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), the oldest surviving house in the Urals. *A two-storey wooden house dating from the early 18th century. *Turchaninov's residence from the 1760s and 1780s. The most important religious buildings are the following: Brumfield, William. ''Solikamsk: Architectural Heritage in Photographs'' (Moscow: Tri Kvadrata, 2007) ISBN 978-5-94607-069-0 (in English and in Russian) *The ''Trinity Cathedral'' (1683–97) with five domes, three far-flung porches (of which two survive), the annex of John the Baptist (consecrated 1689) and the annex of Saint Nicholas (consecrated in 1693). Some architectural elements have no parallel anywhere in Russia. *The octagonal ''Bell Tower (Solikamsk Bell Tower)'' was built in 1713. It also has no parallel in Russian architecture. *The five-domed ''Church of the Lord's Epiphany'' (1688–95) contains a choice selection of icons from a local art museum. The tent-like belfry was rebuilt in the 1940s. *The ''Church of St. John the Baptist'' (1721–28) with a tall belfry and a huge refectory. *The ''Cathedral of the Cross'' (1698–1709) was rebuilt by the Soviets into a brewery. It was only in 2009 that the church's dome was restored. The palmette decoration of the walls is the earliest of its kind in Russia. *The 5-domed ''Church of the Mandylion'' (1689–91) is situated in the former kremlin. Its altar contains another altar, which is very rare. The smaller 1-domed ''church of Michael the Archangel'' (1712–25) was intended for winter services. *The ''Monastery of the Holy Trinity'' contains the 1-domed katholikon (built in 1698–1704) and the belfry-church of the Lord's Ascension (built in 1731–1734, mainly using funds provided by the Turchaninov industrialist family). *The ''Convent of the Saviour's Transfiguration'' contains the 5-domed katholikon (built in 1683-92) with a tent-like belfry and a tiny church of Mary's Presentation at the Temple (consecrated in 1713). *The large and complex ''Church of the Nativity'' and the Resurrection was built from 1714 onward. Its domes and belfry were removed by the Bolsheviks. Other local sights include an old salt pit (in use since 1906) and the Salt Museum which occupies the buildings of a saltworks established in 1878. The oldest brick building in the Urals, the Church of the Cross's Exultation (1678), is located in the former village of Verkh-Borovaya, 5.16 Transport Chusovoy is a major transport hub. Gornozavodsk railway and railway that runs to Solikamsk connect the town with Perm and other towns in the eastern part of the krai. Kungur–Solikamsk highway runs through Chusovoy. In recent years, it was connected with Perm by a new road through Polazna. The Great Purge In 1934 Chubar was transferred to Moscow, where he became Deputy Chairman (Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union) of the national Council of People's Commissars and Deputy Chairman of the USSR Council of Labor and Defense. In February 1935 Chubar was made a full member of the Politburo. He briefly served as the Soviet People's Commissar of Finance between August 16, 1937 and January 19, 1938. In 1938 Chubar was appointed the chief of the Solikamsk construction for the GULAG of Soviet Commissariat of Interior (NKVD). There he was arrested during the Great Purge in June 1938 and executed in February 1939. The Soviet government cleared Chubar of all charges during the first wave of destalinization in 1955.

Villa de Etla

flowers and glazed pottery from Atzompa are sold. Also Llano park in Oaxaca has a small market. Saturday is reserved for the main city of Oaxaca, and to finish, on Sunday mezcal is sold in Tlacolula (Tlacolula de Matamoros). The two most important religious establishments have been '''Señor de la Cuevita Sanctuary''' and the former m'''onastery of Culhuacán.''' The Señor de la Cuevita Sanctuary is located on Avenida Morelos and 16 de Septiembre in the city


), who are men dressed as women. Today, it is done for fun, but it has its origins in a fertility ritual tied to agriculture, with the aim of bringing rain. The most important religious celebration for the municipality is the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul on 29 July. Each year the event is sponsored by three volunteers called “mayordomos” with fireworks, bullfights and live bands. Next in importance are the processions related to Holy Week. This tradition dates back to the early colonial era and show the influence of the Spanish from Seville which dominated the town then. The Santa María Nativitas Church is an example of folk Baroque style with the decoration molded from plaster. Another of this type is the chapel at San Andrés Ocotlán, whose main portal contains Salomonic columns, possibly added at the beginning of the 18th century. Others include the San Juan Bautista, San Bartolito and Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles chapels as well as the Nuestra Señora de la Concepción Church in Coatipac. This last contains an important main altar. Mariachi music has been popular only since the 1970s, but has become an important part of traditional religious festivals. The first mariachi band in the municipality was the Mariachi San Juan, which is now known as the Mariachi de los Angeles. Today, there are about twenty or so in the municipality which mostly play weddings and other local events. The municipality hosts an annual Feria de Mariachi, which attracted about sixty bands in 2011 from as far as Jalisco and Aguascalientes. with a combined territory of 121.53km2. Less than a third of the municipality’s population lives in the town proper. The municipality is bordered by the municipalities of Metepec, Capulhuac, Ocoyocac, Xalatlaco, Ocuilan, Joquicingo, Texcalyacac, Almoloya del Río, Santa Cruz Atizapan, San Antonio la Isla, Calimaya, Chapultepec (Chapultepec, Mexico State) and Mexicaltzingo with the Federal District (Mexico City) to the east and the state of Morelos to the south.


