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marisca
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The Russians are Coming

Postby marisca » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:36 pm

According to the Weegie Herald the son of some Russian oligarch called Strzhalkovskiy, a very close KGB mate of Putin's, has bought Knockdow House and estate on Cowal. That it is cheek and jowl with the Loch Striven NATO pier and oil tanks must just be a coincidence. The WH reckons he is a "yachtsman", but they apply the same soubriquet to Roman Abramovic and Alexei Mordashov.
Anyone fancy exerting their right to roam?

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Re: The Russians are Coming

Postby mm5aho » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:57 pm

Can't be much of a yachts man to want to go in Loch Striven.
What''s in there?
I went once to see, and saw not much.
I went a second time to have a look at the cold layup Cargo vessels that were stacked in there a few years back, bow to stern alongside each other with a rake of anchors out in every direction.
And there's a fish farm or two, and that NATO edifice.

So this guy must be after the salmon then...
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Re: The Russians are Coming

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:12 pm

Early this summer there was a very, very large super yacht anchored off Inveraray. It was owned by a Russian, pic below: -

ImageIMG_6587 by Rival Sailor, on Flickr

It would be cool if some big money was brought to the area. Maybe he will fix up the pier to berth his boat along side.
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Re: The Russians are Coming

Postby Green Boat » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:05 pm

marisca wrote:According to the Weegie Herald the son of some Russian oligarch called Strzhalkovskiy, a very close KGB mate of Putin's, has bought Knockdow House and estate on Cowal. That it is cheek and jowl with the Loch Striven NATO pier and oil tanks must just be a coincidence. The WH reckons he is a "yachtsman", but they apply the same soubriquet to Roman Abramovic and Alexei Mordashov.
Anyone fancy exerting their right to roam?

I would usually assert a right, wouldn’t you?
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Re: The Russians are Coming

Postby marisca » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:52 pm

Etymology: mid 17th century (in the sense ‘perform, practise’): from Latin exserere ‘put forth’, from ex- ‘out’ + serere ‘bind’.

:razz

For a cross 'tween exercise and assert, exert seemed apposite


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