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Alaksandar Milinkievič
ALAKSANDAR UłADZIMIERAVIč MILINKIEVIč (Belarusian : Аляксандар Уладзімеравіч Мілінкевіч or Аляксандр Уладзіміравіч Мілінкевіч, Alaksandar Uładzimiravič Milinkievič (in Belarusian Łacinka ), Russian : Александр Владимирович Милинкевич ALEKSANDR VłADIMIROVICH MILINKIEVICH, born 25 July 1947 in Grodno ) is a Belarusian politician. He was nominated by the leading opposition parties in Belarus
Belarus
to run against incumbent Alexander Lukashenko in the 2006 presidential election . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Campaign for presidency * 3 Personal life * 4 Persecution * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links BIOGRAPHYMilinkevič was born in 1947 in Grodno . After graduating from the University of Hrodna , he defended his Ph.D
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UN Human Rights Committee
The UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE is a United Nations body of 18 experts that meets three times a year for four-week sessions (spring session at UN headquarters in New York, summer and fall sessions at the UN Office in Geneva) to consider the five-yearly reports submitted by 168 UN member states on their compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights , ICCPR, and any individual petitions concerning 112 States parties to the Optional Protocol. The Committee is one of ten UN human rights treaty bodies , each responsible for overseeing the implementation of a particular treaty
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Soviet Union
The SOVIET UNION (Russian : Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: ( listen )), officially the UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS (Russian : Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: ( listen )), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian : СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics , its government and economy were highly centralized . The country was a one-party state , governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic . The Russian nation had constitutionally equal status among the many nations of the union but exerted de facto dominance in various respects
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Paris
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. PARIS (French pronunciation: ​ ( listen )) is the capital and most populous city in France
France
, with an administrative-limits area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles) and an official population of 2,206,488 (2015). The city is a commune and department , and the heart of the 12,012-square-kilometre (4,638-square-mile) Île-de- France
France
region (colloquially known as the ' Paris
Paris
Region'), whose 2016 population of 12,142,802 represented roughly 18 percent of the population of France. Since the 17th century, Paris
Paris
has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts
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French Minister Of Foreign Affairs
The MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (MAEDI) is the ministry in the government of France that handles France 's foreign relations . Its headquarters are located on the Quai d\'Orsay in Paris , close to the National Assembly of France . Its cabinet minister , the MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (French : Ministre des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international) is responsible for the foreign relations of France . The current minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian , was appointed in May 2017. In 1547, secretaries to the King became specialized, writing correspondence to foreign governments, and negotiating peace treaties. The four French secretaries of state where foreign relations were divided by region, in 1589, became centralized with one becoming first secretary responsible for international relations
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EuroNews
EURONEWS is a multilingual news media service, headquartered in Lyon , France
France
. Created in 1993, it aims to cover world news from a pan-European perspective. Euronews
Euronews
is majority owned by Naguib Sawiris , an Egyptian businessman, who is Chairman of its Supervisory board. Sawiris owns 53% of the channel (through Media Globe Networks)
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Market Socialism
MARKET SOCIALISM is a type of economic system involving the public, cooperative , or social ownership of the means of production in the framework of a market economy . Market socialism
Market socialism
differs from non-market socialism in that the market mechanism is utilized for the allocation of capital goods and the means of production. Depending on the specific model of market socialism, profits generated by socially owned firms (i.e. net revenue not reinvested into expanding the firm) may variously be used to directly remunerate employees, accrue to society at large as the source of public finance , or be distributed amongst the population in a social dividend . Market socialism
Market socialism
is distinguished from the concept of the mixed economy , because unlike the mixed economy, models of market socialism are complete and self-regulating systems
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Non-governmental Organization
A NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION (NGO) is a nonprofit organization that is independent of governments and international governmental organizations. They are usually funded by donations but some avoid formal funding altogether and are run primarily by volunteers. NGOs are highly diverse groups of organizations engaged in a wide range of activities, and take different forms in different parts of the world. Some may have charitable status, while others may be registered for tax exemption based on recognition of social purposes. Others may be fronts for political, religious, or other interests. Since the end of World War II
World War II
