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GAGAUZIANS: ETHNOS OF WHITE ROOSTER
"A poor peasant lived in a remote Gagauzian village, and wealth of his was his three sons ..." so begins one of the folk tales composed by the Gagauz people. This Turkic people really lived a not wealthy life, roamed the villages, feed sheep... When a family gathered together to have some rest, old and young composed legends in their own way explaining the phenomena of nature noted by a curious and observant eye: why crows are afraid of people, why geese gabble, why an ant has thin waist, and what happens when you put fox and wolf in one harness.
31.08.2018 | tradition
SAINT-TROPEZ: CITY DESCENDED FROM THE SCREEN
The rich and famous first started talking about Saint-Tropez when at the end of the 19th century Guy de Maupassant paid a visit there. French author, famous for his non-judgmental realism, wrote about the warm beauty of Saint-Tropez, mentioning ‘sardine scales glistening like pearls on the cobblestones’...
06.05.2018 | travel, France
SERGEI POLUNIN: BALLET, INTRIGUE, PROVOCATION
On the 26-th of October it will be going a desirable premier of documental and biographic movie ‘Dancer’ on the price of success paid by the artist of ballet Serhii Polunin. Being originated from Kherson, he accidentally appeared in the Royal Theater in London where he became an overnight success but then went off the grid to get even more love of the spectators. Today OUTLOOK continues the cycle of materials about successful Ukrainians.
17.10.2017 | art, Ukraine, personalities
KANO: NIGERIA'S OLDEST CITY
You had enough of boring and predictable touristy destinations, but you are not ready to dive headlong into dangerous adventures in the wild jungle? If yes, go to Nigeria! This civilized African region is amazing, but not frightening. In addition, it is a home to Nollywood - the biggest movies factory, to which even Hollywood is the second. Today we will tell you about Kano, the oldest city in Nigeria.
17.04.2017 | Nigeria
Maculele: dance to make the sparks fly
When the first emigrants from Africa came to Brazil, they brought rousing actions in the country that had been living upon the principle ‘Life is a carnival’. As the citizens of Africa explained, dance maculele appeared in the environment where slaves had to protect themselves from the encroachment of their owners. That is why representatives of nation mastered sticks and knives provided that the weapon was hold in the arms even during the dances…
10.12.2016 | traditions, Brazil
Cabramatta: ‘Little Vietnam’ in the Vast of Australia
Want to have a look at Vietnamese ghetto in Australia and at the same time figure out why Asians inspire fear into local citizens? Should you happen to be in Sydney – you must visit Cabramatta, just don’t forget about your camera… and security. The thing is, the place that is considered to be Sydney’s business centre top record levels of crime rampancy.
05.12.2016 | ghetto of the world
Peacekeeping Is Power: United Nations Day
United Nations Organization was created in order to cease global violence, protect human rights and eradicate poverty. On October, 24, 1945 founding states ratified the treaty on creation of global body that acquired the name the UN.
24.10.2016 | history, society
Cockney: derisive British dialect
Recently London museum has conducted a survey among the visitors. As it turned out, a good few of the respondents did not know what is meant when people say ‘Mother Hubbard’ (cupboard) and Tommy Tucker (dinner). Strange nicknames for items known for everybody; quite famous usage of ’ain’t’ form instead of ‘am not’ as well as disappearing letter h in several words are the features of British dialect cockney considered as picturesque language that amazes Englishmen with its sarcastic nature and provocation.
12.09.2016 | Great Britain
ISLANDS OF MOONLIGHT AND WILD JUNGLE
Going to the Comoros a tourist wants to see pure exotic and immediately gets into an oasis of wildlife. "Moonlight" tenderness implicit in Arabic interpretation of the name "Comore" ("moon"), was taken from the neighbouring Madagascar, initially claimed to be called "Comoros".
