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Ivan Rybkin
Ivan Petrovich Rybkin (Russian: Ива́н Петро́вич Ры́бкин; born 20 October 1946) is a Russian politician. He was Chairman of Russia's State Duma
State Duma
in 1994–96 and Secretary of the Security Council in 1996–98.Contents1 Early life 2 Political career2.1 Speaker of Russian State Duma 2.2 Presidential candidate and kidnapping3 ReferencesEarly life[edit] He was born in village of Semigorka, Voronesh Oblast. In 1968, Rybkin graduated from Volgograd Agricultural Institute, and in 1991 from the Soviet Academy of Social Sciences. After a career on lower ranks of the Communist Party, Rybkin was elected as peoples' deputy to the congress of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic
Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic
in 1990. In 1993, Rybkin became a member of the Agrarian Party of Russia
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Gennady Timchenko
Gennady Nikolayevich Timchenko (also spelled Guennadi Timtchenko) (born 1952) is a Russian businessman and billionaire.[2] He founded and owns the private investment group, Volga Group, which specializes in investments in energy, transport and infrastructure assets. Previously he was a co-owner of Gunvor Group. In 2014, Timchenko was ranked 62nd on the Forbes magazine billionaires list, with an estimated fortune of $15.3 billion USD.[3] He is known for being the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kontinental Hockey League,[4] and President of the SKA (St
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Russia Bank
The Rossiya Bank
Rossiya Bank
(Bank Rossiya, in Russian: Акционерный коммерческий банк Россия, АКБ Россия) is a Russian joint stock bank founded on June 27, 1990
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Russian Apartment Bombings
The Russian apartment bombings
Russian apartment bombings
were a series of explosions that hit four apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow
Moscow
and Volgodonsk
Volgodonsk
in September 1999, killing 293 and injuring more than 1000 people and spreading a wave of fear across the country. The bombings, together with the Dagestan
Dagestan
War, led the country into the Second Chechen War. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s handling of the crisis boosted his popularity and helped him attain presidency within a few months.[1][2] The blasts hit Buynaksk
Buynaksk
on 4 September and in Moscow
Moscow
on 9 and 13 September
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Yury Kovalchuk
Yury Valentinovich Kovalchuk (Russian: Юрий Валентинович Ковальчук, born 25 July 1951) is a Russian billionaire businessman and financier who is "reputed to be Vladimir Putin's personal banker".[1] The May 2008 issue of Russian Forbes
Forbes
listed him for the first time in its Golden Hundred of Russia's richest, calling him and another new entrant to the List, Gennady Timchenko, "good acquaintances of Vladimir Putin."[2] The magazine placed him at number 53 on the Russians-only list, with an estimated fortune of $1.9 billion. From 1987 to 1991 he was the first deputy director of Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute
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Mikhail Kovalchuk
Mikhail Valentinovich Kovalchuk (Russian: Михаил Валентинович Ковальчук; born September 21, 1946 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian physicist and official. He is a brother of Yury Kovalchuk, known as "Putin's personal banker". Since May 26, 2000 Mikhail Kovalchuk has been a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Academy of Sciences
(RAS) in physics. Since 2001 he has been the Scientific Secretary of the Council for Science and High Technologies attached to the President of the Russian Federation. Since February 2005 he has been the Director of the Kurchatov Institute. In June 2007 by a decision of the RAS Presidium Mikhail Kovalchuk was appointed acting vice-president of the Academy for nanotechnology
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Boris Yeltsin
ElectionsElectoral history 1991 1996PresidencyFirst inauguration Second inauguration Cabinet 1993 Constitutional crisis International tripsPost-PresidencyPresidential Center Presidential Library Illness Death and state funeralMedia galleryv t eBoris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
Yeltsin
(Russian: Бори́с Никола́евич Е́льцин, IPA: [bɐˈrʲis nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪtɕ ˈjelʲtsɨn] ( listen); 1 February 1931 – 23 April 2007) was a Soviet and Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999. Originally a supporter of Mikhail Gorbachev, Yeltsin
Yeltsin
emerged under the perestroika reforms as one of Gorbachev's most powerful political opponents. During the late 1980s, Yeltsin
Yeltsin
had been a candidate member of the Politburo, and in late 1987 tendered a letter of resignation in protest
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KiNEx
KiNEx (Kirishineftekhimexport, Russian acronym for ' Kirishi
Kirishi
