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Bridget Kendall
BRIDGET KENDALL MBE
MBE
(born 27 April 1956) is an English journalist who was the BBC
BBC
's Diplomatic correspondent working for the corporation's radio and television networks. In July 2016, she became the first female Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge
Peterhouse, Cambridge
. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Education * 3 Career * 4 Personal life * 5 Awards * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFEKendall was born in 1956 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
, a daughter of statistician David George Kendall
David George Kendall
and Diana (née Fletcher). She has two brothers (one of whom is statistician Wilfrid Kendall ) and three sisters
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MBE
The MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE is a British order of chivalry , rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil Service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V
George V
, and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male, or dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal , whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions
Dominions
of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India
Viceroy of India

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Vladimir Putin
VLADIMIR VLADIMIROVICH PUTIN (/ˈpuːtɪn/ ; Russian : Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин; IPA: ( listen ); born 7 October 1952) is the current President of Russia
President of Russia
, holding the office since 7 May 2012. He was Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000, President from 2000 to 2008, and again Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012. During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the Chairman of the ruling United Russia party. Born in Leningrad
Leningrad
, then part of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
, Putin studied law at the Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
State University , graduating in 1975. Putin was a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring in 1991 to enter politics in Saint Petersburg
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Kremlin
The MOSCOW KREMLIN (Russian : Моско́вский Кремль, tr. Moskovskiy Kreml; IPA: ), usually referred to as THE KREMLIN, is a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow
Moscow
, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil\'s Cathedral
Cathedral
and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west. It is the best known of the kremlins (Russian citadels ) and includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers . Also within this complex is the Grand Kremlin Palace
Grand Kremlin Palace

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Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C., formally the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and commonly referred to as "WASHINGTON", "THE DISTRICT", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast . The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia
Virginia
each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria . Named in honor of President George Washington
George Washington
, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital
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Boris Yeltsin
BORIS NIKOLAYEVICH YELTSIN (Russian : Бори́с Никола́евич Е́льцин; IPA: ( listen ); (1 February 1931 – 23 April 2007) was a Soviet and Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation , serving from 1991 to 1999. Originally a supporter of Mikhail Gorbachev , Yeltsin emerged under the perestroika reforms as one of Gorbachev's most powerful political opponents. During the late 1980s, Yeltsin had been a member of the Politburo , and in late 1987 tendered a letter of resignation in protest. No one had resigned from the Politburo before. This act branded Yeltsin as a rebel and led to his rise in popularity as an anti-establishment figure. On 29 May 1990 he was elected the chairman of the Russian Supreme Soviet
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Chechnya
The CHECHEN REPUBLIC (/ˈtʃɛtʃᵻn/ ; Russian : Чече́нская Респу́блика, tr. Chechenskaya Respublika; IPA: ; Chechen : Нохчийн Республика, Noxçiyn Respublika), commonly referred to as CHECHNYA (/ˈtʃɛtʃniə/ ; Russian : Чечня́; IPA: ; Chechen : Нохчийчоь, Noxçiyçö), is a federal subject (a republic ) of Russia
Russia
. It is located in the North Caucasus
North Caucasus
, situated in the southernmost part of Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
, and within 100 kilometres (62 miles) of the Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
. The capital of the republic is the city of Grozny
Grozny
. As of the 2010 Russian Census , the republic was reported to have a population of 1,268,989 people; however, that number has been questioned by multiple demographers, who think such population growth after two deadly wars is highly implausible
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Georgia (country)
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Tajikistan
Coordinates : 39°N 71°E / 39°N 71°E / 39; 71 Republic of Tajikistan* Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон (Tajik ) Çumhurii Toçikiston Республика Таджикистан (Russian ) Respublika Tadzhikistan Flag Emblem ANTHEM: Суруди Миллӣ Surudi Milli National Anthem Location of Tajikistan
Tajikistan
(green) Capital and largest city
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Abdullah II Of Jordan
HM Queen Noor Extended royal family * HRH Prince Hamzah HRH Princess Basmah * HRH Princess Haya * HRH Princess Zein * HRH Princess Noor * HRH Princess Badiya* HRH Prince Hashim HRH Princess Fahdah * HRH Princess Haalah * HRH Princess Rayet * HRH Princess Fatima * HRH Prince Hussein * HRH Princess Iman * HRH Princess Raiyah ------------------------- * HRH Princess Haya * HRH Prince Ali
Ali
HRH Princess Rym * HRH Princess Jalila * HRH Prince Abdullah-------------------------HRH
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Jordan
JORDAN (/ˈdʒɔːrdən/ ; Arabic
Arabic
: الْأُرْدُنّ‎ Al-‘Urdunn ), officially THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN ( Arabic
Arabic
: المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية‎ Al-Mamlakah Al-Urdunnīyah Al-Hāshimīyah), is a sovereign Arab
Arab
state in western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River
Jordan River
. Jordan
Jordan
is bordered by Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
to the south, Iraq
Iraq
to the north-east, Syria
Syria
to the north, Israel
Israel
and Palestine to the west. The Dead Sea
Dead Sea
lies along its western borders and the country has a small shoreline on the Red Sea
Red Sea
in its extreme south-west, but is otherwise landlocked
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The Independent
THE INDEPENDENT is a British online newspaper . Established in 1986 as an independent national morning newspaper published in London
London
, it was controlled by Tony O\'Reilly 's Independent News "> created openings for more competition. As a result of controversy around Murdoch's move to Wapping, the plant was effectively having to function under siege from sacked print workers picketing outside. The Independent attracted some of the staff from the two Murdoch broadsheets who had chosen not to move to his company's new headquarters. Launched with the advertising slogan "It is. Are you?", and challenging both The Guardian
The Guardian
for centre-left readers and The Times as the newspaper of record, The Independent
The Independent
reached a circulation of over 400,000 by 1989
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Nikki Bedi
NIKKI BEDI ( /ˈbeɪdi/ ) is a British television and radio presenter , born NIKHILA MOOLGAOKER (Marathi : निक्की मुळगावकर) in Aylesbury
Aylesbury
, England to an Indian father of Maharashtrian origin and an English mother on 9 September 1966. Married to Kabir Bedi
Kabir Bedi
from 1992 to 2005, she retained her married name after an amicable divorce. She describes herself as Indo-Anglian . She writes and presents The Arts Hour and "The Arts Hour On Tour" for the BBC World Service
BBC World Service
, is a regular interviewer on BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
’s Loose Ends , presenting the show when usual host Clive Anderson
Clive Anderson
is absent, she also occasionally presents "Woman's Hour" and has her own weekend show on BBC London 94.9
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Evan Davis
EVAN HAROLD DAVIS (born 8 April 1962 in Malvern , Worcestershire
Worcestershire
) is an English economist, journalist, and presenter for the BBC
BBC
. In October 2001, Davis took over from Peter Jay as the BBC's economics editor. He left this post in April 2008 to become a presenter on BBC
BBC
Radio 4 's Today programme. He stood down after the 26 September 2014 edition of Today to become a main presenter on Newsnight
Newsnight
, replacing Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Paxman
. Davis is also the presenter for the BBC
BBC
Two venture-capitalist programme Dragons\' Den , as well as The Bottom Line , a business conversation show, also on BBC
BBC
Radio 4
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Findmypast
FINDMYPAST is a UK-based online genealogy service owned, since 2007, by British company DC Thomson
DC Thomson
. The website hosts over 4 billion searchable records of census, directory and historical record information. It originated in 1965 when a group of genealogists formed a group named "Title Research". The first internet website went live in 2003. As of 2016, Findmypast
Findmypast
has partnered with many other genealogical organisations and hosts much of their data. It started sponsoring Yesterday , a UKTV
UKTV
channel, in 2010 and produced a series of programmes. In 2014 a change in its website user interface was subject to much discussion
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Order Of The British Empire
The MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE is a British order of chivalry , rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service
Civil service
. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V
George V
, and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal , whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions
Dominions
of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India
Viceroy of India

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