IN Toluna Magazine - Issue No 6
THIS June 2018
Alex Wintrich Editor At Large
3 Editor's Note
4-9 A Domed Fairy-Tale
1 0 - 1 5 The World Cup Spread
1 6 - 1 7 Content Creators of The Month
1 8 - 2 3 The Toluna Movie Club
2 4 - 2 5 Notice Board Information
2 6 - 2 8 The Toluna Photo Gallery
29 Help Desk New System
ENJOY YOUR READING!
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Creative: Marina Zlochin
Hello Influencers! I’m really glad to introduce to you our June issue of the Toluna Magazine.
And what a fresh issue this is. We’re all but thinking about the summer holidays, about
traveling, going on adventures, experiencing new things, and mostly, about rooting for our
team in the World Cup!
This issue has you covered with an extensive feature on the World Cup host country- things to
see, places to visit, story to experience! Even more, we’re also telling you all there’s to know
about the World Cup as well. Lastly, you'’ll find in this issue the spreads you’ve now gotten used
to; the Toluna Movie club and the Photo gallery!
I really hope you'’ll enjoy it! So kick back, relax, and read the June issue of the Toluna
I’'ll see you on the flipside!
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RUSSIA Interior of a
Moscow metro station.
A DOMED FAIRY-TALE
Russia spans eleven time zones and Russia is the first country in Eastern The world's largest
two continents and is one of the Europe to host the globe's most country offers it all,
most beautiful countries in the world. prestigious football championship, from historic cities
This is a great country with an array and national honour is riding on the
of rivers, forests and towering tournament's success. and idyllic
mountains. countryside to
Twelve stadiums in 11 locations artistic riches, epic
Now you have a chance to explore its (Moscow, St Petersburg, Kaliningrad, train rides and
land of striking beauty and diversity, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, vodka-fuelled
from magnificent capitals, Moscow Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi,
and St. Petersburg, to the measured Volgograd and Yekaterinburg) have nightlife.
life of Siberian cities. The whole new either been newly built or
world is waiting to be discovered by significantly upgraded.
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Onion inspired, Moscow Red Square
It is not completely clear when and why onion
domes became a typical feature of Russian
architecture. Byzantine churches and the
architecture of Kievan Rus were characterized by
broader, flatter domes without a special
framework erected above the drum. In contrast
to this ancient form, each drum of a Russian
church is surmounted by a special structure of
metal or timber, which is lined with sheet iron or
By the end of the nineteenth century, most
Russian churches from before the Petrine period
had bulbous domes. The largest onion domes
were erected in the seventeenth century in the
area around Yaroslavl, incidentally famous for its
large onions. Quite a few had more complicated
bud-shaped domes, whose form derived from
Baroque models of the late seventeenth century.
Pear-shaped domes are usually associated with
Ukrainian Baroque, while cone-shaped domes are
typical for Orthodox churches of Transcaucasia.
Prior to the eighteenth century, the Russian
Orthodox Church did not assign any particular
symbolism to the exterior shape of a church.
Nevertheless, onion domes are popularly believed
to symbolize burning candles. In 1917, noted
religious philosopher Prince Yevgeny Trubetskoy
argued that the onion shape of Russian church
domes may not be explained rationally. According
to Trubetskoy, drums crowned by tapering domes
were deliberately scored to resemble candles,
thus manifesting a certain aesthetic and religious
attitude. Another explanation has it that the
onion dome was originally regarded as a form
reminiscent of the edicula (cubiculum) in the
Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
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FOR ALMOST ANY
See the world-famous Russian ballet dancers, visit the majestic theaters for a
play, or listen to some classical music written by Russian composers and
performed by amazing Russian musicians. Russia also has arguably the worlds’
most exciting nightlife, with world-famous nightclubs, and, conversely, cheap,
or free live music available in many bars and clubs on almost any weekend
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SEE, EXPERIENCE, EXPLORE
Things you should know before going on a
The art collection in
the St. Petersburg
is enough to occupy
you for days and
that’s only one small
part of all the art
that you can see in
T he largest country in the world, Russian history spans for more than Russia has a population of 145.5 million
1,150 years. Formed by the merging of people, 80% of whom reside in Western
Russia constitutes one-seventh of the Viking military leadership with the Russia and two-thirds of whom live in
world’s landmass and spans eleven time dreams and ambitions of a people who cities. Moscow alone claims twelve million
zones. commanded the great trading routes of citizens, standing as the largest city in
Eastern Europe, it is no great surprise Europe.
