Latest Soviet phraseology Stories

2011-03-01 11:55:00

MOSCOW, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of his 80th Birthday, Mikhail Gorbachev announces the establishment of The Mikhail Gorbachev Award "The Man Who Changed the World", which will mark the outstanding achievements of individuals whose contribution to the development of global civilization, culture, social science and technology has changed the world we live in for the better. On March 30th 2011, Mikhail Gorbachev will be announcing the winners of the inaugural The Mikhail...

2009-11-04 15:25:22

More than 200 experts on GM and non-GM coexistence will converge on Melbourne next week as part of the GMCC-09 conference. Conference chair, Professor German Spangenberg, says GMCC-09 will provide an opportunity to showcase world-leading science on the development and implementation of coexistence frameworks. "Coexistence between GM and non-GM crops will be considered across the entire agricultural supply chains," said Professor Spangenberg. "The conference will be a truly international...

2008-08-13 18:00:23

We all respect the governor's experience garnered during three visits to China as he explained a "language problem" regarding a Mandarin version of the expression "human rights." He stated it "really means personal empowerment." Yet hundreds of thousands of Chinese are still in what they euphemistically call "re-education camps." Millions more have died or just disappeared during the years of ongoing dictatorial oppression. Perhaps the governor should take note of another translation, the...

2008-08-05 09:00:19

By Mike Pride When communism crumbled, the world perspective of a generation crumbled with it. For more than 40 years, all of us born just after World War II had filtered international events through the prism of the struggle between communism and capitalism. Violence and war in Korea, Hungary, Cuba, Vietnam, Central America, Afghanistan and a dozen other hot spots were all episodes in the same ideological stalemate. Baby boomers were lucky. Yes, we lived under the threat of mutually...

2008-08-04 21:00:09

MOSCOW. Aug 4 (Interfax) - Alexander Solzhenitsyn was "a man with a unique life story whose name will remain in the history of Russia," former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev in an interview with Interfax. "Severe trials befell Solzhenitsyn, as they did millions of other people in this country. He was among the first to speak out about the brutality of Stalin's regime and about the people who experienced it but were not crushed," Gorbachev said. "A great man and an outstanding author, a...

2008-08-04 06:00:03

Various figures of Russian political and public life have paid tribute to Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn who died late on 3 August, Russian news agency Interfax reported on 4 August. Solzhenitsyn is a man of unique and tragic fate, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has said, as reported Russian Ekho Moskvy radio. Gorbachev said: "There are few people who can be compared to him in terms of what he has done in his life. He overcame all trial and hardships. He was one of the...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.