Why the Emperor Nicholas I tried to imagine the poet Mikhail Lermontov crazy?


Why the Emperor Nicholas I tried to imagine the poet Mikhail Lermontov crazy?February 18 (March 2, New Style) 1837 cornet of the Life Guards Hussar Regiment Mikhail Lermontov was arrested and taken to the guardhouse. For Guard youth of that time to get to the guardhouse the events quite commonplace. But ...
 

Who was Don Juan? Yvette, Lisette, Musetta, Jeannette, ... oh, Georgette


Who was Don Juan? Yvette, Lisette, Musetta, Jeannette, ... oh, GeorgetteColetta, Pauletta, Claretta, Floretta ... oh, Marietta ... figure of Don Juan, as we know it (and love?), Almost five hundred years. The image was born at the crossroads of two legends: an ordinary Spanish idlers and a deceiver and - Spanish to be hanged, which ...
 

Who, when and for which he received the official title of "Benefactor of Humanity" Life of Mr. Appert


Who, when and for which he received the official title of "Benefactor of Humanity" Life of Mr. AppertNicolas Franois Upper came from a family langedokskogo prosperous merchant and moneylender. A Languedoc on the French proverb - birthplace cunning. However, the father of our hero left the field, where he amassed in a short period ...
 

Why Peter I sent the Orthodox hieromonks on warships?


Why Peter I sent the Orthodox hieromonks on warships?At all times in Russian history Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) was active in the military environment. Blessing his flock to protect the Fatherland, the Church was constantly by her side in this sensitive and difficult obedience. Until the events of October ...
 

Who was Pierre? Girl with blue hair, or Thirty-three slaps


Who was Pierre? Girl with blue hair, or Thirty-three slaps"I will beat with a stick, give slaps and slaps. This is a very funny comedy ... "(A. Tolstoy" Pinocchio "). Piero under Don Juan, though also comes from folklore. It will take people and such a hero, especially a lyric, and out of nowhere ...
 

Whose work is studied Michurin Vavilov? Luther Burbank


Whose work is studied Michurin Vavilov? Luther BurbankMarch 7, 1849, 160 years ago, in Lancaster (Mass.) in a large family farmer and manufacturer of Burbank was born the 13th child, who was named Luther. Older children were by then adults, so that nurses have enough baby ....
 

Who was Odysseus? "Again, someone in the way ships collects ...


Who was Odysseus? "Again, someone in the way ships collects ..."Muse, tell me that an experienced husband" ... Ulysses, Ulysses, he is much older than Don Juan, but also - not archaic. Also comes from folklore, but the antique, which is not shied away from adventure stories. He also challenged ...
 

Who is John Doe, or why the Chinese should not always be offended by the associative jokes?


Who is John Doe, or why the Chinese should not always be offended by the associative jokes?Once, during an informal acquaintance introduced me to a comrade from South China: - Very nice, John Ma. Remembering that John - the most common English name and surname of Ma are millions of Chinese, I laughed: - John Doe ...
 

Why the Dead Sea called Asfalticheskim?


Why the Dead Sea called Asfalticheskim?I once heard a story about how immigrants from Russia on New Year went to the Dead Sea. Naturally, relax, bathe in salt water. Morning their daughter rouses Mama: "Mama, Mama! Snow has fallen! "Mom awake even did not quite understand what it was about ....
 

Why Mikhail Romanov was elected tsar?


Why Mikhail Romanov was elected tsar?March 14 (24 new style) 1613 Michael Romanov agreed to accept the Russian empire and was officially called the sovereign. How did it happen that in war-torn country and the turmoil king chose a 16-year-old boy, utterly devoid of military ...
 

Why so popular adaptation of the novel "Treasure Island"?


Why so popular adaptation of the novel "Treasure Island"?January morning turned on the television and there, as greetings from the past, showed the movie "Treasure Island", black and white issue in 1937. And just Jenny sang a song that I remember from early childhood and I love: I'm on the deed for you ...
 

Who was called a great singer silent film? Upadshaya star Inga Zajac


Who was called a great singer silent film? Upadshaya star Inga ZajacIn the history of art are still many undiscovered pages. One of them - this is a great future unfulfilled languid diva Russian chanson Inga Zajac. Refined beauty Pole by birth, she was not created for the cruel world behind the scenes ...
 

Why the French should be afraid of Eric Bulatov?


Why the French should be afraid of Eric Bulatov?I never would have thought that the ex-Soviet nonconformist might look like this: a dark blue jacket, a foreign cut, neat beard, delicate statura. It would seem, a former wrestler with a socialist ideology and should now have burning eyes and ...
 

Who is Jacques Callot? Graver era Musketeers


Who is Jacques Callot? Graver era MusketeersWorks by Jacques Callot, the master of etchings - especially a window in the XVII century, the time Sluggaboyz ranged_attack_range-musketeers and unlimited power of kings, are prone to theatrical exercises. As well as being pan-European wars of the "legacy" and the simple-minded fans ...
 

Who wrote the Gospel of Mark?


Who wrote the Gospel of Mark?Catholics and Lutherans celebrate the Day of the Gospel of Mark April 25 on the Gregorian calendar, the Orthodox - as usual. But read the first evangelist equally cherished in all Christian denominations. Why first? So says a significant percentage ...