Region of Western Europe - a region of special history, culture, politics and economy. It is the core and foundation of the modern European Union. The article reveals which countries are included in this region, their destinies and development paths. A special point of consideration are the two main Western European countries - Germany and France
In the Hutsul dialect of Western Ukraine, a domestic rooster, a male black grouse and a bunch of cock feathers on a hat are called a kohut. But why and when did “kogut” change into “kugut” and the meaning of the word became offensive? What is the history and etymology of this saying?
The National Gallery of Armenia is considered one of the largest museums of fine arts in the territory of the former Soviet republics. Its funds contain more than 35 thousand works of Armenian, Russian, Western European and Eastern masters. Fifty-six gallery halls constantly present close to 26 thousand units of drawings, canvases, icons, arts and crafts
In the age of modern technology, many have forgotten what it means to sit down with a good book. And this is very sad. No virtual books, no fancy gadgets can replace communication with a living book. It is good that there are special institutions, reading rooms where you can take a work on your favorite topic and forget all the problems and hardships, finding yourself in the book world. This article will consider what services the library offers to them. Gorky (Vladivostok)
Among all the we alth of the Russian language, expressive means such as antithesis, metaphor, metonymy, litote, hyperbole, synecdoche, and, of course, epithet occupy a special place. We see examples of epithets in our life at every step, we unconsciously use them in speech, but we do not realize what a unique means of expression we have. In the article we will talk in more detail about what an epithet is. Examples of this expressive means will help to clearly understand its essence
There is an opinion in the world community that a Russian person cannot be imagined without a mat. Swearing in our country people belonging to almost all social strata. Often, swear words can be heard on TV screens, on the radio, and even in kindergarten from a very young child. Most of us treat profanity quite normally, considering it just a means of expressing our emotions. However, in reality, profanity carries a serious destructive effect
Today, charity is an important part of society. To combine efforts and systematize the process of providing assistance, as well as control (funds and resources must reach the recipient), many organizations and funds specializing in this area have been created. Over the past years, many countries around the world have been celebrating a special holiday - International Day of Charity, September 5th. This is a special date
Tourism today is one of the most popular hobbies around the world. Millions of people make daily trips abroad and short trips, go on various excursions or go sightseeing on their own. Such a total passion for new experiences could not but be reflected in the calendar. From this article you will learn everything about the holiday dedicated to avid travelers
Tver is a magnificent city that can surprise with its ancient architecture, and the Tver region is an ideal place for a naturalist. There is also an activity for connoisseurs of art and antiquities in Tver. Numerous museums will reveal all the secrets of this land. The Tver State United Museum is rightfully considered one of the largest museum associations in the Russian Federation. It consists of numerous branches and divisions
In Russia there are two largest libraries in the world at once, which can boast not only their huge book fund, but also a centuries-old history. According to statistics, the former Lenin Library in Moscow is visited by 5 people per minute. Who said the library is boring?
Every person has a first name, middle name and last name. And if the names rarely surprise with their originality, then the surnames can be very diverse. This obligatory attribute that accompanies a person all his life can tell a lot about his owner. The surname will tell about nationality, belonging to any kind, but most importantly, the surname can tell the story of the family of its owner. In this article, we will consider the origin of the surname Moiseev, which seems to be quite controversial
A mosque is a place of worship. For every Muslim, it is a sacred place. There are several types of mosques, depending on the functions that they should perform. But all mosques serve for prayer. The rich decoration of these structures often speaks of the greatness of the faith of the people and the we alth of the Islamic state. Like many of the most beautiful buildings in the world, mosques are also divided according to their significance and unique design
The Museum of the History of St. Petersburg is the place where you want to return again and again. The age of computer technology, bold decisions, creative approach and most importantly - true professionals in their field - have created a space for us where we want to learn. They gave us the opportunity to look at history, at the museum, at the exhibition in a different way. What is so special about this history museum and interactive park, we will learn from this article
It is impossible to imagine a social mechanism without the principles of communication, on which certain norms, patterns and rules are based. If they are not observed, then all the interaction of people will be reduced to the satisfaction of personal needs, which is the unconditional degradation of society. This article discusses in detail some of the nuances of the relationship between people
When pronouncing phraseologism “The game is not worth the candle”, a person implies that the conceived business is unprofitable, unprofitable. This expression came into the Russian language from the past, having a real fact under it. But which one? This is worth dealing with
Buildings erected before our era, invariably attract the interest of modern mankind. The oldest of the mysterious structures is considered to be a step pyramid, the project of which was invented by the architect Imhotep. This miracle was created back in the 27th century BC and made a significant contribution to the study of one of the most ancient civilizations. What is known about the mysterious building that became the tomb of Pharaoh Djoser?
First of all, it is worth noting that phraseological units are essential components of the vocabulary of the Russian language. They have been used for many centuries and practically do not lose their essence, although they undergo some changes. But what is the meaning of the expression "bow at the feet"? Are there other interesting phraseological units that are similar in meaning?