If relative values don't work for you, that today it is the world’s largest
consider this: Pluto has a surface area of country. A lot of people say “I
16.6 million km2. Russia has 17 million would love to visit
km2! This expansive area allows it to The Language Russia one day,” but
neighbor more countries than anywhere The official language in Russia is they say it in a way that
else on Earth, as well as touch twenty- (shockingly) Russian. This language uses implies that they never
two bodies of water and hold twelve seas the Cyrillic alphabet instead of Latin and will. If you want to visit
within its borders. Its vast and is one of the five most spoken languages Russia, all it takes is a
complicated array of landscapes has in the world. Many of the Cyrillic little inspiration to get
created a diverse blend of forty national characters look backwards or upside the planning process
parks alongside its forty UNESCO down and are seemingly switched around. started.
Biosphere Reserves. Here you can find What looks like a “р” is really the
the oldest mountains in the world, the equivalent of a Latin “r”. What looks like
Urals, and the deepest lake in the world, a “в” is really the equivalent of a Latin
Lake Baikal. “v” and what looks like an “н” is really
the equivalent of a Latin “n”.
B ecause of its size, Russia Russia has opened up tremendously, and Here are
those who have taken the plunge and some
presents a drastically different traveled to the beautiful country come great
atmosphere depending on your back with a wonderful treasure trove of reasons
location. Most of the country memories - whether it is the glittering to book a
has a continental climate with spires of St. Petersburg, the fabulous trip this
distinct periods of warm and palaces of the Tsars or simply the year.
cold weather that increases as haunting and unique landscape of the
you travel Wast. Temperatures steppes.
for Moscow and St. Petersburg
range from highs of 32°C/90°F T he Russian Orthodox Church
in the summer to lows of
-25°C/-13°F in the winter. held an incredible amount of
Sounds like cold? Not for those power and prestige during the
living in Omyakon village where tsarist era, and the incredible
the world's lowest temperature cathedrals in many Russian
of -71.2°C/-95°F was recorded. cities are a must-see for
Southern regions like Sochi are anyone interested in religious
popular resort destinations with history. From the haunting
mild subtropical climate. Kazan Cathedral in St.
Petersburg to the grandiose St.
Russia's biggest cities have social lives Basil's Cathedral in Moscow to
comparable to New York’s vibrant scene. the multitude of churches in the
In regard to the arts, Russia has always UNESCO Heritage city of
occupied a prominent spot on the world Suzdal, there is no shortage of
scene. The Bolshoi Theater and Pushkin breathtaking sites.
Art Gallery in Moscow, the Mariinsky
Theater and the Hermitage in St. Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Pushkin, Chekhov,
Petersburg – these are considered to be Nabokov, Bulgakov, Gogol—all of these
some of the best art institutions in the great authors and more lived and worked
world. In St. Petersburg alone there are in Russia. Visit their homes, their
2,000 libraries, 221 museums, 80 favorite places and the sites of famous
theaters, 100 concert halls, 45 art scenes from their work to gain a new
galleries, 62 movie theaters, and 80 depth of understanding and perspective
nightclubs, and over 100 concerts, shows about Russian literature.
and festivals each year.
