History

Simple Muscovites of the 1950s through the eyes of an American

13-08-2022

Simple Muscovites of the 1950s through the eyes of an American

Thanks to the endless archives of LIFE magazine, we have a wonderful opportunity to go back in time and look into the eyes of our ...

Incredible fortitude and courage: how a Russian doctor operated on himself

13-08-2022

Incredible fortitude and courage: how a Russian doctor ...

Usually, when researchers go on long trips, a doctor is next to them to provide assistance if necessary. So, one of the ...

23 violent photos from the underworld of New York of the last century

13-08-2022

23 violent photos from the underworld of New York of the last ...

New York, like any other metropolis, is a concentration of crime, and there are still legends about the gangs of New York and the ...

Historical facts that will make you take a different look at the concept of time

13-08-2022

Historical facts that will make you take a different look at ...

When you start studying history at school, it seems that the construction of the pyramids and Cleopatra were a very long time ago ...

Attire of Japanese firefighters of the 17th and 19th centuries as a separate art form

13-08-2022

Attire of Japanese firefighters of the 17th and 19th ...

In the Edo era (1603-1868) in Japan, fires were not uncommon & # 8212; thin wooden floors in houses could easily catch fire. The ...

Sobrino de Botin: the oldest restaurant in Europe that Hemingway loved and where Goya worked part-time in his youth

13-08-2022

Sobrino de Botin: the oldest restaurant in Europe that ...

There are many restaurants in Europe with a century-old history, but the oldest among them is Sobrino de Botín, located in the ...

14 moments in the history of sports that changed the world

13-08-2022

14 moments in the history of sports that changed the world

There are great moments in the history of sports that have determined the course of not only sporting events, but also the history ...

15 rare photos of Fidel Castro as a child and youth

12-08-2022

15 rare photos of Fidel Castro as a child and youth

On August 13, 1926, Fidel Castro, a Cuban revolutionary and leader, was born. The long life of the legendary comandante was full of ...

"Hell on wheels": stunning photos of the New York subway of the 80s

12-08-2022

"Hell on wheels": stunning photos of the New York subway of ...

In 1979, 250 serious crimes per week were registered in the New York subway. There were six murders in the first two months of that ...

The dissolute youth of the West of the 1920s

12-08-2022

The dissolute youth of the West of the 1920s

The roaring 1920s in the West became a decade of parties, money and an extravagant lifestyle. This period represented the American ...

20 personal photos of celebrities who breathe the atmosphere of the past years

12-08-2022

20 personal photos of celebrities who breathe the atmosphere ...

Some photos are worth a thousand words. And the opportunity to capture what this amazing world offers us is simply priceless. We ...

Hunting for sewing machines, or Why antique dealers need Grandma's "Singer"

11-08-2022

Hunting for sewing machines, or Why antique dealers need ...

On August 12, 1851, the American tailor Singer patented an improved sewing machine. This ingenious invention changed the economy. ...

The Dignidad colony: how a pedophile Nazi organized a private concentration camp in Chile

11-08-2022

The Dignidad colony: how a pedophile Nazi organized a private ...

After the end of the Second World War, thousands of Nazis found salvation from justice in Latin America. Chile, with its government ...

9 Archaeological Finds That Made Us Say "Wow"

11-08-2022

9 Archaeological Finds That Made Us Say "Wow"

From time to time, researchers dig up treasure troves of interesting archaeological finds. While some of these ancient discoveries ...

Artist Adolf Hitler: unrecognized genius or mediocrity?

11-08-2022

Artist Adolf Hitler: unrecognized genius or mediocrity?

The future founder of the totalitarian dictatorship of the Third Reich did very poorly at school. Almost the only subject with ...

5 of the most crazy warriors of the middle Ages

11-08-2022

5 of the most crazy warriors of the middle Ages

You know, talking about some "generally repulsed"? And while "captured" quite often it turns out that, for what he undertakes — ...

No fruit and morphine at night: Wild tips for raising Victorian children

11-08-2022

No fruit and morphine at night: Wild tips for raising ...

Guess what is common between raising children in our time and in the Victorian era? You will never guess in your life, but we have ...

"Absence" is a powerful photo project about the victims of repression during the military dictatorship

11-08-2022

"Absence" is a powerful photo project about the victims of ...

Photographer Gustavo Germano dedicated a photo project to people who disappeared without a trace from the face of the earth in ...

"Russia is outside the law. The bombing will begin in 5 minutes": this and other Reagan jokes

10-08-2022

"Russia is outside the law. The bombing will begin in 5 ...

On August 11, 1984, President Ronald Reagan made a joke during the preparation for the traditional Saturday radio address to ...

What was the fate of the family members of General Dzhokhar Dudayev

10-08-2022

What was the fate of the family members of General Dzhokhar ...

On April 21, 1996, General Dzhokhar Dudayev, the leader of the independent Republic of Ichkeria, was killed. Like any other ...

Where is the "Kemska volost" about which the Swedish ambassador in the Soviet comedy speaks

10-08-2022

Where is the "Kemska volost" about which the Swedish ...

Leonid Gaidai's comedy "Ivan Vasilyevich changes his profession" has been supplying us with catch phrases for half a century. But ...

Sex in the time of cholera: about sexual life during the "Black death"

10-08-2022

Sex in the time of cholera: about sexual life during the ...

"Black death" — the second plague pandemic, which occurred in the middle of the XIV century and claimed the lives of tens of ...

Medical instruments of the past – instruments of torture or a lifeline

10-08-2022

Medical instruments of the past – instruments of torture or ...

Modern medicine is amazing. More and more procedures are performed painlessly and quickly. Going to the dentist no longer calls for ...

Norwegian Museum Lofotr: a journey into the world of Vikings

09-08-2022

Norwegian Museum Lofotr: a journey into the world of Vikings

There is a museum in the north of Norway, which is not boring, but really interesting. The main object of the Lofotr museum complex ...

Beer, Mead, honey: the range of Soviet beer catalog 1950-ies

09-08-2022

Beer, Mead, honey: the range of Soviet beer catalog 1950-ies

Today in conventional stores on the shelves you can see dozens of different Beers, but in the Soviet Union, the range of this ...