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Hero City
Hero City
Hero City
(Russian: город-герой, translit. gorod-geroy, Ukrainian: місто-герой, translit. misto-heroy, Belarusian: горад-герой, translit. horad-heroy) is a Soviet honorary title awarded for outstanding heroism during World War II (the Eastern Front was known in the former Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as The Great Patriotic War).[1] It was awarded to twelve cities of the Soviet Union.[2] In addition, the Brest Fortress
Brest Fortress
was awarded an equivalent title of Hero Fortress
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City Of Heroes
City of Heroes
City of Heroes
(CoH) was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Cryptic Studios and published by NCSOFT. The game was launched in North America
North America
on April 27, 2004, and in Europe
Europe
by NCsoft
NCsoft
Europe
Europe
on February 4, 2005, with English, German and French servers. Twenty-three free major updates for City of Heroes
City of Heroes
were released before its shutdown. The final live update, "Where Shadows Lie", was released on May 31, 2012
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Brest, Belarus
Brest (Belarusian: Берасьце Bieraście, Russian: Брест Brest, Yiddish: בריסק‎ Brisk), formerly Brest-Litoŭsk (Belarusian: Брэст-Лiтоўск) (Brest-on-the-Bug Polish: Brześć nad Bugiem, and Berestia Ukrainian: Берестя), is a city (population 340,141 in 2016) in Belarus
Belarus
at the border with Poland opposite the Polish city of Terespol, where the Bug and Mukhavets rivers meet. It is the capital city of the Brest Region. The city of Brest is a historic site of many cultures. It was the location of important historical events such as the Union of Brest and Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
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Presidium Of The Supreme Soviet
The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet
Supreme Soviet
(Russian: Президиум Верховного Совета or Prezidium Verkhovnogo Soveta) was a Soviet governmental institution – a permanent body of the Supreme Soviets (parliaments). This body was of the all-Union level (Presidium of the Supreme Soviet
Supreme Soviet
of the Soviet Union), as well as in all Soviet republics (e.g., Presidium of the Supreme Soviet
Supreme Soviet
of the Byelorussian SSR) and autonomous republics. Structure and functions of the presidiums in these republics were virtually identical.[1] The presidiums were elected by the Supreme Soviet
Supreme Soviet
to act on its behalf while the soviet was not in session
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Obelisk
An obelisk (UK: /ˈɒbəlɪsk/; US: /ˈɑːbəlɪsk/, from Ancient Greek: ὀβελίσκος obeliskos;[1][2] diminutive of ὀβελός obelos, "spit, nail, pointed pillar"[3]) is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape or pyramidion at the top. These were originally called tekhenu by their builders, the Ancient Egyptians. The Greeks who saw them used the Greek term 'obeliskos' to describe them, and this word passed into Latin
Latin
and ultimately English.[4] Ancient obelisks are monolithic; that is, they consist of a single stone
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Pravda
Pravda
Pravda
(Russian: Правда, IPA: [ˈpravdə] ( listen), "Truth") is a Russian broadsheet newspaper, formerly the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, when it was one of the most influential papers in the country with a circulation of 11 million.[1] The newspaper began publication on 5 May 1912 in the Russian Empire, but was already extant abroad in January 1911.[2] It emerged as a leading newspaper of the Soviet Union
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Joseph Stalin
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin[note 1] (18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) was a Soviet revolutionary and politician of Georgian ethnicity. Governing the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953, he served as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
from 1922 to 1952 and as Premier of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
from 1941 to 1953. Initially heading a collective one-party state government, by 1937 he was the country's de facto dictator. Ideologically a Marxist and a Leninist, Stalin helped to formalise these ideas as Marxism– Leninism
Leninism
while his own policies became known as Stalinism. Raised into a poor family in Gori, Russian Empire, as a youth Stalin joined the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party
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Saint Petersburg
Saint
Saint
Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, tr. Sankt-Peterburg, IPA: [ˈsankt pʲɪtʲɪrˈburk] ( listen)) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with five million inhabitants in 2012.[9] An important Russian port on the Baltic Sea, it has a status of a federal subject (a federal city). Situated on the Neva
Neva
River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
on the Baltic Sea, it was founded by Tsar
Tsar
Peter the Great
Peter the Great