250px thumb right Nearby Abydos, Egypt Abydos (File:Osireion.jpg) (''Osireion pictured''), after ceding its political rank to Thinis, remained an important religious centre. Pre-dynastic and Early Dynastic periods Although the archaeological site of Thinis has never been located, Anderson 1999: 105 evidence of population concentration in the Abydos (Abydos, Egypt)-Thinis region dates from the fourth millennium BCE. ref name "


the parish in the municipal seat, other important churches include those in Santiago Yeche (built in the 17th century), San Miguel Tenochtitlán, San María Citendeje, Santiago Casandeje, Santa María Endare and San Francisco Cheje.The most important religious events are during Holy Week. In Santiago Yeche, Endare, Los Reyes and San Miguel Tenochtitlán the Passion (Passion (Christianity)) is recreated with live actors. In the town of Jocotitlán, they use images from the 17th and 18th centuries. The Procession of Silence takes place on Maundy Thursday, during which around 5,000 men walk in the center of the town with a candle in hand in silence. Tiacaque The Parque Ecológico Tiacaque(Tiacaque Ecological Park) is a recreational park and reserve established on what was the Tiacaque Hacienda. Since 2002, the operation of the park has been in the hands of a local Mazahua community, most of which lives in the nearby village of San Félix. Category:Municipalities of the State of Mexico Category:Populated places in the State of Mexico The earliest major civilization of the state is Teotihuacan, with the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon being built between 100 BCE and 100 CE. Between 800 and 900 CE, the Matlatzincas established their dominion with Teotenango as capital. This city is walled with plazas, terraces, temples, altars, living quarters and a Mesoamerican ball game court.In the 15th century, the Aztecs conquered the Toluca and Chalco valleys to the west and east of the Valley of Mexico respectively. Part of the Toluca Valley was held by the P’urhépechas (P'urhépecha) as well. Other dominions during the pre-Hispanic period include that of the Chichimecas in Tenayuca and of the Acolhuas in Huexotla (Texcoco, Mexico State), Texcotizingo and Los Melones. Other important groups were the Mazahuas in the Atlacomulco area. Their center was at Mazahuacán, next to Jocotitlán mountain. The Otomi (Otomi people)s were centered in Jilotepec.


this belief system, which predates their contact with Islam, Kyrgyz tribes traditionally adopted reindeer, camels, snakes, owls, and bears as objects of worship. The sky, earth, sun, moon, and stars also play an important religious role. The strong dependence of the nomads on the forces of nature reinforced such connections and fostered belief in shamanism. Traces of such beliefs remain in the religious practice of many of today's Kyrgyz residing in the north. '''Issyk Kul Province''' (Kyrgyz (Kyrgyz language): '''Ысык-Көл областы''') is a province (''oblast'') of Kyrgyzstan. Its capital is Karakol. It is surrounded by Almaty Province, Kazakhstan (north), Chui Province (west), Naryn Province (southwest) and Xinjiang, China (southeast). Candidates The Central Election Commission completed registering presidential candidates on 13 June. Elections had last been held on October 29, 2000, with the next previously scheduled for late 2005. The 2000 election was marred by allegations of fraud, heightened by the high percentage of the vote for President Akayev - 74%. His nearest rival was Omurbek Tekebayev who polled 14%. Former Vice-President and opposition leader Felix Kulov had initially decided to run in the 2005 poll, but later withdrew from the race. This followed an agreement with acting President Bakyiev, whereby Kulov would become Prime Minister should the interim leader win the election. Urmatbek Baryktabasov, a businessman from eastern Karakol, was refused registration for the election, after authorities cited his alleged Kazakh (Kazakhstan) citizenship. More than 100 Kyrgyz protesters demanding his registration subsequently stormed Bishkek's main government building, occupying it for several hours. Sister cities * WikiPedia:Karakol Commons:Category:Karakol

