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2005-07-13 19:57:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia has demanded that Washington extradite Leonid Nevzlin, a key figure in the YUKOS oil empire accused of ordering killings who addressed a U.S. government agency on Wednesday, a Russian official said. "He's a criminal charged with serious crimes and we want him back in Russia," Yevgeniy Khorishko, a Russian Embassy spokesman in Washington, said. Russia made the request on Tuesday, he added. The State Department, which has persistently criticized Russian...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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