It has been said on some news sites today that people of the village named Gold located in Romania (which is 2000 away from Kazahstan and in Europe) try to sue "Borat" movie creators in court of New York. They claim that they were told it's a just a documentary about poverty in Romania, and were shocked when they found themselves in a comedy movie about... Kazakhstan. I don't know how big are their odds to win the case, but here are
the photos of Kazakhstan 30 years ago, from Soviet archives at Soviet Museum. Soviet chronicles of course tried to tape mostly the merits leaving behind all the poverty etc. Still Kazakhstan even at that time had industry and was famous for its coal mining and cotton production. Also I've read on different websites that Borat is speaking Hebrew to his fellow villagers in the movie trailer.
This is the video of one of the biggest Russian bombers TU-95. It can fly from Moscow to Cuba in Carribean and back without refueling, though in this video there is a scene of it being refueled right in the air. It
was the only bomber deployed by any country to use turbo-prop engines, which provided extraordinarily long endurance at speeds only slightly less than comparable turbojet-powered heavy bombers.
This is an authentic photo from official Soviet Russia archives. Can it be so that Soviet Russian goverment concealed their plans of replacing Russian people with human like robots or androids? It could be a great step forward towards Soviet ideals - an average robot
is much more convinient for a Soviet goverment than an average Soviet citizen. According to the photo first species of those robots were treated with all honours, I wonder why they closed the project? Was it a lack of budget?
We had here recently shots of Moscow city at night by Letchik Leha, the guy who works as a pilot on a big civil airplane and is fond of making photos right from the plane’s cockpit. Today some other shots from him. There is Eiffel tower in Paris, probably the most famous tower in the world. But for most of people living in Soviet Union there was another tower that they knew even better than Eiffel’s one. It was a Moscow
city Ostankino Tower. Standing 1772 feet (540 metres) tall, it was the tallest free-standing structure in the whole world until in 2003 there was build another one, taller, in Canada. Still it is the tallest alone standing structure in Europe and Asia. This is how it looks from the ground, at night: And today we have rare photos by Leha when the tower stands above the clouds:
It's a photo from amazing Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorsky, the official photographer of Russian empire. He had a special technology of making three different shots and then combining them in one colour images, most of his works are now stored at Library of Congress and available from their site. This particular shot was made in 1907, that's almost 100 years ago. And what can we see here? A group of islamic terrorists sit in
cage-prison guarded by Russian soldier - the guy in red pants with a rifle (this kind of prisons were made by digging a big hole in the ground and putting very low-ceilings building on it). So the war with Islamic suspects in Russia is 100 years long already? And at that time there were no human rights commisions and "secret prisons" were pretty un-secret. You see there Osama's grandpa probably?
If you go travel Russia, visiting Moscow city, would suddenly get an urge for taking some action in a restroom. Then there are two things you need to remember: 1. All the public restrooms in Moscow charge fee for use. You need to
pay something before you can enter, by cash, they don't accept major credit cards. 2. After you would enter you can encounter something like this: This one is a male restroom in Moscow city downtown.