Category Archives: History

Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Chrysogonus

Saint Chrysogonus (probably Emperor Diocletian’s time) was an early Christian Saint venerated both in the Catholic & Orthodox Churches. There is little information about his life & deeds, until our days he remains a mysterious Christian Saint. They say that … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, various climate changes happened even in the 17th century, so we should not suppose that disasters of today belong only to the progress age we are living in. Here are some curious tidings including an extraordinary weather surprise … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, after the substantial fish dishes it’s time for a new riddle. It is short but makes ponder. Its stylistics means a classical rhetorical question so popular in the Russian outlook. “Who guards the house?” REPLY to the Riddle … Continue reading

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Sergio Cammariere: Estate

Esteemed Readers, a new summer is coming soon. Here is an excellent Bossa Nova piece by our Cyrano dedicated to this very best season. Enjoy it! Maria KethuProfumo

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XV

Esteemed Readers, good tidings! The Cape of Good Hope is approaching! Soon we will enjoy comfortable Dutch huts, wonderful meat dishes & vegetables! The sea is favourable. Let fair wind be with us! Aboard the Oiseau, 23 May 1685 “…Studying … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Marcus Eremita

Marcus Eremita or Marcus the Ascetic (IV-V AD) was a monk, author of numerous spiritual ascetic texts canonized by the Orthodox Church. There are a few facts about his youth & life before he became a monk. Macarius of Alexandria … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, here are some curious criminal events happened in April 1634 at the background of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). I should notice that the world has not become a safier place since that epoch: Paris, the 9th April, … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle for you. It is very ecological & much in energetic trends of our days. 😊 Good luck! “It has no arms, it has no legs but it crawls up to the sky”. REPLY … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XIV

Esteemed Readers, we are almost at the Cape of Capricorn…but some unpredictable obstacles don’t allow us to arrive there yet. Stay calm, the crew is working out the situation.Treat yourselves with the crew biscuits. 🙂 Aboard the Oiseau, 17 May … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, our war (1618-1648) continues full of battles, defeats & victories, faded expectations & new hopes, capital punishments & confiscation of property. Europe needs peace badly but nobody knows when the Thirty Years’ War ends: Casale, the 2nd March, … Continue reading

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