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version is a translation from Bulgarian (Bulgarian language). The Bulgarian version, in turn, was translated from Greek (Greek language) in the 11th - 12th century. ''Physiologist'' contains information on animals and birds (lion, eagle etc.), mythical creatures (phoenix (phoenix (mythology)), centaur, siren etc.), stones, and trees. The stories are accompanied by commentaries in the spirit of medieval Christian symbolism. The images from the ''Physiologist'' found reflection in the old Russian literature, iconography, and book ornamentation. 13 December 2005 (Tuesday) * Russian President Vladimir Putin and Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra sign the visa exemption pact after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Russia summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (TNA) * New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark praises Thailand for its developed status, from a recipient to a donor nation, and expects Bangkok's continued support to boost New Zealand and Australia's status as the ASEAN's new dialogue partners. (TNA) 200px thumb Konakovskaya GRES. View from Volga river. 2007 (Image:Konakovo GRES (State area power plant). View from Volga river.jpg) '''Konakovo Power Station''' (Konakovskaya GRES) is a GRES (a type of thermal power plant) with a generating capacity of 2500 Megawatt near Konakovo in Russia. It was built in 1965 and fully operational at 2400 MW in 1969. The station is powered primarily with natural gas with backup fuel oil option. Two of the three chimneys are used as electricity pylons. - 2 10 September 2008 Moscow, Russia Commons:Category:Russia WikiPedia:Russia Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia
, the company decided to forge formal relationships with France. Dayer (1976) pp 130-42 Those dealings became strained over the course of the war as a result of poor personal relations with French emissaries, relationships that were heightened in importance by the unexpected duration of the conflict, its costs, and the complications flowing from American neutrality. Contributing to the tensions was the favoritism displayed by Morgan officials to British interests. Horn (2000) pp 91-103 His firm was the official purchasing agent for the British government, buying cotton, steel, chemicals and food. Morgan organized a syndicate of about 2200 banks and floated a loan of $500,000,000 to the Allies. The British sold off their holdings of American securities and by late 1916 were dependent on unsecured loans for further purchases. Kathleen Burk, "The Diplomacy of Finance: British Financial Missions to the United States, 1914-1918," ''Historical Journal'' 1979 22(2): 351-372 Early life and education Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lerner was the only son of Jewish-Russian immigrants. His parents owned a small candy store and sandwich shop in Queens, New York. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School and then Columbia College, the liberal arts college at Columbia University, graduating in 1955. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Marines from 1955 to 1957, serving in Quantico, Virginia and Pensacola, Florida. thumb right Spiridov on a 1989 Soviet Union Soviet (File:Soviet Union stamp 1987 CPA 5897.jpg) commemorative stamp '''Grigory Andreyevich Spiridov''' ( Commons:Category:Russia WikiPedia:Russia Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia
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and renamed ''Derzkiy'' (rus. (Russian language) Дерзкий, "Insolent"). Gatecrasher has held several large events including Summer Sound System (40,000 Capacity), Gatecrasher NEC (National Exhibition Centre) (15,000 Capacity), Crasher N Ice (at the Nottingham Ice Arena (National Ice Centre)) (7,500 Capacity), Gatecrasher Sound System (Australia) and Fort Dance in Russia (40,000 Capacity). The promoters also ran a popular Gatecrasher night for one season
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returning to England. He also had popular successes with romantic scenes portraying the deaths of Mozart and Raphael, depicted as though mentally transported to heaven by their own religious art. In ''The Last Moments of Mozart'' the dying composer listens to singers performing part of his Requiem. ''The Last Moments of Raphael'' shows the painter contemplating the unseen figure of Christ in his ''Transfiguration (Transfiguration (Raphael))''. Major productions include ''A Dog's Heart
occupies a prominent place in the contemporary Hispanic-American (Hispanic America) culture. The company was founded in 1948, with Alicia Alonso as the main founder and first figure. In 1950 the ''National School of Ballet Alicia Alonso'' was founded, annexed to the professional company. In 2008 Ravi appeared in three films. Following a cameo appearance in ''Velli Thirai'', he acted in the family drama ''Santhosh Subramaniam'', once again under his brother's direction in a remake
the 1990–1996 period Poverty, crime and migration are acute issues as Eastern European cities continue to grow, A report by UN-Habitat, January 11, 2005 and poverty in the region had increased more than tenfold.
shihan in residence. In 2004 the New York Aikikai celebrated its 40th anniversary with a summer camp at Colgate university with many shihan and Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba in attendance. Yamada continues to keep an active teaching and travelling schedule, holding seminars in the U.S. (United States) as well as Latin America, Russia, France, Germany and other points around the world. In France, he teaches at the summer seminar at La Colle-sur-Loup which
; of the former academic architecture, Russian: Постановление ЦК КПСС и СМ СССР "Об устранении излишеств в проектировании и строительстве", 4 Nov 1955 (Khrushchev's decree ''On liquidation of excesses ...'') and the late Soviet era was dominated by plain functionalism in architecture. This helped somewhat to resolve the housing problem, but created a large quantity of buildings of low architectural quality, much in contrast with the previous bright
'''Russia''' ( Extending across the entirety of northern Asia (North Asia) and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans nine time zones (Time in Russia) and incorporates a wide range of environments (Environment of Russia) and landforms.
The nation's history began with that of the East Slavs, who emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. ", ''Journal of World-Systems Research'' Vol. 12 (no. 2), pp. 219–229 (2006).
Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Soviet Union, the world's first constitutionally socialist state and a recognized superpower, Rozhnov, Konstantin, "Who won World War II?". BBC. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements (Timeline of Russian inventions and technology records) of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite (Sputnik), and the first man in space (Yuri Gagarin). Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality (the sole successor state (Succession of states)) of the Union state (Government of the Soviet Union).
The Russian economy ranks as the ninth largest (List of countries by GDP (nominal)) by nominal GDP and sixth largest (List of countries by GDP (PPP)) by purchasing power parity in 2014. GDP, PPP (current international $) Data Table Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources, the largest reserves in the world, have made it one of the largest producers of oil (oil producer) and natural gas (natural gas producer) globally. The country is one of the five recognized (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction (Russia and weapons of mass destruction). Russia is a great power and a permanent member (Permanent members of the United Nations Security Council) of the United Nations Security Council, a member of the G20, the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Community, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States.