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Vladislav Surkov
Vladislav Yuryevich Surkov (Russian: Владислав Юрьевич Сурков) (born 21 September 1964),[1] is a Russian businessman and politician of Chechen descent.[2] He was First Deputy Chief of the Russian Presidential Administration from 1999 to 2011, during which time he was widely seen as the main ideologist of the Kremlin
Kremlin
who proposed and implemented the concept of sovereign democracy in Russia. From December 2011 until May 2013 Surkov served as the Russian Federation's Deputy Prime Minister.[3][4] After his resignation, Surkov returned to the Presidential Executive Office a
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NTV (Russia)
NTV (Cyrillic: НТВ) is a Russian television channel that was launched as a subsidiary of Vladimir Gusinsky's company Media-Most (ru).[1] Since April 14, 2001, Gazprom Media has controlled NTV. NTV has no official meaning according to Igor Malashenko, the author of the name and co-founder of the company, but in the 1990s unofficial transcripts of the acronym include "New" (Novoye), "Independent" (Nezavisimoye), "Non-governmental" (Negosudarstvenoye), "Our" (Nashe).[2][3]Contents1 History1.1 Talk
Talk
show with people of Ryazan and FSB members 1.2 Change of management 1.3 Late 2000s 1.4 Artistic design 1.5 Controversy 1.6 Logos2 See also 3 Further reading 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Vladimir Gusinsky
Vladimir Gusinsky
founded NTV in 1993, attracting talented journalists and news anchors of the time such as Tatiana Mitkova, Leonid Parfyonov, Mikhail Osokin, Yevgeniy Kiselyov, Vladimir A
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Moscow International University
The Moscow
Moscow
International University was established in 1991 by Mikhail Gorbachev and President
President
George H. W
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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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Lipetsk
Lipetsk
Lipetsk
(Russian: Липецк, IPA: [ˈlʲipʲɪtsk]) is a city and the administrative center of Lipetsk
Lipetsk
Oblast, Russia, located on the banks of the Voronezh River
Voronezh River
in the Don basin, 438 kilometers (272 mi) southeast of Moscow
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Der Spiegel
Der Spiegel
Der Spiegel
(German pronunciation: [deːɐ̯ ˈʃpiːɡl̩], lit. "The Mirror") is a German weekly news magazine published in Hamburg. It is one of Europe's largest publications of its kind, with a weekly circulation of 840,000.[1][2][3] It was founded in 1947[4] by John Seymour Chaloner (de), a British army officer, and Rudolf Augstein, a former Wehrmacht
Wehrmacht
radio operator who was recognized in 2000 by the International Press Institute as one of the fifty World Press Freedom Heroes.[5] Spiegel Online, the online sibling of Der Spiegel, was launched in 1994 with an independent editorial staff. Typically, the magazine has a content to advertising ratio of 2:1. Der Spiegel
Der Spiegel
is known in German-speaking countries mostly for its investigative journalism
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Chechen People
250-500[20]Data figures from 2001 to 2013; see also Chechen diaspora.[21]LanguagesChechen See Language sectionReligionPredominantly Islam
Islam
(mainly Shafi'i
Shafi'i
Sunni Muslim)[22], minority Christianity and atheismRelated ethnic groups Nakh peoples
Nakh peoples
(Ingush people, Bats people, Kist people) and other Northeast Caucasian people Chechens
Chechens
(/ˈtʃɛtʃən/; Chechen: Нохчий Noxçiy; Old Chechen: Нахчой Naxçoy) are a Caucasian ethnic group of the Nakh peoples originating in the North Caucasus
North Caucasus
region of Eastern Europe. They refer to themselves as Vainakhs (which means "our people" in Chechen) or Nokhchiy (pronounced [no̞xtʃʼiː]; singular Nokhchi, Nakhchuo or Nakhtche).[23] Chechen and Ingush peoples are collectively known as the Vainakh
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Grozny
Grozny
Grozny
(Russian: Грозный, IPA: [ˈgroznɨj]; Chechen: Грозный) is the capital city of the Chechen Republic, Russia. The city lies on the Sunzha River
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Hungary
Coordinates: 47°N 20°E / 47°N 20°E / 47; 20Hungary Magyarország  (Hungarian)FlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Himnusz" (Hungarian)[1] "Hymn"Location of  Hungary  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Budapest 47°26′N 19°15′E / 47.433°N 19.250°E / 47.433; 19.250Official language and national language Hungarian[2]Ethnic groups (2011)80.7% Hungarians 14.7% not declared 3.1% Roma 1.3% Germans[3]Religion52.9% Christianity –38.9% Catholicism –13.7% Protestantism –0.1% Orthodox Church 0.1% Judaism 1.7% other 18.2% not religious 27.2% unanswered[4]Demonym HungarianGovernment Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic• PresidentJános Áder• Prime MinisterViktor O
