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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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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Why does Japan have such a flag?
The national flag of Japan is a white cloth with a large scarlet circle in the center, symbolizing the solar disk. It has been used as an official symbol of…

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Why do earthquakes occur in Japan?

If we take the question literally, then earthquakes in Japan occur for the same reason as in other countries – because of sudden breaks in the earth’s crust with the displacement of its individual sections, which are called lithospheric plates.

But the question is, obviously, why do earthquakes occur so often in Japan and with such severe consequences-numerous human casualties and destruction? Continue reading

Which countries are included in the"Golden triangle"?
The Golden triangle is a geographical area located in the mountains at the junction of the borders of three countries in South-East Asia: Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. This place has…

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Why was Egypt called Egypt?
Immediately it should be clarified-Egypt is a country in North Africa called only by foreigners, the Egyptians themselves and residents of other Arab countries call it Misr, officially-Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiya…

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Tour operators are concerned-there are not enough charters
After Kuban airlines went bankrupt at the end of 2012, and Red Wings suspended its operator certificate, there was a shortage of aircraft on the Russian Charter market. Representatives of…

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Rent a motorcycle and moped in Vietnam: divorce in Vietnamese
Russian tourists going on vacation to Vietnam should be aware of the illegality of renting a motor vehicle with an engine capacity of more than 49 CC, as well as…

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