31.01.2016 | nature, Comoros
THE ISRAEL DIAMOND EXCHANGE IN TEL AVIV
The Israel Diamond Exchange is a real "state within a state": a business complex hosts thousands of companies effecting a lot of transactions every day. This destination attracts visitors who came to Tel Aviv from all over the world to visit the Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum and watch cutting and polishing stages, to learn how fate of diamonds is decided.
25.12.2015 | Israel
A writer who went through Danish refugee camp. Dina Yafasova: “You have to fight your fears by going through them”.
In the Motherland of Andersen and Kierkegaard where main character of our tooday’s feature lives, she is called Danish, Russian and Uzbek writer. Dina Yafasova herself is a cosmopolite with “exile” status in her passport.
11.11.2015 | personality
White Jazz Syncopation
“I don’t mean a thing if it ain’t that swing”, - that’s what famous jazz musician Glenn Miller used to say. African slaves brought to the USA began performing ‘dotty’ rhythm and swinging pulsations for white jazzmen to take up mysterious syncope later. At that, “black” and “white” jazz were going in separate directions: Africans preferred improvisation while Europeans opted for ready melodies.
25.10.2015 | music, history, personalities
CARAVEL WILL BE BUILT HERE: SHIPS BORN IN KUWAIT
The small state of Kuwait possess a true talent to build new ships and set off to the open sea those who are not afraid of a long voyage. Today we will tell you about the Kuwaiti shipbuilding.
12.10.2015 | do you know, Kuwait
Israel: Few Stops at Galilee
In Lower Galilee Nazareth spreads out - the place where Virgin Mary had her Annunciation and where Jesus Christ lived. It isn't the only fact that lures pilgrims from all over the world to Galilee. Religion scholars estimated that it was in its vicinity where Jesus performed eight out of eleven miracles - in this area that is rich for monuments of architecture. OUTLOOK will tell you about three stops at Galilee where it is proper to hold your breath and hear history talking. Todaywe speak about the Mount of Beautitudes, Tabgha and Capernaum.
19.08.2015 | Israel
Masada Fortress: the last stronghold
"One, who lives in the house on the fringe, is the first to protect his people", this Ukrainian proverb fits the history of the Israeli people, but instead of "house" it shall be "fortress". When the Romans attacked, Jerusalem residents fought the Romans with inhuman valour "back to back" till enemy legions pushed them to the last stand. Concentrated in the fortress of Masada, near the Dead Sea, the Jews rebels showed brave resistance to the Romans. Although few people survived, Masada still has emblematic value as a monument to national courage.
24.07.2015 | history, Israel
MAYAN MEGALITHS: THE SUN OF THE THIRD AGE
Mexican jungle hides Mayan Megaliths in Palenque from prying eyes. The Temple of the Inscriptions, the Tomb of the Red Queen, the Pyramid of Skulls - these names would remind the funeral cult to archaeologists. Some people believe that the elixir of immortality is concealed somewhere behind the debris of the Mayan civilization.
22.06.2015 | Mexica
«Love's Executioner»: exclusive interview with Irvin Yalom
Editorial staff of OUTLOOK managed to talk to Irvin Yalom about how to learn to love this world, ask about fiction literature and psychotherapy practice as well as get profound advice on proper treatment of life.
Stuttering Is No Verdict: Follow George VI, Lewis Carroll and Winston Churchill
Stuttering is no verdict: this is what International Stuttering Association reminds every year on October, 22, International Stuttering Awareness Day. "Don't let stuttering stop you" - this dilemma that 5% of preschoolers in world, 1,2% of school kids and 1% of grownups face.
22.10.2014 | society, medicine, expert
Psychodelic old animation vs video-clip-like new one
During a festival in Tokyo on May, 25, 2003 the work of Yuriy Norshtein “Hedgehog in the Fog” was proclaimed #1 animated film of all the time. And while for 140 movie critics who chose the film it is very well clear, it is more often than not a task beyond the capacity of a kid. Watching and comprehending aren’t identical notions. We come to understand many movies with a delay of a couple of years. Likewise, it is worth getting back to animated masterpieces when already prepared.
25.05.2014 | cinema, animation
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