History

The feat of the Soviet chauffeur: How Maxim Tverdokhleb delivered tangerines to the children of besieged Leningrad

30-12-2021

The feat of the Soviet chauffeur: How Maxim Tverdokhleb ...

Under enemy fire, in the winter cold, wounded - he continued on his way, thinking about those who are waiting for him on the other ...

What is "sacred tales" and why Russia laughed at confidential

30-12-2021

What is "sacred tales" and why Russia laughed at confidential

Obscene anecdotes, stories and jokes used in Russia popularity always. Even in an era when almost all aspects of life were ruled by ...

20 portraits of a girl who set the standards of female beauty in the early 20th century

30-12-2021

20 portraits of a girl who set the standards of female beauty ...

At the very beginning of the 20th century, American Evelyn Nesbit (1884-1967) was known to millions of people: her face and figure ...

"Goodbye, my friend, goodbye": 5 versions of Sergei Yesenin's death

30-12-2021

"Goodbye, my friend, goodbye": 5 versions of Sergei Yesenin's ...

On December 28, 1925, the great Russian poet Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin died. And his death became one of the most mysterious and ...

Why did English archers fight without trousers at the Battle of Agincourt

30-12-2021

Why did English archers fight without trousers at the Battle ...

The victory of the British over the French at Agincourt in 1415 was one of the most important events of the Hundred Years' War. The ...

Syphilis and personality - which historical persons are suspected of a bad disease

29-12-2021

Syphilis and personality - which historical persons are ...

As you know, neither genius nor merit to the fatherland and the people do not make a person invulnerable from ailments. Therefore, ...

Hop-stop, we are not afraid of Scotland Yard: Color photographs of criminals of the 1930s

29-12-2021

Hop-stop, we are not afraid of Scotland Yard: Color ...

This series of pictures of criminals from the county of Tyne and Wear, engaged in their dirty deeds in the 1930s, was recently ...

What are the restrictions for women operated in the Russian bath

29-12-2021

What are the restrictions for women operated in the Russian bath

For Russian people Banya was never just a place for washing. It's an iconic, almost sacred place to visit which has been taken most ...

20 stories of the appearance of scars in Russian and foreign stars

28-12-2021

20 stories of the appearance of scars in Russian and foreign ...

Every scar has its own story. The marks may remind of childhood adventures, as well as riots or sad events of adult life, but they ...

"Love in female form" by Marina Tsvetaeva. What kind of relationship did the poet have with the actress Sophia Golliday?

28-12-2021

"Love in female form" by Marina Tsvetaeva. What kind of ...

Marina Tsvetaeva has never been a prude. In addition to her beloved husband Sergei Efron, there was a place in her life for another ...

The 10 most horrific mass suicides in human history

27-12-2021

The 10 most horrific mass suicides in human history

Mass suicides have always been perceived as cruel and terrible events. Unfortunately, they have happened more than once in the ...

Archive photos that captured rare historical moments

27-12-2021

Archive photos that captured rare historical moments

Sometimes a single photo can tell a lot more than all those dry paragraphs of historical references. These pictures will tell you ...

10 facts about Cleopatra

27-12-2021

10 facts about Cleopatra

One of the most famous and influential women in history, without a doubt, was Cleopatra, the last queen of Hellenistic Egypt. She ...

The history of Nike Cortez sneakers – the most criminal shoes in the world

27-12-2021

The history of Nike Cortez sneakers – the most criminal ...

In the USA, the best and sometimes the only way to recognize a gangster is to look at his sneakers. Each gang in the States has its ...

5 design breakthroughs that forever entered the history

26-12-2021

5 design breakthroughs that forever entered the history

Modern man is difficult to surprise with cart for supermarket or table lamp, which is able to rotate in different directions. Yeah, ...

Women's knife fights: Why women in different eras took up cold weapons

26-12-2021

Women's knife fights: Why women in different eras took up ...

We usually imagine a woman with a knife in the kitchen and this image is not associated with danger and violence. But this was not ...

Quinoa, bear meat, sterlet and other delights of Old Slavic cuisine

26-12-2021

Quinoa, bear meat, sterlet and other delights of Old Slavic ...

And what do you have for dinner tonight? Vegetable salad, fried potatoes with chicken? These dishes have become so familiar to us ...

They were wanted by the police: Impressive photos of British criminals of the past

26-12-2021

They were wanted by the police: Impressive photos of British ...

These women were arrested for various crimes - from shoplifting to smuggling. But are there serial killers among them? We do not ...

Favorite Soviet actors in childhood and adulthood

26-12-2021

Favorite Soviet actors in childhood and adulthood

That looked like famous actors of the Soviet screen in the childhood years. Unfortunately, many archived images are preserved not ...

Was there really a pirate "black mark"

26-12-2021

Was there really a pirate "black mark"

Since childhood, we have been sure that real pirates are afraid of only one thing – the "black mark". The sign of robber ...

The King of scammers — how Victor Lustig was able to sell the Eiffel Tower. Twice

26-12-2021

The King of scammers — how Victor Lustig was able to sell ...

Victor Lustig is considered one of the most skillful and famous scammers in the world. He was arrested about 50 times and released ...

Saturnalia is a loose holiday of the ancient Romans, which replaced Christmas for them

26-12-2021

Saturnalia is a loose holiday of the ancient Romans, which ...

Many believe that winter holidays appeared together with Christianity. But this is not so — before Christmas appeared, another ...

Godmother: 25 rare photos of women of the gangster world

26-12-2021

Godmother: 25 rare photos of women of the gangster world

Famous gangsters were always surrounded by women: windy beautiful mistresses, nondescript faithful wives, famous actresses and ...

Voluntary starvation: how the 1944 Minnesota Experiment ended

26-12-2021

Voluntary starvation: how the 1944 Minnesota Experiment ended

During the Second World War, people, surprisingly enough, did not die en masse from bullets and shells at all. They were facing one ...

Who made the Croatian island of Baljenac look like a fingerprint

25-12-2021

Who made the Croatian island of Baljenac look like a fingerprint

Everyone who sees the island of Balenac from above has a question - what happened to this piece of land. This is not surprising, ...

22 unique artifacts from the past that amaze and delight

25-12-2021

22 unique artifacts from the past that amaze and delight

It seems that the past epochs, with their primitive technologies, have left us nothing impressive except for famous works of art ...