Day in History: January 16

Octavian received the title of Augustus After the murder of the lifelong dictator of Rome Gaius Julius Caesar by supporters of the republican system, power passed to three military leaders – Octavian, Antony and Lepidus. They started a civil war. Having triumphantly ended the long-term war, Gaius Octavian returned to Rome. Remembering the bitter experience of Caesar, he transferred managerial powers to the Senate. The Senate, in turn, proclaimed Octavian Caesar, and he was given the title of Augustus, which means “divine” in Latin. It happened on January 16, 27 BC. The wedding to the kingdom of Ivan IV January 16 , 1547 in The Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin hosted the solemn wedding of the first Russian tsar Ivan IV Vasilyevich, later nicknamed the Terrible. At that time he was 16 years old. On the occasion of the accession to the throne of Ivan IV, the Order of the

A snow storm was observed in the Kursk region (video)

Netizens shared a video from Kursk region, in which lightning flashes and thunder rumbles over a snow-covered city. A snow storm was observed in the region on January 14. This is a fairly rare meteorological phenomenon in which snow, freezing rain or ice croup falls instead of rain during a thunderstorm. According to thermodynamics, a snow storm is no different from a normal thunderstorm, meteorologists say, but the upper part of a cumulonimbus cloud is usually quite low, and low temperatures turn drops into snowflakes. Most often this phenomenon is observed in the Great Lakes region in the USA and ​​​​Canada. Super discounts of up to -70% on electronics, fashionable clothes, shoes and many other prices Anna Lysenko Even more interesting things about nature

Italian fashion designer Nino Cerruti has died

The causes of his death are not specified. In 2000, Cerruti was awarded the Order of Merit in Labor. The fashion designer was born on September 25, 1930 in a family of textile industrialists, having inherited the family business at the age of 20. Since 1957, he has achieved worldwide fame by presenting his first Hitman clothing line in Milan. In 1962, together with Osvaldo Testa, he founded the Flying Cross brand. In 1967, Cerruti opened the first boutique Cerruti 1881 on Madeleine Square in Paris. In the mid-sixties, for his company Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti, he hired a newcomer at that time, Giorgio Armani, as a designer. In the seventies, the designer created the first deconstructed jacket. The clothes he created were popular with the stars and more than once flashed at the Academy Awards or the Cannes Film Festival. In addition, he was the official designer of the Ferrari Formula

A former naval officer discovered a planet similar to Jupiter

Tom Jacobs from the USA, who previously served as a naval officer, helped scientists discover a Jupiter-like planet outside the Solar System. A Bellevue resident participates in volunteer online projects that allow everyone – so-called citizen scientists – to view telescope data in search of signs of exoplanets, NASA reports. Volunteers check the graphs of the TESS satellite data, trying to detect changes in the brightness of a particular star. A periodic drop in brightness may indicate that a celestial body passes in front of the star in its orbit. Dubbed TOI-2180 b, the giant gaseous planet is located about 379 light-years from Earth. It orbits a star with about the same mass as the Sun, and is slightly further away from it than Venus is from the Sun. Earlier, astronomers discovered an exoplanet with an unusual orbit. It orbits a red dwarf, and the temperature on it changes dramatically

Russian Ambassador Antonov: negotiations with the US and NATO have not yet yielded a significant result

“We want the United States and their allies to understand: the principle of equal and indivisible security enshrined in  the Helsinki Final Act of 1975 and the Istanbul Charter of 1999 should be reinstated. It should not apply only to NATO countries. No state has the right to strengthen its security at the expense of others, — Antonov told Newsweek magazine (the ambassador's answers are posted on the diplomatic mission's Facebook). It must be admitted that the discussions held last week with the United States and NATO have not yet yielded a significant result. We expect written responses from Washington and Brussels to our draft agreements. On their basis, we will make a decision on the advisability of further joint work. We are also ready to discuss counter proposals.Anatoly AntonovZelensky invited Biden to hold trilateral talks with Putin”As on the situation in Ukraine, this issue was not on the agenda of the Russian-American talks in Geneva, but was only mentioned as a secondary topic in consultations with NATO in Brussels   —      

