24 Life of Same-Sex Families in Russia

Life of Same-Sex Families in Russia

One of St. Petersburg's LGBT organizations (the abbreviation formed from the first letters of the names of sexual and gender minorities - lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders) has lately released a series of social advertising under the slogan "Yes, we are a couple and have common children!" Contrary to the opinion of many people, there are a lot of LGBT families
in Russia. But most of them prefer not to publicize their sexual orientation. The aim of the project is to show people, including homosexuals themselves, that gay families exist and function successfully in our society, that children grow up in love and care, that these families are as happy as the families with heterosexual parents.
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5 Competitions of the Helicopter Sport

Competitions of the Helicopter Sport

The Moscow club AeroSoyuz holds helicopter competitions that are called the
Carlson's Cup. Today we'll visit this place and take a fly over Moscow.
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21 Marines of the Caspian Flotilla

Marines of the Caspian Flotilla

The 727th separate battalion of marines of the Caspian Flotilla was formed in 2000 and it was a part of the 77 separate brigade of marines. But in December 2009 the brigade was disbanded, the battalion continued its existence and its soldiers
were billeted in the 114th military camp in Astrakhan. The main marines' purposes are the protection and defense of the Caspian Flotilla, resistance to terrorism, localization of border conflicts in the Caspian sea and others.
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9 The Power Of Methane

The Power Of Methane

3 garages reduced to dust, 5 others deprived of their metal doors, 3 demolished cars, 2 other cars damaged badly - the list is long enough.
According to the conclusion made during three consecutive expertises this accident was caused by accumulation of methane in the basement...
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8 The Hydroelectric Power Station In Zagorsk

The Hydroelectric Power Station In Zagorsk

The hydroelectric power station in Zagorsk is the largest hydroelectric pumped storage power
station in Russia. It is located in the Moscow region and has the capacity of 1200/1300 mW.
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16 Not a Place For Tourists In Sevastopol

Not a Place For Tourists In Sevastopol

Sometimes tourists of Sevastopol may just walk and admire views of the Sevastopol bay when suddenly they see a yellowish building with many windows that stands on the opposite shore of
the bay. It is very surprising but when locals are asked about this building, they say that there is nothing interesting.  Today we'll find out whether it is true or not.
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27 Schools Of Afghanistan

Schools Of Afghanistan

Maybe one day Afghanistan will become a peaceful and prosperous country and its system of education will serve as an example to be followed. One day a new educational system may be adopted, the population will be able to boast
of total literacy and thousands of well-educated specialists will participate in turning their native land into a rich country. However, nowadays the situation with schools is far from being good and optimistic.
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9 Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Today we'll get a chance to visit an Afghan military base. The images below are parts of old 
Soviet equipment located nearby as it was not allowed to take pictures of the base itself.
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56 Shame On Russian Army?

Shame On Russian Army?

We've got many posts about Russian army. However, someone  believes  that the propaganda of strong Russia on federal channels often differs radically from the actual situation. While other countries hide their real power, Russia (in the absence of any) shows off all more or less embodied projects. Just recently the invention of a new plane was accompanied by a
colorful show with a fanfare - an event for the country... but seems to be a mockery for the whole world. So let's look through the eyes of a casual observer how looks a prestigious military unit in the small town of Gvardeisky. That is so to say the starting point of a recruit on his way to becoming a defender of the Motherland...
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46 Great People in a Great City

Great People in a Great City

At the end of the last year the exhibition of photos of the famous photographer Stepan Kurunin was held in Volgograd. It was timed to coincide with the centenary of the master. For many
years he photographed the life of Volgograd, preserving those rare, vivid and emotional historical shots for the future generations. Here we will show you just some of them.
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