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(NATO), established under the North Atlantic Treaty (Apr. 4, 1949) by Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United States.
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Vachnadze, Nataliia (Nato) Georgievna


Born June 14, 1904, in Warsaw; died June 14, 1953. Soviet film actress. People’s Artist of the Georgian SSR. Member of the CPSU from 1943.

Vachnadze first appeared in motion pictures during the 1920’s. In silent films she acted primarily in screen adaptations of Georgian literary works—for example, Nino in Arsen the Bandit (1924), based on a Georgian folk narrative poem; Nunu in At the Pillory (1924), based on Kazbegi’s novel The Patricide; and Fati in The Horseman from the Wild West (1925), based on Ninashidze’s novel Who Is to Blame? Vachnadze created lyrical and inspired roles of Georgian women and was especially successful in portraying characters of a romantic nature. Her best roles in talking motion pictures included Tamara in The Last Masquerade, (1934), Neno in Arsen (1937), and Nani in The Golden Valley (1937). Vachnadze was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1941 and four orders.


Zhgenti, L. A. Nato Vachnadze. Tbilisi, 1967.


free-world mutual security pact against Soviet bloc. [World Hist.: Van Doren, 520]


, Nato
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an international organization composed of the US, Canada, Britain, and a number of European countries: established by the North Atlantic Treaty (1949) for purposes of collective security. In 1994 it launched the partnerships for peace initiative, in order to forge alliances with former Warsaw Pact countries; in 1997 a treaty of cooperation with Russia was signed and in 1999 Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic became full NATO members
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NATO members believe that a lot of threats including the danger of atomic energy of Russia, the danger of Islamic Fundamentalism, liberation movements in Arabic countries (which are considered a risk for the future of Israel), the Islamic Revolution of Iran, instability in Eastern Europe countries, ethnic conflicts in the Balkans, the risk of war in former republics of the Soviet and Chechnya war, the increase of chemical and microbial weapons in Third World countries, nuclear weapons proliferation, non-military threats such as environmental pollution, violations of human rights standards, immigration, and drug problem put the security and interests of their countries at risk.
According to the extent of threats (both subjectively and geographically), NATO decided to adopt "New security strategy".
Ideologically, both Russia and NATO have a binding commitment to democracy and the market economy, while Hitler was a sworn enemy of communism and hence his invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.
As the next two sections indicate, Russia-NATO ties have tended to oscillate between engagement and containment, owing to lack of a clear cut NATO policy with regard to Russia.
Senior diplomats from the three countries had met in Islamabad last month after months of deadlock over NATO strike on Pakistani border posts and killing of 24 soldiers.
Not only must we understand NATO to be better contributors to possible future alliance operations, but we must also leave behind several common misconceptions about NATO.
The strikes were conducted without any consultation at NATO and with NATO Secretary General Lord Hastings Ismay out of the decision-making process.
And so now, at the end of 2004, NATO has emerged more active than ever, countering the new challenges of a new age.
Most Americans aware of NATO believe that it was created as a defensive alliance against the Soviet threat.
It was Blair who took on the task of asking Javier Solana, then defense chief of NATO, to approve broader bombing targets, which Solana did.
Then in 1994, under President Bill Clinton, NATO established the Partnership for Peace, a procedure that allowed NACC countries to cooperate in joint training, humanitarian assistance, and military exercises with the NATO countries.