History

Alcoholism and treatment with mercury: how women lived in the Russian public houses of the XIX century

08-12-2022

Alcoholism and treatment with mercury: how women lived in the ...

In 1889, in Moscow, there were 111 public houses, 1898 — 68. By 1904, the number had increased to 73, and lived there more than a ...

Top 15 Greatest Football Players of All Time

08-12-2022

Top 15 Greatest Football Players of All Time

Lionel Messi, Argentina. This football player is one of the best football players of our time! He has won the UEFA Champions League ...

The story of Ann Russell Miller, a socialite and millionaire who became a nun

08-12-2022

The story of Ann Russell Miller, a socialite and millionaire ...

The other day, a 92-year-old nun who had taken vows of silence, seclusion and poverty many years ago died in a Chicago convent. For ...

To love in Russian: in peasant huts, retreated to sex

07-12-2022

To love in Russian: in peasant huts, retreated to sex

We know that in Russian families was always full of kids and the family was large and close-knit. Several generations were born, ...

The blue color has its own legends

07-12-2022

The blue color has its own legends

Blue paint used to be extracted from the semi-precious mineral lapis lazuli, it was expensive and very valuable, but then an ...

The kiss of shame and the carriage Masturbation: intimate traditions of Russia

07-12-2022

The kiss of shame and the carriage Masturbation: intimate ...

Our ancestors often cited as an example of how innocent and chaste people who have no sense of depravity and sin. But in fact, they ...

How nuns struggled with attraction to men

07-12-2022

How nuns struggled with attraction to men

Such a phenomenon as monasticism exists in many world religions. The way of life of monks and nuns implies selfless service to ...

You won't be nice by force, or When in Russia guys were forced to marry against their will

07-12-2022

You won't be nice by force, or When in Russia guys were ...

Men who were in no hurry to tie the knot have been at all times and among all peoples. No matter how high family values are in ...

Anatomical Venus, on whom pathologists of the XVIII century studied

06-12-2022

Anatomical Venus, on whom pathologists of the XVIII century ...

Anatomical Venus is a life—size female wax figure, usually with real human hair and glass eyes. It was made specifically for ...

Scientists have recreated the face of a young Greek woman who lived 9 thousand years ago

06-12-2022

Scientists have recreated the face of a young Greek woman who ...

The skull of this girl was found in the Theopetra cave in Greece. According to the assessment of the condition of the teeth, she ...

Mordovian Joan of Arc, the nun Alena Arzamas: ally Stepana Razina, treated with penicillin

06-12-2022

Mordovian Joan of Arc, the nun Alena Arzamas: ally Stepana ...

This woman combines disparate XVII century things — she was a nun, a rebel and a witch. It is shot from a bow, treat people ...

40 nostalgic frames: Yalta 90‑ies in the lens of British photographer

06-12-2022

40 nostalgic frames: Yalta 90‑ies in the lens of British ...

In summer 1995, British photographer Martin Parr visited Yalta, which he himself called the "Russian Riviera". In this series you ...

Harsh Romania of the 90s, where flocks of sheep blocked busy streets

05-12-2022

Harsh Romania of the 90s, where flocks of sheep blocked busy ...

Like the governments of all socialist countries, the Romanian Communists really wanted to surpass Western countries in terms of ...

How Syria sheltered refugees from Europe during World War II

05-12-2022

How Syria sheltered refugees from Europe during World War II

It's amazing how quickly people forget history. The current situation with Middle Eastern refugees in Europe is not the first and, ...

"The Curse" by Amadeo Modigliani

05-12-2022

"The Curse" by Amadeo Modigliani

The memory of the Italian artist Amadeo Modigliani is imprinted in his strange nickname Modi (from the French maudit — "damned"), ...

Crucifixion for schizophrenia and heroin for cough are the strangest treatments

05-12-2022

Crucifixion for schizophrenia and heroin for cough are the ...

Do you remember how the media was in a fever when the Ebola epidemic broke out in West Africa in 2015? Scientists and authorities ...

How does the toilet work on the plane, or Why it was impossible to eat blue ice before

05-12-2022

How does the toilet work on the plane, or Why it was ...

The elderly Thompson couple, resting on the porch of their home in Florida, were unpleasantly surprised when a viscous liquid, ...

10 photos of the Great Smog in London

04-12-2022

10 photos of the Great Smog in London

On December 5, 1952, one of the most terrible environmental events in the history of England took place. "Great Smog" (Eng. Great ...

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

04-12-2022

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

The 1980s were a truly revolutionary decade — in everything related to fashion, music, cinema, etc. Here are some candid (and ...

Polish Jews through the eyes of Alter Katzizne. Amazing pictures!

04-12-2022

Polish Jews through the eyes of Alter Katzizne. Amazing pictures!

There was a man with a funny name Alter Katzizne. He was a writer and playwright, and even a poet in some ways. A couple of his ...

Sergeant Stubby — heroic dog of the First World War

04-12-2022

Sergeant Stubby — heroic dog of the First World War

The name of the brave fellow in the photo is Sergeant Stubby. This sturdy guy is not just a dog, but a military man who has earned ...

The History of Crash Test Dummies — Volunteers, Dead People and Pigs

04-12-2022

The History of Crash Test Dummies — Volunteers, Dead People ...

As you know, the car is a source of increased danger. The first victim of a car accident is considered to be an Irish woman ...

30 colorized historical photos that tell about the events of the past

04-12-2022

30 colorized historical photos that tell about the events of ...

Colorization is a unique method of "coloring" pictures, which gives historical photographs a second life, and sends us on a journey ...

With your own hands: Processed images of the pre-digital era

03-12-2022

With your own hands: Processed images of the pre-digital era

The desire to modify the image obtained with the camera is as old as the photograph itself — only the methods have changed. ...

Jacob Riis: An immigrant photographer who shot an unknown half of New York

03-12-2022

Jacob Riis: An immigrant photographer who shot an unknown ...

In 1870, 21-year-old Jacob Riis immigrated from his native Denmark to the rapidly developing and growing New York. The young man ...

Thomas Edison's 15 Inventions that Changed the World

03-12-2022

Thomas Edison's 15 Inventions that Changed the World

On February 11, 1847, Thomas Alva Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, an incredibly successful inventor, scientist and businessman who ...