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State Political Directorate

of the trip to Belomor includes conversations between OGPU (State Political Directorate) chief Semyon Firin and Prince Mirsky (D.S. Mirsky) that reveal at least some of the writers were aware of the true nature of Belomor. While in Astrakhan, Rakovsky was employed by the Regional Planning Committee (Economy of the Soviet Union) (''Gubplan''). He was also active as a writer, starting work on a volume detailing the sources of Utopian socialism and the thought of Saint-Simon (Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon). Rakovsky, in Fagan, ''Opposition and Exile''; Tănase, "The Renegade Istrati" Rakovsky remained involved in Trotskyist politics, was contacted by Panait Istrati and the Greek (Greece) writer Nikos Kazantzakis, and corresponded with Trotsky (who had himself been exiled to Almaty). Most of his writings were confiscated by the State Political Directorate, but the letter on Soviet "bureaucratism" he addressed to Nikolai Valentinov survived, and became notorious as a critique of Stalinism (under the title ''"Professional Dangers" of Power''). Rakovsky, in Fagan, ''Opposition and Exile''; Tismăneanu, p.61-62 Mistrusting Stalin's new leftist policies, he foresaw the renewed moves against the Left Opposition (inaugurated by Trotsky's 1929 expulsion). In January 1930, restored in the party and appointed to the Nizhniy-Novgorod Planning Committee; in 1932 member of the Board of the People's Commissariat of the Light Industry, acting head of the People's Commissariat of State Farms. In January 1933, expelled, arrested and interrogated by the GPU (State Political Directorate); sentenced to 3 years exile; finally expelled in 1936 and arrested again on 20 December 1936; he refused to confess and on 13 July 1937 he was sentenced to death and shot. He was rehabilitated by the government of Mikhail Gorbachev in 1988. With the creation of the Soviet Union all the Cheka departments were consolidated into the State Political Directorate of NKVD that consisted of the respective republican ministries. The republican security services were finally integrated into the Ministry of Internal Affairs of USSR on July 10, 1934 through March 13, 1954. At first it was named as the Chief Directorate of the State Security for NKVD, but was later reorganised during World War II and the death of Stalin. The propaganda story The most popular account of the story is as follows: born to poor peasants in Gerasimovka (Gerasimovka, Sverdlovsk Oblast), a small village 350 kilometers north-east of Yekaterinburg (then known as Sverdlovsk), Morozov was a dedicated communist (communism) who led the Young Pioneers at his school, and a supporter of Stalin's collectivization of farms (Collectivisation in the USSR). In 1932, at the age of 13, Morozov reported his father to the political police (GPU (State Political Directorate)). Supposedly, Morozov's father, the Chairman of the Village Soviet, had been "''forging documents and selling them to the bandits and enemies of the Soviet State''" (as the sentence read). The elder Morozov, Trofim, was sentenced to ten years in a labour camp (Gulag), and later executed. However, Pavlik's family did not take kindly to his activities: on September 3 of that year, his uncle, grandfather, grandmother and a cousin murdered him, along with his younger brother. All of them except the uncle were rounded up by the GPU and convicted to "the highest measure of social defense" - execution by a firing squad. After the assumption of power by the Bolsheviks, Golitsyn remained in Russia, earning his living by repairing shoes and by maintaining public vegetable gardens. Although he was not occupied with political activity, during the period from 1920 to 1924 he was twice arrested by the organs TO VCHK-OGPU (State Political Directorate), on the suspicion of connection with counterrevolutionaries. After his third arrest (on 12 February 1925), on the decision of the OGPU board of 22 June 1925, he was executed on 2 July 1925, in Leningrad. '''Active Measures''' ( ; 1885, Pavlograd - March 22, 1925) headed the Soviet foreign intelligence service, the ''INO'' of the GPU (State Political Directorate), from 1921 until May 1922, when he was sent to head the GPU in the South Caucasus region where had been involved in the suppression of the 1924 August Uprising in the Georgian SSR. He died in a plane crash near Tiflis (Tbilisi) in unclear circumstances. Mogilevsky was born to Jewish parents in Pavlograd. In 1903 he joined the RSDRP, and in 1904 Mogilevsky was arrested. In 1906 he left Russia for Switzerland where Mogilevsky met Vladimir Lenin who recommended him to be admitted into Bolshevik section of the party. At the outbreak of the World War I he returned to Russia and was a soldier on the front. Mogilevsky participated in the 1917 October Revolution. During the Russian Civil War he was appointed to various positions in the GPU (State Political Directorate). Since May 1922 Mogilevsky headed the Caucausian GPU and was responsible for intelligence in Iran and Turkey. He participated in stifling the August Uprising in Georgian SSR. Mogilevsky was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner in 1924 for his outstanding activities in the suppression of the uprising


