Thursday, May 17, 2007

  • VANNOVSKY Peter Semenovich (1822-1904), the Russian statesman, the general from infanterii (1883), the honorary member Petersburg AN (1888). In 1881-97 military minister, in 1901-02 minister for national enlightenment, pursued a policy of hardenings of discipline in high schools.
  • VAN - SLAJK (Van Slyke) Donald Dekster (1883-1971), the American biochemist and the chemist - analyst. The main transactionses on building methods of the analysis. In 1910 has offered a method of a qualitative analysis of amino group in the aliphatic amines, called as his name. Has created the device for a quantitative analysis of the gases keeping in blood, etc. liquids. The editor of " the Log-book of a biological chemistry " (1914-25).
  • VANSJASKY AGREEMENT 1844, between China and the USA. It is signed in d. Vansja, ok. Aomin. On Vansjaskomu to the agreement the USA have received the same privileges which the Great Britain under Nanking agreement 1842 and the supplementary agreement 1843 has achieved in China.
  • STAY ROPE (Vantaa), city in Finland, on r. Vantan-Joki. 147 thousand inhabitants (1987). The city - guide of Helsinki.
  • VANTOVYJ the BRIDGE, a flying bridge in which the main load-carrying structure - the farm - plumps from wire cables (vantov).
  • VANTOZ (from an armour. ventosus - windy), 6-th month (on February, 19/20 - on March, 20/21) the French republican calendar (1793-1805).
  • AIR COCK (frants. ventjuse, from an armour. ventjsus - windy), the valve through which it is automatically deaerated, collecting in peak levels water, heating, etc. lines
  • STAY ROPES (from niderl. want), 1) the tackles of ship standing ropes toming to sides of a spar tree and mastheads. 2) Nonrigid elements (spreading device), it is routine wire cables, for fastening suspension constructions, radio masts and so forth.
  • VANUA-LEVU (Vanua Levu), a volcanic island in Quiet ok., in group of Fiji islands. 5,5 thousand êì2. The population over 40 thousand person. An altitude up to 1031 m. Lost volcanoes. Main - Lambasa.
  • VANUATU, Republic Vanuatu (Republic of Vanuatu), the state on islands It is new. Hebrides (Espiritu Santo, Ambrim, Efate, etc.; in total ok. 80), in a southwest part Quiet ok. 12,2 thousand êì2. The population of 160 thousand person (1993), basically melanezijtsy. A urban population 18,4 (1989). Official languages - bislama, English and French. The majority of believers - presviteriane. Administrative territorial division: 11 districts. The capital - Twisted. Enters into Commonwealth. The chief of state - the president. The body of legislation - unicameral National assembly. Islands of a volcanic origin, goristy (an altitude up to 1810 ì); ok. 60 burning mountains (including 10 operational). A climate the tropical wet. Monthly mean temperatures 20-27 °S. A rainfall up to 1000 mm annually. The wet tropical forests. Islands are open by spanish seafarer P.Kirosom in 1606; in 70th of 18 century are investigated Dzh. Cook who has given them the title It is new. Hebrides. About 1906 joint colonial possession (condominium) of the Great Britain and France. In 1980 independence of Vanuatu is professed. The basis of economy - an agriculture. A main crop - a coconut palm; cultivate coffee, cocoa, a cotton. Cultivation of a large horned stock. Fishery. A logging area. Production of a manganese ore (on about. Efate). Railways no, length of motorways of 11 thousand in km (1984). Export: a copra, a fish, cocoa, wood. The main foreign trade partners: Japan, Australia, It is new. Caledonia. Monetary unit - cotton wool.
  • VANF, in etrusskoj mythologies the godhood of mors.
  • VANZETTI (Vanzetti) Bartolomeo (1888-1927), the American worker - revolutionary. The Italian by origin. On false charge in assassination it is executed. See. Sacco - Vanzetti process.
  • VANTSZY TSJAO, in the Chinese mythology the tsarevitch who has reached immortality; it was glorified by art of turning into of beasts and birds.
  • VANTSJAVICHJUS Genrikas (r. 1924), the Lithuanian producer, the national actor of the USSR (1978). With 1953 at the Kaunas theatre. In 1966-89 at the Lithuanian theatre dramas (Vilnius).
  • VANCH, the river on Pamir, dextral in-leak Pjandzha. 103 kms, the area of basin 2070 êì2. Average discharge of water ok. 50 from a river plant.
  • VANCHSKY the BACKBONE, on Pamir. Length ok. 80 kms. An altitude more than 5000 m. Icehouses (a gross area 221,1 êì2).
  • VANCHURA Vladislav (1891-1942), the Czech writer. Antibourgeois and anti-war novels " Pekar JAn Margoul " (1924), " Fields of a ploughing and war " (1925), " Three rivers " (1936), the anti-fascist art chronicle " Patterns from a history of Czech people " (1939-40), dramas, scripts and direction of films. Rasstreljan german occupiers.
  • VANSHENKIN Konstantin Jakovlevich (r. 1925), the Russian poet. Verses and prose on war, the world of a nature, a debt of the person to epoch. Poetic collections " Turning movements of light " (1965), " Trip to the friend " (1971), "Road sign" (1977), "Branch" (1981), "Sign" (1987). A poem "Human life" (1980; the State premium of the USSR, 1985). The book of memories, literary sketches " Faces and voices " (1978).
  • VANY, in the Scandinavian mythology light solar godhoods, gods of fertility, love and oof who are opposed in " the Higher Edda " to aces. In " Oracle Velvy " and " the Junior Edda " there is a story about nonpredatory finished extirpation of aces and vanov.
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