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Tyre, Lebanon

; ref The dramatic increase in military performance is for the first time reflected in historical records on the occasion of the second siege of Tyre (Tyre, Lebanon) in 1124, when the crusaders reportedly made use of "great trebuchets". For this reason, early Christian baptistries (Baptismal font) and tombs typically were shaped as octagons. The practice of octaves was first introduced under Constantine I, when the dedication festivities of the basilicas at Jerusalem and Tyre, Lebanon were observed for eight days. After these one-off occasions, annual liturgical feasts began to be dignified with an octave. The first such feasts were Easter, Pentecost, and, in the East, Epiphany (Epiphany (holiday)). This occurred in the fourth century and served as a period of time for the newly baptized to take a joyful retreat. "Octave", ''Catholic Encyclopedia'' Margaritus first appears as a leader of the fleet alongside Tancred, then just count of Lecce, which took Cephalonia and the Ionian Islands in 1185 and then harassed Isaac Comnenus (Isaac Comnenus of Cyprus)' Cyprus and captured many of his ships, taking them back to Sicily. In Autumn 1187, King William sent him with a fleet to the Holy Land, where, on 2 October, Saladin had captured Jerusalem (Siege of Jerusalem (1187)). Margaritus, with 60 ships and 200 knights, patrolled the Palestine coast constantly, preventing Saladin from taking any of the vital seaports of the Latin crusader kingdom (Kingdom of Jerusalem). In July 1188, he arrived at Tripoli (Tripoli, Lebanon) and forced Saladin to raise the siege of Krak des Chevaliers. Something similar happened at Marqab, Latakia, and Tyre (Tyre, Lebanon) in the following year. On 11 November 1189, William died and his fleet returned. On 4 October 1190, Margaritus, the ''strategos'' Jordan du Pin, and many other nobles of Messina were forced to flee when Richard the Lion-Hearted, king of England, sacked the city and burnt it. Margaritus took little part thereafter in the Third Crusade. *It is metal well known in ancient times. It is the general opinion that the Phoenicians (w:Phoenicians) of Tyre (w:Tyre, Lebanon) and Sidon (w:Sidon) obtained their supplies of tin from the British Isles (w:British Isles). In Ezek (w:Book of Ezekiel) (27:12_ it is said to have been brought from Tarshish (w:Tarshish), which was probably a commercial emporium supplied with commodities from other places. In Isa (w:Book of Isaiah) (1:25) the word so rendered is generally understood of lead (w:Pead), the alloy with which the silver had become mixed. The fire of the Babylonish Captivity (w:Babylonish Captivity) would be the means of purging out the idolatrous (w:Idolatrous) alloy that had corrupted the people. **In Bible Dictionary quoted in Dictionary in: "tin".


Belarus

, Belarus, an administrative center of the Svislach district. '''Hero of Belarus''' is the highest title that can be bestowed on a citizen of Belarus. Created in 1995 by President Alexander Lukashenko, the title is awarded to those who perform great deeds in the name of Belarus. The deed can be for military (Military of Belarus) performance, economic (Economy of Belarus) excellence or great service to the State and society. The design of the medal is similar to its predecessor, Hero of the Soviet Union. Similar titles to the Hero of Belarus include the Russian (Russia) Hero of the Russian Federation and the Ukrainian (Ukraine) Hero of Ukraine. This title has only been awarded to five people since its inception — Uładzimir Karvat, Alaksandar Dubko, Michajił Karčmit, Vital Kramko and Pavieł Maryjaŭ. Of those, only Kramko and Maryjaŭ are living today. The current national '''flag of Belarus''' was formally adopted on June 7, 1995, following the result of a referendum voted on by the Belarusian people in the previous month. This new design replaced a historical flag that Belarus had used before becoming a Soviet Republic, and again after it regained its independence in 1991. The current flag is a modification of the 1951 flag (flag of Byelorussian SSR) used while the country was a republic of the Soviet Union. The 1995 flag has been the basis of several flags used by government bodies. A few groups have continued to use the previous flag, though its use in Belarus has been restricted by the government of president Alexander Lukashenko. The 1991 flag is still used in protests against the government. Independent observers have said that the referendum that selected the current flag did not meet democratic standards. '''"My Belarusy"''' is the unofficial title of the national anthem of Belarus and the first line of its lyrics. The anthem was originally written and adopted in 1955 for use in the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (Byelorussian SSR). The music of the Byelorussian SSR anthem (Anthem of Byelorussian SSR) was composed by Nester Sakalouski (Nestar Sakalowski) and the lyrics were written by Maxim Klimkovich (Mihas' Klimovich). After the collapse (Collapse of the Soviet Union) of the Soviet Union, the music composed by Sakalouski was kept and the lyrics were discarded. New lyrics, which were written by Klimkovich and Uladzimir Karyzny, were adopted by a presidential decree issued on July 2, 2002. Outside Ukraine During Alexander Lukashenko's inauguration (ceremony) as President of Belarus of 22 January 2011 Lukashenko vowed that Belarus would never have its own version of the Orange Revolution and Georgia (Georgia (country))'s 2003 Rose Revolution. Lukashenko Growls at Inauguration, The Moscow Times (24 January 2011) In the aftermath of the 2011 South Ossetian presidential election (South Ossetian presidential election, 2011) (in December 2011) and during the protests following the 2011 Russian elections (also in December 2011) the Ambassador of South Ossetia to the Russian Federation Dmitry Medoyev and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Putin's supporters named the Orange Revolution an infamous foreknowledge for there countries; 'Orange' methods will fail in South Ossetia, Kyiv Post (2 December 2011) Putin calls 'color revolutions' an instrument of destabilization, Kyiv Post (15 December 2011) Russians Rally as Putin Hints Reforms, Warns of Regime Change RIAN (4 February 2012) a 4 February 2012 rally in favor of Putin was named the "anti-Orange protest". Commons:Category:Belarus Wikipedia:Belarus Dmoz:Regional Europe Belarus


