The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, May 7, 2007.
By United Press International

Stolen art found in Spielberg collection

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- The FBI in Los Angeles recovered a Norman Rockwell painting -- stolen more than 30 years ago -- from the collection of movie director Stephen Spielberg.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007.
By United Press International

Capitalism threatens Soviet landmark

MOSCOW, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A model village dating from the early years of the Soviet Union is threatened by Moscow's hot real estate market.

Rumsfeld warns of generational conflict

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has warned against underestimating the terrorism threat, saying extremists want to rule the world.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2006 with 344 to follow.
By United Press International

Thousands protest end to Soviet holiday

MOSCOW, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- At least 11,000 demonstrators marched through downtown Moscow to protest the removal of a national holiday dear to the hearts of communists. For the first time in decades, Monday's anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution which led to the founding of th

Lenin rises again in Russian city

KALININGRAD, Russia, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Vladimir Lenin is set to make a comeback in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, with a new square named after the Soviet Union's first premier. Kaliningrad, the capital of Kaliningrad region that is surrounded by Lithuania and Poland, will also erect a re

Putin's pooch moves this tale

MOSCOW, July 19 (UPI) -- A Russian children's book about a Labrador retriever reveals only on the last page that the dog's master is none other than President Vladimir Putin. "Connie's Stories," written in English for young learners by Irina P. Borisova, tells about the life of C

Putin goes 'bust'

MOSCOW, June 2 (UPI) -- Though Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most popular politician, busts of his likeness have fallen on hard times.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2005 with 344 to follow.
By United Press International

St. Petersburg Lenin monuments defaced

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Russian officials in St. Petersburg used fire trucks Monday to clean four statues of Vladimir Lenin splashed with white paint by vandals during the weekend.

Study: Vladimir Lenin died of syphilis

MOSCOW, June 22 (UPI) -- Eighty years after his death, three Israeli doctors have refueled the debate Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin died of syphilis, the New York Times said.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

The way to a woman's heart is with a mop and bucket or maybe a broom, according to a study by vacuum-maker Eureka.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2004 with 345 to follow.
By United Press International

The Bear's Lair: The new Cold War

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Cold War, against people trying to create an infinitely powerful, infinitely unresponsive world government, was supposed to have ended in 1991. Except that those people never really went away.
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

'Commanding Heights' PBS series a triumph

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Can a discipline that's been called the "dismal science" be the subject of a six-hour TV documentary that will glue you to your set and keep you coming back episode after episode? Surprisingly, yes.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2003 with 344 to follow.
By United Press International
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