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  1. Pathfinder

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    Russian cowboys learn to wrangle a brand new beef industry

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    On a beef ranch called Ledenevo, in the Bryansk region of Russia, about 300 miles southwest of Moscow, everything is brand new. The farm opened just a year ago and the tractors, the administrative buildings, the gravel work roads, the fencing, somehow even the cows themselves, sparkled. On a sunny day this fall, a rodeo overshadowed the farm’s regular operations.

    As far as rodeos go, everything here resembled an American rodeo, but the proceedings were just a little different. The cowboys entered the arena to patriotic songs similar to rodeos in the U.S., but here, one song was about how America should return Alaska to Russia. In another, a man sang about Russia’s untapped mightiness. “Give me a horse and a sword,” the chorus blared out of a formidable sound system installed for the event.

    No swords here, but plenty of horses. And tons of people who came to watch. They brought signs and applauded their teams as they struggled to rope steers in the arena.

    The Russian Rodeo embodied more than entertainment. It was a cacophonous celebration of a fledgling beef industry clawing its way into the Russian countryside. It was also part of a larger national goal to gain self-sufficiency with food production.

    A company called Miratorg, the largest Russian beef producer, hosted.

    Visit the link and listen to the story, its really good.

    http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/...ys-learn-to-wrangle-a-brand-new-beef-industry
     
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    Journalists are so journalists...
    "Shashka" is not "sword". It is close to sabre (and it is a kind of sabre in English), but in Russian it is different types of weapons. Like tanks and ACPs.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shashka
     
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    And yes, Miratorg is a good company. Only of Russian companies who sell sausages to Germans. And Germans know a lot abot sausages, and have a high standarts in it.
     
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