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[2006-09-15] The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
Phone: (495) 203-7998, 203-9578, 203-7412Address: 121019, Moscow, 12, Ulitsa VolkchonkaLocation: metro station 'Kropotinskaya'Working hours:* The museum is open every day except Monday, 10am - 7pmInternet: - official web page The State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S.Pushkin - W370, official web site E-Mail: eMail ('M296','mail.mus'+'','M296'+'@'+'mail.museu'+'');, eMail('finearts','',''); billboard, events and excursions Descripti [...]
[2006-09-15] The State Historical Museum
Phone: (495) 692-4019, 692-3731Address: 109012, Moscow, 1/2, Red SquareLocation: metro stations 'Okhotny Ryad', 'Teatralnaya', 'Ploshchad Revolutsii'Working hours:* Open every day, except Tuesday and the first monday of every month, 11am - 7pm (ticket office closesInternet: - official web page The State Historical Museum - W469, official web site E-Mail: eMail ('M414','mail.mus'+'','M414'+'@'+'mail.museu'+'');, eMail('shm','',''); billboard, events and excursions [...]
[2006-09-15] Moscow Zoo
Phone: (495) 255-5375, 252-3580Address: 123242, Moscow, 1, Bolshaya Gruzinskaya UlitsaLocation: Metro Stations: Barrikadnaya, KracnopresnenskayaWorking hours:* Open: in summer, 10am - 8pm and in winter, 10am - 5pm; every day except Monday.Internet: - official web page Moscow Zoo - W371, official web site E-Mail: eMail ('M499','mail.mus'+'','M499'+'@'+'mail.museu'+'');, eMail('tanya','',''); billboard, events and excursions Description: This, [...]
[2006-09-15] The UK is introducing biometric capture into the visa application
The UK is introducing biometric capture into the visa application process to improve the security of the visa operation and to protect better the visa holder's identities. In the longer-term passage through the UK's border control will be easier with biometrically enabled visas. In order to achieve the full benefits of biometric capture as early as possible, we now need to limit the issue of long-term, ' non-biometric' visit visas. Therefore, with immediate effect, we will not be issuing any 10- year multiple entry visit visas. Applicants who have previously held 5 or 10 year visas will [...]
[2006-09-15] British Embassy update
With effect from 11 September, it will be possible for customers to complete visa application forms, in English, online. Once completed and printed, customers can then opt to pay the relevant consular fee and handling charge at any branch Vneshtorgbank ( VTB24 ) before forwarding their application form and bank receipt to any applicable Visa Application Centre. Alternatively, a customer can opt to attend a VAC, with a priority appointment, and submit their application in person. We believe that this additionally facility will further assist customers to lodge applications in a quick and effici [...]
[2006-09-15] Ukraine Visas
Recently the Ukraine passed a bill allowing US, Canadian and Japanese citizens to enter the Ukraine without a pre-registered visa. The following message is the public announcement of this new policy. July 1, 2005: Source - Ukraine Embassy, Washington, DC On Introduction of the Visa Free Regime for the US CitizensPlease, be informed that the President of Ukraine signed the Decree No. 1008/2005 "On the Establishment of Visa-Free Regime for Citizens of the United States of America" on June 30, 2005.According to the mentioned Decree, starting July 1, 2005 visas are not required for the US citize [...]
[2006-09-15] Customs rule when enter Ukraine
Prohibited to import into Ukraine: - Means of transportation that are 5 or more years old for permanent use on the territory of Ukraine, for selling or breaking into parts, except for cases mentioned above; - Strong, poisonous, radioactive, explosive substances, other objects that can harm the population and animals or contaminate the environment; - Printed materials, cliche, films, negatives, photos, movies, videos, computer disks, scripts, records and other audio recordings, drawings, and other printed materials that contain propaganda of war, racism, genocide etc; - Objects (goods) that are [...]
[2006-09-14] Shanghai youth pursue new dating styles
Shanghai citizens now believe love can create marriage. Statistics show that 25% of newly-weds married through such "long-distance" dating in Shanghai. (File Photo) Chinanews, Shanghai, Sept. 12 – With people in Shanghai quickening their tempo of life, traditional romantic styles of dating are gradually fading away from local young people's hearts. More and more young white collars start to pursue new dating styles, like online, group and travel matchmakings. In this new world composed by modern communication tools, young people have star [...]
