Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Moscow: Timelapse 2011

Here’s a pretty awesome time lapse of Moscow that definitely deserves to be watched in full screen high definition. If the video doesn’t display for you, click here.


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8 Responses to “Moscow: Timelapse 2011”

  1. MichaelSchwartz says:

    Unfreakenbelievable! Moscow is a city that I’ve really wanted to visit. In the past few years it just seems to get more attractive and a must see. Has anyone else visited there recently?

  2. Jon Seisa says:

    Of course, none of this could have been achieved without that dread and horrible thing called ‘Capitalism’ – lol. Heaven forbid. I wonder what the old Soviet Communist Hardliners now think of all this gleaming radical and positive transformation since those 80 long oppressive Soviet totalitarian years of absolute nothingness, of Marxist state grocery stores with empty shelves and no product diversity, of ancient mud roads and archaic donkey cart transportation, of pouring gazillions of dollars down the bottomless abyss of useless war machines. Besides the pre-Soviet historical structures in Moscow, all this growth, improved higher living standards, and new wonders are the direct result of Perestroika and Glasnost Reformation, free enterprise, global free trade, international cooperation, and mutual constructive international treaties.

    In 1983, when Gorbachev and a Russian delegation visited a titanic mechanized Canadian farming operation and the entire farm crew of 4 people were standing there as part of the greeting committee, he asked where were all the other hundreds of farmhands required to work the vast acreage and harvest the produce. And they told him this was it, the 4 people. He then turned to his personal entourage and whispered in Russian with dread and alarm, “Preposterous, they are fifty years ahead of us!”

  3. May says:

    @Jon Seisa that is not a good example. Automation (technology/software) is now replacing even engineers and is a major cause of US job dislocation-with more to come.

  4. MichaelSchwartz says:

    May, Huh? This is a video about Moscow. Not some esoteric new age freak show. Just sit back and enjoy. I’ve been to all the European capitals with the exception of this city and I can say this is a must see after seeing this video. While it may exagerate like all city videos, Moscow has to be one of the greatest , if not the greatest comeback city of the last 50 years in the world and that includes such stalwarts as Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore in my opinion.

  5. Jon Seisa says:

    May, why the strange diverted example in regards to the historical FACT I posted about how free enterprise and Capitalism have literally transformed Moscow from rags to riches so that this video is even possible and everything that you see on this video even exists? Bizarre.

    And contrary to your premise, which is a little off, free enterprise, Capitalism and breakthrough generating innovation (not possible under communism) in the high-tech industry and Silicon Valley is revolutionizing wealth generation into hyperspace. In the last decade there have been unimagined 1000s of SV high-tech and internet satellite spin-offs in the $50 to $500 million gross annual revenue range that have had 3,000% to 10,000% growth rates in the 3-year period between 2009 and 2012 with hordes of VCs and investors lining up all the way to Pluto. So no, high-tech engineers will not be unemployed any time soon. Good day.

  6. Mordant says:

    “this was it, the 4 people.” And a drop or two of fossil fuel.

  7. Jon Seisa says:

    Yes, petroleum and American ingenuity, know-how and free enterprise. Without harnessing petroleum into a plethora of byproducts our PCs and everything in our homes, everything we touch and wear would still all be in the ground, and the petro-dollar would not exist to pay for the building and creation of all these marvels.

  8. Guys, this is a time lapse, not a political thread. I want to welcome a diversity of views, but please keep things relevant to the post at hand. Thanks.

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