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Articles on a range of subjects: history of Russia and the world, society, famous people, amazing events, unique places, curiosities past and present. A huge collection of jokes and jokes and fun and instructive stories from life.

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In 1945, Kim Philby was awarded the Order of the British Empire. Personally by the king of great Britain George IV pressed the hand of a brave subject. Two years later, Philby received the Order of the red banner from the hands of Joseph Stalin. a Soviet agent almost 30 years fooled British intelligence. A little time and luck and he would have headed. Kim Philby has established a strong network of agents in the heart of the UK and supplied the Soviet Union with intelligence of the highest order. As the Soviet spy managed to survive 30 years in the enemy camp and that led to his unmasking? There is a collection of the most interesting facts about the life and work of the "Russian James bond". Kim Philby — a spy and a Communist, Harold Adrian Russell Philby...

The bride and groom in Russia before the wedding was mandatory. It was found, is it enough to have the girl to wife, and if she has a valuable dowry. Pectrum explains why under the crown of Russia were not those or other girls and women. outdoor signs Our ancestors paid great attention to the appearance of the bride. If she was too thin, had a pale complexion or, on the contrary, flushed, marriage was impossible. Moreover, typically, these external signs could indicate an inability to carry and give birth to a child or in the presence of some diseases, e.g. tuberculosis. Girls with any injury, for example, with a limp or large moles and birthmarks in visible places, often could not find a husband. Wedding with them could play only in the case that the...

For a Long time the care for orphans in Russia and engaged in the Church. The priests took the children and raised them according to strict Christian rules. However, with the advent to the throne of Empress Catherine II the situation began to change. Pectrum acquaints the reader with how to raise children left without parents in tsarist Russia. How did the first Imperial orphan's house In 1764 opened the first of the Imperial foundling hospital in Moscow, and in St. Petersburg — after four years. The initiator of opening was Catherine the Great, who believed that orphans should not be left without a home and proper upbringing. New shelters are planned to educate children so that they, as adults, have formed the "third estate". The orphans were supposed to...

In Russian prisons, the belief in omens incredibly strong. Zeki seriously think that an action can bring good luck or to pick her up. A zonovskih signs for the common man may seem ridiculous and absurd. And they can be understood only by those who at least once visited in jail. There to tell the reader what superstitions and omens prevalent in Russian prisons. What signs are there in prison the biggest omen prisoners and, at the same time, the ritual is the traditional greeting of the newcomer with the phrase "evening in the hut". She has a very specific meaning, because with the arrival of evening in the area begin to happen things, which are not known to the administration. So, wanting to "evening in the hut" the prisoners would say: "Good morning." the...

Everywhere over Anna Ivanovna followed jesters, dwarfs and bearded ladies. Thanks to "fun" like the Empress in one of her ice palaces were frozen to death by the court. Over 10 years of reign, she never really engaged in government. On its behalf of the rules Ernst Biron. The Empress deigned to entertain. We have already talked about how rested the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II. However, long before his elegant and creative entertainment were in fashion among the Russian tsars. And Empress Anna Ivanovna is a great example. What custom entertainment loved the Empress Anna Ivanovna, and how much they cost the state Treasury and the people? There is a collection of the most interesting facts about how rested the ruler. Laughter through tears: the jesters at...

For the period from 2000 to 2014, Russia forgave more than 72 billion dollars to friendly States. Even the dollar before the crisis ("black Tuesday" in 2014) the amount is astronomical— 2 160 000 000 000 rubles. When third world countries had to owe the money of Russia? Owed they are still the Soviet Union. Friendly States that were ready to defend the ideas of communism, the Soviet Union generously sponsored. In Cuba, for example, Soviet hospitals are still working. However, in a dilapidated state. How much the USSR invested in the development of the main allied countries for military, ideological and political support? Pectrum made a list of the most "expensive" countries, sponsored by the USSR. Cuba: from the Fidel Castro the Absolute champion of the...

455 fell the great Roman Empire, and in 1453, became its successor — the Byzantine Empire. The Orthodox Church was forced to seek a new home. She found him in Russia. From that moment that Russia becomes a Bastion of faith for Orthodox Christians. Moscow and all Russia, was named the third Rome not just because of the size and impressive fighting power. This expression has a philosophical, spiritual and historical overtones. Moscow is not just the third Rome and the last. from Where originated the famous expression "Moscow is the third Rome" and who came up with this comparison? Pectrum in places the basic facts about well-known eloquent expression. Why Moscow is called the third Rome? in order to understand why Moscow is the third Rome, you need to...