The origin of the name Anokhin cannot be called simple. There are a large number of theories that speak of Anokhin as a secretive and simple-hearted person. What does the name Anokhin mean, how did they manage to rise from the working people to hereditary nobles - read the article
Since ancient times, people in love have been accustomed to giving each other various tender nicknames. There are many affectionate appeals to a man and a woman. After all, every couple goes through touching romantic scenes. Therefore, the knowledge of affectionate appeals to a beloved man or woman is of particular importance. Lovely and tender words can melt the coldest heart. They help build a trusting relationship for a husband and wife for a long period
The Russian language is replete with a wide variety of phraseological units and established expressions. Many of them sound rather strange. Let's try to figure out what the saying "These are pies with kittens" means and where it comes from
Modern experts and analysts, studying love relationships, explain them by hormonal mechanisms. And this is in contrast to the opinion expressed by writers and poets two hundred years ago. Then love had a spiritual beginning. The search for the original source will continue in the future
In large companies it is difficult to attract the attention of all those present at once. It is for this that many people prefer some quests to simple gatherings, which should bring team spirit and he althy rivalry to the team. Such entertainments include the quest "Ghost Ship"
Meadow Mari live in the Republic of Mari El, having their own culture, language and traditions, which are rooted in the mists of time. The history of this people is very interesting, and their customs and beautiful national costumes are amazing
Museums dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust operate all over the world, as this terrible phenomenon affected the inhabitants of many countries. In 1998, the Holocaust Museum appeared in Moscow on Poklonnaya Hill. It was created on the initiative of the Russian Jewish Congress. It is located in the building of the Memorial Synagogue. The museum was dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust, who suffered and died at the hands of the Nazis, as well as to the Jews who fought in the Red Army
The city of Cheboksary, located on the right bank of the Volga, attracts tourists with numerous sights. But acquaintance with it must certainly begin with a visit to the Chuvash National Museum. After reading this article, you will find out the address of the local history museum in Cheboksary. In addition, you can get acquainted with the history of its creation, feedback from visitors and features of the exposition
Foul - who is this? An unpleasant, mean person. Does this word have other meanings? What else could be ugly? In what styles of speech can such a word not be used? What is the origin of the word "bad, how is it formed?
Poles - what is their mentality? Do known stereotypes correspond to reality? How do other nations perceive Poles, but how do they perceive themselves? What should not be done so as not to offend the Pole? Elements of culture: costume, traditions, cuisine, dances
Ace of diamonds - this concept came to us from the world of card games. Diamonds is a suit depicted as a red rhombus. Ace - a playing card of higher or lower value (depending on the rules of the game). In certain social groups, the ace of diamonds has its own specific meaning
Modern slang and jargon is full of different concepts. Everyone knows the meaning of some. But there are also those whose meaning not everyone guesses. For example, what is "lavandos"? Where did it come from? This question was asked even by the hero of Pelevin's famous novel
Famous sculptures by Antonio Canova and Giovanni Bernini on an ancient story about the love of Cupid and Psyche. Description of sculptures, history of their creation, parameters, location. Replicas of Canova's creations. The history of their entry into the Hermitage. Sculpture by Bernini in the summer garden
What is a cultural code? Signs, examples, functions. Related concepts of symbol and sign. What is a symbol of culture, examples of the most famous. Types of sign systems. Semiotics as a science of signs: famous representatives, branches of science
What is the connection between a hospital dressing box and a prostitute? What are Bixes? What jargon is the word used in, and how does its meaning change? How did such a concept come about?
Drug slang. How did it come about, what are the main methods used. Functions of drug addict slang. Examples from contemporary culture. Basic jargon concepts related to the name, manufacture, distribution and use of drugs
What does the phrase "to pawn by the collar" imply? In what cases should it be used? Did the phrase really appear during the time of Peter I and under what circumstances? What role did the guards officer Nikolai Raevsky play?
The era of postmodernism in literature was marked by the emergence of new terms and concepts. One of the key was the simulacrum, the concept of which was developed by such thinkers as Georges Bataille, Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze. This concept is one of the key in postmodern theory
In the cultures of other countries, you can find many different rituals that arose in antiquity. To some they seem unusual, to others - frightening, but it is always interesting to study them. So, for example, in India, a rite called sati arose a very long time ago. When did it appear, what is it connected with and does it exist in modern India?
Carpet is a very important part of the interior of our home. Sometimes carpets are beautiful, so collectors start collecting them. Collections are gradually turning into museums. There are museums of carpets in countries where their production is one of the national crafts. These include Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan
Our article is devoted to answering the question of whether a guy should pay for a girl if they visit a cafe, cinema or restaurant together. This problem has several aspects, which we will focus on. In addition, the nature of the relationship is very important here, which can be friendly, romantic or business
Museums are different, but this one is especially original. The world's first Museum of dumplings opened in the city of Miass, Chelyabinsk region, and has already gained fame and popularity among numerous visitors. After all, many people are interested in learning about the history of a dish popular in Russia, trying to mold unusual dumplings with their own hands and tasting them
Moscow region can be considered one of the most interesting regions of Russia and the former USSR. There are many interesting places on its territory, including museums on various topics: military, historical, literary, memorial, art