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Family happiness of Miss Universe Oksana Fyodorova

2002 photo of world beauty pageant. Family happiness of Miss Universe Oksana Fyodorova

2002 photo of world beauty pageant. Miss Russia, Miss Universe Oksana Fyodorova

Family happiness of Miss Universe Oksana Fyodorova
Andrei and Oksana were already acquainted, but had not yet met. One day he first invited her to his country house. At the entrance to the village Oksana saw the sign “Emerald town” and gasped: “This is a fateful coincidence!” For some reason, she always subconsciously believed: sooner or later the day will come when she will meet her man. But she was always unlucky. Many will probably wonder, Miss Universe does not have suitors? “It’s incredible, but the fact is – by the time of the meeting with the future husband, Oksana was completely alone.
She finished her studies – first at the police school, then at the university of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, worked hard, changed her place of residence, and built a career. Also made mistakes, but still believed that she would have a family. She did not know what he would look like, what eyes, hair, voice he would have. And she dreamed of a laconic, kind, and reliable man, the right person. That’s what she called him – “the right person.” The man who can stand up for his family, and in a difficult situation to take responsibility.
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Russian princess Irina Golitsyna dictated Italian fashion

Russian princess Irina Golitsyna dictated Italian fashion

Italian designer Golitsyna and her models. Russian princess Irina Golitsyna dictated Italian fashion

An interesting fact: in 1960s Russian princess Irina Golitsyna dictated Italian fashion
Born in 1918 in Tbilisi, Irina Golitsyna grew up in Italy, as when the girl was two years old, her family moved to live in Italy. Those revolutionary times, many noble families had to leave Russia. So, the family of Golitsyn settled in Rome. After school, Iren entered the Roman university and intended to become a diplomat. However, while studying, Irina Golitsyno began to feel a lively desire for painting, drawing and … fashion. Irene created the first dress when she was 18. According to her, she had nothing to wear to the ball and so she decided to sew the outfit herself.

Hearing rave reviews about the dress, inspired Irina began studying fashion and drawing.
“I enrolled in the painting and drawing courses and indulged in dreams over the pages of the Vogue magazine,” Golitsyna recalled.
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Red corner tradition in Russia

Without God there's no threshold. Russian proverb. Red corner tradition in Russia

Without God there’s no threshold. Russian proverb. Red corner tradition in Russia

Red corner tradition in Russia

Generally, the Red corner is the corner of the house in which the icons hang and there is a table. In fact, this is the most important place in the home. Traditionally, such a sacred place was in every house. In pagan times, idols of domestic gods stood in a red corner. However, with the advent of Christianity, their place became occupied by icons and consecrated objects. For example, a vessel with theophany water, twigs of consecrated willows and Trinity greens, etc. The red corner was turned, as a rule, to the south or east. In fact, the place resembled the altar of the Orthodox church. Interpreted as the place of the presence of the Christian God, and the table was likened to the church throne. Considered the most honorable place in the house, it meant for the master of the house, the priest or the guests of honor. Moreover, the “honor of the guest” decreased with distance from the red corner. In addition, during the calendar holidays and festive days, people put certain objects that they wanted to “honor”, into the red corner of their house. In particular, a pot of porridge on Christmastide, or the last sheaf brought from the field at the end of the harvest; washed and decorated kvashnya on Holy Thursday, etc. Entering the house, the person first of all crossed himself, turning to the icons, and only then he greeted the hosts.
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St. Petersburg annual Scarlet Sails festival

The most massive and famous public event during the White Nights, St. Petersburg annual Scarlet Sails festival

The most massive and famous public event during the White Nights, St. Petersburg annual Scarlet Sails festival

The northern capital of Russia, St. Petersburg annualy helds Scarlet Sails festival. Meanwhile, it is one of the biggest, most exciting, most beautiful and, at the same time, most technically sophisticated holidays in Russia. Unduobtedly, already traditional, this holiday for graduates is in the top of the largest and most interesting world events. However, the preparation for the next show lasts for many months, and the installation of all structures, light and pyrotechnics – more than 2 weeks.
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October 21 Multicolored Umbrellas Day in Russia

October 21 Multicolored Umbrellas Day in Russia

Under the colorful umbrella – Masha and bear, Popular Russian cartoon characters. October 21 Multicolored Umbrellas Day in Russia

October 21 Multicolored Umbrellas Day in Russia
When you are happy, then the autumn becomes colorful … you do not notice the rain, but only colorful umbrellas!
As you know, nature has no bad weather! However, if you suddenly meet an autumn rain on your way, it’s better to open an umbrella. And did you know about this date – The multicolored Umbrellas day which is on 21st October?
Meanwhile, umbrella since ancient times has been protection from rain, snow, sun, and an important detail of the toilet. Of course, today you do not surprise anyone with an umbrella. However, many seek to have not only a beautiful, but also a fashion accessory that will attract the attention of others. And if you want to find out what your umbrella says about you, then this article is just for you.
So, let’s start with the color of the umbrella, which can tell about the character and temperament of a person quite a lot. So, psychologists offer such a description of color preferences.
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Pink Salt Lake Koyashskoe

Photo by Sergey Anashkevich. Pink Salt Lake Koyashskoe

Photo by Sergey Anashkevich. Pink Salt Lake Koyashskoe

One of the most beautiful and fantastic places in Russia – Pink Salt Lake Koyashskoe on the Kerch Peninsula in Crimea. Lake of scarlet to magenta color, as if someone threw into it a couple of tons of Potassium permanganate. Like a fairy tale, when you see such a miracle, hard to believe it is real. Its shores composed of crystallized salt with the scent of viola, and water has a color from light pink in spring to deep red in the peak of summer heat. In addition, on the mirror-like surface one can see the incredible scenery of frozen stone and salt icebergs … Besides, the color of water turns into a brilliant pink in hot weather; and in the low temperature the water takes on different shades of red, purple and blue. Indeed, the area looks like a Martian landscape during the dry season when the water evaporates and the salt crystals are subjected to thermal stress.
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Ramenskoye Residential Area Colorful Houses

Blue, green, red, and yellow… Ramenskoye Residential Area Colorful Houses

Blue, green, red, and yellow… Ramenskoye Residential Area Colorful Houses

Ramenskoye Residential Area Colorful Houses
In recent years, bright colored houses have become popular in different cities around the world. The Moscow region of Ramenskoye is no exception. Approximately in 2000, the city administration decided to make its city unusual – to paint houses with beautiful and bright patterns, thus transforming boring residental houses into a work of art.
This art project is not some graffiti or just a painted in blue, green, yellow, and red facade. When you look at these houses alive, you get the impression that a small child painted them with a brush and paint. Besides, Looking at such houses immediately creates extremely positive emotions and the mood rises by itself. You want to live, and want to look at these beautiful houses. By the way, the residents say that the houses look much more alive than in these photos. Well, we can only see it from the photos.
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