Pilsen, Czech Republic

Pilsen, Czech Republic

The name of the city speaks for itself – Pilsen is the birthplace of the famous Czech beer Pilsner, which has been brewed here since the day it was founded. The abundance of beer restaurants and cafes, the obligatory visit to the brewery museum, and even the presence of vending machines selling canned beer on the street (of course, subject to the presentation of a document confirming the age of…

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Yaroslavl, Russia

Yaroslavl, Russia

Ancient temples and monasteries, merchants’ mansions and craft workshops, colorful city streets and picturesque Central Russian landscapes – all this is Yaroslavl, the first Russian city on the Volga. In 2016, it was recognized as the capital of the Golden Ring of Russia: it is one of the five most popular tourist regions, about 2 million travelers come here every year, and 3 cities of the Golden Ring adjoin at…

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What to See in Poland

Katowice (Poland)

Bialystok (Poland) Bialystok is the capital of the northeastern region of Poland. It is located in an ecologically clean region. In addition, there are several hundred historical and architectural objects in Bialystok, and about 150 of them are recorded in the Register of Cultural Monuments. The most important are: the Branitsky Palace, the “Konyushy’s House” (1771), the City Palaces of manufacturers, the Town Hall and sacred objects, among them the…

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What to See in Bobruisk and Braslav (Belarus)

Braslav (Belarus)

Bobruisk (Belarus) According to The Religion FAQs, Bobruisk is located 110 km southwest of Mogilev. The first mention of Bobruisk dates back to 1387. In the 16th century, the famous Bobruisk Castle was built in Bobruisk, rebuilt at the beginning of the 19th century, which did not succumb even to Napoleon’s army. Exiled Decembrists were serving their sentences in Bobruisk. In the 19th century it was one of the spiritual…

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Logoisk, Minsk Region (Belarus)

Logoisk, Minsk Region (Belarus)

The city of Logoisk is located 40 km north of Minsk. Its surroundings are called “Belarusian Switzerland” for picturesque hills covered with forests. The history of Logoisk has been going on since the 11th century. In the city and its environs, the remains of a citadel of the 11th – 13th centuries, two ancient settlements, the remains of earthen ramparts and ditches, a park and the Church of St. Nicholas…

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Ivanovo, Russia

Ivanovo, Russia

According to Shop a Review, the city of Ivanovo is the administrative center of the Ivanovo region and the “textile capital” of Russia. There are several architectural sights of different times here, for which Ivanovo was included in the Golden Ring of Russia excursion route. The first mention of Ivanovo dates back to 1561, when Tsar Ivan the Terrible donated the village to his relatives, the Kabardian princes Temryukovich-Cherkassky. In…

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Moldova Recent History

Moldova Recent History

Former Soviet Socialist Republic, Moldova constitutes an independent Republic (Republic of Moldova) within the Community of Independent States (CIS), born from the dissolution of the USSR. The town covers an area of ​​33,700 km 2 and at the 1989 census it counted 4,335,360 residents (of which 64.5% Moldovans, 13.9% Ukrainians, 13% Russians, 3.5% Gagauzi, 2% Bulgarians and 1.5% Jews). The capital, Kišinev, counted 665,000 residents in 1989. Other important cities…

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Croatia in the 2010’s

Croatia in the 2010's

According to Politics eZine, the political transition of Croatia after the end of the Yugoslav conflict continued its consolidation in the first decade of the 21st century. with the aim of joining the European Union. In this perspective, the country also undertook to bring to justice the personalities involved in the war of the early nineties: thus, after the arrest in 2005 of the fugitive general Ante Gotovina and his…

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Russia International Relations

Russia International Relations

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation was slowly reintegrated into the international institutions that support the global economic system: in 1992 Russia joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (Wb); in 1997 it was formally accepted into the G8 (only to be excluded with the outbreak of the crisis in Ukraine in November 2013), while in August 2012, after almost eighteen years of…

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