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Latest Sverdlovsk Oblast Stories

2008-07-08 06:00:10

Integrated communication services provider Comstar UTS has acquired Ural Telephone Company (UTC), a telecoms operator in the Ekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk regions of Russia, for RUB 1.02 billion ($43.4m). UTC provides local and zonal connection services, as well as broadband internet access for residential and corporate subscribers. It owns 800km of fiber-optic connection network which currently covers most of the territory of Ekaterinburg, as well as the largest towns of the Sverdlovsk...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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