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Svyatogor
SVYATOGOR (Russian : Святого́р; IPA: ) is a Kievan Rus\' mythical bogatyr (knight /hero ) from bylinas . His name is a derivation from the words "sacred mountain". Svyatogor's tale, Ilya Muromets and Svyatogor, is a part of the Ilya Muromets
Ilya Muromets
cycle. After becoming a bogatyr of knyaz Vladimir the Bright Sun (Владимир Красное Солнышко, Vladimir Krasnoye Solnyshko), Ilya rides off to challenge Svyatogor, despite being forewarned not to do so by pilgrims who had miraculously healed him. On the road, Ilya Muromets
Ilya Muromets
sees a giant asleep on a giant horse. Ilya strikes him three times with his mace, with the only result that the giant, still asleep, grabs and puts Ilya into his pocket. Eventually, the giant awakes, Ilya introduces himself and learns that the giant is Svyatogor, and they become friends and journey together
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Overwatch (video Game)
OVERWATCH is a team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment
. It was released in May 2016 for Windows , PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
, and Xbox One
Xbox One
. Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a roster of 25 pre-defined characters , known as heroes, each with a unique style of play, whose roles are divided into four general categories: Offense, Defense, Tank, and Support. Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time. Players gain cosmetic rewards that do not affect gameplay, such as character skins and victory poses, as they play the game
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Assianism
ASSIANISM (Russian : Ассианство, Assianstvo; meaning the "religion of the ese ", in Russian асов, asov) is a Scythian movement of Native Faith practised in Russia
Russia
, based on the traditional folk religious beliefs of the Ossetians
Ossetians
, modern descendants of the Scythians
Scythians
. The religion is known as "Assianism" among its Russian adherents, and as Uatsdin (Уацдин, literally "True Faith") by Ossetians
Ossetians
in their own language . It started to be revived in a conscious and organised way in the 1980s, as an ethnic religion among the Ossetians, who have since largely embraced it. Scythian religious groups are also present in Ukraine
Ukraine

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First Person Shooter
FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER (FPS) is a video game genre centered around gun and other weapon-based combat in a first-person perspective ; that is, the player experiences the action through the eyes of the protagonist . The genre shares common traits with other shooter games , which in turn makes it fall under the heading action game . Since the genre's inception, advanced 3D and pseudo-3D graphics have challenged hardware development, and multiplayer gaming has been integral. The first-person shooter genre has been traced as far back as Maze War , development of which began in 1973, and 1974's Spasim . Later, and after more playful titles like MIDI Maze in 1987, the genre coalesced into a more wantonly violent form with 1992's Wolfenstein 3D , which has been credited with creating the genre's basic archetype, that subsequent titles were based upon
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WGBH-TV
WGBH-TV, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 19), is a PBS
PBS
member television station located in Boston
Boston
, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
, United States
United States
. The station is owned by the WGBH Educational Foundation , which also owns fellow PBS
PBS
stations WGBX-TV (channel 44) in Boston
Boston
and WGBY-TV (channel 57) in Springfield , and public radio stations WGBH (89.7 FM) and WCRB (99.5 FM) in the Boston
Boston
area, and WCAI (90.1 FM) (and satellites WZAI and WNAN) in Cape Cod
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Stop Motion
STOP MOTION (hyphenated STOP-MOTION when used as an adjective) is an animation technique that physically manipulates an object so that it appears to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a fast sequence. Dolls with movable joints or clay figures are often used in stop motion for their ease of repositioning. Stop motion
Stop motion
animation using plasticine is called clay animation or "clay-mation". Not all stop motion requires figures or models; many stop motion films can involve using humans, household appliances and other things for comedic effect. Stop motion can also use sequential drawing in a similar manner to traditional animation, such as a flip book . Stop motion
Stop motion
using objects is sometimes referred to as pixilation or object animation
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Đerzelez Alija
ĐERZELEZ ALIJA or GJERGJ ALIA (also spelled Djerzelez Alija) is a popular legendary hero in epic poetry and literature in Bosnia and Herzegovina , Gora and in northern Albania
Albania
. Muslims from Bosnian Krajina modeled the poetic image of Alija Đerzelez after the image of Serbian (Christian) Prince Marko , based on the historic person Ali Bey Mihaloğlu . Songs about Đerzelez Alija were transmitted by bilingual singers from South Slavic milieu (some would say back) to northern Albanian milieu, where he is known as Gjergj Elez Alia
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Ivan Kosančić
IVAN KOSANčIć was a Serbian knight who died during the historical Battle of Kosovo
Battle of Kosovo
in 1389. BIOGRAPHYHe was born in the upper Toplica region (south Serbia
Serbia
)- mountain Radan , near the town of Kuršumlija . He was a sworn brother (in Serbian: pobratim) to Miloš Obilić
Miloš Obilić
and Milan Toplica . The character of the Serbian knight is presented in Serbian epic poetry
Serbian epic poetry
. Fortification of the Serbian knight is Ivan kula (in Serbian: Ivanova kula), on the western slopes of mount Radan. This fort is located near Devil\'s Town (in Serbian: Đavolja varoš). REFERENCES * ^ Stojiljković, Dejan. "Ivan Kosančić". Retrieved 29 August 2017
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Miloš Obilić
