Author's notes Leonid Rayevsky

journalist, author of guidebooks


The White House: The History of the American Symbol

This name is known all over the world. Even in the most distant parts of the planet, we hear or read daily: “According to information from the White House ...”, “The White House has denied the message ...” or “The White House has made a final decision ...”. Being at the center of international politics and influence, ...


SKYSCRAPER. About the contribution of Americans to the treasury of world achievements

15 October 1880, the German Emperor Wilhelm I, solemnly opened the newly rebuilt Cologne Cathedral. With a height of 157,4 meters, he became not only the highest Catholic cathedral, but also the highest building in the world. In zazdravnyh speeches about his discovery ...


Statue of Liberty: the history of the American symbol

For us, Paris is inextricably linked with the Eiffel Tower, Berlin with the Brandenburg Gate, Moscow with the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin, and London with Big Ben. Once in these cities, we immediately look around: where are these so important for ...


Golden Gate Bridge: the history of the American symbol

How is O'Henry: “East is East, and West is San Francisco, this is the opinion of Californians. Californians are not just inhabitants of the state, but a special nation. These are southerners of the West ... ”. But it was not only the great writer who thought so. Ready for his opinion and ...


Bourbon: the history of the American symbol

From the point of view of American laws, everything is in order here. After all, they agreed that bourbon is a drink that can be made only in the United States. And to this there are a number of regulatory explanations and limitations. So the ground is for ...


Flag: the history of the American symbol

All countries have state flags. You can forget the words of the hymn, it is difficult to depict the components of the coat of arms, but from early childhood we remember the flag of our homeland. He accompanies us everywhere; on houses and stadiums, at memorials and state institutions, at conferences and congresses, in silence ...


Bison: The History of the American Symbol

The more often we travel the world, the more we become convinced of its diversity and diversity. It is not only about national characteristics, architecture, or way of life of specific countries and regions, but also about differences in their nature, climate, landscape, with the predominant ...


Rose: the history of the American symbol

The more often we travel the world, the more we become convinced of its diversity and diversity. It is not only about national characteristics, architecture, or way of life of specific countries and regions, but also about differences in their nature, climate, landscape with the predominant ...


Oak, Sequoia and Christmas Tree: The History of the American Symbol

The more often we travel the world, the more we become convinced of its diversity and diversity. It is not only about national characteristics, architecture, way of life of specific countries and regions, but also about the differences in their nature, climate, landscape, with the prevailing there ...


Bald Eagle and the United States Great Seal (Coat of Arms): The History of the American Symbol

The more often we travel the world, the more we become convinced of its diversity and diversity. It is not only about national characteristics, architecture, or way of life of specific countries and regions, but also about differences in their nature, climate, landscape, with the predominant ...

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