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Vladimir Nabokov
VLADIMIR VLADIMIROVICH NABOKOV (/nəˈbɔːkəf, ˈnæbəˌkɔːf, -ˌkɒf/ ; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, pronounced ( listen ), also known by the pen name VLADIMIR SIRIN; 22 April 1899 – 2 July 1977) was a Russian-American novelist , translator and entomologist . His first nine novels were in Russian, but he achieved international prominence after he began writing English prose. Nabokov's Lolita
Lolita
(1955), his most noted novel in English, was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels ; Pale Fire (1962) was ranked 53rd on the same list, and his memoir, Speak, Memory (1951), was listed eighth on the publisher's list of the 20th century's greatest nonfiction. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times. Nabokov was an expert lepidopterist and composer of chess problems
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Novelist
A NOVELIST is an author or writer of novels , though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction . Some novelists are professional novelists, thus make a living writing novels and other fiction, while others aspire to support themselves in this way or write as an avocation . Most novelists struggle to get their debut novel published, but once published they often continue to be published, although very few become literary celebrities, thus gaining prestige or a considerable income from their work. Novelists come from a variety of backgrounds and social classes, and frequently this shapes the content of their works. Public reception of a novelist\'s work , the literary criticism commenting on it, and the novelists' incorporation of their own experiences into works and characters can lead to the author's personal life and identity being associated with a novel's fictional content
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Lepidopterist
LEPIDOPTEROLOGY (from Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
λεπίδος (scale ) and πτερόν (wing); and -λογία -logia .), is a branch of entomology concerning the scientific study of moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies . Someone that studies in this field is a LEPIDOPTERIST or, archaically, an AURELIAN. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Collections and illustrations * 3 Lepidopterological societies * 4 Lepidopterological journals * 5 See also * 6 References HISTORYPost- Renaissance
Renaissance
, the rise of the "lepidopterist" can be attributed to the expanding interest in science, nature and the surroundings. When Linnaeus wrote the tenth edition of the Systema Naturae
Systema Naturae
in 1758, there was already "a substantial body of published work on Lepidopteran natural history" (Kristensen, 1999)
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Zinaida Gippius
ZINAIDA NIKOLAYEVNA GIPPIUS (Russian : Зинаи́да Никола́евна Ги́ппиус; IPA: ( listen ); 20 November 1869 – 9 September 1945) was a Russian poet , playwright , novelist , editor and religious thinker, one of the major figures in Russian symbolism . The story of her marriage to Dmitry Merezhkovsky , which lasted 52 years, is described in her unfinished book Dmitry Merezhkovsky (Paris, 1951; Moscow, 1991). She began writing at an early age, and by the time she met Dmitry Merezhkovsky in 1888, she was already a published poet. The two were married in 1889. Gippius published her first book of poetry, Collection of Poems. 1889–1903 , in 1903, and her second collection, Collection of Poems. Book 2. 1903-1909 , in 1910. After the 1905 Revolution , the Merezhkovskys became critics of Tsarism; they spent several years abroad during this time, including trips for treatment of health issues
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February Revolution
Revolutionary victory * Abdication
Abdication
of Tsar Nicholas II
Nicholas II
, creation of the
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Crimea
CRIMEA (/kraɪˈmiːə/ ; Crimean Tatar : Къырым, Qırım; Ukrainian : Крим, Krym; Russian : Крым, Krym, Greek : Κριμαία) is a major peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea
Black Sea
in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
that is almost completely surrounded by both the Black Sea
Black Sea
and the smaller Sea of Azov
Sea of Azov
to the northeast. It is located south of the Ukrainian region of Kherson
Kherson
and west of the Russian region of Kuban . It is connected to Kherson Oblast by the Isthmus of Perekop and is separated from Kuban by the Strait of Kerch . The Arabat Spit is located to the northeast, a narrow strip of land that separates a system of lagoons named Sivash
Sivash
from the Sea of Azov
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Russian Provisional Government
Coordinates : 59°56′27″N 30°18′47″E / 59.9408°N 30.313°E / 59.9408; 30.313 The RUSSIAN PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT (Russian : Временное правительство России, tr. Vremennoye pravitel'stvo Rossii) was a provisional government of Russia
Russia
established immediately following the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II
Tsar Nicholas II
of the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
on 2 March 1917. The intention of the provisional government was the organization of elections to the Russian Constituent Assembly and its convention. The provisional government lasted approximately eight months, and ceased to exist when the Bolsheviks
Bolsheviks
gained power after the October Revolution
October Revolution
in October 1917
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Eastern Orthodox Church
The EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH, also known as the ORTHODOX CHURCH, or officially as the ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH, is the second-largest Christian Church
Christian Church
, with over 250 million members. As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history and culture of Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
, Greece
Greece
(including Anatolia
Anatolia
), the Caucasus
