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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. But Moscow does not want to turn over its channel to central government entirely. Experts are of the opinion that, in this way, Yuriy Luzhkov hopes to reinforce his status as a federal...

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. "Centre TV channel, especially compared with the St Peterburg [TV] channel which has for some reason become a state channel, broadcasts on a scale which is approximately three times broader than St Petersburg TV. Russia should include it into the list of state channels. In essence, it is state channel already, since it not only...

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. At the end of the meeting Yuriy Luzhkov told journalists that a wide range of issues were discussed during the meeting. In particular, recalling the abnormally cold winter in Tajikistan and the fact that Moscow provided 20 diesel...

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. She paid $50,000 for her one-room property when the building was still on the drawing board. It was finished last year, but no one could move in because, it turned out, the developer had sold the same apartments to two or more buyers. "I still cannot believe it," said...

2006-05-30 12:58:16

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow's influential mayor said on Tuesday the city banned gay activists from holding a parade because it is morally cleaner than the West, which is caught up in "mad licentiousness." The gay activists tried to hold their protest against homophobia and discrimination at the weekend despite the ban, but were detained by police, abused by militant Christians and attacked by neo-fascists. They had wanted to lay flowers at the grave of the unknown warrior, a monument...

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. "There are 61 dead, including one person who died in hospital," Interfax news agency quoted Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov as saying after three more bodies had been recovered from the wreckage of the Basmanny market in eastern Moscow. Rescue workers who...

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. The roof of the market in Bauman district in eastern Moscow caved in at 5:45 a.m. (0245 GMT) after an overnight snowfall in the city which is experiencing one of its coldest winters in a generation. Quoting emergency officials at the scene, Interfax news...

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. A nationalist party, Rodina (Motherland), which opinion polls suggested had the most hope of denting United Russia's win, was banned from the race after a campaign advertisement that judges...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.