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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. Various terrorist groups try to hire people in foreign countries to achieve their goals, the programme said. "Such individuals, who hire people, came to Uzbekistan from Pakistan in summer 2007. In the guise of businessmen, they tried to...

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. We are primed for something grand to open up on the screen in front of us, and slap us awake. "Mongol" opened in New York last month and is playing through July 31 at the Tropic Cinema in Key West. The movie, directed by Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov, tells the story of the...

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). UTC provides local and zonal connection services, as well as broadband internet access for residential and corporate subscribers. It owns 800km of fiber-optic connection network which currently covers most of the territory of Ekaterinburg, as well as the largest towns of the Sverdlovsk...

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. We need to consolidate our efforts in the fight against new forms of crime, "in which information and telecommunication technologies are used, and first of all the Internet's...

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. We reported earlier that the KazSat-1 telecommunications satellite went astray on 8 June due to a malfunction of the satellite's on-board computer system. [Correspondent] Talgat Musabayev explained the current state of the first Kazakh satellite using simple language: "KazSat is...

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. We already reported earlier that the KazSat-1 telecommunications satellite went astray on 8 June due to malfunction of the satellite's on-board computer system. [Correspondent] Talgat Musabayev explained the current state of the first Kazakh satellite using simple language: "KazSat is...

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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.Launched in June 2006, the Russian-built KazSat-1 was the first of four satellites the country hoped to put into orbit by 2020 to establish the Central Asian country as a global space power.Many television broadcasters in the country relied on KazSat-1 to receive communications, but the space agency is not optimistic about the livelihood of its...

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. The "Hmong Voices" curriculum will be taught to all children in grades 2 through 11 beginning this school year. The curriculum will include a "Remembering the Hmong" booklet about Hmong history and culture and the role of the Hmong people in the Vietnam War. Also included is a documentary series on...

2006-09-03 14:37:05

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fourth seed David Nalbandian was sent packing from the U.S. Open at the second-round stage on Sunday, beaten 6-3 7-5 2-6 3-6 7-6 by former champion Marat Safin in a marathon battle. The Argentine saved two match points but Safin clinched victory when Nalbandian netted a drop shot after three hours 52 minutes. The Russian dominated the first two sets but, as he did against German Michael Berrer in round one, Nalbandian fought back to level at two sets apiece....

2006-09-02 19:44:45

By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Russian Davis Cup player Dmitry Tursunov says he is dismayed that politics still seem to have a role when his country faces the United States. "I don't treat that match as a Cold War," Tursunov, who now lives in California, told a news conference at the U.S. Open. "That's how it seems like people interpret it. It's just a tennis match. It's Davis Cup." The United States play Russia in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup September 22-24 at Moscow's...


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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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