There are only two of them left: Count von Keller and Khan of Nakhichevan
I decided to make this repost of the revelation of the encryptor Anatoly Klepov only because I have two historical "puzzles" in my hands, adding which to the story of this man of a rare profession makes the history of Russia even more interesting and even more understandable
Before Peter I, secular sculpture practically did not exist in Russia
There is a country on the world map that lies on the very edge of Europe. Distant, mysterious and creepy for a civilized European. Rumor has it that it is from those lands that courageous merchants bring all the furs in which the European nobility go, and, from which wax is made almost half of the candles for Catholic churches
It turns out that beauty contests and auditions were invented long before the era of television. In Russia, the search for a tsar's wife was so difficult that it was necessary to look through hundreds and even thousands of excellent applicants until the very same
On November 26, 2015, the outstanding Russian ethnologist and art critic Svetlana Vasilyevna Zharnikova passed away. Much of what we are now just beginning to understand was discovered by Svetlana Zharnikova back in the Soviet years, carrying out scientific work at the Institute of Anthropology of the Academy of Sciences
January 4 - the fortieth day since the death of Svetlana Zharnikova - a remarkable scientist - researcher of ancient Slavic civilizations
Perhaps the only program on one of the central TV channels, where they talked about Svetlana Zharnikova. She was one of those who proved the northern origin of the Aryans, whose culture formed the basis of many civilizations. Among academic science, this most important issue is deliberately clouded over by the crafty term "Indo-Europeans"
Svetlana Vasilievna Zharnikova died yesterday morning in St. Petersburg. There is no person who would more convincingly and thoroughly prove the primacy of the culture of the White Race in relation to Indian culture, which is considered the oldest in history … It was the Rus civilization that became the cradle for many cultures of the planet
The symbolism of the underwear shirt in the Russian folk tradition is deep and interesting. In everyday life, the shirt was the main form of clothing; both men's and women's shirts were sewn from linen, decorating them with woven ornaments and embroidery. Old Russian rubs were straight cut, tunic-shaped and cut from a cloth bent in half. Sleeves were made narrow and long, in women's shirts they were gathered in folds at the wrist and fastened with bracelets
Genuine, and not a substitute real Russian language, today, is hardly the only source that can return and explain to us much of what we have lost, both deliberately and violently, and through stupidity, and through negligence
The main goal is to learn to understand the Russian language in all its original splendor and magic, so that from now on, if not everything in the world, then a lot and, most importantly, what is consciously understood with ease and grace
During the war, Dmitry Fedorovich Loza was a tanker, but he had to fight not on domestic vehicles, but on the tanks of the allies, about which he knows absolutely everything
Hey, Russian, hey, Sashka, are you still alive? I thought that you burned out in your tank … You will still burn. I will set you on fire until you have a grave, - a strange voice came from the radio
In August 1941, the 107th separate tank battalion was formed on the Leningrad front. Initially, it was armed with BT-5 and BT-7 tanks. During the winter battles of 1942, the battalion lost all tanks and by March was in Olomn without material
This story, told by 90-year-old Vladimir Ivanovich Trunin, a representative of the golden generation of front-line soldiers, amazes with the natural and ingenuous courage of the Russian people. A simple incident at the winter ferry eloquently demonstrates the qualities of the Victorious people
The text was compiled on the basis of the diary entries of Vladimir Ivanovich Trunin, about which we have already told our readers more than once. This information is unique in that it is transmitted first-hand, from a tanker who went through the whole war on a tank
The healing effect of fresh natural mineral water consists in replacing the cellular water with a partially destroyed structure with individually structured water, which allows to increase the life time and efficiency of absolutely all human cells, as well as in a beneficial complex effect on the entire body as a whole, which allows the body to extinguish internal foci of pathologies
Not a moment of doubt! .. Information is embedded in the human genetic code. And if we were to study the true history, we would have no equals in the world, and no one would be able to humiliate and destroy us
The Russian people in its three varieties - Great Russian, Belarusian and Little Russian - is today one of the largest Aryan peoples, second only in number to the English-speaking methanation
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase "Russian" style? Probably - kokoshniks, painting in the Gzhel or Khokhloma style, carved frames on the windows. But how and when did the style appear, are there meanings in these patterns?
