Иностранный язык: Контрольные работы по английскому языку для студентов 3-4 курса специальности 030401 - "История". Мартемьянова Н.В - 35 стр.


A lawyer of the jailed Russian tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, is planning
to take the case to the United Nations. This case has all the elements of human
rights violations, including the violation of the European Convention of human
rights, to which Russia is the signatory, he said. The lawyer said that such an
appeal would be filed within weeks and the media would be informed about all
future developments.
The crackdown on Yukos and its boss has stirred fears of a wider
confrontation between the Kremlin and big businesses in Russia. In October,
Russian prosecutors froze more than 40% of Yukos shares, unnerving foreign
investors and triggering a slump on the Russian stock market. The White House
has saig the affair raised some serious concerns about the state of rule of law and
the business and investment climate in Russia.
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Pompey was one of the greatest Roman soldiers, a talented state man and a
diplomat. In the 60s of the 1
century B.C., he played a leading role in the
political life of Rome. While the Romans were suffering under the rule of Sulta,
he was away in Africa, defeating the enemies of Rome. Six years later Pompey
suppressed an uprising of gladiators.
Gladiators were people who were given arms and made to fight against each other
in the arena for the amusement of the spectators. In later years they were forced to
fight for their lives against wild animals. Many of the gladiators were Gauls and
barbarians. There were schools in Rome where they were trained.
One day a number of men ran from one of the schools and encamped on Mount
Vesuvius. Here they were joined by other gladiators and slaves and became a great
force. They easily defeated the Toman army which was sent by the Senate to fight
against them. It was Pompey who finally put down the revolt: by his order tens of
thousands of slaves were captured and put to death.