Experiencing the culture of Central Asia

The culture festival of the countries of the Great silk Road
The Fund Forum participated at the Festival of culture of the countries of the Great silk Road, which passed from 26 to 30 November in Seoul (Republic of Korea). The…

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Culture, traditions, customs
Residents of Cyprus are very proud of their cultural heritage, which stretches back more than 9000 years. On the island there are many traditions and customs. However, Cyprus is today…

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Your opinion: Features of development of the countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America in the first half of the 20th century

he countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America — the way of development in the 20th century

Most of the countries of Asia and Africa in the early 20th century continued to exist in the status of colonies of industrial States. Metropolis, in spite of the capitalist era, continued to exploit colonial lands classic feudal methods: the forced removal of precious metals, the establishment of a system of slave trade, high real and monetary taxation.

It was at this period began active opposition to liberation movements in colonial countries. The main object was the expulsion of monopolists and changes in existing barbarous predatory orders. Participants in anti-colonial movements were the most vulnerable farmers, workers and clerics.

Local elite collaborated with the authorities of the monopolies and not to feel too much infringement of rights and freedoms. Members of the anti-colonial movements were in no hurry to join the liberation war, because he knew that in the face of the enemy have a powerful state with a strong army and technical Continue reading

The History of art. The Art Of Korea

The artistic heritage of the modern Korean art is primarily paintings on scrolls “of Joseon-Hwa” that existed for centuries. On scrolls depicting landscapes, flowers and birds; created the scrolls and the philosophical theme “man and nature”; to the end of the 18th century domestic paintings (painter Kim Hong-Do).

Oil painting penetrated into Korea relatively recently — in the 30-ies of our century — and developed only after the formation of the Korean people’s Democratic Republic. The creation of a democratic state in North Korea brought to life and many other arts that didn’t exist previously, — a sculpture, a political cartoon, a propaganda poster.

Painting “of Joseon-Hwa” is preserved in its finest classical forms (Lee Seok-Ho, “Sunflower”, 1957; Chen Jung-E — “Village may”, coloured ink, 1958) and at the same time, as in China, goes beyond genres. Works such as “Rest in the fields of the cooperative” To Kim Bitch (1957), “Rich harvest” If the Phal Chan (1958), “Dance”, Kim Yong Jun (1957), talk about the joys of free labor, the wisdom and spiritual beauty of the peasants, the originality and the exciting rhythms of folk dances. An important motif in the artist’s traditional style is a transition from abstract landscapes to the Scripture of nature from nature (The Ladies of Saint Continue reading

Fauna of Uzbekistan

Diverse and unique fauna of Central Asia . Its representatives have adapted to different climatic conditions – from hot summer deserts to the harsh winters in the mountains . On the territory of Central Asia covers over 2.5 million km 2. lives up to 800 species of vertebrates, more than half of which are birds that nest mainly in the deltas of rivers and on shores of lakes. In reservoirs of Central Asia is home to over 100 different species of fish and 9 species of amphibians. In the deserts and desert areas, there are many reptiles, with 79 species. Mammals in Central Asia are 153 species, distributed from hot deserts to the glaciers of the Pamir and Tien Shan . Invertebrates in the fauna of Central Asia presents the richest diversity of insects: arthropods, arachnids, butterflies, etc.

Such a variety of species of wildlife at first glance pleases. But if we analyze the changes in the lives of wildlife that have occurred over the past half century, the resulting picture will not cause much optimism. Because intensive human development activities of the mountains . deserts and river valleys, disappeared from the face of the earth Central Asia species such as the Turan tiger, deer, red wolf. On the verge of extinction, and may already have disappeared, the Persian leopard, Continue reading

The new 7 wonders of nature

A competition to identify the most ambitious of the seven natural wonders of the planet started already in December 2007. Announcement of winners took place on 11 November 2011. The definition of the new wonders of nature have occurred through the world of voting, in which took part more than 100 million people from different countries. Despite the conventions, which involved a competition, the new 7 wonders of nature defined.

Amazon and the Amazon jungle

The world’s largest river in affluent, length and size of the pool. Flows through the territory of 9 countries. At the confluence of the Atlantic ocean, the Amazon river forms the largest Delta in the world, where there is also the world’s largest river island can be reached. The river basin area is equal to the area of Australia. The Amazon rainforest is the largest in the world and occupies half of the total area of all tropical forest Land. Extremely high biological diversity of these forests, for example, on one square kilometer 150 000 species of plants.

Details about this wonder of the world in our article — the Amazon River

Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Christmas traditions around the world

New year – the international celebration, which is in a particular key definitely is celebrated with various traditions all over the world. Every country, nationality and region has its own peculiarities of celebrating the New year that seem interesting to others, and sometimes even very strange.

Features of the Christmas traditions of Europe

Each European country has its own interesting customs of celebrating this holiday. For example, in Germany it is believed that the long-awaited Santa Claus comes to visit German children on a donkey. That is why before you go to bed on Christmas night, the local children put on the table a plate for gifts, and in your shoes puts hay to feed the donkey and to thank him for what he brought Santa. Here are some interesting new year traditions in Germany.

Italy – the country is also unusual in terms of their traditions. Here, Santa Claus is called Babb Natal, just waiting for him to visit the children. In addition, in this country there is an opinion that in New year you need to join, freed from the burden of old things. Therefore, it is a festive night from the Windows of Italian houses onto the pavements fly all the unnecessary things. The Italians believe that their place must come new.

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A Bit about Japanese cuisine - Anime Holic
From ancient times to the present day the first most important food in Japanese cuisine is rice. When the Japanese cook rice, they don't add any salt or other ingredients,…

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A Bit about Japanese cuisine - Anime Holic
From ancient times to the present day the first most important food in Japanese cuisine is rice. When the Japanese cook rice, they don't add any salt or other ingredients,…

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