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The main characters of the novel - a young police lieutenant Viktor Slutsky, who is investigating the strange murder in Kiev of a retired general and presidential adviser, and a former military translator Nick Tsensky, who performs a special mission abroa
Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed, and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father's godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cordozar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrigue, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father the emperor doesn't guess. And throughout the wide human empire, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rear-guard action against Duarte's authorit
New, 19th edition of the bestseller among exercise books for learners of Russian from noted author Serafima Khavronina! Can be use with any beginners level of learning Russian.
Annotated Russian Reader for Intermediate (B1-B2) Level students that focuses on the verbs of motion. The reader provides ample support for the learner, including marginal glosses, historical-cultural, and grammatical commentaries, as well as a range of exercises on translation, word- formation, vocabulary building, and participles. The story follows the narrator dealing with an old woman who dies inexplicably in his apartment. The Old Woman, a brilliant, obscure and slyly political novella from the 1930s.
Brief content: Forward by President Vladimir V. Putin. The second volume in the series, familiarizes the reader with current and prospective rocket and artillery systems, describes the key priorities of major defense industry enterprises in their research and production activities, and provides information on their present technological status and export capabilities. Here for the first time, considerable details are divulged concerning various theater and tactical missile systems, multiple rocket launch systems, antitank rockets, army surface-to-air missiles (SAM), as well as their specifications and missions.