Few cities in the world are changing faster than Novosibirsk, one of the most important industrial, cultural and scientific centers in Siberia.
Novosibirsk was built on both banks of the River Ob. A second bridge has been thrown across the Ob, and the city is growing.
Novosibirsk has an opera house - probably the biggest in Russia - and six theatres. It also is the seat (зд. местонахождение) of the Siberian branch of the Academy of Sciences.
George Washington, the first President of the United States, had a secretary, a young man. One morning the secretary came late and found Washington waiting. He tried to excuse himself (оправдатьс¤) by saying that his watch was wrong. Washington replied quietly, "I am afraid you will have to get another watch, or I another secretary".
A hungry man is an angry man. You cannot govern others unless you can govern yourself. He who scrubs (трет, чистит) every pig he sees, will not long be clean himself (Cp. с кем поведешьс¤, от того и наберешьс¤).
Fire is the test of gold; adversity (несчастье, беда) of
Seneca (Rome, 1 st century)
Man is the only (зд. единственный) animal that laughs and
weeps (плачет); for he is the only animal that is struck with
the difference between what things are and what they ought
William Hazlitt (England, 1778-1830)