February 22nd, 2014

Иван Дурак

Темпы инфляции олимпийских цацек


1980: 195 цацек за $1.35 миллиарда ---> $6.92 миллиона за цацку (- Афганистан)

2014: 29 цацек за $51 миллиард ---> $1.76 миллиарда за цацку (- Хохляндистан)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cost_of_the_Olympic_Games
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_medal_table
Иван Дурак

Orlando Figes, "Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia"


Beginning in the 18-th century with the building of St. Petersburg and culminating with the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the idea of Russia itself -- its character, spiritual essence, and destiny.
Skillfully interweaving the great works -- by Dostoevsky, Stravinsky, and Chagall -- with folk embroidery, peasant songs, religious icons, and all the customs of daily life, Figes reveals the spirit of "Russianness" as rich and uplifting, complex and contradictory -- and more lasting than any Russian ruler or state.
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Picador, ISBN-10: 0312421958, 2003, - 768 p.
http://www.amazon.com/Natashas-Dance-Cultural-History-Russia/dp/0312421958