Craiova

Gardens and starting work with Bulandra. Rebengiuc was at the time in a relationship with Anca Vereşti, whom he married in 1960, divorcing her five years later. Moldavian and Wallachian history The term Qaim Maqam has a specific meaning in Moldavian and Wallachian history, where it refers to a temporary replacement for a Hospodar ("prince"), in and after Phanariote rule, as well


Fayetteville, Arkansas

In Pictures: The Best And Worst Cities For Recession Recovery date June 10, 2009 publisher Forbes Magazine accessdate July 30, 2011 History Settlement through Antebellum period file left thumb South end of Fayetteville, early 1890s. (File:South Fayetteville, Arkansas, early 1890s.png) In 1828, George McGarrah settled at Big Spring with his family on the modern day corner of Spring and Willow, founding the town of Washington, and starting work


Almaty

in Astrakhan, Rakovsky was employed by the Regional Planning Committee (Economy of the Soviet Union) (''Gubplan''). He was also active as a writer, starting work on a volume detailing the sources of Utopian socialism and the thought of Saint-Simon (Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon). Rakovsky, in Fagan, ''Opposition and Exile''; Tănase, "The Renegade Istrati" Rakovsky remained involved in Trotskyist politics, was contacted by Panait Istrati and the Greek (Greece) writer Nikos Kazantzakis, and corresponded with Trotsky (who had himself been exiled to Almaty). Most of his writings were confiscated by the State Political Directorate, but the letter on Soviet "bureaucratism" he addressed to Nikolai Valentinov survived, and became notorious as a critique of Stalinism (under the title ''"Professional Dangers" of Power''). Rakovsky, in Fagan, ''Opposition and Exile''; Tismăneanu, p.61-62 Mistrusting Stalin's new leftist policies, he foresaw the renewed moves against the Left Opposition (inaugurated by Trotsky's 1929 expulsion). Traffic The Ölgii Airport (ULG ZMUL) has one unpaved runway. It offers regular flights to Ulaanbaatar and irregular flights to Almaty in Kazakhstan. - 39. 10 September 2008 Almaty, Kazakhstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kazakhstan Localities Almaty WikiPedia:Almaty Commons:Category:Almaty


Portland, Oregon

record label, Trifekta, which released their debut single, "Like a Call" in December. Nearly two years after starting work, ''Fingers Crossed'' was issued on 9 February 2003. Most of the group's members play multiple instruments and their music makes use of a wide range of instruments, from analog synthesizers, samplers (Sampler (musical instrument)), the glockenspiel and handclaps (Clapping); to concert band instruments like


Bulgaria

this grape is produced in California and Cyprus. The majority of the refugees chose to resettle in Belgrade, Serbia. Other, much smaller, groups chose Sofia (Bulgaria), Prague (Czechoslovakia) and Paris and Lyon (France). The Kalmyk refugees in Belgrade built a Buddhist temple there in 1929. Born in Kotel (Kotel, Bulgaria), Bulgaria, Bozhilov attended the Higher Commercial School in Svishtov before starting work as a bookkeeper at the Bulgarian National Bank for the Kyustendil Banking Agency in 1902. Bozhilov worked for the Bulgarian National Bank for a total of 36 years and served at various times as its governor (1922-1923, 1923-1924, 1931-1932, 1934-1935, 1935-1938, 1944). In November 1938, Bozhilov became Minister of Finance in the government of Prime Minister Georgi Kyoseivanov, a position which Bozhilov kept when Bogdan Filov became prime minister in 1940. In 1943, after Tsar Boris III died, Filov became one of Bulgaria’s three regents. Filov, a fervent ally of Nazi Germany and the most powerful of the regents, used his power to appoint Bozhilov (another pro-German) prime minister. Eastern Rumelia or Eastern Roumelia was an autonomous province (vilayet) in the Ottoman Empire from 1878 to 1908; however it was under Bulgarian control beginning in 1885 (see Bulgarian unification). Based in San Francisco, PC World's original edition is published in the United States however it is also available in other countries (51 in total), sometimes under a different name: * ''PC World'' in Albania, Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Brazil, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, India (from July 2006), Italy, Kosovo, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Spain, Romania, Turkey, Vietnam, Ecuador. * ''PC Advisor'' in Ireland and the United Kingdom. (Another now-discontinued magazine called ''Personal Computer World'' and a ''PC World (PC World (retailer))'' retailer —neither related to the ''PC World'' magazine —already exist or existed in those markets.) '''PFC Litex Lovech''' (


