History

The banner over the Reichstag-the photo for which Viktor Temin was almost shot

01-05-2022

The banner over the Reichstag-the photo for which Viktor ...

One of the most famous photos of the Great Patriotic War was taken on May 1, 1945-it shows the Victory banner flying over the ...

5 of the most idiotic reasons for war in history

30-04-2022

5 of the most idiotic reasons for war in history

The reasons for any war are always serious: long years of misunderstanding and territorial claims, thirst for power and economic ...

Young and old, or How long people actually lived in ancient times

30-04-2022

Young and old, or How long people actually lived in ancient times

For many years, we were taught that even in the 19th century, a person was considered an old man at the age of 30, and life ...

Unknown past: how color enlivens historical photos

30-04-2022

Unknown past: how color enlivens historical photos

When we think about the past, we often imagine it in black and white. After all, most of the photos taken in the first half of the ...

What struck scientists with the teeth of Ivan the Terrible

30-04-2022

What struck scientists with the teeth of Ivan the Terrible

It is known that Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible died at the age of 53. According to many historical sources, in the last years of his ...

What does the word "abracadabra" mean and why do we use it incorrectly

30-04-2022

What does the word "abracadabra" mean and why do we use it ...

The funny word "abracadabra" is familiar to everyone. We use it in conversation with friends, when communicating with colleagues at ...

How did the Novichok combat poison appear and why does it have such a strange name

30-04-2022

How did the Novichok combat poison appear and why does it ...

At all times, poison was considered the most effective and quiet way to deal with opponents. Poisoning has always been popular, ...

History of women's duels

29-04-2022

History of women's duels

Dueling is considered the prerogative of men, but this opinion is erroneous. Women, too, were not averse to fighting each other, ...

"Sbitenschiki are sneaking around on air sleds": Moscow of the 22-23 centuries on postcards of 1914

29-04-2022

"Sbitenschiki are sneaking around on air sleds": Moscow of ...

In 1914, the capital's confectionery factory "Einem" (after the revolution — "Red October") released a series of futuristic ...

Unknown photos of Hitler's bunker taken in April 1945

29-04-2022

Unknown photos of Hitler's bunker taken in April 1945

On April 30, 1945, when Germany's defeat in the war became an obvious fact, Adolf Hitler shot himself and his wife Eva Braun in his ...

What is so ancient that only Internet veterans can remember?

29-04-2022

What is so ancient that only Internet veterans can remember?

Nostalgia is a strange feeling.

How people waited for mobile phones: 18 photos from the past

29-04-2022

How people waited for mobile phones: 18 photos from the past

Before Motorola introduced the first portable phone in 1973, ordinary people also thought that the phone should be more convenient, ...

Amazing historical photos that you may not have seen yet

29-04-2022

Amazing historical photos that you may not have seen yet

Amazing and dramatic photos that will make you experience a variety of emotions. Even if you have seen some of these pictures, they ...

Sex symbols of the 50s, or what the standard of female beauty of that time looked like

29-04-2022

Sex symbols of the 50s, or what the standard of female beauty ...

This period in the history of fashion and beauty is considered the most feminine. Excessive thinness was not in trend then. Full ...

Pigeons and gas masks: the other side of the First World War

29-04-2022

Pigeons and gas masks: the other side of the First World War

On July 28, 1914, one of the most large — scale armed conflicts in the history of mankind began-the First World War, although it ...

Geniuses or liars? 7 people who claimed to have traveled through time

29-04-2022

Geniuses or liars? 7 people who claimed to have traveled ...

Dreams of time travel have haunted mankind since ancient times. The opportunity to see with your own eyes the events that changed ...

Burned, but saved the children: about the unprecedented feat of pilot Alexander Mamkin

29-04-2022

Burned, but saved the children: about the unprecedented feat ...

The name of Alexander p. Mamkin has gone down in history thanks to his exploits during the great Patriotic war. One of them is the ...

How in Russia there was a custom to kiss on the lips

29-04-2022

How in Russia there was a custom to kiss on the lips

Most scientists believe that people borrowed kisses on the lips from birds. The process of feeding the parents of the chicks from ...

Archaeologists found medieval hand grenades in Jerusalem

29-04-2022

Archaeologists found medieval hand grenades in Jerusalem

We know so little about the technologies of past eras that we tend to underestimate the technical potential of our ancestors. ...

"Think how we died": a horror story in the Dachau concentration camp

28-04-2022

"Think how we died": a horror story in the Dachau ...

On April 29, 1945, the Dachau concentration camp was liberated by units of the 45th Infantry Division of the US 7th Army. On this ...

5 Weirdest Cargoes Ever Carried

28-04-2022

5 Weirdest Cargoes Ever Carried

For many reasons, cargo has been transported back and forth around the world for centuries. Most of the items that you can carry ...

5 extinct animals that used to live in Russia

28-04-2022

5 extinct animals that used to live in Russia

More recently, a real tiger could be found in the Caucasus; and Moscow cynologists were engaged in breeding service dogs forgotten ...

Bird genocide: how nature took revenge on the Chinese for the extermination of sparrows

28-04-2022

Bird genocide: how nature took revenge on the Chinese for the ...

On February 12, 1958, Chinese leader Mao Zedong signed a historic decree on the extermination of all rats, flies, mosquitoes and ...

6 things that made the Incas cool

28-04-2022

6 things that made the Incas cool

While the Aztecs ripped out the hearts of the people on the tops of the pyramids, and the Mayan rulers pierced their tongues and ...

John Anglin, who escaped from Alcatraz 50 years ago, sent a letter to the FBI and asked for help

27-04-2022

John Anglin, who escaped from Alcatraz 50 years ago, sent a ...

In the entire history of Alcatraz prison, 36 prisoners have tried to escape, but previously it was believed that none succeeded in ...

The Queen of debauchery: The 5 sexiest women in history

27-04-2022

The Queen of debauchery: The 5 sexiest women in history

If you sometimes think that some women in our time have become too immoral, then you definitely think so. Because the mores of the ...