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Babushka

Babushka or baboushka or babooshka (from Russian: ба́бушка; IPA: , meaning "grandmother" or "elderly woman") may refer to:

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Barbara Hammer

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Barbara Hammer (born May 15, 1939) is an American feminist filmmaker known for being one of the pioneers of lesbian film whose career has spanned over 40 years. Hammer is known for creating experimental films dealing with women's issues such as gender roles, lesbian relationships and coping with aging and family. Biography Hammer was born in Hollywood , California , becoming familiar with the film industry from a young age, as her grandfather worked as a cook for the American film director D.W. Griffith . In 1961, Hammer graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology at University of California Los Angeles. She received a master's degree in English literature in 1963. In the early 1970s she studied film at San Francisco State University. This is where she first encountered Maya Deren 's Meshes of the Afternoon, which inspired her to make experimental films about her personal life. In 1974, she was married and teaching at a community college in Santa Rosa, California . Around this time she came out as a le



This Guy's in Love with U Mare!

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This Guy's In Love With U Mare! is a 2012 Filipino comedy parody film under Star Cinema and Viva Films . It stars Vice Ganda , Luis Manzano and Toni Gonzaga , and it is directed by Wenn V. Deramas . The film received mixed reviews from Filipino critics. It currently holds the title of the tenth highest-grossing Filipino film of all time . Plot With three years of a happy relationship, Mike ( Luis Manzano ) decided to end his relationship with his gay lover, Lester ( Vice Ganda ), After their break-up, Lester soon finds out that Mike is cheating with him for the last year with a bank accountant Gemma ( Toni Gonzaga ). This leads to Lester hatching a plan to destroy Mike and Gemma's relationship, by acting like a real man so that Mike will come back to him. He told his four gay friends who are also his employees in his parlor, Babushka ( IC Mendoza ), Ricky (Lassie Marquez), Fanny (Ricky Rivero) and Bambi (Ricci Chan) to pretend to rob Gemma after her shift. Lester pretends to be her "knight and shining armor"



Baba Yaga

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Baba Yaga as depicted by Ivan Bilibin (1902). In Slavic folklore , Baba Yaga ( Russian : Баба-яга, Polish : Baba Jaga) is a supernatural being (or one of a trio of sisters of the same name) who appears as a deformed and/or ferocious-looking witch. Baba Yaga flies around in a mortar , wields a pestle , and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs (or sometimes a single chicken leg). Baba Yaga may help or hinder those that encounter or seek her out. She sometimes plays a maternal role, and also has associations with forest wildlife. According to Vladimir Propp 's folktale morphology, Baba Yaga commonly appears as either a donor or villain , or may be altogether ambiguous. Andreas Johns identifies Baba Yaga as "one of the most memorable and distinctive figures in Slavic European folklore", and observes that she is "enigmatic" and often exhibits "striking ambiguity". Johns summarizes Baba Yaga as "a many-faceted figure, capable of inspiring researchers to see her as a Clo



Faina Ranevskaya

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Faina Georgievna Ranevskaya ( Russian : Фаина Георгиевна Раневская , born Faina Girschevna Feldman , 27 August [ O.S. 15 August] 1896 - 19 July 1984) is recognized as one of the greatest Soviet actresses in both tragedy and comedy. She was also famous for her aphorisms . She acted in plays by Anton Chekhov , Aleksandr Ostrovsky , Maxim Gorky , Ivan Krylov , Fyodor Dostoevsky , Leo Tolstoy , and others. Unfortunately, our judgement of her theater performances must come mostly from photos as only her three final performances of Make Way for Tomorrow by Vina Delmar, Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better by Aleksandr Ostrovsky, The Curious Savage by John Patrick were filmed. Faina Ranevskaya is more known to a wide audience as a cinema actress by her performance in such films as Pyshka ( Boule de Suif ), The Man in a Shell, Mechta (Dream), Vesna (Spring), Cinderella , Elephant and String and many more. Biography Birthplace of Faina Ranevskaya in Taganrog She was born as Faina Feldman (Фельдман) to a wealthy Jewi



Badge Man

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Enlargement of the "Badge Man" area Colorized version depicting the alleged figure Badge Man is the name given to an unknown figure reputedly visible within the famous Mary Moorman photograph of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy . Some researchers have theorized that this figure is a sniper firing a weapon at the President from the area of the grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza . An alleged muzzle flash obscures much of the detail, but "Badge Man" has nonetheless been described as a person wearing some kind of police uniform – the moniker itself derives from a bright spot on the chest, said to resemble a gleaming badge . Speculation about the "Badge Man" figure helped fuel conspiracy theories about a plot by members of the Dallas Police Department to kill Kennedy. In response, abundant skeptics proposed numerous alternative interpretations of the image. The Moorman photograph During the Presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza , Dallas resident Mary Moorman took a series of photographs with her



Batyr

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Batyr (July 23, 1969 – August 26, 1993) was an Asian elephant claimed to be able to use a large amount of meaningful human speech . Living in a zoo in Kazakhstan in the Soviet Union , Batyr was reported as having a vocabulary of more than 20 phrases. A recording of Batyr saying "Batyr is good", his name and using words such as "drink" and "give" was played on Kazakh state radio and on the First Programme of the Central Television of the USSR — Vremya , in 1980. Like all cases of talking animals , these claims are subject to the observer-expectancy effect . Biography Born on July 23, 1969, at Almaty Zoo , Batyr lived his entire life in the Karaganda Zoo at Karaganda in Kazakhstan . He died in 1993 having never seen or heard another elephant. Batyr was the offspring of once- wild Indian elephants (a subspecies of the Asian elephant ). Batyr's mother "Palm" and father "Dubas" had been presented to Kazakhstan's Almaty Zoo by the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru . Abilities Batyr , whose name is a Turkic w



