понедельник, 28 ноября 2011 г.

7 чудес света

7 Wonders of the Ancient World
A "wonder" is something beautiful or exceptional that gives us a feeling of surprise or admiration.The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were amazing buildings and structures in ancient times. Here is the generally accepted list:
The Great Pyramid of Giza (modern Egypt)
Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) at Giza, outside modern Cairo, is often called the first wonder of the world. This pyramid was built around the year 2560 BC and is the only Ancient Wonder to survive today.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon (modern Iraq)
These beautiful gardens were probably built by King Nebuchadnezzar around the year 600 BC to please his queen, Amuhia. Their terraces perhaps rose as high as 300 feet.
The Statue of Zeus (Jupiter) at Olympia (modern Greece)
This was a colossal 40 ft high figure in gold and ivory. It was built by Phidias in the 5th century BC.

среда, 9 ноября 2011 г.

Против фашизма

9th November
International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism
After the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, Jews were subjected to increasingly discriminatory treatment accompanied by organised violence. On November 9th 1938, the Nazis stated a pogrom against the Jews. Synagogues were set on fire. Jewish shops had their windows smashed across the country, which gave rise to the name "Kristallnact", which freely translated the Night of Broken Glass. Many Jews physically attacked too. The "Kristallnacht" pogrom is usually seen as the symbolic beginning of the Holocaust. On 9 November each year a European-wide campaign is organised to commemorate the past and to protest against contemporary forms of fascism and anti-Semitism. From: http://www.unitedagainstracism.org/
Know that racism, fascism and anti-Semitism have resulted in the deaths of millions of people. Understand that intolerance is not something that is only in our past, but is also part of our present. Be aware that racism and fascism have many faces, and not all are so easy to recognise. Remember that brave men and women have resisted against fascism.

пятница, 4 ноября 2011 г.

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