Do you have friends with very unusual names? I do. I know at least two people with very unusual names. They are unusual to our ear and finally I found out the source of many of them.
Can you enjoy the beauty of the winter time? I think I can.
I had an old and reliable camera Minolta Dimage A1 for many years. In a time when it was announced it was a camera with many options and was designed for advanced users. I made many wonderful photos, but time is going on and nowadays this camera became old. I started to look for a new camera which...
Each country makes their own rules regarding payment of penalties. Some of them are ridiculous, others are stupid and out-of-dated because they have been implemented many years ago. But some fines are so “popular” among state authorities because they help to fill up the state budget.
Any war is horrible. People kill each others and that can not be normal from any point of view. The WW2 was one of the bloodiest wars in the history of mankind. Deaths, broken lives, crashed hopes became the symbols of the war. But even in the war time life keeps going no matter what is happening...
Turkmenistan is a country full of contrasts. These contrasts are one of the reason which attracts tourists there. It may be difficult to get there but it is worth it.
Stalin was a person greatly adored by Soviet people and hated by them at the same time. This hub is about a train which used Stalin.
Stalin became widely known for his manner to rule the country. Gently and smiling he led the Soviet Union “to communism” using the “iron fist of tyranny”. This page of the Soviet history was cautiously hidden from people for many years. We were given only the best samples of Stalins deeds.
Some people think that Gorbachev ruined the USSR. Much more likely that Glasnost and freedom changed people and became a catalyst of USSR ruining. 1989 was one of the last years of the Soviet history. It was probably a good news for the USA but a hard reality for the USSR.
Vilnius attracts many tourists every year. People come to see the city and to enjoy the old city full of history. Lithuania may be proud of such a capital as Vilnius.
As an airline ticket sales agent I am often asked about certain things concerning travelling by air. Here are my top questions asked by passengers. Hope it will be usefull for you too.
A decision to start a production of this secret weapon was made in June 1941. The components of this secret weapon were made all over the Soviet Union. Russian soldiers called it “Katyusha”, german soldiers called it “a Stalin`s organ”. There are not so many things which could change the war or...
The united efforts of the USSR, Great Britain and the USA against Germany seem to be an evident necessity of that time, but the history could have another turn in 1943 during Tehran Conference
If a person is injured and becomes a person with limited physical abilities it is awful. But medical science nowadays gives these people a chance to live a full life. Now imagine 1942 and a pilot who lost both of his feet but did not loose a desire to fight with Nazi Germany. His name was Alexei...
No matter how much time passed after the war, some things can not be forgotten. Irena Sendler (Sendlerowa) was a real hero of the WW2. She saved thousands of people and lived throught Gestapo prison.
One of the biggest attractions in a summer time in Belgium - a festival of sand sculptures. You can see how the sand sculptures were built. Last year it was devoted to Disney Characters.
Have you ever been in Europe? Most of hub readers (not all of course) are from the US, so did you have a chance to see the old Europe? I am lucky to live geographically almost in Europe and have a chance to travel more or less regularly. This year I had a chance to visit a town – resort in Belgium,...
Some people like Japanese gardens, others think they are empty. We all have different cultures and different points of view on certain things but Japaneese gardens always attract attention of visitors.
Finding a good price for an airline ticket is a hard thing. This hub is about the basics of cheap airline tickets. When and how should we buy airline tickets to spend less money?
This story is about a soviet pilot who managed to escape from concentration camps during WW2. A story has a happy end. The main hero not only excaped himself. He stole a secret Nazi plane which was to help developing of the secret weapon- FAU rockets.
We are not surprised anymore by flights. As a result of many years of development in aviation industry a trip from the NYC to LON is simple and fast. The progress made huge jump from ugly planes to modern aircrafts. But each big jump in a progress consists of numerous small steps which were done...
June is a time to see the first blossom of hydrangea, honeysuckle and monarda in your garden. Enjoy it!
Even the insect eliminators can not often guarantee you success in a fight with crickets. Methods described in this hub can help you.
I had a chance to visit Belarus. I actually did not expect to see anything I did not know about this country but found out that I was wrong.
Blockade of Leningrade in 1941 by nazi troops was one of the most tragic events in the history of the WW2. One million 200 thousand people died of hunger just in one year.
Chernobyl catastrophe was one of the most horrible catastrophies in a history of mankind. Many people just do not understand how dangerous the nuclear power can be.
This year the USSR had a hard time. Perestroika and glasnost are in full swing. The USSR launched its first space shuttle (and the last one). People try to live in a new reality.
This hub describes a book "The forgotten soldier " by Guy Sajer. The book is about the WW2 from the point of view of a simple soldier who did what he had to do to survive.
This is about my flowering plants and flowers pictures that blossom in may.
Do you know how people served in the Soviet Army? This is my experence of 2 years in the Army. I served in 1986-1988.
This is a documentary story of a person who was forcible moved by nazi to Germany and managed to survive after prisons, camps, and extraordinary hard work.
Gorbachev and perestroika in 1986-87. THe influence of perestroika on the life of people in the USSR.
Do you like snowdrops? Are you a fan of spring flowers? Have a look and enjoy pictures of snowdrops. This was my trip to the forest to see snowdrops in nature.
I lived in the USSR. Was a life in the USSR bad? I doubt. I would not like to live there now but memories about soviet times are still great.
Photos of crocuses. Spring flowers photos. Flowers in April. The first blooming flowers in April. Bees and flowers.
Most picturesque plants for winter gardening. Shrubs and bushes flowering in March.