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the cat
Apr 6th, 2002, 06:24 PM
I first read about this a couple of years ago with english translation on the tennis-russia website. I've located it again. Has it opened?

And Nina, after I read that Maria Sharapova had been reportedly training in Moscow, I thought of this newe facility. Do you know anything about this facility? It's supposed to be very good.

Anyway, the article in Russian is located at www.tennis-russia.ru/fondrazv.shtml

ys
Apr 6th, 2002, 08:51 PM
I guess it has not even been started yet. I understand that it was planned as Russian indoor tennis facility similar to USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing..

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 6th, 2002, 09:51 PM
where is fresh when you need him ???

I haven't been or seen this place yet

the cat
Apr 7th, 2002, 01:31 PM
You mean it hasn't opened yet? Nyet?

Nina_rus
Apr 7th, 2002, 05:19 PM
Nyet as far as I know

fresh2flash
Apr 7th, 2002, 05:37 PM
No. No means no (c) :)

the cat
Apr 7th, 2002, 11:58 PM
Nina and Fresh, when it opens, are you two going to be there? It looks like a great facility.

Fresh, what does (c) mean?

How can cash strapped Russia afford to build such a tremendous tennis facility?

ys
Apr 8th, 2002, 01:17 AM
Russia is cash-strapped. Moscow is not.

Cassius
Apr 8th, 2002, 03:23 AM
Yes. I read an article in F1 Racing magazine, an it said that even though Russia is poor, Moscow is a rich city.

Does anyone know anything about when they will build the F1 circuit that they are planning? It is supposed to be being built somewhere called Nagatino Island, or something like that anyway.
It also said that Nagatino Island is not actually an island. Is this true?
Is it also true that 'Moskva' is the Russian version of saying 'Moscow'?

fresh2flash
Apr 8th, 2002, 06:41 AM
Originally posted by the cat
Nina and Fresh, when it opens, are you two going to be there? It looks like a great facility.

I don`t know. I`m leaving Russia soon. Maybe when I return and if I return :)

Fresh, what does (c) mean?


"(c)" means copyright. It`s a mark to say that the words written before were a quotation. In my case it`s a quote from the Deer Hunter movie.

fresh2flash
Apr 8th, 2002, 06:46 AM
Originally posted by Cassius

Does anyone know anything about when they will build the F1 circuit that they are planning?

It is already almost built. The problem was with sighning a contract with Bernie. So the Russian GP debut was postponed from the year 2003 to 2004.


It is supposed to be being built somewhere called Nagatino Island, or something like that anyway.
It also said that Nagatino Island is not actually an island. Is this true?
Is it also true that 'Moskva' is the Russian version of saying 'Moscow'?

"Yes" to all your questions :)

the cat
Apr 8th, 2002, 12:11 PM
Thanks for the input.

Fresh, good luck on your travels. You're coming to America? For good? Good!

I'm a long time tennis fan. And a fan of the Russians. But if Moscow has money, I would think they could use that for better use than building a tennis facility. I keep reading about all the homeless children and orphanages in Moscow. Maybe Moscow would be better off by helping those terrible situations, rather than build a tennis facility, which is not important to every day life.

ys
Apr 8th, 2002, 01:39 PM
I don`t know. I`m leaving Russia soon. Maybe when I return and if I return

Fresh, where are you heading to? To study? To work?

Nina_rus
Apr 8th, 2002, 01:41 PM
where are you going?

fresh2flash
Apr 8th, 2002, 06:34 PM
No Cat, I`m going to France to work for a local news agency and also as a special correspondent of my daily in France. It is 99 % decided already. I guess France is a better place to follow tennis :) At least concerning Roland Garros.

ys
Apr 8th, 2002, 06:50 PM
Congratulations, Gleb! That's, I guess, as good an assignment as a Russian journalist can possibly get..:)

Good luck!

OMG, you are going to live in Paris, right? That's incredible. One thing I've always wanted.. :) Unfortunately, the industry that I belong to is not big in France..

fresh2flash
Apr 8th, 2002, 06:54 PM
thanks, ys :)
but... that`s my grief, not in Paris :(, in Lyon. Anyway, not very big distance from the capital of the world.

the cat
Apr 8th, 2002, 06:59 PM
Freshy, have a great time in Paris! By the way, the capital of the world is New York City. Not Paris!

ys
Apr 8th, 2002, 09:21 PM
Lyon..

I have been to Lyon less than two years ago, attended the away match of Spartak Moscow Champions League campaign.. The view of the castle on the mountain is really beautiful and dominates the city. What seemed to be weird there, it is 8pm, and the whole city looks already asleep, 9pm - and it is hard to find a cafe that is still open.
At the same time, it is quite close to Alpes, so you'll have a lot of good skiing. And only two hours from Paris on TGV.. And not too far away from South Coast, so you'll have some fun in summer too.. Wine regions ( like Beaujolais ) are very close too. Overall I liked it very much..

Cassius
Apr 9th, 2002, 12:08 AM
Thanks FRESH.
I knew the contract between Bernie and the Russian Motorsport Federation (or what ever its actually called) has been signed so that the Russian GP will debut in 2004. But I had heard that the reason was that the track wasn't built yet. But its great that its nearly finished:D

Also in the article, I read that when they had planned where to build the circuit and all stuff about how to pay for it and everything, that they were planning to start building it in the Russian winter.
Which, if I'm honest, made me laugh quite alot.
But it said they soon figured out that you can't build anything when the temperature is minus 30.:p

I've also been to Lyon. Though briefly. We were on our way from Paris to Marseille.
I thought Marseille was crap. Lyon was great, but it can't hold a candle to Paris. Sadly though, I have yet to go to the top of the Eifle Tower
:sad:

fresh2flash
Apr 9th, 2002, 04:06 AM
I haven`t been to Lyon yet, but all that you say, ys, seems reasonable. In fact, the situation is the same even in the Paris`s suburbs. Lights off are at 9 PM.

bubble
Apr 11th, 2002, 04:37 PM
All the best to your new job fresh! :)