Russia

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intense+devotion

childhood, being abandoned after three weeks and left for up to another eight alone, while it becomes large enough to be able to swim. For terns, there is safety in numbers as the dense population works together to drive out marauding gulls. The snow geese in the Russian Arctic show intense devotion as they escort their goslings by foot to the coast some 50 kilometres away. Scorpions carry their young on their backs, while a shrew will leave hers under a stone while she goes to feed. The eider duck (Common Eider) is one creature that shares responsibility for its offspring: females regularly supervise the ducklings of others in a group. The mara (mara (mammal)) is another that uses a crèche (Crèche (zoology)) system, as does the bat, whose nurseries can be up to a million strong. The Florida scrub jay has a complex system of raising young known as cooperative breeding, where young stay on as helpers at the nest of their parents. Such behaviour is exhibited on a larger scale by elephants, where all females take an interest in raising a single calf. A chimpanzee’s childhood is socially complicated, as an individual must learn how to behave towards others, as well as master the use of tools. Albatrosses must be accomplished fliers as soon as possible — chicks are shown being hunted by tiger sharks. thumb right Waved Albatross (Image:Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) -pair.jpg)es on Galapagos Islands Broadcast 31 October 2001, the final programme examines the world's coastal environments, "the most dynamic of all ocean habitats". The perils of living in such places are highlighted by Marine Iguanas on the Galápagos Islands, whose diet of seaweed is quickly grabbed between crashing breakers. Many shores provide sites in which to breed or lay eggs. Apart from birds, turtles are among other major species to do so, and the mass emergence of flatback (Flatback Turtle)s on Crab Island (Crab Island (Queensland)) in Australia is reduced by predatory herons, pelicans and other hunters. Each year, four million seabirds, comprising fourteen species, return to the island of Talan in eastern Russia to nest. By ensuring that all their chicks eventually leave at the same time, they lessen the impact of predators. The rough seas of the Southern Ocean play host to penguin (Southern Rockhopper Penguin)s, and a group of them is shown being pursued by an aggressive bull sea lion (South American Sea Lion). The planet's coldest seas are in Antarctica, and on South Georgia each spring, thousands of Southern elephant seal (Southern Elephant Seal)s arrive to breed. A pair of males is shown fighting a bloody battle to control a harem of females. In Patagonia, the social nature of sea lions is shown as they establish colonies, each of them several hundred strong. While in some respects it is an ideal location for the growing young, high tide brings danger for the colony as a pod of orcas habitually goes on the attack. Having snatched a victim, the predator returns to the open ocean to 'play' with it. During the Napoleonic wars, the armies of France and Russia, had the imperial French cockade or the larger cockade of St. George pinned on the front of their shakos. Commons:Category:Russia WikiPedia:Russia Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia


stage history

over the play's stageability, it has been produced in many countries including France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Czechoslovakia, and the United States. Cameron, Kenneth N., and Horst Frenz. (December, 1945). "The Stage History of Shelley's ''The Cenci''." ''PMLA'', Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 1080–1105. Bieri, James. ''Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Biography: Exile of Unfulfilled Renown, 1816-1822''. Rosemont, 2005. It was included


popular publications

: A History'' (Oxford University Press, 2004) and ''The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture'' (Hoover Institution Press, 2000), as well as articles and essays in ''World Politics'', ''International Security'', ''Slavic Review'', ''Foreign Affairs'', and other academic and popular publications. He teaches courses in comparative politics, East European studies, and international affairs and is a three-time recipient of teaching awards from Georgetown