Northern Ireland

, County Antrim, before starting work as a social worker in 1973. *Members of the European Parliament for Ireland 2004–2009 – List ordered by constituency *For the Northern Ireland European Parliament elections, see 2004 UK European Parliament election (European Parliament election, 2004 (United Kingdom)). thumb 300px (File:Kircubbin Village from the air - geograph.org.uk - 1442596.jpg) '''Kircubbin''' (possibly derived from Scots (Ulster Scots dialects) ''Kirk'' and Irish (Irish language) ''Gobáin'' meaning "church of Gobáin") Placenames NI is a village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is on the shores of Strangford Lough, between Newtownards and Portaferry. The population is roughly 2,000. The village harbour contains leisure craft, yachts, and a sailing club. The main street was redone in 2008 with some old houses knocked down and rebuilt as new buildings. When ''New Statesmen'' finished it was replaced by two contemporary stories: ''Troubled Souls (Troubled Souls (comics))'' by Garth Ennis and John McCrea, set amid the "troubles" of Northern Ireland, and ''Sticky Fingers (Sticky Fingers (comics))'', a flatshare comedy by Myra Hancock and David Hine. ''Troubled Souls'' was Ennis's comics debut, and led to a sequel, ''For a Few Troubles More'', and a religious satire, ''True Faith (True Faith (comics))'', the latter illustrated by Warren Pleece. A month earlier, Tommy Makem emigrated to the United States from his hometown of Keady, County Armagh in Northern Ireland. Tommy Makem, born November 4, 1932, had met Liam Clancy months before they both emigrated. Diane Hamilton, friend of Paddy Clancy in New York, followed in the footsteps of her mentor, Jean Ritchie, came to Ireland in search of rare Irish songs. Knowing Paddy Clancy, her first stop was at the Clancy household, where she recorded several members of the family, including the Clancys' mother, sister Peg and Joan, and nineteen-year-old Liam Clancy. Hamilton asked Liam and recently returned Bobby Clancy to join her on a trek through Ireland to locate and record source singers. Clarke's work in the 1980s is fiercely stark and political, including the David Leland plays ''Beloved Enemy'' (1981) on multinational corporations and ''Psy-Warriors'' (1981) on military interrogation. But he also directed David Bowie in ''Baal (Baal (play))'' (1982) for the BBC, part of Clarke’s interest in Bertolt Brecht. His film work became more sparse, culminating in ''Contact'' (1984) on the British military presence in Northern Ireland, ''Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire'' (1985), ''Road'' (1987) and his short film (40 mins.) ''Elephant (Elephant (1989 film))'' (1989 (1989 in film)) which dealt with 'the troubles' in Northern Ireland and featured a series of shootings with no narrative and hardly any dialogue; all were based on accounts of actual sectarian killings that had taken place in Belfast. The film took its title from Bernard MacLaverty's description of the troubles as "the elephant in our living room (Elephant in the room)" - a reference to the collective denial of the underlying social problems of Northern Ireland. His final production, ''The Firm (The Firm (1988 film))'' (1989), covered football hooliganism through the lead character played by Gary Oldman, but also the politics of Thatcher’s Britain. - 5. 2 April 2003 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland WikiPedia:Northern Ireland Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Northern Ireland commons:Northern Ireland


Jerusalem

between 1955 and 1958 in the Nahal. He studied Geography and Political Science at the University of Haifa before starting work with the Shin Bet in 1962. DATE OF BIRTH 30 June 1937 PLACE OF BIRTH Jerusalem, Mandate Palestine (British Mandate of Palestine) DATE OF DEATH In March 2010, Israel announced it would continue to build 1,600 new homes that were already under construction in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo, during Vice-President Joe Biden's visit to Israel. The incident was described as "one of the most serious rows between the two allies in recent decades". Commons:Category:Jerusalem Wikipedia:Jerusalem Dmoz:Regional Middle East Israel Localities Jerusalem


