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Mystical places of Kiev

The main post office on Maidan Nezalezhnosti . Before the revolution, on the site of the present Post office number 1 lived the bourgeois Dyakonov. In her apartment was a scene of unusual things — the unknown force was moving the furniture around and threw pillows. The woman called the police, and the registered: in the house — poltergeist! So he became almost the first in Europe registered a Ghost. And in 1989 the new portico of the General post office, decorated 13 granite pillars, collapsed on the heads of visitors. 13 people were killed… people say that without the evil forces there has not been.

Gargoyle . The facade of the house on Bolshaya Zhitomirskaya street, 8 decorated with gargoyle — draconiana snake. According to the legend, the creature lived in France, in the Seine river, spewing water over the boat and flooded the house. If you look at the Chimera from the bottom up, it seems that she slyly grins. They say the home owner, tradesman Rogovsky, was fond of the Ouija sessions, and accompanied them in the room next door with a mythical creature.

Richard’s Castle . This is the house number 15 on Andrew descent. The castle was built in the early XX century. The owner of a site, the contractor Orlov, died in few years after construction. New residents are unable to live in this building — from the vent pipe came the bloodcurdling howl, which decided that the house is cursed and haunted by ghosts. Continue reading

Mysterious archaeology

Mysterious archaeology

The ruins found by divers at the turn of 1980-1990-ies, immediately became the subject of fierce dispute, which was attended by both historians and geologists.

Despite the strict plane right arc and perfectly straight parallel edges of elements of the complex entirely carved into the rock, most scientists persistently called this building “bizarre game of natural natural processes”.

The main reason is quite simple: by the most rough calculations, this complex could rise above the water surface not less than 10 thousand years ago, when the water level in the oceans was 40 meters below present. Continue reading

History of the Gun

1382 Russian soldiers for the first time to successfully put into field artillery. Reflecting the attacks of the besieged city of the Horde, the Muscovites, as the annals say, “mattresses puschu in NJ, some of the crossbow strelau chibaku and vices, and other great guns puschu”.

The emergence of new weapons in Russia was quite natural and historically conditioned. In the X century warriors to the princes Igor and Svyatoslav, Novgorod warriors is widely used in the fights throwing machine. Melee weapons and metal armor, made by blacksmiths, gunsmiths, has long been in great demand in the feudal countries of East and West. By the middle of the XIV century in the capital of the Duchy of Moscow started the production of gunpowder. As you can see, by this time in Russia there was a material base for the development of artillery. Let us add that almost all Russian principalities had to fight a continuous defensive wars against hungry of foreign lands the foe, advancing from different sides. Continue reading

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