, NGOs have had an increasing role in international development , particularly in the fields of humanitarian assistance and poverty alleviation. The number of NGOs worldwide is estimated to be 3.7 million. Russia has 277,000 NGOs
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Ukraine
42,418,235 (32nd ) • 2001 CENSUS 48,457,102 • DENSITY 73.8/km2 (191.1/sq mi) (115th ) GDP (PPP ) 2017 estimate • TOTAL $366 billion (50th ) • PER CAPITA $9,125 (114th ) GDP (NOMINAL) 2017 estimate • TOTAL $103 billion (62nd ) • PER CAPITA $2,599 (132nd ) GINI (2015) 25.5 low · 18th HDI (2015) 0.743 high · 84th CURRENCY Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH ) TIME ZONE EET (UTC +2 ) • SUMMER (DST ) EEST (UTC +3) DRIVES ON THE right CALLING CODE +380 ISO 3166 CODE UA INTERNET TLD * .ua * .укр * An independence referendum was held on 1 December, after which Ukrainian independence was finalized on 26 December. THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS CYRILLIC TEXT
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Viktor Yushchenko
IN OFFICE 22 December 1999 – 29 May 2001 CABINET Yushchenko Government PRESIDENT Leonid Kuchma DEPUTY Yuriy Yekhanurov PRECEDED BY Valeriy Pustovoitenko SUCCEEDED BY Anatoliy Kinakh 3RD GOVERNOR OF THE NATIONAL BANK OF
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Orange Revolution
The ORANGE REVOLUTION (Ukrainian : Помаранчева революція, Pomarancheva revolyutsiya) was a series of protests and political events that took place in Ukraine
Ukraine
from late November 2004 to January 2005, in the immediate aftermath of the run-off vote of the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election which was claimed to be marred by massive corruption, voter intimidation and direct electoral fraud . Kiev
Kiev
, the Ukrainian capital, was the focal point of the movement's campaign of civil resistance , with thousands of protesters demonstrating daily. Nationwide, the democratic revolution was highlighted by a series of acts of civil disobedience , sit-ins , and general strikes organized by the opposition movement
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Associated Press
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) is an American multinational not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City
New York City
that operates as a cooperative , unincorporated association . The AP is owned by its contributing newspapers and radio and television stations in the United States, all of which contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists. As of 2007, news collected by the AP was published and republished by more than 1,700 newspapers, in addition to more than 5,000 television and radio broadcasters. The photograph library of the AP consists of over 10 million images. The AP operates more than 200 news bureaus in more than 100 countries. It also operates the AP Radio Network, which provides newscasts twice hourly for broadcast and satellite radio and television stations
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Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz
KAZIMIERZ MARCINKIEWICZ (Polish pronunciation: ( listen )) (born 20 December 1959) is a Polish conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of Poland
Poland
from 31 October 2005 to 14 July 2006. He was a member of the Law and Justice party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, PiS). CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Cabinet of Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz * 3 Later life * 4 Criticism * 5 Famous quotes * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFEBorn in Gorzów Wielkopolski
Gorzów Wielkopolski
, Marcinkiewicz graduated in 1984 from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
Physics
and Chemistry (having studied physics ) of the Wrocław University . He also completed post-graduate course in Administration at the Adam Mickiewicz University
Adam Mickiewicz University
in Poznań
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Lithuania
Coordinates : 55°N 24°E / 55°N 24°E / 55; 24 LITHUANIA (/ˌlɪθjuˈeɪniə/ ( listen ); Lithuanian : Lietuva ), officially the REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublika), is a country in the Baltic region
Baltic region
of northern -eastern Europe
Europe
. One of the three Baltic states
Baltic states
, it is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
, to the east of Sweden
Sweden
and Denmark
Denmark
. It is bordered by Latvia
Latvia
to the north, Belarus
Belarus
to the east and south, Poland
Poland
to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast
Kaliningrad Oblast
(a Russian exclave ) to the southwest
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Polish Language
POLISH (język polski, polszczyzna) is a West Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland
Poland
and is the native language of the Poles
Poles
. It belongs to the Lechitic subgroup of the West Slavic languages
Slavic languages
. Polish is the official language of Poland, but it is also used throughout the world by Polish minorities in other countries. There are over 55 million Polish language
Polish language
speakers around the world and it is one of the official languages of the European Union
European Union
. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet , which has 9 additions to the letters of the basic Latin script
Latin script
(ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż). Polish is closely related to Kashubian , Silesian , Upper Sorbian , Lower Sorbian , Czech and Slovak
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French Language
FRENCH (le français ( listen ) or la langue française ) is a Romance language
Romance language
of the Indo-European family . It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
, as did all Romance languages. French has evolved from Gallo-Romance , the spoken Latin
Latin
in Gaul
Gaul
, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d\'oïl —languages historically spoken in northern France
France
and in southern Belgium
Belgium
, which French ( Francien ) has largely supplanted
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