Autumn sketches, or fortune-Telling on coffee grounds
On a typical October evening, I was rushing to the store to restock my groceries. Hesitating at the newly opened tea and coffee Department, I caught the thought: "I'll Come…

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The calendar of the ancient Slavs
Most vividly, the dual faith is reflected in the peasant land-farming calendar, where the veneration of Christian saints is closely intertwined with pagan beliefs and rites. Over time, many of…

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Except Rasputin: Holy Fools, mystics and charlatans in the entourage of Nicholas II
The symbol of the moral degradation of power under the last Russian Emperor was the elder Grigory Rasputin. The uncritical confidence of the Royal family in the scandalous visionary caused…

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No luck, neither in death nor in love: is it really over Isadora Duncan hangs a family curse?

The name of Isadora Duncan is well known in Russia. The talented dancer went down in the history of world art as a bold experimenter. However, the Grand success did not bring Isadora : despite the fact that thousands of fans dreamed of her, she did not manage to live a happy family life. The dancer was haunted by tragedies and disappointments, there is a version that the grief overtook her because of a family curse…
Whether or not to believe in the existence of the supernatural is a personal matter. In numerous biographies of Isadora Duncan, you can find mention of an interesting fact. As a teenager, the girl dreamed of a brilliant artistic career and one day went to a fortune teller to find out what was destined for her. Continue reading

A hell of a lot of wax and bronze. Horned self-portraits of Jan Fabre in the sculpture series CHAPTERS I - XVIII
The "great and terrible" Belgian Maestro Jan Fabre won fame with provocative paintings, sculptures, installations and art performances. His work is so shocking that the degree of strangeness can compete…

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Mountain of the Dead demands new victims: remembering the tragedy at the Dyatlov pass
The first of February will mark 57 years since a terrible tragedy took place high in the mountains of the Northern Urals on one of the passes – members of…

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ZONE-51
Zone 51 is a secret US military base that has not been mapped on any map of the world. Here, according to many ufologists and scientists, are the wreckage of…

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Haunted house: 5 mysterious estates in Russia, where they promise a meeting with the unknown
In Europe, houses and castles associated with mystical stories are always popular among tourists. Ghosts that supposedly live in ancient palaces become a brand for which fans of the unknown…

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