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    At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and with over 312 million people, the United States is the third or fourth largest country by total area, and the third largest by both land area and population.
    {275px-Statue_of_Liberty_frontal_2.jpg} The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue has become an icon of freedom and of the United States.
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Sunday, April 20

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Tuesday, November 27

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    An outside clothing was usually a “svita” type coat often lined with fur inside for winter clothing. These features were transferred to the clothing in western lands of ancient Rus’, where in XIII-XVI a Belarusian nationality was formed. The costume of Belarusians conserved it’s ties with costume of Russians and Ukrainians, but also acquired the features of our other neighbors – Poles, Lithuanians, Latvians and other European nations. The formation of Belarusian costume has coincided with the development of new, more complicated techniques of cut, the sophistication of dressmaking in Western Europe, which leaded to significant changes of European clothing
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    Famous places of Canada :
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    In 1841, Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario) joined to make the Province of Canada. Its seat of government alternated for many years. In 1857, Queen Victoria was asked to select a permanent capital. The queen chose to have the government settle in Ottawa because it’s far enough away from America’s border. In 1859 and 1866 east and west wing were built. After a year passed confederation was brought in.
    On February 3, 1916 a fire started in the commons reading room, this turned into a raging blaze and 7 people died. Some people thought that this was an attack because this was all happening in the middle of World War 1, but as they looked into it, it was just an accident.

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    {Mir Castle.jpg} Mir Castle is a unique monument of Belarusian architecture. It is included into the UNESCO List of World Heritage. It was erected at the end of 15th - early 16th century by duke Ilinich. The castle was built in the Gothic style. Approximately in the middle of the 16th century Mir Castle became the property of duke, Radziwill who finished the construction of the castle.
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    The nobility were making their clothing mainly using imported fabrics – brocade, velvet, tuft – of different shades of red, blue, and less often green. The embroideries with silk and pearls were used as decorations. The general aesthetic requirement was static and simplicity of the silhouette. The basics of set of male clothing was had a shirt with a belt and trousers, female – a shirt (longer than male) and “paniova” type skirt (wrap-around?).
    An outside clothing was usually a “svita” type coat often lined with fur inside for winter clothing. These features were transferred to the clothing in western lands of ancient Rus’, where in XIII-XVI a Belarusian nationality was formed. The costume of Belarusians conserved it’s ties with costume of Russians and Ukrainians, but also acquired the features of our other neighbors – Poles, Lithuanians, Latvians and other European nations. The formation of Belarusian costume has coincided with the development of new, more complicated techniques of cut, the sophistication of dressmaking in Western Europe, which leaded to significant changes of European clothing
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Wednesday, November 21

