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on apartment blocks. Balcony improvements, Pro-Remont home improvement site (in Russian) *A loggia was added to the Sydney Opera House in 2006. From the beginning, the Japanese royal family, especially Empress Shōken, provided active support for Red Cross activities. During the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905), the Japanese Red Cross played an outstanding role to rescue many Russian prisoners of war, gaining

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As of the 2007-08 school year, Newark Academy had students from 79 communities in grades 6-12. There were 410 students in the upper school and 145 students in middle school. Ethnic minority students comprise 25% of the student population and 4% of the total population are international students from Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Germany, India, Israel, Russia, and the United Kingdom. http: podium default.aspx?t 27458 Boxing (Boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics) Kazakhstan sent eight boxers to the 2004 Olympics. Each of them won at least one bout, a feat that not even Cuba accomplished. Three of the Kazakhstani boxers won medals, one each of gold, silver, and bronze. This put Kazakhstan in a tie with Thailand for third place in the boxing medals count, behind only Cuba and Russia. Russia was a constant annoyance for the Kazakhs, as they lost four of the five matches they boxed against Russians. In contrast, Bakhtiyar Artayev won the only match Kazakhstan had against the almost-invincible Cubans. History AJC was established in 1906 by a small group of American Jews concerned about pogroms aimed at the Jewish population of Russia. It's official purpose was to prevent infringement of the civil and religious rights of Jews and to alleviate the consequences of persecution." ''New York Times'', Nov. 11, 1907, pg 16 *“Maintain social cohesion, economic competitiveness, technological ingenuity, and military strength”. USCNS 21, ''Seeking a National Strategy: A Concert For Preserving Security and Promoting Freedom'' (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, April 2000), 9. The US must re-focus on education, specifically in the sciences, to ensure its technological dominance in the 21st century. Furthermore, the US must reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and investigate other energy alternatives. *“Assist the integration of key major powers, especially China (People's Republic of China), Russia, and India, into the mainstream of the emerging international system”. The US must engage emerging, and in Russia’s case re-emerging, world powers and work to foster their integration into the world’s economy. However, the US must not lose sight of its

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Society were the producing organizations of that period. At the university the Institute of Improving Professional Skill program is available, along with information devices and computers; IT software and others. Among the staff are recipients of governmental awards and honours, noted educators, notable figures in science and engineering and renowned inventors and researchers from Belarus and Russia. In addition, the physical education faculty features trainers from Belarus and Russia. Professors and scientific staff of the BSUIR have been invited to deliver lectures at schools in Canada, the US, Germany, Portugal, Spain, China, Poland and other countries. The physical plant is housed in six buildings, with a modern laboratory and technological facilities. Within the framework of contracts with a number of industrial corporations, instruction is conducted with their equipment. With sponsorship by Philips, Intel, IBM and their Belarusian partners, a number of computer classes have advanced computer equipment. BSUIR contracts in the introduction of new technology with a number of institutes in other countries: with Moscow State University of Electronics and Mathematics in distance education, the University of Wuppertal (Germany) in a lecturer exchange and with Warsaw Technological University in the introduction and development of automated training systems in microelectronics. Commons:Category:Russia WikiPedia:Russia Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia

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the attacking Red Army. Following the defeat at Stalingrad, General Mellenthin described the German war on the Eastern Front in the following terms: "We are in the position of a man who has seized a wolf by the ears and dare not let him go." (May 14, 1943). Barry also continues to be active in music. Since 2001 he has performed in Italy, England, France and Russia (he appeared with the Russian band, Crossroadz, in Moscow). He often appears with his own

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group OH MOSCOW (1987 - ). In 1992 he met his wife, Korean (Koreans) artist Yi Soonjoo, and was portrayed by Moscow TV in the short film ''Balance Action'' which was shown at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Donaldson has performed in over twenty operas, including ''Cinderella's Bad Magic'' as Cinderella I, a role she created in Russia and the United States. In 2008 she returned to Australia and to Essgee, reprising the role of Yum-Yum in '' The Mikado

