Saturday, May 19, 2007

  • VITBERG Alexander Lavrentjevich (1787-1855), the Russian architect. The design of monument - band in honour of victory in Domestic war 1812 in Moscow (it is incorporated in 1817, is not carried out) in forms of an empire style; a pseudo-Gothic Aleksandro-Neva cathedral in Vyatka (1839-64, it was not saved).
  • VITBOJ (Witbooi) Hendrik (ok. 1840-1905), the chief (with 1888) anticolonial extirpation gottentotov (nama) in terrain Jugo-Zap. Africa (Namibia). In 1904 has again headed them in Nama and gerero revolt 1904-07. It is killed in fight.
  • VITVER Ivan Aleksandrovich (1891-1966), Russian ekonomikogeograf, the doctor of geographycal sciences. The professor (with 1935) the Moscow State University and the Moscow institute of international attitudes. The main transactionses under the theory of economic geography and historical geography, on countries Zap. Europe and Latin America. The writer of the tutorial on economic geography of foreign countries for high school (16 issuing with 1935). The state premium of the USSR (1951).
  • VITVORT (Uituort) (Whitworth) Joseph (1803-87), the English engineer and the industrialist. Has offered (1841) profile of a screw thread (thread Vitvorta). Has created the measuring machine of major accuracy (1851), has developed system of standardization of a thread and templets.
  • VITGENSTEIN (Wittgenstein) Ludwig (1889-1951), the Austrian philosopher and logik, the representative of analytical philosophy. With 1929 in the Great Britain. Has put forward the program of construction of synthetic "theoretical" tongue, which pre-image - tongue of a mathematical logic. Philosophy perceived as " criticism of tongue ". Has developed the doctrine of logic atomism representing a projection of structure of knowledge on structure of the world.
  • VITGENSTEIN Peter Hristianovich (1769-1843), svetlejshy prince (1834), Russian general - field marshal (1826). In Domestic war 1812 corps commander on the Petersburg direction. In April - May 1813 commanded russko-Prussian army in Germany. In the beginning of russko-turkish war 1828-29 commander-in-chief.
  • VITEBSK RANGE, on north-east of Belarus. 40,1 thousand êì2. The population of 1434,2 thousand person (1991). Adm. ts. - Vitebsk.
  • The VITEBSK PRINCIPALITY, old russian, on Zap. To Dvina, destiny of the Polotsk principality with nach. 12 century. With 1320 in the Great principality Lithuanian, initial destiny, later voevodstvo.
  • VITELLY (Vitellius) (15-69), Roman emperor in 69, is professed by legions. Has perished in extirpation with other claimant for a throne - Vespasianom.
  • VITEN (Vitenis) (Vytenis) (? - ok. 1315), the Lithuanian grand duke (with 1293), brother Gedimina. Has committed some large marchings in grounds Livonskogo of order, in 1307 has released of german knights Polotsk.
  • WITHERITE, mineral of a class of carbonates, ÂàÑÎ3. White, grey, yellow ball-shaped units, less often crystals. Hardness 3,5; firmness ok. 4,3 g / sm3. Hydrothermal deposits. Ore of a barium and his salts.
  • VITI-LEVU (Viti Levu), an island in Quiet ok., the largest in group of Fiji islands. 10,5 thousand êì2. An altitude up to 1322 m. Main city and a port - Suva.
  • VITILIGO (from an armour. vitiligo - a herpes) (vetiligo), education white (depigmentirovannyh) spots on not changed leather. Can be a symptom of nervous - endocrine distresses. In many events the cause is vague.
  • VITIM, the river in Vost. Siberia, dextral in-leak of Lena. It will be derivated by interflow Vitimkana and the Peavine. 1837 kms, the area of basin of 225 thousand êì2. Weeps on Vitimskomu to a tableland, the Stop mountains and surburb Patomskogo of a mountains. Will derivate thresholds. Average discharge of water 1520 m3 / with. Regular navigation on 300 kms from a mouth. On r. Vitim - Bodaibo. In basin r. Vitim - gold fields, micas.
  • VITIMSKY RESERVATION, in the Russian Federation, Irkutsk obl, on the average flow r. Vitim. It is based in 1982. The area 585000 ga. Larch-forests, thrickets of a dwarf siberian pine. A sable (valuable vitimsky a subspecies), a brown bear, a musk deer, etc. On span waterfowls.
  • VITIMSKOE the TABLELAND, in Transbaikalia, in verhovjah r. Vitim, primarily, in Buryatiya and the Chita region. Broad uvaly (an altitude up to 1753 ì) alternate with intermountain kickdowns. In interfluves - a larch taiga, in kickdowns - dumetums, meadows and bogs.
  • VITICHEV, old russian city of 10-13 centuries, on the right to coast of Dnepr (nowadays seconds Vitachev of the Kiev region). A collecting point of the merchant ships following to Byzantium. In 1100 in Viticheve the princely cross-over was comprised. Archeological excavations.
  • VITIJA, the speaker, the person, skilful in eloquence (obsolete or ironical). Florid - florid, intricate (about a syllable, style of speech, handwriting, etc.).
  • VITKEVICH (Witkiewicz) Stanislav Ignatsy (1885-1939), the Polish writer, the artist. The grotesque plays forestalling of european nonsense a drama (including "Cobbler", 1948). In novels " Farewell to autumn " (1927), "Insatiability" (1930) in the abstracted - Utopian form the historical drama of mankind and disintegration of the modern civilization are figured. Transactionses about painting and theatre. Among drawings portraits and fancy ekspressionisticheskie compositions (" the Black marshaller from towers Puribonga and his nonexistent monsters ", 1928) prevail.
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