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What if… communism had failed?

What if the Bolsheviks hadn’t come to power in Russia?

The Bolshevik uprising was a coup d’etat, a power seizure. The masses were not involved in any way and, in fact, the general public did not know that anything was happening. If you read the newspapers from that time you find that the theatres were operating, there were concerts, and nobody knew what was happening. It was [just] a real power seizure. So I think if the Bolsheviks had not seized power in November 1917, the most likely scenario is that the military — the officers — would have overthrown

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WHAT CAUSED THE GREAT WAR?

When Gavrilo Princip opened fire on Archduke Franz Ferdinand, he killed not just the heir to the Austrian throne, but sentenced to death over million people in four years. But if assassination was the excuse, it wasn’t the cause…

1 February 1864

PRINCE EDWARD NURSES A GRUDGE

British foreign policy is redefined after the Prussian invasion of Denmark

Prussia and Austria’s devastating seizure of the ethnically mixed territories of Schleswig and Holstein, which separated Denmark from what is now Germany, shocked the young British Prince Edward — the future King Edward VII — who was only months into his marriage

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Russia to join PFP

AFTER MONTHS OF uncertainly, Russian defence minister General Pavel Grachev announced on May 24 at a briefing for NATO defence ministers on Russian military doctrine that his country would join the Partnership for Peace (PFP) military co-operation programme. PFP is a new alliance set up by NATO to involve former Warsaw Pact countries in joint military exercises, joint planning and consultation on key security issues.

To date, 18 countries have signed the agreement, including Russia’s neighbouring independent republics, and Russia was expected to formally join the partnership within about two months. The minister’s announcement stated that Russia would not, as

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Overhaul of SCG aircraft in Russia

THE ARMY of Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) is urgently trying to overhaul its non-operational aircraft because it faces a long-term maintenance and spare parts crisis. During a visit to Moscow on June 25-26, Defence Minister Prvoslav Davinic and Chief of General Staff, Colonel General Branko Krga, spoke to Russian Defence Minister Sergey Ivanov and Director of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Co-operation Mikhail Dimitriyev, about overhauling one Antonov An-26, one Yakovlev Yak-40, two Mi-17 transport helicopters and two Mi-24 attack helicopters. The first steps towards renewing military co-operation between Serbia and Montenegro and Russia will result in spare

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What hinders the development of cloud services in RUSSIA

To fully understand the problems of the cloud market in Russia, you must approach to be taken in two ways: by the operators who want to provide cloud services, and by the customers to whom the services are intended.

For operators, the introduction of cloud services means significant investments in hardware and software component in the case of IaaS, not to mention services PaaS and SaaS. It is important to bear in mind that a platform for cloud computing consist of both software needed for the platform, and from the computing components that pretty quickly amortized. The expectation is that

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Private management in Russia — History of the Future

Why Russia will destroy all the competitors in the reindeer herding business

I’m trying to help you, so I want to get something in return. I want you to help me get Russian citizenship (and still — to marry a smart, kind and beautiful Russian girl). You may ask, why do I need it? You see, I am absolutely sure that when herders in some European countries, as well as New Zealand, learn what I teach you here, and as called for, they instantly deprive me the vice-presidency of the FEDFA and kicked out of the organization. However, Russia still

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Formation of the 426 th Air Group as part of the 102nd Russian military base in Armenia has begun in accordance with directives of the General Staff of the Russian Federation on September 29, 1994 placement of Russian military in Armenia, quite logically, both for Russia and for the Armenian side.

The situation in the Caucasus did not differ stability ever, and the collapse of the Soviet Union only added «fuel» to never fire damped inter-state, inter-religious and inter-ethnic differences. Of all the countries of the Caucasus, Armenia found itself in the most difficult position: landlocked, sandwiched between openly hostile to Turkey and Azerbaijan, Georgia Christian unstable and stable Islamic Iran. Not surprisingly, that if Georgia in the second half of the 1990s. all the forces sought the presence of the Russian military to get rid of (and eventually get rid of), Armenia deployment of Russian troops on its territory welcomed.

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Russia and AEWA. General questions

Flyways, species and populations

Global science, practice and then gradually came to the need for monitoring of migratory species in some parts of their annual cycle, and all of their habitats. Cloudy intraspecies structure of many kinds of complicated task to monitor the populations. With regard to migratory (migratory) birds this has led to the definition of flyways (biol. Flyway, the migratory route — flyway), the individual components of their migratory routes (routes). Figures 1 and 2 show the major flyways of the world and they cover the territory.

In Russia there are two major problems.

The first — conceptual.

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The development of elevator industry in Russia in terms of self-regulation

This conference, unprecedented in scale and representativeness, has gone beyond the usual business meeting and resulted in a very comprehensive and full major activities and events forum.

The conference was held on November 16th. The next day, there were general meetings of self-regulatory organizations elevator areas: Russian lift association, Interregional Association of elevator companies, DT «Liftservis» and «Rusekspertlift.» November 17 was a tour to the factory «MEL», where the participants got acquainted with the development of a new factory -elevator economy-class European level with energy-saving systems.

Technical regulations

The conference was held in a month, and its members could literally

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Guarding Baltic Skies

Gerard Gaudin reports on the basing of Belgian F-16s in Lithuania to provide an air defence to the Baltic states.

FOUR BELGIAN F-16 fighters have been defending Baltic airspace 24 hours a day, seven days a week since Estonia. Latvia and Lithuania and four other former communist Eastern European states joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) on March 29 this year. As new members of the Alliance, the three Baltic countries come under NATO’s collective security and defence umbrella, which includes routine policing of all NATO airspace as required. However, all three countries lack dedicated air defences.

Historically, all

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