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in the United States, Canada, as well as Mexico, Russia, China, Japan, and New Zealand. Waddell’s work set standards for elevated railroad systems and helped develop materials suitable for large span bridges. His most important contribution was the development of the steam-powered (steam engine) high-lift bridge (lift bridge). His design was first used in 1893 for Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)'s South Halsted Street Lift-Bridge over the Chicago River; he went on to design more than 100 other movable bridges, and the company he founded continues to make movable bridges of various types. Waddell was a widely respected writer on bridge design, and an advocate of quality training of engineers. Many of Waddell's surviving bridges are now considered historic landmarks. Following his stint on ''Another World'', he produced ''One Life to Live'' from 1984 to 1991, ''Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara (TV series))'' from 1991 to 1993, ''Guiding Light'' from 1996 to 2002, and ''The Young and the Restless'' from 2008 to 2011. Most recently, he was consulting producer to a period-drama aired on Russian television, called ''Bednaya Nastya''. History The 2-2-2 configuration appears to have been developed by Robert Stephenson and Company in 1834, as an enlargement of their 2-2-0 ''Planet'' configuration, offering more stability and a larger firebox (Firebox (steam engine)). The new type became known as Stephenson's Patentee locomotive. Hamilton Ellis, ''The pictorial encyclopaedia of railways,'' Hamlyn, 1968, p.37. Adler (Adler (locomotive)), the first successful locomotive to operate in Germany, was a ''Patentee'' supplied by Robert Stephenson and company in component form in December, 1835 was one of the earliest examples. Other examples were exported to the Netherlands, Russia and Italy. Ellis, ''The pictorial encyclopaedia of railways,'' p.37. By 1838 the 2-2-2 had become the standard passenger design by Robert Stephenson and Company. Science Museum, The British Railway Locomotive 1803-1853, H.M.S.O, 1958, p.13. right thumb 200px A modern Fairlie 0-4-4-0 built for the Festiniog Railway Ffestinog Railway (File:DavidLloydGeorge-P6031714.JPG) The first Fairlie 0-4-4-0 was built for the Neath and Brecon Railway in 1866, but the design came to prominence in 1869 with ''Little Wonder'' for the Festiniog Railway in North Wales followed by five others. One locomotive was supplied to the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad in 1872. The type was also used in Mexico, New Zealand and Russia on Transcaucasian Railway. '''Lexicon''' was a text editor word processor MS-DOS program that was extremely popular in the Soviet Union and Russia at the end of 1980s and in 1990s. Some estimate that Lexicon was illegally installed on 95% of all Russian PCs. The last version for MS-DOS was 3.0. Later Windows (Microsoft Windows) versions were developed, but they were not popular. Following the Peace of Karlowitz in 1699 the Ottoman Empire devolved into the "sick man of Europe" and "the question of the Holy Sites started transforming from an internal Ottoman problem, to an external diplomatic one". This was to prove a major disadvantage since Western Armenia had been gobbled up by the Ottomans and then in 1828, the Eastern half was swept into the Russian empire. Whereas most of the other Churches had patron nations, such as France for the Catholics and Russia for the Orthodox (Russian Orthodox), the Armenians now found themselves alone among Christian giants. The subsequent decline during this period of the Egyptian Copt (Copts)ic and Ethiopian church holdings in the city were also part of this sequence of events that deprived the Monophysite churches of powerful nation-state backers. In May 2005 the Kazakh Information Ministry ordered one of the few opposition (Opposition (politics)) newspapers to close. The ministry accused ''Respublika'' (Respublika (Kazakh newspaper)) of inciting ethnic hatred by publishing an interview with a Russian politician who made derogatory remarks about ethnic Kazakhstanis. Its editor, Irina Petrushova, fled to Russia in 2002 after intimidation and the firebombing of the paper's offices. The paper's deputy editor Galina Dyrdina called the closure politically-motivated, and vowed to appeal. A great-grandson of Aleksandr Danilovich Menshikov, Duke of Ingria, and a cognatic descendant of the Princely House of Galitzine (another of his great-grandfathers was Prince Michael Golitsyn, the military governor of Åbo during the Russian occupation in the Great Northern War). Aleksandr entered the Russian service as attaché to the embassy at Vienna in 1809. He became close with Tsar Alexander I (Alexander I of Russia) and accompanied him throughout his campaigns against Napoleon. In 1817, Menshikov was appointed acting Quartermaster general of the General Staff. In 1823, he was transferred to the ministry of foreign affairs. Menshikov retired from army service in 1824. Origin The doctrine was formalized in a 1927 treatise by Alexander Nahum Sack, Graeme Smith A new euro crisis strategy: deny the debt ''The Globe and Mail'' 20 November 2011 a Russian émigré legal theorist, based upon 19th-century precedents including Mexico's repudiation of debts incurred by Emperor Maximilian's (Maximilian of Mexico) regime, and the denial by the United States of Cuban liability for debts incurred by the Spanish colonial regime (Spanish colonization of the Americas). The story takes place over the course of five days in 1811 and one day in 1812, at a time in history, when Poland-Lithuania (Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth) had already been divided between the armies of Russia, Prussia, and Austria (see Partitions of Poland) and erased from the political map of Europe, although in 1807, just before the story begins, Napoleon had established a satellite Duchy of Warsaw in the Prussian partition, in existence until the Congress of Vienna held in the aftermath of Napoleonic defeat. right thumb The Northern Dvina River basin (File:Severnaya_Dvina_eng.svg) '''Vychegda''' ( Commons:Category:Russia WikiPedia:Russia Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia

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'''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&nbsp;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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