their words, while providing mutual inspiration.

But you can become intimately acquainted with several of the fortunate heavy-hitters who had their own homes in Peredelkino, by visiting their museums.

For MT

Vladimir Zhidkin,
Head of the Department for the Development of the New Territories of Moscow

Q: How can the new territories help resolve housing and traffic problems?

A: The town-planning potential of the new territories is 100 million square meters. Out of these, 40 million are dedicated to housing. This will help to solve the housing problem as well as to offload the old Moscow, which will have a positive impact on traffic jams. But these objectives should be viewed from a multi-year perspective.

Q: How do you plan to develop roads and housing in the New Moscow?

A: The large urban development potential of the New Moscow does not mean that multi-story buildings will be built rapidly. The basic principles of the long-term development of the New Moscow include: low-rise and environmentally-friendly buildings, modern social infrastructures — a sufficient number of schools, hospitals, kindergartens — proactive development of the road infrastructure, the creation of many parks and recreational areas, and the creation of jobs directly in the new territories in order to avoid the necessity for people to have to go to work in the old Moscow.

These principles form the basis for the development of a new master plan and territorial planning scheme which should be ready by the end of 2014, and the territorial planning designs by mid-2013. Most important is the road network. Without that, it will not be possible to assimilate the new territories.

Q: What will the New Moscow look like within 10 years?

A: The New Moscow that was presented in March in Cannes at the MIPIM exhibition included very modern and creative projects such as residential areas as well as administrative and business centers. Beautiful houses and a comfortable area with such neighborhoods will create a truly comfortable environment for people who will live there. My dream is that the New Moscow will look exactly like that within 10 years.

Q: What are the most successful businesses situated in the new territory?

A: New Moscow is sparsely populated. There are no big industries. The only exception is the city of Troitsk, but this is a federal academic center, which has its own unique qualities. In the future, from 500,000 to 1 million new jobs could be created. These will materialize mainly at administrative and business centers, shopping and entertainment centers, and small and medium businesses.

— Chloe Schmitt

Start with the somber house of Boris Pasternak, whose interior walls are adorned with paintings by his father, Leonid Pasternak. After receiving the dacha, the writer lived there almost constantly until his death. Here he finished writing his masterpiece “Doctor Zhivago,” for which he received the Nobel Prize that he had to reject because of pressures exerted on him by the Soviet authorities.

If you are lucky, you can catch one of the more thespian guides who will spontaneously break out into long passages of memorized Pasternak poetry.

In the home of popular children’s writer Kornei Chukovsky’s , you will awaken your inner child the moment that you cross the threshold. There is no doubt that this place is very much influenced by the imaginative world of the author, from the presence of a “miracle tree” decorated by pairs of shoes in the garden, to the words of verses from “The Monster Cockroach,” “The Crocodile” and the hardly translatable novel “Moidodyr” (“Wash-‘em-Clean”) that you will have the pleasure of hearing during your visit. The author liked to gather young people in the house, read them his poetry and prose, and play games with them.

While walking to the next museum, the dacha of Bulat Okudzhava , feel the contrast between his modest residence and the grandiose million-dollar properties of the wealthy Russians who have invaded Peredelkino. Once you reach the multitalented artist’s estate, you’ll see the little house on the left where the poet, writer, musician, novelist, and singer-songwriter, used to live. Then explore the second building — the House of Friends — where he met with other artists, including popular singer Vladimir Vysotsky and the poet Bella Akhmadulina. Okudzhava liked to give poems as presents and very much valued friendships. Visitors are encouraged to come by during the summer to attend events in the garden, where it is possible to listen to the verses of modern poets.

A Peredelkino visit is not complete without making it to the Museum Gallery of Yevgeny Yevtushenko. The poet, currently a professor at the University of Tulsa in the U.S., decided to transform his property into a museum. In the basement, three rooms display the pictures he took at different periods of his life and his collection of paintings including the works of some well-known masters: Picasso, Fernand Léger, Braque, Chagall and Niko Pirosmani. During the excursion, your guide will tell you stories about how he acquired them. On the upper floor, his worktable, family pictures and other personal objects, including a cane offered by Mark Twain are on display.

Finally, near the railway station you can also see the impressive residence of the Russian Orthodox patriarch, the Savior Transfiguration Church and a cemetery including the graves of Pasternak, Chukovsky and Arseny Tarkovsky.

Historical Estates

In the New Moscow, when driving south out of town on Kievskoye Shosse you can make side trips to historical estates of many different styles, most of which are now suffering from abandonment or in complete ruin. Ten kilometers from the MKAD, on the river Likova, sits the well-preserved Verkhneye Valuyevo usadba, or estate house — a fine example of classicism. Further along, at the 19th kilometer, you can see the ruins of the English-style Kryokshino estate. This was the home of Vladimir Chertkov, an editor and close friend of Leo Tolstoy.

Here, the famous writer penned the novels “The Stranger and the Peasant,” “It Is Time to Understand,” “Discussion With a Stranger” and “What Is the Main Task of a Teacher” as well as his testament prescribing that all his work should become part of the public domain rather that falling into private hands.

