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Many attributed the painting Pukirev "Unequal marriage" magical properties. Supposedly all looked at her older suitors refused from wedding. But no magic was not. Just the plot touched to the core and forced to wonder whether the old man dooms his young bride to misery? writing paintings "the Unequal marriage" Vasily Vladimirovich Pukirev received the title of Professor. But few people knew what a tragic story was behind the creation of this painting. the Mysterious figure of the best man of Course, the centerpiece of the painting "the Unequal marriage" take the bride and groom. Opinion immediately limited by dissatisfied and dismissive view of the old man, staring at the crying girl. She, in turn, full of resignation and despair. But not less interesting...

During the great Patriotic war the German air force came to the Kremlin three times. The shells did not cause serious damage. To preserve the historic buildings was due to the disguise. For four years the center of the capital disappeared. Complete invisibility to the eyes of the Luftwaffe — a difficult task. The aircraft was piloted by the best pilots, who could see well in the dark. Every pilot wanted to bomb the Kremlin and the Mausoleum. Simple blackouts, as in England, was not enough. the Disguise of Moscow In 1941, it became clear that soon the German planes will fly to Moscow. Neither the Soviet interceptors or air defense could not provide absolute protection. The original method of masking invited the city architect Boris Iofan and the main artist...

The love Story of Coco Chanel, who gave women around the world the iconic fragrance No. 5, and Igor Stravinsky, one of the largest representatives of the world musical culture of the XX century, a native of Russia, surrounded by mystery. Many people tend to think that Stravinsky never had a chance to fall in love with Coco, who answered him in return. Others believe that the composer was in love, but Chanel didn't answer him. However, their meeting is largely determined the development and fashion, and music. the Unsuccessful debut First of Stravinsky she had seen during his French debut in 1913, when the composer showed the public a conceptual ballet "the rite of Spring". Who listened to Stravinsky, he understands what a state can throw his music, and in...

In the office of the otolaryngologist hangs a large photograph of an ear. In the office of ophthalmologist — a great photographic eye. And in the office of the proctologist — a photo of your face. Scientists have proved that it is still possible to fly from any airport in the world, not laying this photo of tickets to "Instagram". Dear domestic filmmakers! Hollywood you just haven't asked enough already to answer him. If the husband gives flowers to his wife — so he cheated on her. If the wife gives her husband flowers — so he died. , do Not frighten the children: "Now you behold the man!" So the child creates a false impression that though he needed someone. Read also: Another fresh squeeze humor out of the network

Few who gives importance to the friendliness of flight attendants. After checking the ticket the cute girls be sure to say Hello. Passengers perceive this as a minor ritual. During the greeting stewardess carefully watching the man. In just a few seconds it marks key moments. What are the signs looking for flight attendants, and why some passengers may not be allowed on Board after the greeting? Strong passengers on Board first, the hostess assesses the physical fitness of the passengers. People who have a good build, she remembers. In addition, remember that boarded those passengers. To physically fit the passenger, the stewardess will turn in a critical situation. Crew members say that if the plane will be captured in the first place they will try to find...

In the late nineteenth century, people without photoshop created creepy images. Rage — headless portraits and spiritual images. Cost of such work is expensive. However, even the high price people didn't stop. Not all belonged to the headless images positively. Some considered them as "black" and the otherworldly. Perhaps for this reason the most daring portraits of overgrown frightening legends. Terrible montage family Photo Barkley Perhaps the most controversial work in this style — "family Photo Barkley". The picture shows a boy and a girl are standing with the headless body of the mother. The daughter of Mrs. Barclay in the hands of the ax. According to legend, the children in such a cruel way prepared for Halloween in 1890. the Photo was a fake. And not...

His first hydrogenerator Vladimir Lukyanov created in 1936, and use continued until the late eighties. This analog computer was able to compete with their electronic counterparts. by means of the computer, working on water, to solve complex differential equations in the field of road construction and not only. Through his work made possible such Grand buildings as the BAM and Karakum canal. How was a Soviet computer that did not require electricity? What are the problems were trying to solve with the help of his hydrogenerator Lukyanov Vladimir Sergeevich Lukyanov Barely after graduating from College and starting work as an engineer, Lukyanov Vladimir Sergeevich hit the building of Railways. Engineer I noticed one peculiarity — laid by all the rules of...

In England with the name Mary Tudor is inextricably linked epithet — bloody. Such an unflattering nickname, the Queen received for the attitude of the Protestants. Thanks to her, in the sixteenth century burned more than one hundred people. In fact Maria never was a cruel man. She never counted on the throne. However the destiny has disposed differently. What was Bloody Mary? the Portrait of Mary Tudor. G. Ewart, 1554 a Cruel ruler and the fires of the Inquisition the First thing Mary did when she seized the throne, executed relatives. On the block went sixteen-year-old niece Jane grey and her husband and father. Then a devout Catholic, started the reformation of the Church. In its order executed several priests, professing Protestantism. Citizens who...

