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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. MIR Corporation http://www.mircorp.com/, a US-based specialist in active and cultural travel to Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, is offering John Q Public a chance to ride or drive from Beijing to Paris as part of World Race 2011 - New York to Paris. http://www.world-race.net/ "This is a modern re-creation of the epic and grueling 1908 New...

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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. The Magnificence of the Tsars, featuring numerous pieces that have never been publicly displayed, is to run at the Victoria and Albert museum through March 29, 2009. The BBC said the museum temporarily loaned 18th- and 19th-century items from its collections to the Kremlin's Armoury Museum in Moscow for its fall show, Two Centuries of British Fashion,...

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. Rumors persisted that some in the family might have escaped, including the tsar's youngest daughter, Grand Duchess Anastasia, her sister Grand Duchess Maria and their brother Crown Prince Alexei, the 13-year-old heir to the throne. In 1991, the...

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. Its first conclusions turned out to be paradoxical. Let us recall that the group was set...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.