China is the largest in Eastern Russia. A population of a billion people. In a short period of time China has experienced a powerful impetus to economic development and now ranks second largest GDP. Recently this country was regarded as obsolete, but in the decade became a world power.
Influence on Chinese culture has had existing religions: Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Also in China there Professor of Christianity and Islam.
China is the world’s only Communist country. Moreover, the Chinese could achieve a combination of capitalism with communism, which led to prosperity.
Mongolia has a long border with Russia almost 3.5 thousand kilometers. This country is in many ways an amazing and extraordinary. In one part of the state you can contemplate the mountains, rolling plains, and the other by sandy deserts. Climate, vegetation and the world were formed under the influence of taiga forests and deserts.
Most of Mongolians are Buddhists. However, preserved in some parts of the country shamanism. The number of people professing Islam, due to the presence of a large number of Kazakhs, who immigrated to Mongolia. In the country about 50 thousand Christians.
The basis of Mongolian culture – nomadism. Many families still live this lifestyle. Created seasonal special school to receive education, Continue reading
One of the biggest surprises for any native of the former Soviet Union will most likely be that the so-called Korean carrots is not Korean cuisine. It is believed that the carrot salad originated in the USSR as forced replacement of the main local dish — kimchi. Being unable to get a cabbage that is necessary for making real kimchi, Soviet Koreans used different substitutes and finally settled on carrots and garlic. In modern Korea, kimchi is first and foremost a special way fermented cabbage seasoned with ground red pepper. Invented when some poor peasants way of preserving quickly spread among all social classes — ancient texts suggest that kimchi was served at the Royal court in the fifteenth century. To try this dish today, you do not need to order it in a restaurant, especially in the menu it is not there. The popularity of kimchi is so high that all points of public catering, except, perhaps, “McDonald’s”, it is served on the table before the visitor has time to make the order. While kimchi is never included in the bill, and at a time when the visitor finishes the last cabbage leaf, fermented in a red pepper, it will put a new batch.
The weapon is food
Any travelling within Asian region one is confronted with the fact that his skills of eating Continue reading
Full country name: people’s democratic Republic of Korea
Size: 120410 sq. km.
Population: 24 million.
Religion: All religions were officially banned after 1950
Government: Communist “dynasty,” the dictatorship of one leader
Industries: arms manufacturing, mechanical engineering, power industry, chemical industry, mining, metallurgy, textile, food.
Main partners: China, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Hong Kong, Russia
Health risks: there is virtually no risk, but due to the fact that Western medicines cannot get it to root here is not too pleasant. The main available means of treatment of traditional Korean medicine, is very similar to Chinese.
Time: GMT plus 9 hours
Power supply: 110/220V, 60Hz
Weights and measures: metric
This country is very suitable for those who wish to plunge into the Soviet era — is one of the few remaining bastions of socialism in the world. A trip to this country will allow Russian tourists to plunge into the past — to see old buildings, monuments, mausoleum. North Korea is one of the most closed country. Any movement on site must be done under the supervision of guides. Historical and cultural heritage of North Korea Continue reading