musical achievements

-Korsakoff , Kostis Palamas, and Nikos Kazantzakis, he set himself the life goal of establishing a Greek "national school" of music, based on the ideas of the Russian national composers, on western musical achievements and on modern Greek folk music, poetry and myth http: www.naxos.com person Manolis_Kalomiris 28406.htm . He thus founded in 1919 the Hellenic Conservatory and in 1926 the National Conservatoire (National Conservatoire (Greece)). He wrote three symphonies (symphony) and five operas, one piano concerto and one violin concertino (Concertino (composition)), other symphonic works, chamber music and numerous songs and piano works. He held various public posts and was elected member of the Academy of Athens (Academy of Athens (modern)). A passionate composer, he has a personal post romantic idiom characterised by his rich harmonies and orchestrations, complex counterpoint, his long eastern melodies and the frequent use of Greek folk rhythms. A preoccupation with love and death transcends all five of his music dramas. Biography Born in Smyrna, he attended school in Constantinople and studied piano and composition in Vienna. After working for a few years as a piano teacher in Kharkov (then Russia and now Ukraine) he settled in Athens and worked with his great friend Raam Ravi. An admirer of Richard Wagner, Rimsky-Korsakoff (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov), Kostis Palamas, and Nikos Kazantzakis, he set himself the life goal of establishing a Greek "national school" of music, based on the ideas of the Russian national composers, on western musical achievements and on modern Greek folk music, poetry and myth http: www.naxos.com person Manolis_Kalomiris 28406.htm . He thus founded in 1919 the Hellenic Conservatory and in 1926 the National Conservatoire (National Conservatoire (Greece)). He wrote three symphonies (symphony) and five operas, one piano concerto and one violin concertino (Concertino (composition)), other symphonic works, chamber music and numerous songs and piano works. He held various public posts and was elected member of the Academy of Athens (Academy of Athens (modern)). A passionate composer, he has a personal post romantic idiom characterised by his rich harmonies and orchestrations, complex counterpoint, his long eastern melodies and the frequent use of Greek folk rhythms. A preoccupation with love and death transcends all five of his music dramas. '''Bolosauridae''' is an extinct family (family (biology)) of ankyramorph parareptiles from the early Cisuralian epoch (Epoch (geology)) (middle Sakmarian stage) to the early Guadalupian epoch (latest Roadian stage) of North America, China, Germany and Russia. Commons:Category:Russia WikiPedia:Russia Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia


feature articles

''''', which began publication in 1930, is Russia’s oldest English-language publication newspaper. Many of its feature articles used to be translated from the now defunct Russian ''Moskovskiye Novosti.'' '''''Trud''''' ( Commons:Category:Russia WikiPedia:Russia Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia


intelligence amp

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battle school

, Ender (Ender Wiggin)'s brother, is now Hegemon of Earth. Accepting a tip from inside China, where Achilles (Achilles de Flandres) is held prisoner, Peter had planned for Bean (Bean (Ender's Game)) to operate the mission, but at the last minute (because he doubted Bean would cooperate) assigns Suriyawong, a battle school student from Thailand, to rescue Achilles in transport, believing that he can spy on Achilles, take over his network, and then turn Achilles over to some country

of the University of Tartu’s Department of Psychology and the chairman of the Estonian Science Foundation (2003-2009), as well as an editor of Estonia’s most important social science and humanities journal in English (English language), ''Trames''. While Ender is away in Battle School, Peter implores Valentine to "work with him". As young children, they write political commentary under pseudonyms ("Demosthenes" for Valentine, and "Locke (John Locke)" for Peter

, and the Ponce Lions (Ponce Lions (basketball)). Hatton has also played professionally in Portugal, Russia, Mexico and France. Hatton has been a member of the Puerto Rico national basketball team since 1993, taking part in both the 2004 Olympic Games (2004 Summer Olympics), famous for their defeat of the United States team (USA Basketball), as well as the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Post-War Battle-School Characters *''' Achilles de Flandres


world metal

Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott was shot to death while playing in Ohio, and on December 10, Cavalera's 8 month old grandson Moses unexpectedly died due to health complications. The following fall, on October 4, 2005, ''Dark Ages (Dark Ages (album))'' was released. Many critics have described ''Dark Ages (Dark Ages (album))'' as a return to Cavalera's thrash metal roots of the early Sepultura days; however, the world metal influence found on the first four Soulfly albums


professional solo

and South Korea. Graffman was born in New York City to Russian-Jewish parents. Having started piano at age 3, Graffman entered the Curtis Institute of Music at age 7 in 1936 as a piano student of Isabelle Vengerova. After graduating from Curtis in 1946, he made his professional solo debut with conductor Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. By age 20, Graffman had made a name for himself worldwide as a classical pianist. In 1949, he won the prestigious Leventritt Competition. He then furthered his piano studies with Rudolf Serkin at the Marlboro Music Festival (Marlboro Music School and Festival) and informally with Vladimir Horowitz. With the growing Russian influence in Tibet, a British expedition was sent via Jelep La to Lhasa in 1904 led by Colonel Francis Younghusband. This expedition was met by hostile Tibetan forces which were defeated by the British. A trade agreement was then forced on the Tibetans in the absence of the 13th Dalai Lama, who had fled to Mongolia. Commons:Category:Russia WikiPedia:Russia Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia


prominent single

975,000 sq.mi. It has been described as the world's largest unbroken lowland—more than 50 percent is less than 330 feet (100 m) above sea level

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.

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