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 Is Japan The Land Of The Rising Sun?
The land of the Rising Sun is the poetic name of Japan in European languages. The self-name of the country (Nippon) is indicated on the letter by two hieroglyphs-the sun…

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Why do Turks love Russian girls?
It should be noted immediately – Russian girls are loved not only by Turks... But if we talk about the Turks, it is true that many young people, especially from…

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Why was America called America?

As you know, the discoverer of the American continent, Christopher Columbus, did not call the land discovered by him his name, because he considered it the East coast of Asia, or rather, India.

In Spain, until the end of the XVII century, the name “Western India” was used, and it was forbidden to call the continent “America” in official documents and on geographical maps. Continue reading

Why is the Red sea called red?
According to some scientists, the Red sea was so named because of the seasonal redness of the water associated with the reproduction of reddish single-celled algae. However, historians believe that…

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Why do Japanese and Chinese have narrow eyes?
To begin with, let's clarify: the eyes of Japanese, Chinese, Koreans and other representatives of the Mongoloid race, in General, are the same shape as people of other nationalities and…

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Bermuda triangle - intersection of opinions?
The Bermuda triangle is usually called the area of the Atlantic ocean, where the mysterious disappearance of ships and aircraft is allegedly noted. Its water area is bounded by the…

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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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