You must have heard of one of the most published authors of the 80s, whose works have been translated into dozens of languages. We are talking about Italo Calvino, an Italian writer, journalist and publicist. Let's take a closer look at his personality and work
The symbol of a ladybug: what kind of insect is it, its names in the culture of different peoples. How a small creature was reflected in ancient mythology. Talismans with images of a ladybug: what qualities are attributed to them?
There are several ways to get from Murmansk to Moscow - by car, by plane and by rail. The latter option is suitable for those who are not in a hurry, you can safely ride for 1.5 days among the northern landscapes. This train is also suitable for trips to St. Petersburg
Kazan is one of the largest cities in Russia in terms of population, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. The transport system of the city is well developed: metro, trams, trolleybuses and buses. We will dedicate our article specifically to the tram network of Kazan, tell about its history, features and main routes
The distance from Moscow to Kirov in a straight line is 800 kilometers, and along the highway - 950. This is, if you go to Kirov, which used to be called Vyatka, and there is also the city of Kirov in the Kaluga region, it is about 330 kilometers along the highway drive
The distance from Moscow to Ivanovo is 300 kilometers on the highway and 250 kilometers in a straight line. It can be easily passed both by car and by any regular transport, both bus and rail. From Ivanovo you can easily get to Palekh, Plyos and other beautiful places in the Ivanovo region
San Francisco Bay is located off the coast of the United States and is part of the Pacific Ocean. It connects with the Golden Gate Strait, which is known throughout the world for its suspension bridge. This unique natural area is gradually decreasing due to human activities. About the San Francisco Bay, its features and unusual facts related to it will be described in more detail in the article
Egypt is a state in northern Africa, leading its history back to the III millennium BC. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. What does Egypt look like today and how did it look in ancient times? What is the most interesting about this country, what are its natural and cultural features?
The first roads, as you know, began to build in ancient Rome. This article will focus on modern means of communication, called highways. These are paved roads with markings that allow cars to reach high speeds. What are the characteristics of a highway? And what is meant by this word in Russia?
Reading the reviews of those who moved to Stavropol, you are surprised at the inconsistency of those who wrote them. Most of them are positive. Not a smaller part contains both positive and negative points. There are also extremely negative ones. This is not surprising, since there are no identical people, opinions. Reviews are needed for those who have chosen this city as a permanent place of residence. So what is it - the center of the Stavropol Territory?
The city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia is the capital of the Islamic world. It is here that the famous Kaaba is located, as well as a number of other Muslim shrines. Quite popular among pilgrims is Hira Cave on Mount Jabal al-Nur. We will tell you about it in our article
Earthquakes occur time after time in the Altai Territory. The local population even developed something like immunity to this natural phenomenon. It happens that people don’t even notice new shocks, but there are very tangible shakes with a roar, furniture shaking and other unpleasant surprises. Undoubtedly, it is important to know where in Altai and why such surprises happen
The Kremlin in medieval Russia was called a city fortification - a structure consisting of a city-fortress surrounded by a fortress wall, on which there were towers and loopholes. All settlements, called cities in Russia, had fortifications that protected local residents from uninvited enemies
When it comes to amber, we present honey or cognac translucent stone. Not everyone knows that about 250 shades of amber are found in nature. There are very rare nuggets: blue, red, green. Royal amber is a subspecies of white, but with an exquisite shade of ivory
The number of cities in the modern world is in the thousands. But only a few of them actively introduce the latest technologies into their lives. What are the most modern cities in the world? By what signs can they be recognized? In this article, we will tell you about the most “smart” and high-tech megacities of the planet that are able and willing to keep up with the times
In the life of every person there come moments of farewell to relatives and friends. However, few people think in moments of grief about the history of cemeteries and the people buried there. This article is intended to introduce the history and contact details of the Sheremetyevo cemetery in Ryazan
The oldest and most populous state in Australia is New South Wales. Every third Australian lives on its territory. In this article, we will tell you in detail about the geography, natural features, history of settlement and the modern economy of this state
Soviet military leader who took part in three wars, and in two of them, the Civil and the Great Patriotic War, from the very beginning to victory. Army General Zakharov Georgy Fedorovich became the only front commander who did not receive the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Stalin considered him guilty of the breakthroughs of German troops in the rear of the Soviet troops near Bryansk and Stalingrad
Orel Region is one of the subjects of the Russian Federation, which is part of the Central Federal District. It covers an area of 24652 km2. The population is 739327 people. This entity was formed on September 27, 1937. Districts of the Oryol region are quite numerous
Who is a slave or a slave in ancient times? Everything is clear here - this is a simple person who did the hardest work just for food (sometimes a piece of bread and water). Slaves could be sold, beaten and even killed. After many years, the phenomenon of slavery practically disappeared. Is this really the case or is it just a reformatting? Let's try to figure it out: is the modern slave just an exaggerated expression or a real phenomenon?
