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2009-09-07 14:36:03

Residents of the area surrounding Moscow said a proposal by the city's mayor to keep snow out of the city has raised concerns about flooding. Mayor Yuri Luzhkov said cloud-seeding technology could be used to keep snow out of Moscow for only one-third of the annual cost of snowplows and other removal operations, The Times of London reported Monday. Luzhkov said the technology is already used to ensure sunny days for special occasions, including the annual parade celebrating victory in World...

2008-08-21 15:00:40

Text of report by Russian Gazeta.ru news website, often critical of the government, on 6 August [Report by Viktoriya Buravchenko: "Luzhkov as TV star"] Authorities in the capital are trying to gain federal status for their TV channel Centre TV [TV-Tsentr], something that could be greatly to their advantage.

2008-08-05 12:00:30

Moscow mayor Yuriy Luzhkov has spoken out in favour of turning Centre TV, owned by the Moscow city government, into a federal channel, Centre TV reported on 5 August.

2008-06-24 12:03:03

Text of report by privately-owned Tajik Avesta website on 24 June Dushanbe, 24 June: Today the mayor of Moscow, Yuriy Luzhkov, met Tajik President Emomali Rahmon. The issues of cooperation between the Russian and Tajik capitals were discussed at the meeting.

2006-06-06 07:27:51

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Irina Tarasenko owns an apartment in house No. 42 on Moscow's Bolshaya Ochakovskaya Street, but the nearest she can get to it is the children's playground 14 floors below.

2006-05-30 12:58:16

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow's influential mayor sai

2006-02-24 16:10:08

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian rescue workers said on Friday they had given up hope of finding anyone else alive under the rubble of a Moscow market roof that collapsed after days of heavy snow, killing at least 61 people.

2006-02-23 03:09:33

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - A covered market in Moscow collapsed on Thursday, apparently under the weight of snow on its roof, killing at least 13 people and trapping others in the rubble, emergency services said.

2005-12-04 05:22:22

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Muscovites voted on Sunday in a city council election which polls show is likely to cement the Kremlin's control over the capital and Russian political life. United Russia, which pledges loyalty to President Vladimir Putin, is expected to take most of the 35 city council seats.


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.