Fascinating work, at the same time causing anxiety and emotion
The works of this Illustrator evoke mixed emotions – the viewer feels both emotion and anxiety. Invented by the artist, cute and strange creatures that walk in the company of…

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Seven rings of Pushkin: could the talisman save the poet in a duel?
"Keep me, my mascot” - these lines are familiar to everyone from school, but few people know what role mascots played in the life of Alexander Pushkin. In total, the…

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Ancient Russian shrines
Externally, the sanctuary looked like a real fortress on the high Bank of the Desna: a deep moat, a high horseshoe-shaped rampart and wooden walls (fence?) on the upper edge…

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Haunted castles

Travel is different. Someone just wants to change the environment and relax, and someone is looking for new tastes and goes on a culinary journey. Some people like to get acquainted with historical places on the map of their homeland and go on pilgrimage, while others go to meet the sights of other countries and new culture. There are lovers of nature reserves and all kinds of natural wonders, and there are seekers of thrills with a touch of mysticism. These last ones go on trips to the most ancient castles, covered with many legends and famous for their ghosts. Whether they actually exist is unknown, but stories about them are widely used to attract tourists. In any case, to admire the beauty of ancient castles, to learn their centuries – old history and for a few hours to be transported to the past is interesting and exciting in itself.

Majestic castles that once served for defense and shelter from enemy attacks, ancestral nests of famous and powerful families, residences of kings and knights ‘ possessions. For centuries they have towered over forests, hills and plains, covered with fairy tales, legends and mystical stories. Witnesses of wars and alliances, heroism and betrayal, love and hatred, all that is inherent in all manifestations of human nature. Continue reading

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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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…

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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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"Dark Venice": a mystical photo cycle by Alessandro Cancian
The legendary Russian rock musician Edmund shklyarsky claimed that "the most ringing cry is silence, the brightest light is night". Alessandro Cancian, a talented photographer from Toronto, recently presented a…

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