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. The building, which still stands, was opened on 26 December 1877, with a large stage (13 meters in diameter) and stables (housing 150 horses). The architect was Vasily Kenel. '''Kazan Cathedral''' , also known as the "Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan", is a Russian Orthodox church (church (building)) located on the northeast corner of Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The current building is a reconstruction of the original church, which
century Russian medievalists who saw similarities between the Germanic tribal monarchies and those of the nomadic peoples of the Steppe. Painter, ''A History of the Middle Ages 284−1500''. ) refers to a diverse spectrum of prejudices, dislikes or fears of Russia, Russians, or Russian culture. Its opposite is Russophilia. The contemporary concept of Russophobia has wide circulation in right
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. The two nations engaged in trade and economic cooperation. After the start of Vladimir Putin's term, Singapore and Russia strengthened ties, participating in a number of regional meetings such as the ASEAN-Russia Summit and the ASEAN Regional Forum. Both Singapore and Russia are members of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation). --valign "top" Singapore and the Soviet Union (now Russia) entered into full diplomatic relations (Diplomacy) on 1 June 1968. The two nations engaged in trade and economic cooperation. After the start of Vladimir Putin's term, Singapore and Russia strengthened ties, participating in a number of regional meetings such as the ASEAN-Russia Summit and the ASEAN Regional Forum. Both Singapore and Russia are members of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation). --valign "top" import-goods machinery and transport equipment 41.1%, intermediate manufactured goods 19.3%, fuels 12.3%, chemicals 9.8%, miscellaneous manufactured goods 10.2% import-partners Germany 20%, Czech Republic 17.8%, Russia 10.6%, Hungary 6.9%, South Korea 5.2%, Austria 5%, Poland 4.9%, China (PRC) 4.2% (2008) FDI $45.75 billion (31 December 2009 est.) thumb 280px right Lieutenant Colonel Salaad Gabeyre Kediye (File:General Kediye.jpg), an early Somali military leader and the "Father of the Revolution" that succeeded Somalia's civilian administration. At independence in 1960, Somalia possessed a small and lightly equipped army with officers trained in Britain (United Kingdom), Egypt and Italy. After a military coup d'état in 1961, this force was expanded and modernized with the assistance of Russian and Cuban advisors. * Armenia is represented in Spain through its embassy in Rome and there is an honorary consulate in Valencia (Valencia, Spain). * Spain is represented in Armenia through its embassy in Moscow (Russia) and an honorary consulate in Yerevan. * There are around 42,000 people of Armenian descent (Armenian diaspora) living in Spain, especially in Valencia (Valencia, Spain) and Barcelona (See also Armenians in Spain) The war went on for more than twenty years, including the use of Russian-made combat helicopters (Mil Mi-24) and military cargo planes (Antonov An-26) that were used as bombers to devastating effect on villages and tribal rebels alike. "Sudan's independent history has been dominated by chronic, exceptionally cruel warfare that has starkly divided the country on ethnic, religious, and regional grounds; displaced an estimated four million people (of a total estimated population of thirty-two million); and killed an estimated two million people." Morrison, J. Stephen; de Waal, Alex. "Can Sudan Escape Its Intractability?". ''Grasping the Nettle: Analyzing Cases of Intractable Conflict''. Eds.: Crocker, Chester A.; Hampson, Fen Osler; Aall, Pamel (2005). United States Institute of Peace (Washington, D.C.). p. 162. It damaged Sudan's economy and led to food shortages, resulting in starvation and malnutrition. The lack of investment during this time, particularly in the south, meant a generation lost access to basic health services, education and jobs. thumb 210px Peace agreement dancers in Kapoeta, Eastern Equatoria (now in South Sudan (File:Peace agreement dancers in Kapoeta, Sudan.jpg)), 2006 Sudan now receives most of its military equipment from the People's Republic of China and Russia. Sudan has a weapons production company called the Military Industry Corporation, which can produce ammunition, machine guns, mortars, artillery, rockets, armoured vehicles, Unmanned aerial vehicles, tanks and even light planes. Commons:Category:Russia WikiPedia:Russia Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia
-futurism started, followed by lectures of Velimir Chlebnikov, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Alexiey Kruchonykh's ''Visual poems''. In 1918, after Poland regained its independence, Bruno returned to Kraków, where he applied for a position in the philosophical faculty of the Jagiellonian University. However, he suspended his studies to join the volunteer unit of the Polish Army and took part in the disarming of Austrian and German soldiers. After the Polish-Soviet War (February 1919