Babirusa

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The babirusas , also called babushkas or deer-pigs ( Indonesian : babirusa ) are a genus , Babyrousa , in the pig family ( Suidae ) found in Wallacea , or specifically the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi , Togian , Sula and Buru . All members of this genus were considered part of a single species until 2002, the babirusa, B. babyrussa, but following the split into several species, this scientific name is restricted to the Buru babirusa from Buru and Sula, whereas the best-known species, the north Sulawesi babirusa , is named B. celebensis. The remarkable "prehistoric" appearance of these mammals is largely due to the prominent upwards incurving canine tusks of the males, which actually pierce the flesh in the snout. If a babirusa does not grind its tusks (achievable through regular activity), they can eventually keep growing so as to penetrate the animal's own skull. Classification The genus is monotypic within the subfamily Babyrousinae, or alternatively considered to form a tribe , Babyrousini, of the sub



The Amazing Race 17

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The Amazing Race 17 is the seventeenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race . The Amazing Race 17 features eleven teams of two individuals, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. The seventeenth cycle started on Sunday, September 26, 2010. It aired on CBS in the United States in a special 90-minute episode; then returned to its normal hour-long format the following week on Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET / PT The season finale was on December 12, 2010. The show was again hosted by Phil Keoghan . This was the final season filmed and broadcast in Standard Definition. Anesthesiologists Natalie "Nat" Strand and Katherine "Kat" Chang were the winners of the Race, and were the first all-female team to win the American edition of the competition. The season was released by CBS DVD on November 4, 2014, in a DVD set including all episodes and its accompanying Elimination Station web series. It was only made available through online purchase, manufactured by Amazon.com's



List of Spanish words of various origins

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This is a list of Spanish words of various origins. It includes words from Australian Aboriginal languages , Balti , Berber , Caló , Czech , Dravidian languages , Egyptian , Hungarian , Ligurian , Mongolian , Slavic (such as Old Church Slavonic , Polish , Russian , and Croatian ). Some of these words existed in Latin as loanwords from other languages . Some of these words have alternate etymologies and may also appear on a list of Spanish words from a different language . Australian Aboriginal languages canguro= kangaroo : from English kanguru, kangaroo, first recorded by Captain James Cook in 1770, from the Guugu Yimidhirr word gangurru. Balti polo= polo : from English polo (1872), from Balti polo, " ball ," from the same family as Tibetan bo-lo "ball." Berber merino = type of sheep of North African origin bred in Spain : from Berber Merīn ( Modern Spanish Benimerines) the people of North Africa who originallt bred this type of sheep. moreno = brown , brunette , dark-skinned person: from moro, "a Moor ," fro



Rootless cosmopolitan

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Rootless cosmopolitan ( Russian : безродный космополит , bezrodnyi kosmopolit) is a pejorative label that originated during the anti-Semitic campaign in the Soviet Union after World War II. Cosmopolitans were intellectuals who were accused of expressing opposition to nationalism. Usage The term "rootless cosmopolitan" referred originally to Jewish intellectuals. It was popularized during the campaign in a Pravda article condemning a group of theatrical critics. Joseph Stalin in a 1946 Moscow speech attacked writings in which “the positive Soviet hero is derided and inferior before all things foreign and cosmopolitanism that we all fought against from the time of Lenin, characteristic of the political leftovers, is many times applauded.” In the 21st century the anti-cosmopolitan theme became a weapon used by Vladimir Putin in Russia, and by nationalists in Hungary and Poland. In the United States in 2017, Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller --two senior White House aides of President Donald Trump--"see Mr Putin



Isaac Bitton

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Isaac “Jacky” Bitton (born 2 December 1947) is a French-American musician. Initially gaining fame as the drummer for secular rock band Les Variations , Bitton became a baal teshuva through Chabad in the late 1970s and subsequently began a career in contemporary Jewish music . Early history Born in Casablanca , Morocco to a Jewish family, Bitton moved from Morocco to France alone at the age of 18. Together with his friends, he formed a rock group and played locally until getting noticed in 1969. Les Variations opened for some of the top billed rockers of the day, such as Bachman–Turner Overdrive , Kiss , The Jimi Hendrix Experience , Cream , Taste and Aerosmith . Having a close affinity to his Jewish roots, Bitton always wore the Star of David around his neck while performing. Bitton is said to have been rated at the time in the top three drummers of Europe. He jammed with John Bonham and Robert Plant in a club in Belgium . Jewish identity Bitton met Chabad emissaries ( shluchim ) who helped him further disco