petroleum chemical export') is a Russian joint stock company, subsidiary of Surgutneftegaz, specializing in wholesale crude and refined oil trading, especially of the refined oil production of Kinef, mostly abroad in Northern Europe. It was founded in 1987 as a subdivision of the Kirishinefteorgsintez refinery, based in Kirishi, Leningrad Oblast, to conduct external economic activity of the latter, but in 1991 became independent state-owned enterprise headed by Gennady Timchenko. In 1990 Kirishineftekhimexport together with Volgotanker, Sadko Oil and several individuals founded joint venture Urals Ltd. Its Finnish subdivision Urals Finland
Finland
Oy became the main foreign customer of Kirishineftekhimexport, as it required much less efforts and bureaucratic burden to export oil to a single company. Urals Finland Oy later separated from Urals JV Ltd
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Russian Apartment Bombings
The Russian apartment bombings
Russian apartment bombings
were a series of explosions that hit four apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow
Moscow
and Volgodonsk
Volgodonsk
in September 1999, killing 293 and injuring more than 1000 people and spreading a wave of fear across the country. The bombings, together with the Dagestan
Dagestan
War, led the country into the Second Chechen War. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s handling of the crisis boosted his popularity and helped him attain presidency within a few months.[1][2] The blasts hit Buynaksk
Buynaksk
on 4 September and in Moscow
Moscow
on 9 and 13 September
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Commonwealth Of Independent States
The Commonwealth of Independent States
Commonwealth of Independent States
(CIS; Russian: Содружество Независимых Государств, СНГ, tr. Sodruzhestvo Nezavisimykh Gosudarstv, SNG), also called the Russian Commonwealth (to distinguish it from the English-speaking Commonwealth of Nations[4]), is a political and economic confederation of 9 member states and 2 associate members, all of which are former Soviet Republics located in Eurasia
Eurasia
(primarily in Central to North Asia), formed following the dissolution of the Soviet Union
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Chechnya
The Chechen Republic
Republic
(/ˈtʃɛtʃɪn/; Russian: Чече́нская Респу́блика, tr. Chechenskaya Respublika, IPA: [tɕɪˈtɕɛnskəjə rʲɪˈspublʲɪkə]; Chechen: Нохчийн Республика, Noxçiyn Respublika), commonly referred to as Chechnya
Chechnya
(/ˈtʃɛtʃniə/; Russian: Чечня́, IPA: [tɕɪˈtɕnʲa]; Chechen: Нохчийчоь, Noxçiyçö), is a federal subject (a republic) of Russia. It is located in the North Caucasus, situated in the southernmost part of Eastern Europe, and within 100 kilometres (62 miles) of the Caspian Sea.[13] The capital of the republic is the city of Grozny
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Kiev
Kiev
Kiev
(/ˈkiːɛf, -ɛv/ KEE-ef, -ev)[10] or Kyiv (Ukrainian: Київ, translit. Kyiv [ˈkɪjiu̯] ( listen); Old East Slavic: Кыѥвъ, translit. Kyjev; Polish: Kijów Polish pronunciation: [ˈkʲijuf]; Russian: Киев, translit. Kiyev [ˈkʲiɪf]) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper. The population in July 2015 was 2,887,974[2] (though higher estimated numbers have been cited in the press),[11] making Kiev
Kiev
the 7th most populous city in Europe.[12] Kiev
Kiev
is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe
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FSB (Russia)
The Federal Security Service
Federal Security Service
of the Russian Federation (FSB; Russian: Федеральная служба безопасности Российской Федерации (ФСБ), tr. Federal'naya sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossiyskoy Federatsii, IPA: [fʲɪdʲɪˈralʲnəjə ˈsluʐbə bʲɪzɐˈpasnəstʲɪ rɐˈsʲijskəj fʲɪdʲɪˈratsɨjɪ]) is the principal security agency of Russia
Russia
and the main successor agency to the USSR's Committee of State Security (KGB). Its main responsibilities are within the country and include counter-intelligence, internal and border security, counter-terrorism, and surveillance as well as investigating some other types of grave crimes and federal law violations. It is headquartered in Lubyanka Square, Moscow's centre, in the main building of the former KGB
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Aslan Maskhadov
Aslan (Khalid) Aliyevich Maskhadov (Chechen: Аслан Али кӏант Масхадан, Aslan Ali-khant Masxadaŋ, Russian: Аслан Алиевич Масхадов) (21 September 1951 – 8 March 2005) was a leader of the Chechen independence movement and the third President of the unrecognized Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. He was credited by many with the Chechen victory in the First Chechen War, which allowed for the establishment of the de facto independent Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Maskhadov was elected President of Chechnya
Chechnya
in January 1997. Following the start of the Second Chechen War in August 1999, he returned to leading the guerrilla resistance against the Russian army
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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