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  Kommersant - Russia's Daily Online
Kurgan Region is one of the smallest regions in the Urals, extending 430 km from west to east and 290 km from north to south.
Kurgan Region is situated at the intersection of the Tran-Siberian Railway with transportation routes to the major centers of the European and Asian parts of the country, especially with the Urals.
Kurgan Region borders on the oil- and gas-bearing districts of Tyumen Region and is also close to similar districts in Tomsk Region.
www.kommersant.com /t-49/r_5/n_392/Kurgan_Region   (1857 words)

  Kurgan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kurgan is a Türkic word for tumulus, burial mound or barrow, heaped over a burial chamber, or a kurgan cenotaph.
Kurgans were characteristic of Bronze Age nomadic peoples of the steppes, from the Altay Mountains to the Caucasus and Romania.
Kurgan 11 of the Berel cemetery, in the Bukhtarma River valley of Kazakhstan, containing a tomb of ca.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kurgan   (961 words)

 Kurgan hypothesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The "Kurgan hypothesis" of Proto-Indo-European (PIE) origins assumes gradual expansion of the "Kurgan culture" until it encompasses the entire Pontic steppe, Kurgan IV being identified with the Yamna culture of around 3000 BC.
In the Kurgan hypothesis, the entire pontic steppes are considered the PIE Urheimat, or homeland, and a variety of late PIE dialects is assumed to have been spoken across the region.
Kurgan IV or Yamna culture, first half of the 3rd millennium BC, encompassing the entire steppe region from the Ural to Romania.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kurgan_hypothesis   (1580 words)

 Fall 1995 Vol.3 Number 1
Kurgan 09 was notable as it contained nine burial pits with 13 skeletons and four votive pits each containing animals bones.
Several kurgans in excess of 20 m in diameter with a profile of approximately 0.5 m meters were noticed after the grain had been harvested.
Kurgan 01 in the north sector revealed the remains of a Late Sarmatian Period Hunnic male with deliberately deformed skull.
sscl.berkeley.edu /arf/newsletter/3.1/pokrovka.html   (1492 words)

 Kurgan Oblast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kurgan Oblast (Russian: Курга́нская о́бласть) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast).
Its administrative center is the city of Kurgan.
Kurgan Oblast is located in the Yekaterinburg Time Zone (YEKT/YEKST).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kurgan_Oblast   (126 words)

 Kurgan Culture
The Kurgan people were an Indo-European culture existing during the fifth, fourth, and third millennia BC; they lived in northern Europe, from Russia across Germany, and various authorities have mounted a case for them being THE proto-Indo-European culture, from which all Indo-European cultures descend.
The word kurgan means barrow or grave in Slavic and Turkic; Kurgan culture is characterized by pit-graves or barrows, a particular method of burial.
Kurgan horse-herders may have been like the Scythians, who rode geldings only, their main herds being kept wild under stallions, and controlled through the mares which were hobbled near the settlements and milked regularly.
www.iras.ucalgary.ca /~volk/sylvia/Kurgans.htm   (4821 words)

When he was rescued Kurgan weighed a mere 25.1 kgs, he had painful swellings and a bump on one of his legs and one foot that curved out.
Two months on and Kurgan had injured a toe that took a long time to get better so the surgery was postponed and by then PFK’s vets had closed, so they arranged for the pin to be removed at Vetsavers in Wisbech who were warned about the previous problem with the anaesthetic.
Kurgan’s leg healed gradually, so Anne and Steve had to curtail his "mad dog" sessions at first until his leg was up to it and despite his insistence of being her shadow wherever she went!
www.poplarfarmkennels.org.uk /kurgan.htm   (891 words)

 Kurgan, Russia
JP Mallory advocates the Kurgan hypothesis as the de-facto standard theory of Indo-European origins, but he recognizes valid criticism of Gimbutas' radical scenario of military invasion: almost all the arguments for invasion and cultural transformation are far better explained without reference to Kurgan expansion.
The Kurgan scenario is widely accepted as the most likely answer to the question of Indo-European origins, but its status remains speculative.
A specific haplogroup R1a1 defined by the M17 (SNP marker) of the Y chromosome (see:[1] for nomenclature) is associated by some with the Kurgan culture.
creekin.net /c6245-n153-kurgan-russia.html   (1366 words)

But the reason I have put the mask in the center of the Kurgan page is so that we may reflect upon a certain spirit that existed in their legends and folkstories, the role models that molded their nature, their concept of themselves.
The mammoth hunters are the forefathers of the Kurgans.
Kurgan II developed in the area between the Lower Dneister and the Caucasus mountains.
www.geocities.com /gardenofdanu/the_kurgan_waves.htm   (1529 words)

