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The conflict between the priests, reformers and the old believers in the seventeenth century reached its limit. The latter, for example, burned themselves alive as a sign of the intransigence of the new rites. the old believers and Orthodox priests were different books and different icons. People who have not accepted Church reform, had to produce images of the saints with the battle for the sale or purchase of attributes of the old faith dissenters executed. the Church reform of Patriarch Nikon In the XVI century, the schism began because of the correction of books. The reformers wanted to remake Scripture in the Greek fashion, and thus reinforce the relationship with the Eastern churches. After the Patriarch of Russia elected Metropolitan of Nikon, began...

Mother Vovochka is stuck at work. Calls her husband to pick their son up from kindergarten. He answers:— Yes, because I there never was!— Not terrible, will understand. There are all labels and signs. You'll know where to go. Well. the father Comes into the garden and sees it says "Children". Opens the door, looks: — My son is not you?— No. That you have to rise above. Father climbs to the floor above and sees the inscription: "Bad children". Looks: — My son is not you?— No, go up higher. Rises even higher. See the inscription: "the Terrible children". Looks: — my Son is not here? No, not here. Get higher. the Father rises even higher. See the inscription: "Juvenile criminals". Looks: — my son?— No, go up higher. Father climbs to the next floor and sees the...

Sitting in Germany, grandfather and grandson, look at his pictures in the old album war. The boy asked: — the Grandfather, and who is this uncle, who opened his mouth?— This is Hitler, my grandson.— And who is this Hitler?— Hitler, my grandson, is a very bad man. So bad was he that wanted to kill lots of people. A very bad man!— Oh, grandfather, you're the one standing next to him! And why did you draw a hand? And that, my grandson, I told him then say, "wait a Minute!" Read also: the Anecdote about how dad was explaining to johnny why wars begin

The First game of KVN was held without script contests and jokes were invented right on the stage. Thus prior to 1968, the transfer was broadcast live. Censorship just don't have time for cheerful and resourceful. the club Repeatedly tried to close it because of the sparkling humor. Even after absolute improvisation gave way to production, the Soviet leadership did not approve of youth activities. Interestingly, the first time the club was closed by accident. Evening funny questions — the first KVN Funny questions — interactive with the audience. The team, which in 1957 took part in the game, fought not with each other. From the audience there were constantly tricky questions and commands wittily responded to the scene without preparation. The program was...

In the early nineties on the Russian pharmaceutical market appeared a miracle pill. The producers promised that with their help, everyone will be able to get rid of diseases of the stomach and even younger for a few years. Actively exploited and the fact that these pills allegedly used the first person in the country. Of course, people want to have the same benefits as those in power. Therefore, Kremlin tablets were being sold like hot cakes. But whether they were as effective as was advertised? worked As "the Kremlin tablet" Development of miracle capsules started in the early eighties. Then, under the guidance of Professor Agafonnikov was created by a team of doctors and technicians. Together they worked on a capsule should help in diseases of the...

Have a phrase that we use today in reference to the people to renounce family ties, their roots, faith and principles, a curious history of origin. the Notorious "Ivan" was well-defined people, details of which are recorded in historical documents. Let's open the archives and find out where they went known to all of us expression. Unknown Title In tsarist Russia, since time immemorial, the guilty were often sent to hard labor. And, of course, the people from prison often fled. When the police detained such an escaped convict and demanded to name the man, not wanting to open your real data called himself Ivan. To the question: "what is your patronymic?" — standard answer: "do Not remember". The passport system did not exist, and to establish the real name of...

His First cross Orthodox person receives during the sacrament of baptism in the Church. According to Church canons, it needs to be the only one. However, there are some cases in which a cross may not be the same as worn during the baptism. Let us examine the order. Where went the tradition to wear on the breast a cross In Ancient Rus wore no crucifix, and pectoral — the word "Percy" ("chest", "torso"). It was not on bare skin and over a shirt. The first Christians did not wear crosses at all, on their necks you can see the medallions with the slain lamb, symbolizing the sacrifice of Jesus, or so-called encolpia little boxes with the letters I. H. on the cover. Inside were the lists of the sacred books or relics. The first Christians thus maintained their...

Meet in one of the corridors of the Kremlin, Gorbachev and Ryzhkov.Gorbachev wonders: — how are we doing? As the economy?— Mikhail Sergeyevich, you know, chicken, die!— Seriously? Where?— Yes, in all collective farms. Literally across the country.— Nikolai, there is a solution to this trouble! It is necessary to make a small square plates and attach them to each chicken cage. Ryzhkov, surprised and do not understand, went to his office. Is a couple of days, they meet again. Gorbachev told him:— Well, nick, how are you doing? Mikhail Gorbachev, the chickens continue to die.— There is a solution! In the center of all the squares we must draw in the red circle. Again, Ryzhkov did not understand. Well, and went on to work. a few days later, Gorbachev meets...