Kadyrov said that Chechnya has no problems with Ingushetia

On January 12, Kadyrov addressed the Ingush people and asked to bring reasonable charges against him within three days  “Today at 17.30 three days have passed, no one declared a blood feud, no appeal to the elders of my family, to the Mufti of Chechnya and I thank the Almighty for this. This shows that we brothers. I want to the whole world, in particular, to the citizens of Russia, that we have no problems with Ingushetia, in particular, concerning me personally, Ramzan Kadyrov», —    Kadyrov said. He stressed that he is not an enemy of Ingushetia, and the Chechens and Ingush were and remain brothers. In September 2018, the heads of Ingushetia and Chechnya signed an agreement on the definition of the border between the regions, providing for an equal exchange territories. Because of this, protest actions began in Ingushetia. The issue was considered by the Constitutional Court of Russia, and the recognized the agreement as consistent with the Constitution. But  some representatives of the Ingush society do not agree

Zhirinovsky described the fate of Nazarbayev with the phrase “he died long ago and was buried”

“I think died a long time ago. Long dead and buried. Muslims bury on the same day. So quietly hide, say nothing and be alive? This is excluded, — Zhirinovsky explained his words. He also added that the former chairman of the State Security Committee (KNB) Karim Maksimov was immediately arrested. The politician noted that such a development of events “is in the order of things in the East.” Since the people opposed Nazarbayev en masse, they could simply get rid of the ex-president. shared political scientist, head of the Political Expert Group Konstantin Kalachev. According to him, the silence of the first president of Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev, against the backdrop of the crisis in the country, indicates that he is already dead or incapacitated. The expert noted that the message about the death of the politician is even more would destabilize the situation in the country. Kalachev suggested that the issue of Nazarbayev's condition will be resolved in the near

A study has shown that sharks are more likely to attack during the full moon

View this post on Instagram Publication from ? SHARK ? (@shark.kazo) Scientists from the USA have noticed a clear link between the behavior of great white sharks and the phase of the moon. It turned out that predators attack more often during the full moon, and the exact cause of this phenomenon is not completely clear, according to a paper published in Frontiers in Marine Science. The researchers analyzed data on shark attacks from 1970 to 2016 from around the world and compared them with lunar phases. The results showed that sharks attacked more often if the illumination of the Moon exceeded 50%. During the new moon or the first quarter, sharks attacked less often. And during the full moon, when the illumination of the moon was 100%, the predators were the most active. Great white sharks hunt close to the surface of the water, so lighting is of great

The Russian Orthodox Church urged believers to approach Epiphany bathing “with maximum caution”

“When people ask me now whether it is necessary and worth diving, I urge maximum caution. Any mass gatherings of people are undesirable now. If they can be avoided, it is better to avoid them,” Metropolitan Hilarion said on the air of the Church and the World program on the Rossiya-24 TV channel, adding that “the virus has not gone away from us.” He called on believers to devote their time to “increase their immunity, vaccinate those who have not done it yet,” and also prepare for a new possible wave of exacerbation of the disease, which experts warn about. Answering the question of whether it is correct to believe that absolution of sins occurs through immersion in the ice hole, the bishop noted that such a statement is incorrect. “There is no absolution of sins through immersion in the baptismal font. Absolution of sins takes place in the sacrament

Nuland announced 18 scenarios of sanctions and about the “acute pain” waiting for Russia

“I'm not  going to pre-reveal 18 different scenarios. <…> I simply say that we allies are prepared to inflict sharp pain very quickly if Russia takes this [aggressive] step in any form   — she said. At the same time, the deputy secretary of state added that from the US point of view, “the door for a diplomatic solution is still open,” and Washington continues to work on a written response to the proposed security guarantees to Russian officials.  We feel we can de-escalate tensions and make some progress on some of these issues with the help of diplomacy   — Nuland emphasized. Since the autumn of 2021, Western media have been reporting a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia denied all accusations. The Kremlin noted that movements of troops across the territory of the country — this is her internal affair. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in turn, spoke about increasing NATO activity along Russian borders. In in mid-December, the Russian Foreign Ministry sent proposals on security guarantees to           ; They contained a clause on non-expansion of the alliance to the