radio contesting victories in the large world wide contests. Competition between stations in large countries, such as Canada, Russia, or the United States can be greatly affected by the geographic locations of each station. Because of these variations, some stations may specialize in only those contests where they are not at a disadvantage, or may measure their own success against only nearby rivals. Mixed martial arts career At the age of 20, Arlovski began his professional MMA (Mixed martial arts) career at the Mix Fight M-1 in St Petersburg, Russia on April 9, 1999. It was a fairly inauspicious start, losing by KO to Viacheslav Datsik. Not deterred, Arlovski returned in 2000 to M-1 Global at the European Championships, taking the heavyweight crown with a submission (Submission (combat sport)) victory and a KO victory. Apart from tourism, Lubmin is a major transport and industry hub and investment location in the German energy sector. Both the Nord Stream gas pipeline from Russia (by ''Gazprom'' and ''E.ON'') and several power plants (by ''DONG Energy'' and ''EnBW'') are under construction. Moreover, Lubmin is the administrative seat of ''Amt (Amt (country subdivision)) Lubmin'', to which nine other municipalities belong. thumb 180px right SD-10A on display with the JF-17 (File:JF17-10-114-1739.jpg) light-weight fighter at the Farnborough International Airshow 2010. The new PL-12 active guided air-launched anti-aircraft missile uses the radar and data link from Russia's very capable Vympel R-77, PL-12 Globalsecurity.org combined with a Chinese missile motor. Some sources claim the resulting combination has a greater range than the Russian missile, and a fire-and-forget active guidance (from R-77) capability comparable to the modern U.S. (United States) AIM-120 AMRAAM. Military Sales to China: Going to Pieces Jamestown Foundation China Brief (Volume 2, Issue 23) Missiles in the Asia Pacific AusAirPower.net China unveils weapon developments Janes.com 14 May 2007 '''Joseph Volokolamsk Monastery''' (Иосифо-Волоколамский монастырь, Волоцкий Успенский Иосифов монастырь in Russian (Russian language)) is a monastery for men, located 17 km northeast of Volokolamsk, Moscow Oblast. In the 15th and 16th century, it rivaled the Trinity (Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra) as the most authoritative and wealthy monastery in Russia. It was frequently referred to as lavra, although there was no official corroboration of that status. Over the next several decades, the monastery became the center of his disciples, or Josephinians, and played a key role in the political and ecclesiastic life of the 16th-century Russia. It was also a stronghold of struggle against the opponents of church landownership and heretic (heresy)s. Its vaults were used as a prison for dissenters. The famous inmates included Maximus the Greek (who spent 14 years there), Vassian Patrikeyev, Feodor Kuritsyn, Feodosii, Archbishop of Novgorod (1542-1551) who helped in compiling the Velikaia Mineia Chetii of Makarii (Macarius, Metropolitan of Moscow) and helped draw up documents for the Stoglav Council, Metropolitan Daniel (Daniel, Metropolitan of Moscow), and Tsar Basil IV (Vasily IV of Russia). Joseph Volotsky, Metropolitan Daniel, Archbishop Feodosii, and Malyuta Skuratov are among many notables buried within monastery walls. thumb Andrei Gavrilov, February 2010 (File:Andrei Gawrilow, Pianist-13.jpg) '''Andrei Vladimirovich Gavrilov''' (in Russian (Russian language) Андрей Владимирович Гаврилов, born September 21, 1955) is a Russian pianist. In 1882, the great exodus from Russia took place; thousands of Jews forced to emigrate took up their residence in Philadelphia; at the present time they constitute a majority of the Jewish population. A society for the protection of immigrants arriving from the Slavonic provinces was organized October 5, 1884, and called the "Association of Jewish Immigrants"; Louis E. Levy was president. In 1903, 5,310 Jewish immigrants arrived at the port of Philadelphia. In general, they quickly became prosperous; many had entered the learned professions, and they built synagogues and hospitals in the southern portion of the city, where most of them resided. They had many synagogues and ḥebras, the most important being the Congregation B'nai Abraham, founded in 1882; B. L. Levinthal (Berhard Louis Levinthal) was rabbi of this and the associated congregations in 1904. The Society Hachnasath Orechim, or Wayfarers' Lodge, was organized November 16, 1890, and chartered April 29, 1891; it is one of the most active charitable associations in Philadelphia. The Hebrew Literature Society, founded in 1885, has opened a new building at 310 Catherine street. The Home for Hebrew Orphans, The Jewish Sheltering Home for the Homeless and Aged, the Mount Sinai Hospital Association, the Pannonia Beneficial Association, and the Talmud Torah were all situated in the southern portion of the city. In addition, the newcomers have many social, political, and literary organizations. thumb Vera de Bosset by Serge Sudeikin (File:Vera Stravinsky by Serge Sudeikine.jpg) '''Vera de Bosset Stravinsky''' (January 7, 1888 – September 17, 1982) was a Russian born American (United States) dancer and artist. She is better known as the mistress and, ultimately, second wife of the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky who married her in 1940. '''Chapayevsk''' ( Commons:Category:Russia WikiPedia:Russia Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia
'''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.