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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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Scopine a Small town in the Ryazan region would have remained unknown if not for Ivan Rykov. This nugget of the world of fraud where he organized the first in the history of Russia financial pyramid. Showing remarkable talent and wit, uneducated Ivan Rykov managed to earn several million rubles. His Scam lasted for almost 20 years and involved in it was almost all influential people Scopino. Pectrum tells how the genius came from the lower classes managed to become a millionaire. From rags to riches Rykov, Ivan Gavrilovich was born in 1833 in the family of a rather poor landowner. As a little boy, Ivan became an orphan, he was adopted by uncle Andrew Rykov, a former merchant. When Ivan was 15, he died and uncle, making him the heir of the huge state — 200...

White car with a red cross flies to Moscow. Work flashers. The cars parted in front of the ambulance. But the inside — not a dying patient, and a rich and enterprising businessman. Taxi with flashing lights and a red cross — the fastest transport in the capital. People hire car, thereby depriving the chances of those who the ambulance is really needed. Taxi lights on When the flashing lights and flashing lights are banned, businesses have lost priority on the road. Long the capital's traffic jams are all equal. Equally long standing in traffic jams and expensive jeeps, and simple domestic cars. the Ambulance — is another matter. In accordance with the administrative code, the machine with the red cross and working flashing light must pass, even in traffic...

The 1980 Olympic games in the USSR was a great event for the whole world. It was the first Games held in a socialist country. And in Moscow even built several circular houses specifically for the Olympics. On the streets of the capital have banned beggars, alcoholics and prostitutes. The head of the USSR Ministry of internal Affairs Shchelokov even made a deal with the thieves in the law, to provide security at the Olympics-80. Pectrum tells how Moscow criminal authorities defended the order in Moscow. the Agreement of the Committee of state security of the USSR and the kings of the underworld In the process of preparation for the Olympic games in the USSR were taken unprecedented measures to ensure public security in Moscow. From the streets instantly...

After the abolition of serfdom, the city pulled the former peasants. At most their allocated areas impossible to live and work, and they had to work in factories. In short time this influx of a lot of people needed a place to settle. Many citizens began to take an empty room or bed in the basements and attics. Pectrum found out what was the rental housing stock in pre-revolutionary Russia. Barracks and rooming house In those days in many large cities of Russia, including in Moscow and St. Petersburg began to build a rooming apartment houses. They consisted of tiny cubicles, and all the amenities were on the street. Kitchens in most of the shelters were not. And in those where they were, one kitchen served all at once. The iron maidens huddled several...

Psychologists believe feel happiness prevents people prejudiced attitude to life. Happiness isn't measured by money, friends, or dresses. A wealthy man is not always happy. Happiness is not a lucky coincidence, but a result of laborious work. This work is conducted according to very specific rules. What rules will help a woman to be happy and to maintain psychological health? Pectrum provides practical guidance for achieving harmony and full enjoyment of life. the Perfect life without envy Since childhood, we instill the love of competition. Students brag to each other the evaluations, athletes with medals and cups. The main principle of the competition — winner takes all. This approach cultivates envy and continuously assess themselves through the success...

"I'm a dummy," said Natalie's mother. One in tears, reproached the profession of the model — a disgrace to their Royal family. The girl was the daughter of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich Romanov, the granddaughter of Emperor Alexander II and cousin of Nicholas II. Fled from the Russian revolution to the women of the Romanov dynasty were satisfied with their life abroad as they could. They had to look for work and to earn a living. As the tragedy of the Royal family gave birth to a bright star of the European world of fashion and film? Pectrum admires the power of the spirit and the aristocratic beauty of the Russian Princess. the Granddaughter of the Romanovs, won Coco Chanel Natalia Pavlovna Paley hastily emigrated to France after the revolution with her...

When a woman understands that it is for the maniac, his head flashed two options: to hit or run. However, psychologists believe that the first and the second version will misfire. There are more cunning ways to avoid violence. is Not always a suspicious man — a maniac, a maniac — a suspicious man. First and foremost, listen. The stranger follows you step for step? Act. what if on a deserted street behind you should be suspicious man, and time to think not. Pectrum explains how to defend yourself without violence. Simple preventive measures Cut your hair or get under a jacket, scarf, hat. For some maniacs hair weird fetish. In addition, for long hair the victim easier to grasp. Deprivation potential maniac additional benefits — the first step to...

The End of October. Quiet and clear day. In the Kuibyshev airport "Kurumoch" landing another passenger plane. The crew of the ship experienced and reliable in hundreds of hours of flight... Burning, broken in half, the Tu-134 was extinguished quickly. But to remove and cover the tragedy was forbidden: the Soviet era, the beginning of perestroika. That was the cause of the disaster, it became known much later. Pectrum reveals the circumstances of the incident, dreading the human's stupidity and arrogance. "I Bet that's going down?" Say that this has not happened in the history of world civil aviation. The pilots responsible for the lives and safety of the 85 passengers, including 14 children, and seven other members of the crew, just... bet. Crew commander...