Taiwan

, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa. Almost all teachers apply for an ARC through their employers only after starting work and it is tied to their ongoing employment with that school. Therefore, if the teacher wishes to leave their employment, they will have to quickly find an alternative employer or lose their ARC and hence be required to leave Taiwan. Also, very few schools will arrange an ARC without at least a year-long contract being signed. Frankly, with all this inflexibility, it's no wonder so many teachers opt for the non-legal route. That and tax evasion. Citizens of Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Ireland and Canada aged 18-30 can apply for a '''working holiday visa'''. For more information, visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs website. After living in Taiwan continuously for 5 years, you may apply for '''permanent residency''', which if granted, allows you to live and work in Taiwan indefinitely without restrictions. A lot of the illegal teaching work that the majority of English teachers partake in is simply through '''private student''' tuition with payment being cash-in-hand. You can find a lot of private students around universities that have a Chinese-teaching department - look for the areas where all the foreign students will be and check the noticeboards. Because the majority of adult private students want to practice English conversation, you won't need to have any Chinese ability. However, it is definitely a selling point and, if you do have Chinese-speaking ability, it's worthwhile mentioning that in any advertising of your services. Also, once you have some regular students, remember that in Taiwan, as in most Asian countries, 'connections' or 'guanxi' are very important - if your students like you, they will in all likelihood recommend you to their family and friends. Teaching English in Taiwan can be lucrative, as the '''salaries''' are very high compared to the cost of living, typically ranging $500-650 per hour before deductions in most language schools, with anything between $500-1000 per hour being negotiable for private students. In the past few years, the flow of would-be teachers into Taiwan has increased dramatically, resulting in stiffer competition for jobs as well as a general drop in wages and this trend may continue. On top of this, the Taiwanese dollar has been sliding in value over the past five years, meaning you get less and less for your dollar in foreign currency at the end of the month. Aside from English-teaching, '''other common kinds of employment''' available for mainly native English-speaking travelers include such tid-bits as small acting parts for TV and film, voice talent (video games, dubbing tracks, etc.), editing and even writing educational materials. Many of these will be advertized on billboards in Chinese language-teaching institutes and universities, where there are likely to be many foreign students. If after travelling and living there, you find you are '''serious about working in Taiwan''', the most lucrative employment to be had is if you are employed by a multinational company, perhaps in a high-paying country like the UK, U.S. or Australia, and you are sent across to their office in Taiwan. Many foreigners end up doing the same job as their colleagues who were employed in the Taiwan office, but for perhaps 3 or 4 times their pay. Stay safe


Wales

University Belfast . There he joined the university's student Alliance Party grouping. After graduating, Ford took a year out to work as a volunteer at the ecumenical Corrymeela Community in Ballycastle (Ballycastle, County Antrim), County Antrim, before starting work as a social worker in 1973. Similar organisations The equivalent body in Wales was ELWa. In Scotland, colleges are funded by the Scottish Funding Council. Early life and career Sterling "Old Pap" Price was born near Farmville (Farmville, Virginia), in Prince Edward County (Prince Edward County, Virginia), Virginia, into a family of Welsh origin. His mother was Elizabeth Williamson, and his father was Pugh Price, whose ancestor John Price Familysearch.org was born in Brecknock, Wales, in 1584 and settled in the Virginia Colony. Price attended Hampden-Sydney College in 1826 and 1827, Dupuy, p. 612. where he studied law and worked at the courthouse near his home. He was admitted to the Virginia bar (bar (law)) and established a law practice. The '''Thirteen Treasures of the Island of Britain''' (Welsh (Welsh language): ''Tri Thlws ar Ddeg Ynys Prydain'') are a series of items in late medieval Welsh (Wales) tradition. Lists of the items appear in texts dating to the 15th and 16th centuries. Jones, Mary. "Tri Thlws ar Ddeg Ynys Prydain". From maryjones.us. Retrieved June 16, 2009. Most of the items are placed in the ''Hen Ogledd'' or "Old North", the Brythonic (Brythonic languages)-speaking parts of what is now southern Scotland and Northern England; some early manuscripts refer to the whole list specifically as treasures "that were in the North". The number of treasures is always given as thirteen, but some later versions list different items, replacing or combining entries to maintain the number. Later versions also supplement the plain list with explanatory comments about each treasure. meaning "little" region Wales, Ireland (Republic of Ireland) origin Welsh Travels In May 1990, McCandless donated the remaining $24,000 of the $47,000, given to him by a family friend for his law degree, to Oxfam International, a hunger charity. Towards the end of June, he began traveling under the name "Alexander" McCandless until later adopting the last name of "Supertramp" (Krakauer notes the connection with Welsh (Wales) author W. H. Davies and his 1908 autobiography ''The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp''). Most people he encountered regarded him as intelligent and one who loved to read. By the end of the summer, McCandless made his way through Arizona, California and South Dakota, where he worked at a grain elevator in Carthage (Carthage, South Dakota). He survived a flash flood, but allowed his car to wash out (although it suffered little permanent damage and was later reused by the local police force as an undercover vehicle) and disposed of his license plate. WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru


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