List of television programs: B

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Alphabetically indexed lists of television programs  0-9   A   B   C   D  E F G H I-J K-L M N O P Q-R S T U-V-W X-Y-Z This is an alphabetical list of television program articles (or sections within articles about television programs). Spaces and special characters are ignored. This list covers television programs whose first letter (excluding "the") of the title is B . B BA Baa Baa Black Sheep Babes Babestation Babushka Babylon 5 Baby Boom Baby Daddy A Baby Story Baby Talk Bachelor Father The Bachelor (US) The Bachelor (UK) The Bachelor Canada Bachelor Pad Bachelor in Paradise Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise The Bachelorette The Bachelorette Canada Back at the Barnyard Backstrom Back to the Floor (UK) Back to the Future: The Animated Series Back to You Backyard Blitz The Backyardigans Bad Education The Bad Girl's Guide Bad Girls Bad Girls All-Star Battle Bad Girls Club Bad Girls Road Trip Bad Ink Bagdad Cafe Baggage Baggage Battles Bagpuss Bailando Kids (Argentina) Bailando por un Sueño (Argentina) Balam



Anywhere Theatre Festival

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Anywhere Festival is an annual Brisbane based festival for performance anywhere but traditional theatre spaces. The first anywhere-but-in-a-traditional-theatre concept was brought to Brisbane in 2011 by creative director Paul Osuch and his partner, Ally McTavish . Their theory is that we need to take traditional story-telling out of theatre buildings and back to where life really takes place, in the community. The festival – which holds performances anywhere but in a traditional theatre – began in 2011 with 4000 attendees and 31 productions. Since it began, the Anywhere Festival (they dropped the "Theatre" in 2015) has grown in size and popularity as it inhabited the nooks and crannies of this city of ours The idea behind Anywhere is that the art of theatre should not be constrained by, well, a theatre nor by a time frame of two plus hours with interval, or even a genre. The idea behind Anywhere Festival is that you don't - you shouldn't - have to go to a traditional theatre space to see theatre. You shouldn



Companions of Saint Nicholas

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Saint Nicholas and Krampus visit a Viennese home (1896 illustration). The Hans Trapp character in a 1953 photograph taken in Wintzenheim, Alsace. The companions of Saint Nicholas are a group of closely related figures who accompany Saint Nicholas throughout the territories formerly in the Holy Roman Empire. These characters act as a foil to the benevolent Christmas gift-bringer, threatening to thrash or abduct disobedient children. Jacob Grimm (Deutsche Mythologie) associated this character with the pre-Christian house spirit (kobold, elf) which could be benevolent or malicious, but whose mischievous side was emphasized after Christianization. The association of the Christmas gift-bringer with elves has parallels in English and Scandinavian folklore, and is ultimately and remotely connected to the modern Christmas elf in American folklore. Names for the "dark" or threatening companion figure include: Knecht Ruprecht in Germany, Krampus in Austria, Bavaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Friuli, Hungary (spe



Charles Brehm

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Charles F. Brehm (January 14, 1925 - August 11, 1996) was a very close witness to the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Early life Brehm was also a World War II veteran who served in the United States Army Rangers who fought and was wounded at the Omaha beach invasion at Point du Hoc , France during D-Day . He later also served during the Korean War . Watched presidential motorcade with his son Charles F. Brehm and his 5-year-old son, Joe, were standing in the Dealey Plaza north infield grass, a few feet south of the south curb of Elm Street. They were across the street from Abraham Zapruder and the Dealey Plaza grassy knoll . Both Brehm and Joe can be clearly seen in the Zapruder film . When the presidential limousine turned from Main Street onto Houston Street, Brehm and his son watched from the northwest side of the intersection. After watching the turn, Brehm and his son quickly ran northwestward across the "north infield grass" towards the sou



Alexander Drankov

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Alexander Drankov Alexander Osipovich Drankov ( Russian : Алекса́ндр О́сипович Дранко́в ; 18 January 1886 – 3 January 1949) was a Russian photographer , cameraman , film producer , and one of the pioneers of the Russian pre-revolutionary cinematography . Early years The exact date of birth and birthplace of Alexander Drankov are unknown. According to some accounts, he was born in southern parts of Russia (possibly in Odessa ) in 1886. In the early 20th century, Drankov owned a dancing school in Sevastopol , which fed all of his family. Later on, he took interest in photography and soon became a professional in this craft. Drankov moved to Saint Petersburg , where he would earn fame for his photographic talent and be awarded the title of the Purveyor of the Royal Court of His Imperial Highness for his quality photographs of Nicholas II . Also, Drankov managed to make photographic work much cheaper and open a chain of no less than 50 studios, where they took photos under amplified electric lighting, thus reduci



Dervla Murphy

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Dervla Murphy (born 28 November 1931, in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland) is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years. Murphy is best known for her 1965 book Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle, about an overland cycling trip through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. She followed this with volunteer work helping Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal and trekking with a mule through Ethiopia. Murphy took a break from travel writing following the birth of her daughter, and then wrote about her travels with Rachel in India, Pakistan, South America, Madagascar and Cameroon. She later wrote about her solo trips through Romania, Africa, Laos, the states of the former Yugoslavia and Siberia. In 2005, she visited Cuba with her daughter and three granddaughters. Murphy has normally travelled alone and unaided, without luxuries and depending on the hospitality of local people. She has been in dangerous situations; for example, she was attacked by wolves in the



