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Russian Space Hotel With Beautiful Views

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Russian Space Hotel With Beautiful Views. Imagine yourself floating in space hotel and looking down on the beautiful Earth and all of those land dwellers. The Russian company Orbital Technologies has released images of their futuristic hotel that will cost $157,000 for a five-day stay, plus $785,000 for the two-day trip on board a Soyuz rocket. Set to be up and running in 2016, the company promises comforts that will far exceed the International Space Station. You can sleep vertically or horizontally and take a shower in a sealed shower cubicle.
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Russian poetry – Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatova

Russian poetry - Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatova

Soviet poet Marina Tsvetaev. Russian poetry – Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatovaa

Russian poetry – Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatova
Most people interested in Russian literature and the culture of the twentieth century are familiar with the names Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetaeva. However, few of them read any of their literary works. Considered two of the most talented writers of the century, they both experienced much suffering as artists and individuals in this tumultuous century.
Born on 8 October 1892, Soviet poet Marina Tsvetaeva lived through and wrote of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Moscow famine that followed it. Sadly, in an attempt to save her daughter Irina from starvation, she placed her in a state orphanage in 1919, where she died of hunger. Tsvetaeva left Russia in 1922 and lived with her family in increasing poverty in Paris, Berlin and Prague before returning to Moscow in 1939. Her husband Sergei Efron and her daughter Ariadna Efron (Alya) got arrested on espionage charges in 1941; and her husband – executed. And Tsvetaeva herself committed suicide in 1941. As a lyrical poet, her passion and daring linguistic experimentation mark her as a striking chronicler of her times and the depths of the human condition.
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Differences between Viola and Violin

Differences between Viola and Violin

Photographer Dmitry Bagdasarian, Smolensk, Russia. Differences between Viola and Violin

Differences between Viola and Violin
“As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness.” – C.P.E. Bach on J.S. Bach. If you want to know the difference between viola and violin, then watch these videos and enjoy viola sounds.
If you are watching an orchestra concert, one way to distinguish the violins and violas is by the seating arrangement. In most orchestras, the first violins sit to the conductor’s left, with the concert master in the chair on the edge of the stage and closest to the conductor. Generally, the section extends from the conductor back towards the wings. Farther in on the stage beyond the first violins, sit the second violins. To the conductor’s right sit the violoncellos, or cellos. And between the cellos and the second violins, you will find the violas, often directly in front of the conductor in about the center of the stage.
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