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Moscow

Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 12.6 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 20 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities. Moscow is a major political, economic and scientific centre of Russia and Eastern Europe, it is the second-most populous city in Europe, the most populous city within Europe, as well as the largest city on the European continent. By broader definitions, Moscow is among the world's largest cities, being the 24th largest metropolitan area, the 16th largest urban area, the 10th largest by population within city limits worldwide. Moscow has been ranked as the ninth most expensive city in the world and has one of the world's largest urban economies, being ranked as an alpha global city, is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world. Moscow is home to the third-highest number of billionaires of any city in the world, has the highest number of billionaires of any city in Europe.

Moscow is the coldest megacity on the Earth. It is home to the Ostankino Tower, the tallest free standing structure in Europe. Moscow is the largest city on the European continent by area. Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia, it is well known for its architecture its historic buildings such as Saint Basil's Cathedral in Russian architectural style with a richly decorated and multicolored facade. With over 40 percent of its territory covered by greenery, it is one of the greenest capitals and major cities in the world, having the largest forest in an urban area within its borders; the city has served as the capital of a progression of states, from the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow and the subsequent Tsardom of Russia to the Russian Empire to the Soviet Union and the contemporary Russian Federation. Moscow is a seat of power of the Government of Russia, being the site of the Moscow Kremlin, a medieval city-fortress, today the residence for work of the President of Russia.

The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square are one of several World Heritage Sites in the city. Both chambers of the Russian parliament sit in the city. Moscow is considered the center of Russian culture, having served as the home of Russian artists and sports figures and because of the presence of museums and political institutions and theatres; the city is served by a transit network, which includes four international airports, nine railway terminals, numerous trams, a monorail system and one of the deepest underground rapid transit systems in the world, the Moscow Metro, the fourth-largest in the world and largest outside Asia in terms of passenger numbers, the busiest in Europe. It is recognized as one of the city's landmarks due to the rich architecture of its 222 stations; the name of the city is thought to be derived from the name of the Moskva River. There have been proposed several theories of the origin of the name of the river. Finno-Ugric Merya and Muroma people, who were among the several pre-Slavic tribes which inhabited the area, called the river Mustajoki, in English: Black river.

It has been suggested. The most linguistically well grounded and accepted is from the Proto-Balto-Slavic root *mŭzg-/muzg- from the Proto-Indo-European *meu- "wet", so the name Moskva might signify a river at a wetland or a marsh, its cognates include Russian: музга, muzga "pool, puddle", Lithuanian: mazgoti and Latvian: mazgāt "to wash", Sanskrit: májjati "to drown", Latin: mergō "to dip, immerse". In many Slavic countries Moskov is a surname, most common in Bulgaria, Russia and North Macedonia. There exist as well similar place names in Poland like Mozgawa; the original Old Russian form of the name is reconstructed as *Москы, *Mosky, hence it was one of a few Slavic ū-stem nouns. As with other nouns of that declension, it had been undergoing a morphological transformation at the early stage of the development of the language, as a result the first written mentions in the 12th century were Московь, Moskovĭ, Москви, Moskvi, Москвe/Москвѣ, Moskve/Moskvě. From the latter forms came the modern Russian name Москва, a result of morphological generalisation with the numerous Slavic ā-stem nouns.

However, the form Moskovĭ has left some traces in many other languages, such as English: Moscow, German: Moskau, French: Moscou, Georgian: მოსკოვი, Latvian: Maskava, Ottoman Turkish: Moskov, Tatar: Мәскәү, Mäskäw, Kazakh: Мәскеу, Mäskew, Chuvash: Мускав, etc. In a similar manner the Latin name Moscovia has been formed it became a colloquial name for Russia used in Western Europe in the 16th–17th centuries. From it as well came English Muscovy and muscovite. Various other theories, having little or no scientific ground, are now rejected by contemporary linguists. Moscow has acquired a number of epithets, most referring to its size and preeminent status within the nation: The Third Rome, the Whitestone One, the First Throne, the Forty Soroks. Moscow is one of the twelve Hero Cities; the demonym for a Moscow resident is "москвич" for male or "москвичка" for female, rendered in

