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75 years ago the Battle of Kursk was completed after 2 months of tireless WW2 battle on the ground and in the air. Four million people from the both sides have taken part in it. It was the largest tank warfare in recorded history of World War 2. Let's look at it through the eyes of the young German soldier. The novel is written by French author Guy Sajer as a personal narrative of his experiences as a German soldier on the Eastern Front as a part of the Great Germany division. Following his memoirs, the terror of Soviet artillery was one of the worst experiences of the war.

23.09.2018 Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Tom Sawyer Fest has been around for three years now, and last August it changed its status to the international one. Foreigners from France, Finland, Italy, Taiwan and Malaysia came to Russia to work on restoration of historic environment. International name was of help, believes Andrey Kochetkov, the festivals mastermind, a historian, an urbanist, and a journalist.

20.09.2018 Rubric: Interview
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Special dinner in celebration of 200th birthday anniversary of Ivan Turgenev to be held on behalf of the Lord Mayor (Oberbürgermeister) of Baden-Baden, and the mayor of the commune of Bougival will open commemorations of the writer conducted near Paris. For three days Sorbonne and Sénat de la France in Paris will accommodate Turgenev scholars from all over the world.

07.09.2018 Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Seeing a woman in sari in India is an ordinary occasion, but probably no one has ever seen a man in kosovorotka* or a young woman in kokoshnik**. A folk costume in day-to-day life would look rather exotic than fashionable, admitsNatalia Loginova, the head of Fashion and Design Center D3 (the All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art). However, addressing traditions is one of the modern design trends.

05.09.2018 Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture