41 The Destruction of Poppy Fields in Afghanistan or Bees Against Honey

The Destruction of Poppy Fields in Afghanistan or Bees Against Honey

We have already slightly touched upon this theme in a previous post, but today we offer you a
unique chance to see the full process of destruction of poppy fields in Afghanistan.
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15 Life of an Ordinary Motorized Brigade

Life of an Ordinary Motorized Brigade

The 34th separate motorized brigade was formed on the 30th of June, 2006, so recently it has
celebrated its 5th anniversary. Today we'll see how soldiers of this brigade act in highlands.
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19 Early Summer at the Kronotsky Nature Reserve

Early Summer at the Kronotsky Nature Reserve

Meteorologists think that summer begins when average daily temperatures reach +15 C. Though if the workers of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve take this point of view on trust,
there may be no summer at all on Kamchatka. That's why they believe that summer begins with the moment when you are bitten by mosquitoes for the first time...
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17 Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

There is a club that deals with making small figures that constitute beautiful dioramas. Its
members are elder than 30 years old. The club was started at the Soviet times.
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32 The New Religion Created by the Living God

The New Religion Created by the Living God

20 years have passed since the moment when a former traffic policeman, Sergei Torop, decided to live in the taiga and create a new religion. Today, his Church of the Last Testament has several thousand followers who live in the villages of the
Kuragino Region, and everyone in the Krasnoyarsk Territory heard of Vissarion (this is how the latter-day prophet calls himself). Let's visit one of those villages and see how people live in anticipation of the Judgement Day.
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39 One Day of an Airborne Forces Soldier

One Day of an Airborne Forces Soldier

Today we'll visit a military base of special mission airborne units. The program includes an obstacle course, parachute
packing, shooting range, preparation and training of paratroopers for parachute jumpings and, of course, a dinner.
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41 All the Soviet and Russian Aviation History In One Museum

All the Soviet and Russian Aviation History In One Museum

The Museum of civil aviation is located in Ulyanovsk near an airport. It
is a unique place that you just shouldn't miss if you like planes.
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6 The Fire Challenge Of the Komi Republic

The Fire Challenge Of the Komi Republic

What does it feel like to see how huge forested area is quickly devoured by fire? Firemen participate
in the process of fire extinguishing risking their lives and trying to prevent another tragedy.
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40 The Green Curse of the Shu Valley

The Green Curse of the Shu Valley

Hemp is a versatile plant. It's used for making fiber ropes, fabrics, paper and oil. However, it's mostly known as a raw material for drug production. And
though it grows in all Central Asian states, Kazakhstan (or rather its Shu valley) seems to be the most notorious place in this respect.
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5 Peep Into The Bolshoi Theatre

Peep Into The Bolshoi Theatre

In three months, the first performances at the Bolshoi Theatre will begin. The
Theatre currently looks like a big anthill, but a look inside won't cause any harm.
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