26 years ago, on December 21, 1993, the famous Soviet opera singer, People’s Artist of the USSR Ivan Kozlovsky passed away. He always had a huge number of fans who were ready to fight for him in the literal sense of the word – they fought with fans of his main rival on the stage, Sergey Lemeshev. It was said that with his one glance he beat women on the spot. He was married twice, but after a divorce from his second wife he spent more than 40 years alone, left the Bolshoi Theater and even thought about leaving for the monastery …
Ivan Kozlovsky was the same age. He was born in 1900 into a peasant family in a village near Kiev. These are usually called nuggets from the people. At the age of 7, Ivan was in the Mikhailovsky Monastery, where he sang in the monastery choir. Later, the singer said: “My mother dreamed that I would become a priest, and they sent me to school, from there it was a stone’s throw to the rank of bishop. After school, they were admitted to the seminary, where they studied for four years as a priest. If you wanted to become a theologian – another year. Then they could enter the academy. We lived in the Mikhailovsky Monastery. ” Continue reading
10th and 9th place: Funny cases related to the French
It is known that Napoleon was exiled to the island of St. Helena. While in exile, he admitted once: “During the Russian campaign, my army had two main enemies: frost and Russian military music.” In fact, the French warriors fell into a panic from the fervent Russian songs, wondering why so bawl, and even in the cold.
The Great French Revolution was on. The generals, demanding reinforcements, wrote: “Send two regiments of soldiers or several thousand copies of the Marseillaise (French anthem). Do not believe it, but it helped! ))) Continue reading