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The Sign Of Venus(1955) [VERIFIED]

Agnese (Loren) is the one with the sign of Venus, which is unfortunate for her cousin, the tender typist Cesira (Valeri, extraordinary), who takes it easy keeping on going out with her, even if that clearly makes Cesira's lovelife almost impossible.

The Sign of Venus(1955)

However, the presence of Soviet troops in Romania - and Hungary - buttressed the Communist parties there against any internal challenge to their rule. It was therefore in the Soviet Union's interest to find another mechanism for 'legalizing' a Soviet military presence in these two countries. The creation of the Warsaw Pact in May 1955 provided that mechanism. As a riposte to the establishment of the Western European Union in October 1954, the Soviet Union convened a meeting of its satellites in Warsaw on 11 May and four days later the Warsaw Treaty was signed. Under article 5 a unified command of the armed forces of the member states was created and the Soviet Marshal Koniev was appointed commander-in-chief. The Warsaw Treaty thus provided a legal framework for the continued presence of Soviet troops in Romania and Hungary.

The most significant impact of Soviet withdrawal upon the Romanian leadership was its psychological one. Romania was still tied firmly within the Soviet bloc. Soviet divisions in southern Ukraine and across the Prut in the Moldavian Republic could descend at once in an emergency. Nevertheless, whatever the Soviet motives for the withdrawal, Dej could regard it as a concession wrought from the Soviets and with the confidence thus gained could embark, albeitly cautiously, on policies which placed Romanian above Soviet interests.

These signals from Khrushchev, coupled with the realization that the Chinese were unable to help the Romanians economically, drove the Romanians into a public declaration of their autonomy which, apart from pre-empting any move by the Kremlin, would also stake a claim to Western political and economic support against Moscow. The Romanian policy was formally legitimized in the 'Statement on the Stand of the Romanian Workers' Party Concerning the Problems of the World Communist and Working Class Movement' which was published in Scînteia on 23 April 1964. Khrushchev's removal on 14 October 1964 as Soviet leader offered Dej a further chance to consolidate his break with Moscow. According to Ion Pacepa, Dej exploited the change in the Soviet leadership by summoning the Soviet ambassador on 21 October and requested him to withdraw the KGB counsellors from Romania.[12] The discussions between Dej and Leonid Brezhnev in connection with the withdrawal of KGB counsellors went on until the end of November and also involved Aleksandr Shelepin, who until December 1961 had been KGB chairman and had been moved to head the Committee of Party and State Control which oversaw the work of the KGB. Eventually the Soviet leadership relented and in December 1964 the counsellors were withdrawn, being allowed to take all the contents of the flats which they had requisitioned. Thus the Romanian security and intelligence services became the first such agencies of a Warsaw Pact country to have its Soviet counselors withdrawn, and, as regards the Foreign Intelligence Directorate, the DGIE, the only foreign intelligence agency in the Eastern bloc to enjoy this privilege down to the collapse of Communism in 1989. This did not mean, of course, that it ceased to collaborate with the KGB.

Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include John Tyler, 10th president of the United States, in 1790; baseball pitching legend Cy Young in 1867; Eugene McCarthy, the Minnesota Democrat whose 1968 presidential campaign focused on U.S. opposition to the Vietnam War, in 1916; actor/singer Pearl Bailey in 1918; Walmart founder Sam Walton in 1918; political commentator John McLaughlin in 1927; former British Prime Minister John Major in 1943 (age 74); actor Eric Idle in 1943 (age 74); Greek composer Vangelis in 1943 (age 74); basketball Hall of Fame member Walt Frazier in 1945 (age 72); Karen Ann Quinlan, the focus of arguments over the "right to die" when she fell into an irreversible coma, in 1954; football Hall of Fame member Earl Campbell in 1955 (age 62); actor Brendan Gleeson in 1955 (age 62); gymnast Kurt Thomas in 1956 (age 61); actor Christopher Lambert in 1957 (age 60); actor Amy Sedaris in 1961 (age 56); model Elle Macpherson in 1963 (age 54); actor Lucy Lawless in 1968 (age 49); former tennis star Jennifer Capriati in 1976 (age 41).Advertisement

Prof. Siegfried Bauer received his PhD in geophysics, meteorology and physics in 1953 from the Univ. of Graz in Austria. In 1955 he moved to the United States to work as a Research Scientist at the US Army Signal R & D Laboratories at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, where he was engaged in terrestrial ionospheric research; this is when he determined the extent of the terrestrial ionosphere through the application of radio signals reflected from the moon.

[Inscribed on verso: "What Price Glory"/ Scene II The Dugent/Designed by/Woodman Thompson/for Arthur Hopkins. From the Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum, 1970. Transferred from Art Properties, 23 September 2001]

The Cumberland Trio began at the University of Tennessee in 1962. The group signed with RIC records but disbanded in 1963. The group reunited in the early 2000s. This collection includes various materials and recordings relating to the group's music. 041b061a72


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