Ukraine

, the title is awarded to those who perform great deeds in the name of Belarus. The deed can be for military (Military of Belarus) performance, economic (Economy of Belarus) excellence or great service to the State and society. The design of the medal is similar to its predecessor, Hero of the Soviet Union. Similar titles to the Hero of Belarus include the Russian (Russia) Hero of the Russian Federation and the Ukrainian (Ukraine) Hero of Ukraine. This title has only been awarded to five people since its inception — Uładzimir Karvat, Alaksandar Dubko, Michajił Karčmit, Vital Kramko and Pavieł Maryjaŭ. Of those, only Kramko and Maryjaŭ are living today. The '''Arabat Spit''' ( Commons:Category:Ukraine WikiPedia:Ukraine Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine


Russia

be bestowed on a citizen of Belarus. Created in 1995 by President Alexander Lukashenko, the title is awarded to those who perform great deeds in the name of Belarus. The deed can be for military (Military of Belarus) performance, economic (Economy of Belarus) excellence or great service to the State and society. The design of the medal is similar to its predecessor, Hero of the Soviet Union. Similar titles to the Hero of Belarus include the Russian (Russia) Hero of the Russian Federation and the Ukrainian (Ukraine) Hero of Ukraine. This title has only been awarded to five people since its inception — Uładzimir Karvat, Alaksandar Dubko, Michajił Karčmit, Vital Kramko and Pavieł Maryjaŭ. Of those, only Kramko and Maryjaŭ are living today. Comments: *I found this horrible article called Union of the Russian People, which supposedly describes the '''Black Hundred''' movement (also known as '''chernosotentsy'''). Actually, '''Union of the Russian People''' was the name of one of its chapters in a few regions of Russia. We have to merge the two under the '''Black Hundred''' name and expand on its history and activity. KNewman (User:KNewman) 21:08, Dec 6, 2004 (UTC) **While I agree with your judgement of the article, I think you are a bit confused as to who is chapter of who. First of all, one must clearly separate the Imperial and modern times. Mikkalai (User:Mikkalai) 02:14, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC) '''Five''' (also known as '''5ive''') were a British (United Kingdom) boyband (boy band) put together in 1997 by the same team that managed the Spice Girls before they launched their career. The five members were Scott Robinson (Scott Robinson (singer)), Ritchie Neville, J Brown (Jason "J" Brown), Abs Breen (Abz Love) and Sean Conlon. Signed by Simon Cowell, they were a manufactured band and held several rounds of auditions in London, in 1997. the auditions resulted in a provisional casting of 7 members with 2 standby members Peter Montpellier and Paul Taylor who were later cut when the final 5 were chosen in September. The band enjoyed great success worldwide, particularly in the UK (United Kingdom), most of Europe and Asia, Russia, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and the USA (United States). They split up on 27 September 2001, after selling 20 million records worldwide, and having 11 top ten singles and four top ten albums in the UK. Four of the five original members, Robinson, Breen, Neville and Brown briefly reformed the group without Conlon in September 2006, with a new management team headed by music manager Richard Beck. Eight months later, having secured a lucrative tour, but failing to gain enough record company interest, Five made an announcement via their official website they would again disband. On 18 August 1919 at Kronstadt, Russia, Lieutenant Steele was second-in-command of Coastal Motor Boat 88. Steele’s boat became illuminated by an enemy searchlight. Very heavy machine gun fire followed immediately, the Captain being killed and the boat thrown off course. A British aircraft saw the problem, dived on the searchlight and put it out with gunfire. Lieutenant Steele took the wheel and steadied the boat, lifting the dead officer away from the steering and firing position, and torpedoed the battleship ''Andrei Pervozanni'' (Andrei Pervozvanny class battleship) at 100 yards range. He then manoeuvred the CMB in a very confined space to get a clear shot at the other battleship ''Petropavlosk'' (Battleship Petropavlovsk (1914)) before making for the safety of the bay. On 18 August 1919 at Kronstadt, Russia, Commander Dobson was in command of the Coastal Motor Boat Flotilla which