[2006-09-14] Hook Me Up Cast Announced By Innertube
HOOK ME UP, a new online reality series that follows four singles as they brave the world of online dating as America votes each week until the contestants find their perfect match, premieres on CBS's broadband channel innertube on Monday, Oct. 2. Actress Sarah Kruger, star of "The New Adventures Of Old Christine" on the Network, will host the web-only series. New episodes will post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. HOOK ME UP chronicles a series of dates that the contestants go on as they are courted by four suitors, each vying for the contestants' affections. Potential suitors will post t [...]
[2006-09-14] Russian Duma Rejects Madonna Space Holiday
Russia's parliament voted Wednesday against a motion to send the celebrated US singer, actress and children's book author Madonna to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2008. Alexei Mitrofanov, a member of the Duma (the lower house of parliament) for the ultra-nationalist LDPR party, had said the trip would be "a great event to organise in the same year as elections in the United States and Russia." He said the star, who gave a concert in Moscow on Tuesday, had "expressed a desire to go into space and board the ISS." Mitrofanov put the idea before a plenary session of parliament, aski [...]
[2006-09-14] Mobile Dating Takes Off
Approximately 13% of US users currently access dating services from their mobile phone, says a new report from visiongain. This one statistic needs to be compared with the remaining 87% of users who access dating services using fixed-line internet access. These figures show that community based websites are starting to make the transition to mobile and are now being more frequently accessed through the mobile channel. Visiongain says that it believes that mobile operators must embrace user generated content (UGC) and mobile communities further as they will offer a key source of revenue. Throu [...]
[2006-09-14] New dating styles
With people in Shanghai quickening their tempo of life, traditional romantic styles of dating are gradually fading away from local young people's hearts. More and more young white collars start to pursue new dating styles, like online, group and travel matchmakings. In this new world composed by modern communication tools, young people have started to pursue "long-distance" dating.Ms. Xu, 30, of Minhang District, married Mr. Wang from Beijing not long ago. She said that she met her husband in an online chat room in late 2005. "Although online dating makes some people astonished, from my eight- [...]
[2006-09-14] Love at the ballpark
Attention, lonely hearts starved for love and pennants. Still striking out? Here's the newest way to get to first base: Tigers tickets. With the team's winning ways this year, the ballpark has become a popular place to find or bring a date, according to singles groups. From the Kiss Cam to amorous purring on the scoreboard to the occasional wedding, the oval-shaped Comerica Park has become a 41,000-seat love nest. "This is kinda our thing," Erik Everhart, 36, of Roseville said about ballpark outings with girlfriend Kim Monnette. Their first date was at Comerica a year ago and they've ret [...]
[2006-09-13] Seminarian launches world's first Gay Christian dating site
A seminarian in the US has launched what is believed to be the world's first dedicated matchmaking site for gay Christians. The site,, has been developed by 22 year old Justin R. Cannon for gay Christians looking for a life partner, friendship or even just a Bible study partner. "Most GLBTQ Christians are excluded from joining Christian personals sites, and gay and other personals sites aren’t structured to meet their specific needs. The growing gay Christian demographic deserves a welcoming safe place tailored just for us" explains Cannon. emerged out [...]
[2006-09-13] Singles can enjoy variety of events Sept. 17-23
National Singles Week is Sept. 17-23, and locally owned will hold events and activities. The week will kick off with a women's networking event at My Girlfriend's Kitchen. Guests will leave with two dishes they prepared and the new friends they meet. Wednesday evening will feature a mixer centered around a game of miniature golf. A Martini Night at the Broadripple Steakhouse will be held Sept. 21. The Single Important People (SIPs) and fashion show at LuLu's Restaurant & Cocktails is Saturday. Each event has a nominal fee attached or singles can buy a pass for Wedne [...]
