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Seven days in photographs, February 13-19, 2010

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RIAN.Ru presents a photo review of the main events of February 13-19, 2010 in its Weekend project

RIAN.Ru presents a photo review of the main events of February 13-19, 2010 in its Weekend project

© AFP Vancouver / Go to the photo bankThe first major sports event of the year was preceded by the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili at the age of 21. He died after an accident during a training run a few hours before the opening ceremony.
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The first major sports event of the year was preceded by the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili at the age of 21. He died after an accident during a training run a few hours before the opening ceremony.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Baranov / Go to the photo bankThe early performances of Russian figure skaters and biathletes, on whom much hope was pinned, did not live up to expectations. Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov, who won gold at the recent European championships, took fourth place at the Vancouver Games.
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The early performances of Russian figure skaters and biathletes, on whom much hope was pinned, did not live up to expectations. Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov, who won gold at the recent European championships, took fourth place at the Vancouver Games.
© AFP Vancouver / Go to the photo bankRussia's Ivan Skobrev won the bronze medal in men's 5,000 m Speed Skating, bringing the Russian team its first medal on the second day of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
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Russia's Ivan Skobrev won the bronze medal in men's 5,000 m Speed Skating, bringing the Russian team its first medal on the second day of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
© RIA Novosti . Ilia Pytalev / Go to the photo bankOnly on the sixth Olympic day Russian skiers Nikita Kriukov and Alexander Panzhinskiy grabbed the country’s first gold and silver medals.
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Only on the sixth Olympic day Russian skiers Nikita Kriukov and Alexander Panzhinskiy grabbed the country’s first gold and silver medals.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Baranov / Go to the photo bankEvgeni Plushenko’s performance in the short program gave Russia hope for its first figure skating gold, but the Russian figure skater only managed silver, losing out to American Evan Lysacek on the seventh day of the Olympics.
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Evgeni Plushenko’s performance in the short program gave Russia hope for its first figure skating gold, but the Russian figure skater only managed silver, losing out to American Evan Lysacek on the seventh day of the Olympics.
© POOL / Go to the photo bankThis week, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev made a number of decisions concerning the Interior Ministry’s central apparatus: he dismissed 17 police generals, including two deputy ministers.
Seven days in photographs, February 13-19, 2010 - Sputnik International
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This week, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev made a number of decisions concerning the Interior Ministry’s central apparatus: he dismissed 17 police generals, including two deputy ministers.
© RIA Novosti . Alexander ProkopenkoUkraine is witnessing what it hopes will be the final battle for the presidency. Incumbent Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko decided to prove in person that the runoff results had been rigged at a meeting of the Supreme Administrative Court.
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Ukraine is witnessing what it hopes will be the final battle for the presidency. Incumbent Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko decided to prove in person that the runoff results had been rigged at a meeting of the Supreme Administrative Court.
© RIA Novosti . Nadim ZuauiScientists from Egypt, Italy and Germany discovered that pharaoh Tutankhamun was clubfooted, carried a walking stick and died of malaria.
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Scientists from Egypt, Italy and Germany discovered that pharaoh Tutankhamun was clubfooted, carried a walking stick and died of malaria.
© RIA Novosti . Ilia KramnikAnd Russia’s S-400 Triumf (SA-21 Growler) air defense system entered service with the country’s Air Force
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And Russia’s S-400 Triumf (SA-21 Growler) air defense system entered service with the country’s Air Force
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