In 1917, a special decree abolished the shoulder straps in the red Army. Familiar to us today as the insignia of military officers and returned only in the middle of the great Patriotic war. the return of the shoulder straps for the form of the red army was a considered decision of Joseph Stalin. It has a positive impact on the morale of soldiers. But why did his predecessor Vladimir Lenin decided to abandon the shoulder straps? What were the shoulder straps in the Russian army Russian officers ' epaulettes with the monogram. 1910 Initially, army epaulet was purely utilitarian. They are not allowed to slide the belt or cartridge bag. Long shoulder straps were worn only by soldiers. The officers did not wear the bag and waist belt, and shoulder straps so...

To the release of Soviet citizens were prepared for the greatest event in my life. And many people come to the resort, allow yourself to relax. Sometimes even too much. is Not burdened with men girls going to Sochi or Yalta, hoped for a holiday romance. Innocent flirting often develop into relationships without commitment. But the resort seducers ladies recalled, not with shame but with gratitude. the Frame of the/f "Three plus two" Russian "Baywatch" On all the beaches of the Soviet resorts were on duty lifeguards. And took them, as a rule, student-athletes. Well built and good looking guys, of course, attracted the attention of the visiting girls. To win handsome lifeguard, vacationers women all. Many pretended to drown, others are stung by a jellyfish...

Peter Volynsky became the first Soviet terrorist, when the Criminal code article "Terrorism" did not exist. For the sake of the revolution, which he considered a matter of life, Volyn blew up the bus with almost a hundred passengers. He didn't care about politics and government. Peter Volynsky fighting for the cause, who lived the he himself founded the League of little people. the consequences of the explosion on the bus the First Soviet terrorist in the Summer of 1971 an inconspicuous young man sat in a crowded bus. In his hands he had a large suitcase, which he left under the seat when I got. In a few minutes the explosion occurred. The rear part of the bus broke, due to the fact that beside the explosives was the gas tanks, started the fire. Peter...

In Russia about the poet almost do not remember or know very little, but in Japan they are not just admired and put on a par with the best Japanese poets. In Japan poet remember under the name Ero-San, China — Alashanek or "Mr. ILO" in Burma, blind children still talk about Ko-koji — "big brother", and in Chukotka on the crank, Kakoma, literally a "miracle." In Russia his name was Vasili Eroshenko. How the blind poet turned to the East and struck with his talent of local residents? Portrait of Vasily Eroshenko. C. Nakamura Literary thirst the Boy was not blind from birth, but in baptism in the winter it is accidentally dropped into the font with too cold water. From the trauma the child has not recovered, and for four years finally went blind. In his memory...

A day a pack of wolves chasing any prey, and all day they were not lucky. And then at the end of the day they are all tired and hungry. And suddenly they come across a rabbit. They catch it and already want to eat, as he says: — Guys, don't eat me! Over the hill a flock of sheep, the shepherd is old, slept soundly. The heart of the gorge! did Not believe the wolves hare, Yes ate it. Climb the hill, and there is really a large flock of sheep, the shepherd is asleep — do not Wake up. wolves Ate their fill. Lay rest. One of the wolves said, "And nothing we, brothers, rabbit, then ate it. Because it is the truth we were told. It's too bad". All of them agreed. Decided to go back and bury at least what's left of it. came Back, found his bones. They dug a grave...

Our ancestors believed that without horseshoes in the house will never prevail happiness and prosperity. Therefore, in every house above the doorway hung the horse shoes. While luck had brought only the one found by chance on the road. the roots of this superstition goes in the times of Ancient Egypt. To find a lost horse Shoe was considered unprecedented luck. So why is this easy on the subject promised the holder wealth and fortune? the Horseshoe, facing fabulous money In Ancient Egypt can afford to Shoe a horse, could only very rich people. And to boast of his wealth, they were ordered to make a horseshoe made of pure gold. Often decorated them with precious stones. But because of the softness of the metal and imperfections of the ancient mounts the...

New year's eve 1955/1956 Zoe gathered friends at home. The girls had fun, danced, and Zoe waited and waited for her fiance nick. The guy was late, and Zoe grabbed from the corner of the icon with Saint Nicholas, began to whirl her in the dance instead of her lover. Friend reprimanded her, asking to return the image to the place, but Zoe was acting out like crazy, and said: "If there is a God, He'll punish me!" Then lightning flashed for a second the lights went out, and Zoe froze in an embrace with the icon... the frame of the movie "Miracle" "Sono standing" this incident allegedly occurred in the city of Kuibyshev, Chkalov street, 84. Frozen stone girl tried to move, to Wake, to awake, but Zoe had no reaction. The icon from her hands to take out, also...