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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 …

Jeff Monson passes test in Russian history

Jeff Monson passes test in Russian history

Today, former MMA fighter, deputy of Krasnogorsk, Moscow Region, Jeff Monson passed the Unified State Exam on the History of Russia in the framework of the Unified Examination Day for Parents. “I know that every year, graduation …

World must remember Khojaly tragedy

World must remember Khojaly tragedy

On February 26, 1992, the nationalist illegal armed groups, which fought against the Republic of Azerbaijan, committed an act of genocide against the 7000 population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly. As many as 613 people, including …

Cracks on Mona Lisa help it survive for centuries

Cracks on Mona Lisa help it survive for centuries

Cracks on old paintings such as the Mona Lisa look unsightly but may actually be the key to keeping masterpieces stable over centuries, according to new research. It found restorers should be wary of filling in the cracks, as the …

Berlin Film Festival founder had a Nazi past?

Berlin Film Festival founder had a Nazi past?

The Berlin Film Festival has opted to rebrand its Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for this year following allegations of Nazi collaboration made against its namesake. German newspaper Die Zeit published a story last month alleging …

Russia's most luxurious train

Russia's most luxurious train

Fine dining, divine scenery, historical resonance and relevance at a pace that allows contemplation and comprehension