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Dreadnought to Daring: 100 Years of Comment, Controversy and Debate in The Naval Review

Edited By Peter Hore

29 of today’s most renowned naval commentators have come together to celebrate and analyse the impact of naval thinking covered by The Naval Review. The journal was first published in 1913 by the Naval Society, a group of Royal Navy officers who wanted to encourage thought and discussion on topics affecting the navy. The book is divided chronologically and thematically into a series of articles covering subjects such as convoys, life at sea and ship organisation.

The Coming of the Comet: The Rise and Fall of the Paddle Steamer

Nick Robins

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Air Combat Capability Review

AUSTRALIA’S MINISTER for Defence, the Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP, announced details on February 18 of the new government’s intention to review the adequacy of current planning for Australia’s air combat capability through to 2045. The first stage will assess air combat capability requirements from 2010 to 2015. It will also examine the feasibility of retaining the F-lll in service beyond its scheduled retirement date of 2010. A comparative analysis will be undertaken of aircraft available to fill the gap that may be left by the withdrawal of the F-lll, and the status of plans to acquire the F/A-18F Super Hornet

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Opposition will bear the signatures in the House of Representatives

Now in Minsk several 10’s pro-democracy activists will take to the Independence Square to convey the collected signatures against repeal of benefits the House of Representatives during the session. For the first time against some voters deputies began callback function. Chairman of the organizing committee of the "Public march" Valery Ukhnalev believes that the key to this case — make a precedent:"There were no precedents. Nobody did, but there are written procedures, and we begin such an event, as a review of the deputy. Currently we it matterseat in the vicinity of several Republic of Belarus. Let’s see how to

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Is it realistic to withdraw the member of the House of Representatives?

Tsigankov: "Public activists who have launched a campaign to recall deputies of the House of Representatives, fined and persecuted. Why so afraid of the power? Neuzh they really afraid that it may come to recall deputies?"Golubev: "I do not think the case had previously come. But, in fact, I think this and should not be. Indeed, voters should think before choosing, and be responsible for I didand. On the other hand, I have a historical experience, when we, the opposition BNF in the Supreme Council, tried to adopt such a law, and to organize a review of some deputies, and

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Guest Night of Freedom — Lena Skrigan

People on the streets of Minsk utter, whether they believe in communism?"Night study" now that in extreme situations which fall Belarusians abroad? And minchane answer the question of where in Belarus can be extremely relaxing? In addition story about new book volumes Vladimir Podgolov "People telly", review of new cinema from Maxim Zhbankova, reporting from Minsk Spring concert Caceres — Brazilian artists, Cuban and Slavic music.The program "Zwukopis" Alexander Tomatoes continues the story of Homel folk-rock group "Ban Zhvirba", and "Night Primer" again will feature poems Igor Bobkov.After 23rd hours — Transfer Yegor Maerchyka "Dinner in Ivyanets" from the series

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Sunday at Liberty

Morning 6:00 * replay of the webcast Saturday. 6:30 * Sign of faith — Church and Harry Potter. 6:45 * Mailbox-111 — Review letters to freedom 7:00 * replay of the webcast Saturday. 7:30 * House of Writers — Znich Olga Gapeeva Ales Beetle Evening18:00 * Prague accent — What is behind the public accusations of Alexander Lukashenko to the address of the KGB? What will be the scope and purpose of cleaning the committee? What mood sformirovyvaetsya massive cleanup in the municipal unit — or disloyalty zvyshlyayalnasts? These topics open a discussion in the program "Prague accent": chief editor

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Sunday at Liberty

Morning6:00 * replay of the webcast Saturday. 6:30* Bykov says — "Only when the independence of the likely continuation of Belarusian history …." 6:45* Mailbox-111 — Review letters on "Freedom" 7:00 * Saturday replay of the webcast. 7:30 * House of Writers — Round table with the role Alla Semenova, Anatolia and Sidorevich Valentine Akudovich — about literature Belarusian emigration. Evening18:00 * Prague accent — What are the consequences of the Belarusian-Russian oil and gas war six months after its closure? Can offer the official Minsk military cooperation with Moscow palagodits case in the economic sphere? What is Russia’s policy

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Sunday at Liberty

Morning 6:00 * replay of the webcast Saturday. 6:30* Bykov says — On the position of the creator to the authorities: "For them to win, but for us — the truth" 6:45* Mailbox-111 — Review letters on "Freedom" 7:00 * Saturday replay of the webcast. 7:30 * House of Writers — Olga Ipatova about his own recent book, Anatoly Sidorevich — about emigrant prose and Severin Kwiatkowski about his book "yes frashki bottle" Evening18:00 * Prague accent — What are the motives of the EU’s decision deprive Belarus of trade preferences? Why Belarusian authorities did not agree to do the

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Human rights defenders: 2006 was a record of human rights violations

Human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, presenting the book, said the uniqueness of the human rights situation in Belarus: "Findings from the analysis of the facts as follows: now on the European continent there is no other country, except Belarus, where would be so rude, cheeky, I would have said, with a kind of challenge to the society of the country and international public authorities violated human rights."Same period last year review of human rights defenders had 500 pages of it, in 2006, moved to 150. But as they say the creators of books, the format changed not because of violations

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EBRD price increases for oil and gas will slow down the Belarusian economy

Overview states that the 1990 years were not easy for the population of the former communist countries. The collapse of the state-planned economy and the transition to a market economy forced people to adapt to new realities. Creators survey asked 29 thousand people in 29 countries of the region became whether their life better? The result — only 30 percent of respondents believe that their life after 1989 became better. Two-thirds of people believe that corruption has become more or remained at the same level as the Communist couple. The review notes that in this time split occurred in societies

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