Articles

In the last days of October 1910, the Russian public was struck by the news. On the night of October 28, the world famous writer, Count Leo Tolstoy, fled from his family estate. The author of Diletant.media Anna Baklaga writes that the family drama could be the cause of this departure. Yasnaya Polyana, which the writer received as an inheritance, was for him a place to which he always returned after the next stage of doubt and temptation.

Read More

“About Fedot-Archer, Daring Fellow” is one of Filatov's most famous poetic works. Written after the Russian folk tale, it combines a folk story, a bright speech of the poet, and a tough satire, which immediately gained popularity. "Without a head we do not need anything - neither in service nor in the house, Therefore, as our whole meaning is exclusively in the mind."

Read More

Historians argue about the number of attempts on the life of Hitler. According to various estimates, their number goes to tens. One of the most famous conspiracies against the Fuhrer is the operation "Valkyrie". Those who disagreed with the policies of the leader of the Third Reich were many. These included Karl Gordeler and Ludwig Beck, who, as early as 1938, wanted to remove the Fuhrer, form a provisional government, and hold new democratic elections.

Read More

Street racing is literally translated as street racing. He appeared in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. They are counting down the history since 1948, although illegal street races were held long before the start of the Second World War. It became a mass phenomenon with the development of the automotive industry in the United States, when a four-wheeled vehicle became available to many.

Read More

Winter VS Summer Where did the tradition to divide the monarch's houses into winter and summer come from? The roots of this phenomenon can be found even in the times of Muscovy. It was then that for the first time the kings began to leave the Kremlin walls for the summer and set off to breathe air to Izmailovo or Kolomna. Peter I transferred this tradition to the new capital.

Read More

The Age of Enlightenment and the ideas about freedom, equality and fraternity of all people generated by it seriously influenced the worldview of Europeans, which, in particular, was reflected in the revision of legal norms regulating marital relations, mutual rights and obligations of spouses. An attempt to carry out a radical reform of family law was undertaken on the wave of the then triumphant revolution in 1792-1793.

Read More

Probably everyone who read “Treasure Island” as a child, then dreamed of going on a schooner to unknown lands and finding a box with gold. Pirate treasures, buried somewhere deep in the earth, excite the imagination of many children and adolescents. Some of them continue to search even becoming adults. The problem is that pirate treasures are a literary invention, not a historical fact.

Read More

Clement Efremovich Voroshilov - a happy man. He lived a long life, went through two wars and was not even injured, was not particularly sick, experienced, of course, trouble, but in words he did not sit, was not shot, relatives were not injured. I must say that Voroshilov was never a military leader at all.

Read More

I do not know what to write about the terrible present time and the pitiful state of affairs in Russia. There is one consolation in the prophetic words of St. David: the Lord ruins the councils of tongues, brushes aside the thoughts of the people, and brushes aside the advice of the princes. The Council of the Lord abides forever (Ps. 32: 10). The Lord allowed Alexander II to die a martyr's death, but He is strong to give help from above to Alexander III to overfly the villains infected with the spirit of anti-Christ.

Read More

Nikolay and Alexandra passionately wanted to produce an heir after three wonderful, but still girls. However, Maria, Olga and Tatiana had a new sister. Anastasia was a very joyful, creative, agile and naughty child, she adored pranks and often got "on the nuts" for tricks.

Read More

Parents predicted a career in civilian direction for Nicholas, but for the young man there was no doubt: his vocation was military craft. He enrolled at the 3rd Alexander Military School and certainly received top grades in all disciplines. Yudenich’s education did not end there: he received a referral to the Nikolaev Academy of the General Staff.

Read More

Is it possible to put an equal sign between masons and Decembrists? Nargiz Asadova and Leonid Matsikh, the host programs of the Brothers radio station Ekho Moskvy, answer this question. Fully read and listen to the original interview can be on the link. The first question that arises when you see the above topic: “Is it possible to equate Masonic lodges and Decembrist societies?

Read More

April 6, 1908 in the Georgian Gori in the Armenian family was born the future People's Artist of the USSR Vano Muradov. Since childhood, he played guitar and piano. This did not prevent him in a more adult age to work as a pianist and loader. Being a native of the same city as Stalin, Vano decided to become even closer to the first person of the country and changed his last name to Georgian style.

Read More

Do you know whose song is “Kalina Krasnaya”? Probably, 9 out of 10 of our radio listeners will be surprised: “How is it whose? Folk ". Do you remember the wonderful film by Vasily Shukshin, which was called “Kalina Krasnaya”? There, the hero of Shukshin, Yegor Prokudin, sings it precisely as a purely folk, close, and soulfully dear. Meanwhile, the composer Yan Abramovich Frenkel created this melodious and touching melody.

Read More

The world has already said goodbye to 2015 and cheerfully met 2016. Each of us has summed up its results of the passing time and its events and is already striving to look into the year that has just come. What dreams and hopes nourish the Russians? Diletant.media asked experts to suggest what awaits Russia in 2016. Ilya Yashin, deputy chairman of the PARNAS party No one can know what awaits Russia next year, we can only hope and believe in something.

Read More

The “high school student’s writing” and the tram lobby The initial transport problem in Moscow with the advent of railways was the inconvenient location of railway stations scattered on the outskirts of the city. It was possible to get from one to another only by horse-drawn transport. There was no central transit station in the city that could unite all the flows.

Read More

Since childhood, Louis has found bad inclinations, not peculiar to his father or mother. He was callous and hardhearted. For example, the Dauphin loved to play hunting in the palace garden. He caught butterflies and tore off their wings, and from the caught birds he tore feathers and broke their wings. Once the compassionate Henry IV found his son behind this occupation and carved him himself.

Read More

According to the latest polls, more than two-thirds of the Spaniards are indifferent to the bullfight, and a third condemns the lovers of this spectacle altogether. The show takes place at half-empty stands, its main audience is tourists. How did it happen that the bullfight, passionately beloved by the Spaniards, sung in poems and novels, has been rapidly losing popularity in recent years?

Read More

... The KGB began to rapidly return to the political arena. The recent events in the USSR have shown that the struggle is not over at all, that, most likely, it is ahead. And I remembered the original purpose of the book: to share experience with those who might still be face to face with the State Security Committee [ed.

Read More

Hiccup is one of those physiological phenomena that are harmless, but very unpleasant. Diletant.media talks about the causes of sudden attacks and means of dealing with them. In pagan times, it was believed that evil spirits and demons are trying with all their might to get inside a person and take possession of him. And the hiccups were proof that the demons still managed to win.

Read More