One day I went to visit my parents and my father noticed that on of my favorite watches, cracked glass. I told him honestly that I go with a crack for a month, no time to fix it. He offered me help, said I would take the watch to a good friend, that quickly will fix it. I removed the watch and gave it to dad. And forgot about them. Dad came back ten minutes later and handed the watch. No cracks on them! The glass was completely whole, I checked it out in person. I looked at father with a questioning look — it's not magic is it? The father replied, shrugging thus shoulders: — Yes I am your "crack" cloth otter. So stupid and messy I haven't felt. Dad spent the whole evening looking at me with a smile — they say, raised a pig. But they are well saved.

Father-oligarch gave his young son at the age is small, but a good firm. He gave him complete freedom of action in the management of Affairs, but the offspring still occasionally came to him for advice on how to run a business. It flattered the ego of an oligarch, so he never refused her son in conversation, no matter how strange his questions. One day the boy came to his father and asked: — Daddy, I need your advice! — I'm listening, ' replied the oligarch. — I Have in my office a young Secretary. On the ring finger of the right hand she wears a wedding ring, what does that mean? This means that your Secretary is married. — if she has on hand a normal, simple ring? — Then it doesn't mean anything! — But if she wears two rings: engagement and...

Once Drove Ilya Muromets on a track. Suddenly saw the road split into three paths. The fork was adorned with a large sign: "Choose the right way — will die, will choose the left — left without the horse. Right you go — you asshole". For the first time Elijah saw a sign like that and he began to wonder what would happen if he chose the main road. After a long journey for the middle road he left in the clearing. In its center stood the house of Baba-Yaga. She fed hero and offered to stay the night. Noted that Elijah could in the barn to get, and can go to sleep to her daughter in the room. Hero figured that the daughter of the Yagi should be a little younger than the mother, and the witch was already in the third hundred years. Refused Ilya night with the...

— drunk, citizen, we have in the theatre is not empty! — And that is empty! — is the actor, he act... In choosing a gift for a man difficult to stop to choose a gift for yourself and finally begin to choose a gift for him. don't cry, you're not fat! Just parents fattened you to protect from Stripping and prostitution. — I did it all myself. But you're mentally ill and unstable person with a bunch of problems! — But himself. What is the difference between the alcohol from whiskey? the Alcohol you can drink. — how about whiskey? — And whiskey.

Once in summer Sunny day took a merry holiday fair. In front of a crowd of spectators at the arena there was a high strong guy. A real Russian Bogatyr silently took in one hand a large ripe lemon and a second squeezed out of it a whole Cup of fresh lemon juice. He then wrapped his friend's look of amazed the audience and loudly said: — Well, some of you will be able to repeat the same what I did with this lemon? Here from all present came forward modestly, puny little man a bit painful. He silently took a whole lemon and the eyes of all honest people squeezed out of him a glass of juice without any apparent effort. The strong man in shock stared at the man, then asked in surprise: — who are You?! Where are you from? — who am I? Yes I do, from the tax...

The end of the day, and on my mobile — the battery is ninety percent. Will show the boss maybe he told me the prize will be discharged? a Very conscientious seller of fake diplomas in the sale gives the buyer some additional questions in the specialty. Comes son of the killer from school in tears: — Dad! I control received the two! — don't worry son!.. How much you have in life is these control... Today is my robot vacuum cleaner while cleaning the cat overturned the bowl, sucked poured out food and returned to the dock. Imagine how looked the story from the point of view of my cat. a Useful tip for street fights: sneeze into your fist to inflict bonus damage with poison.

In 1613, a simple peasant Ivan Susanin saved Tsar Mikhail Romanov from the persecution of the poles. Of feat from the history books know everything. But some scientists have questioned whether there was a folk hero really. Historical data about the biography of Susanin vary widely. According to some he died in 1612, another in 1613. In addition, one of the historians found that there were no poles near Kostroma was not. Pectrum collected several versions of, questioning the existence of Ivan Susanin and committing feat. As Ivan Susanin became a hero of folklore In folk art image of Ivan Susanin was born after 1767. Then in Kostroma came Catherine II and became interested in going to the people the story about Ivan Susanin, who saved the king. So...

Criminal, once in jail, is not completely isolated from the outside world: thanks to the smart transmission system of prison notes, the prisoners know all the news about the life of the colony and Affairs in the wild. the Transmission of messages involves some risk. If the guards notice the time of the message — "malyava" at will, then the prisoner will have to wait for severe punishment. Pectrum tells the reader about the methods used by criminals in prisons to communicate with each other. the Transmission of information via balander all the prisons of Russia there are the so-called bolanderi. Prisoners who cooperate with prison administration. With their help, you can pass an order for the products or the necessary things of a prison officer...