Brest fortress stood near the USSR border on the Western Bug, and it was surprisingly attacked by Hitler's forces in the first minutes of the war. 7000-8000 people remained in the fortress in the pre-war night. There were the training, support and military units in its territory. The fortress also housed the Brest military hospital, families of soldiers, hospital workers and other civilians. Most of the civilians died in attacks and shelling in the earliest days of the defense.
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As it is well-known, there are 50 U.S. states. Each state has a name, and every name has its history.
Several states were named after famous people. New York, as well as its main city, was named in honor of the brother of the King of England, Duke of York, after the territory was captured by the British from the Dutch. The states of North and South Carolina were named in honor of King Charles I, and Maryland was named in honor of his consort, Queen Mary. Virginia and West Virginia are named in honor of Queen Elizabeth I, The Virgin Queen. Georgia got its name in honor of King George I. Louisiana was named after French King Louis XIV.
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2011 in Peru was called the year of Machu Picchu, because 100 years ago this amazing world’s wonder was found. Until that moment the ancient Inca city which consists of two hundred buildings had been a secret from the rest of the world. Nobody expected that at the top of the ridge at an altitude of 2,450 meters above the sea level professor Hiram Bingham with a group of American researchers would find an architectural heritage of ancient civilization. Since then, there were many disputes between the Peruvian Government and the representatives of Yale University about the place where artifacts from Machu Picchu should be stored. And only in February 2011 the opponents made a deal and agreed to open a joint research center in Cusco - the neighboring city of Machu Picchu.
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The Red Square, the very heart of Russia, for nearly the whole XX century was the true bulwark of Soviet power, a symbol of the inviolability of communist ideology on one-sixth of the land. So it is ironic that some events taking place here were not to this power’s advantage at all.
The most famous events are an attempt on Leonid Brezhnev, the General Secretary of the CPSU, and landing of a German aircraft directly on the Red Square.
January 21, 1969 the people greeted the crews of two Soviet spacecrafts in a festive atmosphere in the heart of the capital. Leonid Brezhnev too was supposed to participate the meeting.
A few days before this officer surveyor Viktor Ilyin had deserted from the military base, carrying two pistols and ammunition with him. He arrived in Moscow and stopped at the home of his uncle, a policeman. Ilyin stole his uniform coat and cap. Disguise allowed him to approach the Borovitskie gates of the Kremlin and mingle with the police cordon.
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3DreamTeam and Dortoka Disseny as its partner were invited to the World Infrastructure Summit organized by the Infrastructure Journal and New Civil Engineer in collaboration with MEED and Construction News. It was held on 29th November - 1st December 2010 in Barcelona, Spain and became the most in-depth and far-reaching global summit on infrastructure.
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The Colosseum attracts over 19,000 visitors every day, which makes it the most popular tourist attraction in Italy. Now this number will rise due to appearance of thousands of virtual visitors.
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Day by day we observe the destruction of world architectural heritage, and along with that we lose the memories of the past of mankind.
Chersonesos and 11 other archaeological sites are on the list of endangered monuments, composed by the American Global Heritage Foundation (GHF).
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Tatev monastery is located in Syunik Province, 280 kilometers from Yerevan. The ancient Armenian word "Tatev" means "Give me the wings" or "Fly". And today, the ancient monastery has really got its wings!
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Inca civilization arose around the 11th century on the shores of Lake Titicaca. It existed till the 16th century, when the Inca Empire had been conquered by the Spanish conquistadors. During those five centuries, the Incas were able to achieve remarkable success and create a unique culture.
At the time of its height, the Inca Empire was one of the most populated countries on the planet. Its different parts were connected with each other by a developed network of roads, equipped with signs and special places for recreation.
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