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Tsiolkovsky and his elevator to heaven
Tsiolkovsky and his elevator to heaven

Tsiolkovsky and his elevator to heaven

Wednesday 28, May 2014, 7:17 pm Autor: Red

In 1979 the famous British writer Arthur C. Clarke published his novel "The Fountains of Paradise" where some scientists built a very peculiar elevator, which went up to 36 kilometers. What very few people know is that this elevator did not come out of this science fiction writer’s mind. It's actually the invention of a Russian scientist who was born 122 years before the publication of this novel.

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Russian history: 4th week of May
Russian history: 4th week of May

Russian history: 4th week of May

Monday 26, May 2014, 4:44 pm Autor: Red

Do you want to know what happened in the last week of May in Russian history? Today we will talk about the birth of one of the most spectacular cities in the world, also about Boris Yeltsin and the announcement of the Edict of Ems. We will remember events like the return to Russia of the Amber Room at Catherine Palace

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Why should I learn Russian?
Why should I learn Russian?

Why should I learn Russian?

Tuesday 20, May 2014, 3:07 pm Autor: Red

This is a blog about Russian culture, history and language, so it is only natural that one of our missions is to encourage you to learn Russian. Today we are going to give you some reasons to stop what you are doing right now, so you start learning this wonderful language.

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Russian history: 3rd week of May
Russian history: 3rd week of May

Russian history: 3rd week of May

Saturday 17, May 2014, 12:00 pm Autor: Red

Elton John was the first Western singer who performed in the USSR. This happened in the month of May, as it was also in May when Russia changed its capital city, when Trotsky 's arrived to the October Revolution or the first visit of a US president to Moscow.

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9 May: Victory Day
9 May: Victory Day

9 May: Victory Day

Friday 9, May 2014, 2:46 pm Autor: Red

On May 9, 1945, after six years of fighting and seventy million people killed, World War II comes to an end. It was the bloodiest conflict in the history of mankind. Today it is a holiday in Russia, where you can hear the phrase "СДнёмПобеды !" (Happy Victory Day!).

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Russian history: 2nd week of May
Russian history: 2nd week of May

Russian history: 2nd week of May

Friday 9, May 2014, 9:54 am Autor: Red

The second week of May in Russian history brings us the first television broadcast and the victory of a computer against a human being. We will talk about the 5th Congress of the Russian Labour Party and the end of the blockade on West Berlin. It was also in the second week of May when one of the world's largest military pacts was signed and when a spacecraft reached Venus.

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Alexander Karelin: the invincible Russian bear
Alexander Karelin: the invincible Russian bear

Alexander Karelin: the invincible Russian bear

Tuesday 6, May 2014, 2:22 pm Autor: Red

If you jump into a wrestling ring and they tell you that you have to face an opponent who is nicknamed "the Russian Bear", "The experiment" or "Alexander the Great", we recommend you to run away and not look back. Today we are going to learn about the man behind those nicknames. He is considered the best Greco-Roman wrestler in history.

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Russian history: 1st week of May
Russian history: 1st week of May

Russian history: 1st week of May

Friday 2, May 2014, 7:35 pm Autor: Red

Do you want to know what happened in the first week of May in Russian history? For example, we will read about the first advertising campaign for a Western company in the USSR, or the story of a football match during a war. It was also in the first week of May when the city of Smolensk received an important icon or when Russia officially changed its flag.

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Put a Lenin in your neighborhood
Put a Lenin in your neighborhood

Put a Lenin in your neighborhood

Tuesday 29, April 2014, 8:49 pm Autor: Red

Think fast: Do you know a monument or place with the name of Lenin? Surely most of you thought of the Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow’s Red Square. But you could have chosen from over 5.000 different streets, squares, statues or museums around the world that are named after him. Today we will know a bit more about those places.

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Russian history: 4th week of April
Russian history: 4th week of April

Russian history: 4th week of April

Thursday 24, April 2014, 8:42 pm Autor: Red

What happened in the last week of April in Russian history? We will see a remarkable return of a priceless work of art or the renaming of the main entrance of the Moscow Kremlin. Also, it was in late April when the first Soviet compact car was built, and the first two jet aircrafts took off.

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