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History Of Baikonur Cosmodrome Includes Many Firsts For Russian Space Program

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...

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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...

2013-11-25 12:24:05

KYIV, Ukraine, November 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, Ukraine marked the 80th anniversary of the manmade famine - Holodomor. At this time more than three quarters of a century ago millions of Ukrainian people died of hunger. The commemoration day, which took place this weekend, included numerous events: open lectures, exhibitions, official ceremonies and theatrical performances dedicated to the event. On Saturday, November 23, thousands of people gathered in their...

2013-07-03 16:22:29

Lithuania is one of the most successful transformations in the world and the fastest-growing economy in the European Union. "We are the frontier of democracy. You are the beacon." WASHINGTON, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lithuanian Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis told Qorvis Focus Washington that American freedom inspired generations of his countrymen and particularly sustained the country from 1940 to 1990, when it was part of the Soviet Union. It may even be partly...

2013-06-07 08:26:54

RAMSEY, Isle of Man, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Please refer to relevant legal information at the end of the document IBS Group [http://www.ibsgr.com ], a leading software development and IT services provider in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that IBS IT Services [http://www.en.ibs.ru ], a member of the IBS Group, has developed a web platform for Rosstat, Russia's state statistics agency, to bring together all Russian national statistical information in...

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...

2012-11-26 12:26:21

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Endowment for Democracy's International Forum for Democratic Studies is pleased to announce that it will host a talk by Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Applebaum, who will speak on her new book Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-56. The event will take place from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the NED at 1025 F Street, NW, Suite 800, in Washington, DC. Following Applebaum's remarks, there will be a question and...

2012-11-14 12:25:39

LONDON, November 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A conference at Britain's Parliament agreed that Azerbaijan is ready to use its historical position as a tolerant and multi-faith nation to promote religious tolerance throughout central Asia and beyond. The conference at Portcullis House in Westminster was hosted by Lord Fraser, who spoke of Azerbaijan's largely unheralded record of religious tolerance within its borders. Although Azerbaijan is 95% Muslim, it also is home...

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...