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Facts and F.A.Q.s about Russia

Hey folks, some of my friends keep asking what life in Russia looks like. So I put my answers in an article and hope you will find them useful and interesting:…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on November 16, 2022 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Garden Master Course - pledge now!

Paul Wheaton just launched a new Kickstarter campaign and you are not going to want to miss this one! He's making videos of his acclaimed Garden Master Course with instructor Helen Atthowe. The rewards for his Kickstarters are notoriously generous - the earlybird rewards alone are worth 200 bucks, and it only takes a dollar to get them all. Get it all here:…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 12, 2022 at 1:24am — No Comments

Echinacea - to treat cancer and other diseases

Dear friends, please be aware about this unique herbal remedy: Echinacea purpurea. The whole plant, from roots to flowers is beneficial for humans with a great healing effect, often compared to ginseng. Echinacea stimulates immune system, reduce the amount of blood sugar, treats infectious and inflammatory diseases, restores psychological balance, it is recommended in the treatment and prevention of cancer and the list of its applications goes on and on... You…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 10, 2022 at 2:55am — No Comments

New reality is coming!

Dear friends,

Today we are witnessing dramatic changes of the world economic system bringing about serious challenges and new realm of possibilities that may change your life forever. Some of these possibilities are presented in my new article: -…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 4, 2022 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Trust nature and be healthy!

The energy crisis raging in Europe has even affected the fashion and needs of the French. In the upcoming autumn-winter 2022/2023 season, Russian felt boots may become the national footwear in France, where the demand for such products has risen sharply (the source). So what are you waiting for? Grab your pair now:…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on September 11, 2022 at 2:00am — No Comments

Wonderful world of Zdravoye!

Wonderful world of Zdravoye (Sane) - relatively new but fast developing ecovillage of Kin's domains in the South of Russia, founded mostly by entrepreneurs, please enjoy this 3 min. video:…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on August 31, 2022 at 5:13am — No Comments

It takes friends to build a Dream Home

Dear friends, since the end of last year we are in the process of creation of our Dream Home. I made a couple of videos and thought you might be interested to see them: . Enjoy the story and if you are willing to #support our family, please use donation links in the article and/or spread this message online - any #help would be greatly…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on August 12, 2022 at 7:21am — No Comments

Learn how to design in 3D & draft your own blueprints for a DIY home you can afford to build

Dear friends,

Last winter, when temperatures dropped to -25 C° a visionary from the cold northern world developed a masterpiece online training that teaches how to conceptualise, design and draw an off-grid, solar passive and self heating Earthship hybrid. He utilised low tech materials such as super/hyper-adobe bags, tires, bottle bricks for the walls and thin clay tiles or ferrocement for the vaulted catenary…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on July 26, 2022 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Building a better world in your backyard instead of being angry at bad guys

Dear friends,

Please check this amazing, life-changing book:

Building a Better World in Your Backyard takes a look at some of the things that the average person can do, right where they live, to help mitigate world problems, save money, and make their footprint on the…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on July 19, 2022 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

New reality: alternative views and news.

My dear friends! There is an old proverb: "God forbid you to live in times of changes". The fact is that our old familiar world is falling apart before our very eyes and new reality is being created... Some visible signs of new reality we formed in a series of short notes that you can check here:…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on July 10, 2022 at 5:22am — No Comments

The solution to energy crisis

Dear friends,

In Russia, we have a proverb: "Prepare the sleigh in summer and the cart in winter". Considering growing energy crisis and upcoming fuel shortage isn't now the time to take steps that will help you survive the winter? Look at Valenki (Russian felt boots) as possible solution for energy crisis:…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on June 26, 2022 at 1:17am — No Comments

Important message to all eco-minded folks

Dear friends,

In these uncertain times we are offering 20% discount on all eco-minded products (, from permaculture garden tools and handmade crafts to cold-pressed oils and holistic natural cures, if you make your payment in Bitcoins! We would like to encourage our customers to pay in Bitcoins, for it is the only way left, reliable and fast, to receive the money…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on May 13, 2022 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Rocket Mass Heaters movie!!!

Rocket Mass Heaters are possibly the most powerful solution to many of the problems confronting individuals and the global population today. Rocket Mass Heaters burn up the smoke, using that energy for heat, and not releasing nearly as many CO emissions in the air. The exhaust is nearly pure steam. For individuals, Rocket Mass Heaters can save thousands of dollars and bring greater comfort. Around our world, if a billion people used Rocket Mass Heaters as their…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on May 12, 2022 at 2:00am — No Comments

How to reunite with your Divine Essence

Hey folks, my book "The Prayer of Life" was edited and republished recently under the title: "From Dying to Living". Please place an order:

This book will help you to find the answers to some vital questions, like What brings on life’s troubles and illnesses? How the feelings stored in human's body…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on May 6, 2022 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Kin's domain Dream meets reality!

Look at one of Russian ecovillages of Kin's domains - breathtaking view from the Air (5 minutes video):

A Kin's domain (Family homestead) is a Living Home for a family to establish healthy, secure, self-sufficient and happy life in harmony with nature.…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on April 29, 2022 at 1:30am — No Comments

Get 20% eco-minded discount and pay with Paypal

Hey eco-minded folks, just reminding that by the end of April 2022 you can get ALL eco-friendly, permaculture, sustainable, organic products and handmade crafts with 20% discount:

20% off all Permaculture garden tools:…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on April 16, 2022 at 2:00am — No Comments

20% discount on all eco-minded products

Dear friends, for a limited time only you can get ALL eco-minded, permaculture, sustainable, organic products with 20% discount: Please apply coupon code forpermies in your cart.…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on April 3, 2022 at 3:41am — No Comments

Russian social network VK as an alternative to Facebook

Dear friends,

We live in uncertain times. The entire world is going through a difficult transitional period unprecedented in the history of mankind. Russia has become the world leader in terms of the number of sanctions imposed against it - more than 6000. The world war III is already underway in information space. Millions of fake news have overwhelmed Western social networks, newspapers and TV channels. At the same…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on March 20, 2022 at 8:05am — No Comments

May peace prevail on Earth...

Dear friends,

Total madness is happening now in the world. Due to massive USA, UK and EU sanctions against Russia most of Russian people are facing real challenges. So are we, at Eco-Minded Club, have to inform our customers that PayPal and international bank transfer payments are not available any more. During this insane transition period of time we offer you to pay through Western Union or KoronaPay (click on the…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on March 12, 2022 at 2:30am — No Comments

Get ready for Spring!

Grow old-fashioned vegetables, greens, flowers and medicinal plants that have been passed down through generations in Russian sustainable family homesteads, all with the same traits - planting after planting, season after season, generation after generation... Place an order: and share the link with friends! For limited time you can also take your chance and get the seeds…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on February 20, 2022 at 12:46am — No Comments


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