Punches, pushes, and slaps are a sight to see, especially in parliaments around the world. While there is no running statistic on how often fights break out an Italian author on the topic gave an interview to the Voice of Russia on the politically driven rumbles. He revealed that the profile of a potential parliament fighter is male from the opposition party and pointed out that confrontations in parliament could be good for a country.
Syrians living in the United States have intense opinions over the current state of their homeland and the future development of their nation. In an interview for the Voice of Russia two Syrians residing in the US demand the fighting to come to a halt, and pray that peace be brought back to their country.
Holy Scriptures and sacred oaths to God could be the real reason why the US government shut its doors for 18 solid days and cost America billions, according to analysts. Religion, Politics, and Polarization: How Religiopolitical Conflict is Changing Congress and American Democracy co-author Josiah R. Baker reveals to the Voice of Russia that religious views play a vital role in political decisions and that President Obama needs to open up to the possibility of diplomacy to avoid part two of a government shutdown.
Scientology claims to have 8 million adherents globally, though thousands escape from the religion most notably described as a cult-like religion, impossible to detach from. Ex-member of Scientology Cindy Plahuta gave the Voice of Russia the dirt on the church and the rocky path after defecting.
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Despite the fact that over one million Arabs in the US and well over three million Americans identify themselves as Muslims—on the big screen Hollywood is portraying them as villains. The documentary, Reel Bad Arabs, exposes the distorted image popular cinema concocts about their culture and religion. Dr. Jack Shaheen, the commentator in the film, reveals to the Voice of Russia that Hollywood continues to defame the Arab and Islamic world, but politics and economics also play a vital role in what some may perceive as a perverse act against these groups.
This year marks the first time in history that 9,500 Syrians students scattered across four countries—Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan— have participated in a totally different exit exam for high school. No information on President Bashar al-Assad or his father was asked about on the exams, in a potential dramatic shuffle for the nation. Two teachers from Syria are at opposite ends of this dramatic shift in the exams and expressed their opinion to the Voice of Russia.
War-torn Syria is involved in a political love triangle with Russia and America, whether it realizes it or not. As Russia’s relations with Syria are not paralyzed, the US is on the opposite side of the coin in terms of interfering with affairs in the Mideast region. The Voice of Russia got the chance to interview Dr. Yana Korobko, a specialist on Middle Eastern relations, on what this political tango between nations means for the future partnerships with the Mideast for Russia and how the US plays a key role.
Over three million Egyptians are unemployed but still millions more are working off the books. Despite the flawed labor market many young Egyptians are optimistic, according to a report called
Support is strong for an automatic hands-free camera dubbed Memoto Lifelogging that has five thousand already preordered for its autumn release. Despite possible privacy concerns, the camera that clicks away every 30 seconds has received positive ratings from testers. In an exclusive interview for the Voice of Russia, co-founder of the company Oskar Kalmaru revealed what new social rules people are bound to make along with probable hurdles the device is to face in the future.
Amid the unsettling gun violence in America, many parents are opting to ban their children from playing with toy guns—however a handful of specialists could not disagree more with the current trend. Professionals in the field revealed to the Voice of Russia that seizing toy guns and punishing playtime is a recipe for disaster in the eyes of children.
The invisibility cloak might be the new type of camouflage for foot soldiers of the future. “A device that could "cloak" a soldier on the battlefield would be a major leap forward in future military technology,” said Richard Kaplan, a former Analyst with the US DoD. The Voice of Russia found out from a different specialist that laws and societies by and large would be affected should the device be copied and sold to the public.
Homo sapiens were not the only kind of humans to reside on this planet. Two experts in the field exposed to the Voice of Russia that other forms of humans died out due to poor social networking and climate. Interbreeding between Homo sapiens and Neanderthals went on hundreds and thousands of years ago, making modern humans around one percent Neanderthal according to the newest book on evolution, Lone Survivors.
While outsiders may speculate over the state of China’s ghost towns, movers and shakers inside the republic are not too concerned over the silent streets. An economist said to the Voice of Russia that based on what he has heard from people holding high positions they are quite optimistic actually. In fact, barren cities are expected to see inflow between two to five years from now, however numerous hurdles stand between now and then.
In the US, is it believed that there are 300 million guns, but one gun specialist admits the actual number could be 400 million. An expert in the field reveals to the Voice of Russia that gun data has not always been recorded, making it flawed. Another gun pro claims that the US government is torturing future gun owners by forcing them to pay outrageous fees. This could be happening, in an effort to decrease future ownership numbers.
Edward Snowden’s future remains unknown—until now. The Voice of Russia interviewed Psychic Consultant Tara Greene. She predicts that he will author a book about being a whistleblower and the countries Columbia, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Russia are astrologically good places for him to permanently stay. Her reading on his astrology chart also unveiled that 9/11 impacted Snowden on a very deep level.
Only 67 percent of Americans still hold onto the belief that capitalism is a workable system. However, in the past years, some economists are abandoning the idea that capitalism is best for society. Chad Hovind, author of Godonomics, tells the Voice of Russia how the Bible’s teachings can help revive capitalism which people are slowly losing faith in.
Ten percent of Israel’s entire population is made up of ultra-Orthodox Jews but it is unclear if that is enough to have an adverse effect on the economy. As many as 50 percent of this sect does not work and cling to the state for benefits. Yuval Elizur co-author of The War Within: Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Threat to Democracy and the Nation tells the Voice of Russia how the economy can improve and what the ultra-Orthodox will have to do to help create a more stable economy in Israel.
In the past two years alone, 90 percent of the world’s data was created and in 2012 alone, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data were made each day. Though, how this data is organized and used may actually be able to predict the future. Kenneth Cukier, co-author of the book
Modesty is said to be the best policy when covering up with a hijab but the fashion industry is not paying attention. Perhaps pushing the limits are headscarves with South Park characters on one and spikes coming out of another. One wearer of hijabs said that ‘it is defying the objective of being modest’ while another religious expert told the Voice of Russia differently about how society may slowly be changing the hijab.