About a year ago, my colleagues and I learned about Ivan Drozdov, a wonderful Russian writer. This marked the beginning of our cooperation, even friendship. Thanks to the new website dedicated to the work of Ivan Vladimirovich, thanks to the Russian News Agency, it was possible to lift the concrete slab of silence over this writer
Somehow I caught myself thinking - it's time! If not now, then never! And in old age, sitting on a bench, I will look longingly at the youth, tormenting myself with thoughts of what I could have done, but I was afraid
To create an “individual” news picture for any of us and to falsify the media reports selected in it, the efforts of one programmer are enough today. Specialists in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity told Izvestia about this
The biography of Ivan Trevogin is more like the plot of an adventure novel. A boy from a small provincial town of the Russian Empire in 1783 in Paris posing as the heir to the throne of a fictional kingdom
On a polar day, local residents seal the windows with foil, at a temperature of +12, they smear with sun cream and hide cats from local authorities
Descendants of German settlers still preserve the culture and traditions of their ancestors in the Altai and Omsk steppes
The state symbols of Russia have a complex, confusing past. We still do not know "where it came from" the two-headed eagle, why George the Victorious was chosen as the "heraldic patron", and not Andrew the First-Called or Nicholas the Pleasant, whose veneration in Russia was much wider. But the genealogy of the coats of arms of Russian cities is even more confusing, the logic of symbolism of which is sometimes simply impossible to comprehend
All his life, with his striking articles, he fought for the strengthening of the Russian state, bravely exposing corrupt officials, liberal democrats and revolutionaries, warning of the threat looming over the country. The Bolsheviks who seized power in Russia did not forgive him for this. Menshikov was shot in 1918 with extreme cruelty in front of his wife and six children
The Russian smile has a great national originality - in practice, it performs completely different, if not opposite, functions than a smile in European countries
Before marriage, girls wore one braid. At a bachelorette party, girlfriends, howling and crying, probably due to envy, twisted one braid into two. It was two braids that were worn by married women in Russia. One scythe fed her life, and the other - future offspring
Jens Siegert has been living in Moscow for 26 years and even wrote a book entitled "111 reasons to love Russia." He told Russia Beyond about the elegance of Russian participles, the magical properties of the Russian mat, and the mysterious "Russian soul" or lack thereof
"Sleep - brother to death", "Sleepy that dead" - Russian proverbs said. In the minds of ancient people, a dream opened the door to the other world, allowed the living to see the past and the future, communicate with the deceased and receive advice or warning
In the old days, the headdress was the most significant and elegant piece of a woman's costume. He could tell a lot about his owner - about her age, marital and social status, and even about whether she has children
In the literary community, jokes about the length of the works of Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy are among the most popular. However, the writer not only successfully composed long sentences, but also knew how to express thoughts vividly in a short form. Theory & Practice cites Tolstoy's best diaries about art, education and death
The custom of tsarist reviews in Russia existed for a very short time. Despite this, he went down in history and is mercilessly exploited in literature, cinema and painting. That is why this action was overgrown with speculation and few people know about the true essence of the event. How did the ritual of choosing a bride for the monarch come to be in our country, and by what criteria did they choose the future queen?
Anthropologist Natalya Konradova went to the Ural Mari and drank with their dead: the village dead remain active family members even after death. But this is not just a pagan exoticism, the Mari just remember what we forgot just a couple of generations ago - but most likely they will remember very soon
Different countries have different combinations of natural resources and the quality of life of the people. Let's single out three options: First: "rich country" and "wealthy people"
Is it possible to enjoy life when it is minus 50 outside the window? And how, some believe, if before that it was minus 60! Russia is traditionally associated with snow and cold weather, and Russians themselves are considered so frost-resistant that they eat ice cream on the street even in the harsh winter. Is it true that all Russians are not afraid of frost?