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Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

03-08-2020

Shocking scenes from the life of a Muse of Mayakovsky

42 years ago, on 4 August 1978, passed away shocking Lilya Brik. Admired her, envied her, hated her, but most importantly — loved ...

Honor more than life: like the samurai in Japan did harakiri

30-07-2020

Honor more than life: like the samurai in Japan did harakiri

A stunning series of vintage photographs shows the life of Japanese samurai warriors 130 years ago. Among the photographs are those ...

Headless photoshop of the last century

28-07-2020

Headless photoshop of the last century

These pictures collected on the Internet auction site eBay and elsewhere by the collector Robert E. Jackson, offer an unusual and ...

Pigeons and masks: the other side of the First world

28-07-2020

Pigeons and masks: the other side of the First world

28 July 1914 began one of the most widespread armed conflict in human history — the First world war, although to call her that ...

Taburetovka, benzynowa and govenance: how to "survive" the Soviet profligate 80s

27-07-2020

Taburetovka, benzynowa and govenance: how to "survive" the ...

Thanks to the party my dear, there is no vodka in the output! But do not you cry, my Mary, — my Cologne I napiza! This kind of ...

Burger: the history of food took the world by storm

27-07-2020

Burger: the history of food took the world by storm

July 27 is the birthday of the hamburger. Its name the main American sandwich obliged immigrants from Hamburg. However, in order to ...

The Soviet youth of the 60's through the eyes of American photographer

26-07-2020

The Soviet youth of the 60's through the eyes of American ...

In November 1967, on the cover of LIFE magazine there was a picture from the series "Soviet youth" (Soviet Youth) photographer bill ...

A single bottle of wine for the Musketeers, or As we have been deceived by Dumas

23-07-2020

A single bottle of wine for the Musketeers, or As we have ...

24 July, 1802, there appeared Alexander Dumas the father, the author of the famous musketeer trilogy. In his birthday I want to ...

The horrific pictures of the Polish artist, who was killed by a deranged Teens

23-07-2020

The horrific pictures of the Polish artist, who was killed by ...

One of the most popular Polish artists of the XX century, zdzisław Beksiński (Zdzislaw Beksinski) are almost never given names to ...

The Haitian massacre of 1804: why is it like to remember the protesters are African-Americans

23-07-2020

The Haitian massacre of 1804: why is it like to remember the ...

Among the many slogans protesting black Americans has been noticed banners reading «In Haiti did so in 1804. Came second ...

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

22-07-2020

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

The Baltic States in the Soviet years was something like their "little abroad" is a beautiful, clean streets of the Baltic cities, ...

When you extend a tram line in Edinburgh has discovered a 700-year-old human skeletons

21-07-2020

When you extend a tram line in Edinburgh has discovered a ...

The distant past looks in our present unexpected findings. During the extension of the tram line in Edinburgh, the workers came ...

30 unique species of old Paris

21-07-2020

30 unique species of old Paris

Paris — the city is amazing and magical, with the streets on both banks of the Seine. Its historic centre was developed over many ...

11 of the most interesting lenses in the history of photography

20-07-2020

11 of the most interesting lenses in the history of photography

For nearly two centuries, the evolving art of photography, and with it the equipment that allows people to capture the world around ...

What was Iraq before the war and sanctions

19-07-2020

What was Iraq before the war and sanctions

Iraq lives in a state of almost incessant conflict and under international sanctions since 1980, when the war began in neighbouring ...

Looked like the 5 stages of intoxication 150 years ago

19-07-2020

Looked like the 5 stages of intoxication 150 years ago

This series of photos perfectly illustrates how alcohol turns respectable man in the tottering wreck, belching a bad smell, curse ...

A story of love, which was against the whole world

18-07-2020

A story of love, which was against the whole world

The love story and marriage of the first President of Botswana sir Seretse Khama and Englishwoman Ruth Williams caused an ...

Dance off on the dance marathons of the 1920s and 30s years

18-07-2020

Dance off on the dance marathons of the 1920s and 30s years

During the great depression in the United States was a crazy fad called "dance marathons". They lasted for hours, weeks, even ...

Mystery of the cursed bread: who is to blame, the CIA, Stalin or ergot?

17-07-2020

Mystery of the cursed bread: who is to blame, the CIA, Stalin ...

1951. A small town in the South of France suddenly strikes a strange illness. It starts almost innocently, headaches, nausea, ...

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

17-07-2020

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

In the land of the Rising Sun since ancient times in many existed professional courtesans, geishas, and prostitutes-the oiran, with ...

"Glavnokomanduyuschim Stalin" and other typos that made history

16-07-2020

"Glavnokomanduyuschim Stalin" and other typos that made history

Since pre-revolutionary times to the present day for an unfortunate typo in the press sometimes paid career, and even life. We have ...

Incredible Dubai: Pictures of the UAE before the opening of the oil

16-07-2020

Incredible Dubai: Pictures of the UAE before the opening of ...

Today Dubai — is a huge metropolis with skyscrapers, which looks futuristica any other city on earth. But in 1833, when Dubai ...

The latest suicide bomber in Britain: what were executed the former model and mother of two Ruth Ellis

16-07-2020

The latest suicide bomber in Britain: what were executed the ...

In the spring of 1955, the British press was enthusiastic murder. On a London street several shots from a revolver, was killed ...

"The emancipation of the workers": what was life like the Lord's servant before the revolution

16-07-2020

"The emancipation of the workers": what was life like the ...

The beginning of the XX century — the time very vague. The lower classes, as he wrote later, comrade Lenin, could not, while ...

Nuclear weapons testing — 75 years

15-07-2020

Nuclear weapons testing — 75 years

Since the first nuclear explosion, codenamed Trinity, on 16 July 1945, was held for nearly two thousand atomic bomb tests, and most ...

That Russia borrowed from the Tatars

14-07-2020

That Russia borrowed from the Tatars

It is not only the battle cry "hurrah!" the word "hero", fighting cavalry, clothing, postal stations, the drivers. But the ...