Western Pennsylvania English

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A sign using "Dahntahn" to mean "Downtown" Western Pennsylvania English , known more narrowly as Pittsburgh English or popularly by outsiders as Pittsburghese , is a dialect of American English native primarily to the western half of Pennsylvania , centered on the city of Pittsburgh , but potentially appearing as far north as Erie County , as far east as metropolitan State College , as far west as metropolitan Youngstown (Ohio) , and as far south as micropolitan Clarksburg (West Virginia) . Speakers with the strongest accent of this dialect, associated with the working class of Pittsburgh, Outside Folk recently started to refer to these people as "Yinzers" Overview Scots-Irish , Pennsylvania German , Polish , Ukrainian and Croatian immigrants to the area all provided certain loanwords to the dialect (see "Vocabulary" below). Although many of the sounds and words found in this dialect are popularly thought to be unique to the city of Pittsburgh only, this is a misconception, since the dialect resides through



Nadezhda Kozhushanaya

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Nadezhda Pavlovna Kozhushanaya ( Russian : Надежда Павловна Кожушаная ; 15 March 1952, Sverdlovsk – 15 January 1997, Moscow) was a Soviet, Russian screenwriter and writer. Nadezhda said: "I live and write with love to my crazy time”. She was a philologist and a musician by education, a playwright by vocation. Although she died at the age of 44, she was referred to as “The most gifted screenwriter of the perestroika epoch”. Biography and creative work Childhood Nadezhda Kozhushanaya (Yamshanova), was born in Sverdlovsk ( Yekaterinburg ). Her father was Yamshanov Pavel Ivanovich (the Chief Engineer of a laboratory of the Uralmash plant), who had a rich library of art books and fiction. Her mother was Yamshanova (Smirnova) Glafira Mihailovna (a teacher at a local Metallurgical Technical College). Her parents divorced when Nadezhda was eight. From an early age Nadezhda wrote her own stories and fairy tales. Her story "Pustiak" was based on her first dramatic experience of reading aloud for the class . University



An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (also known as An American Tail II: Fievel Goes West & An American Tail II) is a 1991 American animated comedy western film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to An American Tail, and the last installment in the series to be released theatrically. Two direct-to-video sequels were released in the late 1990s. A continuation, Fievel's American Tails, aired on CBS in 1992. Don Bluth, the original film's director, had no involvement with this one. Instead, it was directed by Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells. Wells went on to do We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, Balto, and The Time Machine, while Nibbelink went on to codirect We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story and direct his own independent features. The film follows the story of the Mousekewitzes, a family of Jewish-Russian mice who emigrate to the Wild West. In it, Fievel is separated from his family (again) as the train approaches the American Old West; the f



Stefon

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Stefon Meyers ( né Zolefsky ), simply referred to as Stefon , is a character played by Bill Hader on Saturday Night Live who appeared as the New York City correspondent for Weekend Update with Seth Meyers , created by Hader and former SNL writer John Mulaney . Meyers introduced Stefon as a guide who knows all about New York and asks him for tips on essential destinations and events for visitors. Stefon recommends unusual clubs and parties with bizarre characters and very specific tastes, described as "visions a dying gay man would have if he was under too many blankets," "nightmares of a crystal meth addict," or a "coked-up gay Candyland ." Production Stefon's segments were inspired by real people Hader and Mulaney had encountered, including an email Mulaney had received recommending parties and other points of interest to him, and a barista at a coffee shop that Hader met who looked and talked like Stefon. Stefon's last regular appearance on SNL was on May 18, 2013, owing to Bill Hader's leaving the show.



Three tramps

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The three tramps are three men photographed by several Dallas-area newspapers under police escort near the Texas School Book Depository shortly after the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Since the mid-1960s, various allegations have been made about the identities of the men and their involvement in a conspiracy to kill Kennedy . Records released by the Dallas Police Department in 1989 identified the men as Gus Abrams, Harold Doyle, and John Gedney. Early allegations: E. Howard Hunt and Frank Sturgis The Dallas Morning News , the Dallas Times Herald , and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram photographed three transients under police escort near the Texas School Book Depository shortly after the assassination. The men later became known as the "three tramps". According to Vincent Bugliosi , allegations that these men were involved in a conspiracy originated from theorist Richard E. Sprague who compiled the photographs in 1966 and 1967, and subsequently turned them over t



Jerry Pinkney

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Jerry Pinkney (born December 22, 1939) is an American illustrator of children's books. He won the 2010 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration, recognizing The Lion & the Mouse,[1] a wordless version of Aesop's fable.[2] He also has five Caldecott Honors.[1] He has five Coretta Scott King Awards, four New York Times Best Illustrated Awards (most recently in 2006 for Little Red Hen), four Gold and four Silver medals from the Society of Illustrators, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award (John Henry, 1994).[3] In 2000, he was given the Virginia Hamilton Literary award from Kent State University and in 2004 the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for outstanding contributions in the field of children’s literature. In 2016, he received the Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for lifetime achievement.[4] For his contribution as a children's illustrator, Pinkney was U.S. nominee in 1998 for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognit



