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2008-07-29 18:00:46

ELEKTROSTAL, Moscow region. July 29 (Interfax) - The Russian government has instructed the state atomic industry corporation Rosatom to analyze ways to finance the completion of the fifth unit of the Kursk nuclear power plant along with other relevant agencies, Rosatom chief Sergei Kiriyenko told journalists. If a decision on this subject is made in the fall 2008, the unit's construction could be completed by the end of 2010, he said. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English....

2005-08-05 09:41:50

(Corrects spokesman's first name in 4th paragraph to Igor) By Oleg Shchedrov MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military raced against time on Friday to rescue seven sailors trapped on a stranded mini-submarine 190 meters (623 feet) down in Russia's Pacific waters with enough air to last less than 24 hours. The AS-28 mini-submarine, itself a rescue vessel, ran into trouble on Thursday when its propeller got entangled in fishing nets during a military exercise off the Kamchatka peninsula....

2005-08-05 08:50:29

By Oleg Shchedrov MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military raced against time on Friday to rescue seven sailors trapped on a stranded mini-submarine 190 meters (623 feet) down in Russia's Pacific waters with enough air to last less than 24 hours. The AS-28 mini-submarine, itself a rescue vessel, ran into trouble on Thursday when its propeller got entangled in fishing nets during a military exercise off the Kamchatka peninsula. More than 30 hours after the mini-submarine snagged on the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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