How was the fate of the prototype of Grigory Melekhov from the "quiet don»
For many years, Mikhail Sholokhov carefully avoided answering the question whether his favorite character from the novel "the Quiet don" had a prototype. Sholokhov had his reasons to hide the…

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When a husband 20 years younger and wiser of a lifetime: hard-won happiness of Anna Kern
Her name became known thanks to Alexander Pushkin, who dedicated his poem "I remember a wonderful moment"to Anna Kern. By the time she met the poet, she was already married,…

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Andrei Makarevich

Top 5 women Gumilev: life in the captivity of the senses

The main woman in the fate of the writer is Anna Akhmatova. But Nikolai Gumilev constantly lived in the power of feelings, never suffered from a lack of attention from women and generously devoted to the fair sex his poems. Among the many admirers were still a few women who were able to leave the brightest mark in his heart. But at the same time Anna Akhmatova was undoubtedly given a special place.

Nikolai Gumilev was 17, Anna Gorenko – 14, when they met in Tsarskoye Selo. It became a real deity for the future poet, which he raised on the pedestal of his feelings. Continue reading

10 biographical books about the idols of the XX century, which are read by people of different ages

Celebrity life always attracts attention. As a rule, famous people always have a lot of fans who are interested to know not only about the achievements and victories, but also about the way the idols came to fame, how their character was formed, what difficulties the stars had to overcome on the way to the top. Perhaps that is why the biographies of famous people are always in demand. In our today’s collection contains interesting books about famous people.

Irina Rodnina, “champion’s Tear»

The legendary Soviet figure skater tells in her book not only about herself and her way in sports. Irina Rodnina introduces readers to what is happening outside the ice arena, describes the relationship between athletes, coaches and officials. Continue reading

As an atheist Leo Tolstoy looked into Oblivion: What made the great writer to overestimate life
In the life of Leo Tolstoy once there was a strange case when the writer either became a victim of an attack, or met face to face with something otherworldly,…

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Why not children's retellings of the tales of Bozhena Nemtsova caused a scandal:"Three nuts for Cinderella", etc
It is surprising that the Slavic children know Charles Perrault and the brothers Grimm and bad — Bozhen Nemtsov, the legendary Czech collector of fairy tales. The Czechs themselves consider…

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As the son of a samurai Matsuo Basho glorified Japanese three-line haiku to the whole worl
Haiku (haiku) remains popular largely due to the fact that perfectly conveys the undertones of funny, allows you to achieve a funny understatement - a couple of expressive strokes, a…

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Who was the real prototype of Dr. Faust, and why in the XVI century believed that he sold his soul to the devil
The story of the alchemist and the scientist who sold his soul to the devil is known all over the world. Despite the obviously mystical motives, Dr. Faust has a…

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The arbiter of fate: How did the famous Russian writers of the Silver age get a start in life thanks to Zinaida hippius
Perhaps, there was no more controversial figure in the Russian literary society of the Silver age than Zinaida hippius. She was considered one of the most beautiful and intelligent women…

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