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Rare photos of the imperial train in which Nicholas II lived and traveled

11-05-2022

Rare photos of the imperial train in which Nicholas II lived ...

In 1915-1917, the Imperial Train became one of the permanent residences of the last Russian emperor. This train also included a ...

Why has hanging always been considered the most shameful execution

11-05-2022

Why has hanging always been considered the most shameful ...

For mankind has invented a huge number of executions in its history. There are also quite exotic ones among them, which hardly fit ...

How to get an Oscar at the age of 6: the story of Shirley Temple, the youngest winner of the film award

11-05-2022

How to get an Oscar at the age of 6: the story of Shirley ...

The world of cinema also has its own prodigies. Someone has to, like Leonardo DiCaprio, wait for years for official recognition of ...

Delicious photos of icons of the XX century style from Inge Morat

11-05-2022

Delicious photos of icons of the XX century style from Inge Morat

Inge Morath was one of the most prominent photographers of the post-war decade. The book of photographs "Inge Morath: On Style", ...

Soviet Odessa through the eyes of British photographer Ian Berry

11-05-2022

Soviet Odessa through the eyes of British photographer Ian Berry

In 1982, the famous British photographer Ian Berry visited the Ukrainian SSR as a photo reporter. During this trip, he took a ...

The 15 most famous mobsters of all time

11-05-2022

The 15 most famous mobsters of all time

The dubious underground world of the mafia has fascinated people for many years. The luxurious but criminal lifestyle of the ...

New York 1900 in color

11-05-2022

New York 1900 in color

Writes blogger samsebeskazal: «A selection of photos of New York made using photochrome technology. I have given descriptions ...

Princess Katya Desnitskaya of Thailand: The Russian girl for whom Prince Chakrabon gave up polygamy

10-05-2022

Princess Katya Desnitskaya of Thailand: The Russian girl for ...

They met at the dawn of the twentieth century, and by all conventional standards should not have been together. But their forbidden ...

Deadly prophecies: stars whose death was predicted by psychics

10-05-2022

Deadly prophecies: stars whose death was predicted by psychics

Psychics can be treated in different ways: someone blindly believes in predictions, others refuse to admit that these people have ...

The ridiculous death of the King of Sweden, who was killed by a bun

10-05-2022

The ridiculous death of the King of Sweden, who was killed by ...

Swedish King Adolf Fredrik came to the throne in 1751 thanks to the Russian Empress Elizabeth, but never became an outstanding ...

The most absurd taxes in the world

10-05-2022

The most absurd taxes in the world

Did you know that the famous Latin phrase "money does not smell", pronounced by the Roman Emperor Vespasian, has a direct ...

10 Soviet artists you need to know

10-05-2022

10 Soviet artists you need to know

The best Soviet artists went far beyond the propaganda art and created real masterpieces. -- >Alexander Labas (1900-1983) An artist ...

A deadly and beautiful weapon from the ninja arsenal

10-05-2022

A deadly and beautiful weapon from the ninja arsenal

In feudal Japan of the 15th century, secret mercenaries were spies, scouts and assassins. They were called ninjas, and they needed ...

9 very strange methods that our ancestors used to diagnose pregnancy

09-05-2022

9 very strange methods that our ancestors used to diagnose ...

Today, it is not difficult to determine whether a woman is pregnant or not. It is enough to go to the pharmacy, buy a test strip ...

"The main thing is not to die in men's underwear»: how women survived and coped with everyday life during the war

09-05-2022

"The main thing is not to die in men's underwear»: how women ...

All stories about the war - with a taste of bitterness. Broken destinies, ruined health, broken dreams. And yet life went ...

From Cola to beaver testicles: 9 of the strangest contraceptive methods from the past

09-05-2022

From Cola to beaver testicles: 9 of the strangest ...

It seems to us that the "magic pill" and condoms have always been there. We are used to being able to independently control ...

How to fight the "Night witches" or "Dunkin regiment", the only female regiment in the Second world

09-05-2022

How to fight the "Night witches" or "Dunkin regiment", the ...

"The Germans called us the "night witches" and witches was only from 15 to 27 years." Echoes of the Second world are filled with ...

Paris 1923 — epicenter of art and progress

09-05-2022

Paris 1923 — epicenter of art and progress

The author of these unique historical photographs is Jules Gervais-Courtellemont. He was born in 1863 in the suburbs of Paris, grew ...

From Paleolithic Venus to the Kardashians: how the fashion for women's breasts has changed

09-05-2022

From Paleolithic Venus to the Kardashians: how the fashion ...

The canons of beauty are a very dynamic thing. And if at the dawn of civilization, the female breast was just a "functional" ...

On Victory Day: 35 famous pictures of the Great Patriotic War

09-05-2022

On Victory Day: 35 famous pictures of the Great Patriotic War

It is difficult for us to imagine it now, but 76 years ago, the month of May became one of the happiest in the history of our ...

Istanbul-the City of Contrasts: 30 color images of street life in the 70s

09-05-2022

Istanbul-the City of Contrasts: 30 color images of street ...

Istanbul is the most populous city in Turkey. It is the cultural, historical and economic center of the country. It is located on ...

The valor of the Russian defenders of the Fatherland in the memories of the German invaders

08-05-2022

The valor of the Russian defenders of the Fatherland in the ...

Today, the whole country congratulates the veterans-heroes and heirs of the immortal glory of Russian soldiers and officers, who at ...

Cotton wool, solarium, tea bags and 12 more inventions that appeared thanks to the First World War

08-05-2022

Cotton wool, solarium, tea bags and 12 more inventions that ...

Wars bring misery and destruction to humanity — this obvious fact cannot be disputed. However, we must be fair and admit that it ...

Life in an incendiary rhythm: the first female drummer turned 106 years old

08-05-2022

Life in an incendiary rhythm: the first female drummer turned ...

Without a drum rhythm, no orchestra sounds at full strength. This cheerful lady continues to set the pace, drumming to the fullest ...

8 shocking stories about people who almost all his life spent alone

08-05-2022

8 shocking stories about people who almost all his life spent ...

In connection with the quarantine and the necessity most of the time to spend at home many people feel lonely. But in fact, the ...

The kissing ceremony and other ancient rules of Russian etiquette that amazed foreigners

08-05-2022

The kissing ceremony and other ancient rules of Russian ...

The simplest rules of etiquette appeared as soon as people began to live in society. They progressed and changed, sometimes taking ...