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Previously, women's duels were not less common. The first mentions of them belong to the XVI century, and contrary to well-established notions of duels, they did not occur in France at all. In 1552, in Naples, Isabella de Carazzi and Diambra de Pettinella did not divide one young man. The duel was held in the presence of the Marquis de Vast.

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The world of art In 1886, Alexander was born, and in 1899 (he was 12 at that time) the whole family moved to France. In 1910, Alexander received a passport. In the court of Stavisky, the brother of the future president defended his first work. Stavisky found it in the Folle Marigny Theater. Was a cashier. The first business was also connected with the world of art.

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The first section of the Commonwealth February 19, 1772 in Vienna was signed a secret convention on the first section. Before this, on February 6, 1772, in St. Petersburg, a secret agreement was concluded between Prussia and Russia. This was done so that the Poles, separated from each other, did not have time to unite before the seizure of territories.

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Diletant.media continues a series of publications under the heading "Our enemies." Today, writer and historian Elena Syanova recalls French fascists: Francois de la Roca, Georges Valois and Francois Coty. The project was prepared for the Price of Victory program of the Echo of Moscow radio station. Field Marshal Keitel, seeing among the representatives of the victorious countries of the French, was at a loss in the first moment: “We, what, did you lose to France?

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Letters about the good and the beautiful / D. Likhachev. - M .: Alpina Publisher, 2017. Buy a complete book by Claude Lorrain? And what have you got, ask, Russian character and Russian nature? Suffer a little - and all the threads will converge again. We primitively imagine the history of landscape art: a regular park, a landscape park; the second type of park abruptly replaces the first somewhere in the seventies of the 18th century in connection with the ideas of Rousseau, and in pre-Petrine Russia there were supposedly only utilitarian gardens: they grew fruits, vegetables and berries.

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“God Save the Tsar” - the national anthem of the Russian Empire from 1833 to 1917. It was written on the instructions of Nicholas I after his visit to Austria and Prussia in 1833, where the emperor was greeted with the sounds of the English hymn. For the first time, "God Save the Tsar" was performed in December 1833 and at the end of the month, on the 31st, became the official anthem of the Russian Empire.

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In the city of Suzdal, which was once the center of the province, and now belongs to Vladimir province, in the city itself and in the surrounding villages are made those paintings that can be called the pretext of Russian worship, if not their object. These sacred paintings are painted on wooden tablets, poured from metal into low relief, enameled, and probably also cut from wood.

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The treasures of the "great army" For the first time, the story that Napoleon "buried" the loot in Moscow was good at the bottom of the lake, was told by the French general de Segur and the English writer Walter Scott. They say that when the "great army" was retreating, numerous wagons with precious metals and stones followed her. According to the calculations of specialists, who conducted an “inventory” some time after Napoleon captured Moscow, the French took out about 20 pounds of gold, more than 300 pounds of silver, countless precious stones, church accessories, furs and weapons from the city.

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From the cave to the monastery, Monk Anthony, the future founder of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, came to Kiev in 1051. He settled in a cave, which shortly before that left Metropolitan Hilarion. Anthony gained the fame of a humble and pious hermit. He had followers who made up a small fraternity.

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Elections to the State Duma of the Russian Empire of the first convocation were held from March 26 to April 20, 1906, and their preparation began in January 1906. The first elections were not direct, equal and universal. Prior to participation were not allowed women, young people under 25 years old, military personnel and a number of national minorities.

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Anna Ulyanova-Elizarova Anna was the first child in the family of the inspector of public schools Ilya Nikolaevich Ulyanova and his wife Maria Alexandrovna. She was born on 14 (26) August 1864. Anna has always been successful in her studies: first she graduated from the Simbirsk Mariinsky Women's Gymnasium with a silver medal, then she continued to receive her education at the Bestuzhev Higher Women's Courses in the capital.

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Постановление Народного Комиссариата по Финансовым Делам О порядке национализации частных банков (инструкция) 1. Настоящая инструкция издается в развитие декрета Совета Народных Комиссаров о национализации банков от 14 декабря 1917 г. (Собр. Узак. 1917 г., № 10, ст. 150) на основании пункта 4 сего декрета.

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Ivan Manukhin, doctor and public figure “The October Revolution ... On the very first night, when the Provisional Government was arrested and placed in the Trubetskoy Bastion of the Peter and Paul Fortress,” a phone call rang in my apartment: “Are you a doctor in the Trubetskoy Bastion?” Come immediately. - How will I come?

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In general, it is not surprising that Gogol did not listen to doctors. Of course, we do not know for sure what happened to him, but treating a person with bouillon baths and bleeding is strong. It seems that adults are all educated, they were abroad, they read books. Well, your comrade lies in front of you, he didn’t drink or eat for a month, didn’t get out of bed, he sucks, some of you even assume that he has qatar intestines.

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As modern marketers and business representatives would say, Faberge is a well-promoted brand. And they would be right. His famous series of decorative eggs is still of interest from not only jewelers, but also representatives of art. In our review, little-known facts about the most famous eggs in the world.

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Comrade Ulyanov. Excuse me for making an indiscreet appeal to you, but I can not help but appeal to you. I remember the words of my deceased sister, Agafya Mikhailovna Zaporozhets. I remember her talking about your sensitivity and straightforwardness. And now I am in such an annoying, unbearably difficult situation, which I want to inform you about.

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Article by G. Pertsgen “Russian Sights” August 6, 1937 Translation from German Moscow, August 4 The program of travels and reviews of the Soviet-Russian travel bureau for foreigners “Intourist” was enriched with a new number: in the middle of July the Moscow-Volga channel opened. This creates new opportunities for still insufficient water supply and to this day the not fully canalized Soviet-Russian capital.

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Today, the Cuban crisis, as it is called in the United States, is assessed differently. Some consider the operation “Anadyr” to be a brilliant work of the Soviet special services and the organization of military supplies, as well as a risky but competent political move, while others label Khrushchev for his short-sightedness. To say that Nikita Sergeevich foresaw absolutely all the consequences of the decision to deploy nuclear warheads on the Isle of Freedom is not true.

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Mikhail Osorgin - a writer with a strong lurch in politics. And if you think about it, it is generally not very clear: who is he - a writer or a public figure? One thing is certain: whoever Osorgin was, he lived an eventful life. The article is based on the material of the program “Brothers” of the radio station Ekho Moskvy. The broadcast was conducted by Nargiz Asadova and Leonid Matsikh.

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Already a century ago, researchers and travelers were interested in the Caucasus. In the new photo-collection of Diletant.media - life and culture of the Caucasian peoples, captured on film in the last century. Near the Bagatsky (Chertov) Bridge, 1890−1900s. Women of Azerbaijan, 1900 In the bazaar of Baku, 1910 A group of latexes in national costumes

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