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Our History. Arsenalna — The Deepest Metro Station in the World

There are many metro stations with impressive architecture and design. Some of them are so beautiful or have such an interesting story that they are…

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Saint Valentine: A Gift for Everyone in Love. The History and Interesting Facts about the Most Romantic Holiday of the Year

Red hearts, winged Cupids with bows, colorful balloons, flowers and happy smiles – every winter, on the 14th of February, we find ourselves among these…

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The Burnt Manuscript, or Why Gogol Burned the Second Volume of Dead Souls

On February 24, 1852, Mykola Gogol burned the manuscript of the second, almost completed volume of Dead Souls, which he had been working on for…

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Christmas Tales Shchedryk: From a Ukrainian Village to Carnegie Hall and Hollywood

In over a hundred years, this carol has been performed with no words, no instruments, in sign language, and even with basketballs – in an…

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The Story of the Christmas Tree

The tradition of celebrating winter holidays with a Christmas tree has become such an integral part of our lives that we stopped asking ourselves where…

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History in Dates: December 13, 1971 Opening Night of Popular Comedy Gentlemen of Fortune

On December 13, 1971, one of Moscow’s movie theaters premiered a new comedy titled Gentlemen of Fortune. The first screening attracted only a few viewers,…

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