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  BioMed Central | Full text | Cancer incidence in Arkhangelskaja Oblast in northwestern Russia. The Arkhangelsk Cancer ...
Cancer incidence in Arkhangelskaja Oblast in northwestern Russia.
The aim of this investigation was to assess the content and quality of the AO cancer registry (AKR), and to present the site-specific cancer-incidence rates in AO in the period 1993–2001.
When a resident of AO is diagnosed elsewhere in Russia, the diagnosing hospital forwards the report to the OD in AO, and vice versa when non-AO residents are diagnosed in AO.
www.biomedcentral.com /1471-2407/5/82   (5892 words)

  Northwestern Federal District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
: Severo-zapadny federalny okrug) is one of the seven federal districts of Russia.
It consists of the northern part of European Russia.
The current Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District is Ilya Klebanov.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northwestern_Federal_District   (192 words)

 Russia - MSN Encarta
Lead and zinc ores are abundant in the North Caucasus, far eastern Russia, and the western edge of the Kuznetsk Basin in southern Siberia.
The far eastern region of Russia is an exception, receiving the Pacific monsoon during middle and late summer.
Russia produces a significant portion of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, which most scientists believe are a major cause of global warming.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569000_4/Russia.html   (2114 words)

 Russian American Chamber of Commerce
Nizhny Novgorod, the third largest city in Russia, is witnessing the vibrancy and enthusiasm of a youthful city on the brink of a metropolitan explosion.
Petersburg is located in northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea.
Russia is one of the most dynamic places to do business, and it is also one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
www.russianamericanchamber.org /citiesregions.htm   (1403 words)

 Saint Petersburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the administrative center of Leningrad Oblast (itself a separate region) and of the Northwestern Federal District.
The Chesma palace church (1780) is a rare example of the Gothic Revival in Russia.
Much more famous outside Russia is the Mariinsky Theatre (formerly known as the Kirov Theatre of Opera and Ballet), which has been styled the capital of the world ballet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/St._Petersburg,_Russia   (5007 words)

 Russia / Missiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TEXT: Two missiles were test fired, one from a land-based silo in northwestern Russia and the other from a nuclear-powered submarine in the Barents sea.
A spokesman for Russia's Strategic Missile Forces said a Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile was successfully launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome as part of a training exercise.
Russia opposes the U-S missile plan saying it violates the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty, which is considered the foundation of nuclear non-proliferation.
www.fas.org /news/russia/2001/russia-010216.htm   (377 words)

 Russia tests missile, warns West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Putin's comments came in a speech to military officers at the Plesetsk launch pad in northwestern Russia, after the successful test-firing of a Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile.
Russia is pinning the future of its missile program on the Topol-M. Most of its other long-range missiles are either past their service lifetime or will have to be dismantled if the country ratifies the START-II nuclear disarmament treaty.
Unlike Russia's older missiles, the Topol-M is a relatively small, mobile missile designed to be fired from trucks or other vehicles, making it difficult for potential enemies to locate and track.
www.aeronautics.ru /nws001/ap018.htm   (462 words)

 Origins of the Rus
The British archaeologist David Wilson addresses the issue of the slim and uncertain nature in general of the Scandinavian evidence in northwestern Russia by noting that a similar set of scanty archaeological evidence emerges from the Viking areas in England, where their settlements unquestionably occurred on a large scale.
That much of the silver trade went through northwestern Russia rather than through the Gulf of Riga is a disturbing point since the distances to the Swedish mainland were shorter if one bypassed the Gulf of Finland altogether.
If the silver trade was begun by the Scandinavians of northwestern Russia, then the trade route would have developed fanning out from their center, which would appear as an unexplained constriction in the route.
www.geocities.com /Athens/9529/scanrus.htm   (2439 words)

 Russia maps from Omni Resources, world leader in map supply.
Russia 1:200,000 raster topographic maps, south of 56º.
Russia 1:200,000 raster topographic maps, north of 56º.
Russia 1:200,000 georeferenced topographic maps, north of 56º.
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/russia.htm   (1702 words)

 Darvinsky Zapovednik
Russia 162543, Vologodskaya oblast, Cherepovetsky raion, p/o Ploskovo, p.
Darvinsky Zapovednik, named for Charles Darwin, was founded in 1945 to study changes the newly created Rybninskoye Reservoir would have on natural ecosystems in the Vologda and Yaroslavl regions in northwestern Russia.
Rybninskoye Reservoir, Russia's third largest man-made lake, extends for 120 km and averages 50 to 60 km in width at its center.
www.wild-russia.org /bioregion2/2-darvinsky/2_darvinsky.htm   (1502 words)

 Russian Life Online
For the past nine years, Russia has voiced its opposition to the NMD and quickly became aware that the new administration of President George W. Bush is resolved to go forward with the plan.
This nuclear cocktail involved a land launched Topol M intercontinental ballistic missile from Plesetsk in northwestern Russia and a ballistic missile deployed from a submarine in the Barents Sea.
Russia admits that implementing their version of a defense system would likely mean violating START II by increasing the number of active Topol-M missiles and resurrecting Satan missiles.
www.russianlife.net /article.cfm?Number=514   (1135 words)

