Friday, October 21, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Poltava was the second of the Gangut-class battleships of the Imperial Russian Navy built before World War I. The Ganguts were the first class of Russian dreadnoughts. She was named after the Russian victory over Charles XII of Sweden in the Battle of Poltava in 1709. She was completed during the winter of 1914–15, but was not ready for combat until mid-1915. Her role was to defend the mouth of the Gulf of Finland against the Germans, who never tried to enter, so she spent her time training and providing cover for mine laying operations. She was laid up in 1918 for lack of trained crew and suffered a devastating fire the following year that almost gutted her. Many proposals were made to reconstruct or modernize her in different ways for the next twenty years, but none were carried out. While all this was being discussed she served as source of spare parts for her sister ships and was used as a barracks ship. She was finally struck from the Navy List in 1940 and scrapping began at a very leisurely rate. She was intentionally grounded in late 1941 to prevent her from being sunk in some inconvenient location by the Germans. She was re-floated in 1944 and scrapped beginning in 1949.
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 21:38
Thursday, October 13, 2011
October 13, 2011 (UNIAN) A new criminal case was filed against former Prime Minister of Ukraine – she is accused of laying of the debts of the United Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU) corporation on the budget of Ukraine. According to an UNIAN correspondent, chief of the Main Investigation Department of the SBU (the Security Service of Ukraine) Ivan Derevyanko said this at the press conference in Kyiv. “The Main Investigation Department of the SBU filed a criminal case against citizens of Ukraine Tymoshenko and Lazarenko”, he said.
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 22:26
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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Monday, October 10, 2011
KYIV, October 10, 2011 (UKRINFORM). The National Bank of Ukraine and the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority signed a memorandum of understanding in Stockholm regarding cooperation in the sphere of supervision over credit establishments, the NBU press service informs. According to the NBU statement, the document regulates cooperation of two supervisory authorities in different spheres of banking supervision, including mutual exchange of information about the general state of banking systems and individual banking institutions, opening and licensing of branches and daughter enterprises of foreign banks, holding of permanent supervision and examination of such institutions, carrying out consolidated supervision, prevention of the use of banks for money laundering, etc. The memorandum also contains obligations of the parties on confidentiality as regards the bank secret and its use exclusively with supervision aims.
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 23:05
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Ukrainian books averagely printed in poor circulation of less than 500 copies - Publishers Association
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 00:27