A graduate of the Dnepropetrovsk chess Alexander Stefanovich frost represents in many respects a unique phenomenon in the world of chess. In chess history not only of the Dnipropetrovsk region, but also in Ukraine, it is difficult to find another figure who simultaneously would be a very strong chess player practitioner (international grandmaster since , more than 20 years – Chairman of the Dnepropetrovsk regional chess Federation, who carried on their shoulders the lion’s share of the Federation, Vice-President of the chess Federation of Ukraine, who headed one of the main directions of its activity – the children and youth Commission and everything else – a successful coach, who has brought up three international grandmasters (D. Maksimov, Y. Zinchenko, A. Karlovich) and several international masters. It should be added that the A. S. frost was one of the leading chess arbiters of Ukraine, he was awarded the title of international referee, for several years headed the largest chess institutions of Dnepropetrovsk – Chess club, DSU, regional chess club and in his last years – school Continue reading
February was a crazy month of carnivals After celebrating Christmas and New year’s Europeans (and people from other continents involved in the European culture) only slightly recovering. And people begin to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Carnival, Winter – whatever you like. It captures the madness about two weeks in late January and early February. So we decided to sdoit January and February posters – especially in his “Christmas” Billboard in January we have already unwittingly climbed. Austria
In cities and towns in Austria in the winter are the parades, processions, celebrations – but we will mention at this time only one event. In late January, 27, music lovers celebrate the birthday of Mozart.
Fans of the composer come to Salzburg, where these days music festival. In the program – performance of the world famous Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. Perform Mozart. This festival is a global event. Australia
If for some reason brought to Australia, be sure to linger on the main national holiday of the country – Australia Day, which will be held on January 26. More than 200 years ago, the first settlers established over port Jackson the British flag. On the occasion of this event on the streets of Sydney every year on January 26, noisy carnival. An essential component of the holiday ritual entrance to Sydney harbour flotilla of 11 ships that are copies Continue reading
Today we will go to one of the most famous and popular carnivals of the world — the Venice carnival (Carnevale di Venezia), which we visited in February of this year. To begin to tell a little about the history of the Venetian carnival.
Venetian carnival – this is an annual festival held in Venice. Carnival always ends 40 days before Easter, i.e. Fat Tuesday, the eve of Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of lent. That’s why carnival held at different times! For example, in 2013, the carnival was from 26 January to 12 February, and in 2015 the dates of the carnival from 31 January to 17 February .
The Venice carnival takes place from 1162, when the Venetian Republic had won some sort of military victory, after that the people began to dance and party in the Piazza San Marco. In 1797 the king of Austria banned the carnival and wearing masks, because the Venetians loved to wear masks from August to lent.
In 1979 the Italian government again began to organize a carnival in Venice, including to attract tourists. Currently, the carnival attracts more than 3 million tourists . that is really a lot considering the fact that Venice is a small city.
Of course, the carnival takes place every day, but most of the tour on the carnival – this Saturday and Sunday. So we went to Venice for the weekend. On Saturday I was supposed to be a contest for the most beautiful Continue reading