Kosinj

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Kosinj ( English : Denison), also the Kosinj Valley , is a hilly region near Perušić , Croatia , and Lipovo Polje , that contains 2 areas: Upper Kosinj and Lower Kosinj, which are connected by the Kosinj Bridge on the Lika river . The population is 1,692, excluding Kosinjski Bakovac. History Middle Ages Many Croatian archaeological sites, such as Bočaj , Basaric , and Lopar Mlakvena , state that there was evidence of life in the valley since the Roman era. Many medieval and historical records say that the city or Bočaj Kosinjgrad or Lasch de Kosin, the princes who reigned the year of our Lord mentions Kosinjski first in the year 1071 in the charter of the Croatian king Petar Kresimir IV . Renaissance One of the oldest printers in south Slavic, that wrote in Glagolitic breviary, was the first and oldest book known to have been printed on Croatian soil using the Gutenberg press . An incomplete copy is kept in the Library Marciana in Venice , and a smaller fragment (six pergamentnih leaves) was discovered in t



Mitrofan Dovnar-Zapol'skiy

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Mitrofan Viktorovich Dovnar-Zapol'skiy ( Belarusian : Мітрафан Віктаравіч Доўнар-Запольскі , Russian : Митрофан Викторович Довнар-Запольский ; 14 June [ O.S. 2 June] 1867, Rechytsa , Minsk Governorate — 30 September 1934, Moscow ) was a historian, ethnographer , and diplomat of Belarusian origin. He hailed from the family of land-less smaller nobility and was the son of Collegiate Secretary . He was the author of more than 150 works on the history of Kievan Rus' , Muscovy , 19th-century Russia, Lithuania and Belarus , on the social-political movement, peasants' question and the ethnography of Belarus. Notably, the majority of his works were of a scientific-analytical nature. He extensively sourced his works on the materials from more than 20 archives in Moscow, Saint Petersburg , Kiev , Vilna , Warsaw , Cracow , Lviv , Kostroma , Yaroslavl' , Novgorod , Nyasvizh etc. Many of his works remain unpublished. He was awarded the Order of Saint Vladimir 4th grade (April 1916) for his scientific work. Biography An a



Leonid Skirko

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Leonid Skirko Ukr. Леонід Миколайович Скірко (born 27 April 1939, died 8 June 2012) is a Canadian bass-baritone opera singer of Ukrainian origin. Biography and Career He was born in Shcherbynivka near Lozova , Ukraine to Marta (ne Havrysh), and to Mykola Skirko. The family fled both German and Russian occupation by crossing Ukraine to the relative safety of German Refugee camps . From 1945 to 1949, the Skirkos waited in a German Displaced persons camp in Augsburg for the opportunity to immigrate to another country. From 1949 to 1955 the family lived in San Paolo , Brazil . Leonid's passion for music was stirred up by attending Orthodox liturgy with his beloved babushka (grandmother), and singing in church choirs from the age of 9. Leonid was 15 when he arrived in Canada in 1955 with this family. Early period From the age of 17 on, he took singing lessons and coaching from Maestro Hryhorij Shwedchenko , the internationally famous tenor of the Kiev Opera in the Ukraine , and later, from Professor Kazymyr Oleshk



List of television programmes broadcast by ITV

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This is a list of television programmes that are either currently being broadcast or have previously been broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom . 0–9 1000 Heartbeats (2015) The 10 Percenters (1994–1996) 2DTV (2001–2004) The 21st Question (2014) 24 Hour Quiz (2004) 24 Hours with... (2007) 3@Three (2010) 3-2-1 (1978–1988) 3-2-1 Penguins! (2000-present) 5 Gold Rings (2017–present) 500 Questions (2016) 60 Minute Makeover (2004–present) The $64,000 Question (1956–1958, 1990–1993) 71 Degrees North (2010–2011) A All Star Family Fortunes (2006-2015) Alphabetical (2016-present) Above Suspicion (2009–2012) The Adventurer (1972–1973) The Adventures of Ellery Queen (1955–1956) The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1956) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1994) The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957) The Adventures of Twizzle (1957–1959) The Adventures of William Tell (1958–1959) Agatha Christie's Marple (2004–2013) Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013) American Dad! (2016-present) The Alan Titchmarsh Show (200



Elias Breeskin

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Elias Breeskin ( Russian : Элиас Бреескин; Ukrainian : Еліас Бреескін; 1896 – May 9, 1969) was a violinist , composer and conductor . Elias was born was born October 25th,1895 in Yekaterinoslav (now Dnipropetrovsk), a small village in the Yekaterinoslav Governorate of the Russian Empire , now part of Ukraine , which has now morphed into the industrial city of Dnipropetrovsk , with over a million inhabitants. The dam on the Dneiper River , shown on the film Doctor Zhivago , is in this city. First years Elias was the youngest of three brothers. His older twin brothers were about ten years older than he, and were identified as potential classical musicians. The story has it that Boris and Daniel, at the age of 19, went off to the Caucasus Mountains to play a violin gig. Boris ran outside in the frigid air without his overcoat, caught pneumonia, and died. Elias was profoundly affected by the death of his brother. Olga, Elias' mother, realized that he had musical talent as well, and bent her strong will to providi



Craig Williamson

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Craig Michael Williamson (born 1949, Johannesburg), is a former South African Police major, who was exposed as a spy in 1980, and was involved in a series of state-sponsored overseas bombings, burglaries, kidnappings, assassinations and propaganda during the apartheid era . Spy career Infiltration In the late 1970s, Craig Williamson had inveigled Lars Eriksson, director of the International University Exchange Fund (IUEF) in Geneva , into employing him as deputy director and help in the award of IUEF scholarships to African students. He was thus able to infiltrate the banned African National Congress (ANC) and, at the same time, make high-level contacts in Sweden which provided most of the funding for the IUEF. Williamson's networking through prime minister Olof Palme 's office in Stockholm put him in touch with a number of Palme's close associates including Pan Am Flight 103 victim, Bernt Carlsson , who had become secretary-general of the Socialist International in 1976 and was based in London until 1983. I



