Live the Russian Experience From the Rurik Dynasty to Glasnost, you'll experience Russian culture and history like never before at PBS' The Face of Russia Web site. This fascinating journey through 10 centuries of art, architecture, music, dance and cinema reveals the events that shaped Russian culture. Take a troika ride out to www.pbs.org/ weta/ faceofrussia and visit sacred monasteries, magnificent churches, the grand palaces of St. Petersburg and great architectural masterpieces that dot the shoreline of the Baltic Sea. Visitors can view the Cyrillic alphabet and find out about its origins or sit in on the Russian ballet. The Russian timeline will take you to such events as the launching of Sputnik, Napoleon's invasion and the rise of the Bolsheviks. Plus, you'll meet personalities like Ivan the Terrible, Czar Nicholas II and Boris Yeltsin. It's time to meet the Russians on their home turf! Go Medieval Castles, moats, Vikings and clashing armor! What more could you want? Get thee to the year 1066 and witness one of the most fascinating medieval battles, the Battle of Hastings. www.battle1066.com is your time machine to early Britain, where Vikings, Romans, Saxons and Normans were all fighting for the land that is now England. Hastings was the ultimate fight of the era: in the English corner, the beloved Saxon king, Harold II, and the challenger, crossing the English channel from France, William the Conqueror! Who will win? You'll just have to log on and find out. And while you're wandering through the battlefield, check out the Bayeux tapestry, which tells the tale through hundreds of feet of needlework. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.) A Window on the World Shuttle around the world and get a space age look at places you've only dreamed of visiting. Terraserver is an online database of aerial photographs, satellite images and maps from around the globe. Fly to http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.com/ default.asp and search for any spot on Earth. Travel to such world landmarks as the Grand Canyon, Egypt's Pyramids or Yankee Stadium . (This site is no longer available.)
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1. Which Norseman occupied Kiev in 862?
Dear Amy: Is it possible to e-mail someone your picture without using a scanner?--Lindsay, Tulsa, Okla. Dear Lindsay: In order to see a picture on a Web site or send it through e-mail, the picture has to be in a digital format. To create a digital image without a scanner, you can use a digital camera. These cameras connect to your computer and then download the pictures as digital files. Another way is to use a service that offers to develop and post your pictures online, such as PhotoNet at www.photo.co.il. Then you can give your friends directions to view the password-protected pictures. (This site is no longer available.)