Day: August 3, 2007

Bending to the wind

In EDM, Vladimir Socor writes about how PACE chairman Rene van der Linden is bending to the Kremlin wind against Estonia. He also voices concern about PACE’s future:

Van der Linden’s statements have demonstrated strong bias, ahead of his visit next month to Estonia on Russian minority-related issues. Van der Linden completes his chairmanship at PACE next January. A Russian politician with close Kremlin ties, Mikhail Margelov, seems strongly positioned to take over PACE’s chairmanship through a backroom deal. A vote by PACE for Margelov would be a vote against PACE’s own credibility.

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Chechen dictionaries

A list of Chechen-Russian dictionaries (via this resource [pdf]):

Starchevsky, A.V. Kavkazskii perevodchik, zaklyuchasyushchii v sebe 30 yazykov. St Petersburg, 1893.
Slovar’ arabsko-kumyksko-avarsko-russko-chechenskii. Petrovsk, 1914 (Arabic script).
Matsiyev, A.G., Chechensko-russkii slovar’. Grozny, 1927.
Sheripov, Z.D. Kratkii russko-chechenskii slovar’. Grozny, 1928.
Matsiyev, A.G., Islamov, M.D. Terminologicheskii slovar’ chechenskogo yazyka. Grozny, 1930.
Orfograficheskii slovar’ chechenskogo yazyka. Dlya nachal’nykh i starshikh klassov 8-letnei shkoly. Grozny, 1960.
Matsiyev, A.G. Chechensko-ruskii slovar’, Moscow, 1961.
Matsiyev, A.G., Dzhamalkhanov, Z.D. Orfograficheskii slovar’. Grozny, 1961
Chokayev, K. Kratkii russko-chechensko-ingushskii slovar’-spravochnik obshchestvenno-politicheskikh terminov. Grozny, 1961.
Ozdoyev, I.A., Matsiyev, A.G., Dzhamalkhanov, Z.D. Chechensko-ingushsko-russkii slovar. Grozny, 1962.
Karasayev, A.T., Matsiyev, A.G. Russko-chechenskii slovar’. Moscow, 1978.
Aliroyev, I.Yu., Chechensko-russkii slovar’. Moscow, 2005.
Aliroyev, I. Yu. Russko-chechenskii slovar’. Moscow, 2005.