High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Russian Wikipedia (Russian: ??????? ?????????) is the Russian language edition of Wikipedia. It was founded on May 20, 2001. Its 10,000th article was created on December 30, 2004, and it is currently one of the largest and fastest growing Wikipedias. On May 19, 2008, it became the 10th largest Wikipedia by size and on June 16, 2009, it passed the 400,000 articles threshold. As of August 2009, yearly traffic was growing at a rate of 117%, nearly twice that of the second fastest growing, Korean Wikipedia. On November 29, 2006, it was awarded the Russian state "Runet Prize" (?????? ??????) in the science and education category.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In the August 1996 Battle of Grozny Chechen rebels conducted a rapid assault (code-named Operation Jihad) on the Chechnya capital Grozny. This led to the final ceasefire in the First Chechen War. The Russians had occupied the capital since February 1995 and had garrisoned 10,000 Russian Ministry of the Interior (MVD) troops there, but the rebels managed to either rout or split the Russian forces in the city into dozens of small pockets of resistance, and over the next five days to beat back and decimate several Russian Army units that were sent to eject them from the city. The battle effectively ended the 1994-1996 war.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Russo Turkish War of 1828 1829 was sparked by the Greek War of Independence. The war broke out after the Sultan, incensed by the Russian participation in the Battle of Navarino, closed the Dardanelles for Russian ships and revoked the Akkerman Convention. When the hostilities erupted, the Russian army consisted of 92,000 men, as opposed to the Ottoman forces of some 150,000, commanded by Hussein Pasha. In June 1828, the main Russian forces, led by Emperor Nicholas I, crossed the Danube and advanced into Dobruja. Prior to that, the Russian commander-in-chief, Prince Peter Wittgenstein, had moved into Wallachia and took Br ila and Bucharest without difficulty. Then the Russians laid prolonged sieges to three key citadels of Bulgaria Shumla, Varna, and Silistra. Owing to the help of the Black Sea Fleet under Aleksey Greig, Varna was the first to be taken (September 29). The siege of Shumla proved much more problematic, as the 40,000-strong Ottoman garrison outnumbered the Russian forces.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazy (Russian: ???????? ????????? ????????, Vladimir Davidovi? A?kenazi, born July 6, 1937) is a Russian conductor and virtuoso pianist. He has been a citizen of Iceland, the home of his wife Þórunn, since 1972 and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. Ashkenazy was born in Gorky, Russia to an Ashkenazi Jewish father and an ethnic Russian mother. He began playing piano at the age of six and, showing prodigious talent, was accepted at the Central Music School at age eight. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, he won second prize in the International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1955 and the first prize in the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels in 1956. He shared the first prize in the 1962 International Tchaikovsky Competition with British pianist John Ogdon. As a student, he became a KGB informant but was dismissed when he married his foreign-born wife in 1961.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Mikhail Vasilyevich Nesterov was a leading representative of religious Symbolism in Russian art. He studied under Pavel Tchistyakov at the Imperial Academy of Arts, but later allied himself with the group of artists known as the Peredvizhniki. His canvas The Vision of the Youth Bartholomew (1890 91), depicting the conversion of medieval Russian saint Sergii Radonezhsky, is often considered to mark the inauguration of the Russian Symbolist movement. From 1890 to 1910, Nesterov lived in Kiev and St Petersburg, working on frescoes in St. Vladimir's Cathedral and the Church on Spilt Blood, respectively. After 1910, he spent the remainder of his life in Moscow, working in the Marfo-Mariinsky Convent. As a devout Orthodox Christian, he did not accept the Bolshevik Revolution but remained in Russia until his death, painting the portraits of Ivan Ilyin, Ivan Pavlov, Ksenia Derzhinskaia, Otto Schmidt, and Vera Mukhina, among others
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file. It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. Matroska is similar in concept to other containers like AVI, MP4 or ASF, but is entirely open in specification, with implementations consisting mostly of open source software. Matroska file types are .MKV for video (with subtitles and audio), .MKA for audio-only files and .MKS for subtitles only. Matroska is an English word derived from the Russian word matryoshka. This is a play on the container aspect of the matryoshka as it is a container for visual and audio data. The loose transliteration may be confusing for Russian speakers, as the Russian word matroska actually refers to a sailor suit.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Paata Iradionovich Berishvili (Russian: , born September 30, 1973) is a Russian professional footballer. As of April 2009, he plays for FC Stavropol. He made his debut in the Russian Premier League in 1992 for FC Dynamo Stavropol. He also holds Georgian citizenship.FC Stavropol (Russian: ) was a Russian football club from Stavropol, founded in 2005.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Igor Aleksandrovich Kot (born June 3, 1980 in Krasnodar) is a Russian professional footballer. He plays for FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast. He made his debut in the Russian Premier League in 2004 for FC Kuban Krasnodar. FC Ural is a Russian football club. The club is based in Yekaterinburg but represents all Sverdlovsk Oblast. The club is in the Russian First Division. FC Kuban is a Russian football club based in Krasnodar. In 2011 will play in the Russian Premier League after having won the Russian First Division in 2010.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! S2 (ex-Prozorlivy and ex-Gagara in Russian service) was a Finnish Sokol class torpedo boat that had been seized from the Russians after the Finnish Civil War 1918. It sank during a fierce storm on October 4, 1925, taking with her the whole crew of 53.Between 1900 and 1908, the Russians built 25 Sokol class torpedo boats for the Russian Baltic Fleet. "Sokol" ( ) is Russian for Falcon). The fourth ship of the class, Gagara ( , Russian for Loon), was built at the Neva shipyard in Saint Petersburg and carried the construction number 102.