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History Of Baikonur Cosmodrome Includes Many Firsts For Russian Space Program
2014-04-12 08:00:41

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forty-three years ago today, the former Soviet Union launched the first human into space. Now, on this International Day of Human Spaceflight, which coincides with the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s famous leap into space, Russia celebrates the history of spaceflight from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. According to a new infographic released by Portland Communications, Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in the desert steppe of...

2014-02-08 20:20:17

Five-part series covers Larionov's Hall of Fame career in Russia and the NHL; Looks at Olympic Hockey history from the Soviet perspective, including the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Igor Larionov's Triple Overtime Radio, the exclusive radio series with the Hall of Fame center and pioneering Russian hockey star, debuted last night on SiriusXM Sports Zone (channel 92). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101014/NY82093LOGO ) Airing during...

US Reportedly Had Plans To Blow Up The Moon
2012-11-27 11:38:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There's something particularly “Le Voyage dans la lune” about this next story. According to Asian News International and the Associated Press (AP) , The United States of America had planned a mission to blow up the moon in the 1950s. The intention was, apparently, to spook the Soviet Union and have them believe that we could do much worse to them. According to these reports, this project was called “A...

2012-03-29 21:38:08

Western economists advocated the policy after Soviet Union's Fall A new analysis showing how the radical policies advocated by western economists helped to bankrupt Russia and other former Soviet countries after the Cold War has been released by researchers. Authored by sociologists at the University of Cambridge and Harvard University, the study, which appears in the April issue of the American Sociological Review, is the first to trace a direct link between the mass privatization...

2012-03-26 22:25:11

Leading cause of avoidable death - young men who smoke and drink alcohol are most at risk New research has found that treatment of hypertension has failed to improve in the last decade in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the leading causes of avoidable deaths in the former Soviet Union. The study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, included over 18,400 participants in 2001 and over 17,900 participants...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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