Who liberated Kenya?


Who liberated Kenya?Kenya - one of the most picturesque countries in Africa, in which, in addition to various parks and reserves, are the two highest mountains on the continent - Kilimanjaro and Kenya. Mount Kenya, the legends of the tribe inhabiting this area ...
 

Who opened the first free kindergarten in Russia?


Who opened the first free kindergarten in Russia?October 25, 1872, 135 years ago, the newspaper Tula Provincial Gazette "appeared a short announcement:" With the permission of the trustee of the Moscow School District I open on 1 November this year at the Great Gentry street, at home, ...
 

Why should I join the library?


Why should I join the library?In today's world, television and the Internet are increasingly being squeezed out of our life book. Time is on our reading. And although the Internet is you can find many books in electronic form, read from the screen still not very comfortable. A book ...
 

Why skill of the artist Vereshchagina called startling?


Why skill of the artist Vereshchagina called startling?In 1860, the best graduate of the Naval College, which was intended for a brilliant career, tendered his resignation. Defying her parents and the public opinion seventeen Vasily Vereshchagin preferred prestigious naval service toil ...
 

Who was Leonid Khrushchev: hero or traitor?


Who was Leonid Khrushchev: hero or traitor?November 10, 1917, 90 years ago, the family of the future General Secretary Nikita Khrushchev came firstborn, whom he called Leonid. The time was very heavy, military, prevailed in the country starvation, devastation, rampant disease. In ...
 

Why kiss under the mistletoe?


Why kiss under the mistletoe?For the first time this issue has taken me 15 years to when I watched a movie about a courageous Batman. Corresponding entourage was present: in the Christmas room from the ceiling hung a green bush, to which the heroine, and drew attention. And if I recall, ...
 

Who is supposed curvature of space?


Who is supposed curvature of space?In Nizhny Novgorod, a boy, was transferred to Kazan, and later became a student of Kazan University, then worked in it. That's all I cling to nothing of his biography. He later became rector, but I did not. Rector of Kazan University ...
 

Why Napoleon believed that his star has risen again "on the Berezina?


Why Napoleon believed that his star has risen again "on the Berezina?Battle of Berezina 14-17 November 1812 completed the rout of Napoleon's troops in Russia. But if the battle of Borodino there is a large literature, some of the Berezina historians mention very sparingly. What was this battle really is: ...
 

Whose name I'm 30 years old had to mention almost as often as your own?


Whose name I'm 30 years old had to mention almost as often as your own?Random glanced at the laptop screen's eldest son, a student at the Moscow Medical Academy named after Sechenov. He was preparing a report. And again I saw the name that came into my life 50 years ago and has 30 years had to write and call ...
 

Who will save the Dragonfly?


Who will save the Dragonfly?Somewhere like, in nature - among cereal fields - living without a permit Dragonfly and the Ant. Ant, working guy, all the fields in the den pulls. All that is bad is there, beckoning the eye and brain itch. And the seasoned eye he mentally divides: ...
 

Why New Year's taken trig tree?


Why New Year's taken trig tree?We all love beautiful and fabulous custom decorate the Christmas tree on New Year's holidays. This world tradition has a very rich history, and without it can hardly be the celebration of the major winter holidays. Why do we dress up exactly like spruce and ...
 

Why New Year's Eve in Poland called Sylvester?


Why New Year's Eve in Poland called Sylvester?In the early nineties had a chance a couple of years to live in Poland. Introducing the Polish celebrations began for me with the Christmas and New Year. Happy New Year act Poles used to call Sylvester. The average citizen heiress Speeches ...
 

Why New Year's "Old" and what happens in Vasiliev day?


Why New Year's "Old" and what happens in Vasiliev day?Old New Year. Agree, a controversial name. But he is old or new, in our family always celebrated it. Like all the other holidays, were laying the table, came relatives, gave each other gifts. - For New ...
 

Who "drives" Christmas?


Who "drives" Christmas?Imagine, some people prevails and a tradition. "In charge" the case of St. Knut - one of the revered celestial patrons in the Scandinavian countries. And this ceremony occurs on the 20th day after the Catholic ...
 

Why Russia's war against the Republic of Hungary is still us "Unknown"?


Why Russia's war against the Republic of Hungary is still us "Unknown"?In our history, much remains hidden pages, which shamefully silent in the textbooks and casual, like something minor, is mentioned in the scientific literature. One of these pages - Russia's war against the Republic of Hungary in 1849. Nicholas I, ...