Bahaedin Adab, spelled Bahaeddin or Bahaoddin Adab, Kurdish Baha Adab was a prominent Iranian Kurdish politician and engineer. He was born in Sanandaj and had a civil engineering degree from Amirkabir University of Technology. He died of cancer on 16 August 2007 and he was buried in Bahasht Mhamadi Behesht-e Mohammadi cemetery in Sanandaj. He had been elected as a member of the Iranian Parliament for two terms from Sanandaj and Diwandarreh. However, he was disqualified by the Guardian Council for the 7th parliament elections, as were many independent or reformist candidates. After he was barred from the elections, with other individuals he founded the new political movement Kurdish United Front in early 2006
Joan Acocella is an American journalist who is the dance and book critic for The New Yorker. She has written books on dance and psychology. Acocella received her B. A. in English in 1966 from the University of California and she earned a Ph. D. in comparative literature at Rutgers University in 1984 with a thesis on the Ballets Russes. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1993, Acocella is a 2012 Holtzbrinck Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Acocella has written for The Village Voice, has served as the critic and reviews editor for Dance Magazine. Her writing appears regularly in the New York Review of Books and she began writing for The New Yorker in 1992 and was appointed dance critic in 1998. She edited The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky, Unexpurgated Edition, Andre Levinson on Dance and she expanded the essay into Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism. Joan Acocella, You got a problem with that
Vladislav Achalov was a Soviet general who at one time commanded the Soviet Airborne Forces. Achalov graduated from the Kazan Tank School of Red Army in 1966 and he started his career in the army as a commander of a platoon of tanks, and he became the commander of a company of tanks. In 1973 he graduated from the Academy of Armoured Forces but transferred to the Airborne Forces in 1974, in 1975–77 he was a commander of an airborne regiment and vice-commander of 98th Guards Airborne Division. From 1978-82 he was commander of the 7th Guards Airborne Division, in February 1981 he visited Warsaw and in September he participated in Zapad-81 training exercise. In 1987–89 he was working in Leningrad as Chief of Staff, from January 1989 to December 1990 he was commander of the Soviet Airborne Forces. In December 1990, with no discussion, none of the usual procedures such as interviews with the Central Committee or the Poltburo. After the August 1991 coup he was sent to a santiorium and he was a member of Supreme Council of Russian Soviet Republic in 1990–1993. A supporter of the coup attempts of 1991 and 1993, in his years he led a union of veteran paratroopers.
Achalov died at a Moscow hospital on 23 June 2011, aged 65 and he was married in 1974 to Larisa Pavlovna Gudzi, and had a son and daughter
Kjell Albin Abrahamson
Kjell Albin Abrahamson was a Swedish journalist and author. He served as Swedish National Radios senior correspondent to Warsaw, Poland, a position he held in Moscow, USSR, twice in Vienna, Austria. He wrote for Sydsvenska Dagbladet and op-ed pieces for Länstidningen of Östersund, archived October 21,2007, at the Wayback Machine. Abrahamson has written a number of initiated books about the characteristics of Eastern Europe. Abrahamson suffered a stroke and died in Gdynia, Poland on 22 September 2016, munkavlen och ordet, =, Göteborg, Maneten,1981. ISBN 978-91-7576-002-5 Från stormakt till Big Mac, oväsentligheter om Sovjetunionen, Stockholm, ISBN 978-91-1-911772-4 Fakta om Tjeckien och Slovakien, Almqvist & Wiksell,1994. ISBN 978-91-21-15202-7 Balkan betyder berg, Fischer,1995, ISBN 978-91-7054-770-6 Fakta om Österrike och Schweiz, Almqvist & Wiksell,1996. ISBN 978-91-21-14561-6 Polen - diamant i aska, Fischer,1997, ISBN 978-91-7054-850-5 Sverige och Polen, Szwecja i Polska, Svenska institutet,2000.
ISBN 978-91-520-0642-9 Den harmynte humoristen, Fischer,2002, ISBN 978-91-7054-954-0 Enkel biljett till Polen, Fischer & Co,2004
Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena
Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena is a Sri Lankan politician and landed proprietor. He is currently serving as an Opposition MP in Sri Lanka Parliament, hes a Vice Chairman of Sri Lanka Freedom Party. He first entered parliament in 1983 as the Hakmana UNP MP and has active in politics for more than 30 years. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana was a young MP when he criticized the 1987s Indo-Lanka agreement for new provincial councils system to be established in Sri Lanka. He along with Chandrakumara Wijegunawardana MP for Kamburupitiya Voted against the bill in Parliament becoming the two government MPs who voted against. He was removed by Hon, president J. R. Jayawardena from his Parliamentary seat for violation the party rules by not voting the bill. He joined hands with Gamini Dissanayake & Lalith Athulathmudali as they too quit United National Party, mahinda yapa Abeywardana contested for Southern Provincial Council under DUNF and won. He was elected as the leader of the Southern Provincial Council in 1993. Elected twice as the Chief Minister he was in office from 1994–2001 and he is said to be one of the most successful Chief Ministers from south for developing the infrastructures that was neglected for more than 5 years due to the dark era of the country.
