On January 25, Russia celebrates St. Tatiana Day. On this winter day, the Russians honor martyr Tatiana of Rome, who was executed in the III century for her Christian beliefs. St. Tatiana is considered the patroness of Russian students. Many Russians associate St. Tatiana Day with customs and traditions that take their roots in distant past
Every four years, the Americans celebrate an important holiday - the inauguration of new president. Inauguration ceremonies of the past would at times be marred with nuisances. One of the inaugurated presidents was drunk as a skunk, another one messed up the words of the oath, and a third one died soon afterwards
On the night of January 18/19, Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany, one of the most important religious holidays. Many people traditionally brave ice-cold water this night in a hope to wash away their sins. This is quite a worrisome night for doctors and rescuers as they have to stay on duty near water reservoirs, where the ritual takes place
The year 1945, the year of the Great Victory over fascism, was also the Year of the Rooster. We all hope that the year 2017 will end the undeclared Third World War. This is going to be a positive year that we have entered with positive emotions. The year 2016 was a very complicated one, a leap year, but the year 2017 will be the year of action.
Islam is not only a religion. Islam is an indissoluble connection of religious, spiritual and moral qualities between a person and a society with social, economic, political and legal practice. Faith and action are fused together in Islam to create a very special attitude to the world. Islam has a special geopolitical concept and its own...
An annual religious study conducted Pew Research has unveiled a crisis of Christianity during the presidency of Barack Obama. Eight years ago, before his inauguration, only 16% of Americans identified themselves as atheists. To date, their number has increased to 25%. What awaits America and its citizens?
Russia adopted the "law of Dima Yakovlev" in late 2012. The law banned the adoption of Russian children by American parents after a series of outrageous acts of violence that US parents had committed against the children, whom they had adopted from Russia. The law was named so after a boy, who died in a hot car of his adoptive father in the USA
The police of the Netherlands detained two Dutch journalists Stephen Beck and Michel Spekkers in Amsterdam, upon their return from the Donbas. The police confiscated all the materials that the journalists collected in the south-east of Ukraine. The journalists were amazed to discover that fragments of the airliner stil remain on the crash site
In mainstream, alternative, and social media, truth is difficult to both search out and find. Governments and world leaders already represent the establishment and no the people. Even when the holy books were written, truth was hidden by the rulers in that period and manipulated to their favor and to show their own insights.
Acting head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), Anna Antseliovich, stated that the story about the use of doping drugs by Russian athletes prior to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi was an "institutional conspiracy." The official also said that the Russian authorities were not involved in the the plot
The SUSSR was doing its best to achieve as much technological progress as possible. The goal was to make science fiction reality. Telepathy, amphibious boats capable of "navigating" under the ground, space planes - all these projects used to be developed in the USSR. After WWII, the Soviet government obtained projects of German underground tanks
The number of crimes committed by foreigners, illegal migrants first and foremost, has increased dramatically during the recent two years in Germany. Concealing crimes is a policy that German authorities pursue on a regular basis. The German press does the same, because German mass media outlets are forbidden to name suspects' nationalities.
In Russia, women outnumber men by ten million people. Russian women often break records. The first Soviet citizen who visited the White House in Washington was legendary Soviet sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko. Women in Russia are less emancipated. European women often wonder why Russian woman have not announced a revolution