To somehow attract the attention of the pupils, the teacher wrote on the Board, "Tin. Watch until the end." — For what?— Over the long haul.— Lie. After like five years, and you have eight. Repostnul, admit it? If you have a bad mood — go to the Philharmonic. The mood does not improve, but at least go to the Philharmonic. the Idea for uninteresting film: the main character falls into the past, but doesn't notice it, because they live in Syzran. On Chechen wedding Ramzan Kadyrov caught the machine bride. Read also: Ten short stories about different

The Letter E in the Russian language stands out. Some researchers even attribute to it a kind of powerful energy that helps native speakers time to get rid of the negativity. this letter is associated with a foul and in General with emotional vocabulary. The word "eprst", "fucking hell", "Holy smoke" has long been firmly established in the spoken Russian language. Consider the story more and focus on the most famous untranslatable Russian proverb — "e-mine". the Monument to the letter E, Ulyanovsk Cherished E a Lot of debate about where in the Russian language has a letter E and whether it is necessary in principle. Of course, in order to simplify the letter and print the letter seems useless, but without it will be more difficult to perceive the meaning...

The Khlyst Sect or hristoforov was one of the largest in tsarist Russia. They believed that God incarnates himself in man, and called the elect of Christ and God. christofori Preached asceticism and complete sexual abstinence, but these rules are often violated. Besides, the whip was a kind of marriage that society is considered a sign of promiscuity. How did the Khlyst sect the Founder of the sect hristoforov considered Danila Filippovich. According to the beliefs in his body in 1645, possessed by the Lord of hosts, who gave a dozen new commandments. They were very different from the Christian commandments. In the future, the followers of the teachings of "the Lord of hosts" began to unite into communities that were called "ships". At the head of each...

The Oligarch says to his Secretary: — lyudochka, good news! We're a week are going to Hawaii! the Secretary calls her husband: — Darling, the boss is sending me on a business trip for a few days, I will not. the Husband writes to his mistress: — My Affairs umatyvaet. We're ahead a whole week! the Mistress calls the student which studying at home:— I was sick. So lessons so far. the Boy happily calls his grandfather: — Grandpa, imagine I have a class canceled! Finally we'll be able to go fishing! Grandfather, an influential oligarch, says to his Secretary: — Look, there's a grandson on a fishing trip is calling, so let's reschedule our trip. the Secretary says to her husband: — Head pushed my business trip. the Husband of his mistress: — End. The trip was...

According to the present thieves the code of the criminal world, a woman cannot become a thief in law. However, it can achieve similar status, becoming an authority in the women's prison. In male and female prisons are different rules for prisoners, women do not respect men's thieves concept. But a definite prison hierarchy is there, and there. So what's it take for a woman to climb on top of it? What makes the older cell in the jail In the investigation detention facilities, the authority is in the senior squad or on the camera. Her duties similar to the duties of looking at the area. He explains the new rules of conduct in the chamber, maintains the atmosphere in the team and solve the problems. Also the older the camera in jail ensures that nobody used...

In 1984 at the "KuibyshevAzot" the alarm rang. Missing sensor with a radioactive element. The device was found, but the consequences were terrible. The level of radiation at the plant exceeded the norm at least 100 times. The staff suspected nothing. disasters like the accident at the Lighthouse and the sad story of lake Karachay, are taught to handle isotopes with caution. Otherwise, tragedies occur. Case "KuibyshevAzot" is not the only example. Photo: Vadim Kondrat'ev Invisible radioactive isotope In 1984 at the "KuibyshevAzot" near Samara sounded the alarm. While checking were missing a small sensor. Inside innocuous at first glance, the device was cesium-137. Sensor with a dangerous isotope found quickly. It turned out that he had not managed to leave...

Cech Victor Lustig can rightly be called the king of crooks of the twentieth century. Knowledge of psychology and ability to understand people has helped him to ingratiate himself to the powers that be, including to the mafia Capone. To the whole world the name of the swindler occurred after he sold the Eiffel tower. And for the second time. So how did he manage to pull off the biggest Scam of the last century? Skilled gambler Victor Lustig Victor Lustig was born in Bohemia in 1890. His father was the mayor of a tiny town, and almost all the time the boy spent in his office. There he saw how people fawn and offer of bribes to his father. While still a mere child he began to understand the physiognomy and psychology. These skills are a huge help in his life....