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The Shroud of Turin: 7 intriguing facts

The Shroud of Turin: 7 intriguing facts

The Shroud of Turin is a 14-foot linen cloth bearing an image of a crucified man that has become a popular Catholic icon. For some, it is the authentic burial shroud of Jesus Christ. For others, it is a religious icon reflecting the story of …

Historical reconstruction of  traditional dog hunting (photo report)

Historical reconstruction of traditional dog hunting (photo report)

Recently, historical reconstruction has become popular. In the previous century, the most famous became the September reconstruction of the Battle of Borodino. And in the early 2000s, Moscow decided to recreate the favorite fun of the Grand Duke …

Putin spokesperson: Victory Parade in Moscow to happen anyway

Putin spokesperson: Victory Parade in Moscow to happen anyway

The Victory Parade and the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War will be held for sure, the spokesperson for the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov said in the Bolshaya Igra program on Channel …

Moscow: from cholera to coronavirus (1830-2020)

Moscow: from cholera to coronavirus (1830-2020)

Watching today's outbreak of coronavirus, historians recall in 1830, when a cholera epidemic broke out in Moscow: the streets were empty, government offices, factories, educational institutions, theaters were closed. Quarantine was …

Gratitude? Greeks once fled to Syria

Gratitude? Greeks once fled to Syria

Today's attempts by Syrians fleeing the war to get into Greek territory reminded many of the events of the Second World War, when Greeks themselves followed the same route, only in the opposite direction. At that time, German and Italian …

World celebrates Historian’s Day

World celebrates Historian’s Day

Today, the Historian’s Day is celebrated around the world. On this day, congratulations are accepted by all those specialists whose activities are somehow related to the study and popularization of history. A historian is a specialist who …

Ancient Egyptian pigment revolutionizes biomedicine

Ancient Egyptian pigment revolutionizes biomedicine

An international research team led by Dr Sebastian Kruss from the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen has produced a new nanomaterial based on the Egyptian blue pigment, which is ideally suited for applications in …

History of the Katyusha Rocket System

History of the Katyusha Rocket System

The fighting at Orsha saw the first battlefield use of the Red Army’s experimental battery of BM-13 multiple-launch rocket systems. Later in the war, these fearsome weapons were lovingly nicknamed Katyusha (Little Kate) after a popular …

Yefim Pivovar: "Historical issues should always be on the agenda"

Yefim Pivovar: "Historical issues should always be on the agenda"

Member of the Council of the Russian Historical Society, President of the Russian State Humanitarian University, Chairman of the Board of the Russian Society of Historians of Archives, Member of the Board of the Russian Union of Rectors Efim …