Recently they have cancelled strict certification for food products they had before in place in Russia. Some think that's a cool move - before you even couldn't sell a cookie you bake without getting it certified which involved some heavy visits to authorities and getting many time and efforts wasted. So now it should be easier for farmers and food producers to
market their stuff. But, as it always happens a rise of a "dark" entrepreneurship. This one particular company was getting a lot of chicken that was already not suitable to be sold and used some chemicals injections to give it an attractive look. They say it is not the only company but there are plenty of such using those "technologies".
All Russia is sitting puzzled near their TVs looking on the... wobbling bridge. This phenomena is taking place in on of the Russian towns. The bridge stands across the Volga river and people say that there are absolutely no technical reasons why it should behave like that. It stayed normal for a long time but now it went crazy
without any reasonable reason - there were no earthquakes or strong winds in the area, however I bet you've never saw anything like that, when a heavy concrete bridge paved with a good deal of road surface dances like a soft rubber ribbon. Here is the video too. update: second video has been added
This weird forest is located about 38km away from Curonian Spit, a national park in the Baltic Sea. Dancing forest is a unique natural phenomenon. Here the pines bend in odd postures, as if dancing. Some trunks are even convolute in rings. There is a belief - if one get
through such ring making a wish, it will come true. Another belief says that places where trunks make such rings are the borders of positive and negative energy and if you get through the ring from the proper side, your life will be one year longer.
To make streets wider and for redevelopment in pre-war Moscow about 100 houses and buildings were moved. They were shifted together with lodgers and during the moving process plumbing, sewage etc. were still working. Thus, for example, in January 1937, there was moved a laboratory house of a records factory in
Aprelevka weighing 690 tons. It was followed by five small buildings preventing breakthrough of the Moscow river near Serebryanny Bor. Here specialists mastered complicated lines of the buildings shift - change of movement direction, turns. Here hydraulic jacks were used for the first time.
In May, 14th in Moscow were awarded best photographers of 2009. Their works became the material for a great closing exhibition "Best Photographer 2009". 14500 works and 2000 photographers from 29 countries nominated for a prize. Winners have been defined in 12 professional and 10 amateur categories. Additionally
there were presented prizes in the following nominations: "Grand Prize", "Photo of the Year", "Photo Series of the Year", "Discovery of the Year", "Special Prize For Students". Winners of key nominations received not only considerable money prizes but unique silver statues "Argentum" as well.