When we presented the programme to the education minister, Alexander Tikhonov
, in March 1998, he was enthusiastic, stating that his ministry would match every dollar that MacArthur and its partner in the project, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, contributed.
Alexander Tikhonov played some great tennis, but crashed out in the quarter-finals, and Owen Lodge had an impressive showing in the Under 9 mini boys' event and made the final, but despite putting up a valiant effort, the tough three-set match proved a bit too much.
In the Under 10 boys Roman Khela, Dan Lloyd, Alexander Tikhonov, Manny Hesmondhalgh and Dominic Vesely all won their first round matches.
We consider this agreement to be a strong endorsement of Alcatel-Lucent's innovation and forward-looking strategy in the area of mobile broadband solutions and efficient high-performance IP-based networks," commented Alexander Tikhonov
, Alcatel-Lucent's vice president for the CIS.
Lucy's sister Charlotte Margetson, having beaten three boys in the 10U Aegon Team Tennis event in Leeds - together with Jacob Chadwick, Alexander Tikhonov
and Adam Boyle - helped the team to the runner-up spot.
, Head of Alcatel-Lucent s business in CIS said: This project further strengthens Alcatel-Lucent s cooperation with VimpelCom, and will give the operator in Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan a significant advantage over the competition by providing them with a strong network foundation upon which they continue to innovate, introducing new services and increasing bandwidth in a cost-effective manner.