He left office to contest in 2001 general elections and become an opposition MP, after 2004 General elections, he became the deputy minister of Healthcare and the Cabinet Minister for Cultural Affairs & National Heritage. After 2010 General Elections, He was Appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and he was again appointed as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in 2015 for a brief period until he resigned and joined the opposition. He is a representative of Matara District for the United Peoples Freedom Alliance in the Parliament of Sri Lanka, Cabinet of Sri Lanka MAHINDA YAPA ABEYWARDENA
Bernard Accoyer is a French politician who was President of the National Assembly of France from 2007 to 2012. He is the Mayor of Annecy-le-Vieux, Accoyer, a doctor by profession, has served as Mayor of Annecy-le-Vieux since March 1989, he served as a member of the General Council of Haute-Savoie from March 1992 to March 1998. He is a deputy for the first constituency of Haute-Savoie and was first elected to the National Assembly in the March 1993 parliamentary election and he was President of the Union for a Popular Movement group in the National Assembly of France from 2004 to 2007. In 2007, he was selected as the candidate of the UMP group and he became the President of the National Assembly on 26 June 2007
Juan Manuel Abal Medina
Juan Manuel Abal Medina is an Argentine journalist and politician who served as Secretary General of the Peronist Movement between 1972 and 1974, and would become a prominent lawyer in Mexico. Abal Medina was born to a family of a conservative Catholic orientation. He enrolled at the Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires and became a supporter of Julio Meinvielles Nationalist Restoration Guard, Abal Medina joined the editorial board of Azul y Blanco, a weekly news magazine in Buenos Aires, in 1966. Azul y Blanco opposed the government of General Juan Carlos Onganía, Abal Medina married the former Cristina Moldes in 1966, and they had five children. His younger brother, worked in the periodicals circulation office, Abal Medina was introduced to Perón in 1971. He had not been a Peronist, Meinvielles GRN and he soon developed a good rapport with the leader of the Steelworkers Union, Lorenzo Miguel, and the latters close ally, CGT Secretary General José Ignacio Rucci, however. Perón had been in exile since the 1955 coup, and was represented in Argentina by a series of appointed delegates, backed by labor, and in good terms with the military, Abal Medina was named Secretary of Operativo Retorno by Cámpora.
Abal Medinas ties to the military and the right notwithstanding, Perón calculated that naming a brother of the late Fernando Abal Medina would do much to placate the restive Montoneros. A series of negotiations with military officers and Lanusses Interior Minister, Arturo Mor Roig, ultimately led to Lanusses permission for Peróns return. Abal Medina led the process for the over 3,500 FREJULI candidates for Congressional and local offices in these. He made the first serious mistake, when the candidate he chose for a Senate seat for Buenos Aires, was defeated in an upset by the neophyte UCR candidate and his choices for other offices would become complications for Abal Medina. Eight of the candidates he chose for the Lower House to represent Buenos Aires were, in fact, the alliance of Montoneros with Perón had effectively ended when, in September 1973, Rucci was assassinated. The murder of other public figures would follow, and on March 23,1974. He was convinced, that the attack had carried out by a new threat sponsored from within the Perón government.
The Triple A was secretly commanded by Peróns astrologer and closest adviser, José López Rega, Abal Medinas car was bombed shortly afterward in a second attack, and in May, he was removed as Secretary General of the party. Perón died in July, and was succeeded by his wife, whose government presided over sprilaing violence, most lawmakers and other political figures had advance knowledge of the March 24 coup, and Peronists took added precautions, with some opting to leave the country. Abal Medina sought refuge in the Mexican Embassy, and would remain there for years until safe conduct was granted and he shared the refuge with Cámpora, who in 1980 was allowed to leave to Mexico, where he died shortly afterward. Abal Medina sought exile in Mexico upon obtaining safe conduct in 1982 and he became close to the PRI, maintained a close friendship with the leader of the rival PRD, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, and frequently visited Cuban leader Fidel Castro
Vadim Yusupovich Abdrashitov is one of Russian cinemas most independent directors. He is internationally renowned, with awards from the Berlin and Venice Film Festivals, Abdrashitov was born in Ukraine in a Tatar family, and moved all over the Soviet Union with his fathers military assignments. He was so impressed with the flight of the first Russian cosmonaut that he left his parents and moved to Moscow to study nuclear physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics. Around that time, he developed an interest in amateur filmmaking and his cultural and artistic interests developed during the Thaw, which was a time when repression and censorship were reversed in the Soviet Union. After graduation as an engineer, he worked as a manager at the Moscow Electric-Vacuum Industry, from 1970-1974 Abdrashitov studied film directing at the Moscow State Institute of Cinematography. His directorial debut was Ostanovite Potapova, a satirical comedy based on the screenplay by Grigori Gorin. In 1975 Abdrashitov met with the unknown writer Aleksandr Mindadze and that was the beginning of a collaboration that lasted for the next 12 films, which they made together in 30 years.
Their films were awarded at many film festivals as well as at the Soviet. In 1987, he won the President of the Italian Senates Gold Medal at the 44th edition of the Venice Film Festival for the film Plumbum, in 1989, he won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival for the film The Servant. The following year he was a member of the jury at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival, at the 45th Berlin International Film Festival in 1995, his film A Play for a Passenger won the Silver Bear. Vadim Abdrashitov has been enjoying a happy life with his wife, Natella Toidze. Abdrashitov is currently residing and working in Moscow, USSR State Prize—1991 Sluga Nika Award—2003 as best director Vadim Abdrashitov at the Internet Movie Database