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2008-06-13 09:20:00

As part of the Kremlin's initiative to promote Russian as a global language, the nation's president Dmitry Medvedev has requested a dedicated Internet domain name for Russia in the Cyrillic script.  Medvedev, who views the  move as a matter of Russian pride, said that 300 million people around the world use the Russian media, and that a Cyrillic domain name would play a central role in raising the importance of Russian as a language.  The mission is his personal priority as...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.