HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

KGB
The KGB, an initialism for Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti (Russian : Комите́т госуда́рственной безопа́сности (КГБ); IPA: ( listen ), translated in English as COMMITTEE FOR STATE SECURITY), was the main security agency for the Soviet Union from 1954 until its break-up in 1991. Formed in 1954, as a direct successor of such preceding agencies as the Cheka , NKGB , and MGB , the committee was attached to the Council of Ministers . It was the chief government agency of "union-republican jurisdiction", acting as internal security , intelligence , and secret police . Similar agencies were constituted in each of the republics of the Soviet Union aside from Russia and consisted of many ministries, state committees, and state commissions
[...More...]

"KGB" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Self-proclaimed
SELF PROCLAIMED—or, in French , soi-disant—describes a legal title that is recognized by the declaring person but not necessarily by any recognized legal authority. It can be the status of a noble title or the status of a nation. The term is used informally for anyone declaring themselves to any informal title. CONTENTS * 1 Examples * 2 Usage * 3 See also * 4 References EXAMPLES * Micronations
Micronations
such as Sealand are small, self-proclaimed entities that claim to be independent sovereign states but which are not acknowledged by any recognized sovereign state
[...More...]

"Self-proclaimed" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Russian Language
RUSSIAN (Russian: ру́сский язы́к, tr. rússkiy yazýk) is an East Slavic language and an official language in Russia
Russia
, Belarus
Belarus
, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
and many minor or unrecognised territories throughout Eurasia
Eurasia
(particularity in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
, the Baltics , the Caucasus
Caucasus
, and Central Asia
Central Asia
). It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Latvia
Latvia
, Moldova
Moldova
, Ukraine
Ukraine
and to a lesser extent, the other post-Soviet states
[...More...]

"Russian Language" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Ukase
A UKASE, or UKAZ (/juːˈkeɪs/ ; Russian : указ , formally "imposition"), in Imperial Russia
Imperial Russia
, was a proclamation of the tsar , government, 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
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". CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Executive Order of the President of Russia * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYPrior to the 1917 October Revolution , the term applied in Russia to an edict or ordinance, legislative or administrative, having the force of law
[...More...]

"Ukase" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Republic Of South Ossetia
SOUTH OSSETIA (/ɒˈsɛtiə/ ) is a partially recognised state in the South Caucasus
South Caucasus
, located in the territory of the South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within the former Georgian SSR . It has a population of 53,000 people who live in an area of 3,900 km2, south of the Russian Caucasus
Caucasus
, with 30,000 living in its capital city of Tskhinvali
Tskhinvali
. South Ossetia
Ossetia
declared independence from the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic
Republic
in 1991. The Georgian government responded by abolishing South Ossetia's autonomy and trying to re-establish its control over the region by force. The crisis escalation led to the 1991–92 South Ossetia War . Georgian fighting against those controlling South Ossetia
Ossetia
occurred on two other occasions, in 2004 and 2008
[...More...]

"Republic Of South Ossetia" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Time (magazine)
TIME (styled TIME) is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City
New York City
. It was founded in 1923 and originally run by Henry Luce . A European edition ( Time
Time
Europe, formerly known as Time
Time
Atlantic) is published in London and also covers the Middle East, Africa and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition ( Time
Time
Asia) is based in Hong Kong . The South Pacific edition, which covers Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands
Pacific Islands
, is based in Sydney
Sydney
. In December 2008, Time discontinued publishing a Canadian advertiser edition. Time
Time
has the world's largest circulation for a weekly news magazine, and has a readership of 26 million, 20 million of which are based in the United States
[...More...]

"Time (magazine)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Translate
TRANSLATION is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text. While interpreting —the facilitating of oral or sign-language communication between users of different languages—antedates writing , translation began only after the appearance of written literature . There exist partial translations of the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh (ca. 2000 BCE) into Southwest Asian languages of the second millennium BCE. Translators always risk inappropriate spill-over of source-language idiom and usage into the target-language translation. On the other hand, spill-overs have imported useful source-language calques and loanwords that have enriched the target languages. Indeed, translators have helped substantially to shape the languages into which they have translated
[...More...]

"Translate" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

English Language
ENGLISH is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now the third most widespread native language in the world, after Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
and Spanish , as well as the most widely spoken Germanic language . Named after the Angles
Angles
, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to Great Britain
Great Britain
, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
. It is closely related to the other West Germanic languages
Germanic languages
of Frisian , Low German/Low Saxon , German , Dutch , and Afrikaans
Afrikaans
. The English vocabulary has been significantly influenced by French (a Romance language ), Norse (a North Germanic language ), and by Latin
Latin

[...More...]

