When so much in Russia has changed, the banya remains. For over one thousand years Russians of every economic class, political party, and social strata have treated bathing as a communal activity integrating personal hygiene and public health with rituals, relaxation, conversations, drinking, political intrigue, business, and sex. Communal steam baths have survived the Mongols, Peter the Great, and Soviet communism and remain a central and unifying national custom. Combining the ancient elements of earth, water, and fire, the banya paradoxically cleans bodies and spreads disease, purifies and defiles, creates community and underscores difference.
Back in the USSR. Russian Rock Music in the 1980s [Back in the USSR. Russian Rock Music in the 1980s]
Reissue of the world's first book on Russian rock, released in the West in 1987 and in the USSR in 1991 and has since become a classic. 'Almost the entirety of this book (except for the last chapter and sentimental appendages) was written exactly twenty
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Jesus Christ was. The very fact of his existence is not fiction, not a myth. His existence proves many documents. But how much did the real Jesus fit the image that the Bible scholars diligently created for nearly two thousand years? Renowned journalist and publicist Yulia Latynina conducted her own historical investigation, which will turn your ideas about what kind of person Jesus was, what values he preached, what she called for. Her book, based on the studies of the world's leading experts, a critical analysis of well-known and recently discovered sources (from the Qumran scrolls to Toledot Yeshu, from apocryphal texts to Slavic Joseph) raises very sharp questions - and answers them. A sensational investigation into the life of Jesus Christ. The real story of his activities, his time and his environment, recreated on a huge mass of sources. The book is a challenge for all whom knowledge does not interfere with believing, and faith or unbelief do not interfere with knowing.
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The author of the new book is journalist Vladimir Fedorin, former deputy editor-in-chief of the Russian Forbes and editor-in-chief of the Ukrainian version of the magazine. Fedorin repeatedly met with businessman and politician Kakha Bendukidze, thanks to
Full title: Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea. An eye-opening account of life inside North Korea?a closed world of increasing global importance?hailed as a ?tour de force of meticulous reporting?.
Для современной молодежи 1920-е годы - уже абстрактная «древность». Между тем молодые люди тех лет - всего лишь дедушки и бабушки нынешнего поколения 50–60-летних, к которому принадлежит автор книги. Эта книга о том, каким молодой человек 1920-х годов вид
The book publishes one of the most significant works of the outstanding Russian writer and thinker Vasily Ivanovich Belov. Sketches of folk aesthetics, revealing the spiritual world of the peasant. The Russian civilization of the peasant community, family, economy, labor and leisure, crafts and arts, customs and language appears in an ideally harmonious state, in which its history remembers and in what its writer sees. Lad is generated by the correct rhythm of the whole cycle of mortal life. The author with great tact is able to combine ethnographic accuracy with moral truth. His very speech is where the picture is, where it is sincere, where it is softly ironic, but always strong, harmonious, distinct in concepts and assessments, the folk word is always appropriate in it, which gives the book exceptional historical and artistic value.
A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, f
History of shoes.
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Culture as a factor of the state security. The author is a professor and the Moscow State University, vice-president of Academy of the Russian Literature.
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The seminal work of the French Sociologist Roger Caillois, a translation of Les jeux et les hommes (1958). It is an influential book on the sociology of play and games, or rather in Caillois' terms sociology derived from play. Caillois sees many of the st
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Quantitative methods in soft sciences.
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Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the XX century.
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Original title: Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream
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