Sarwar Jahan Nizam

Vice Admiral Sarwar Jahan Nizam, psc, BN is the first Vice-Admiral and Ex-Chief of Staff for the Bangladesh Navy. He is preceded by Rear Admiral M Hasan Ali Khan ndc, psc, BN and succeeded by Vice Admiral Zahir Uddin Ahmed ndc, psc, BN Nizam was born in the Anwara district of Chittagong in 1952, he joined the erstwhile Pakistan Navy as an officer cadet at the age of 18, completed six months training at the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul. In 1970 he joined the Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi and was commissioned 1st into the Executive Branch of the Pakistan Navy and subsequently in Bangladesh Navy in 1973. Nizam graduated from the Defence Services Command & Staff College in Dhaka in 1986 and from the National Defence University in Beijing, China in 1996. Other qualifications include a Communication Specialization Course with the Royal Navy and completion of a Senior Executive Course with the Asia Pacific Centre for Securities Studies in the United States. Nizam has held command positions with most of the large vessels in the Bangladesh Navy, including three years as commander of the frigate BNS Umar Farooq, the largest naval vessel in Bangladesh service.

Nizam held a range of staff command positions including that of the Flotilla Commander and Commodore Commanding Chittagong. He served as Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff and Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff in Naval Headquarters. On 10 February 2007 Nizam was sworn in as Naval Chief of Staff and was promoted to Vice-Admiral on 23 May of the same year; as Chief of Staff he has supported the introduction of new technology for the operation of naval vessels, a modernisation of the ageing Bangladesh fleet. In addition to his direct military duties, Nizam was Director General of the Bangladesh Coast Guard, in which role he commissioned the construction of the first locally built coast guard vessels, he was Chairman of the Naval Shipyard at Khulna, President of the Bangladesh Swimming Federation. Admiral Nizam came to normal retirement with effect from 29 January 2009 after ending his 36 years naval career. Admiral Nizam is married to Munira Nizam and the couple has one daughter, Nafisa. Military of Bangladesh Muhammad Shahid Sarwar

Jedi Search

Jedi Search is the first novel in The Jedi Academy trilogy. While Luke Skywalker takes the first step toward setting up an academy to train a new order of Jedi Knights, Han Solo and Chewbacca are taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to work in the fathomless depths of a spice mine. After Solo and Chewbacca escape, they flee to a secret Imperial research laboratory surrounded by a cluster of black holes-and go from one danger to a far greater one; the story begins with Han Solo and Chewbacca on a diplomatic mission from the New Republic to the spice mines of Kessel. Unbeknownst to them, Moruth Doole has taken over the space mines, is convinced the Falcon with Solo and Chewbacca aboard is a spy ship, a prelude to invasion to seize control of the lucrative spice production facilities, his small fleet, based on Kessel's solo moon, shoots down the emissaries, brings them to Doole for questioning. He proceeds to do so by ingesting a large quantity of pure glitterstim, which boosts his psychic capabilities to the point where he can forcibly invade Solo's mind and ascertain the truth.

When Doole realizes that they are just diplomats, that he has declared war on the New Republic, he panics. When combined with the fact that he thinks Solo knows he was the one that ratted out he and Chewbacca to the Imperials, Doole decides the best course is to place the two prisoners in his mines as slave laborers where they will no doubt perish soon. In the mines, the two, with the aid of a young Kyp Durron seek for an escape. Luke Skywalker embarks on his search for talented Force-sensitives whom he can mold into Jedi within his new Jedi Praxeum. Lando Calrissian, along with R2-D2, aid Luke with this search. In order to do so, he uses a device that can detect one's affinity to the Force. Calrissian follows one lead to the Umgullian Blob races where Dack, the possible force-sensitive, is rumored to have predictive abilities due to his successes at gambling. However, Calrissian discovers that he exposes him. Rather than be punished by death, as is the law on Umgul, Dack is returned to the Duchess Mistral.

In return, Calrissian is rewarded with half of the one million credit reward. Skywalker, meanwhile has gone to the infested planet Eol Sha where a man named Gantoris is believed to have Force-sensitivity. After two serious tests, one involving fighting a fire dragon, Gantoris agrees to come to the Jedi academy, but is still afraid about the "Dark man" he sees in his dreams that will one day end his life. After collecting Streen, an old hermit on Bespin, the trio make their way back to the Yavin 4 where the Jedi academy begins. Amazon.com Listing Official CargoBay Listing