Oddities News Archive - October 12, 2005
Rude, unhelpful, and often corrupt: it's the widely held image of the Russian bureaucrat and it strikes fear into the heart of Western investors touching down in Moscow to cash in on a booming economy. But help is at hand.
Word of the Day
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]