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  • Ordinary Russian People of 19th Century

    English Russia
    tim
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    This is probably one of the oldest collection of photos of Russian people. What makes it more interesting are that they are not some aristocratic high class ladies or gentlemen dressed as if they are going to a party, but … Read more...
  • Vladimir Putin: We are strong because we are right…

    Windows to Russia
    kKeeton
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    The Russian president in the TASS special project Top Officials. In the TASS special project Top Officials, Vladimir Putin talks about healthy lifestyle, the “fifth column” and oil prices... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • "Falling Back" in Russia: A Government Decision I Heartily Endorse

    From Russia with Love
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Thank you, dear Russia for joining most of Europe last weekend and falling back an hour. We're now on standard time permanently, never again to change our clocks. At least for now. Then again, in 2011 when Russia went onto summer time, as daylight savings time is called here, lawmakers announced it was the last time we would be changing clocks. That decision has been reversed, obviously, and
  • Putin: Extremism is a Geopolitical Tool

    Sean's Russia Blog
    Sean
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    There’s question how much the revolution in Ukraine would inspire Russians. A successful Ukraine would become a shining example to Russians that a life without Putin is not only possible, but desirable. Putin is certainly aware of this and his comments on extremism to his Security Council shows that the threat of “colored revolutions” occupies his mind. “In the modern world extremism is used as a geopolitical tool for redistribution of spheres of interest. We can see the tragic consequences of the wave of the so-called color revolutions, the shock experienced by people in the…
  • Putin says he will not remain Russia’s president for life

    Russia News latest RSS headlines - Russia News.net
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    Vladimir Putin says he will not remain Russia's president for life, but will step down in line with the Russian constitution. <br>Putin did not rule out running for a fourth term in 2018, ...
 
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  • US to keep troops in Poland and Baltic states for at least another year

    Reuters in Vilnius
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    The ‘persistence presence’ mission is part of efforts to reassure Nato’s eastern European allies and counter any Russian threat to the regionThe US will keep troops in Poland and the Baltic states for at least the next year as tensions with Russia remain, the commander of US land forces in Europe said on Sunday. Several hundred US troops were deployed in Poland and the three Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia earlier this year after Russia seized Ukraine’s Crimea region in March. The deployment was part of Washington’s efforts to reassure the nervous eastern European…
  • Iran nuclear talks: push for deal on final day in Vienna

    Julian Borger in Vienna
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    Comprehensive accord appears unlikely, but hopes raised of framework agreement with technical details to be resolved laterSenior politicians from around the world converged on Vienna on Sunday evening in the hope that nine months of negotiations over a comprehensive deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme would produce a framework agreement on the final day of intensive talks in the Austrian capital.Iranian officials predicted that a “political agreement” would be reached on Monday, leaving many of the technical details to be resolved later. It is far from clear, however, whether such an…
  • Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 – the despot’s early years

    Oliver Bullough
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Stephen Kotkin’s first volume in a three-part study of Stalin is both exhaustive and exhaustingJoseph Stalin must be one of the world’s most extensively biographised people. In the past decade alone, Simon Sebag Montefiore has written two books on the great Soviet dictator, while Robert Service and Donald Rayfield have produced one each. Orlando Figes has written about family life under Stalin; Anne Applebaum has described his prison system; and too many historians to count have written about his military record. Even Martin Amis has got involved.The field of Stalin studies is, in…
  • The Mikhailovsky Ballet makes its US debut – in pictures

    Guardian Staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
    St Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Ballet made its US debut with a two-week residency at the David H Koch theatre, Lincoln Center, New York CityLuke Jennings reviews the Mikhailovsky Ballet in New York Continue reading...
  • British anti-Putin campaigner claims Russians plan to kidnap him

    Mark Townsend
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Bill Browder, a businessman and fierce critic of the Russian president, details alleged plot in US court submissionThe Russian government has hatched a sensational plot to kidnap a prominent British businessman and smuggle him out of the country, it has been claimed.Newly lodged court documents, seen by the Observer, allege that Russian criminal syndicates working with the Kremlin planned to abduct London-based Bill Browder, who is mired in a wrangle with the Putin regime over the controversial death of a whistleblower. Continue reading...
 
