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April 13, 1994
Viktor G. Afanasyev, 70, editor of the Soviet newspaper Pravda from 1976 to 1989. A prominent journalist under Soviet Union leaders from Leonid Brezhnev to Mikhail Gorbachev, Afanasyev was considered chief spokesman, through the influential newspaper, of the Communist Party. Also a deputy in the Soviet parliament, Afanasyev was known as an intellectual, a scholar and a philosopher.
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March 27, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
EDMONTON, Canada - Traded Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth left Anaheim on March 4 in 82-degree weather, arriving at his new team's home with the thermometer at minus-13. That's minus-25 Celsius up here. "Here we go … ," Fasth said to himself, capping events that reveal how fast yesterday's rising star can transform into an expendable commodity. Fasth, 31, went from being goalie 1-A for the playoff-thinking Ducks (47-18-7) to sharing time in net with ex-King Ben Scrivens for the last-place Edmonton Oilers (25-39-9)
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July 4, 1999
Viktor Chebrikov, 76, the head of the Soviet-era KGB during one of the most infamous incidents in the Cold War, the shooting down of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 in 1983. The KGB ordered the plane downed in Russia's Far East, leading to the deaths of 269 people, after concluding that it was on a spying mission orchestrated by U.S. intelligence agencies.
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March 4, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Depth has been a major reason the Ducks have the most points in the NHL, but as the playoffs near the emphasis has shifted to a tighter, tougher, more talented roster. Ducks General Manager Bob Murray thinned the forward ranks Tuesday by trading Dustin Penner to the Washington Capitals for a fourth-round pick, and sent that pick to Dallas for defenseman Stephane Robidas. Murray also resolved the goalie backlog by dealing Viktor Fasth to the Edmonton Oilers for a fifth-round draft pick this year and a third-round pick in 2015.
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November 5, 2010
Viktor Chernomyrdin Prime minister of Russia in 1990s Viktor Chernomyrdin, 72, who served as Russia's prime minister in the turbulent 1990s as the country was throwing off communism and developing as a market economy, died Wednesday in Moscow. The cause was not given. Born in a Siberian village in 1938, Chernomyrdin rose through the ranks of the Communist Party to head the Soviet oil and gas ministry from 1985 to 1989. He then engineered the transformation of the ministry into a state gas company, Gazprom, which is now the bedrock of Russia's economy.
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October 30, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Viktor P. Makeyev, a member of the Communist Party's Central Committee and a leading designer of strategic missiles, is dead at 61. The Communist Party newspaper Pravda reported this week that he died Friday, but the paper did not report the cause of death. In an obituary signed by Soviet leader Mikhail S.
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May 29, 1992 | From Associated Press
Viktor V. Grishin, who headed the Communist Party in Moscow for nearly two decades and was among Mikhail S. Gorbachev's main rivals, has died of a heart attack, Moskovskaya Pravda reported Tuesday. He was 77. Grishin died Monday at a welfare office in Moscow, where he had come to register for an increase in his state pension, the Moscow newspaper said.
SPORTS
February 20, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ducks locked up unbeaten goaltender Viktor Fasth for two years Wednesday, signing him to a $5.8-million extension through the 2014-15 season. Fasth, 30, is 8-0 in starts with a 1.78 goals-against average in nine games, helping the Ducks (12-2-1) to lead the Pacific Division and rank behind only Chicago in the Western Conference. "Viktor has proven himself not only this year in the NHL, but the previous two seasons as the top goaltender in Sweden," Ducks General Manager Bob Murray said in a statement.
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March 3, 2013 | By Booth Moore
PARIS - Viktor and Rolf brought their avant-garde vision down to size for their Fall 2013 collection, which they showed Saturday afternoon during Paris Fashion Week. The look: Ladylike with a bit of an edge. A study in black and white, with nods to mod and punk in a refined way. A focus on large, decorative bows, which were incorporated into the bodices or sleeves of crisp white shirts, single-sleeve cocktail dresses and one good-looking black leather jacket. Sixties-inspired, drop-waist jumper dress.
