The Shan State of Myanmar (also known as Burma) was once made up of a large number of traditional monarchies or fiefdoms. Three ranks of chiefs where recognized by the Burmese king and later by the British administration. These ranks were Saopha or Chaofa (Shan for king or chieftain) or Sawbwa in Burmese, Myosa ("duke" or chief of town), and Ngwegunhmu (silver revenue chief).
Machine and Tractor Station (MTS) (Машинно-тракторная станция, Mashinno-traktornaya stantsiya) was a state enterprise for ownership and maintenance of agricultural machinery that were used in kolkhozes. The first ever MTS was organized in the Odeska region (Shevchenkivska MTS). MTS were introduced in 1928 as a shared resource of scarce agricultural machinery and technical personnel.
A fungus is a member of a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds, as well as the more familiar mushrooms. The Fungi are classified as a kingdom that is separate from plants, animals and bacteria. One major difference is that fungal cells have cell walls that contain chitin, unlike the cell walls of plants, which contain cellulose.