Posts Tagged ‘Southeast Asia’

Philippines

Philippines Philippines

The Philippines is an island nation in Southeast Asia.

There are over 7,600 islands in the Philippines, of which about 2,000 are uninhabited islands.
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Maldives

Maldives Maldives Islands

Exotic islands

Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small archipelagic state in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean.

It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 700 kilometres (430 mi) from the Asian continent’s mainland. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south (across the Equator). Read the rest of this entry »

From Asia and Africa to Kalmykia: How foreigners live in Kalmykia

Foreign students Coming to Kalmykia to receive a higher education is an unusual decision. What made hundreds of foreign students choose Elista? “Most people here are kind, spiritually they are very rich,” Luke Kahe shared his observations about the locals. Foreigners told a correspondent of RIA “Kalmykia” why they came to obtain knowledge in Elista.
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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a state in South Asia, on the island of the same name off the southeast coast of Hindustan. From the time of Portuguese invasion and until 1972 in European languages ​​the country was called Ceylon (from the Portuguese Ceilao). Sri Lanka means “glorious, blessed land” in Sanskrit. Read the rest of this entry »

Thailand

Thailand Thailand, historically known as Siam, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia spanning 513,120 square kilometres (198,120 sq mi), with a population of almost 70 million.

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The President of the World Chess Federation and ex-president of Republic of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has bought a 52.5% stake in Bulgaria’s largest fuel company Petrol Holding

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov The President of the World Chess Federation and ex-president of Russia’s Republic of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has bought a 52.5% stake in Bulgaria’s largest fuel company Petrol Holding.

Swiss-based Credit Mediterranee owned by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov bought the 47.5% stake owned by Denis Ershov and the 5% stake owned by Alexander Melnik, Vedomosti Daily reports. Ilyumzhinov plans to buy 100% of Petrol and is currently engaged in negotiations with another shareholder Mitko Sabev, who holds a 47.5% stake.

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