Ibn Sina. Who is this unique person?


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Artist Picture. Why does the author of the famous painting "The Rooks Have Come" ended his days in abject poverty?


Artist Picture. Why does the author of the famous painting "The Rooks Have Come" ended his days in abject poverty?In the second half of XIX century Russian landscape painting has survived a stormy ascent. Viewers accustomed to the bright, but multiples of the landscapes painted in a strict academic manner, he is not Russia, with its wretched villages, majestic rivers, ...
 

Who in Russia called "king of laughter? Arkady Averchenko


Who in Russia called "king of laughter? Arkady AverchenkoHe was born on 27 March (New Style) 1881 in a family of Sevastopol merchant, not too lucky, though. As a child most liked to read - everything, indiscriminately. But the study is not very fond of. Because of this, the young crane carefully ...
 

Secrets of the twentieth century. Were you able to find traces of the missing Rusanov expedition?


Secrets of the twentieth century. Were you able to find traces of the missing Rusanov expedition?Rusanov VA polar explorer, a revolutionary. This brief reference can be found in various dictionaries of this uncommon man. He was born in the ancient city of Orel. Why are people born in the quiet provincial town, so desperately ...
 

Have you heard about Lefthander of Yerevan?


Have you heard about Lefthander of Yerevan?It is called the genius of the Armenian people, the eighth wonder of the world and the Armenian Lefty. It broadens the scope of real, it works like in another dimension, showing us a miniature parallel world. He is a magician of reflections. He has a beautiful green-eyed wife ...
 

Soldiers of Victory - who are they? Maria Bykovskaya. Part 2


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Who for us Isadora Duncan?


Who for us Isadora Duncan?"Before my birth mother was going through a tragedy. She could not eat anything except the oysters, which are washed down with icy champagne. If you ask me, when I started to dance, I reply - in the womb. Perhaps because of the oysters and champagne ....
 

Soldiers of Victory - who are they? Maria Bykovskaya. Part 1


Soldiers of Victory - who are they? Maria Bykovskaya. Part 1Masha Bykovskaya, low, but still a strong woman, invites me into the room. While we are a corridor, I carefully look for the woman. How old is she? Looks at 75, maximum 78. But I know that it is a war veteran, which means ...
 

Alla Larionova: why the actress called the "queen of men's hearts"?


Alla Larionova: why the actress called the "queen of men's hearts"?Alla childhood dreams of becoming an actress. Love the theater she instilled in parents, who were reputed to be a famous Moscow theater-goers, but had no relationship to art. Father Alla Larionova headed raypischetorg, and my mother worked in a children's ...
 

Arkady Gaidar! Who?


Arkady Gaidar! Who?Children's writer. Why did nothing about it have not heard ... And what a book? "School", "The fate of the drummer," Timur and his team. " The names are interesting, must read. So ... Where do you start? Well, I guess, with the same, with what he did. In his early ...
 

Is it easy to portray love, experiencing hostility towards the partner on the sets? Elina Bystritskaya in life, on stage and in film


Is it easy to portray love, experiencing hostility towards the partner on the sets? Elina Bystritskaya in life, on stage and in filmApril 4, 1928 in a military family physician Abraham Bistritsky daughter called beautiful name Elina. It happened in the spring Kiev, where the girl was to spend carefree and happy childhood. Here took place, and her debut at ...
 

Sometimes a romance without a kiss? Pasternak and Tsvetaeva


Sometimes a romance without a kiss? Pasternak and TsvetaevaSometimes, meeting a man, you do not immediately realize that it is yours. To realize it, should take some time, but later broke passion could "burn" the heart of the lovers and shake the fate of their loved ones. That and the love of two geniuses ...
 

Artist Leonid Pasternak. Does not create a portrait of his era?


Artist Leonid Pasternak. Does not create a portrait of his era?Age kept and treasured it. For the life of Russian artist Leonid Pasternak Osipovitch might end almost before it began, when the 3 April 1862, he was born on the outskirts of Odessa, at the inn of his father. Leonid (Isaac Leib) was the sixth ...
 

As a prototype of the tyrant Troyekurov from Dubrovsky kept at bay a whole province?


As a prototype of the tyrant Troyekurov from Dubrovsky kept at bay a whole province?Remember the master-tyrant Troyekurov of Pushkin's story "Dubrovsky"? A retired general, having a huge state and uncontrolled power, has a harem, cruelly treats not only his yard, but free people, including local ...
 

Anna Samokhin: what was her way?


Anna Samokhin: what was her way?A talented actress, a beautiful woman - this is only a small fraction of those epithets that can bestow Anna Samokhin. After a stellar role in the movie in love with her all the men of the USSR, and women she admired. But the 48-th year of life she was gone ... ...