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Russian schoolchildren to write letters to veterans and cadets

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The nominations for the year 2015 within The Best Writing Lesson contest have been announced. The next year contest is dedicated to the anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War, so the main nominations are "A letter to a veteran", "A letter to the first cadets" and "There is a profession - to defend the Motherland".
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Yakuts have piece of land and their "ambassador" in Iceland

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On October 31, during an official visit to the Republic of Iceland Egor Borisov visited the picturesque countryside Whale Fjord (about 50 kilometers southwest of Reykjavik), where in informal surroundings he met with families of Alexandra Argunova - Kyueregey and Maria Shishigina permanently residing in this Nordic country.
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Ayan Spruce Is Green Symbol of Yakutia

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On the website "Alley of Russia" voting for plants - symbols of the regions -  was completed recently. According to preliminary results, Ayan spruce became the green symbol of Yakutia, which is only six votes ahead of another leader – Siberian dwarf pine.
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Iceland conference draws on hopes, concerns for changing Arctic

Craig Medred

October 30, 2014
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Reykjavik, Iceland, shown here in a 2013 file photo, plays host to the second Arctic Circle Assembly this month.Loren Holmes / AND

REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- As winter closes its icy grip on the Arctic for another year, world leaders from around the globe are converging on this island nation in the North Atlantic to discuss what never was but might someday be in what appears to be a warming world.
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Akureyri – The Heart of the North

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The Regional coordinators meeting of the Northern Forum will be held in Akureyri, Iceland, November 3rd–6th 2014. The municipality of Akureyri welcomes the delegation from The Sakha Republic (Yakutia) as well as all other participants from the regions and towns of the Northern Forum and other guests.
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Second Life of Mammoth

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10,000 years ago, an elderly mammoth was walking on the ice, when suddenly ice beneath it cracked and a gigantic body fell into water. Today, the lost animal has a chance to rise again.
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