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2008-10-03 15:00:19

By David Stienberg Journal Staff Writer From the remote land of Tuva comes the throat-singing foursome called Chirgilchin. Throat-singing, which may have originated with people imitating the sounds of animals and nature, is big in the Tuva Republic. "Tuvans are the masters of throat singing.

2008-09-17 03:00:20

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 18 September: Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has signed a decree "On increasing pensions", the president's press service has said.

2008-08-12 15:00:45

A woman was sentenced to a long prison term for joining a Jihadists extremist sect and planning to send Uzbek citizens to "terrorist" camps in foreign countries, said a film entitled "Cracks in a cut glass" broadcast on Uzbek TV's First Channel on 11 August.

2008-07-25 15:00:47

By Margaret Menge, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jul. 25--The thick of summer is the best time for an epic film like "Mongol" to hit movie houses. We're slowed by the heat, and a bit dulled from the sun.

2008-07-08 06:00:10

Integrated communication services provider Comstar UTS has acquired Ural Telephone Company (UTC), a telecoms operator in the Ekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk regions of Russia, for RUB 1.02 billion ($43.4m).

2008-06-28 12:02:33

CIS countries must consolidate their efforts in the fight against new forms of crime, in which information and telecommunication technologies are used, Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said at a meeting of CIS interior ministers in Batumi, Georgia, on 28 June, RIA Novosti reported on the same day.

2008-06-18 06:00:24

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kazakh TV on 16 June [Presenter] Kazakhstan may lose the first satellite in its history, chairman of the National Space Agency Talgat Musabayev has told a briefing in Almaty.

2008-06-17 12:00:42

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kazakh TV on 16 June [Presenter] Kazakhstan may lose the first satellite in its history, Chairman of National Space Agency Talgat Musabayev has told a briefing in Almaty.

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2008-06-16 14:45:00

Officials in Kazakhstan announced on Monday that its only communications satellite is currently out of control due to a computer glitch.

2007-08-09 15:02:43

By Farin MontaNez, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Aug. 9--Fresno Unified's school board adopted a new curriculum Wednesday night in an effort to teach children more about southeast Asian heritage.


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Bashkir Pony
2014-04-10 09:11:21

The Bashkir Pony is an ancient breed of the former Soviet Union (USSR). The breed was developed by the Bashkir people during the seventh century and believed to be descendents of the steppe horse in Western Asia and the Bashkirian forest horse. The Bashkir is sometimes cross bred with breeds such as the Don, Budyonny or Ardennes to improve the quality. Other cross breeding has been done with the Russian Heavy Draft, Kazakh and Yakut horses. The pony has become a part of the local...

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.