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In a Moscow supermarket my attention was drawn to a new product on the shelves of cereals - quinoa (la quinoa). And then I remembered that the current year 2013 was declared by the United Nations to be the "International Year of Quinoa." This is a very ancient crop. The Incas cultivated it over three thousand years ago. Also, by the way, they called the fruit of the quinoa "divine seed", which gives people strength.

In the pre-Columbian era in the Andes, it was the second most important staple food after potatoes. When the quinoa plantations bloom, they are painted a golden color. That’s why, the grains from the crop are also called “golden grains”.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 5-11-2013, 10:25
  • Views: 1 361

Lviv is an ancient city, whose history is inextricably linked with the history of Russia. These days, Lviv is not associated with Russia, but with the Ukrainian nationalist ideology. Many people mistakenly think that Lviv is not only the center, but the epicenter, the main place for nationalist ideas, but that is not correct.

In contrast, in Lviv you can easily hear Russian spoken. Beautiful and monumental, the old quarters attract a lot of tourists, including from the south-east of Ukraine and Russia. Knowledge of the Russian language is a practical necessity for the people of Lviv.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 1-11-2013, 19:43
  • Views: 2 309

He is called the outstanding Polish composer of the twentieth century, and one of the most important to have created work after Chopin. Hailing from the remote province of Little Russia, half- Polish, half German, he went on to became the musical Olympus of Warsaw, where he arrived as a young man, enrolling at the local conservatory in 1901, and he remained gloriously renowned for many years. Karol Szymanowski was born in 1882 in the Russian Empire, in the small village of Tymoshowka (now in the Cherkasy region of the Ukraine).

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 21-10-2013, 15:03
  • Views: 1 579

With the arrival of Barack Obama in the White House, Washington began an active revitalization of US -Turkish relations in all directions. With the revitalization of American policy toward the Middle East, this was a necessity, and it was important to Washington to combine its hegemonic aspirations with Ankara's regional ambitions. The increased attention that the United States administration has devoted to Turkey is indicated by the repeatedly increasing number of articles in the American media devoted to this country in the context of Middle Eastern events, and the American "think tanks" have launched thematic programs on Turkey and its policies.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 21-10-2013, 14:48
  • Views: 1 358

The continuing involvement of the United States in various military campaigns reminds us of the popular quote:  "God invented war to teach Americans geography." The permanent participation in low-intensity military conflicts has become the hallmark of the American army in recent times. Iraq, Somalia, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, then Iraq again, Libya and now Syria - the list can go on forever.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 2-10-2013, 16:14
  • Views: 1 770

The Spanish capital, as well as all the rest of the Iberian country as a whole, is going through hard times. The recession there is still running the show, though, according to some, all the developed countries of Western Europe, including Spain, are gradually slowing the rate of economic decline or even starting to emerge from the crisis. Meanwhile the army of the unemployed in the Iberian kingdom still remains at a high level, accounting for nearly 4.7 million people. And the slogan "cut back, cut back some more!” continues to prevail in the Spanish government.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 2-10-2013, 13:28
  • Views: 1 734

During an official visit to Moscow, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism of the Egyptian Arab Republic, Hisham Zaazou, despite a busy work schedule, kindly agreed to answer questions put to him by an observer from   “International Affairs" magazine.

“Mr. Zaazou, what is the purpose of your visit to Moscow?”

“Regarding the purposes of my trip to Russia, I can say there are two main ones.”

“Firstly, our participation in the International Tourism Fair, which is currently taking place in Moscow. It is important for Egypt to attend every tourism fair in Russia.”

“As you are aware, Russia is a very important market for us.”

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 1-10-2013, 18:48
  • Views: 7 237

Greece is perhaps Russia’s oldest friend. The history of relations between our two nations is more than a thousand years old. But it is not so much about a matter of the time, but about the strength of the bonds of true friendship between our two brotherly nations, in the

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 1-10-2013, 18:45
  • Views: 4 210

Researchers from one of Latin America's  biggest botanical gardens - the Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden sited in the province of Artemisa, not far from Havana – floated a new program aimed at helping children develop environment awareness. Overall, it is a strongly held belief in Cuba that teaching to appreciate and preserve nature should begin at the earliest age possible. The initiative announced by Cuban horticulture specialists coincided in time with the World Environment Day which, as suggested by the UN, is celebrated globally on June 5 with the goal of inspiring literally everyone to contribute to environment preservation.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 5-07-2013, 15:11
  • Views: 2 463

The grave of Todor Minkov, an outstanding Bulgarian enlightener, was discovered in a state of total neglect in the midst of a historical cemetery in Drahichyn, Belarus, in 2012 [1]. On January 4, 2013, a convention, attended by diplomats from the embassy of Bulgaria in Belarus, gathered in Mensk to commemorate Minkov's birthday (January 2, 1830) [2]. Shortly after the finding of the burial site was reported on TV in the Open Format show, the place was carefully rebuilt by volunteers from the cadet corps of the city of Slonim who thus expressed their regard for the legacy of Minkov, a principal of one of the first youth military schools in Belarus.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 3-07-2013, 15:06
  • Views: 2 333