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2006-07-11 05:12:46

By Denis Pinchuk ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Vladimir Soloveichik had some unexpected visitors. It was a group of officials from the draft board telling him he had to report immediately for military duty. His friends have also had call-ups.

2006-04-07 02:22:07

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - A Senegalese student was shot dead by a gun decorated with a swastika as he was coming out of a night club with friends in Russia's second city St Petersburg early on Friday, police said.

2005-08-05 07:03:02

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Conductor Valery Gergiev is on a mission to make Russian classical music great again, and he is not afraid to ask friends in very high places to help.

2005-07-12 06:38:19

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police have foiled plans to smuggle a Marc Chagall painting worth an estimated $1 million abroad, local media reported on Tuesday, citing art police in St. Petersburg.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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