Mikhail Terentyev - Russia and England in Central Asia.
RUSSIA AND ENGLAND IN CENTRAL ASIA Two words to the reader. Our recent successes in Central Asia gave rise in Western Europe a whole literature. In England, every surprise, every…

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Features of Egypt is the sight of a man, first appeared in Asia
We met a wonderful guy, Repair, guide tour groups in Egypt, exchanged contacts and ask around about the peculiarities of Egypt, about the country and customs. First found out about…

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Changes in the architecture of North Korea (slideshow)

Life in North Korea not so many aspects, subject to change. And if something changes, then only with the approval of the authorities. How do I find the correspondent of The Guardian Oliver Wainwright, was no exception and the local architecture: North Korean leader Kim Jong UN announced a new architectural era. However, she has come so far, only in Pyongyang with its illusion of prosperity, high rates of construction and periodic executions of architects.

After a devastating U.S. bombing in 1951, Pyongyang was rebuilt almost from scratch. The construction of “Grand garden of Juche architecture” reached its peak in 1980-e years thanks to the financial support of the USSR: it then began to build a triangular rügen hotel with five revolving restaurants on top, not completed to this day. However, since then, Pyongyang has remained socialist realism in the spirit of construction, combining monumentalism and militarism, visual images of Stalin’s Empire and Korean folklore.

“Architectural era” Kim Jong UN remains true to the tradition, but in a different way: first, construction is underway on the money already Chinese investors, and secondly, much attention has been paid to the entertainment industry. If all over the world North Korean leader know by frequent nuclear threats and ruthless executions of undesirables, at home Continue reading

Family traditions: Korea

Korea

South Korea is exotic, although, however, and modernity. Located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

South Korea is a highly developed country with beautiful scenery, and friendly people. After the Second world war the country became a Republic. The country covers a dense network of canals, rivers and vast areas covered with forests, which cover about 60% of the area of the whole country. The only neighbour of that country is North Korea, which has a much poorer nature. This is mainly due to the warmer climate and great coastline of South Korea.

History

The history of Korea is rooted in the year 2333 BC. According to the legend, it was then that Dan-gun founded the first Korean Kingdom – Cocoon. From 57 BC 676 lasted the Era of the Three Kingdoms. Three Royal dynasties: Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla then fought for influence over the country. In the end, the latter won. In the X century began the reign of the Koryo dynasty. Its significance is evidenced by the fact that the Cortex is where the name “Korea”. At the time Buddhism became the state religion and greatly influenced both culture and politics. In 1392, General Lee overthrew the Song dynasty with the help of their Chinese allies. That was the beginning of the Joseon dynasty, which ruled until 1910.

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Wedding dresses, the tradition of Asia

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Wedding dresses, the tradition of Asia

Since ancient times, choosing a wedding dress, people sought to protect their future family from evil spirits, misfortune and destruction. The symbolism of wedding dresses of different peoples of Asia were chosen not randomly, but based on habitat conditions of the people. These include climatic conditions and ways of obtaining food, and basic crafts of a people.

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Culinary traditions of Korea
Population (city): more than 11 million people. Area: 605 sq. km. Grand metropolis Seoul is the capital of South Korea. About him it is difficult to write something new, as…

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A child's birthday in Japan - the child Wants a holiday extravaganza. If you have ideas, just great!
Forumchanin Kids from other countries may well envy the children from Japan as that's where the largest number of holidays for children. Besides birthday in Japan mark special holidays for…

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