1. spain and portugal are considered to be good places for summer vacations. 2. christmas is known to be the most popular holiday in britain and the usa 3. patriotic symbols are thought to be very important for national celebrations. 4.thanksgiving day is said to unite many american families for a thanksgiving dinner. 5. the british queen is supposed to be the most important symbol of the country. 6. british football is considered to be the best. 7. americans are said to have more national celebrations that any other nation
the rise of moscovy (at the principality was named) was made possible due to srveral factors. first and foremost was its location in the area between the ctossoads of russia's trade routes. another factor was its prestige as a seat of constantinope in the 15-th century. moreover, during the 1350-s, the mongol - tatar golden horde was weakened by numerous struggles for pover within its vast empire. meanwhile, the kremlin was being strengthened.
in 1380, dmitry led the russian army to confront the horde near the river don. the battle of kulicovo was the russians' first victory, and this historic event was commemorated by the foundation of the donskoy minastery on the sitle where dmitry assumed the title of donskoy. however, the horde remained a serious theat. in the years that followed, russian icon painting reached its zenith. the names of the artists were theopohanes the greek, andrey rublyev and daniil cherniy, who worked in moscov.
in 1453, the byzantine capital constantinople feel to the turks