&to=http:// english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/379/12644_Runet.html ' target=_blank>Google's project to archive millions of books from top libraries, experts said, is the first major step toward the company's goal of indexing massive amounts of printed material, music and video.
In announcing yesterday that it would digitally archive old books from libraries at Harvard and Stanford universities, the University of Michigan, the University of Oxford and the New York Public Library, Google aims to make the entire text of the books searchable.
"This is colossal," said Paul LeClerc, president and chief executive of the New York &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/culture/2003/01/14/41989.html ' target=_blank>Public Library, informs Newsday.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge