The settlement of the territory of Belarus began 100 thousand years BC. One of the primitive campsites has been found in the village of Yurovichi of the Gomel region.
Polotsk was first mentioned in the ancient Slavonic chronicle the “Tale of bygone years” under the year 862. The city is located as a trading center of Slavic Krivichi traditionally for all ancient Slavic cities in the place where confluence of two rivers-sisters – the Western Dvina and the Polota river. The name comes from the name of the river Polota, which Baltic dialect means “ice, swamp, puddle”.
The first written mention of Pinsk in the Ipatiev chronicle refers to the year 1097. Until the middle of the XII century Pinsk was the city of Turov principalities, since the end of the same century – the center of independent Principality of Pinsk. In the beginning of XIV century the town is part of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1521 the Great Prince on Sigismund I the Old gave the city his wife Queen bona. Continue reading
Since ancient times, people have attributed certain localities miraculous properties, granting them with an aura of sacredness or curse. In Russia, too, found a lot of places where there are unusual and mysterious phenomena. Consider those that, from the perspective of parapsychologists, ufologists and other researchers, are included in the “top five”, and will try to analyze: what is the reason for the “anomalous”?
Medveditsky ridge is one of the most famous anomalous zones of Russia. It is a chain of undulating hills with a height 200-380 m on the border of the Volgograd and Saratov regions.
The most bizarre place on the bear is the so-called Bloody lair, where constantly observed ball lightning. At the point of intersection of their trajectories in the trees there are traces of burns. Continue reading
It was one of the largest, most ambitious and incredible projects in the history of mankind, Architects, engineers and various experts from design engineering Bureau of the Third Reich in 1944, started construction of a special extensive system of fairly large underground structures both in Germany and in all occupied countries. I must say that these structures were reliably cover many of the German factories, plants from impacts and turn a special laboratory. By the way, the specialists had to create new types of weapons in a very difficult underground fortress.
Thousands of forced laborers, concentration camp inmates in inhumane conditions to irrecoverable days of the second world war worked to lay many kilometers of labyrinths, which were supposed to ensure smooth operation of the war machine of the Nazis.
Underground shelter of Hitler and the latest jet planes, V-2 rocket and super gun store looted of priceless treasures in Europe – here is the detailed part is not yet known until the end of the world underground Reich. About it it is told in this wonderful documentary. Continue reading