December 1 marks the 120th anniversary since the birth of Marshal of Victory, Georgy Zhukov. He was a commander of his time and his people: tough, strong-willed and uncompromising. What kind of a person was Georgy Zhukov in his family? How do his family remember him? Pravda.Ru managed to speak to a daughter of the great military leader, Era Zhukova
Love for Motherland may not be unconditional. It is not easy for some people to love everything about their homeland. However, there are a few things that can melt the hearts of even die-hard cosmopolitans. There are many of such things in Russia that no other country. Have you heard of kvass, okroshka, buckwheat and birch juice?
More than 50 Russians have had their bodies cryogenically frozen. Another 200 have signed contracts for the future. Most of them are those who suffer from serious diseases. They have decided to freeze their bodies in a hope that they will be able to be cured of their diseases in several decades. What is cryonics? Is it a technology of the future?
A resolution on the need to struggle against the glorification of Nazism and contemporary manifestations of racism, discrimination and xenophobia was adopted by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly by a majority vote. Only three countries, with Ukraine and the USA among them, predictably voted against the document
The number of craftsmen - the keepers of age-old secrets of craftsmanship in the post-perestroika Russia has decreased more than five times. Does the world still remember such Russian renowned folk brands as Gzhel, Khokhloma, Dulevo, Verbilki, Zhostovo? Nowadays, young people do not even know what folk arts and crafts Russia is famous for
During the times of the USSR, police patrols did not carry batons, handcuffs and pistols with them. In the USSR, there was no such thing as riot police, nor were there any private security firms. There were no security guards in stores, schools or hospitals. There were no code locks and no entry phones on doors
Billionaire Donald Trump will serve as US President for the next four years. His wife, model Melania Trump, will become America's First Lady. Melania is the first First Lady of the United States, who posed nude. She has became the second First Lady in the history of the United States, who was born outside the US.
Chicago is a city with a very tough weapons legislation, where the number of murders has been increasing every year by approximately 10-15%. Today, Chicago is the most dangerous city in the world. In the city of Kennesaw, USA, local residents were obliged to arm themselves. As a result, the crime rate in the city has fallen in 23 years by 50%
Since his childhood, Putin has been fond of Soviet films about intelligence officers and spies. He always wanted to work in security agencies. His dream came true in 1975. Having graduated from the law department of the Leningrad State University, the would-be president was assigned to the State Security Committe
Ekaterinburg announced the outbreak of AIDS epidemic. According to physicians, 26,693 cases of HIV infection have been officially reported in the city, which accounts for 1.8% of the city population. However, Ekaterinburg officials subsequently rejected the information by saying that the "the epidemic of HIV was declared in the city by mistake."
Janusz Korczak was an outstanding Polish pedagogue, writer, doctor and social activist who refused to save his own life three times. The first time it happened when Janusz decided not to emigrate to Palestine before the occupation of Poland not to leave the "The House of Orphans" to the mercy of fate prior to terrible events
Russia is the largest country in the world. The country has 17,075,400 square kilometers, which makes Russia 1.8 times larger than the United States of America. The territory that Russia takes on planet Earth practically equals the surface area of planet Pluto. Russia is the only country whose territory is washed by 12 seas
In the USSR, as it turns out, life was boring. There were no wars with neighboring republics, no separatism, no ethnic cleansing, no raids, no economic crises, no criminal gangs - boredom at its finest. Deadly dull. In the USSR, there was no such thing as riot police as we know it. In the US, the bastion of democracy, the situation was different