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    Легкая атлетика России

  • Лавилленье и Адамс – «Спортсмены года ИААФ»

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
    В Монако состоялся традиционный праздничный бал «World Athletics Gala» Международной ассоциации легкоатлетических федераций (ИААФ), на котором назвали лауреатов минувшего сезона.
  • Совет ИААФ. День второй.

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:09 pm
    В Монако прошел второй рабочий день Совета Международной ассоциации легкоатлетических федераций (ИААФ).
  • Совет ИААФ. День первый.

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    В Монако на Совете Международной ассоциации легкоатлетических федераций (ИААФ) состоялись выборы страны-хозяйки чемпионата мира 2019-го года.
  • Мозаика

    17 Nov 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Прокопьева в Топ-10 в Йокогаме, Абитова вернулась в Стамбуле, Мо Фара выступит в Бирмингеме, Шпотакова и Железный – расстались.
  • Антидопинг

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:21 am
    В Кении будет создана новая организация по борьбе с применением запрещенных препаратов в спорте - Антидопинговое агентство Кении (ADAK).
 
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    English Russia

  • Russian Khokhloma: Red and Black on Gold

    team
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Every Russian knows what khokhloma is. It’s an old Russian handicraft having its own distinctive features: wooden utensils and furniture are painted green, black and red on gold. Maybe they are not very functional, but they definitely carry some magic. … Read more...
  • Ordinary Russian People of 19th Century

    tim
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    This is probably one of the oldest collection of photos of Russian people. What makes it more interesting are that they are not some aristocratic high class ladies or gentlemen dressed as if they are going to a party, but … Read more...
  • Inside of a Rocket Engines University

    tim
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    A guy has paid a visit to the Kharkiv University of Rocket Engine Building and saw what they had in the buildings for students to learn the mechanics of these things. He was really impressed with his visit, this is what he says: “In … Read more...
  • Belyanas: Forgotten River Giants

    team
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Today few people know what the word “Belyana” means, but just a hundred years ago giant ships called “Belyanas” were sailing along the Volga and Vetluga rivers and probably were the most unique river craft in the world. Even today … Read more...
  • Nizhnekamsk: Russian Oil Refining Capital

    tim
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Nizhnekamsk is an industrial city in Russia, the largest oil refinery and chemical plant in the whole of Europe. The city is in the Tatarstan region of Russia, which has huge oil reserves – they say there will be enough … Read more...
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    Sean's Russia Blog

  • Putin: Extremism is a Geopolitical Tool

    Sean
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    There’s question how much the revolution in Ukraine would inspire Russians. A successful Ukraine would become a shining example to Russians that a life without Putin is not only possible, but desirable. Putin is certainly aware of this and his comments on extremism to his Security Council shows that the threat of “colored revolutions” occupies his mind. “In the modern world extremism is used as a geopolitical tool for redistribution of spheres of interest. We can see the tragic consequences of the wave of the so-called color revolutions, the shock experienced by people in the…
  • Don’t Arm Ukraine

    Sean
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    US Vice President Joe Biden is due to land in Kiev and one topic that the Ukrainians will surely bring up is whether the US will provide weapons to fend off a Russian incursion. After all, Poroshenko asked for weapons when he spoke in front of the US Congress in September when he famously declared, “blankets [and] night-vision goggles are also important. But one cannot win a war with blankets.” He went home with more blankets. Surely he’ll again bring the issue of up with Biden, especially as Russia arms the separatists and rumors swirl of a rebel offensive. Already anticipating such a…
  • Gorbachev: Who Killed Laura Palmer?

    Sean
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    Who killed Laura Palmer? Was it James Hurley? Bobby Briggs? Leland Palmer? Or was it the demonic entity, Bob? The question has occupied fans of the dark and quirky drama series since it went off the air in 1991. Perhaps we’ll finally learn who killed Laura Palmer when the series returns in 2016. One fan nagged by the identity of Laura Palmer’s killer was none other than Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union. Twin Peaks aired in Russia in 1993. According to a new oral history of the series, Brad Dukes’ Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks, Gorbachev pressed…
  • Is a Rebel Offensive Imminent?

