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Traditions of the New year in Japan
Japan is known for its abundance of tradition, here and new year's holidays was not an exception. Want to know what are the traditions of New year in Japan happened…

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Festival of national traditions in Khabarovsk

In November 2013, a ceremonial reception hall of the Azerbaijan restaurant “Ali” gathered mothers of various Nations to participate in the Festival of national traditions, dedicated to mother’s day and the birthday of the Assembly of the peoples of Khabarovsk Krai.

The festival was organized by the “Assembly of the peoples of the Khabarovsk Krai”, the Women’s club “Friendship without borders” and Autonomous nonprofit organization “Children and adults” with the support of the Khabarovsk regional branch of all-Russian Azerbaijani Congress.

The celebration began with words of gratitude to mothers, representatives of the national associations, they on this festive evening received flowers from the hands of Valery Hidirova, the acting President of the Council of Assembly of peoples of Khabarovsk Krai.

The audience and participants of the first “Festival of national traditions” was lucky enough not only to divide the tea party in Uzbek, but to listen to Orthodox ritual singing, learning traditional bow in Korean, to get acquainted with Yakutian rite of blessing, go through a cleansing ritual of indigenous peoples of the North, to admire the Ukrainian rite of dressing the bride in front of the crown, to be treated with Continue reading

EASTERN neighbors of Russia – who are they?

China

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

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

5 amazing cities, built from scratch in the twenty-first century

Not only the 20th century was marked by massive building of cities and sites in the 21st century, the process continues, showing the world the young, sometimes wonderful city. We present to your attention five of the most incredible cities constructed in the 21st century.

1. Songdo in South Korea

The city, which is the area of economic freedom considered to be the first in the history of mankind “smart” large settlement. This city, showing how life depends on new and advanced technologies, began at the turn of the new Millennium. The city’s location is designed to make it maximum comfortable for the contemporary society and business development. There are a lot of parks, boulevards, bike paths and stations for charging electric vehicles – what is not a dream?

Each resident of Songdo has smart card that allows you to use all the features of the city. So, thanks to a smart card for free use of public transport, the Internet generation “Next”, to take to bikes, going to the shops and restaurants. Here the implemented pneumatic garbage collection, a unique water system, “smart” heat and power plant.

2. The Olympic village in Krasnaya Polyana on the territory of the Russian Federation

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