 Canada - Russia: Exploring the options in St. Petersburg - RUSSOFT & Outsourcing-Russia.Com
Canadian interest in doing business in Russia, and in northwestern Russia in particular, seems to be on the rise as recent Canadian trade missions and official visits have demonstrated.
Canadian direct investment in Russia in 2001 was $179 million, significantly lower than its peak at $405 million in 1996, according to figures from the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
A number of Canadian investors lost money in Russia in the 1990s, so one goal of trade missions now is to revive confidence, to educate delegates about new legislative, regulatory and tax reforms, and to give them information, contacts and tactics to deal with the difficulties associated with doing business in Russia.
www.russoft.org /docs/?doc=642   (920 words)

 CNN - Russia to cut military forces on northwest border - December 3, 1997
Sergeyev said the reductions would be part of an ongoing overhaul of Russia's military, which should see overall numbers reduced to 1.2 million by January 1, 1999, down from the current level of 1.5 million.
Russia's troop reduction promise came one day after another surprising Yeltsin initiative.
On Tuesday, he told a news conference that Russia was ready to cut its nuclear weapons by one-third.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9712/03/russia.yeltsin   (662 words)

 CDI Russia Weekly #254   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
RIGA - Russian government officials have stated their unease with the planned installation of high-tech radar systems on the borders with Estonia and Latvia.
An unnamed official in Russia's Air Force was quoted by Interfax as having said that "the construction of the radar station in Latvia and the launch of a radar in Estonia poses additional problems for us, give the fact that they will be part of NATO's future air monitoring system."
Local residents, however, have expressed fears that the system will lead to long-term health effects, forcing the government to issue funds to monitor how the high-tech radar system will affect the health of the some 9,000 residents in Audrini.
www.cdi.org /russia/254-11-pr.cfm   (270 words)

 BUP/atlas - Russian Federation
Russia is one of the largest countries in the world.
It stretches from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Bering Strait in the east, from the Franz Josef Land in the north to the Caucasus in the south.
Northwestern Russia with the city of Saint Petersburg (between 1924 -1991 called Leningrad) and its adjoining administrative districts (oblasts) to the east and south; the Leningrad, Novgorod and Pskov oblasts.
www.balticuniv.uu.se /atlas/russia/index.htm   (201 words)

 Forestry - Economy - Russia - Europe
Russia is a major producer of lumber and wood products.
The primary areas of timber production are northwestern European Russia, the central Ural Mountains, southern Siberia in the vicinity of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and southeastern Siberia.
Large-scale harvesting of these forests has not occurred because they contain a high proportion of larch, which is difficult and expensive to process, and because of their remoteness.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/russia/economy/forestry.htm   (312 words)

 MissileThreat :: Plesetsk Cosmodrome
The Plesetsk Cosmodrome, located in northwestern Russia approximately 800 km northeast of St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), was for many years the busiest missile launch facility on earth.
Russia plans to withdraw its missile forces from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the oldest space launch facility in the world.
Russia’s project to extend the service lives of Cold War workhorses such as the SS-18 and also the SS-25 helps to save or at least delay the costs associated with replacing them with newer ICBMS, such as, for example, the Topol-M (SS-27) which would otherwise be necessary to retain Russia’s sizable nuclear arsenal.
www.missilethreat.com /systems/plesetsk_cosmodrome.html   (1413 words)

 RIA Novosti - Russia - One killed in interethnic brawl in northwestern Russia
RIA Novosti - Russia - One killed in interethnic brawl in northwestern Russia
Russia aims to be third largest aircraft industry by 2025-1
Russia's Irkut to export 242 Su-30 fighters by 2014
en.rian.ru /russia/20070309/61771200.html   (300 words)

 U.S., Russia Sign Military Cooperation Pact (Reuters) December 3, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The military-to-military agreement signed in Brussels covers 1998 and is the latest in a series of steps by Moscow and Washington to help Russia reduce and safeguard its nuclear arsenal and provide Pentagon help in such areas as developing a professional non- commissioned officer corps in Russia.
Russia already plans to cut its armed forces to about one million from 1.7 million by the year 2000.
Russia has previously announced a target to cut its forces to close to one million by the year 2000 from 1.7 million now.
vikingphoenix.com /news/archives/1997/mil97067.htm   (681 words)

Russia's major cities have witnessed a commercial construction boom in recent years.
Russia's immense energy reserves are providing opportunities for servicing both upstream and downstream energy industries.
Warehouses: The supply and quality of warehousing in Russia is improving, but of the estimated one million square meters of space in Moscow, only 30,000 square meters meet Western standards.
www.russiancouncil.org /reports/archconengru.html   (1172 words)

