Russia reveals shiny state secret: It’s awash in diamonds – Yahoo! News.
This is HUGE NEWS !
‘Trillions of carats’ lie below a 35-million-year-old, 62-mile diameter asteroid crater in eastern Siberia known as Popigai Astroblem. The Russians have known about the site since the 1970s.
A aerial view of the 35-mile-wide Popigai Astroblem crater which contains enough diamonds to supply global markets for the next 3,000 years
The crater, in eastern Siberia, has been known about since the 1970s, but the Kremlin kept it a secret to exploit its already rich reserves of the precious stone
These diamonds, weighing over 50 carats each, were found in Russia’s Yakutia mine, which has been rich resource for the country, but nothing compared to the new one
has just declassified news that will shake world gem markets to their core: the discovery of a vast new diamond field
containing “trillions of carats,” enough to supply global markets
for another 3,000 years.
The Soviets discovered the bonanza back in the 1970s beneath a 35-million-year-old, 62-mile diameter asteroid crater in easternSiberia
known as Popigai Astroblem
They decided to keep it secret, and not to exploit it, apparently because the USSR
‘s huge diamond operations at Mirny, in Yakutia
, were already producing immense profits in what was then a tightly controlled world market
The Soviets were also producing a range of artificial diamonds for industry, into which they had invested heavily.
According to the official news agency, ITAR-Tass, the diamonds at Popigai are “twice as hard” as the usual gemstones, making them ideal for industrial and scientific uses.
The institute’s director, Nikolai Pokhilenko, told the agency that news of what’s in the new field could be enough to “overturn” global diamond markets.
AP Exclusive: Memos show US hushed up Soviet crime – Yahoo! News.
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This of course is well known and anyone with an unbiased review of history knows about, of course mosr Americans wouldn’t know where Poland is even if you pointed at it. This collusion to surpress the truth and collaborate with the Soviets which were no better than the Nazis and their massacre of Ukrainians is an atrocity. The holocaust pales in comparison to what the Soviets did.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The American POWs sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of a Soviet atrocity: In 1943 they saw rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the Katyn forest, on the western edge of Russia, proof that the killers could not have been the Nazis who had only recently occupied the area.
The testimony about the infamous massacre of Polish officers might have lessened the tragic fate that befell Poland under the Soviets, some scholars believe. Instead, it mysteriously vanished into the heart of American power. The long-held suspicion is that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt didn’t want to anger Josef Stalin, an ally whom the Americans were counting on to defeatGermany and Japan during World War II.
Documents released Monday and seen in advance by The Associated Press lend weight to the belief that suppression within the highest levels of the U.S. government helped cover up Soviet guilt in the killing of some 22,000 Polish officers and other prisoners in the Katyn forest and other locations in 1940.
American flags on the moon are still standing, but they’re now blank | Technology News Blog – Yahoo! News.
Moon Landing Sites-Nasa
Landing on the moon was an iconic moment in human history and the Soviets lead the way in exploring the final frontier. As for missions to Mars, one wonders why there has been such a long delay in more missions even to the Moon. The reason is that at that time the US was in a fierce competition with the Soviet Union and once the race was over the US simply gave up.
When astronauts first touched down on the moon in 1969 as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission — and for every Apollo mission that followed — they left behind evidence that they’d been there, some intentional and some necessary. The most iconic of these were six American flags, all of which were thought to have been destroyed by the harsh conditions on the lunar service or at least knocked over by now. As it turns out, all but one are still standing.
One of the most intriguing aspects of these photos is the fact that the remaining U.S. flags have all turned white. This happened due to bleaching by sunlight, which hits the flags for as long as 14 days at a time without any sort of atmosphere to filter its rays. Manufactured from nylon without any thought as to retaining their looks over the decades of lunar exposure — they weren’t even expected to be standing for long — the flags cost only $5.50 in the 1960s. We’re guessing that the flags eventually carried to Mars by Earth’s astronauts will probably be made to last longer — and cost a pretty penny more.
US flags on Moon surface have turned white