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2014-02-04 20:22:34

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanislav Belkovsky Foundation named key Russian government and media conflicts of 2013 in a report presented in Washington, D.C. and released today by RUSSIA! magazine. Stanislav Belkovsky, well-known political analyst, provided a detailed account of topics which were covered in the Russian media in 2013 and which, in his opinion, would shape Russian politics in 2014. Belkovsky presented the report to a US audience at the Heritage...

2009-02-27 15:37:59

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Friday said he disagreed the country needed new currency controls to prevent devaluation of the ruble. It is possible in theory but it would mean abandoning ambitious plans of turning the ruble into a regional reserve currency, Putin said in a meeting with senior government officials, the Financial Times reported. It would be a shame to lose such an advantage, he said. The crisis will pass and we need to create the basis for basis for future economic...

2008-06-17 18:00:31

Excerpt from report by state-owned Russian television channel Rossiya on 17 June [Presenter] Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was today presented with a strategy for the development of rail transport until the year 2030. The cost of the project is R14,000bn, whereas significant investment is expected from private investors. Over these years, the network of railways in the country is expected to grow by 20,000 kilometres and the speed of traffic on it by nearly a third. Valentin Bogdanov...


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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