A country of
boasts a never-
ending stream of
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See how the Tsars lived at Catherine the 5
Great’s palace at Peterhof and the facts
Then, visit Lenin’s tomb, take a look at
the old KGB headquarters and take in the
Soviet-era architecture that you will find
in many smaller Russian cities especially.
You must try traditional Russian food at
least once in your life; it’s quite a unique
Of course, if you like vodka, Russia is the 1
place to go, but Russian beer may
perhaps pleasantly surprise you as well.
Russia is vast. Siberia
alone is 7 times bigger
R ussia is, needless to say, a gigantic than Texas
country, and the upside of that is that 2
there is a huge amount of untouched In fact, Russia’s surface
nature waiting to be discovered by
travelers. area is bigger than Pluto
You can find some of the most 3
breathtaking scenery in the world
throughout Russia—for example in the Lake Baikal holds
UNESCO-protected Caucasus Mountains one-fifth of the world's
and Lake Baikal in Siberia. You just have
to be willing to take on a bit of an fresh water
Don’t be afraid of the Russian winters! St. Petersburg has
Yes, it gets cold, but pack some warm 221 museums,
winter clothes and brave the snow
because it will be worth it. 2,000 libraries, 80+
You will see a world that looks straight theaters, 45 galleries
out of a fairytale, you will experience one 5
of the most crucial elements of Russian
history, and if you’re far enough North, Over 9 million
you might even catch a glimpse of the passengers use Moscow
subway on weekdays
The House Of Russia Pavilion
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READY TO CHEER?
TOLUNA MAGAZINE COVERAGE OF THE WORLD CUP
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THE GAME THAT
BRINGS US TOGETHER
A SHORT HISTORY
The FIFA World Cup was first held in 1930, when FIFA president Jules Rimet
decided to stage an international football tournament. The inaugural edition
was contested as a final tournament of only thirteen teams invited by the
organization. Since then, the World Cup has experienced successive expansions
and format remodeling to its current 32-team final tournament preceded by a
two-year qualifying process, involving over 200 teams from around the world.
The last World Cup was held in Brazil, marking the second time that Brazil
hosted the competition. The cup was won by Germany, who beat Argentina 1–0
in the final. The Netherlands defeated Brazil 3–0 in the bronze medal game.
2014 was the first time that three consecutive tournaments saw the winning
side come from the same continent (Europe: 2006 Italy, 2010 Spain, 2014
source: fifa website
One of the most interesting World Cup facts is how much Contrary to how it may seem, and opposite to other global
money FIFA pays the tournament’s participants. In addition events like the Olympics, the World Cup stadiums are usually
to bragging rights, the winner of the World Cup takes home spread widely across the host country.
a staggering 35 million dollars.
As an example, the twelve stadiums of the 2014 World Cup
In a small attempt to offset their disappointment, FIFA are spread as far as 1,997 miles apart. That almost 2,000
awards the runner-up 25 million. I assume each and every mile journey, from Porto Alegre to Fortaleza, takes the
team who placed second would trade the money for the teams roughly five and a half hours.
Brazil and Italy have a combined 9 World Cup titles. One of
The top placing teams of most tournaments receive some these two teams has won 47% of the 19 tournaments held.
sort of compensation. What’s incredible about the World Cup
is that every team who participates takes home a multi- Brazil has won the most titles with 5 wins, ranging from
million dollar check. In fact, just competing in group play 1958 to 2002. The Brazilians have appeared in every World
secures your team 8 million dollars. Cup since its inception back in 1930.
FIFA’s generous disbursements make a little more sense Italy has taken home 4 titles making them the second most
when you consider how much they rake in. For the 2014 winning country. Their victories range from 1934 to 2006.
World Cup, they projected to make around 4 billion dollars.
Not bad for a month long tournament. Germany comes in third with 3 wins, followed by Argentina
and Uruguay with 2 wins apiece.
