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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New year's fairy tales and magic plots…
The old year is gone, the past is gone. This time always brings a touch of mystery, magic, fairy-tale. Since childhood, the time of making wishes and their implementation. And…

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God of fertility
The God of fertility associated with Navya (the lower world) was Veles (Volos, Vlas). The name Veles goes back to the ancient root "vel" with the meaning "dead". But since…

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personal diaries

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 the Dyatlov tour group died under mysterious circumstances. After many years, the pass, named after the leader of the group, continues to take the lives of climbers, recently received a message about another victim of the Mountain of the Dead…

Dozens of documentaries and feature films have been made about the Dyatlov pass, novels and novellas have been written, and volumes of official documentation on operational search work have been collected. The tragedy that took place on the night of February 1 to 2, 1959, did not leave anyone indifferent. Continue reading

The curse of the Templars
 The fires of the Inquisition are kindled in the cities. But now they are not burned for heretics and Gentiles, witches and wizards. And for the Christian knights, the Templars…

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Mysteries of the Mayan calendar
On August 11, 3114 BC, according to the Mayan calendar, the era of the Fifth Sun began. About the end of this era, which according to the Mayan calendar will…

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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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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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