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Post time 2008-7-30 04:37:24 |Display all floors
California to be wiped off Russias map

07/28/2008 - Pravda         

Deputies of Russias Nizhni Novgorod region intend to liquidate several settlements in the region, including the village of California.

Vladimir Gryzhin, an official of the Sechenovsky district, where the village is situated, said that the village of California was a deserted settlement, which had absolutely no perspectives for development since there was not even a power line in California.

Another official of the district, Vladimir Osokin, advised Gryzhin should ask the US Senate for help to recreate California.

Californias last residents moved to the village of Lipovka in the beginning of the 1990s. Nevertheless, the village of California was left on the map and still has its zip code.

There are several variants to explain the existence of the settlement with such an unusual name in Russia. One of them says that a local landowner visited the USA in the second half of the 19th century and subsequently renamed one of his villages to California.

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Post time 2008-7-30 05:29:25 |Display all floors
SACRAMENTO (AP) -- California Gov. Arnold schwarzenegger has declared Russia's liquidation of ethnic Californian villages reprehensible. He has demanded that the UN Security Council step in to prevent further forced removals.

Controversy has been building over the village since Russia refused to provide it with power in the early 1990s, citing economic considerations. Californians disagree, pointing to a long string of Russian abuses from DVD piracy to meetings with seperatists Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

Russia has yet to issue a statement in response.

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Post time 2008-7-30 17:55:50 |Display all floors
Originally posted by interesting at 2008-7-30 07:29
Controversy has been building over the village since Russia refused to provide it with power in the early 1990s, citing economic considerations. Californians disagree, pointing to a long string of Russian abuses from DVD piracy to meetings with seperatists Tom Cruise and John Travolta.
Russia has yet to issue a statement in response....



Dateline Washington.
In a reaction to the Russian liquidation of the township of California in the Nizhni Novgorod Oblast, US authorities have taken retaliatory action against the town of Moscow Maine (poulation 579).
Initial action will include the draining of Lake Wyman on the Kennebec river. If this does not cause the Russian authorities to reverse their actions on California - Nizhni Novgorod, then further punitive action is planned regarding the city of Moscow Idaho (pop 21,000)
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Post time 2008-7-30 17:59:46 |Display all floors
Originally posted by emucentral at 2008-7-30 18:55



Dateline Washington.
In a reaction to the Russian liquidation of the township of California in the Nizhni Novgorod Oblast, US authorities have taken retaliatory action against the town of Mo ...


then further punitive action is planned regarding the city of Moscow Idaho (pop 21,000)  




Yes, they'll be deprived of their tourist earnings for the next 24 hours. Harsh punishment, indeed.

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Funny bits guys, funny bits...
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Post time 2008-8-6 23:42:51 |Display all floors
Originally posted by emucentral at 2008-7-30 17:55
Dateline Washington.
...If this does not cause the Russian authorities to reverse their actions on California .... then further punitive action is planned regarding the city of Moscow Idaho (pop 21,000..



I applaud the measured response of the American government on this issue!

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