Russia

Pitersky District

Pitersky District is an administrative and municipal district (raion), one of the thirty-eight in Saratov Oblast, Russia. It is located in the south of the oblast. The area of the district is 2,600 square kilometers (1,000 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality (a selo) of Piterka. Population: 18,054 (2010 Census); 19,581 (2002 Census); …

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Strategic Rocket Forces

The Strategic Rocket Forces of the Russian Federation or the Strategic Missile Forces of the Russian Federation are a separate-troops branch of the Russian Armed Forces that control Russia’s land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Desman

The desman, a snouted and naked-tailed diving insectivore of the tribe Desmanini (sometimes called a subfamily, Desmaninae), is one of two Talpidae species found in Euraasia. This tribe is made up of two monotypic semiaquatic insectivores found in Europe: one in Russia and the other in the northwest of the Iberian peninsula and the Pyrenees. …

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Global surveillance disclosures (2013–present)

Ongoing news reports in the international media have revealed operational details about the Anglophone cryptographic agencies’ global surveillance of both foreign and domestic nationals. The reports mostly emanate from a cache of top secret documents leaked by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, which he obtained whilst working for Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the largest contractors …

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Germany

Germany is a nation in Central Europe. Its official name is the Federal Republic of Germany. It is Europe’s second-most populated country after Russia, and the European Union’s most populous member state. Germany is located between the Baltic and North Seas to the north and the Alps to the south, and it has a total …

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Kochubey family

Kochubey was a Crimean Tatar family of the Cossack Hetmanate and later the Russian Empire. Over the years many representatives of the family held high government positions. Members Vasyl Kochubey Connected families SkoropadskyApostolLyzohubBezborodko

Terence Young (director)

Stewart Terence Herbert Young was a screenwriter and director from Ireland who worked in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Hollywood. He is most known for directing three James Bond films, including Dr. No and From Russia with Love, as well as Thunderball.

Isaak Khalatnikov

Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov was a Russian theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to many areas of theoretical physics, including general relativity, quantum field theory, as well as the theory of quantum liquids. He is well known for his role in developing the Landau-Khalatnikov theory of superfluidity and the so-called BKL conjecture in the general theory of relativity.