 Mamayev Hill Virtual Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
But Mamayev Kurgan is not famed so much for the legendary deeds of old as for those of the very recent past.
Placed as it is almost in the centre of the city its heights hold a commanding position over the whole city, the Volga and the area across the river.
The situation on Mamayev Kurgan was particularly critical in the middle of October, 1942, when two german divisions had control of the northern, southern and western slopes and the top of the hill was turned into a centre of resistance.
www.stalingrad.com.ru /hill/plan.htm   (342 words)

 Archaeology Wordsmith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The earliest kurgans appeared during the 4th millennium BC among the Copper Age peoples of the Caucasus, and soon afterwards in the south Russian steppe and the Ukraine.
In Russia, the kurgan tradition persisted late and was still practiced by the historical Scythians and Sarmatians of the steppe zone.
The Kurgans buried their dead in deep shafts within artificial burial mounds, or barrows.
www.reference-wordsmith.com /cgi-bin/lookup.cgi?category=&where=headword&terms=kurgan   (259 words)

 Family Tree DNA Forum - R1a says I'm Kurgan, am I also Viking?
The Kurgan people were an Indo-European culture existing during the fifth, fourth, and third millennia BC; they lived in northern Europe, from Russia across Germany, and various authorities have mounted a case for them being THE proto-Indo-European culture, from which all Indo-European cultures descend.
The word kurgan means barrow or grave in Slavic and Turkic; Kurgan culture is characterized by pit-graves or barrows, a particular method of burial.
Kurgan horse-herders may have been like their possible decendents, the Scythians, who rode geldings only, their main herds being kept wild under stallions, and controlled through the mares which were hobbled near the settlements and milked regularly.
www.familytreedna.com /forum/printthread.php?t=834   (2788 words)

 Kurgan - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
356,000), capital of Kurgan region, W Siberian Russia, on the Tobol River.
Kurgan is the important junction of the western branches of the Trans-Siberian RR.
Kurgan became a town in the 17th cent.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1E1:Kurgan/Kurgan.html?refid=ip_hf   (82 words)

 The Polish-Ukrainian archaeological research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The central tomb of the Great Ryzhanovka Kurgan is the first investigated assemblage of that rank since the discovery of the Kul-Oba Kurgan on the Crimean peninsula in 1830, which survived unlooted.
Together with the grave on the side of the Kurgan uncovered at the end of the 19th century, it is an exceptional burial place.
The Great Ryzhanovka Kurgan enveloped Scythian burials which were undoubtedly connected with the nomadic environment of the steppe zone and are part of the civilization occurrences in the Great Steppe.
www2.uj.edu.pl /IRO/NEWSLET/IRC9/Chochorowski.html   (1421 words)

 CD Baby: KURGAN'S BANE: The Future Lies Broken
KURGAN'S BANE are a progrock / melodic rock band from Baltimore.
Markus Weis, D.U.R.P. "Kurgan's Bane variously cite as their influences Floyd, The Who, Rush, Van Halen, The Dregs, Yes, Marillion and Tull, and one can see where their music comes from - but it's not in any way derivative of any one source but, as is music generally, a product of what has gone before.
Kurgan's Bane is a talented American band with alot of good musical ideas.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/kurgansbane   (1458 words)

 Kurgan Theory or Ypothesis - Balkan Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Kurgan is the Russian word (of Turkic origin) for a type of burial mound or barrow, heaped over a burial chamber, often of wood.
The Kurgan culture is not the sort of giant advance needed to explain language replacement.
All scholars (except the so-called Indocentric crackpots) admit that Indo-Iranian was a Kurgan language, and that the languages of northern India have been replaced by Indo-Aryan, even though there is no evidence of a major invasion.
www.balkanforums.com /showthread.php?t=747   (2481 words)

 Appleton.org | City of Appleton, Wisconsin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
She is the head of the Young Journalists Club in Kurgan and is active in the Women Scholar's organization.
Two members of the Kurgan community who have been instrumental in the domestic violence prevention programs there were invited to participate in an intensive program of job shadowing and exposure to many facets of the Appleton social service programs which support domestic violence programs.
Patients seen at the Kurgan Maternity Hospital and the Shchuchye Primary Care Clinic are now asked if they have been a victim of domestic violence, as part of their health screening.
www.appleton.org /departments/police/programs/kurgan   (1930 words)