    Sean
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    War looms once again over eastern Ukraine as speculation floods the internet of a possible offensive by Russian backed separatists. There have been reports of a stream of new amour and weapons crossing the Russia-Ukraine border. Russia continues to issue denials, as it has done since the beginning of the conflict. Is a separatist offensive imminent? It’s hard to say. Most experts seem to think so, as they mull over Putin’s possible game plan. Does he want a land bridge to Crimea? Is he keeping the Ukraine destabilized enough to scuttle reforms? Looking to consolidate control over rebel…
  • Thoughts on Ukraine’s Parliamentary Election

    Sean
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Ukrainians voted for a new parliament yesterday, and with 50 percent of the votes counted, the breakdown looks like this: Narodnyi Front: 21.61% Blok Petro Poroshenko: 21.45% Samopomoch: 11.1% Opposition Bloc: 9.82% Radical Party: 7.38% Batkivshchina: 5.69% The European Parliament, PACE, and the OSCE have all given the election a clean bill of health by declaring it to be fair and legitimate by democratic standards. Even Russia appears ready to recognize the results, according to statements made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The results point to a major victory of Ukraine’s…
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    Windows to Russia

  • Vladimir Putin: We are strong because we are right…

    kKeeton
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    The Russian president in the TASS special project Top Officials. In the TASS special project Top Officials, Vladimir Putin talks about healthy lifestyle, the “fifth column” and oil prices... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Baked Pirohi or Pierogi Ukraine Style…

    kKeeton
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:47 am
    I call them dumplings and these tidbits of delicious delights are common in many forms all over the east. They are simply put; wonderful and your family will appreciate the effort you take to make... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oh I forgot; ~ “They hate us for our freedoms!” ~

    kKeeton
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:11 am
    Sanctions and embargoes, the US forced them upon the Japanese (before WW Two) to the point of retaliation. The US with the use of embargoes on fuel, goods and anything else they could do to cripple... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Grab That Quote… (6)

    kKeeton
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said… “They (US and EU) announce openly the sanctions should be ruining the economy and raising people’s protests,” he said. “The West demonstrates... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Did You Know Belorussia is a Gas Transit Country Also?

    kKeeton
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Yamal-Europe pipeline comes out of Russia’s deep Siberian gas fields and travels through Belorussia before it starts into the interior of Europe.  This gas pipeline runs at full capacity and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    From Russia with Love

  • "Falling Back" in Russia: A Government Decision I Heartily Endorse

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Thank you, dear Russia for joining most of Europe last weekend and falling back an hour. We're now on standard time permanently, never again to change our clocks. At least for now. Then again, in 2011 when Russia went onto summer time, as daylight savings time is called here, lawmakers announced it was the last time we would be changing clocks. That decision has been reversed, obviously, and
  • Communist All-stars Reign at Statue Park, Budapest

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    October 23, 1989, Hungary became an independent republic after 33 years of Soviet rule. Ironically, Soviet troops saw themselves as liberators in 1945 when they marched in, freeing Hungary from Nazi domination. Therein lies one of the great ironies of history: A country being freed from one totalitarian regime by another such regime. When a regime falls, so do its monuments, notes Rick Steves,
  • And Zee Winners are. . .!

    3 Mar 2014 | 11:53 am
    Oh, before I name the winners, here's dear Janelle, an honest-to-goodness Olympic volunteer who's been here in Rostov over the weekend. Notice the official apparel!  All too soon, Janelle will be catching the train back to Sochi to help with the Paralympics. Besides volunteering at the games, Janelle volunteered to help me draw the winners of this contest. But you, dear friends, made that ever
  • You Can Win an Olympic Souvenir: 4 Gifts. . . and Going Fast!

    2 Mar 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Dear friends, here's your chance to be part of Olympic history! You can win one of four limited-edition official souvenirs from the Sochi 2014 Olympic games. Just scroll down to the bottom and leave a comment! But here's the kicker: Gotta act now. Contest closes in less than twelve hours: Sunday midnight, Pacific Time ~ which is Monday noon, Moscow Time. Here are the prizes. Oh and are they
  • Weathering the Ice and Snow of Southwest Russia: Sochi 2014

    3 Feb 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Let's talk about the weather of southwest Russia. Because if you're into the Olympics ~ and oh, surely you are ~ the weather is significant. In a nutshell, although it's well below freezing here in Rostov-on-Don, it is not cold in Sochi (pronounced SO-chee), in fact today's high was 46 F.  But as you may know, there's a plan in place to maximize Sochi's unique geography ~ thus its climate
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    an expat journal

  • From start to finish...

