An Earful of Russian

When I grow up — or retire, whichever comes first — I want to get a Ph.D. in linguistics by writing a dissertation on The Role of Body Parts in Russian Expressions. This week I’m all ears.

Ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev puts his villa in Bavarian Alps up for sale

Ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev puts his villa in Bavarian Alps up for sale – media

The three-storey mansion with 17 rooms, built in 1908, was bought by Gorbachev’s only daughter Irina Virganskaya in 2006, according to Tegernseerstimme newspaper Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has offered for sale his land plot and a mansion near Lake Tegernsee in the Bavarian Alps, German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung has reported. The Gorbachevs bought the…

Kremlin to bake 100,000

Kremlin to bake 100,000 pancakes for Maslenitsa

The menu of the Kremlin canteens will include more than a dozen of Maslenitsa dishes Russian presidential administration’s catering staff will make 100,000 pancakes during Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, that began in Russia on Monday. The chefs will use traditional Russian recipes as well as their own ideas, the presidential administration’s spokeswoman Yelena Krylova told…

Three police officers

Police – the succession of generations and sculpture “The opening of this sculptural composition will be dedicated to May 9. Soon over bronze sculptures will be work masters. The sculpture depicts the policeman, Soviet policeman and modern police. It symbolizes the continuity of generations,” – said the press service of the Nizhny Novgorod police. “The…

MODIFICATION OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS ON THE BASIS OF BINDER MATERIALS

The paper presents the analysis of the patent information about modification of composite materials by introducing functional complex additives and/-or nanoadditives. Inventions can be applied in building technologies in order to produce nanomodified composite materials on the basis of air and hydraulic binder substances, that will allow us to intensify considerably industrial production of nanomodified…

«THERE’S PLENTY OF ROOM AT THE BOTTOM», OR HOW NANOTECHNOLOGIES CAN CHANGE THE WORLD OF CONCRETE

It’s quite impossible to imagine modern construction without concrete. Today the world volume of concrete being produced is more than 4 milliard of m3 per year. Concrete is used under different operational conditions, it is ecologically friendly material and it has unlimited source of raw materials and comparatively low cost. One should also mention its…

Housing construction

Housing construction as activities for providing people with normal living conditions, plays an important role in economy of separately taken region and country in general. The construction industry is one of the few branches of a national economy having strong multiplicative effect. By estimates of the Ministry, the greatest volumes of construction of housing in…

Outdoor sun house.

House of the rising sun. The Sunrise project draws attention to the unusual geometry of the roof. Design: Albert Haus Optimally oriented to the cardinal directions, the whole house, including built-in winter garden, is a kind of “trap” for the sun. Thanks to the good insulation of exterior walls, the use of the house followed…

Know – how in a wooden house.

Experience and know-how. Design and construction: HirsiSet. House-building company HirsiSet joined in the technology of its production old carpentry tradition and latest achievements, a kind of know-how and technological progress. This allows the planning of each new home to the smallest detail to consider any suggestions for future homeowners. Used building material – high-quality wood…

Wood and contemporary forms.

  Design: Finla-Hous.   Wood as a building material offers a great variety of architectural solutions, which demonstrates the draft, having the characteristic features of modern architecture, and this applies not only to the external aesthetics. Such method provides, in addition, and rational use of solar energy. Wide roof overhangs provide shade in the summer…

Russian style in housing construction.

Return Russian style Author of the project: I. Construction Ekonomov “log house.” The uniqueness of the project is the reconstruction of a real house in the style of Russian wooden architecture, using its inherent architectural volumes and proportions, as well as using ancient techniques cuttings. A harmonious blend of tradition and modernity in this compact…

Elegant house

Modest and elegant Design and construction: Honka The dream of a luxurious in every way home today may well be embodied in the form of the structure of round logs. Modern architecture allows us to give a charm even the most massive home, which confirms, for example, the draft Hans Stemple. Triangular skylights enliven his…

House in the Baroque style

Mining in the Baroque heart of the Carpathians At the foot of the Tatra place located in Zakopane, famous for its unique architectural heritage. There are numerous buildings in the form of traditional folk motifs which are connected with elements of European styles. A striking example of this is an unusual house built in the…

Stylish house.

The project is a country house on Rublevsky highway was created for business and purposeful man, leading an active lifestyle. This is a small wooden house to chat with friends and business negotiations in an informal atmosphere. The builders and architects had to do from a bar is not the house, and a modern stylish…