Palenque, Chiapas

Protestant, 5.44 Evangelical and 14.83% professing no religion. The municipality's Protestant and Evangelical percentages are higher than that of the state in general. The most important religious celebrations are feast of Saint Dominic and Francis of Assisi . Each year, the city of Palenque sponsors a passion play, selecting one young man from the area to play Jesus. The play mirrors the 14 Stations of the Cross, ending with the crucifixion. The event begins at the parish church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán. While migration of people into the lowland rainforests had been going on since the 1930s, it accelerated in the 1960s and 1970s, as there was high population growth in the highlands areas. The government encouraged people, especially the indigenous, to move to the lowlands and claim lands there. During the 20th century, the population of municipalities in this area, such as Altamirano (Altamirano, Chiapas), Las Margaritas (Las Margaritas, Chiapas), Ocosingo and Palenque (Palenque, Chiapas) has risen from 11,000 in 1920 to over 376,000 in 2000. In 1990, a World Bank study declared that the following decade would make or break the Lacandon Selva's chances for survival as the rainforest had been "reduced to the minimum size essential for the integrity of its ecosystem." The destruction of the jungle has been such that satellite photos show the Mexico-Guatemalan border where the deforestation on the Mexican side stops.


became an important religious and commercial center, and the ''menhuan'''s leaders grew wealthy thanks to the order's profitable participation in the caravan trade (camel train) across Inner Mongolia, between Baotou, Huhhot and Beijing. In June 89, the Han dispatched a force which promptly advanced from Jilu (Baynnur), Manyi (Baotou) and Guyang (Baotou) in three great columns that included their allies, specifically the main army

Gorizia and Gradisca

) was established as a crown land (''Kronland'') of the Austrian Empire in 1849. In 1861 it was divided into the three crown lands of the Imperial Free City of Trieste and its suburbs, the Margraviate of Istria (March of Istria), and the Princely County of Gorizia and Gradisca (Gorizia and Gradisca), which each had separate administrations and Landtag assemblies, but were all subject to a ''k.k. (Imperial and Royal)'' statholder (Steward (office)) at Trieste. Following the Vienna Rebellion that forced Ferdinand I (Ferdinand I of Austria) to abolish feudalism and adopt a constitution, many nations of the Austrian Empire saw a chance for strengthening their ideas. After the Congress of Vienna in 1815, for the first time in centuries, all Slovenes were under the rule of one emperor. They were, however, divided between different political subdivisions, namely the provinces of Carniola, Styria (Styria (duchy)), Carinthia (Carinthia (duchy)), Gorizia and Gradisca, Istria, Trieste, Lombardy and Venetia (Kingdom of Lombardy and Venetia) (the Venetian Slovenia) and the Kingdom of Hungary (Prekmurje). In such a fragmentation, a self-government on national basis was impossible. *Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Gilbert Islands and Ellice Islands *Gorizia and Gradisca: Gorizia and Gradisca *Kalinga-Apayao: Kalinga and Apayao era Modern history status Crown land of the Austrian Empire comprising the Duchy of Carniola, the Duchy of Carinthia, the Princely County of Gorizia and Gradisca, the City of Trieste, and the Margraviate of Istria empire Austrian Empire The Kingdom of Illyria was officially established in 1816. In the first years, it comprised territory both in the Slovene Lands and of the Kingdom of Croatia (Kingdom of Croatia (Habsburg)). Already in the early 1820s, however, the pre-Napoleonic Kingdom of Croatia and Slavonia was again established, in which also the territories forming part of the Kingdom of Illyria were included. Thus from the 1820s on, the Kingdom of Illyria only included the following traditional provinces: the Duchy of Carinthia, the Duchy of Carniola, as well as the Princely County of Gorizia and Gradisca, the City of Trieste and the March of Istria. thumb left Map of the enlarged Kingdom of Illyria, entitled "The Map of the Slovene Land and Provinces" (File:Zemljovid Slovenske dezele in pokrajin.jpg) Life He was born as Maximilian Fabiani in a family of Furlan (Friulians) origin Andrej Hrausky and Janez Koželj, ''Maks Fabiani : Dunaj, Ljubljana, Trst'' (Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba, 2010) in the village of Kobdilj near Štanjel on the Kras plateau, in what was then the Austro-Hungarian province of Gorizia and Gradisca (now in Slovenia). His father was a farmer and his mother was of an aristocratic family of Tyrolean (County of Tyrol) origin from Trieste. His was a wealthy family which could afford to provide a good education for the children. He grew up in a cosmopolitan trilingual environment: besides Italian (Italian language), the language of his family, and Slovene (Slovene language), the language of his social environment, he learned German (German language) at a very young age. Marco Pozzetto, ''Max Fabiani'', MGS PRESS S.a.s., Trieste (1998) p. 15. In the second half of the century, the city of Gorizia was generally more vivacious than that of Udine; there was a different feeling of "Friulanity," and the environment was mitteleuropean (Mitteleuropa), since the city (part of the county of Gorizia and Gradisca) was under the rule of Austro-Hungarian empire, while Udine was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy (Italy) in 1866. In Gorizia, many tried to use the Friulian language in different fields, such as the applied sciences, with good results; one example from the period is the almanac ''Il me paîs. Strenna popolâr pal 1855'' by Federico de Comelli of Gradisca (Gradisca d'Isonzo) (1826-1892). Carlo Favetti from Gorizia also published several books of poetry and plays in the local Friulian dialect.

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