Observers warn, however, that how much attention the EU dedicates to the problems of northwestern Russia is largely a function of who dictates the bloc's agenda.
Finland's brought with it a 1,300-kilometer border with Russia, and together with Sweden argued for a regional EU policy along the lines of the existing Mediterranean programs.
Northern Dimension formally came into existence in 1998 as a framework program to coordinate and develop regional cooperation between EU member states, candidate countries, and northwestern Russia in fields like environment, nuclear safety, transport and communication infrastructure, business cooperation, and the cluster of issues around Kaliningrad.
www.rferl.org /features/2003/05/14052003134639.asp   (976 words)

 Odin Archive - Nuclear Safety in Northwestern Russia
During the last few years, Russia has shown a greater degree of recognition and openness about the problems in northwestern Russia.
The nuclear legacy of the Former Soviet Union in northwestern Russia poses enormous challenges to Russia.
We believe that our long-standing cooperation with Russia, on nuclear safety and security as well as other issues, has made Norway a valuable partner for the United States and for the other G8 countries in bringing forward the Global Partnership.
www.dep.no /ud/norsk/aktuelt/taler/statsraad_a/032171-990059/index-dok000-b-n-a.html   (1102 words)

 Northwestern Russia, Russia Europe Roommates roommate Northwestern Russia rooms rent. roomates roomate Northwestern ...
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 Europe, Search by Continent, Programs, Study Abroad, Northwestern University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Northwestern has a number of program-specific requirements that students must adhere to while they are abroad.
To see if Northwestern has any such requirements for this program, click here.
The program bins in the Northwestern Study Abroad Office Resource Library often contain more detailed information, such as orientation booklets, course syllabi, university catalogues, handbooks, etc. The office is located at 630 Dartmouth Av., close to Tech.
www.northwestern.edu /studyabroad/programs/region/europe/actr.html   (164 words)

 Russian ministry aims to harness NGOs as instrument of foreign policy - Russian News - News From Russia
The number of nongovernment organizations [NGOs] in the world is "increasing rapidly and has grown 40 times over in the past 10 years", Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said today in a speech to a conference in Petrozavodsk on border trade in northwestern Russia.
"About two million people in Russia are involved in these organizations and their activities affect some 20 million or one in seven in our country," he continued.
["Promoting Russia's language and culture abroad and educational and humanitarian projects" are key areas for the ministry's joint work with NGOs, Lavrov was quoted as saying in an ITAR-TASS report at 0824 gmt.
www.gateway2russia.com /st/art_265008.php   (510 words)

 EU/Russia: Finland To Relaunch 'Northern Dimension' - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The EU has since supported a string of projects in northwestern Russia, mostly involving civilian and military nuclear safety and environmental protection.
Henriksson says Finland is determined to secure greater EU funds than has been the case so far for environmental, and health and social sectors in northwestern Russia.
Observers have increasingly called into question the extent of the shared values between Russia and the West, particularly on issues relating to the transformations going on in other former Soviet countries.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2006/7/eed26606-ca7d-4a05-8dbc-ccb2ab6fe4b4.html   (1175 words)

 Russia Newswire - Your PR support in Russia - Paul Tumminia, Former Eximbank Regional Director, Joins Chadbourne & ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Russia and the CIS are his part of the world,” said Laura M. Brank, Head of the Firm’s Russia and CIS Practice Group.
Chadbourne and Parke LLP has maintained a strong presence in Russia, the CIS and Central Europe since 1990, when it became one of the first foreign law firms to open an office in Moscow.
The Russia, CIS and Central Europe Practice combines a strong local presence in the region with the depth of experience necessary to provide meaningful, practical business advice in this challenging part of the world.
www.russianewswire.net /releases_headlines_details.php?id=2029   (437 words)

 www.mineweb.net | columns | emerging russia Chip Goodyear covers Russian failure with MoU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
According to the 6-paragraph announcement of Monday's agreement, released by Norilsk Nickel, the aim is to create "an alliance to explore and develop mineral resources in the Russian Federation." The idea, according to a quote attributed to Norilsk Nickel CEO Prokhorov, is to focus on "new resource discovery".
Bauxite may be on BHPB's radar screen, but the Russian resource in northwestern Russia is currently controlled by Brian Gilbertson, once BHPB's CEO and now chief executive of SUAL, a Victor Vekselberg operation.
Nickel, copper, platinum and palladium are Norilsk Nickel's core metals, and the statement of intention appears to exclude BHPB -- a junior nickel producer, compared to Norilsk -- from those mineral resources that have already been identified by the Russians as strategic, thereby excluding foreign miners from the development process.
www.mineweb.net /columns/emerging_russia/545448.htm   (1846 words)

 ES&T Online News: Mopping up the Baltic region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An environmental fund supported by northern European countries, the European Commission, and Russia was launched in July to help clean up water and air pollution in northwestern Russia that has spilled into the entire Baltic Sea region.
Russia plans to add $10 million of its own funds.
These governments are all parties to the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP), established in 2001 to address the specific challenges of the Baltic Sea region, the Arctic Sea region, and northwestern Russia.
pubs.acs.org /subscribe/journals/esthag-w/2002/aug/policy/mb_baltic.html   (374 words)

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