As the Russian Empire sold Alaska 150 years ago Why Alexander II lost to “Russian America” and that gave our country this deal. Exactly 150 years ago in Washington an agreement was signed about the sale of Russian Alaska to the United States of America. Solemn ceremony of transfer of land took place almost six months later — October 18, 1867. After a couple of decades in the Yukon will discover huge reserves of gold, and in the twentieth century, they find oil, and the amount of comparable resources in Western Siberia and the Arabian Peninsula. All this will give rise to numerous discussions about whether it was necessary to sell “Russian America”. But then, in the mid-nineteenth century, the Russian Empire had to make some effort to convince the United States of the need to purchase and prevent a possible war with Britain. The issue price The total area
The head of the Amazon became the second richest man in the world Co-founder and head of the largest online retailer Amazon, Jeff Bezos, became the second richest man on the planet. His fortune rose for the day at $1.49 billion to $75,6 billion, writes the RNS, citing data from Bloomberg Billionaires Index. As a result, the Bezos ousted investor Warren buffet, whose fortune declined by $809 million to $74,9 billion In General business at the head of the Amazon are from the beginning of the year is much better than Buffett: the status of Jeff Bezos during this period increased by $10.2 billion, while the former “second number” — only $1.75 billion. First place in the top five of the richest people in the world is still bill gates. His fortune is $86 billion, followed by Jeff Bezos ($75,6 billion), Warren Buffett ($74,9 billion), Spanish businessman, the founder of
In London secretly buried George Michael Moscow. March 30. INTERFAX.RU — British singer George Michael, who died three months ago, on Wednesday was buried in London, reports “Bi-Bi-si” referring to the family of the deceased. “We can confirm that the funeral of singer George Michael was held today. In a small private ceremony gathered his family and friends, to bid farewell to their beloved son, brother and friend,” the statement reads. “The family of George Michael would like to thank his fans worldwide for the many letters of love and support. We ask to respect to private life of his family who would like to avoid any engagement media.” George Michael died on 25 December 2016 in Oxfordshire on 54 year of life. The artist was born in 1963 in London. He began his musical career in the 1980s group Wham!, later performing solo. Among the most famous songs of
A herd of elephants stuck in the funnel, remaining after the Vietnam war Last weekend in the Cambodian conservation centre, Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary were rescued from 11 Asian elephants, stuck in the crater that was left from the falling bombs during the Vietnam war. A three-meter wall of the crater, which was expanded by farmers to store water, was inaccessible to elephants. The problem was aggravated by the fact that the dirt in which the mid-torso of the drowned elephants, began to dry up, according to the website of the animal protection organization Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). When farmers found stuck elephants, they asked the local Department of the environment, and there is already called to the aid of the WCS. Rescuers arrived at the scene, engaged in the construction of stages through which the animals could climb out of the pit. While he carried out excavation works, other
In the jungle of Thailand found almost extinct tigers Scientists have evidence that the endangered Indo-Chinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) is still propagated in the Thai jungle. This gives hope for the survival of the species, the total number of individuals which barely exceeds 200. The Thai authorities released the first photos of the cubs, and then there was also a video of adult tigers, which are noticed in the Eastern part of Thailand. They also met in the reserve, Huay Kha Khang to the West of the country. Estimates of environmental protection organizations, at the moment there is only 221 species of Indochinese tigers that live in Thailand and Myanmar. There is a fear that a large number of members of the species have disappeared in the South of China, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and almost the entire territory of Myanmar. Indochinese tigers are less familiar to the General public.
The Russians want to see their children’s doctors, soldiers and lawyers MOSCOW, March 30 — RIA Novosti. Medicine, military and law Russians believe their children are now the most promising areas of employment, while fewer of those who are ready to accept any decision of the child when choosing a career, the survey showed the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM). Sociologists have decided to find out the ideas of Russians about the ideal profession for children. The survey showed that the most attractive now and in the last ten years, are the medical profession. And over the years the desire to see their children health workers growing: today, more than a third (35%) of Russians who have children or grandchildren, call your preferred profession (12% in 2005). In second place in the list of best estimated from the parents, the profession of a soldier, for the last
In Norway was found 1,000-year-old toy boat of Vikings Wooden toy, discovered during excavations at the archaeological site of the iron age in Central Norway, says that 1000 years ago a local child could imagine the ferocious battles of the Vikings, playing with a carved copy of the ship. The wooden bar was found in the dried well on a small farm in the town of Orland. Wooden boat resembles the form of a longship of the Vikings, and at its center to holes — probably for the mast, writes Live Science. Archaeologists recently found a 1,000-year-old toy Viking ship during an excavation of a site in central Norway https://t.co/Yov11e4v60 pic.twitter.com/BuIRTwq4cs — Live Science (@LiveScience) 29 Mar 2017 Archaeologists say that the discovery says a lot about the people of that era. For example, the fact that even peasants in the country knew how to look the boat of the
American washing machine “performed” Irish drum and bass American washing machine played drum and bass while washing his master. The video was published March 28 in the Twitter-account of the user under the name Alreadytaken74. In the video, which in two days has garnered over eight thousand likes and more than 4.5 thousand retweets, rotating drum with washable stuff knocks on the wall of the machine, creating original rhythmic pattern. “An extraordinary new track the Efiks Twin,” he joked Alreadytaken74, comparing the sound of drum music Irish DJ specializing in the genres of techno, ambient and drum and bass. Phenomenal new Aphex Twin track. ??? pic.twitter.com/sDUQm4EEzl — Andy (@alreadytaken74) 28 Mar 2017
The staff of PwC during the awarding ceremony of “Oscar” will prohibit the use of mobile Moscow. March 30. INTERFAX.RU American Academy of motion picture arts and Sciences told what action will be taken in order to prevent the recurrence of errors that have occurred at the ceremony “Oscar”, when the best film mistakenly announced “La-La land” instead of “Moonlight”, wrote in Wednesday’s Variety. 14фотографий14фотографий14фотографий The Academy has decided not to refuse the services of the auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers, which fully took the blame for the incident. However, the regulation of its work from next year will change. For the counting of votes and the distribution of the envelopes will now answer not two, but three people, one of them will know the winner in advance, which will enable him to warn the master of ceremonies, if something goes wrong. Also, backstage will not be allowed to use any gadgets.
Flight of the mosquito showed in slow motion Zoologists from Japan and the UK have studied the aerodynamics of the flight of the mosquito. To do this, they needed to consider in slow motion the movement of an insect in the air. Angled wingspan of a mosquito is only 40 degrees, which is two times less than that of the bees. Relevant research and videos available on the website of Nature.