Jewish History Course

This course is an introduction to Jewish history. Students will become familiar with the basic concepts and phenomena necessary to understand the Jewish past, present and future, such as the Covenant, the Chosen People, Exile, Deliverance, Community, Emancipation, Identity, and the Jewish Question. The course material is organized chronologically (the most important ...

From Russia with decor: how an entrepreneur conquered the USA with an unusual product

Samara entrepreneur Artyom Ruzheinikov created the MiMi brand, the most popular product of which is wooden world maps. They are sold in the form of a puzzle or a ready-made decor through our own dealer network in Russia, as well as through distributors in Europe and the USA. True Puzzle Cards ...

What is real Brighton Beach: a dream district within a huge metropolis

It is extremely interesting to read reviews of Russian tourists about Brighton Beach. Without a doubt, almost none of them even guesses what a spectacle actually opens before them. Most importantly, they are completely unaware that they are dealing not with marvelous exoticism, but rather, with ...

Financial hole and lack of freedom: what did America displease the immigrant from Ukraine

32-year-old Business Analyst EPAM Ivan Vysotsky has lived in the United States for 12 years. In the States, he received an education, started a family, changed several jobs and bought a house. However, all this did not deter him from wanting to return home - Ivan moved back to his native ...

History of foreign literature

This course is dedicated to the history of foreign literature of the late XNUMXth - early XNUMXst centuries. It includes the main areas of literature of this period: existentialism, aestheticism, realism, modernism, postmodernism. The course focuses on the complex process of development and existence of literature in Europe and the American continents. The listener will meet ...

World War I course

This course is about how the First World War began and what consequences it led to. It is generally accepted that historically the 1914th century begins in 1991, with the First World War, and continues until XNUMX, when global changes took place in the world ...

An innocent teenager was jailed for almost 20 years for his love of rock and Stephen King's books

In the early 1990s, religious fanatics from a small town in Arkansas staged a veritable witch hunt. Three teenagers were unjustly accused of brutally killing children. They were found guilty only because of lack of piety and love for the rock band Metallica. All three spent in ...

Beirut: five of the worst non-nuclear explosions in history

The tragedy in the port of Beirut, which killed more than 130 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless, amazed the world with its scale and even sparked unfounded rumors of a nuclear outbreak. But explosions with hundreds of dead, destroying neighborhoods and entire cities, occur ...

The crime king of Chicago: the story of George Remus, the prototype of the 'great Gatsby'

The name of George Remus is firmly in the history of the United States - this man managed to independently put together his own bootlegging empire in the era of "Prohibition" and became the personification of hope for the people of the United States of the era of the high-profile twenties, and his desire to achieve success and take off made him ...

Byzantium for beginners

What is called the Byzantine Empire? What language did its inhabitants speak and write? How did their literature reach us? Discover history, art, music, superstition, learn a lot about the wars and intrigues of the Byzantine Empire in this series of lectures by Sergei Ivanov ...

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