Nicholas II Alexandrovich /Romanov/ (6(18).05.1868 Tsarskoye Selo — 17.08.1918 Ekaterinburg) — last Russian Emperor (1894-1917 gg.), the eldest son of Emperor Alexander III Alexandrovich and Empress Maria Feodorovna. His reign coincided with the rapid industrial and economic development of the country. Under Nicholas II Russia was defeated in Russo-Japanese war 1904-1905 Russian-Japanese war 1904-1905 — emerged in a climate of increased struggle of the imperialist powers for the division semi-feudal China and Korea; sported aggressive, unjust, imperialist character on both sides.In the ongoing rivalry of the powers in the far East especially active role was played by capitalist Japan, who sought to take over Korea and northeast China (Manchuria). that was one of the reasons the revolution of 1905-1907. In 1907 Russia became a member of the Entente, which in 1914 entered the First world war. August (5 September) 1915 Nicholas II and the Supreme commander of the armed forces of Russia. During the February revolution of 1917 March 2(15) abdicated. Nicholas II in 1918 in Yekaterinburg, shot together with the family. In 2000, canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church.
Portrait of Emperor Nicholas II. Hood. Boris Kustodiev
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While in school, I read a beautiful legend about a young amazing girl who became a victim of love’s own father.
He wanted to marry her, and to save himself from shame, the girl asked to build a high tower and jumped from there into the waves of the Caspian sea. And as soon as I had the opportunity, I decided to visit Azerbaijan and to show that the famous tower of his daughter.
The road to the hotel
In Baku we flew by plane. To our hotel was not too far away, however, being with a small child, I decided to use the taxi. Before the trip I studied the traditions and customs of this country, even as someone on a tip. It turned out that the taxi driver not to leave no reward. Just originally must specify the route and the exact fare. And so I did.
On the road my little girl fell asleep. I didn’t want to Wake her, so I asked the receptionist to help me. He carried a few suitcases and a sleeping daughter in the room. Tip in the case of delivery of Luggage be from three to five manat (the Azerbaijani national currency). But since he did me additional services, I gave the clerk 10 manat. He was pleased with. And most importantly, in the future, always on my first request fulfilled small orders. When leaving, I again thanked him several coins.
City tour and acquaintance with the waiter-guide
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Japanese national cuisine has long belong to the category of ancient traditions of culinary art. It is believed that in order to cook dishes of this country, not enough to stick to the recipe or what is called “fill the hand” in the folding rolls. Japanese cuisine is a philosophy, which involves a special attitude to food and the observance of specific rituals. Probably this ancient magic food that is hidden in seemingly simple products, and attracting more and more fans from all over the world.
It should be said that the main priority in Japanese cuisine, as in the old days, and is currently the product use, which he can bring to human health. And almost all the lovers of Japanese dishes to celebrate a harmonious and balanced combination of the most unusual ingredients and flavors. This situation can be explained by the variety of sauces, seasonings and spices, which are available to the Japanese masters. With their help, the individual components are transformed into integral dish that no doubt can be called a culinary masterpiece.
The land of the Rising sun boasts not only rice dishes, seafood and seaweed, but another equally original product under the name mirin sauce. But first a little history. Approximately in the 15th and 16th centuries Continue reading