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Baku oilman left a sign on the Reichstag

75 years ago these days, all the columns and walls of the Reichstag were dotted with inscriptions in which Soviet victorious soldiers expressed a sense of joy. There is also such an inscription "I am from Baku. Javadov. 05/08/45". …

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The Shroud of Turin: 7 intriguing facts

The Shroud of Turin is a 14-foot linen cloth bearing an image of a crucified man that has become a popular Catholic icon. For some, it is the authentic burial shroud of Jesus Christ. For others, it is a religious icon reflecting the story of …

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Moscow: from cholera to coronavirus (1830-2020)

Watching today's outbreak of coronavirus, historians recall in 1830, when a cholera epidemic broke out in Moscow: the streets were empty, government offices, factories, educational institutions, theaters were closed. Quarantine was …

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Gratitude? Greeks once fled to Syria

Today's attempts by Syrians fleeing the war to get into Greek territory reminded many of the events of the Second World War, when Greeks themselves followed the same route, only in the opposite direction. At that time, German and Italian …

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World celebrates Historian’s Day

Today, the Historian’s Day is celebrated around the world. On this day, congratulations are accepted by all those specialists whose activities are somehow related to the study and popularization of history. A historian is a specialist who …

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Ancient Egyptian pigment revolutionizes biomedicine

An international research team led by Dr Sebastian Kruss from the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen has produced a new nanomaterial based on the Egyptian blue pigment, which is ideally suited for applications in …

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