On the other side of Kievskoye Shosse, at the 22nd kilometer, next to Pervomaiskoye village, the empire style Staronikolskoye estate makes a rather gloomy spectacle since it has been burned and mostly destroyed. On the same territory, a rich industrial family, the Bergs, constructed a compound that includes a manor, a farmyard, a coach house and a water tower — although most of the buildings are now in ruins. For the time being, there is no plan to restore these properties and there are few chances that it will be a priority in the future.

Moscow Stud Farm No. 1

Towards the end of Rublyovo-Uspenskoye Shosse, 24 kilometers northwest of the MKAD, another small exclave, on which is located Moscow Stud Farm No. 1, has been incorporated into New Moscow.

Its headquarters is in Uspenkoye settlement while the riding rink is down the road in Gorky-10. To get there, take bus 121 from the Molodyozhnaya metro station.

The Moscow Stud Farm was originally set up as a breeding farm in 1924, and distributed horses to research centers. At the beginning of the 20th century, one of its main tasks was to improve the Orlov race trotter breed, which was originally bred to thrive in the conditions of Russia’s climate and be a workhorse for peasants. Gradually, the goal of improving its racing skills faded, and breeders focused on its sporting skills.

The farm has welcomed prominent guests throughout its history, including scientists, artists, politicians, sportsmen and cosmonauts. Famous visitors include Fidel Castro, Leonid Brezhnev, Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin, who came for a rechristening of the farm in 2008 and was presented with a horse called Albatross.

The scenery and energy of the place is known to lifts spirits and provide good karma, which explains why cosmonauts were often brought to the Stud Farm before their spaceflights and why the Soviet national ice hockey team came here before important games abroad.

VTB and Akron, the owners of the facility and the land it sits on, plan to modernize the facility and eventually turn it into a national equestrian park. This ambitious project will help see infrastructure and housing develop on the site.

Tourists who like horses can make an appointment by phone at least a day in advance to visit the farm, where they can ride a horse for 1,500 rubles ($48) for 45 minutes or a pony for 650 rubles for 20 minutes. There are also 645 cows on the site producing 10,000 liters of milk a day.

Skolkovo Technopark

The Skolkovo campus is just two kilometers outside the MKAD off Mozhaiskoye Shosse. It is the brainchild of former President Dmitry Medvedev and is seen as a symbol of his efforts to make technology a key part of the GDP. Two years after inception, it is still under construction — at one point having been selected to host the G20 meeting at the end of this year, until organizers realized that not enough work would be completed on time.

For now, the site hosts the campus of the Skolkovo School of Management in its futuristically styled headquarters and a conference center called the Hypercube.

French architectural firm AREP won the tender to design the overall campus, where there will be educational facilities, R&D laboratories of domestic and foreign firms, and housing for scientists, students, teachers and staff.

The territory is divided into five parts corresponding to the clusters that will be developed on the site: information technology, energy, nuclear technologies, biomedicine and aerospace. Skolkovo innovation city is set to become an example of how future metropolises should look: modern, energy efficient, with low or zero emissions of harmful substances.

If science and innovation interests you, consult the program of conferences of the Skolkovo Foundation, To get to the campus by public transportation, take shuttle buses 818 or 523 that depart from Kievskaya metro station (Bolshaya Dorogomilovskaya Ulitsa) and metro Slavyansky Bulvar, heading for the Moskovskaya Shkola Upravleniya bus stop.

Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye

There is one city now part of New Moscow that does not welcome random visitors: Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye has been called the “city of millionaires” or “a shining ghetto” and offers the well-heeled a chance to live in a “European city,” as its website states, with small houses, nice parks and all necessary facilities.

It was founded in 2003 when businessman and Senator Suleiman Kerimov bought 430 hectares on the Moscow River at three kilometers from the MKAD, just off Novorizhskoye Shosse. After the 2008 crisis, Sberbank became the new owner of this private city. The area will eventually have 5.4 million square meters of constructed space, including 1.9 million square meters of office space, 1.8 million square meters of private housing and the rest dedicated to restaurants, shops and public infrastructure. The total cost of the project could come to $11 billion. Additional investments should be made to improve the road infrastructure and connect this piece of land to the suburban network. The construction will be done in phases and should be complete by 2025. The official website gives you an idea about how this dream town is slated to look in a few years.

Where to eat

In Peredelkino, you can enjoy a budget meal at the cafeteria of the House of Creativity. For 300 rubles ($9), you will get a drink, a salad, soup and a main dish.

If you would like to have a higher quality meal and are ready to spend 1,000 to 1,500 rubles per person, you can go to the Solntse restaurant in the same building and enjoy their view from their terrace, if the weather allows it.

Near the estates, at kilometer 51 of Kievskoye Shosse, the Dubrava restaurant, founded in 1973, used to welcome Soviet delegations. A meal costs up to 1,500 rubles. Monday to Sunday: 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.

At the Moscow Stud Farm No. 1, you can have a snack in the cafe at the riding stables, or you can choose to cross the street and eat in the restaurant-hotel Zolotoi Kupol which serves a large choice of Russian and Georgian dishes for an average price of 400 to 600 rubles.

In Peredelkino, you could choose to stay overnight in the House of Creativity (4 Ulitsa Pogodina, in one of the bedrooms where the writers used to sleep and work for 1,300 rubles per night or in the new wing for 1,800 rubles per night.

Near the territory of the Stud Farm, you can stay in the Zolotoi Kupol in a single room for 3,500 rubles per night or in a two-bed suite for 4,000 rubles per night.

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