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On March 24, 1999, the NATO operation against Yugoslavia started. With  unprecedented cynicism, NATO strategists called it Merciful Angel. As a result of the airstrikes, more than 500 civilians were killed. The economic damage caused to Serbia has been estimated at $1 billion. The airstrikes destroyed a large number of not only military, but also civil assets, including the Belgrade TV Center and TV Tower, hospitals and fire engine stations, oil refineries and power stations, factories and plants, including chemical and pharmaceutical ones, agricultural production storage facilities and grain elevators, bridges, highways, railway...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Metropolitan Laurus, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, has passed away – and this is a sad event, much like any other passing. However, the grief caused by this lamentable occasion is coupled with positive feelings. Metropolitan Laurus managed to complete the most vital deed – the rapprochement of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and the Moscow Patriarchate, which has become the most crucial event for Russian Orthodoxy over the past decade. Metropolitan Laurus was born in 1928 in Slovakia and linked his life with the Russian Orthodox Church. Of course there have been many other important events, but the...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

March 13, 1869, is considered to be the day when Dmitry Mendeleev completed his work on the Periodic Table of Elements. This table represented the most vital and personal achievement of Russian science for all students of the Soviet and post-Soviet era. At least, the table hanging on the wall of chemistry classrooms, often featuring Mendeleev with his long grey hair and impressive beard, established clear visual contact with the scientist. One could not help glancing at a picture at least once during a lesson. On top of that, close scrutiny of his table was the only chemistry-related skill achieved by many pupils at chemistry...

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Subject: Science


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