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Personally, I think Tom is one of the most creative people on the planet...but, perhaps, I might be biased! He was asked to do some artwork for the set of Divaz Next Door which is a local talk show on PlusTV, a Christian TV station, here in Belize. Here are some photos that I put together showing the evolution of his artwork!His initial conceptHe wasn't happy with the direction of this one...So he changed direction.Cirilo's preparing the setThe table was custom made by Pastor Scott Stirm and his son Shane.all set and ready to go!And it's show time! We had an informative talk with Mrs…
  • What's new in Cohune Walk...

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    After months of repeatedly calling the city to remind them to do their pick up of yard clippings they finally showed up today! There was so much debris throughout our community they had to send a backhoe and a dump truck out to do the collection.As you can see it's been so long since the last pick up that we actually had a tree growing out of the pile in front of our house. Tom went out to thank the driver and chat with him.They had a four man crew out working. One driving the backhoe, one driving the dump truck, and two helping to load the backhoe when…
  • Hope For Life

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Last month a new ministry opened up here in Belize!Hope Life is a Christian organization that is dedicated to offering love, emotional support, and material help to women who are faced with an unintended pregnancy.The director/founder, Jadine Fritzler, worked with us at CDF and was one of the eight students who graduated from the two year course in Christian Counseling that Tom teaches at Belize Bible Center.The Mayor, Simeon Lopez, and Deputy Mayor, Anna Banner Guy, were in attendance. Judy Vasquez, Director of Seeds of Life in Belize City The pastors in attendance prayed over all…
  • The Gift of Teamwork...

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Do you work well with your spouse? There was a time when Tom and I tried to team teach back in California. We'd been married about 15 years or so. Though the talk went well...WE did not do so well...before or after. Let's just say there was weeping and gnashing of teeth involved. Thankfully, both of us have grown up a lot since then.We've learned to work as a team over the past 9 years on the mission field. It came about slowly but surely. We've gained a greater respect for one another as the bond of partnership has strengthened throughout the years. Realizing that we are on…
  • Thought for Today

    6 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    The desire to praise God comes from the depth of our relationship with Him. It's not about religion. It's not meant to be an act of duty.  It should flow from a heart filled with love, gratitude, and reverence for Who He is and all that He is. Dig into the Word for yourself and discover Who He is. Take time to get to know Him. Draw near to Him, seek Him, and He will reveal Himself to you. And you will find Him worthy of all praise, glory, and honor!
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    English Russia

  • Russian Khokhloma: Red and Black on Gold

    team
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Every Russian knows what khokhloma is. It’s an old Russian handicraft having its own distinctive features: wooden utensils and furniture are painted green, black and red on gold. Maybe they are not very functional, but they definitely carry some magic. … Read more...
  • Ordinary Russian People of 19th Century

    tim
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    This is probably one of the oldest collection of photos of Russian people. What makes it more interesting are that they are not some aristocratic high class ladies or gentlemen dressed as if they are going to a party, but … Read more...
  • Inside of a Rocket Engines University

    tim
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    A guy has paid a visit to the Kharkiv University of Rocket Engine Building and saw what they had in the buildings for students to learn the mechanics of these things. He was really impressed with his visit, this is what he says: “In … Read more...
  • Belyanas: Forgotten River Giants

    team
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Today few people know what the word “Belyana” means, but just a hundred years ago giant ships called “Belyanas” were sailing along the Volga and Vetluga rivers and probably were the most unique river craft in the world. Even today … Read more...
  • Nizhnekamsk: Russian Oil Refining Capital

    tim
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Nizhnekamsk is an industrial city in Russia, the largest oil refinery and chemical plant in the whole of Europe. The city is in the Tatarstan region of Russia, which has huge oil reserves – they say there will be enough … Read more...
 
