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Swedish heavyweights

Scania will be well known to most MMI readers as a major Swedish manufacturer of commercial vehicles, specifically heavy trucks and buses. However, the company also manufactures diesel engines for other heavy vehicles (including military), marine use, and other general industrial applications.

In 1900, Maskinfabriks-aktiebolaget Scania was founded in Malmo in the south of Sweden as a manufacturer of bicycles. By 1903 the first cars had left the factory, and two years later Scania built their first truck.

Scania’s origins (through merger) actually trace back to 1891 and Vabis (Vagnsfabriksaktiebolaget i Sodertalje), Vabis founded in 1891 as a railway carriage-manufacturing

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Gripen Sweden Swinger

AFM’s Alan Warnes describes the Saab JAS 39 Gripen, the only fourth-generation fighter currently in operational service.

BACK IN the late 1970s, at the height of the Cold War, non-aligned Sweden was looking to procure a future fighter, which would be multi-role and affordable. Unlike many European governments at the time, Sweden did not have a huge defence budget, so cost was an important issue. By June 1982, the Swedish Government had decided that instead of opting for a foreign acquisition, it would push ahead with its own aircraft, the Gripen. While this continued Saab’s tradition of building fighter aircraft,

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Gripen joins up

Delivery of the first Gripen to the Swedish Air Force, and the aircraft’s crucial role in the ‘leaner and meaner’ Air Force.

ESCORTED BY A PAIR of Saab AJ 37 Viggens from F7 Skaraborg Wing, the Swedish Air Force’s first JAS 39 Gripen flew into Satenas Air Base on June 8.

Earlier that day Gripen 39-102 was handed over to the Defence Material ministration (FMV) during a ceremony at Saab Military Aircraft at Linkoping in front of the Swedish Prime Minister and the Commander-in-Chief of the Swedish Air Force, Lt Gen Lors-Erk Englund.

The hand-over was the culmination of eleven

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In the House of Writers Neil Gilevich, Boris, Anna Kislitsyna

Creators and worksNeil Gilevich: "The most burning consonance:" PEOPLE — FREEDOM "Kupalovskaya theme in the works of the national poet of Belarus Nile Gilevich occupies a special place. He wrote the introduction to poetry books Kupala Kupalovskaya studied journalism, made the whole analogy of poems dedicated to poets. In the days of the anniversary Kupala Neil Gilevich Michas met Scoble.Michas Scoble: "Neil Simonovic, celebrated 125 years with a day or birthday Yanka Kupala. Unfortunately, this date was not marked at the proper municipal level. And this is understandable. And what Kupalovsky anniversary more memorable for you?"Neil Gilevich: "The centenary. At

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Neil Gilevich, Boris, Anna Kislitsyna

Creators and worksNeil Gilevich: "The most burning consonance:" PEOPLE — FREEDOM "Kupalovskaya theme in the works of the national poet of Belarus Nile Gilevich occupies a special place. He wrote the introduction to poetry books Kupala Kupalovskaya studied journalism, made the whole analogy of poems dedicated to poets. In the days of the anniversary Kupala Neil Gilevich Michas met Scoble.Michas Scoble: "Neil Simonovic, the 125th anniversary of a day or birthday Yanka Kupala. Unfortunately, this date was not marked at the proper municipal level. And it’s understandable. And what Kupalovsky anniversary more memorable for you? "Neil Gilevich: "The centenary. At

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Swedish cinema in Belarusian — during the Days of Culture of Sweden to Belarus

In the program follow-up: May 17 at the Church of St. Simon and Lena will be a presentation book Andrew Kotlyarchuk "Swedes in the history and culture of the Belarusians." May 24 in central children’s library — books presentation Entsa Albom "Jonathan from Mount gulls."From May 30 to June 2 — literary and musical days of the role of the Swedish writer Astrid Trottsig and poets Berkvista Eric and Claudia Marx, also Belarusian writer and musician.The festival of Swedish cinema in Minsk cinemas will demanstavatstsa films united by the theme of life in the village, the inhabitants of the province.

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Sweden: young people are not aware of the consequences of communism

How should a survey of least than 20 years after fall "steel curtain" young representatives of Swedish society virtually nothing is known about the regime, which is absolutely not so long reigned in adjacent with the Baltic countries and Sweden continues to dominate in geographically close Belarus. 90% of young Swedes said they never heard anything about the Gulag, although they all heard a lot about Auschwitz. 40% of young people surveyed were convinced that the communist system contributed to the progress and prosperity of globally, 22% called communism democratic form of government, 82% did not consider Belarus dictatorship. According

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Verb magazine introduces readers to the Swedish Belarusian literature

20 Seventh "verb" opens Belarusian reader unknown Swedish modern drama. It plays excerpts from outstanding creators from Scandinavia Katarina Frostansan, Stsiga Larson and Astrid Trontsyg. They moved our countryman Dmitry Plax, which is currently lives in Stockholm. His play "Baruch Emmanuel" also does not intrigue the reader’s own classic for Belarusian theater aesthetics. Chief Editor of "Dzeyaslova" Boris says that these publications — is only the beginning of the project as an acquaintance Belarusians modern Swedish literature:"We also plan to publication can be a separate room dedicated to modern Swedish literature, including and poetry and prose. "Continued familiarity with order

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Sweden decided to PURCHASE 60 FIGHTERS GRIPEN

  January 17. Swedish Armed Forces will buy 60 JAS 39 Gripen fighters of the latest generation. As reported by Agence France-Presse, citing a statement Defense Minister Karin Enstrom (Karin Enstroem), the first aircraft will go to the troops in 2018. Complete delivery of fighters scheduled to around 2027.   First, in December 2012 it was reported that the Swedish Parliament by a majority vote approved the purchase of new fighter company Saab. Then, for the armed forces planned to purchase 40 to 60 aircraft.   Budget applets Gripen NG was estimated at 90 billion kronor (14 billion dollars). This

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Swedish court allowed public masturbation

A Swedish court has rejected the accusation of sexual assault charges against 65-year-old man who was engaged on the beach in Stockholm masturbation, according to the Western press.

In Sweden, the court found innocent 65-year-old man who was engaged in masturbation on the beach in Stockholm, for which he was arrested by police, according to The Huffington Post, with reference to the Swedish edition.

 

The court ruled that a man can not be accused of sexual assault (sexual assault), since there is no individual victim, which were directed

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