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2011-01-26 03:11:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - North Caucasus Resorts Company (NCRC) incorporated to manage $15bn public-private investment in five new ski resorts in the Caucasus - President Medvedev: "Peak 5642 is going to transform the Caucasus." - Akhmed Bilalov, Vice-President of the Russian Olympic Committee, appointed Chairman of the Board of NCRC: "Terrorists achieve nothing - We won't consider for one moment pulling back from our project"...

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2010-10-12 06:10:00

Researchers said Monday that traces of a previously unknown Bronze Age civilization have been discovered in the peaks of Russia's Caucasus Mountains because of aerial photographs taken 40 years ago. "We have discovered a civilization dating from the 16th to the 14th centuries BC, high in the mountains south of Kislovodsk," in Russia's North Caucasus region, Andrei Belinsky, the head of a joint Russian-German expedition that has been investigating the region for five years, told AFP. He said...

2008-07-07 18:00:13

Russia Monday agreed to relocate the sites for the bobsled and luge tracks for the 2014 Winter Olympics, U.N. environmental officials said Monday. The U.N. Environment Program had recommended the relocation because the proposed sites for the two sports at the Sochi games were on the edge of a fragile nature preserve. The decision to move the Sochi Olympic venues away from the Caucasus reserve is a significant step forward on the road to green the Games in 2014, UNEP Executive Director...


Latest Caucasus Mountains Reference Libraries

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2007-01-10 12:11:19

The long-eared hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus) is a species of hedgehog native to Central Asian countries and the Caucasus Mountains. It is smaller than the West European Hedgehog. It weighs at most 17.64 oz (500 g), and is much faster. It is less likely to cuddle when approached by predators and will most likely try and outrun or leap at predators with their relatively short needles. Due to its lifestyle, it has less needle protection and shorter needles. The long-eared hedgehog uses grass...

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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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