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Nikolai Patrushev
Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev (Russian: Никола́й Плато́нович Па́трушев) (born 11 July 1951) is a Russian politician and security and intelligence officer
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Eastern Slavic Naming Customs
Eastern Slavic naming customs are the traditional ways of identifying a person by name in countries influenced by East Slavic languages (Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian: in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
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Russian Orthodox Church
Autocephaly recognized universally de facto, by some Autocephalous Churches de jure. Canonicity mostly recognized:
Partially recognized autocephaly by Constantinople and the Church of Greece
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Patronymic
A patronymic, or patronym, is a component of a personal name based on the given name of one's father, grandfather (i.e., an avonymic), or an even earlier male ancestor. A component of a name based on the name of one's mother or a female ancestor is a matronymic. Each is a means of conveying lineage. In such instances, a person is usually referred to by their given name, rather than their patronymic. Patronymics are still in use, including mandatory use, in many countries worldwide, although their use has largely been replaced by or transformed into Patronymic surname">patronymic surnames
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Annexation Of Crimea By The Russian Federation
Protesters
  • 10,000 (Simferopol)
  • ---> Volunteer units Russian military forces

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    European Union
    The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 4,475,757 km2---> (1,728,099 sq mi) and an estimated total population of about 513 million. The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardised European Union law">system of laws that apply in all member states in those matters, and only those matters, where members have agreed to act as one
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    Cheka
    VCheka, commonly known as Cheka, (from the initialism ChK, Russian: Russian language text" xml:lang="ru">ЧК, IPA: [tɕɪˈka]) was the first of a succession of Soviet secret police organizations
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    United States
    Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100

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    Madeleine Albright
    Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright (born May 15, 1937) is an American politician and diplomat. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She served from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. Born Marie Jana Korbelová, her family emigrated to the United States in 1948 from Czechoslovakia. Her diplomat father, Josef Korbel, settled their family in Denver, and she became a U.S. citizen in 1957. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1959 and earned a PhD from Columbia University in 1975, writing her thesis on the Prague Spring. She worked as an aide to Senator Edmund Muskie before taking a position under Zbigniew Brzezinski on the National Security Council
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    The New York Times
    The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won 127 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper. The Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation and 3rd in the U.S. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady," the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national " Newspaper of record">newspaper of record." The paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. The paper is owned by The New York Times Company"> The New York Times Company, which is publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896; A.G
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    2014 Ukrainian Revolution
    Law enforcement in Kiev: 3,000–4,000 titushky Pro-government/anti-EU demonstrations:
  • 15,000 (Donetsk)
  • 10,000 (Simferopol)
  • 2,500 pro-Russia (Sevastopol)
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  • Arthur Chilingarov
    Artur Nikolayevich Chilingarov (Russian: Артур Николаевич Чилингаров; born 25 September 1939) is an Armenian-Russian polar explorer. He is a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, he was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union in 1986 and the title of Hero of the Russian Federation in 2008. He is the president of State Polar Academy
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    FSK (Russia)
    The FSK (Federalnaya Sluzhba Kontrrazvedki (Федера́льная Слу́жба Контрразве́дки), Federal Counterintelligence Service) was a state security organization, initially of the USSR, and, after its dissolution, of the Russian Federation. The FSK was the successor organization to the KGB
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    Antarctica
    Antarctica (UK English /ænˈtɑːktɪkə/ or /ænˈtɑːtɪkə/, US English /æntˈɑːrktɪkə/ (About this sound listen)) is Earth's southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle"> Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14,000,000 square kilometres (5,400,000 square miles), it is the fifth-largest continent. For comparison, Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia (continent)">Australia
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    Wayback Machine
    The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web, founded by the Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. Its founders, Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliat developed the Wayback Machine with the intention of providing "universal access to all knowledge" by preserving archived copies of defunct webpages. Since its launch in 2001, over 452 billion pages have been added to the archive
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