San Francisco Green Film Festival

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San Francisco Green Film Festival is an environmental film festival which was first held in March 2011. Mission According to the festival's official website, the San Francisco Green Film Festival's mission is "to educate and connect communities through forward-thinking programs of environmental films and discussions." History The first festival in 2011 featured the Brazilian documentary film Hauling directed by Sean Walsh, and the film Happy People: A Year in the Taiga by Werner Herzog . Author Margaret Atwood appeared for a satellite Q&A after the screening of In the Wake of the Flood , a new documentary by Ron Mann on Atwood's book tour for her novel The Year of the Flood . French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand presented a screening of Home . The German documentary The Fourth Revolution: Energy Autonomy had its U.S. premiere at the festival. The festival's 2011 Green Tenacity Award was awarded to Swedish director Fredrik Gertten for the film Bananas!* . The 2012 festival included the The Island P



The Chase (UK game show)

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The Chase is a British television quiz show broadcast on ITV and hosted by Bradley Walsh. Contestants play against a professional quizzer, known as the "chaser", who attempts to prevent them from winning a cash prize. The chasers are Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Anne Hegerty, Paul Sinha and Jenny Ryan. Labbett and Wallace have both been chasers since series 1, while Hegerty joined in series 2, Sinha in series 4 and Ryan in series 9. A team of four contestants individually attempt to amass as much money as possible, which is later added to a prize fund if the contestant survives his or her individual chase. The chaser's job is to catch each contestant during their individual chase, eliminating that person from the game and preventing the money from being added to the collective prize fund. Any contestants who survive their individual chase later play collectively as a team for an equal share of the prize fund against the chaser.[5] With a regular audience of three to five million, The Chase is one of ITV's mo



Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy , the 35th President of the United States , was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963 at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time in Dallas, Texas while riding in a motorcade in Dealey Plaza . Kennedy was fatally shot by a former U.S Marine , Lee Harvey Oswald, while he was riding with his wife, Jacqueline , Texas Governor John Connally , and Connally's wife, Nellie , in a presidential motorcade. A ten-month investigation by the Warren Commission from November 1963 to September 1964 concluded that Oswald acted alone in shooting Kennedy, and that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial. Kennedy's death marked the fourth (following Lincoln , Garfield , and McKinley ) and most recent assassination of an American President. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became President upon Kennedy's death. In contrast to the conclusions of the Warren Commission, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded in 1979 that Kennedy was "probably ass



Ukrainian People's Republic

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The Ukrainian People's Republic or Ukrainian National Republic ( Ukrainian : Українська Народна Республіка , Ukrajinśka Narodna Respublika ; abbreviated УНР , UNR ) was a predecessor of modern Ukraine declared on 10 June 1917 following the Russian Revolution . It was initially part of the Russian Republic but proclaimed its independence on 25 January 1918. During its short existence the republic went through several political transformations from the socialist-leaning republic headed by the Central council with its General secretariat to the national republic, led by the Directorate and by Symon Petlyura . Between April and December 1918 the Ukrainian People's Republic did not function, having been overthrown by the Ukrainian State of Pavlo Skoropadsky . From autumn 1919 the UNR operated as an ally of the Second Polish Republic , but by then the state de facto no longer existed. The 18 March 1921 Treaty of Riga between the Second Polish Republic, Soviet Russia (acting also on behalf of Soviet Belarus )



JFK (film)

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JFK is a 1991 American conspiracy-thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of John F. Kennedy and alleged cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner). Garrison filed charges against New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw (Tommy Lee Jones) for his alleged participation in a conspiracy to assassinate the President, for which Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman) was found responsible by the Warren Commission. The film was adapted by Stone and Zachary Sklar from the books On the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison and Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs. Stone described this account as a "counter-myth" to the Warren Commission's "fictional myth." The film became embroiled in controversy. Upon its theatrical release, many major American newspapers ran editorials accusing Stone of taking liberties with historical facts, including the film's implication that President Lyndon B. Johnson was part of a coup d



Abigail Disney

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Abigail E. Disney , PhD (born 1960) is an American documentary filmmaker, scholar, philanthropist, and activist known for her documentary films focused on social themes. She is the Executive Producer and Director of the film The Armor of Light, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Biography Early life Abigail Disney was raised in North Hollywood, California , and was educated at Yale (BA), Stanford (MA, English Lit ), and Columbia (PhD, English Lit). She is the daughter of Patricia Ann (née Dailey) and Roy E. Disney and granddaughter of Roy O. Disney , co-founder of The Walt Disney Company with her great uncle Walt Disney . Career Filmmaking She turned to the family business of filmmaking with a documentary film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, directed by Academy Award-nominated, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Gini Reticker. Pray the Devil Back to Hell brought to light the work of Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee by telling the story about the critical role women played in bringing peace to