WORLD
November 15, 2010 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Thailand agreed Tuesday to extradite suspected Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout to the United States, where he faces terrorism charges. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva told reporters that the Cabinet sided with an earlier Appeals Court decision that Bout, alleged to be one of the world's major arms dealers, could be extradited. Abhisit said Bout would be sent as soon as the U.S. was ready to receive him, even suggesting that the suspect might already be on his way. Bout, a 43-year-old former Soviet air force officer who is reputed to have been one of the world's most prolific arms dealers, was arrested in March 2008 in Bangkok as part of a sting operation led by U.S. agents.
WORLD
February 25, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams
KIEV, Ukraine - Hoping to reach a consensus that would heal some of Ukraine's wounds, the country's acting president on Tuesday delayed the seating of an interim government for at least two days, even as opposition colleagues appealed to the Hague criminal tribunal to try fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovich on charges of crimes against humanity. Reports of mounting discord among ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine and gunshot wounds suffered by a top aide to Yanukovich further heightened a sense that Ukraine's stability is threatened as politicians jockey for position before the May 25 presidential election.
WORLD
February 24, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's acting government issued an arrest warrant for President Viktor Yanukovich on Monday and warned the international community that the country needs $35 billion in aid to avert default. Yanukovich slipped out of Kiev on Friday after signing a European Union-brokered agreement that ended bloody confrontation between police and opposition demonstrators by calling for an interim, multiparty government and early elections to replace the effectively deposed head of state.
WORLD
February 23, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MEZHGORYE, Ukraine - The center of Kiev was relatively calm Sunday after the months of protests that reached their violent apex last week, leaving scores dead in the streets, driving Ukraine's president out of the capital and placing the opposition in tenuous control of this troubled nation. But on the highways leading north of the city, it was a different matter. The roadways were clogged with cars, drivers madly honking, edging their way forward and then parking anywhere they could, leaving people to continue on foot.
WORLD
February 22, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine - The most ardent foe of Ukraine's embattled president was freed from prison Saturday and rushed to the capital, where she was greeted by tens of thousands of supporters chanting her name, some so overcome by emotion that they fainted. Events in Kiev and around the country had the feel of a revolution nearing its culmination. Having retreated to his eastern stronghold, President Viktor Yanukovich fulminated in an Internet clip against "Nazis" and "bandits. " He insisted he still was the country's leader and that he would not resign.
WORLD
February 21, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine - After a violent week that turned parts of his capital into a war zone, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich agreed Friday to a new election and a coalition government in a deal that appeared likely to seal his political fate and bring his imprisoned rival back onto the stage. It was far from clear, however, that Ukraine could avoid more of the bloodshed that has killed at least 100 people in the country, the worst violence in its post-Soviet history. Crowds enraged by the deaths of protesters in volleys of sniper fire the previous day greeted opposition leaders who signed the agreement with the president with angry shouts and whistles.
WORLD
February 20, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine - He bent over the limp body and raised a corner of the bloody white sheet that covered it. Volodymyr Holodnyuk let out a dull moan and let the fabric drop. He then picked up a blue helmet that lay at the feet of the body, its insides gummy with blood, and ran his trembling fingers along the surface until he found what he was looking for: a hole left by a 7.62-millimeter bullet, the sort used by a Dragunov sniper rifle. The helmet, and the body, belonged to Holodnyuk's son, Ustym, a 19-year-old engineering student who was among at least 67 protesters killed in central Kiev early Thursday, at least 20 of them brought down by snipers.
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September 4, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Viktor E. Frankl, author of the landmark "Man's Search for Meaning" and one of the last great psychotherapists of this century, has died of heart failure. He was 92. Frankl died Tuesday and his funeral already has been held, the Austria Press Agency reported Wednesday, citing information from the Viktor Frankl Institute here. Frankl survived the Holocaust, even though he was in four Nazi death camps, including Auschwitz from 1942 to 1945.
WORLD
December 17, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's beleaguered President Viktor Yanukovich reached agreement with Russia on Tuesday for a $15-billion loan and a more than 30% cut in the price of Russian natural gas, deals that aren't likely to win him peace from his European-leaning opposition. Thousands of protesters who had gathered in Kiev's Independence Square responded to the news by demanding Yanukovich's resignation and chanting: "Down with the gang!" Yanukovich and Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the accord between the neighboring nations after a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow.
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