Whose spirit hovers over Helsinki? The story of his mistress


Whose spirit hovers over Helsinki? The story of his mistressThe young and rapidly growing city of Helsinki became the capital of Finland is not so long ago, only in 1812 by order of Russian Tsar Alexander the First. It is thanks to him you can see some similarities between St. Petersburg and Helsinki. But ...
 

Who is "Frau shade"? Elsa Koch - horror of Buchenwald with a woman's face


Who is "Frau shade"? Elsa Koch - horror of Buchenwald with a woman's faceA man sitting on the bench. Not far from him sat an old lady with a dog. A man about something passionately said, but the old woman listened with half an ear, not even turning to him. Meanwhile, he was sober and neat - probably just looking for a good companion ....
 

Why Mauser rifle in 1998 (Mauser G98) was so popular worldwide?


Why Mauser rifle in 1998 (Mauser G98) was so popular worldwide?This rifle, as well as sub-machine gun MR-38/40, the famous "Aunt Erma", which we mistakenly call "Schmeiser", interested me still in the process of working on an article about the Warsaw uprising. But the "Auntie" - later on, and today - about her ....
 

Who was in the retinue of Woland? Black Magic and Its Exposure


Who was in the retinue of Woland? Black Magic and Its ExposureWhy is Satan in the novel MA Bulgakov called Woland? Yes, because another nickname, Mephistopheles, was already firmly associated with "Faust" IV Goethe (and even with Gounod). Not addict! Here MA Bulgakov and chose to Satan, who came to Moscow, more ...
 

Why Russia Hussars not married? Part 1


Why Russia Hussars not married? Part 1Russian officer is always perceived in society as a dashing swordsman, ready to lay down his head for the Tsar and the fatherland, but in civilian life, he spendthrift, a bully, playboy and ladies man, always striving to cuckolded husbands gullible. And it was not ...
 

Why Russia Hussars not married? Part 2


Why Russia Hussars not married? Part 2Most of Russian military officers have traditionally been bachelors. This involves not only the hardships of life and most likely death in battle, but with a deliberate policy pursued by the government since the days of Peter I. This ...
 

Who is Mowgli and that such a law of the jungle?


Who is Mowgli and that such a law of the jungle?Today we try to understand in detail what undertones and prototypes can uglyadet in Kipling's tales about Mowgli. Let's start with the notorious law of the jungle, which entered into our spoken language, almost completely reversing the meaning of ...
 

Who was Mary Magdalene?


Who was Mary Magdalene?In encyclopedias mentioned very briefly: Mary Magdalene - Magdalene, one of the Myrrh-bearers, was healed by Jesus Christ from the disease - seven demons, was a preacher. And to this day, Mary Magdalene, judging by the canonical Gospels, remains ...
 

Why Lunar New Year is right now? New moon and eclipse-2009


Why Lunar New Year is right now? New moon and eclipse-2009January 26, 2009 our Chinese comrades, and those with them and congratulate each other with the 4707 year on the Chinese calendar. The current New Year's is not quite normal - it is January 26, 2009 annular solar eclipse will occur. Moon penumbra ...
 

Why should an actor of Indian Theatre seed in the eye?


Why should an actor of Indian Theatre seed in the eye?Kathakali - this is an unusual presentation of one of the Indian states of Kerala, which surprisingly intertwined theater, poetry, dance and music. The art of Kathakali in the 17 century when a wealthy rajah named Kottarakkary, ...
 

Who was the beautiful lady? Part 1


Who was the beautiful lady? Part 1Beautiful Lady very respectable age. Originally from Provence, the native language - Lang d'ok, now very little used. Residence - locking. Origin - notable. Marital status - married. Who just did not write about it! At first it ...
 

Who was the beautiful lady? Part 2


Who was the beautiful lady? Part 2From a strict, well-built house you went to squeal areas ... - Freedom! - Beautiful Lady Marquises and Russian princes. (Marina Tsvetaeva). On the work of the troubadours, Trouvre, minstrels, minnesingers, Vagant written an incredible amount ...
 

Why so popular in America, "Revolver" rifles?


Why so popular in America, "Revolver" rifles?These rifles are called "pistol", "revolving", carbines and rifles for the farmers to the ranch, though the military versions "pistol" rifles are widely used special forces of many countries of the world. Feature they have one -...
 

Why painters lilac true? Lilacs in the gardens and in the pictures


Why painters lilac true? Lilacs in the gardens and in the picturesWhy painters lilac true? Because the colors on each will suffice. If you are young, if you're in love - you warm pinkish lilac pays. Marina Ershov MifologiyaEst ancient Greek myth of the nymph Syrinx, who, fleeing from ...
 

Who is Barbara Millicent Roberts?


Who is Barbara Millicent Roberts?This woman was one of the symbols of the 20 th century. She is beautiful, has a chic wardrobe, which are the envy of the most demanding socialite. She has a house, cars, yachts. First her profession - model. But she succeeded in more than 80 areas -...