Modern science and engineering with Ivan Stepanyan

Anatoly Torkunov: Politology together with natural science breeds the synergy that helps us to do projections using methods of mathematical analysis

The rector of MGIMO University, Doctor of history and Candidate of political science, Anatoly Torkunov talks about the importance of political science in the context of the modern world, dark spots in the history, the complicated situation around North Korea, this year’s entrance exams to MGIMO, and new programs that are actively being developed by …

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Modern science and engineering with Ivan Stepanyan

Post-Technology and Man-Machine Society: the Conceptual Lag is Much More Dangerous than the Economic and even Technological Lag, says Futurologist Sergei Pereslegin

Sergei Borisovich Pereslegin is the director of Knowledge Economics Center at the International Scientific-Research Institute for Management Problems, scientific director of “Knowledge reactor” project group and a specialist in the field of future forecasting and modeling (psycho history).

Today we are talking with Sergey Pereslegin on the subject of the Sixth (VI) techno-economic paradigm:

How can you …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Torre de Claramunt Castle was a fortified and advanced tower that was built by the family of the House of Claramunt for the surveillance and control of the Carmen stream valley and the road to the Penedès

The Torre de Claramunt Castle (cat. El Castell de la Torre de Claramunt), initially built in the 11th century, is a large house that was extended in several phases, the most important one was carried out by Joan de Claramunt in the 16th century (1565).

It started with the primitive watch tower erected at the end …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

Chateau de Saissac – one of the most mysterious, oldest and largest Cathar castles in the Languedoc region

The Saissac Castle (Château de Saissac) is a ruined castle, one of the most mysterious, little studied, oldest, and largest Cathar castles in the Languedoc region. Its walls are 115 meters long and 30 meters wide.

The castle is located in the southernmost part of the commune of the same name in the Aude department, northwest …

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