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Zehlendorf (Berlin)

Zehlendorf is a locality within the borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf in Berlin. Before Berlin's 2001 administrative reform Zehlendorf was a borough in its own right, consisting of the locality of Zehlendorf as well as Wannsee and Dahlem. Zehlendorf contains some of the most remarked upon natural settings in Berlin, including parts of the Grunewald forest and the Schlachtensee, Krumme Lanke and Waldsee lakes. Additionally, it has large affluent residential neighborhoods, some with cobblestone streets and buildings that are over 100 years old, it is one of the most expensive areas in Berlin for housing. The village of Zehlendorf was first mentioned as Cedelendorp in a 1245 contract between the Margraves John I and Otto III of Brandenburg and the Lehnin Abbey. A German foundation, the name Cedelen may refer to a former Slavic settlement from the 7th century, or be a dialect word for "settlement", or "noble" (Cedelendorp = Cedelen + dorp, "noble village" In the affluent and well-educated environment of Zehlendorf, top World War II figures mingled with opponents of the Nazi regime.

Express S-Bahn trains, known as the "Banker Trains" whisked them at 120 km/h to the financial and government centers until the service was disrupted towards the end of World War II. Zehlendorf is subdivided into 6 zones: Düppel Schlachtensee-Ost Schönow/Zehlendorf-Süd Zehlendorf-West Zehlendorf-Ost Zehlendorf-Nord Visitors can stop at the Dahlem Church, where the vicar, Pastor Martin Niemöller, served from 1931 through 1937. Niemöller's sermons against the Nazis led to his imprisonment and the publication of them in English during the war helped shape discussion of the nature of National Socialism in Christian circles. Many walking trips are available around Zehlendorf. Popular destinations include the Grunewald trails north from the Onkel Toms Hütte U-Bahn station and neighborhood shopping center, the walk from Krumme Lanke U-Bahn station to the lake of the same name, the cross-Zehlendorf walk from the end of the U-Bahn at Krumme Lanke to the S-Bahn station in the center of old Zehlendorf.

Zehlendorf shopping center has undergone major changes with plenty of new construction centering on the S-Bahn station "Zehlendorf". When American forces occupied Berlin and were stationed in Berlin during the Cold War, Zehlendorf with the "Steuben Barracks", Dahlem and Lichterfelde were the areas where most of those forces were centered, including elements of the Berlin Brigade stationed at the McNair Barracks. There is direct access to central Berlin via S-Bahn; the S1 line makes 3 stops in Zehlendorf and runs right through Unter den Linden, where the Brandenburg Gate is located. The newer portion of the borough of Zehlendorf developed around extended U-Bahn service in the first third of the 20th Century, it may be reached via the U3 line at the terminus Krumme Lanke. The Bundesstraße 1 federal highway runs through the locality along the streets Berliner Straße, Potsdamer Straße and Potsdamer Chaussee. Zehlendorf has access to the A 115 Autobahn at the Hüttenweg junction. AlliiertenMuseum Krumme Lanke Schlachtensee Grunewald Krumme Lanke Hertha Zehlendorf "Berlin 1969" From the American era.

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Princess Anastasia of Montenegro

Princess Anastasia Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro was the daughter of King Nikola I Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro and his wife, Milena Vukotić. Through her second marriage, she became Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova of Russia, she and her sister "Militza", having married Russian royal brothers, were known colloquially as the "Montenegrin princesses" during the last days of Imperial Russia, may have contributed to its downfall by the introduction of Grigori Rasputin to the Empress Alexandra. Princess Anastasia was born in Cetinje, Montenegro on 4 January 1868, the third child and third daughter of her parents. At birth, her name was Princess Stana Petrovich Njegosh of Montenegro, she retained her childhood name of "Stana" to close relations. Anastasia was educated at the Smolny Institute with Princess Milica. On 28 August n.s. 1889, at the Imperial Russian Palace of Peterhof, Stana married Prince George Maximilianovich of Leuchtenberg The Duke had been married and widowed, with one son, Alexander Georgievich, from his prior marriage to Princess Therese of Oldenburg.

