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International News Archive - February 16, 2009

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A 2009 list of the richest Russians shows that individual wealth has evaporated quickly, with their net worth falling by billions compared to 2008.

Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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