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  Central Federal District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Central Federal District (Russian: Центра́льный федера́льный о́круг; tr.
: Tsentralny federalny okrug) is one of the seven federal districts of Russia.
The word "Central" is of political and historical meaning; actually the district is situated in the extreme West of Russia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Central_Russia   (185 words)

  
 Health Reform in Russia and Central Asia
Russia's Ministry of Economy estimates that enterprises owned and maintained 8 percent of all outpatient clinics and 6 percent of all hospitals in the country overall, though the shares were much higher in certain regions (Mikhailev, 1996).
The challenge to Russia and the Central Asian countries is to improve the health status of their populations at a time of economic decline while maintaining the strengths of the old system in terms of equity and access.
The elasticities are 0.98 for Uzbekistan, 0.93 for Kazakstan, 0.94 for Kyrgyz Republic, 1.07 for Russia, 1.05 for Tajikistan, and 0.87 for Turkmenistan.
www.nap.edu /readingroom/books/transform/ch12.htm   (9263 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Russia
The boundaries of Russia are: on the north, the Arctic Ocean; on the west, Sweden, Norway, the Baltic Sea, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Rumania; on the south, the Black Sea, Turkey, Persia, the Caspian Sea; Afghanistan, and China; on the east, the Pacific Ocean.
Russia shares the possession of the Baltic Sea with Sweden, Germany, and Denmark, and its waters have been the highway of Russian commerce since the time of Peter the Great, although their shores are rugged and reefs numerous.
Russia is a great agricultural nation; three-quarters of its population derive their support from the soil, which furnishes the most important resources of the country.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13231c.htm   (19233 words)

  
 Moscow article - Moscow Russian Russia Moskva 2004 Central Russia Soviet Union Muscovite - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It was the capital of the former Soviet Union, and of Muscovite Russia, the pre-Imperial Russia.
By 1304 Yury of Moscow contested with Mikhail of Tver for the throne of the principality of Vladimir.
In 1480, Ivan III is said to have finally broken the Russias free from Tatar control (see Great standing on the Ugra river) and Moscow became the capital of an empire which would eventually encompass all of Russia and Siberia, and parts of many other lands.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Moscow   (2012 words)

  
 CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS Journal of Social and Political Studies
Russia's new sovereignty led to soul searching reminiscent of the one in the first half of the 19th century, generating a discussion of Russia's place in the world history and politics.
Russia, who was engaged both by her ‘thrust to the West' and by complexities of the transitional period to democracy, agreed to but initially displayed little interest in instituting the CIS in a way other than a loose union.
Five Central Asian republics appeared on the map in the 1920-30s as a result of the arbitrary decision-making by the Russian Bolsheviks and were never allowed to develop beyond the limits of quasi-states that lacked competent native bureaucrats.
www.ca-c.org /dataeng/GRETSKY.shtml   (14238 words)

  
 Central Asia/Russia
Massive flooding has wrought havoc in southern Russia, killing dozens of people and displacing tens of thousands more while destroying bridges, roads and power and water supplies.
Russia and China have agreed on an investment blueprint for a US$2 billion, 2,247 kilometer crude oil pipeline that will go a long way to realizing Beijing's goal of diversifying the country's energy supply away from US-dominated shipping lanes.
Their machinations pale in comparison, though, to the bitter wrangling that is taking place in the region of Krasnoyarsk, where local gangs are fighting for a slice of World Bank action.
www.atimes.com /c-asia/c-asia.html   (547 words)

  
 Russia, Ukraine, and Central Asia (from storytelling) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
To the north lies Russia, and to the south are Iran, Afghanistan, and China.
Central Asia consists of the republics of Kazakstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
It is bordered by Belarus on the north, Russia on the east, the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea on the south, Moldova and Romania on the southwest, and Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland on the west; in the far southeast, Ukraine is separated from Russia by the Kerch Strait, which connects the...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-230237?ct=   (898 words)

  
 Prophecy Central: Russia
Russia and China have found common ground in their opposition to Washington's "Son of Star Wars" anti-missile programme, which had its latest test at the weekend.
The meeting from which Putin is returning is the summit of the "Shanghai Five," consisting of Russia, China and the Central Asian former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kirgizia and Tajikistan.
The writer, a retired KGB lieutenant colonel, laments the loss of the one television outlet in Russia that was not controlled by the state.
www.bible-prophecy.com /russia.htm   (1154 words)

  
 Russia, Central Asia - CDI RW 19 November 2004
Oil and natural gas sales are helping fill Russia's state coffers and presenting the government with new possibilities that could not have been anticipated even one year ago.
Central Asia, like other areas of the former Soviet Union, is still bound to Russia in many ways.
Vatanka said past connections do not mean that investing in Central Asia is a safe venture, though he said it is one for which Russia is perhaps better suited than others.
www.cdi.org /russia/331-17.cfm   (918 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Russia ended 2004 with its sixth straight year of growth, averaging 6.5% annually since the financial crisis of 1998.
Russia has also improved its international financial position since the 1998 financial crisis, with its foreign debt declining from 90% of GDP to around 28%.
Russia's manufacturing base is dilapidated and must be replaced or modernized if the country is to achieve broad-based economic growth.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/rs.html   (1739 words)