Caucasus
, and the Near East . A communion of autocephalous churches (″jurisdictions″, or national churches), each typically governed by its own Holy Synod , its bishops are equal by virtue of ordination , with doctrines summarised in the Nicene Creed
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Tatar People
The TATARS (Russian : татары); (Tatar : татарлар) are Turkic -speaking people living in Asia and Europe. The name "Tatar" first appears in written form on the Kul Tigin monument as 𐱃𐱃𐰺 (TaTaR). Historically, the term "Tatars" was applied to a variety of Turco-Mongol semi-nomadic empires who controlled the vast region known as Tartary . More recently, however, the term refers more narrowly to people who speak one of the Turkic languages. The Mongol Empire , established under Genghis Khan in 1206, allied with the Tatars. Under the leadership of Genghis Khan's grandson Batu Khan (c. 1207–1255), the Mongols moved westwards, driving with them many of the Mongol tribes toward the plains of Russia. The "Tatar" clan still exists among the Mongols and Hazaras
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Baltic German
Estonia
Estonia
: 1,945 Historically Terra Mariana , Governorate of Courland , Governorate of Estonia
Estonia
, Governorate of Livonia Since 1945 virtually assimilated into post-war Germany , Canada
Canada
, small numbers in Latvia
Latvia
and Estonia
Estonia

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Baroness
BARON is a title of honour, often hereditary. The female equivalent is BARONESS. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Continental Europe * 2.1 France * 2.2 Germany
Germany
* 2.3 Italy * 2.4 The Low Countries
Low Countries
* 2.5 Nordic countries * 2.6 Russia * 2.7 Spain * 3 United Kingdom and the Commonwealth * 3.1 Ireland * 3.2 Scotland
Scotland
* 3.3 Style of address * 3.4 Coronet
Coronet
* 4 Other * 5 See also * 6 Sources * 7 References ETYMOLOGYThe word baron comes from the Old French
Old French
baron, from a Late Latin baro "man; servant, soldier, mercenary" (so used in Salic Law
Salic Law
; Alemannic Law has barus in the same sense)
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Alexander II Of Russia
ALEXANDER II (Russian : Алекса́ндр II Никола́евич, tr. Aleksandr II Nikolayevich; IPA: ; 29 April 1818 in Moscow
Moscow
– 13 March 1881 in Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
) was the Emperor
Emperor
of Russia from 2 March 1855 until his assassination on 13 March 1881. He was also the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Finland . Alexander's most significant reform as emperor was emancipation of Russia\'s serfs in 1861, for which he is known as ALEXANDER THE LIBERATOR (Russian : Алекса́ндр Освободи́тель, tr. Aleksandr Osvoboditel; IPA: ). The tsar was responsible for other reforms, including reorganizing the judicial system, setting up elected local judges, abolishing corporal punishment, promoting local self-government through the zemstvo system, imposing universal military service, ending some privileges of the nobility, and promoting university education
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Gold-mine
GOLD MINING is the resource extraction of gold by mining . As of 2016, the world\'s largest gold producer was China with 463.7 tonnes . The second-largest producer, Australia , mined 287.3 tonnes in the same year, followed by Russia with 274.4 tonnes. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Statistics * 3 Methods * 3.1 Placer mining * 3.1.1 Panning * 3.1.2 Sluicing * 3.1.3 Dredging * 3.1.4 Rocker box * 3.2 Hard rock mining * 3.3 By-product gold mining * 4 Gold ore processing * 4.1 Cyanide process * 4.2 Mercury process * 5 Business * 5.1 Small operations * 5.2 Large companies * 6 Adverse effects * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 Further reading * 10 External links HISTORY A miner underground at Pumsaint gold mine Wales ; c. 1938?
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Morza
MORZA (plural morzalar; from Persian mirza ) is a Princely title in Tatar states, such as Khanate of Kazan , Khanate of Astrakhan and others, and in Russia . After the fall of Kazan some morzalar joined Russian service. Some morzalar lost their landownerships and became tradesmen. In the Russian Empire morzalar gained equal rights with Russian nobility. After the October Revolution the majority of morzalar emigrated. Today the Assembly of Tatar Morzalar unites the rest of survived morzalar. SEE ALSO * Enikeev * Mirza * Rondalla REFERENCES * ^ "Digg - Dictionary - Definition of Mirza - Prince surname". * ^ "Morzalar, Spreadia.com". This Russian history -related article is a stub . You can help by expanding it . * v * t * e This surname -related article is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Livadiya, Ukraine
LIVADIYA (Ukrainian : Лівадія, Russian : Ливадия, Crimean Tatar : Livadiia) is an urban-type settlement in Yalta Municipality
Municipality
of the Autonomous Republic
Republic
of Crimea
Crimea
; a territory recognized by a majority of countries as part of Ukraine
Ukraine
but incorporated by Russia
Russia
as the Republic
Republic
of Crimea
Crimea
. It is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of Yalta
Yalta
. Population: 1,074 (2014 Census )
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October Revolution
The OCTOBER REVOLUTION (Russian : Октя́брьская револю́ция, tr. Oktyabr'skaya revolyutsiya; IPA: ), officially known in Soviet literature as the GREAT OCTOBER SOCIALIST REVOLUTION (Вели́кая Октя́брьская социалисти́ческая револю́ция, Velikaya Oktyabr'skaya sotsialističeskaya revolyutsiya), and commonly referred to as RED OCTOBER, the OCTOBER UPRISING or the BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION, was a revolution in Russia
Russia
led by the Bolsheviks which was instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution
Russian Revolution
of 1917 . It took place with an armed insurrection in Petrograd on the 25th of October
October
(7 November, New Style ) 1917
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