Why was France called France?
French belongs to the family of romance languages, that is, originated on the basis of the Latin language, which was spoken in Ancient Rome. The name "Francia" in Latin means…

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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…

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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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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 bridge or at the old town hall, against the background of the famous astronomical clock of the Renaissance – a kind of “certificates” of excellent taste of the newlyweds. Continue reading

What country invented the mirror?

The world’s oldest mirror was found during excavations on the territory of modern Iraq, it is about 10,000 years old.

Mirrors in ancient times were made of polished bronze.

Metals (bronze, silver, and copper) were used to make mirrors in the Mediterranean countries until the THIRTEENTH century, when Italian Venice began to produce mirrors of the usual type for us-from glass. Continue reading

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Why is the Yellow sea called yellow?
In the Western part, where the coastal zone is located, the waters of the Yellow sea do have a yellowish tinge. This is due to the fact that the sea…

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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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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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Why is India the "jewel of the British crown"?
This enthusiastic epithet entered the international political and journalistic lexicon after 1858, when India was officially declared a colony of great Britain, and the British Queen Victoria-the Empress of India.…

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