Why was Brazil named Brazil?
The official name of the country is the Federal Republic of Brazil. Originally, after the discovery of this South American country in 1500 by the Portuguese Navigator Pedro Cabral, it…

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How many countries were part of the USSR?
At different times, the number of countries (called Union republics) that were part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) varied. At the time of the collapse of the…

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Why do I need to choose special shoes for a hike?
Regular sneakers and sneakers for a hike will not work. Using such shoes leads to a lot of trouble during tracking, and ultimately leads to difficulties for the entire group.…

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Why is the Black sea called black?

There is no single and fully reliable version on this subject.

According to the Turks, the name dates back to the time when their country pursued an active aggressive policy and tried to conquer the coastal peoples.

Those, of course, offered fierce resistance, which is why the Turks called the sea “Karaden-Giz”, which can be translated as both black and inhospitable, evil sea. Continue reading

Walking in Helsinki
It's no secret that many Russians living in the North-Western district spend their weekends in Finland. Today, they can easily rent a cottage on the lake, and relax in the…

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How to choose a radio for tourism?
It is almost impossible to get lost in the forest or in an unfamiliar area, having a good portable radio station (walkie-talkie) with the ability to communicate with other groups…

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What is the difference between the Arctic and the Antarctic?
First, the similarity. The Arctic and Antarctic are regions of the Earth located around the North and South poles, respectively. The similarity in the names is explained by the fact…

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Wedding trip to Prague
Old Prague continues to surprise many travelers, as it has done for many centuries… And at the same time attract newlyweds from all over Europe, wedding photos on the Charles…

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