MILOš OBILIć (Serbian : Милош Обилић, pronounced ; died June 15, 1389) was a Serbian knight in the service of Prince Lazar , during the invasion of the Ottoman Empire . He is not mentioned in contemporary sources, but he features prominently in later accounts of the Battle of Kosovo as the assassin of the Ottoman sultan Murad I . Although the assassin remains anonymous in sources until the late 15th century, the dissemination of the story of Murad's assassination in Florentine, Serbian, Ottoman and Greek sources suggests that versions of it circulated widely across the Balkans within half a century after the event. It is not certain whether Obilić actually existed, but Lazar's family – strengthening their political control – "gave birth to the myth of Kosovo", including the story of Obilić
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Milan Toplica
In Serbian epic poetry
Serbian epic poetry
, MILAN TOPLICA (TOPLICA MILAN, Milan from Toplica) was a Serbian knight who died during the historical Battle of Kosovo in 1389. According to folk songs, he was born in the Toplica region and was a sworn brother (in Serbian: pobratim) to Miloš Obilić and Ivan Kosančić , and had before the battle promised himself to a girl, the Kosovo Maiden . After the battle, she found Pavle Orlović and heard about the fate of Milan and his sworn brothers, according to a Serbian epic poem recorded and published in the early 19th century by Vuk Karadžić . Honours and titles attributed to him, differ from area to area with the folk songs recorded by Karadžić calling him a duke. In the cycle of Marko Kraljević he is known to hold the title of bajraktar , while Obilić is a vojvode and Kosančić a privenac
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Mila Gojsalić
MILA GOJSALIć (also traditionally "Mile Gojsalića") (died 1530) is a Croatian folk heroine. Mila Gojsalić
Mila Gojsalić
by Ivan Meštrović
Ivan Meštrović
, bronze, at Gata near Omiš , Croatia
Croatia
, above the mouth of Cetina River Meštrović\'s statue of Mila Gojsalić
Mila Gojsalić
According to tradition, her origins are from the village of Kostanje (hr) in the Dalmatian hinterland , and she was a distant descendant of Croatian king Gojslav . She lived in time of Ottoman wars
Ottoman wars
in Croatia. In 1530, Ottoman Ahmed-pasha gathered an army of 10 000 men with a goal to conquer Poljica . He made a camp in a place called Podgrac (modern Podgrađe (hr))
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Kyi, Shchek And Khoryv
KYI, SHCHEK AND KHORYV (Ukrainian : Кий, Щек, Хорив) are the three legendary brothers, sometimes mentioned along with their sister LYBID (Ukrainian : Либідь), who, according to the Primary Chronicle , were the founders of the medieval city of Kiev
Kiev
– now the capital of Ukraine
Ukraine
. The legend is widely recognized as a source of Kiev's mythology and urban naming. CONTENTS * 1 Historical background for the legend * 2 Modern tributes * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORICAL BACKGROUND FOR THE LEGENDArchaeological excavations have shown there indeed was an ancient settlement from the 6th century. Some speculate that Kyi was a real person, a knyaz (prince) from the tribe of Polans . According to legend, Kyi was a Polianian Prince, and the city was named after him, the eldest brother
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Czechs
The CZECHS (Czech : Češi, pronounced ; singular masculine: Čech , singular feminine: Češka ) or the CZECH PEOPLE (Český národ), are a West Slavic ethnic group native to the Czech Republic in Central Europe , who share a common ancestry, culture, history and are native speakers of the Czech language . Ethnic Czechs were called BOHEMIANS in English until the early 20th century, referring to the late Iron Age tribe of Celtic Boii and the land Bohemia . During the Migration Period , West Slavic tribes of Bohemians settled in the area, "assimilated the remaining Celtic and Germanic populations", and formed an independent principality in the 9th century in form of Duchy of Bohemia and later Kingdom of Bohemia , the predecessors of the modern republic
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Ivanovism
CLUSTERS OF DEITIES IDENTITY AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY CRITIQUE OF MONO-IDEOLOGIES Organisation * Calendars and holidays * Volkhv priesthoodRELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS : * Native Polish Church * Rodnover Confederation * Rodzima Wiara
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Kievan Rus'
KIEVAN RUS’ ( Old East Slavic : Рѹ́сь (Rus'), Рѹ́сьскаѧ землѧ (Rus'skaya zemlya), Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
: Ῥωσία, Latin : Rus(s)ia, Ruscia, Ruzzia, Rut(h)enia, Old Norse : Garðaríki ) was a loose federation of East Slavic tribes in Europe
Europe
from the late 9th to the mid-13th century, under the reign of the Rurik dynasty
Rurik dynasty
. The modern peoples of Ukraine
Ukraine
, Belarus
Belarus
, and Russia
Russia
all claim Kievan Rus'
Kievan Rus'
as their cultural ancestors, the latter two even deriving their names from it
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Andrei Ryabushkin
ANDREI PETROVICH RYABUSHKIN (Russian : Андре́й Петро́вич Ря́бушкин; 29 October 1861 – 10 May 1904) was a Russian painter . His major works were devoted to life of ordinary Russians of the 17th century. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 More selected works * 3 See also * 4 References * 4.1 Notes * 4.2 Sources * 5 External links BIOGRAPHY The Deacon Andrey Petrovich Ryabushkin was born in the village Stanichnaya sloboda, Borisoglebskiy uezd , Tambov gubernia in 1861. His father and brother were icon painters, and he started to help them from his early childhood. At 14 years old he became an orphan. A student of Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture A. Kh. Preobrazhensky, who spent the summer in the village, happened to see the boy’s drawings and was greatly impressed by them. He started to give him lessons and helped him to enter the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture
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