The spreading of cinematography in Russia started with the demonstration of the Lumiere brothers’ film in May 1896 in St. Petersburg and Moscow and later in Nizhniy Novgorod. The first sound films simultaneously appeared in three countries, the USSR, the USA and Germany at the end of the 1920’s. InRead More →

People are different in many aspects. Some people are always in a hurry to go places and get things done as fast as they can, while others prefer to take their time and live a life at a slower pace. Either way is good, but I choose the first styleRead More →

Piccadilly Circus is the centre of night life in the West End. This is one of the most popular meeting points of London, pro­bably second only to Trafalgar Square. It is actually quite small, and; most people are rather disappointed when they see it for the first time because theyRead More →

AIDS is an acronym for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and is thought to be caused primarily by a virus that invades white blood cells and certain other body cells including the brain. Although treatments for both AIDS and HIV exist to slow the virus’ progression in a human patient, thereRead More →

My favourite writer is Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. In my opinion, he is the greatest Russian dramatist and short-story writer. I’m never tired of reading and rereading his plays and humorous stories. Chekhov was born in 1860 in Taganrog. In 1879 he went to Moscow, where he studied medicine. Though heRead More →

Пабы являются неотъемлемой частью британской культуры. На настоящий момент в Великобритании насчитывается более 61 тысячи пабов, и их количество продолжает расти. The Fighting Cocks официально считается старейшим британским пабом – он существует с 11 века. Пабы имеют традиционные названия, которым более 6 веков. Англичане часто используют пабы как ориентир, когдаRead More →

As a student in art history, my interest had always been on modern art. If I could travel back in time and space, I would pick Paris at the verge of twentieth century, the place and time of modern art development, without hesitation. I believe that living during the periodRead More →