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Defence Minister
The title Defence Minister, Minister for Defence, Minister of National Defense, Secretary of Defence, Secretary of State for Defense or some similar variation, is assigned to the person in a cabinet position in charge of a Ministry of Defence, which regulates the armed forces in sovereign states. The role of a defence minister varies considerably from country to country; in some the minister is only in charge of general budget matters and procurement of equipment; while in others the minister is also, in addition, an integral part of the operational military chain of command. Prior to the 20th century, there were in most countries separate ministerial posts for the land forces (often called "minister for war") and the naval forces. In the interwar period, some countries created a separate ministerial post in charge of the air forces
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Sergei Ivanov
Sergei Borisovich Ivanov (Russian: Серге́й Бори́сович Ивано́в, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej bɐˈrʲisəvʲɪtɕ ɪvɐˈnof]; born 31 January 1953) is a Russian senior official and politician who is the Special
Special
Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Environmental Activities, Environment and Transport since 12 August 2016. Ivanov was Minister of Defense of Russia
Russia
from March 2001 to February 2007, Deputy Prime Minister from November 2005 to February 2007, and the First Deputy Prime Minister from February 2007 to May 2008. After the election of Dmitry Medvedev
Dmitry Medvedev
as President of Russia, Ivanov was reappointed a Deputy Prime Minister in Vladimir Putin's second government
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Moscow Institute Of Culture
Moscow State Art and Cultural University (Russian: Московский государственный университет культуры и искусств) is a Russian university, a vocational training center in the field of culture and art, located in the Levoberezhny District, Khimki, Moscow Oblast. It is under control of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. History[edit] Created by the decision of the Sovnarkom
Sovnarkom
July 10, 1930, on the initiative of Nadezhda Krupskaya
Nadezhda Krupskaya
as the Moscow Library Institute. The first director was Henrietta Karlovna Derman. The first building of the institute was in the center of Moscow on Moss Street. In 1936, the Institute moved to the town of Khimki. In 1940 he became a state, in the period 1940–1957 years was named Molotov. In 1964 it was transformed into the Moscow State Institute of Culture
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Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky (Russian: Михаи́л Бори́сович Ходорко́вский, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈiɫ xədɐrˈkofskʲɪj]; born 26 June 1963) is an exiled Russian businessman, philanthropist and former oligarch,[2] now resident in Switzerland.[3] In 2003, Khodorkovsky was believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia (with a fortune estimated to be worth $15 billion) and was ranked 16th on Forbes list of billionaires.[4] He had worked his way up the Komsomol
Komsomol
apparatus during the Soviet years, and started several businesses during the period of glasnost and perestroika in the late 1980s
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Russians
Russians
Russians
(Russian: русские, tr. russkiye, IPA: ˈruskʲɪje) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
(some territories of the former Tsardom of Russia
Russia
and Russian Empire), the most numerous ethnic group in Europe. The majority of ethnic Russians live in the Russian Federation, notable minorities exist in other former Soviet states such as Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine
Ukraine
and the Baltic states. A large Russian diaspora
Russian diaspora
(sometimes including Russophones, i.e. Russian-speaking non-Russians) also exists all over the world, with notable numbers in the United States, Germany, Brazil, and Canada. The culture of the ethnic Russian people has a long tradition and it is a foundation for the modern culture of the whole of Russia
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Mikhail Fridman
Mikhail Maratovich Fridman (also transliterated Mikhail Friedman;[4][5][6][7] Russian: Михаи́л Мара́тович Фри́дман; born 21 April 1964) is a Russian business magnate, investor and philanthropist.[8] He also holds Israeli citizenship.[2][3] He co-founded Alfa-Group, a multinational Russian conglomerate
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Alfa-Bank
Alfa Bank JSC, the corporate treasury of the Alfa Group, is one of the largest private commercial banks in Russia.[5] It was founded by Russian businessman Mikhail Fridman, who is still the controlling owner today. It is headquartered in Moscow
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