he led through the chain of forts to the entrance to Kronstadt harbour. CMB 31BD, a 55 ft boat, from which he directed the general operations then passed in under heavy machine-gun fire and hit the battleship ''Andrei Pervozvanny'' (Andrei Pervozvanny class battleship) with both torpedoes, subsequently returning through heavy fire to the open sea. As a child he hung around his father's workshop and was encouraged to try sculpting in plasticine by the family friend and renowned Russian sculptor, Prince Paolo Troubetzkoy (1866-1938). '''Business oligarch''' is a near-synonym of the term "business magnate", borrowed by the English speaking and western media from Russian parlance to describe the huge, fast-acquired wealth of some businessmen of the former Soviet republics (mostly Russia and Ukraine) during privatization in Russia and other post-Soviet states in 1990s. Businessmen with great wealth from these countries, were commonly labelled (simply) "oligarchs" in Russian regardless of whether they had real political power, as the term "oligarch (oligarchy)" would imply. Crew exchanges allow young people from one country to sail with those from another. Long before the end of the Cold War, ships from Russia and Poland (which in some cases had been built in Germany) joined the International Fleet in 1974. A limited exchange between the East (Eastern bloc) and West was initiated and they put their respective backgrounds behind them, common sailors joined together by the brotherhood of the sea. In February 1992, the fighting escalated in South Ossetia, with sporadic Russian involvement. Facing interior instability and political chaos, Shevardnadze agreed to negotiations to avoid a confrontation with Russia. A cease-fire was agreed upon and on 14 July 1992, a peacekeeping operation began, consisting of a Joint Control Commission and joint Russian – Georgian (Georgia (country)) – Ossetian military patrols. In February 1992, the fighting escalated in South Ossetia, with sporadic Russian involvement. Facing interior instability and political chaos, Shevardnadze agreed to negotiations to avoid a confrontation with Russia. A cease-fire was agreed upon and on 14 July 1992, a peacekeeping operation began, consisting of a Joint Control Commission and joint Russian – Georgian (Georgia (country)) – Ossetian military patrols. In February 1992, the fighting escalated in South Ossetia, with sporadic Russian involvement. Facing interior instability and political chaos, Shevardnadze agreed to negotiations to avoid a confrontation with Russia. A cease-fire was agreed upon and on 14 July 1992, a peacekeeping operation began, consisting of a Joint Control Commission and joint Russian – Georgian (Georgia (country)) – Ossetian military patrols. In September 1993, Zviad Gamsakhurdia took advantage of the struggle in Abkhazia to return to the city of Zugdidi, western Georgia, and rally enthusiastic but disorganized Georgians in Samegrelo region against the demoralized and unpopular government of Eduard Shevardnadze. Although Gamsakhurdia initially represented his return as a rescue of Georgian forces after the Abkhazian disaster, he actually disarmed part of the Georgian troops retreating from the breakaway region and established his control over the significant part of Samegrelo. Ex-president's advance made Shevardnadze to join the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and appeal for Russian military assistance. In mid-October, the addition of Russian weapons, supply-line security, and technical assistance turned the tide against Gamsakhurdia. On October 20, around 2,000 Russian troops moved to protect Georgian railroads. '''Conax''' is a global technology company that provides conditional access solutions for digital television. Based in Oslo, Norway, Conax has subsidiaries in the USA, India and Germany and sales & support offices in Russia, Singapore, China, South Korea, Brazil, and Canada. Basic Element Deripaska is the sole owner and CEO of Basic Element (Basic Element (company)), a diversified investment group established in 1997, with assets in Russia and abroad. Basic Element's main assets are concentrated in five sectors: energy (Energy (society)), manufacturing, financial services, agriculture, construction and aviation. The major assets include United Company RUSAL Commons:Category:Russia WikiPedia:Russia Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia


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