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Vladimir Emelianenko  1949 Khabarovsk War Crime Trials: hearings over Japanese war criminals. Photo credit: pobedarf.ru At the end of August, the FSB declassified the original text of the 1946-1948 Tokyo International Military Tribunal verdict. It referred to the plans of imperialist Japan to seize the Soviet Far East and Siberia. And the day before that, there was an opening of the international forum dedicated to the 1949 Khabarovsk War Crime Trials - the trial over Kwantung Army soldiers accused of developing and using bacteriological weapons. Shortly before World War II, Japan's secret plan included Appendix 3. It...

16.09.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Svetlana Smetanina Peterhof, Lower Park. Photo credit: Florstein / commons.wikimedia.org On August 19, 1721, the fountains and cascades in the Peterhof Palace and Park Ensemble were set to work. This unique monument of water-engineering art has been globally considered unsurpassed for 300 years: 40 kilometers of water channels, 147 running fountains that operate without a single pump due to the natural flow of water. The entire system is so perfect that it has been preserved virtually intact, and 70% of the pipes have been in operation since the 19th century. Even those who have never been...

21.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Svetlana Smetanina Irene Galitzine, 1952. Photo credit: http://ru-sled.ru/ Irene Galitzine’s name became famous in the fashion world in the 1960s - 70s. The most celebrated and elegant women in the world, including Jacqueline Kennedy and Greta Garbo, as well as representatives of European aristocratic families and the wives of billionaires, preferred to wear outfits designed by her. Surprisingly, she became a fashion designer almost by accident, not even knowing how to draw and sew properly. But her talent, impeccable sense of style, and enormous passion for work enabled her to remain at the...

13.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov Kostas Asimis The Greek art photographer Kostas Asimis is preparing an exhibition about Russian kremlins for Western audiences. For several years, the photographer has been traveling around the Russian provinces to capture temples from domes to basements and open exhibitions free to all. Admirers of the master's work except that Kostas Asimis will be able to reveal Russia to the world, as he previously revealed the monasteries of Athos to Europe. The photographer told the Russkiy Mir about his Soviet childhood and Russian projects, as well as how he won the trust of the...

09.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov 19.07.2021 Maxim Gorky in Italy. Photo credit: Rossiyskaya Gazeta Maxim Gorky's Day has been established in Sorrento, Italy, where the writer lived for nine years. Gorky Day in the Italian coastal town is the day of the writer's death - June 18. During his life, Gorky was extremely popular in Italy; often he had to take a cab to hide from the crowd of fans. The Russian classic is not forgotten in the coastal south of Italy even today. There is no need to wonder what events are planned for Gorky Day, because for many years researchers and admirers of the Russian writer have held scientific...

04.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov In the early 20th century, there were hardly any memoirists, including Russian classics, who overlooked such a personality as Sergei Utochkin. He left his mark in history as a pioneer of aviation but his contemporaries remembered him as a wonder-hero for whom nothing is impossible. The wonder-hero Sergei Utochkin was born 145 years ago. Sergei Utochkin on an airplane, 1910. Photo credit: https://ru.wikipedia.org In the course of his short lifetime that lasted less than 40 years, Utochkin managed to earn fame as a fencer, swimmer, yachtsman, boxer, football player, racing cyclist, motorcycle...

21.07.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

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