on May 27 [O.S. 16] 1703
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Awards And Decorations Of The Soviet Union
Awards and decorations of the Soviet Union are decorations from the former Soviet Union that recognised achievements and personal accomplishments, both military and civilian. Some of the awards, decorations, and orders were discontinued after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, while others are still issued by the Russian Federation as of 2012. Many of the awards were simply reworked in the Russian Federation, such as the transition of Hero of the Soviet Union to Hero of the Russian Federation, and Hero of Socialist Labour to Hero of Labour of the Russian Federation
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Ukase
A ukase, or ukaz (/juːˈkeɪs/;[1] Russian: указ [ʊˈkas], formally "imposition"), in Imperial Russia, was a proclamation of the tsar, government,[2] or a religious leader (patriarch) that had the force of law. "Edict" and "decree" are adequate translations using the terminology and concepts of Roman law. From the Russian term, the word ukase has entered the English language with the meaning of "any proclamation or decree; an order or regulation of a final or arbitrary nature".[1]Contents1 History 2 Executive Order of the President of Russia 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Prior to the 1917 October Revolution, the term applied in Russia to an edict or ordinance, legislative or administrative, having the force of law. A ukase proceeded either from the emperor or from the senate, which had the power of issuing such ordinances for the purpose of carrying out existing decrees. All such decrees were promulgated by the senate
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Supreme Soviet Of USSR
The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (Russian: Верхо́вный Сове́т Сове́тского Сою́за, tr. Verkhóvny Sovét Sovétskogo Soyúza, IPA: [vʲɪrˈxovnɨj sɐˈvʲet sɐvʲˈetskəvə sɐˈjuzə]) was the highest legislative body in the Soviet Union[1] and the only one with the power to pass constitutional amendments
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State Duma
Government (339)     United Russia
United Russia
(338)      Independent (1)Opposition (105)     Communist Party (42)      LDPR (40)      A Just Russia
A Just Russia
(23)Other (2)     Rodina (1)      Civic Platform (1)      Vacant (4)[1][2][3][4]ElectionsVoting system Party-list proportional representation
Party-list proportional representation
(2007 and 2011 elections) Parallel voting with 5% threshold (1993-2003 elections and since 2016 elections[5])Last election18 September 2016Next electionSeptember 2021Meeting placeState Duma
Duma
Building 1 Okhotny Ryad Street, MoscowWebsitewww.duma.gov.ruThis article is about the modern Russian assembly
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Order Of Lenin
The Order of Lenin
Order of Lenin
(Russian: Орден Ленина, Orden Lenina), named after the leader of the Russian October Revolution, was the highest civilian decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union. The order was awarded to:Civilians for outstanding services rendered to the State, Members of the armed forces for exemplary service, Those who promoted friendship and cooperation between peoples and in strengthening peace Those with meritorious services to the Soviet state and society[1]From 1944 to 1957, before the institution of specific length of service medals, the Order of Lenin
Order of Lenin
was also used to reward 25 years of conspicuous military service. Those who were awarded the titles "Hero of the Soviet Union" and "Hero of Socialist Labour" were also given the order as part of the award. It was also bestowed on cities, companies, factories, regions, military units and ships
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City Of Military Glory
City of Military Glory
City of Military Glory
(Russian: «Город воинской славы») is an honorary title bestowed upon the citizenry of Russian cities, where soldiers had displayed courage and heroism during the Second World War.[1] The award, which to date has been bestowed upon 40 cities, is similar to the
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Oryol
Oryol
Oryol
or Orel (Russian: Орёл, IPA: [ɐˈrʲɵl], lit. eagle) is a city and the administrative center of Oryol
Oryol
Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River, approximately 360 kilometers (220 mi) south-southwest of Moscow. Population: 317,747 (2010 Census);[6] 333,310 (2002 Census);[10] 336,862 (1989 Census).[11]Contents1 History 2 Politics 3 Administrative and municipal status 4 Transportation4.1 Tram5 Climate 6 Mayors 7 International relations7.1 Twin towns and sister cities8 Notable people 9 References9.1 Notes 9.2 Sources10 External linksHistory[edit]A monument of 400th birthplace anniversary, nearby Duchy ParkWhile there are no historical records, archaeological evidence shows that a fortress settlement existed between the Oka and Orlik Rivers as early as the 12th century, when the land was a part of the Principality of Chernigov
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