Babuška–Lax–Milgram theorem

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In mathematics , the Babuška–Lax–Milgram theorem is a generalization of the famous Lax–Milgram theorem , which gives conditions under which a bilinear form can be "inverted" to show the existence and uniqueness of a weak solution to a given boundary value problem . The result is named after the mathematicians Ivo Babuška , Peter Lax and Arthur Milgram . Background In the modern, functional-analytic approach to the study of partial differential equations , one does not attempt to solve a given partial differential equation directly, but by using the structure of the vector space of possible solutions, e.g. a Sobolev space W . Abstractly, consider two real normed spaces U and V with their continuous dual spaces U and V respectively. In many applications, U is the space of possible solutions; given some partial differential operator Λ : U → V and a specified element f ∈ V , the objective is to find a u ∈ U such that However, in the weak formulation , this equation is only required to hold when "tested" agains



Late Night (TV series)

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Late Night is an American late-night talk and variety show airing on NBC since 1982. Four men have hosted Late Night: David Letterman (1982–93), Conan O'Brien (1993–2009), Jimmy Fallon (2009–14), and Seth Meyers (2014–present).[1] Each iteration of the show was built around its host, and maintained distinct identities aside from the title. The longest-serving host to date was O'Brien, who hosted Late Night with Conan O'Brien for 16 years, from September 1993 to February 2009. Hosting history Host Start date End date Episodes David Letterman February 1, 1982 June 25, 1993 1,819 Conan O'Brien September 13, 1993 February 20, 2009 2,725 Jimmy Fallon March 2, 2009 February 7, 2014 969 Seth Meyers February 24, 2014 N/A 543 History David Letterman The show replaced The Tomorrow Show, hosted by Tom Snyder (and later co-hosted by Rona Barrett), on Mondays through Thursdays. It did not expand to Fridays until 1987, when Friday Night Videos was moved back an hour to accommodate a five-day-a-week Late Nigh



Diana, Princess of Wales

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Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances; née Spencer ; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales , who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II . Diana was born into the Spencer family , a family of British nobility with royal ancestry and was the fourth child and third daughter of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp , and Frances Roche . She grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate , and was educated in England and Switzerland. In 1975—after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer —she became known as Lady Diana Spencer. She came to prominence in February 1981 when her engagement to Prince Charles was announced to the world. Diana's wedding to the Prince of Wales took place at St Paul's Cathedral on 29 July 1981 and reached a global television audience of over 750 million people. During her marriage, Diana was Princess of Wales , Duchess of Cornwall , Duchess of Rothesay , and Countess of Chester . The marriage produced two sons, the p

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Coco Chanel

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Interlocking CC logo Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand. Along with Paul Poiret , Chanel was credited in the post- World War I era with liberating women from the constraints of the " corseted silhouette" and popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing, realising her design aesthetic in jewellery , handbags , and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5 , has become an iconic product. She is the only fashion designer listed on TIME magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century . Chanel designed her iconic interlocked-CC monograph, meaning Coco Chanel, using it since the 1920s. Chanel was known for her lifelong determination, ambition, and energy which she applied to her professional and social life. She achieved both financial success as a bu



A. J. Liebling

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Abbott Joseph "A. J." Liebling (October 18, 1904 – December 28, 1963) was an American journalist who was closely associated with The New Yorker from 1935 until his death. Biography Background Liebling was born into a well-off family on the Upper East Side of Manhattan , where his father worked in New York's fur industry. His mother, Anna Adelson Slone, was from San Francisco. After early schooling in New York, Liebling was admitted to Dartmouth College in the fall of 1920. His primary activity during his undergraduate career was as a contributor to the Jack-O-Lantern , Dartmouth's nationally known humor magazine. He left Dartmouth without graduating, later claiming he was "thrown out for missing compulsory chapel attendance". He then enrolled in the School of Journalism at Columbia University . Career Early years After finishing there, he began his career as a journalist at the Evening Bulletin of Providence, Rhode Island . He worked briefly in the sports department of the New York Times , from which he suppo



Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh ( PITS -burg ) is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States , and is the county seat of Allegheny County . As of 2017, a total population of 305,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd- largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia , the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia ), and the 26th-largest in the U.S. Located at the confluence of the Allegheny , Monongahela , and Ohio Rivers , Pittsburgh is known as both "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel -related businesses, and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges . The city features 30 skyscrapers , two inclines , a pre-revolutionary fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers. The city developed as a vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest , as the mineral-rich Allegheny Mountains made the area coveted by the French and British empires, Virginians , Whiskey Rebels , and Civil War



Yad Yisroel

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The Yad Yisroel is non for profit 501(C)(3) organization which was started by the Stoliner Rebbe in 1990. Yad Yisroel is an organisation with a goal to bring Russian Jews closer to their heritage. Since those early days, Yad Yisroel has developed and grown into a multi faceted organisation. Over these years, Yad Yisroel started communities and schools in Kiev , Lvov , Minsk , Pinsk and Cheminitski. Yad Yisroel has helped and influenced thousands of Jews throughout the former Soviet Union. Yad Yisroel in Pinsk Yad Yisroel, is a registered non-profit organization in the USA, England, Israel and the Former Soviet Union. Yad Yisroel is dedicated to the revival of Jewish life in the former Soviet Union, as well as assisting former Soviet Jewry wherever they may be. In April 1992, as an emissary of Stolin, Rabbi Yochonon Berman traveled to Pinsk to conduct the first Pesach Seder. In the year 2000, as per the suggestion of Rabbi Berman, Yad Yisroel allocated Moshe Fhima, as a trusted messenger to Pinsk. Moishe Fhima