  
 RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTY
Russia is also willing to provide assistance for China's planned lunar mission in 2018, he said.
The six-member SCO (China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan) was established in 2001.
At an academic session devoted to the centenary of the first all-Russia Muslim conference and a forum in which some of the country's leading Muslims took part, the Islamic community committed itself to building on the unity it had prior to 1917 and to acquiring greater influence on the Russian state.
www.rferl.org /newsline/fulltext.asp   (5659 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Europe and Central Asia : Russia and Chechnya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Today, as Russia’s escalating HIV/AIDS epidemic reaches beyond high-risk groups to the general population, a growing number of expectant mothers and infants have been placed in the path of the virus.
As Russia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic spreads, thousands of HIV-positive mothers and their children face pervasive discrimination and abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
A regional security group of Central Asian countries along with Russia and China, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization should condemn the Andijan massacre committed by government forces of its member state Uzbekistan, Human Rights Watch said before the group meets on Tuesday in the Kazakh capital Astana.
www.hrw.org /doc?t=europe&c=russia   (1219 words)

  
 Central Asia/Russia
According to Nikolai Stepanchenko, a representative of the Samarneftegaz oil firm, a bilateral feasibility study group has met in Samara, central Russia, and approved the investment blueprint of the pipeline, which is designed to supply 20 million to 30 million tons of oil to China every year.
Russia has favored the route through Mongolia because it is 170km shorter, while Chinese officials presumably prefer the second route because of lower political risks.
Russia, which sits on a quarter of the world's natural-gas reserves, is looking to gain access to the Chinese market via a huge multibillion-dollar pipeline project designed to export Siberian gas.
www.atimes.com /c-asia/DF26Ag02.html   (1144 words)

  
 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - With Eye on US, Russia Bolsters Central Asia Presence
The announcements came on the heels of Russia’s June 4 agreement with Tajik President Emomali Rakhmonov for the reportedly fee-free land lease of a military base near the Tajik capital of Dushanbe.
The country’s strategic partnership with Russia means both countries will be charged with eradicating the "numerous radical and extremist centers that create the ideology of hatred," the Uzbek leader said.
The Common Economic Space, formed by Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan in 2003, was meant to revive the economic union that collapsed with the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/eav062204a.shtml   (1199 words)

  
 The School of Russian and Asian Studies: Regions & Cities: European Russia (Central)
European Russia is the mother of Russian Civilization.
The exact history of the first settlers in Central European Russia is not clear.
The Central European Russia is also home to the historical pearl of Russia - the Golden Ring.
www.sras.org /region.phtml?m=13   (275 words)

  
 Central Federal District -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Central Federal District ((A native or inhabitant of Russia) Russian: Центра́льный федера́льный о́круг; (Click link for more info and facts about tr.) tr.
: Tsentralny federalny okrug) is one of the seven (A district set apart as the seat of government of a federation) federal districts of (A federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state) Russia.
(A city of central European Russia; formerly capital of both the Soviet Union and Soviet Russia; since 1991 the capital of the Russian Federation) Moscow 9.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ce/central_federal_district.htm   (339 words)

  
 Central Russia: Director's Outlook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
There, young entrepreneurs struggle to understand tax codes that local authorities themselves barely understand; local governments still pressure independent newspapers to conform; and citizens are warier than elsewhere about standing up for their legal rights.
While the Foundation’s Central Russia and Siberia Regional Office is located in Moscow, its primary mission is to reach the provinces.
In 1996, six small grant competitions in support of the NGO sector covered Siberia, the Baikal region, the Urals, the Volga region, the Yekaterinburg region, and Central Russia.
www.eurasia.org /offices/moscow/cen-russia_outlook.html   (497 words)

  
 REENIC: Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Russia (although this page on About.com is officially named: "Geography and map of Russia", it in fact contains, besides geographical data, information on population, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues)
Russia on the Web : a project of The Transnational Institute, a network of Russian, American and West European organizations which have been sponsoring East-West exchange programs since 1981.
Vladimir, Russia (a team working with Serendipity-Russia is developing a tourism oriented English language web site for the City of Vladimir, Russia).
reenic.utexas.edu /reenic/countries/russia.html   (2866 words)

  
 RIA Novosti - Russia - Bird flu reported in central Russia
Veterinary authorities have imposed quarantine restrictions in the area, which lies about 300 miles to the southeast of Moscow, and 34 ducks and 36 chickens have been slaughtered, he said.
Meanwhile, veterinaries in two villages in the Rostov region in southern Russia did not confirm an outbreak of bird flu, saying that about 700 birds had died from fowl cholera.
Russia bans poultry meat, egg imports from Romania in wake of bird flu
en.rian.ru /russia/20051024/41868945.html   (219 words)

