The workers standing on ladders at one of the churches at the Monastery of the Caves weren’t touching it up for visitors to Ukraine’s top tourist draw—they were trying to keep bricks from crashing down on their heads.
The monastery, a sprawling complex of richly decorated churches and candlelit caves containing monks’ tombs dating from the 11th century, is sliding into serious disrepair. Its golden-domed bell tower, the tallest point on the Kiev skyline, has been closed to visitors for years because of insufficient funds for restoration. Part of the cave network collapsed in 2005.
An energy magnate's estranged wife was awarded $184 million Monday in what appears to be one of the biggest divorce verdicts in U.S. history.
Citing irreconcilible differences, Maya Polsky, a 55-year-old homemaker and art gallery owner, filed for divorce from her husband, Michael Polsky, in 2003.
Judge William Boyd had ruled in October that Maya Polsky was entitled to half of the Chicago couple's cash and assets, with her share valued at $176 million. On Monday, the judge amended his decision to include previously omitted assets that increased the value of her award to $184 million.
The eldest (110 years old) clergyman of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia dies in San Francisco.Submitted by Jake Berzon on Mon, 2007-06-11 15:54.
Saturday, June 9, at 2:30 pm Western Daylight Time, the eldest clergyman of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Protopresbyter Elias Wen, died. At 5 pm, before all-night vigil on the eve of the day of All Russian Saints at the Cathedral of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow,” the first pannikhida was served by the Cathedral clergymen and sung by the Cathedral Choir under the direction of Vladimir Krassovsky at the Russian Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco.
The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) will host its international convention from June 10-17 in Hays, Kansas.
History will be explored from the time nearly 250 years ago when Catherine the Great induced about 25,000 “Germans” (which also included people from France, Denmark, Sweden and Poland) to migrate halfway around the world to settle in the Volga River Valley to the time 25 years later when almost 50,000 settled in the Black Sea region.
Уважаемые одесситы, 10 июня в 20.00 на канале ICTV стартует новое реалити-шоу «Шлюбні ігри, або номер для молодят» – увлекательное шоу с интересныими приключениями, конкурсами и
прекрасними видами Турции для 10 пар молодоженов, которые заключили свои брачные союзы в мае 2007 года . http://ictv.ua/ukr/programs_look.php?programs_program_id=3149 (на укр. языке)
Когда простым и точным словом
( На мелодию песни « О дружбе»)
Посвящаю семье Леонида Рассадина
Когда простым и точным словом
Ты покоряешь интернет,
Необычайным своим задором
Напомнишь: дружбы прекрасней нет.
Почти полвека шагал с блокнотом,
С отмашки лихо ты шел в эфир,
От своей мамы, святой Марии,
A mass grave holding the remains of thousands of Jews killed by the Nazis has been found in southern Ukraine near the site of what was once a concentration camp, a Jewish community representative said Tuesday.
The grave was found by chance last month when workers were preparing to lay gas pipelines in the village of Gvozdavka-1, near Odessa, said Roman Shvartsman, a spokesman for the regional Jewish community.
Разрешите попросить у Вас прощения. Я ничем не хотела Вас обидеть. Давайте закончим этот безсмысленный спор.
Я не знаю, как Вам, а мне очень дорога эта газета.
Это - незримая нить, что связывает меня с моим детством.
С уважением, просто человек, Ольга Некрасова.
How many times I told myself in tears,
Be strong and brave; do not go on your knees.
Hide from the people your worsen fears,
Like hollow on the tree is hiding bees.
Put on your face an easy, charming smile,
It will be your safety mask in play,
Where life is biggest unsuccessful trial,
Making us get unvolved in frantic fray.
Just put on hold all your inner worries,
Enjoy each day, which is not comming back.
Because our actions only foolish flurries,
In which you are another biggest slack.
Keep your head up to the sky with proud,
Do not let anybody see your pain,