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How was the wedding night of the Cossacks

07-08-2022

How was the wedding night of the Cossacks

Despite the fact that the Cossacks have been considered part of the Russian people for centuries, their customs differed ...

Retro photos from the colorful Taiwan of the late 1970s

07-08-2022

Retro photos from the colorful Taiwan of the late 1970s

Taipei is the capital of the Republic of China and the official capital of Taiwan Province within the PRC. It is the political, ...

Florentine football: little for the war, but cruel for the game

07-08-2022

Florentine football: little for the war, but cruel for the game

Florence is not only the world capital of art, birthplace of the great Dante and the Italian literary language. This is a city ...

Then and now: 30 photo comparisons that show how the world is changing

07-08-2022

Then and now: 30 photo comparisons that show how the world is ...

Repeating photos of the same places after 10 or even 50 years has now become one of the fashion trends. Such pictures are a real ...

Echoes of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japanese culture

07-08-2022

Echoes of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in ...

On August 6, 1945, the Japanese city of Hiroshima was subjected to a nuclear attack by the United States, three days later the same ...

"Common villa", or How the toilet became an instrument of revenge of a lover

07-08-2022

"Common villa", or How the toilet became an instrument of ...

The number of unique architectural monuments in St. Petersburg is amazing. And there are some stories connected with each of them. ...

20 photos proving that people were much more stylish in the past

07-08-2022

20 photos proving that people were much more stylish in the past

No matter what times you consider "good old", many of you honor the past. And these photos show people who appreciated style, taste ...

"I have learned what a woman's power over men is": the mysterious life of Mata Hari

06-08-2022

"I have learned what a woman's power over men is": the ...

On August 7, 1876, Mata Hari was born — a spy and a courtesan, surrounded by a halo of mystery. This woman became a legend during ...

What did the first female bodybuilders of the early XX century look like

06-08-2022

What did the first female bodybuilders of the early XX ...

Meet the formidable, but charming female bodybuilders of the early XX century. It was they who stepped over social norms and ...

The most unusual stone buildings on Earth

06-08-2022

The most unusual stone buildings on Earth

Aqueduct without mortar, inclined library. William Hall's new book Stone is dedicated to the best buildings in the world, built ...

"Moral insanity": why Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich considered a disgrace of the Romanov family

06-08-2022

"Moral insanity": why Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich ...

Nephew of Emperor Alexander II, Grand Duke Nikolay Konstantinovich Romanov family was considered an outcast. Due to kleptomania he ...

Dad — a glass of port wine: how and what Russian rock stars drank

06-08-2022

Dad — a glass of port wine: how and what Russian rock stars ...

The average person imagines rock musicians as party-goers who live on the principle of "Live fast, die young" - with daily alcohol, ...

Brighter than a thousand suns: 20 scary shots in memory of the nuclear explosion in Hiroshima

06-08-2022

Brighter than a thousand suns: 20 scary shots in memory of ...

On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, using nuclear weapons for the first ...

Features of a Soviet-style wedding celebration

05-08-2022

Features of a Soviet-style wedding celebration

A wedding photo is both an artistic picture, a family heirloom, and a document imbued with the spirit of the times. In our ...

Toma Sankara is the only honest president in history who was killed by his best friend

05-08-2022

Toma Sankara is the only honest president in history who was ...

Once the African state of Burkina Faso was called Upper Volta and was an overseas territory of France. In the late 50s, Paris gave ...

How a football match caused an international conflict

05-08-2022

How a football match caused an international conflict

Football ultras smash stadiums after big matches and feel like pretty cool guys. Well, of course, against the background of ...

Oh, you son of a bitch! Why did Pushkin fake his death and become Alexander Dumas

05-08-2022

Oh, you son of a bitch! Why did Pushkin fake his death and ...

The brilliant poet, the founder of the modern Russian language Alexander Pushkin did not die as a result of a duel on the Black ...

What did historical figures look like in the cinema and in reality

05-08-2022

What did historical figures look like in the cinema and in ...

Film directors and screenwriters, shooting pictures about historical figures, often distort history in the direction of drama and ...

The French castle of Quesnel shortly before the devastating fire

05-08-2022

The French castle of Quesnel shortly before the devastating fire

Professional photographer Romain Thiery specializes in finding and shooting pianos in abandoned buildings in Europe. During his ...

Features of national marriage: a few facts about wedding customs in Russia

05-08-2022

Features of national marriage: a few facts about wedding ...

Wedding traditions in Russia have always been distinguished by originality. The bizarre interweaving of pagan rituals and Christian ...

World War II in the drawings of a 21-year-old soldier made in 1944

05-08-2022

World War II in the drawings of a 21-year-old soldier made in ...

A 21-year-old American soldier, born into a family of Russian immigrants, got to the European front during World War II. It is ...

New York of the 80s, suspiciously reminiscent of life in the USSR

04-08-2022

New York of the 80s, suspiciously reminiscent of life in the USSR

California photographer Janet Delaney has made a series of stunning images that convey the special spirit of New York. All the ...

Photos of the New York subway of the 1940s, taken by a young Stanley Kubrick

04-08-2022

Photos of the New York subway of the 1940s, taken by a young ...

Before Stanley Kubrick began making great science fiction and horror films, one of his first attempts to become famous was working ...

See history in colors: 30 colored archive photos from Sebastian de Oliveira

04-08-2022

See history in colors: 30 colored archive photos from ...

Parisian Sebastian de Oliveira (Sébastien de Oliveira) is a photographer and computer graphics specialist. And he is also a big ...

Why is the body of the Tsar-reformer Peter I lay unburied 6 years

04-08-2022

Why is the body of the Tsar-reformer Peter I lay unburied 6 years

Most researchers of the life of Tsar Peter I believe that it was buried soon after death, according to Christian tradition, in the ...

What did a woman need in Russia to get married?

03-08-2022

What did a woman need in Russia to get married?

From the very birth, a dowry was collected for a girl in a Russian family. And in the state treasury there was even a separate item ...