Months after Germany hosted the World Cup in 2006 their
country’s birthrate increased more than 10 percent. Those five teams combine to a total of 15 wins. That means
that of the 195 countries that the United States government
A 10 percent increase may not seem like much, but birth rate recognizes as independent nations, 5 have won roughly 79%
is something thats’ extremely stable. Since 2006, the of the World Cup tournaments held.
European Union birthrate has only changed .07%. What’s
more, Germany’s birth rate is one of the lowest in the EU.
FIFA is short for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football in English).
FIFA was founded in 1904 and is governed by Swiss law. Accordingly, the association is headquartered in Zurich.
With 209 member countries, FIFA is often called the “United Nations of Football.”
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FINDING NEMO HAS THE ELEMENT OF FUN BY JOHN4923
AND LAUGHTER THAT IS WELL KNOWN IN
THE TYPICAL DISNEY FILM I could go on and continue with the story but that
would be giving it away. It can be very exciting at
Finding Nemo is an incredibly well-animated movie. times when the lead characters find themselves
Nemo is a very young clown fish who is cared for by trapped by different threats in the forms of fish,
his widowed father clown fish Marlin. When he feels birds, turtles and so on. It also has its sad, heart-
old enough to go to school Marlin reluctantly breaking moments too. But it also has the element of
accompanies him to his first day of school. Not fun and laughter that is well known in the typical
heeding his father's advice not to swim out too far Disney film. I have watched almost all of the Disney
Nemo finds himself being captured by a diver. Marlin animated films from Snow White and on. I couldn't
of course is very upset and sets out to see if he can quite remember watching Finding Nemo so I had to
find his son. He meets Dory who has an incredibly watch it again. I'm glad that I did. It truly is a very
short-term memory but is willing to help him look for fine film.
Nemo has found himself to be in his new home which
is a dentist's fish tank. He has a wide assortment of
new fish friends in this tank. He, Nemo, is wanting to
escape his new home.
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Where the water
A STORY LINE THAT IS A WONDERFUL
STORY OF COURAGE, BRAVERY AND
Finding Nemo is a great family movie. The bright
colors of the tropical fish are great for the kids. It
grabs their attention and holds it. The way the fish
swim through the ocean is fascinating for them to
watch. The older ones love the story line and the
funny jokes that are added throughout the movie,
especially Dory, who is one of their favorite
characters. For adults, there is a story line that is a
wonderful story of courage, bravery and
perseverance. When almost all of his family is wiped
out by an attack, he preserves and takes great care
of his only son, Nemo. He works to keep him safe,
but even thought he was as careful as he could be
there were forces beyond his control that take
Nemo away from him.
Nemo is brave and finds friends who can help him
along his away, especially Dory. She is not afraid
and wants to help Nemo at all costs. She goes with
him and wants to make sure that he finds his
father. All the while, his father is trying to find him.
He preserves through all the hurdles and obstacles
until his finds his son. This is a great story where
there are two people (or fish in this case) looking
for each other in a big wide ocean where there are
thousands of miles to cover. They need help along
the way to navigate their way back to each other. It
is like finding to find two specific grains of sand on
a thousand miles of beach. You can do it alone, but
it will take longer and adventures are always better
when you work together with friends.
As a favorite of mine, I can watch
this movie over and over and I will
never get tired of it. The entire
film is great and entertaining,
from beginning to end. No matter
how many times I watch the
movie, I continue to laugh and
smile and cry throughout the
entire film. In my honest opinion,
Finding Nemo is one of the
greatest Disney Pixar movies ever
created. I will never stop loving or
watching this movie. I highly
recommend this film to all families
and anyone who just wants a cute,
funny, and happy story :)
A QUALITY SENSE OF HUMOR THROUGHOUT THE
As a big movie buff, I like a wide variety of movies including
horror, comedy, romance, and animated/family films. I can easily
say that throughout all of the genres and types of movies that I
have seen, Finding Nemo has been one of my favorites for
several years now. Finding Nemo is a favorite of mine for several
reasons: the great quality/color of the film, the sweet and
adorable characters, the heartwarming story, and a quality sense
of humor throughout the entire film. This movie is a classic, and
is great for all ages and families. The film is filled with
adventure, laughter, and even life lessons.
