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Scientists Planning Expedition To Find Yeti
2011-10-04 11:21:34

A team of Russian and American scientists are planning what to some seem like a fairy tale adventure; a hunt for the elusive Abominable Snowman. Igor Burtsev, the head of the 'Yeti institute' at Kemerovo State University, will lead the team to search for the creature in the Kuzbass coal mining area of Kemerovo.  He believes there are around 30 Yetis that live in that area. This is not the first expedition in Russia to try and discover what some believe to be a mythical creature....

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2011-03-24 07:40:00

Kemerovo in western Siberia announced its plans to open "a scientific institute for researchers to study yetis," AFP reports. The final decision will be made later this year after it hosts the international conference on yetis in the town of Tashtagol, states the regional government's education and science department. Despite opposition, the administration of the Russian coal-mining region of Kemerovo says, "Organizing an institute or a scientific center would be a logical continuation of...

2009-02-13 07:54:00

MOSCOW, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mechel OAO (NYSE: MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces changes to management of Mechel Mining OAO, its mining subsidiary. Alexander Shmokhin has been appointed the position of Chief Executive Officer of Mechel Mining OAO holding company. At this position he succeeds Igor Khafizov, who had served as both Mechel Mining OAO Chief Executive Officer and Mechel Mining Management Company OOO Chief Executive Officer. Mr....

2008-07-29 18:00:40

KEMEROVO. July 29 (Interfax) - A pre-investigation inspection has begun at the Lenin coal mine (in Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo region), where 17 miners were injured as a result of today's mine blast. "The Russian Prosecutor's Office Investigative Committee's (POIC) branch in Mezhdurechensk will conduct a pre-investigation inspection. The results of it will show whether a criminal case should be launched," Nadezhda Ananyeva, the spokeswoman for the POIC office in Kemerovo region, told Interfax....

2008-07-25 21:00:28

NOVOSIBIRSK. July 25 (Interfax) - The Russian Federal Environmental, Technological, and Atomic Oversight Service (Rostekhnadzor) has suspended the activity of over a half of the coalmines in the Kemerovo region following an industrial safety inspection. The inspection revealed that the activity of 40 out of 72 Kuzbass coalmines is dangerous for people, the Rostekhnadzor department in the Siberian Federal District said. In particular, work was fully stopped in Baikaimskaya,...

2008-06-23 06:00:22

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Kemerovo, 23 June: The accident at the Lenin mine in Kemerovo Region on 30 May, in which five miners died, was caused by a violation of rules on supporting the assembly chamber, and the rules for doing assembly work, Nikolay Smirnov, head of the state commission investigating the causes of the accident and acting head of the regional directorate of Rostekhnadzor [Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Monitoring], told...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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