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The legendary "burning" the magazine celebrates its 110 anniversary

December 21 2009

December 21, 1899 in Russia, the first issue of the legendary magazine Ogonyok. The Soviet and Russian national weekly illustrated magazine published in Moscow.

During his more than a century, he was awarded the Order of Lenin - in fact in the pages of Ogonyok appeared and there deployed by Russian writers, scientists, artists - in short, those who are pleased to assume the intellectual elite of society. Fresh approaches to known problems, the paradoxical findings of the original version, the discussion of professionals - that's all that for which readers appreciate the "Spark".

The magazine published: Henry Borovik, Mikhail Shvydkoi, Mikhail Kozyrev, Maria Butyrskaya, Stanislaw Lem, Boris Strugatsky, Paulina Dashkova, Oleg violin, Leonid Volodarsky and many others.

Among the regular contributors Ogonyok - Historian Edvard Radzinsky, the writers Zhvanetski, Viktor Erofeev, Dmitry Bykov, Sergei Lukyanenko, the winner of the Booker Prize Gutsko Denis, Andrei Kolesnikov, journalists, Dmitry Voskoboinikov Dmitry Gubin, Alexander Sosnowski, teleakademik Sergei Muratov.

December 21, 1913 in the U.S. in the Sunday newspaper «The New York World »was published the world's first crossword puzzle - only 32 words. The author has an unusual puzzle was a certain Arthur Wynne.

December 21, 1937 in Hollywood premiered the first full-length animated film Walt Disney Studios - the legendary "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." The film is an adaptation of the work, the authors of which - the Brothers Grimm.

At Disney believe that the inspiration for creating an image Evil Queen was the actress Gale Sondergaard. "Snow White" took the Grand Prix International Film Festival and an Oscar.

December 21, 1987 there was the largest   ferry crash. In the early hour passenger vessel Dona Paz, directed from Tacloban to Manila,   Philippines   encountered   with   tanker "Victor".

Flames, both vessels sank in a matter of   minutes.   According to official data, on board the Dona Paz   were   1550   passengers   but in fact they could be up to 4000. All of them died.

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