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2008-07-28 18:00:19

Text of report by Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, often critical of the government, on 24 July [Commentary by Boris Yunanov: "Russia's New Friends. Radovan Karadzic"] Why did Moscow support two pariah leaders - Radovan Karadzic and Robert Mugabe? One is accused of war crimes by the Hague Tribunal, and the other the United States is attempting to put on trial for savage reprisals against the opposition. The following happened in Belgrade a few days ago: Serbian President Boris Tadic...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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