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2011-02-28 07:25:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This "round-the-world" adventure rally may be right up there with being a civilian on a space shuttle.

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2008-12-11 16:44:57

An exhibit featuring more than 40 ceremonial costumes worn by the czars and court officials of Imperial Russia has opened at a London museum.

2008-07-10 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 17, 1918, Bolshevik revolutionaries gunned down Russia's Tsar Nicholas II and his family in a Siberian home. But the events of that night have remained shrouded in mystery and controversy.

2008-06-26 06:02:36

Text of report by heavyweight Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta on 11 June [Report by Ivan Rodin: "Bill on media to be outflanked: the first conclusions of the working group to analyse the existing law on the media turned out to be paradoxical"] The first session of the working group to analyse the existing law on the media set up by the One Russia [United Russia] Duma faction was held yesterday.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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