9 At the Asian Open Pit

At the Asian Open Pit

Look through the pictures made at an open
pit located somewhere in Central Asia.
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19 10 Facts About Vodka

10 Facts About Vodka

Read about vodka and mind that drinking alcohol in
excessive quantities is bad for health.
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7 Destruction Of An Ancient Cathedral In Volokolamsk

Destruction Of An Ancient Cathedral In Volokolamsk

A unique Cathedral of Virgin Mary of Kazan is located next to Volokolamsk. The place is abandoned now
and protected by the state meaning that no protection is actually available and access is free.
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11 At the Exhibition Interpolitex 2011

At the Exhibition Interpolitex 2011

Since October, 25th till October, 28th, 2011 in an exhibition center in Moscow, the 15th international exhibition of weapons INTERPOLITEX-2011 took place.
Among its organizers are: Federal Security Service, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Federal Service for Military - Technical Cooperation.
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6 A Junior Stunt School In Moscow

A Junior Stunt School In Moscow

One of the most intresting places in Moscow is located in the estuary of the Setun river. Behind the tree crowns there are some towers and medieval structures. It's a special junior stunt school
"Master" created in 1993 by the famous stuntman Igor Panin. The school occupies the territory of historical and cultural complex Setun camp. Let's have a look to the school on the inside.
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8 Service Tower For Soyuz-ST Launch

Service Tower For Soyuz-ST Launch

In French Guiana (South America) from Kuru space launching site, they launched two European satellites 'Soyuz-ST' as a result of an ambitious project which began in 2005. The Europeans have received one of the most safe and trouble-free satellites and plan to make over 50 launches during the next ten years. The launching pad's main peculiarity is the
movable service tower which costed Europe 344 million Euros and was constructed by Russian specialists. The house of the rocket (let's call it this way) has a weight of over 800 tons and protects the satellite from heavy rains which are very typical of that area (over 500 milimeters of precipitation may fall during just one day!).
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9 Electrical Transport Museum Is About To Disappear

Electrical Transport Museum Is About To Disappear

In St. Petersburg there is a Museum of Electrical Transport. It is located in former Trolley Depot #2. They say, at this place they are going to build another office building or something, so the museum may go out of existence or be deprived of the access road. Apart
from its exhibit collection (some of the tolleys can be found driving along the streets of the city), the building of the museum is of great historical value as well. So, the pursuit of profit threatens the oldest trolley depot of St. Petersburg.
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4 10 More Untold Facts About The Kremlin

10 More Untold Facts About The Kremlin

Last time there was a post about walking over the Kremlin walls. Today we'll continue the journey revealing
unknown facts. First of all - not many people know that there are trees on the Spasskaya Tower.
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15 Hydropower Plant In Dutshevo Village

Hydropower Plant In Dutshevo Village

In 1920 they approved a plan of electrification of the RSFSR, thus initiating industrialization of the USSR. They began to introduce electricity into agriculture. Small hydropower plants called 'farm hydropower plants', supplied farms, stockyards and farmers' houses with electricity. However, later adoption of big hydropower plants made 'farm plants' needless, so the biggest part of them disappeared without a trace. Those which have
remained, may be found along the rivers of the USSR, including Moscow area, and this is where we are now. They built different types of 'farm hydropower plants' in the USSR. There were barrage power plans in the western part of the country; in the Caucasus, the Crimea and the Urals, they had derivation power plants. The dams differed as well. There were concrete, metal (movable) and wooden (movable) dams.
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33 Marks Of The Soviet Reality Found In An English Language Textbook

Marks Of The Soviet Reality Found In An English Language Textbook

This is an English language textbook for third graders. It was released in 1953,
so it contains a lot of characteristic features of that time. Take a look!
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