New year for parents – time is especially troublesome. To surprise and please your child is not always easy, but always really want. So to help modern moms and dads Santa Claus comes from the Internet. How to quickly, simply and inexpensively, and best free to organize a personal greeting to your child from the main grandfather? Pectrum shares the most interesting ways. E-mail from Santa Claus the office of Santa Claus One of the simplest and the growing popularity of the services. Your child will get an electronic postcard personally from his grandfather from Veliky Ustyug. The text of the letter you write yourself in advance or choose from the options available – as well as the appearance of the cards. The office opened on the site of Santa Claus.A letter...

In the late nineties it was difficult to find the St. Petersburg company, which would not be under the Tambovskaya criminal group. In the short time they were able to take under its influence most of the major firms. Especially popular gang "Tambov" the criminal world did the journalist Nevzorov. Subsequently, the leader of the gang Coumarin even became his assistant in the state Duma. Pectrum moved to gangster Petersburg at a time when there reigned the power of criminals from Tambov. Tambov striving for power in St. Petersburg Vladimir Kumarin In the late eighties, the future leader of the Tambov criminal group Vladimir Kumarin moved from Tambov to Leningrad, where he became friends with Valery Ledovskikh. The last service in the army and have not found a...

Petersburg of 1905, the social event. 17-year-old Katya Desnica, an orphan with soft facial features and a naive desire to save the world, just here for friends... And there's something absolutely fabulous: Kate meets a real Prince who falls in love with her at first sight. But the Prince of the far Eastern countries, and the girl and think does not think of marriage or the status of a Princess. Pectrum impatiently leafing through the pages of the incredible history of the "Russian Cinderella" of the early XX century and waiting for what is all over. Magic story with a fairytale end Traveling the world in the late nineteenth century, the very Reverend the king of Siam (today's Thailand) arrived in Russia. Emperor Nicholas II gave in his honor a large gala...

"a Toast without wine is what the wedding night without a bride!" — taught Shurik good Caucasian in the film by Leonid Gaidai. Wedding night without the bride Russian the man himself is not, as one cannot imagine a meal without wishes and vivid expressions. the West did not clink. When people gather to drink, all together say out loud the word "cheer". Russian counterpart — the exclamation "hurrah!". In Russia there is a whole system of after-dinner toasts. What sayings are popular in Russia, and why not all toasts equally relevant? Pectrum made a quick guide to mealtime Russian toast. the Important reasons to drink There are toasts that sound under certain conditions. Birthdays first glass of drink for the birthday boy. Second parents. Start with the third...

Richard Sorge, a German by blood, born in the Russian Empire, but always served the Soviet Union. Nationality to be regarded as an Azerbaijani, as he was born in Baku province. Childhood Sorge took place in Germany, in a wealthy, bourgeois family. In 1914 Richard voluntarily went to the front, adding to the German army. During the First world war, his several times was wounded. In 1917, he received a severe injury: a broken shell hurt my leg and hand, besides, he was three days hung on the barbed wire fence. After treatment of the soldier was retired for disability. From that moment began another story of Richard Sorge. How fought for their country, the German was a brilliant Soviet spy, skillfully deceiving the German intelligence? There is a collection of...

For horizontal skyscrapers of the future. In Europe and China appear all new buildings of fantastic shapes. The idea of building horizontal giants belonged to the Soviet designer. the Soviet Union has built many of the skyscrapers that fell on the ground, and not soared skyward. Today these homes are offices and apartments. However, the main project of the brilliant Soviet engineer El Lissitzky did not approve. Where in Russia are the long horizontal skyscrapers and how they differ from modern projects? Pectrum opens the door to a world of futuristic buildings built in the last century. Photo: Mikhail kolobaev, stroi.mos.ru "Reclining" skyscraper El Lissitzky El Lissitzky, whose real name was Lazarus, was truly a man from the future. The world only began to...

Many called Ivan Petrovich Kulibina "Russian da Vinci." His inventions were ahead of his time, and the scope of imagination impressed. the difference was close to the court of the Empress Catherine II. He even made it unusual for her watch, which led the Empress to a complete delight. Pectrum tells readers about the brilliant self-taught Kulibina, which has not been long understood. his Childhood and teenage inventions, Kulibina Ivan Kulibin was born in 1735 in middle class family in Nizhny Novgorod. Since childhood, Ivan showed a great talent for invention that his father is not very encouraging. But his opinion changed after son managed to save the pond in the estate. This pond is permanently fish perished, and the young genius improvised fashioned...