  
 COMMERCIAL UPDATE - CENTRAL RUSSIA
The Kursk Regional Duma has adopted new legislation “On investment activity in Kursk Oblast”, which is aimed at assisting domestic and foreign direct investors in the region.
Andrei Stroev, First Deputy Governor of Tver Region, indicated that Tver Region, the largest region in Central Russia, presents significant potential for foreign investors.
According to Regional Administration statistics, Tver Region represents one of a few Central Region areas that has shown a moderate growth of industrial output.
www.bisnis.doc.gov /bisnis/bisdoc/020514central_update.htm   (1069 words)

  
 WWW Virtual Library: Museums in Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In Russia there are not yet disappeared the souls which trust, that the art is a Temple and its air is sacred.
In Russia the most significant monument of art on this subject is mural painting in the Trinity Cathedral in Pereslavl-Zalessky which was executed pending the end of the world (1662-1668).
The Holy Trinity Alexander Nevsky Lavra functions nowadays as an orthodox monastery belonging to the St Petersburg eparchy is one of the architectural and historic center of St. Petersburg.
icom.museum /vlmp/russia.html   (6167 words)

  
 Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Russia - Major Defense Industry Facilities in Russia from Defense Industries of the Newly Independent States of Eurasia.
Russia - Population 2000 U.S. Agency for International Development 2001 (1.1MB) [pdf format]
Russia - Youth (ages 0 to 15) as Percent of Total Population 2000 U.S. Agency for International Development 2002 (1.1MB) [pdf format]
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/commonwealth.html   (753 words)

  
 Amazon.com: A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
His work may be grounded in the grubby realities of contemporary Russia, but the food shortages, decaying apartment blocks, and political chaos serve him as a kind of naturalistic springboard from which he launches into one antic leap after another.
A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia, a collection of short stories, exhibits both the joys and the challenges of reading someone as brilliantly absurd as Russia's Victor Pelevin.
A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia can be seen as both a tribute to Dostoyevsky and as a radical departure from him, for these characters are loners who are simply not aware that they are loners.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0811213943?v=glance   (2038 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Trekking in Russia and Central Asia: Books: Frith Maier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Finally, the general advice on travel/hiking in Russia in the introductory section is so out of date now - having been written more than a decade ago - that it is of very little help either.
Traveling Russia is like nowhere else in the world, and Maier is uniquely qualified to help make sense of it.
Maier's guidebook, Trekking in Russia and Central Asia, was extraordinarily helpful for planning my travels and choosing destinations while travelling.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0898863554?v=glance   (1075 words)

  
 TCS: Tech Central Station - Russia's Vacillations on Kyoto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
TCS: Tech Central Station - Russia's Vacillations on Kyoto
At an international conference in Moscow in September 2003, Putin still shocked a mainly pro-Kyoto audience in an unexpected interjection, when he said: "In Russia, you often hear, either as a joke or seriously, that Russia is a northern country and it would not be scary for it to be two or three degrees warmer.
Russia can only sell its quotas to the Europeans and the Europeans, will purchase quotas from Eastern Europe, then from Ukraine and what remains, the meagre crumbs, they would probably buy from Russia."
www.techcentralstation.com /052604B.html   (1280 words)

  
 Sokol Tours: Destinations: Russia European (Central): Vladimir
Although founded in 1108 as a fortress for the defense of the Rostov-Suzdal Rus, actual settlement in what is now Vladimir began at the end of the 10th century.
By the midle of the 12th century it had become the capital of the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality and of northeastern Russia.
Day/Weekend / Craft & Folk Art of Central Russia
www.sokoltours.com /destination.phtml?m=21   (188 words)

  
 Sakha (Central), Russia current local time
This site specializes in keeping up with local laws and declarations that affect time zone rules and daylight saving time adjustments, so you can always depend on our accuracy.
A comprehensive list of other locations in addition to Sakha (Central), Russia is also available which you can view current time by country name or by city name.
You can even create a list of your favorite locations where you have business or personal interests.
www.worldtimeserver.com /current_time_in_RU-SA2.aspx   (240 words)

  
 Central Russia Forums - TripAdvisor
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Candid opinions and open discussions on Central Russia travel contributed by real travelers
www.tripadvisor.com /ShowForum-g298479-i717-Central_Russia.html   (257 words)

  
 Bank of Russia
Credit Institutions' Balances on Correspondent Accounts with the Bank of Russia, RUR bn.
Release Prices of the Bank of Russia for Investment Coins
Address:12 Neglinnaya Street, Moscow, 107016 Russia; tel.: (095) 771 91 00; fax: 921 64 65; E-mail: webmaster@www.cbr.ru
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