 Kurgan, Russia current local time from WorldTimeServer.com
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www.worldtimeserver.com /current_time_in_RU-KGN.aspx   (322 words)

 Highlander - The Blade of the Kurgan
The Kurgan is the strongest of all immortals.
The Kurgan is probably named for the region of his origin (a place name in the Urals, in the Steppes above the Black Sea, in what is now Russia).
The Kurgan’s sword is a greatsword with a nasty surprise – two spring-loaded smaller blades that snap out of the guard.
filmswords.com /highlander/kurganblade.htm   (355 words)

 Kurgan Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Kurgan Society researches Russia's history during World War II and works with state and public organizations to find, preserve and restore the monuments of the war.
It organizes search parties to find and properly bury the remains of Soviet soldiers killed in the Great Patriotic War, as WWII is commonly known in Russia.
Kurgan has reburied the remains of 480 soldiers and officers, and published five articles on the history of the war.
www.civilsoc.org /nisorgs/russwest/kurgan.htm   (84 words)

 A R T T H R O B
The fact that the children were often naked made the series somewhat controversial, and Kurgan was accused in some quarters of transgressing the privacy of her own children, a criticism which the artist weathered calmly, denying that her children had been made to feel in any way uncomfortable.
Kurgan has also acted as curator, most notably for 'Bringing Up Baby: Artists Survey the Reproductive Body', which premiered at the National Arts Festival in 1998, and has accepted commissions for large scale text and photo installations in public spaces.
In her most recent artwork, which won the FNB Vita Award 2000, (see review) Kurgan's images have been printed on floor to ceiling panels of translucent silk organza for an installation entitled 'Lost and Found'.
www.artthrob.co.za /00aug/artbio.html   (1519 words)

 Kurgan Oblast: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Kurgan Oblast: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic
Coordinated universal time or utc, also sometimes referred to as "zulu time", is an atomic realization of universal time or greenwich mean time,...
Kurgan Oblast consists of the following districts (Russian Russian language quick summary:
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ku/kurgan_oblast.htm   (333 words)

 Blazons of Kurgan Oblast Towns
Coat of arms of Kurgan Oblast was instituted on December 1, 1997.
The description of the coat of arms: "The Coat of Arms of Kurgan Oblast represents a green heraldic shield, in which field two silver barrows, from which left - less and arise from behind the right; in silver wall-like extremity with five merlons and four embrasures - running azure marten with gold muzzle and breast.
The author of arms and flag of Kurgan Oblast is Dmitry Ivanov.
www.heraldry.hobby.ru /eng/e.kurgan.html   (268 words)

 The Kurgan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Kurgan came from a barbaric tribe on the Russian Steppes that threw their babies into pits of wild dogs.
He left his village and found a good immortal who taught him the rules of the Game, which was unfortunate as The Kurgan promptly paid him back by beheading him.
In 1985, the Kurgan meets up with Connor again for the mini-gathering, kidnaps his girlfriend and uses her as a lure.
kbeloved.many-paths.net /kurgan.htm   (176 words)

 Creature designer Nick Maley's "Lost Kurgan" from the movie HIGHLANDER.
The Kurgan was one of the most memorable super-villans of the 80's.
It was one of the film's few pleasures for me to have been involved in his creation and despite an absurd schedule the prosthetics for the Punk Kurgan were surprisingly effective.
In our extension of the sequence the Kurgan creature was made of snakes which formed a shape that echoed the armor previously seen.
1001resources.com /hosting/users/cinesecrets/pmLostKurgan.html   (535 words)

 H5N1 Bird Spreads to Kurgan Region in Russia
Cases of bird flu have been reported in two districts in the east of Russia's Kurgan region, sources in the local branch of the Federal Veterinary Control Service told Interfax.
rumors of dead waterfowl in the Kurgan region, generating alerts in Yakaterinburg in the Ural Mountains separating Europe and Asia.
The city has Omsk to the east, Tyumen to the north, and Kurgen to the west, further suggesting that the westward migration along the southern border of Russia involves the regions comprising the northern border of Kazahkstan, which include East Kazakhstan, Pavlodar, and North Kazakhstan.
www.recombinomics.com /News/08050501/H5N1_Kurgan_Region.html   (311 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Kurgan knew an Immortal was near, and he had a few guesses of who it could be.
Their weapons clashed, and the Kurgan could tell from that moment that the battle was his.
But this didn't bother the Kurgan, because as soon as Methos began to catch up, the Kurgan had out his broadsword, and he hacked at the front legs of his pursuer's horse.
www.connorsrotunda.com /encounters.html   (685 words)

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