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Scientists Claim World's Largest Dinosaur Eggs Found In Chechnya
2012-04-18 04:50:08

Scientists from Chechnya said on Tuesday they have discovered what seem to be the largest fossilized dinosaur eggs ever recorded while combing a remote mountainous area of the North Caucasus region. Images of the large stash of dinosaur eggs were uploaded by the Chechen State University to its website following the exciting discovery, which occurred on April 9 during an expedition to study two waterfalls that had been previously uncharted. The remote site was shown after the images were...

2009-06-25 08:42:00

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The investigation into the murder of human rights journalist Anna Politkovskaya must continue with renewed vigor, Amnesty International said today as a jury in a Moscow military district court acquitted all those charged with involvement in the murder. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO ) "We urge the relevant Russian authorities not to stop here but to continue the investigation into the murder and to bring to...

2008-10-12 21:00:25

KURCHALOI (Chechnya). Oct 12 (Interfax-South) - Five of the 13 people killed in an earthquake in Chechnya were children, Chechen Health Minister Shakhid Akhmadov told Interfax early on Sunday. Among those injured, 30 are in serious and 16 in critical condition, he said, citing a report as of midnight. Tents are being put up. Doctors are receiving quake victims, Akhmadov said at a damaged hospital in Kurchaloi. "The hospital has been destroyed and the maternity clinic has been seriously...

2008-09-22 09:00:35

PROVO -- Award-winning documentary filmmaker Dodge Billingsley will present "Ossetia in Perspective: Georgia Plays Russian Roulette" at a Global Awareness Lecture Wednesday at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University. Billingsley, who recently returned from the Caucasus region, began covering war in 1993, eventually founding Combat Films and Research in 1997. In 2002, his film "House of War" documented the battle for Qala Jangi fortress in Afghanistan where he was...

2008-08-19 09:00:22

By MATTI FRIEDMAN By Matti Friedman The Associated Press TBILISI, Georgia U.S. military trainers - the only American boots on the ground - say the Georgian soldiers they knew who were sent to battle the Russians had fighting spirit but were not ready for war. The Georgians were "beginning to walk, but by no means were they running," said Army Capt. Jeff Barta, who helped train a Georgian brigade for peacekeeping service in Iraq. "If that was a U.S. brigade, it would not have gone...

2008-08-08 15:00:38

By CRAIG SMITH No country for old women Craig Smith I The New Mexican Alexandra, gorgeously sad and eminently Russian film, not rated, in Russian with subtitles, The Screen, 473-6494, 4 chiles Nothing much happens in this 92-minute 2007 film by Alexander Sokurov, and everything happens. It is one of the most effortless artistic achievements I can recall, as well as being a beautifully conceived, directed, and acted piece of cinema. I would be surprised if its slow-moving, bleak...

2008-08-04 09:00:34

Text of report by Chechen rebel website Chechenpress on 3 August headlined "Report by the press service of the GTRK CRI" Decree No 1 "On the registration and licensing of state and non- state TV and radio broadcast organizations of the CRI [Chechen republic of Ichkeria]" In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate! Guided by decree No 3 of the chairman of the GTRK CRI [state committee of TV and radio of the CRI] "On the head of the directorate for the registration and licensing of...

2008-07-17 18:00:24

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Groznyy, 17 July: The human rights ombudsman of the Chechen Republic, Nurdi Nukhazhiyev, is not satisfied with the progress of the investigation into the reports on the shooting of peaceful residents in the republic's Groznenskiy District [at the start of the second Chechen campaign]. "I do not understand the approach to this problem itself. The question should be whether or not there was the shooting. Instead, there is talk...

2006-08-26 10:57:22

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (Reuters) - Security forces killed four people accused of extremist activity and gunmen shot dead three Russian soldiers on Saturday, officials said, in new violence gripping areas near Chechnya. The two incidents -- in areas adjacent to the volatile region -- occurred a day after a top intelligence official said violence was spreading throughout the Northern Caucasus region. Chechnya's pro-Moscow president acknowledged that separatist rebels still posed a problem...

2006-08-23 06:52:53

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - A bomb blast this week at a multi-ethnic market in Moscow that killed 10 people marked a dramatic escalation in a violent campaign by Russian far-right militants against immigrants. Russia has seen a wave of racially-motivated attacks but until Monday's bombing most were no more sophisticated than youths with shaved heads attacking dark-skinned people in the street, many of them immigrants from poor ex-Soviet republics. Prosecutors said they had...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.