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    RUSSIAN SPHINX

  • Велодорожки Москвы / Cycle lanes of Moscow

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Портал открытых данных правительства Москвы опубликовал географические координаты московских велодорожек. Общая длина велодорожек состоит 111 км. Самая длинная велодорожка находится в парке «Лосиный Остров». Я хотела сделать карту поинтереснее и добавить другие данные к велосипедным геоданным, но не нашла ничего…
  • Reshaping data in Data Wrangler

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:09 am
    Data Wrangler is a hero of this tutorial. It's free online tool to transform data. There are three reasons why it's worth to use Data Wrangler: it's very easy to use although it's simple it offers many useful functions the app's done by nice people The app has limitations, Wrangler only supports up to 40 columns and 1000 rows. If you are planning to work with something bigger than that, then
  • Something old, something new

    10 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    I'm totally addicted to archaeological documentaries. My favourite archaeological site is Göbekli Tepe, google it, it's just WOW. In July 2014 Klaus Schmidt, who headed the excavations at the site, passed away. I started to thinking about doing something in this field. I wanted to analyse some data devoted to Göbekli Tepe, but I couldn't find anything. Archaeological data published in the
  • Simplifying geometries of polygon shape files in QGIS's SimpliPy

    6 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    First you have to install SimpliPy Note that the plug-in says: You must have installed Shapely 1.2.18 or you will get an error installing or using this plug-in. Shapely is open source. ============================================== Here you can learn what simplifying geometries of shape files is. ============================================== SimpliPy was successfully installed
  • How the world has changed from 1960, population comparator

    5 Nov 2014 | 12:40 am
    I was playing with population data but I wanted to do something different so I took into account data for a long period. I prepared population comparator, a tool to compare how the growth of population proceed in countries. Don't get wild and don't select too many countries as it will be impossible to see anything. The biggest growth of the population was caused by discovering oil.
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Kremlin Returns to Soviet Practice of Stripping Citizenship

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    MOSCOW — One of the ways of punishing political dissenters under the Soviet regime—alongside prisons, labor camps, and “special psychiatric hospitals”—was forced exile accompanied by a loss of citizenship, to ensure that “offenders” would never return to their country (in practice, “never” was curtailed by the collapse of communism in 1991). This was done, among others, to Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, samizdat publisher Alexander Ginzburg, and Moscow Helsinki Group founder Yuri Orlov. The writer Vladimir Bukovsky—one of the most prominent figures in the Russian…
  • 50,000 March in Moscow Against Putin's War

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    MOSCOW — Last Sunday, Russian citizens once again refuted the Kremlin’s propaganda image of a nation united behind the aggressive actions of a dictator. Some 50,000 people, according to media estimates, marched through downtown Moscow to protest Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine and his escalating crackdown on what remains of civil liberties in Russia. For the first time in many months, the demonstration was backed by all of Russia’s pro-democracy parties, including the People’s Freedom Party, Yabloko, and Progress Party. Demonstrators were chanting “Peace to Ukraine, Freedom…
  • Muscovites Use Vote to Say ‘No’ to Putin’s War

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    MOSCOW — Russia’s regional “elections” on September 14th—cleared ahead of time of most Kremlin opponents—predictably ended with Soviet-style 80-to-90 percent approval figures for the incumbents. In St. Petersburg, where some pro-democracy candidates managed to make it onto the municipal ballot, their actual results were drowned in the thousands of “early voter ballots”—outside of the control of independent monitors—almost all of which, by pure coincidence, were cast for Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. As a result, the liberal Yabloko party—always a strong…
  • More of the Same: Kremlin Suppresses Candidates

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    MOSCOW — On September 14th, dozens of Russian regions, including Moscow and St. Petersburg, will hold elections on different levels, from municipal councilors to regional legislators and governors. Supporters of Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party will score landslide victories across the country. This will not be because, as the Kremlin propaganda claims, the regime has widespread popular support—but because all contenders that could pose even potential danger to pro-Kremlin candidates have been removed from the ballot in advance. St. Petersburg, often described as Russia’s most…
  • Is Russia Suited for Democracy?

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    MOSCOW — One of the key themes of Vladimir Putin’s propaganda machine—both for domestic and for foreign consumption—has always been the supposed lack of a better alternative. However unattractive Putin’s corrupt and authoritarian regime, the implicit reasoning went, its replacement would be worse—radical nationalists or leftists. It was no accident that, during the mass anti-Putin protests in 2011–2012, state television channels went out of their way to pick out communist and nationalist flags in the crowd—even though communists and nationalists accounted for, respectively, 13…
 
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