[2006-09-13] With malice aforeplay: 'Personals' replies outed online
At first glance, the posting looked like any number of Internet classified ads explicitly seeking sex. But instead of the 27-year-old woman with long brown hair who was advertised, a male, Seattle-area graphic designer collected the replies and posted them online -- with photos, names and contact information. Privacy experts say the case treads the line legally but crosses it morally. "It's a sad commentary overall," said Lauren Weinstein, a veteran computer scientist and privacy advocate. "It's one of those situations where both sides look bad. ... From an ethical standpoint, this isn't bra [...]
[2006-09-13] Facts on Lomonosov, Mikhail Vasilyevich
born Nov. 19 [Nov. 8, old style], 1711, near Kholmogory, Russiadied April 15 [April 4, O.S.], 1765, St. Petersburg Russian poet, scientist, and grammarian who is often considered the first great Russian linguistic reformer. He also made substantial contributions to the natural sciences, reorganized the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences, established in Moscow the university that today bears his name, and created the first coloured glass mosaics in Russia. Lomonosov was the son of a poor fisherman. At the age of 10 he too took up that line of work. When the few books he was able [...]
[2006-09-13] Facts on Lermontov, Mikhail
born Oct. 15 [Oct. 3, Old Style], 1814, Moscow, Russiadied July 27 [July 15], 1841, Pyatigorsk Lermontov was the son of Yury Petrovich Lermontov, a retired army captain, and Mariya Mikhaylovna, née Arsenyeva. At the age of three he lost his mother and was brought up by his grandmother, Yelizaveta Alekseyevna Arsenyeva, on her estate in Penzenskaya province. Russia's abundant natural beauty, its folk songs and tales, its customs and ceremonies, the hard forced labour of the serfs, and stories and legends of peasant mutinies all had a great influence in developing the future poet's char [...]
[2006-09-13] The “intelligentsia”
Beginning about 1860, Russian culture was dominated by a group known as the “intelligentsia,” a word that English borrowed from Russian but which means something rather different in its original Russian usage. In the word's narrow sense, the “intelligentsia” consisted of people who owed their primary allegiance not to their profession or class but to a group of men and women with whom they shared a common set of beliefs, including a fanatic faith in revolution, atheism, and materialism. They usually adopted a specific set of manners, customs, and sexual behaviour, primarily from their favour [...]
[2006-09-13] Facts on Akhmatova, Anna
born June 11 [June 23, New Style], 1889, Bolshoy Fontan, near Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empiredied March 5, 1966, Domodedovo, near Moscow pseudonym of Anna Andreyevna Gorenko Russian poet recognized at her death as the greatest woman poet in Russian literature. Akhmatova began writing verse at the age of 11 and at 21 became a member of the Acmeist group of poets, whose leader, Nikolay Gumilyov, she married in 1910 but divorced in 1918. The Acmeists, through their periodical Apollon (“Apollo”; 1909–17), rejected the esoteric vagueness and affectations of Symbolism and sought to replace th [...]
[2006-09-13] Russia after the monarchy
The following is a general overview of the history of Russia during the period of Soviet domination. For full coverage of the history of the Soviet Union, see the article Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The February Revolution of 1917 was spontaneous, leaderless, and fueled by deep resentment over the economic and social conditions that had prevailed in imperial Russia under Tsar Nicholas. The country, having been sucked into World War I, found the strains of fighting a modern war with a premodern political and economic system intolerable. The tsar was well-meaning but fell short a [...]
[2006-09-13] Pravda- is the official organ of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
former daily newspaper, published in Moscow and distributed nationwide, that was the official organ of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1918 to 1991. Founded in 1912 in St. Petersburg as a workers daily, Pravda became an important organ of the Bolshevik movement. Vladimir Lenin exercised broad editorial control over the paper. It was repeatedly suppressed by the tsar's police, reappearing each time with a different name, until it finally emerged in Moscow in 1918 to assume its role as the official party paper. It retained this function until the demise of Communist power in the Sov [...]
[2006-09-12] Love Is Like A Garden
It is that wonderful time of year again, when my trees and flowers are all in full bloom and my vegetable garden is producing succulent (and giant) zucchini, sweet red and yellow peppers, tangy basil, oregano, fennel, parsley, juicy cantaloupe, watermelons, blueberries, strawberries, and grapes- and an interesting variety of cucumbers and beans. The pumpkins should be ready soon… This summer (like many summers past) has been a challenge to those of us who love to garden. The heat and humidity have broken records and the bugs seem to be growing in population and aggressiveness with every new [...]