Only the area of the districts of the Yaroslavl region exceeds the size of a country like Monaco. The Yaroslavl region alone, founded in 1929 and located in the eastern part of the region, has an area of 1,936.7 square kilometers. The total area of the Yaroslavl region today is 36.2 thousand square kilometers. This is quite comparable with the territory of any of the European states. The administrative structure of the region includes a hundred municipalities
Yugorsky Peninsula is located in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, between the Kara and Barents Seas. In addition to Yugorsky, the district also includes the Kanin Peninsula, the islands of Vaygach and Kolguev. It is separated from Vaygach Island by a strait called Yugorsky Shar. A brief description of the Yugorsky Peninsula - its relief, natural conditions, flora and fauna - will be presented in the article
Night club "Teatro" (Ufa) will delight guests with interesting programs and a good menu. This is a great place to relax. The institution is open until late, so it is great for those who like to have fun. The club is conveniently located, so you can come to it from different parts of the city
Trap is a word that came into Russian from Old Church Slavonic. Despite the fact that its meaning is understood, probably, by every person, it is of interest for consideration. This interest lies in the fact that it has several shades of interpretation, the study of which is carried out in this article
"Crystal" - the ice palace in Elektrostal - is very popular with the townspeople. They come to watch hockey matches in the center, as well as go skating. Enrollment for children in hockey groups, as well as figure skating sections
As you know, any disease is easier to prevent than to treat it later. The same worldly truth may well be applied to the problem of preventing family problems and child neglect
"The Urals is the stronghold of the state!" This catchphrase flies over the years over the Earth, signifying the confidence that the peoples of vast Russia are united and united and will always support each other in the cycle of events. At least the Ural region will not let you down. Great hopes have always been placed on it as an industrial territory with rich natural resources, human and intellectual and creative potential
In 1965, the Otkaznenskoe reservoir was built in the Stavropol Territory to regulate the flow of the Kuma River. To date, the period of its operation has long expired, most of the reservoir is silted up. After the spring flood of 2017 and the threat of a dam break, the reconstruction of the reservoir began
Tall growth and attractive appearance are considered the main criteria of beauty. For such people, the road is open everywhere: on the model podium, in show business, and in cinema. This is especially true for men. Which celebrity has a height of 188? Learn more about these people
Shandong (Jiaodong) Peninsula is located in the eastern part of China, in the province of Shandong. It protrudes into the Bohai Bay of the Yellow Sea for 350 km towards the Korean Peninsula. What is remarkable about it? In fact, it has been considered an island since the unification in 1282 of the northern and southern river routes into a single system
Hungry steppe… The Russian local historian and traveler Ilya Buyanovsky described this area in Central Asia as best as possible: “A region erased by the twentieth century, the disappearance of which hardly anyone regrets.” It looks very different today than it did 150 years ago. We will tell you in detail about the history of development and the economic significance of the Hungry Steppe in our article
Uzbekistan is a state in Central Asia, one of the former republics of the Soviet Union. The country has a fairly developed railway network. In our article, we will tell in detail about the history of development and the current state of the railways of Uzbekistan. In addition, you will learn about the features and types of passenger trains running in this exotic Central Asian country
In 1931, working people began to settle in the Far East in the floodplain of the Iman River: builders of the timber industry and logging companies. So the village Stroyka appeared. In 1957, the settlement was renamed Roschino in honor of the hero of the Civil War, who was shot in 1919
The Bureya River is a large left tributary of the Amur. In 1978-2003, here, at the level of the Talakan settlement, the Bureyskaya hydroelectric power station was erected. And above the dam, the Bureya reservoir appeared, sometimes called the Amur Sea
Firewood has been the only source of energy available to humanity for thousands of years. However, they have not lost their popularity even today. Therefore, it will be useful for many to know about such an important parameter as the combustion temperature of firewood
The small resort town of Anapa, located on the Black Sea coast, is known to almost every inhabitant of the former USSR. This is a famous children's he alth resort, balneological and climatic resort. The population of Anapa has now grown by more than 20% compared to the Soviet period. This can be explained by a number of reasons, including demographics, which, along with other factors, influenced the growth
St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) is a unique and extraordinary city on a global scale. The city lies at the mouth of the Neva River, near the Gulf of Finland. And the main "artery" of St. Petersburg, which arose back in the time of Peter the Great, is Nevsky Prospekt
Tiflis is modern Tbilisi and one of the oldest and most important cities in Transcaucasia. The article tells the history of the Georgian capital from its foundation to the Rose Revolution that took place in 2003. A brief description of the current state of the city and its economy is given
The article tells about the transport infrastructure of the capital of the Pskov region, about how many kilometers from Moscow to Pskov. Separately, it talks about ways to overcome the distance, attention is paid to rail transport and air travel
What happened in Volgograd in December 2013, many people know. Citizens remember this time with two terrorist attacks: on December 29, an explosion occurred at the central railway station, during the day, on December 30, there was a second explosion, this time in a trolleybus following route No. 15A