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    Mr. Michtom asked for permission from President Theodore Roosevelt to call these toy bears "Teddy's bears". This store eventually became the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company.
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    {Mir Castle.jpg} Mir Castle is a unique monument of Belarusian architecture. It is included into the UNESCO List of World Heritage. It was erected at the end of 15th - early 16th century by duke Ilinich. The castle was built in the Gothic style. Approximately in the middle of the 16th century Mir Castle became the property of duke, Radziwill who finished the construction of the castle.
    The Castle is a square building with the towers at its corners. One of Mir's towers was a go-through and had a drawbridge and iron lattice that could stop a sudden attack easily. The castle represented an unassailable fortification - its walls were protected by two rows of loop-holes and towers were adjusted to shooting from heavy guns. All towers of Mir Castle have the same shape, yet they are decorated differently, which add to the beauty of the castle. Later the Radzivilles built a three-storey palace in the Renaissance style along eastern and northern walls of the castle. Then the Italian garden was laid out to the north of the castle and on the southern side an artificial lake appeared. The lake was done with the order of Nikolai Sviatopolk-Mirsky. He ordered to cut down an old garden, and instead dig a huge pond. One man dead during harvesting, whose mother cursed all the Count’s race and that place. And soon a little Nikolai’s daughter Sonia drowned in that pond, and after a time, Nikolai himself was found dead on the shore of the pond.
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    {7824793966_ce5af3eace_z.jpg} Nesvizh is one of the oldest and most mysterious cities in Belarus. It is located 100 kilometers south of Minsk. At the end of the end of the 15th - early 16th century the Radzivilles began the construction of a new castle on the place of the previous one made of wood. A famous Italian architecture Giovanni Bernadone was invited for this project (he was also the one who built the Radzivilles burial-vault). The beauty and splendor of decoration of the new residence could have left far behind many royal courts: parquet flooring made of the most valuable sorts of wood, stucco ceiling and gold-plated or painted walls. Nesvizh Castle also has its ghost - the Black Dame strolling along dark corridors of the palace during moonless nights – it’s the spirit of Barbara Radzivill.
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    {Mir Castle.jpg} Mir Castle is a unique monument of Belarusian architecture. It is included into the UNESCO List of World Heritage. It was erected at the end of 15th - early 16th century by duke Ilinich. The castle was built in the Gothic style. Approximately in the middle of the 16th century Mir Castle became the property of duke, Radziwill who finished the construction of the castle.
    The Castle is a square building with the towers at its corners. One of Mir's towers was a go-through and had a drawbridge and iron lattice that could stop a sudden attack easily. The castle represented an unassailable fortification - its walls were protected by two rows of loop-holes and towers were adjusted to shooting from heavy guns. All towers of Mir Castle have the same shape, yet they are decorated differently, which add to the beauty of the castle. Later the Radzivilles built a three-storey palace in the Renaissance style along eastern and northern walls of the castle. Then the Italian garden was laid out to the north of the castle and on the southern side an artificial lake appeared. The lake was done with the order of Nikolai Sviatopolk-Mirsky. He ordered to cut down an old garden, and instead dig a huge pond. One man dead during harvesting, whose mother cursed all the Count’s race and that place. And soon a little Nikolai’s daughter Sonia drowned in that pond, and after a time, Nikolai himself was found dead on the shore of the pond.
    There is a legend that somewhere in the Radzivilles' castle innumerable treasures are hidden and until now people have been trying to find them. The Mir's underground system of communication is so large that some of its parts have not been investigated yet. According to one of the legends, a faithful servant of the lord hid the treasures in one of the numerous underpasses of the castle and exploded the entrance. And now people believe that there is a ghost in the castle that guards the treasures and frighten the visitors of Mir Castle. Another legend reads that in the 17th century Radziville made a big underpass between Mir and Nesvizh Castles, in which two coaches were able to pass one another. Probably, this is where the treasures are. Thus every visitor has a chance to find them.
    {7824793966_ce5af3eace_z.jpg} Nesvizh is one of the oldest and most mysterious cities in Belarus. It is located 100 kilometers south of Minsk. At the end of the end of the 15th - early 16th century the Radzivilles began the construction of a new castle on the place of the previous one made of wood. A famous Italian architecture Giovanni Bernadone was invited for this project (he was also the one who built the Radzivilles burial-vault). The beauty and splendor of decoration of the new residence could have left far behind many royal courts: parquet flooring made of the most valuable sorts of wood, stucco ceiling and gold-plated or painted walls. Nesvizh Castle also has its ghost - the Black Dame strolling along dark corridors of the palace during moonless nights – it’s the spirit of Barbara Radzivill.
    {belarus-lt1996-BarboraRadvilaite.jpg} Barbara Radzivill
    The Radzivill castle in Nesvizh is not just a magnate residence. This is a mystical palace and one of the most mysterious places in Belarus. There ia a ghost in the castle. This is a spirit of Barbara Radzivill, the wife of the king of Poland Sigismund.
    According to the legend Barbara married Sigismund under warps from the Polish Royal Household. Soon after the secret wedding Sigismund’s father – the king of Poland – died, and Sigismund became a king.
    According to the rules of that time Sigismund had to increase the strength of the state with a good marriage. The court didn’t know about the marriage of the young king and began to look after a fiancée for him. Sigismund’s mother – Bona Sforza - placed herself at the head of the search.
    Bona didn’t like it, but she couldn’t throw down her daughter-in-law lawfully. Bona did like a real Italian. With the whole court she went away to Italia, but left a doctor, who made a poison for Barbara. Barbara was poisoned. She was buried in Krakov.
    But Sigismund loved Barbara very much and didn’t want to accept her death. The king decided to conjure up the spirit of his wife with help of alchemists and magicians. By the rules the king couldn’t touch the spirit of Barbara during the séance. When all the necessary ritual actions were done and the spirit of Barbara appeared, the king couldn’t help rushing to his beloved and touched her. In the same moment something blew up in the room, it began to smell putrid.
    They say, that since than the spirit of Barbara can’t have peace. They say that the spirit has lived in the Nesvizh castle since king’s death.
    As a rule the spirit of Barbara appears in the castle at night, by 1:00. According to the legend the appearance of the spirit warn of the coming troubles. She was seen in the castle right the day before the fire in 2002.
    National costumes
    {BelarusCostume.jpg} The origins of Belarusian clothing tradition lie in the ancient Kiewan Rus’. The moderate continental climate, long winter and mild summer required a closed, warm clothing. Fabrics were made out of flux and wool, decorated with printed or embroiled ornaments, or weaved from using threads of different color.
    The nobility were making their clothing mainly using imported fabrics – brocade, velvet, tuft – of different shades of red, blue, and less often green. The embroideries with silk and pearls were used as decorations. The general aesthetic requirement was static and simplicity of the silhouette. The basics of set of male clothing was had a shirt with a belt and trousers, female – a shirt (longer than male) and “paniova” type skirt (wrap-around?).
    An outside clothing was usually a “svita” type coat often lined with fur inside for winter clothing. These features were transferred to the clothing in western lands of ancient Rus’, where in XIII-XVI a Belarusian nationality was formed. The costume of Belarusians conserved it’s ties with costume of Russians and Ukrainians, but also acquired the features of our other neighbors – Poles, Lithuanians, Latvians and other European nations. The formation of Belarusian costume has coincided with the development of new, more complicated techniques of cut, the sophistication of dressmaking in Western Europe, which leaded to significant changes of European clothing
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