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CHIN WEDDING When there is an agreement, the groom arrives with his relatives to the father-in-law in elegant clothes, and with him is the father or elder brother, and this one enters first, and the rest after. The meeting takes place at the horse, or on the porch, or in the hallway, meets the test, and then sit down at the table at the table: what came with the bridegroom - on the bench, and the local ones - on the bench.

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The rubric was prepared by Diletant.media in collaboration with the History Electives community. About the dead hand in the portrait of Krylov, about the ugly models, turned into ancient gods, about the father’s slap in the face, the Roman triumph and the fall in the homeland - in the new issue of Karl Brullov’s rubric “Optional in History”.

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Europe against Maria Theresa In the fall of 1740, the Austrian emperor Charles VI died; the throne of the Habsburg monarchy, under the Pragmatic Sanction (approved as early as 1713), was succeeded by his daughter Maria Theresa, whose rights were recognized by the European powers during her father's life. However, the body of the emperor did not cool down, as a mass of other applicants for the throne appeared in Vienna - a whole coalition was made against the young ruler (Mary was only 23 years old), which included Prussia, Bavaria, Saxony, Sweden, France and other countries.

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Originally, sai was an agricultural tool: with its help, the peasants removed hay (like forks) and ground rice. Actually sai itself, as it is easy to see, is such a smaller version of the trident. Its roots can be found in China, India, Malaysia and even Indonesia. However, it is from China, it is believed, that the Sai came to Japan (like many other Okinawan weapons).

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Sharp machetes, iron rods, axes and sticks. With this weapon, the Rwandans destroyed each other at a rate several times faster than the murder rate in German concentration camps. In an instant, the country's population was divided into victims and executioners. What made the two nations, for centuries peacefully living side by side, brutally exterminate each other?

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On September 6, 2007, one of the most prominent opera singers of the second half of the 20th century, Luciano Pavarotti, passed away. In the new photo selection Diletant.media recalls interesting facts about the legendary tenor. Luciano Pavarotti was born on October 12, 1935 in the north of Italy into the family of Fernando Pavarotti, a baker and singer, and Adel Venturi, a worker at a cigar factory.

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The appeal of the People’s Commissariat of Foreign Affairs to the peoples and governments of the allied countries regarding peace talks on December 30, 1917. The peace talks held in Brest-Litovsk between the delegation of the Russian Republic and the delegations of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria are interrupted for 10 days, to 26 December, in order to give the final opportunity for the Allied countries to take part in further negotiations and thus protect themselves from all the consequences of a separate peace between Russia and hostile countries.

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“The presence of a woman, dressed neatly and helping to help, enlivens the deplorable vale of suffering and disaster,” wrote the famous Russian surgeon Nikolai Ivanovich Pirogov from Sevastopol to his wife. It was under his leadership in 1854 that the first Holy Cross of the Sisters of Mercy of its kind was created.

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“On the emperor Nikolay there was a uniform of the oldest Guards regiment - Preobrazhensky, and the empress was dressed in a white Russian dress sheathed with pearls. Since they were not yet crowned, they were not carried with any symbols of power. The emperor's eyes were bright and bright, as if he was looking into the future with hope and confidence.

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Social status One of the most common misconceptions that exist in modern society is that the heters engaged in prostitution. In fact, in ancient times, hetaera stood at a much higher social level than women of easy virtue. They undoubtedly enjoyed great prestige, their services were much more expensive, moreover, they often chose their lovers for themselves, and were not at all obliged to bestow their attention on everyone who longed for their love.

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Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov is a controversial personality, but certainly an extraordinary one. Anna Zarubina decided to recall the first president of the Chechen Republic and collected some of his bright statements. “My goal is not to stop the war, but to end it once and for all. Stop experimenting with the Chechen people. We all survive, it's time to finally learn how to just live, how others live, and most importantly, take people out of war, give them weapons of labor, give them work, convince Chechens that Russia really wants to help them bring order. ”

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Hard to be Gothic Germanic tribes appeared ready in the Danube only in the III century AD. e., coming from Scandinavia. They were hardy warriors and dashing riders, but preferred to fight on foot. The Romans were constantly in contact with the Goths: now fighting with them, then trading. In the 370s, the situation in the region changed dramatically.

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Farmer Mark Breyzel, the owner of the Foster Place ranch, reported the unusual incident. He claimed that on the night of July 2/3, during a thunderstorm, he heard a strong peal and saw a flash of light. The next day, he found pieces of an incomprehensible substance, like foil, in one of the wastelands nearby. This material had unusual properties: it assumed its former shape after it was bent and crumpled, it did not burn and did not give in to the knife.

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Catch in oath At the end of 1691, Alasder Makien of the Macdonald clan left Glencoe and went to nearby Fort William to take the oath to the King of England William III of Orange before January 1 from his clan. The leader hurried - being late meant betrayal. A few years before, there was a glorious revolution in England.

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The body of Lenin, despite the protest of Nadezhda Krupskaya and Lev Trotsky (he called it insanity), was placed in the Mausoleum on January 27, 1924. Ten years later, on March 19, 1934, Mitrofan Nikitin, an employee of the Progress state farm near Moscow, tried to shoot a mummy from a revolver “Nagan”. He was interrupted by quickly responding visitors and guards.

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There are precedents in the history of forensic science when a criminal was tried to track down the entire city, when a reward of several million dollars was assigned to his head. However, today Diletant talks about those cases where justice has proven to be absolutely powerless. "The Woodcutter from New Orleans" On March 19, 1919, all the establishments of New Orleans were overcrowded, jazz was playing from everywhere.

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Nikolai Kamanin - the second Hero of the Soviet Union. The first is Lyapidevsky, the second is Kamanin. Both of them received stars a few days after the establishment of the title, and both for the same thing, as well as the other pilots who participated in the operation to rescue the crew and passengers of the Chelyuskin steamer. Actually, this is a stigma, but in a positive sense: whatever a person does afterwards, it is with the events of 1934 that his name will be associated.

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When Magnim Maxim, the last Roman emperor who ruled Britain (according to Nennia), went to conquer Europe and took the best warriors off the island, leaving him to be torn apart by Scott and Picts, he decided to found a new state in the conquered territories and settle it exclusively with the British. In order to prevent the mixing of the blood of British warriors with representatives of local tribes, it was required to bring a significant number of Albion's daughters to foreign territory.

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Many people know the picture taken on December 21, 1970, in which Elvis Presley shakes his hand and broadly smiles at the president of the United States Richard Nixon. For two years, the very fact of this meeting was kept secret. Time later, the snapshot became one of the most frequently requested documents from US archives. We bring to your attention a series of photographs that capture the moments of meetings of heads of state and stars of show business.

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What were the conditions? Germany lost 70 square kilometers of territory and 5.5 million people "The triumph of scribbling and chichenking" - this is how the Treaty of Versailles christened the British journalist Howard Tide, who worked at the Paris Conference, covering it for the London public. The text of the agreement includes 244 articles, not counting a very lengthy appendix.

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