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Reformatting Consciousness: On the Way to the Great Reform

Reformatting Consciousness: On the Way to the Great Reform

The accession to the throne on February 19, 1855, of Emperor Alexander II took place under very dramatic circumstances: military defeats and general dissatisfaction with the old government. But luckily, every...
Geography of Russian epics of the Kyiv cycle

Geography of Russian epics of the Kyiv cycle

The storytellers of the northern Russian provinces had little idea of ​​the southern principalities, but attempts are being made to identify the objects of epic geography with real ones ...
How "Greek fire" saved Constantinople

How "Greek fire" saved Constantinople

Continuation of a series of articles on the sieges of the capital of Byzantium - Constantinople. About the mysterious "Greek fire", which was used by the Byzantines in the fleet and in the defense of Constantinople...
Cypriot adventures of St. Thekla

Cypriot adventures of St. Thekla

In Cyprus, the monastery of St. Thekla is known to every Cypriot. On October 7, on St. Thekla's Day, Christians from all over the island rush here. Take a bath at the spring. And they gain healing in it ...
How Ukraine was sold for a bottle of schnapps

How Ukraine was sold for a bottle of schnapps

The abolition of Prohibition and the appearance of the German occupation troops in Kyiv coincided, so a joke appeared at that time: “They sold Ukraine for a bottle of schnapps!” The Germans quickly put the separatists in their place...
Dromons in defense of Constantinople

Dromons in defense of Constantinople

About the most important instrument of the defense of the capital, washed from three sides by water - the fleet and its ships...
"And with the motto maybe"

"And with the motto maybe"

A new beautiful fairy tale, created literally before our eyes, and the real events that served as its basis...
Bodelvidan Castle "Ladies in Blue"

Bodelvidan Castle "Ladies in Blue"

Bodelvidan Castle is one of the last British castles built in the Middle Ages, that is, quite a bit more, and it could have never been born!...
Castles and donjons

Castles and donjons

Castles began to be built primarily in Normandy already in the XNUMXth century. The reason is this: after the death of Charlemagne, a huge empire collapsed. The sons and grandsons of Charles got deeper and deeper into the territorial...
The lies of the Norman theory

The lies of the Norman theory

1160th anniversary of Russian statehood. The year 862 is traditionally considered the starting point of national statehood. This year the vocation of the Russian prince Rurik took place...
Blockade of Leningrad must be recognized as genocide

Blockade of Leningrad must be recognized as genocide

A hearing on recognizing the crimes of the war in the Leningrad region as genocide was held in the Leningrad Regional Court. The losses of the USSR during the blockade of Leningrad ranged from 600 thousand to 1,5 million people ...
Battle of Mesothene

Battle of Mesothene

In September 1812, Russian troops under the command of Steingel and Essen tried to defeat the Prussian corps in the direction of Riga. The offensive failed, our troops returned to Riga...
Carlisle and Maria

Carlisle and Maria

Mary was born in 1542 and became Queen of Scots when she was only six days old. While she was a child, Scotland was ruled by regents...
Carlisle Castle: A History Through the Ages

Carlisle Castle: A History Through the Ages

There are castles, which, despite their formidable appearance, almost never participated in hostilities. And there are those who are "lucky" to be in their center for a number of centuries. And even...