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set up for an I'm allergic to fake sentiment and pathetic feel-
adventure good movies but I was really touched by this one.
The moral and valuable life lessons are always
NO MATTER IF YOU'RE 9 OR 99 YEARS OLD, present, but they're not shoved down your throat
FINDING NEMO WILL BRING A SMILE ON or thrown in your face all the time. This movie
YOUR FACE really relativates itself and that's important for a
good comedy. And it's hilarious!!! Every side
BY TLUZZO99 character in Finding Nemo (and there are a LOT
of them) is exceptional and worth a mention. And
I'll be totally honest and confirm to you that the voices are cast perfectly as well... like the
everything what they say about this movie is voice of Willem Dafoe for Gill, for example... a
true. It's a brilliantly animated masterpiece with perfect choice. The character of Dory (speaks
lots of humor that actually works and a plot that through the voice of Ellen DeGeneres) steals the
really brings tears to your eyes from time to show. She's an adorable blue fish who suffers
time. The modern artists of Pixar never cease to from amnesia. She forgets what she's doing or
amaze the audience in expanding their horizons. going to every five minutes and that really leads
Finding Nemo is visually stunning and you can to hilarious situations.
have nothing but respect for the people who Movies like this aren't just being made for
created it. children exclusive... They're good for everyone to
I was more or less skeptical about watching it, realize you have to entertain yourself from time
because it was so overhyped! Two days before it to time and just to enjoy the little things in life. I
got released in my country, the TV and press recommend this to everyone in the world. No
loudly announced that the DVD broke all records matter if you're 9 or 99 years old, Finding Nemo
in the USA during its first release-day. That's will bring a smile on your face and leave behind a
usually a sign of being typically mainstream and warm feeling in your heart.
fake... but Finding Nemo is not.
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What is this GDPR
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) took
effect in every EU member state in May 2018 and
affects every organisation that collects or handles
data relating to EU residents, or operates within the
The Regulation itself is a long document (118 pages of
legalese), and failure to meet the requirements could
turn out to be expensive – up to 4% of annual global
turnover or 20 million euro, whichever is greater. The
data controller is responsible for demonstrating that
the organisation applies to the six principles outlined in
Article 5 of the GDPR:
Personal data must be:
1. processed lawfully, fairly and transparently.
2. adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary
3. accurate and kept up to date.
4. kept in a form such that the data subject can be
identified only as long as is necessary for processing.
5. processed in a manner that ensures its security.
6. collected for specified, explicit and legitimate
Toluna is happy to say that your data
is safe with us!
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TOLUNA PHOTO GALLERY
* please note that due to GDPR compliance we will not be able
to add usernames to the photos as this would come in breach
of the aforementioned policy.
The Toluna community of influencers The best
never ceases to amaze us! This month
they all shared photos of how active
and sports-person-like they are! community
We are very happy to share these
photos with the entire community and ever!
hopefully get even more people
involved in the Toluna Photo Gallery.
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Each issue of the Toluna Magazine will offer you a theme.
Take a photo following the theme, send it to [email protected] and if you are
in the top most creative photos you will get featured in the following issue.
Even better, you'll get 1000 points for your photo!
Submit your photo by June 30th
One submission per member.
Remember to give your acknowledgement that you are the only holder of the photo's
June Theme: SUMMER VIBES
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New help desk system
We are happy to announce the latest
Toluna.com update that had reached
Starting with mid May you will have Find out
been able to see that the ticketing more
interface has changed massively.
Wer’ e glad to say that this new information
system is a much simpler one and you here!
will experience a snappy, crisp, and
modern approach to requesting
support. This has been done so that
our support will always be up to par
with the standards you have come to
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We'll see you on the flipside!