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2006-08-16 17:05:58

By Roger Lajoie MONTREAL (Reuters) - Third seed Nadia Petrova slumped to her fourth successive defeat when she was upset by fellow Russian Anna Chakvetadze 6-1 6-4 in the second round of the Montreal Cup on Wednesday. Petrova had been enjoying the form of her life during the claycourt season earlier this year -- winning three consecutive tournaments -- but a groin injury picked up in the run up to the French Open appears to have completely thrown her off course. The left leg strain...

2006-07-19 21:35:04

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - The fading career of former world number one Marat Safin reached a new low on Wednesday when he was beaten in straight sets by the 512th-ranked Wesley Whitehouse at the RCA Championships. Safin, who has been struggling to recover from a knee injury, went down 6-1 6-4 to the South African qualifier, who claimed only his second ATP win of the year. "I never felt comfortable on the court," Safin told reporters. "He played well and I was never in the match." The...

2006-06-22 14:38:07

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Russian top seed Elena Dementieva beat Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and Montenegro 7-6 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Ordina Open in the Netherlands. Defending men's champion Mario Ancic of Croatia saw off France's Fabrice Santoro 6-4 6-0 to set up a semi-final meeting with sixth-seed Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus who went through after Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber retired in the second set at 6-2 3-0 down. Florent Serra of France beat Spanish...

2006-06-05 07:15:00

By Carmel Crimmins JOLO, Philippines (Reuters) - From the safety of a helicopter, the battlefield looks like paradise. Hillsides are lush with coconut trees and aquamarine waters lap golden sandbars. But the Philippine island of Jolo (pronounced "ho-lo") is a no-go area for sun-seeking tourists as one of the frontlines in the fight against Islamic extremists in Asia. The remote island, around 600 miles south of Manila, is the stronghold of Abu Sayyaf, a homegrown group of Muslim militants,...

2006-05-31 06:18:42

PARIS (Reuters) - Marat Safin was fined the maximum $10,000 for refusing to attend a news conference after his first round defeat at the French Open on Tuesday, the International Tennis Federation said. The Russian former world number one was beaten 6-3 1-6 6-3 6-1 by ninth-seeded Chilean Fernando Gonzalez, his earliest defeat at Roland Garros. It is the second time Safin has declined to attend a press conference at the French Open. He was also fined $10,000 for skipping one in...

2005-12-26 22:36:14

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Marat Safin's preparations for the defense of his title have taken a blow with the Russian's withdrawal from the Hopman Cup in Perth due to a long-standing knee injury. Safin, who had been scheduled to partner Svetlana Kuznetsova in the mixed-team event, said he would prefer to concentrate on getting his knee right for the defense of his title at Melbourne Park, starting on January 16. "Regrettably we have to announce that Marat has...

2005-12-13 09:00:00

ALMATY -- The authorities in Kazakhstan, angered by a British comedian's satirical portrayal of a boorish, sexist and racist Kazakh television reporter, have pulled the plug on his alter ego's Web site. Sacha Baron Cohen plays Borat in his "Da Ali G Show" and last month he used the character's Web site www.borat.kz to respond sarcastically to legal threats from the Central Asian state's Foreign Ministry. A government-appointed organization regulating Web sites that end in the .kz domain name...

2005-11-21 05:15:41

By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, still unstable after a coup earlier this year, could plunge into anarchy if authorities fail to tackle organized crime and chaotic protests, its top prosecutor said on Monday. The Central Asian nation of five million, host to a U.S. military base used to back operations in Afghanistan, has faced bloody prison riots and several parliamentary deputies have been killed since the March ouster of veteran President Askar Akayev....

2005-09-29 14:47:51

By Barnaby Chesterman LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Second seed Nadia Petrova strolled into the Luxembourg Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-1 win over Kveta Peschke on Thursday. Another Russian, Dinara Safina, seeded seventh, beat Slovak qualifier Jamila Gajdosova 6-3 6-1 to reach the last eight where she was joined by fourth seed Nathalie Dechy of France, Italian Roberta Vinci and German Anna-Lena Groenefeld. Kim Clijsters, who played on Wednesday, is the number one seed and top draw for...

2005-09-29 12:35:20

By Barnaby Chesterman LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Second seed Nadia Petrova strolled into the Luxembourg Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-1 win over Kveta Peschke on Thursday. Another Russian, Dinara Safina, seeded seventh, also made comfortable progress, beating Slovak qualifier Jamila Gajdosova 6-3 6-1 to book a place in the last eight. Kim Clijsters, who played on Wednesday, is the number one seed and top draw for the tournament, the first she has played since capturing the U.S. Open...


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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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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'