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Old December 2, 2019   #151
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My knowledge of the "Slavonic Epic" and the "Slavic reciprocity" is non existent. Could you please suggest a web page which would educate me about it?
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I found two pages, one in English and the other in Czech (with descriptions of each picture). The one in Czech is better and if you have Google translator, so I recommend this.
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https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovansk%C3%A1_epopej

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Slav_Epic

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Old December 2, 2019   #152
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Is this Brno?
Yes, it's Brno, the old center. I have lived all the time in the western suburbs, thirty years in the part called Komín and now forty years in Bystrc. For those not familiar, Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with 400 000 inhabitants.
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Old December 2, 2019   #153
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What beautiful buildings! The city looks so clean. Do you really have crocodiles (the dragon) near there?
The dragon and the wagon wheel are just rumors:
Sometime many years ago a dragon plagued the city, a hefty junior came and killed the dragon. Since then, the dragon has been hanging in the town hall. But in my lifetime it is the second or third crocodile. No, crocodiles don't live here. I don't know where they're taking them.
In a town forty miles from Brno, the wheelwright got up early in the morning, made the bike, and rolled it (on foot) to Brno by evening .
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Old December 2, 2019   #154
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Thanks MrBig.



By the titles of epic and reciprocity, I was imagining something like the Albanian genocide in Turkey. I couldn't remember any historical reference to something similar in Slavic territories or countries except perhaps Bosnia.
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Old December 3, 2019   #155
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Isn't Brno home of the Cz factory?
Some of the best bolt actions ever made.
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Old December 5, 2019   #156
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Isn't Brno home of the Cz factory?
Some of the best bolt actions ever made.
There were three large state engineering factories in Brno, which, after privatization in 1989, significantly reduced their activities. They were:
Zbrojovka Brno - between the World Wars production of infantry weapons - rifles, light machine guns, pistols, after 1945 production of Zetor tractors, sports rifles, typewriters, tool shop, etc.
ZKL - production of rolling bearings and tractors - today
Královopolská strojírna Brno - cranes and production equipment for the chemical industry (oil pipelines, etc.)
As far as I know, none of them had a special production of screws, it was in other state factories in the country.
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A new member of our family.
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Old January 14, 2020   #158
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Cute puppy!
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What a sweet face!
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Such a beautiful puppy Vladimir, enjoy her. And your weather looks pretty good compared to what we are having here.

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I don't like that winter. Still cloudy, humid and no snow. If you can, send me some of your snow, but not much. Just 20 to 30 cm. In exchange, I'll send some warmth. :roztomilý:
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Love the puppy picture! Such a sweet face. What breed is your puppy and what did you name it?
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I don't like that winter. Still cloudy, humid and no snow. If you can, send me some of your snow, but not much. Just 20 to 30 cm. In exchange, I'll send some warmth. :roztomilý:
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Today's high is projected as -29°C, but right now we are still in the -30s. Unfortunately February is typically colder here than January. Last year we went 39 of 40 straight days through Feb/early Mar where the daily high temperature did not reach the average high. Please send heat...
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Old March 5, 2020   #164
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Easter holidays are coming. In South Moravia, traditionally, these holidays include egg decoration. Especially in villages, the whole family is already starting to decorate eggs. It's not easy work, but the results are beautiful. Photos from the village of Blatnice pod Svatým Antonínkem (translated by GOOGLE Blatnice under St. Anthony) are taken from my friend Mirka Sekulová.
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Old March 5, 2020   #165
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In America we dye eggs for Easter, but typically nothing so elaborate or pretty!
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