Chaim Zhitlowsky

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Chaim Zhitlowsky ( Yiddish : חײם זשיטלאָװסקי ; Russian : Хаим Осипович Житловский ) (April 19, 1865 - May 6, 1943) was a Jewish socialist , philosopher , social and political thinker, writer and literary critic born in Ushachy , Vitebsk Governorate , Russian Empire (present-day Usachy Raion , Vitebsk Region , Belarus ). He was a founding member of the Union of Russian Socialist Revolutionaries ; later, a founding member and theoretician of the Socialist Revolutionary Party in Russia; and an ideologist of Yiddishism and Jewish Diaspora nationalism , which influenced the Jewish territorialist and nationalist movements. He was an advocate of Yiddish language and culture and was a vice-president of the Czernowitz Yiddish Language Conference of 1908, which declared Yiddish to be "a national language of the Jewish people." Biography Issued by the Zhitlowsky Anniversary Committee in 1935: Early years Chaim Zhitlowsky was born in 1865, in the small town of Ushachy , in the province of Vitebsk Governorate , Russian E



The Amazing Race 13

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The Amazing Race 13 is the 13th installment of the US reality television competition series The Amazing Race . It featured 11 teams of two, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. The 13th season was part of the fall lineup for the 2008–09 season . It aired Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET / PT from September 28, 2008 until the season finale on December 7, 2008. Siblings Nicholas "Nick" Spangler and Emily "Starr" Spangler were the winners of this race. Excluding the Family Edition of season 8, "Starr" remains the youngest person ever to win The Amazing Race, at age 21. Nick and Starr are also the first team of siblings to win the competition, with the exception of the winners of the Family Edition. A DVD for this season was released on April 8, 2014, through Amazon 's CreateSpace program. Production Development and filming The race's starting line was at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the neighborhood of University Park in Los Angeles. The Amazing Race 13 spanned 40,000 miles (64,000



List of English words of Russian origin

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This page transcribes Russian (written in Cyrillic script ) using the IPA . For a quick overview of Russian pronunciation, see Help:IPA/Russian . Many languages, including English , contain words ( Russianisms ) most likely borrowed from the Russian language . Not all of the words are truly fluent Russian or Slavic origin. Some of them co-exist in other Slavic languages and it is difficult to decide whether they made English from Russian or, say, from Bulgarian . Some other words are borrowed or constructed from the classical ancient languages, such as Latin or Greek. Still others are themselves borrowed from indigenous peoples that Russians have come into contact with in Russian or Soviet territory. Compared to other source languages, very few of the words borrowed into English come from Russian. Direct borrowing first began with contact between England and Russia in the 16th century and picked up heavily in the 20th century with the establishment of the Soviet Union as a major world power. Most of them ar



John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories

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The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 has spurred numerous conspiracy theories , which include accusations of involvement of the CIA , the Mafia , sitting Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson , Cuban President Fidel Castro , the KGB , or even some combination thereof. Some conspiracy theories further claim that the United States federal government covered up crucial information in the aftermath of the assassination. Former Los Angeles District Attorney Vincent Bugliosi estimated that a total of 42 groups, 82 assassins, and 214 people had been accused at one time or another in various conspiracy scenarios. In 1964, the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the only person responsible for assassinating Kennedy. In 1979, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded that Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy, although it did not identify any individuals or groups. The HSCA reasoned that a second gunman other than Oswald pro



Russian Civil War

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The Russian Civil War (Russian: Гражда́нская война́ в Росси́и, tr. Grazhdanskaya voyna v Rossiyi; November 1917 – October 1922)[5] was a multi-party war in the former Russian Empire immediately after the Russian Revolutions of 1917, as many factions vied to determine Russia's political future. The two largest combatant groups were the Red Army, fighting for the Bolshevik form of socialism led by Vladimir Lenin, and the loosely allied forces known as the White Army, which included diverse interests favoring monarchism, capitalism and alternative forms of socialism, each with democratic and antidemocratic variants. In addition, rival militant socialists and nonideological Green armies fought against both the Bolsheviks and the Whites. Eight foreign nations intervened against the Red Army, notably the Allied Forces and the pro-German armies.[10] The Red Army defeated the White Armed Forces of South Russia in Ukraine and the army led by Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak in Siberia in 1919. The remains of the White fo



Tigran Petrosian

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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian ( Russian : Тигра́н Варта́нович Петрося́н ; Armenian : Տիգրան Պետրոսյան ; June 17, 1929 – August 13, 1984) was a Soviet Armenian Grandmaster, and World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969. He was nicknamed "Iron Tigran" due to his almost impenetrable defensive playing style, which emphasised safety above all else. Petrosian was a Candidate for the World Championship on eight occasions (1953, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1971, 1974, 1977 and 1980). He won the World Championship in 1963 (against Mikhail Botvinnik ), successfully defended it in 1966—against Boris Spassky —and lost it to Spassky in 1969. Thus he was the defending World Champion or a World Championship Candidate in ten consecutive three-year cycles. He won the Soviet Championship four times (1959, 1961, 1969, and 1975). Petrosian is widely known for popularizing chess in Armenia . Early years Petrosian was born to Armenian parents on June 17, 1929 in Tiflis , Georgian SSR (modern-day Georgia ). As a young boy, Petrosian was an exce



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