Ever since the days of the ancient Greeks and Byzantine rulers, palaces and castles have been full of spies, conspirators, or just gossipers. Miniature electronic eavesdropping devices had not yet been invented at that time, so all hope was on our own ears. For eavesdropping, auditory holes were made in the walls, or even special pipes were brought in.
In literature, the expression "the walls have ears" first appeared 400 years ago in the works of Spanish writers. By that time, "the stn have ears" had already become an enduring metaphor and symbol for any eavesdropping. Cervantes, in his Don Quixote, published in 1615, has the phrase “No, I’d better keep quiet, because even the walls have ears.” Another Spanish author, the playwright Lope de Vega, in his comedy "The Valencian Widow" (written in 1604) used the phrase "So, wall, and you have ears."
In our age of technology, not only "ears" have already appeared at the walls, but also "eyes" in the form of micro-video cameras transmitting images and sound. Their dimensions may not exceed a few millimeters. Just imagine: if our smartphones have such small cameras, how small can specialized devices be?
For a year and a half in Ukraine, the Swedish IKEA corporation has expanded its assortment by one and a half times and is working to meet the demand of Ukrainians for creative space planning solutions.
The amount of mortgage loans issued for 10 months of 2021 is already more than UAH 7 billion.
Since the opening of the land market in Ukraine, almost 57 thousand agreements have been concluded within the framework of the land market, for a total amount of UAH 2.5 billion.
In Ukraine, the insurance of apartments and houses is not yet in great demand. Unforeseen situations cannot be prevented; it is much easier to avoid the serious financial damage associated with them.
Ever since the days of the ancient Greeks and Byzantine rulers, palaces and castles have been full of spies, conspirators, or just gossipers.
During the day on April 26, 432 deaths of Covid-19 were recorded in Ukraine, and on May 3, 154 new deaths were recorded during the day. More among European countries only in Poland - 460.
The Kharkiv region for the first time presented its tourism potential at an international exhibition in Poland.
On Saturday, October 20, the Compass-2018 travel festival will take place in Lviv, during which Ukrainian and Polish travelers will tell stories about unusual, complex and fascinating travels. It is reported by the press service of the Lviv City Council.
In the summer of 2017 the airline "International Airlines of Ukraine" will open direct regular air service between Kiev and Bergamo in the north of Italy. This is reported by the press service of the UIA.
The new Pesa rail bus made the first test flight on the route Kovel-Helm (Poland).