"English Language" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Soviet Army
The SOVIET ARMY (Russian : Советская Армия, translit. Sovetskaya Armiya) is the name given to the main land-based branch of the Soviet Armed Forces
Soviet Armed Forces
between February 1946 and December 1991, when it was replaced with the Russian Ground Forces
Russian Ground Forces
, although it was not taken fully out of service until 25 December 1993. Until 25 February 1946, it was known as the Red Army , established by decree on 15 (28) January 1918 "to protect the population, territorial integrity and civil liberties in the territory of the Soviet state." To the organizational structure of Soviet Army
Army
belonged, besides Ground Forces: Strategic Missile Troops , Air Defense Forces and Air Forces (ranking first, third and fourth within Soviet Armed Forces; Ground Forces holding second place)
[...More...]

"Soviet Army" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Ministry Of State Security (Soviet Union)
SECURITY refers to freedom from, or resilience against, potential harm (or other unwanted coercive change) from external forces. Beneficiaries (technically referents ) of security may be persons and social groups, objects and institutions, ecosystems, and any other entity or phenomenon vulnerable to unwanted change by its environment. Refugees fleeing war and insecurity in Iraq and Syria arrive at Lesbos Island , supported by Spanish volunteers, 2015 As a term, SECURITY is most commonly used to refer to protection from hostile forces, but it has a wide range of other senses: for example, as the absence of harm (e.g. freedom from want ); as the presence of an essential good (e.g. food security ); as resilience against potential damage or harm (e.g. secure foundations); as secrecy (e.g. a secure telephone line ); as containment (e.g. a secure room or cell ); and as a state of mind (e.g. emotional security )
[...More...]

"Ministry Of State Security (Soviet Union)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Russian Federation
Coordinates : 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90 Russian Federation Российская Федерация (Russian ) Rossiyskaya Federatsiya Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: " "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii " (transliteration ) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation" Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
[...More...]

"Russian Federation" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Georgia (country)
LUA ERROR IN MW.WIKIBASE.ENTITY.LUA AT LINE 37: DATA.SCHEMAVERSION MUST BE A NUMBER, GOT NIL INSTEAD
[...More...]

"Georgia (country)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Military Service
MILITARY SERVICE is service by an individual or group in an army or other militia , whether as a chosen job or as a result of an involuntary draft (conscription ). Some nations (e.g., Mexico
Mexico
) require a specific amount of military service from every citizen (except for special cases, such as physical or mental disorders or religious beliefs, and most countries that have conscription only conscript men). A nation with a fully volunteer military does not normally require mandatory military service from its citizens, unless it is faced with a recruitment crisis during a time of war. No armed forces No enforced conscription Active draft system, but less than 20% of the whole age group are conscripted Plan to abolish conscription in the near future Conscription
Conscription
No information Timetable of military duties, Switzerland
[...More...]

"Military Service" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Diplomatic Immunity
DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY is a form of legal immunity that ensures diplomats are given safe passage and are considered not susceptible to lawsuit or prosecution under the host country's laws, but they can still be expelled . Modern diplomatic immunity was codified as international law in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) which has been ratified by all but a handful of nations, though the concept and custom of such immunity have a much longer history dating back thousands of years. Many principles of diplomatic immunity are now considered to be customary law . Diplomatic immunity
Diplomatic immunity
as an institution developed to allow for the maintenance of government relations, including during periods of difficulties and armed conflict
[...More...]

"Diplomatic Immunity" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

De Facto
In law and government, DE FACTO (/deɪ ˈfæktoʊ/ or /di ˈfæktoʊ/ ; Latin : de facto, "in fact"; Latin pronunciation: ), describes practices that exist in reality, even if not legally recognised by official laws. It is commonly used to refer to what happens in practice, in contrast with de jure ("in law"), which refers to things that happen according to law. Unofficial customs that are widely accepted are sometimes called de facto standards
[...More...]

"De Facto" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Dead Drop
A DEAD DROP or DEAD LETTER BOX is a method of espionage tradecraft used to pass items or information between two individuals (e.g., a case officer and an agent , or two agents) using a secret location, thus not requiring them to meet directly and thereby maintaining operational security . The method stands in contrast to the LIVE DROP, so-called because two persons meet to exchange items or information. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Considerations * 3 Drawbacks * 4 Modern techniques * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Bibliography * 8 Further reading OVERVIEW This section DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
[...More...]

"Dead Drop" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
.