If there was no television today, undoubtedly one should have to invent it. Not coincidentally already in the early XVIII century Jonathan Swift wrote: “I am hazy about some superior force that will become extremely popular among vast masses of people, giving a perfect material for calming capricious children and entertainment in wearisome winter evenings.”
One well-known philosopher of the past reportedly said once that the main measure of riches of a society is spare time. How are Russians rich today proceeding from this classical definition? Russian sociologists have tried to clear up this question.
From youth Anna Akhmatova called her heart “holey”. And the circumstances were such that her whole life long she had indeed to “fill in holes” with coarse threads of personal will. For this woman, who enhanced the poetic glory of Russia, the cup of suffering was prepared that seems to be able to break anyone. But Akhmatova had one answer to all thrusts of the Destiny – the invariably majestic head. Her soul wept only, in verse.
10 December 2009 – A big step towards promoting linguistic diversity on the Internet was taken today, with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) signing an agreement to help put the first multilingual domain names into operation.