31/12/1999 Omsk City Council Deputy Chairman, Nikolai Kutorgin, announced that, to help rehabilitate Chernobyl, he has formed a nuclear cleansing foundation. He has abbreviated its long Russian name, Yadernoye-Ochistitelnoye Uchrezhdenie, to YadrOchU.
27/12/1999 The Omsk Mafia have threatened a one day strike unless businesses pay them more.
25/12/1999 Yesterday a delegation from Omsk City Council flew to Mexico to negotiate the sale of bottled drinking water from the Irtish.
24/12/1999 Demolition began today of the Children's Hospital on Ordzhonikidze St. It will be replaced by a Macdonald's restaurant. The City Council cited this as evidence of their success in attracting foreign investment to Omsk.
23/12/1999 Singapore Transport Minister, Hong Lee, met with the Omsk City Council to discuss the bill for 10,000 rickshaws, which is so far unpaid. He rejected an offer of payment in camel dung.
22/12/1999 Yesterday, at a briefing the Omsk Cheka Chief Viktor Mironov depicted the group of international Duma election observers as spies and regretted that the law does not permit their immediate arrest and exile from the area: "after all they did not observe elections, but were really interested in the prospects of the region's development!!!"
21/12/1999 50 camels arrived today from Uzbekistan to help solve the public transport crisis.
20/12/1999 Microsoft Chairman, Bill Gates, arrived in Omsk today to file a $500,000 lawsuit against the Omsk Regional Pensioners Party for using an illegal copy of Windows 3.0.
17/12/1999 Governor Leonid Polezhaev attended the ceremonial opening of the Federal Administration's employees' coffee shop. Its name will be abbreviated to FAKof.
16/12/1999 Governor Leonid Polezhaev met today with representatives of the Transport Workers' and Teachers' Unions to ask for their help in obtaining his salary for November which is already two days late.
15/12/1999 Due to a collision between two rickshaws, traffic on Mendeleeva Street was halted for three hours..
14/12/1999 Yesterday, Governor Leonid Polezhaev appeared at the Omsk City Council meeting dressed as Santa Claus and presented Mayor Valeri Roshchupkin and all the Council members with a liter of vodka each.
10/12/1999 A thief broke into the Lenin Library and stole both books.
6/12/1999 At Hospital Number 12 on Gertsena St. a team of doctors made medical history by performing an appendix transplant.
3/12/1999 At the inaugural meeting of the young persons' activist movement, "Torch Of Youth", it was resolved that they would be known by their Russian acronym FakYu.
1/12/1999 The Omsk Journalists Association has given the coveted "Truth and Ethics In Journalism" award to famous American reporter, Brian Pritchard.
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