[2006-09-12] The News On Love At First Sight
In the front section of The Washington Post, I read an interesting poll conducted by the Post on the percentage of people that believe in love at first sight- broken down by sex, age and political party, (very important here inside the beltway). When the people who were polled were asked this question, they responded with 47% yes, 51% no, and only 2% had no opinion. When asked if they had ever fallen in love at first sight the no responses were 18%, 28% said yes- and 51% said they “don’t believe.” I found it interesting that what people say they believe does not necessarily match up with thei [...]
[2006-09-12] Healing Hearts helping heal lives
The Healing Hearts Ministry of Kaufman County is gearing up for the Xcellence Unplugged general session by partnering with the Neill Corporation and Aveda for a celebration of talent in the hair industry.Healing Hearts Ministry directors Mary Clemons and Susan White will be featured on stage at the interactive hair show Sunday at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.North American hair stylist of the year Marjorie Clarke has dedicated a portion of her presentation at this event to domestic violence awareness in the community.Clemons and White, both survivors of domestic abuse, shared their stori [...]
[2006-09-12] The Kamchatka Peninsula: Thermal Baths and Volcanoes
In the untamed reaches of the Russian Far East sits the Kamchatka Peninsula: home to a spectacular wilderness offset by 28 still-active volcanoes, and a soothing array of thermal baths just waiting for the likes of YOU. Hot springs are Kamchatka’s geothermal treasures. A network of small villages links the peninsula together, offering travelers an unparalleled opportunity to mend their sore and aching muscles while enjoying one the world’s last untamed areas. Located just 25 & 40 kilometres from the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatcky, the twin russian cities of Paratunka and Termalniy sit a [...]
[2006-09-12] First Russian tourists reverse plans to travel to Turkey
Some Russian tourists have reversed plans to travel to Turkey after Monday's blasts in Anatlya, Russian Tourist Industry Union spokesperson Irina Tyurina told Interfax on Tuesday morning. "Several vouchers have been given back to travel agencies after reports arrived about the Antalya blasts," she said. Antalya is the most popular Turkish holiday resort among Russian tourists, followed by Marmaris, Kusadasi and Bodrum, she added. "The Russia tourist market seemed unstirred by reports about the Marmaris blasts. But no reservations were made yesterday and first tourists returned their vouc [...]
[2006-09-12] Russian Immigrants in Bitter Battle To Represent Their Own in Albany
It's been a long time coming for the Russian-speaking immigrants in southern Brooklyn: Over the years they have built a community in Brighton Beach and Coney Island, but this generation's émigrés from the former Soviet Union have never sent one of their own to Albany. Now, Alec Brook-Krasny and Ari Kagan are battling to become the first. The two are running in the Democratic primary to replace the retiring assemblywoman in the 46th district, Adele Cohen. Today's winner is expected to take the November election easily in the heavily Democratic district. Despite their shared past as [...]
[2006-09-12] Violence against immigrants in Russia
Right-wing nationalists and residents in a northern Russian town clashed with riot police and destroyed a restaurant.The incident has occurred just days after a fight between ethnic Russians and ethnic Chechens left at least two people dead.Thousands of people, meanwhile, gathered in the center of Kondopoga, about 1,000 km, north of Moscow, demanding that police expel Chechens and other people from Russia's Northern Caucasus or investigate them for criminal ties.Kondopoga police denied any serious disturbances had taken place in the past week. But Alexander Vekhorovsky, head of the Moscow-base [...]
[2006-09-12] Pope’s parents met through singles ad
London (CNA) - Pope Benedict XVI and his brother, Fr. Georg Ratzinger, 82, were surprised to learn this week that their parents, Joseph and Maria, met through a singles ad their father had placed in local Catholic weekly, Liebfraubote. The disclosure came at the outset of the Pope’s return to his native Bavaria, where he intends to visit his parents’ grave and the village of Marktl am Inn, where he was born, reported the London Times.The July 1920 ad was found in the Bavarian state archives by a researcher for the tabloid Bild. According to the report, the ad read: “Middle-ranking [...]
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