The couple had two children before divorcing in St. Petersburg on 15 November 1906. Sergei Georgievich, 8th Duke von Leuchtenberg. Elena Georgievena, Princess Romanovskaja, she married on 18 July 1917, in Count Stefan Tyszkiewicz. On 29 April 1907, at the age of 39, Anastasia was married to Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia; the marriage was childless. Both her husbands were descendants of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia: the first one was his grandson through a maternal line, the second one was his grandson through a direct male line. Both Anastasia and her second husband Nicholas were religious Eastern Orthodox Christians, with a tendency to and interest in Persian mysticism. Since the Montenegrins were a fiercely Slavic, anti-Turkish people from the Balkans, Anastasia reinforced the Pan Slav tendencies of Nicholas, her sister, Princess Milica was married to Grand Duke Peter Nicolaievich Romanov of Russia, brother of Grand Duke Nicholas Nicolaevich. The two Montenegrin princesses were thus sisters-in-law, as their husbands were brothers.

Anastasia and her sister were intrigued by the more mystical side of the Eastern Orthodox religion. According to popular Russian belief, the influence of Rasputin was instrumental in the downfall of the Romanov family. Anastasia's husband, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, was Commander in Chief of the Russian Army during the first year of World War I, carrying out campaigns on the Austro-German front and in the Caucasus, his Supreme Commandership was terminated by Tsar Nicholas on 21 August 1915. In March 1917, the last Tsar was overthrown and the ruling Romanov family removed from power by the Bolsheviks. Anastasia and her husband lived from 1917–1919 first in the Caucasus in the Crimea. From Yalta in the Crimea and her husband escaped Russia in 1919 aboard a British battleship, HMS Marlborough, they settled in Italy, living with her sister Elena, Queen of Italy and in France, spending winters on the Riviera. She died in Cap d'Antibes on 15 November 1935. Grand Duchess Anastasia and her husband died in exile and were buried in the church of St. Archangel Michael in Cannes, France.

Requests to transfer their remains came from Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia, who died in 2014 and Prince Dimitri Romanov, were made in 2014. Their remains were re-buried in Moscow, at the Bratsky military cemetery in May 2015

Top Gear Korea

Top Gear Korea is the South Korean adaptation of BBC's popular Top Gear show. Announced on 21 June 2011, the show follows a similar format with the British version and season 1 included 3 presenters: singer and professional driver Kim Jin-pyo, actor Yeon Jung-hoon, actor Kim Kap-soo, it premiered on cable channel XTM on 20 August 2011. The show uses a circuit in Ansan city, not used for racing but just for tests and social events, as the main test facility and the Power Lap Time, it was built for a Champ Car event, cancelled less than three weeks before it was to have been held. Korea International Circuit, the venue of the Korean Grand Prix and Taebaek Racing Park are used for some episodes; the first season aired from 20 August – 30 December 2011. Met with both positive and negative reviews, the show had a peak viewership rating of 1.28%, considered to be quite good for Korean cable. The second season aired from 8 April 2012 to 17 June 2012. Kim Kap-soo was replaced by actor Jo Min-ki; the third season aired from 7 October – 16 December 2012.

Jo Min-ki was replaced by actor Park Jun-gyu. In one of the episodes, presenter Kim Jin-pyo drove a Chevrolet Spark through a 360-degree vertical loop. A serious incident occurred during filming of the fourth season, in which a helicopter crashed into the Arizona desert; as part of a racing sequence between a Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 and a Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter, the car and the helicopter would race alongside each other to the finish line. During a practice run, as they reached the finish line, the aircraft wheeled around 180° before impacting the ground. Nobody was injured; the BBC posted the video online, both in its unaltered state and open-captioned in English, the show is part of their franchise and is co-produced by the company. Guests are featured each week in the Star Lap Time segment, akin to Star in a Reasonably Priced Car; the car driven in this segment is the Volkswagen Golf. Http://program.tving.com/xtm/topgearkorea