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10 A Water Park That Has Never Been Launched

A Water Park That Has Never Been Launched

Let's visit a water park in Moscow that will
hardly see any visitors in the nearest future.
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13 Preparing For The Olympics-2014

Preparing For The Olympics-2014

In 2014 Sochi is going to host the Olympic Games, which Russian people are very happy about, because it will enhance the prestige of the country and in Russia they will have a new world-class touristic city. Some people don't believe that builders will be
able to finish their projects in time but after seeing what they've already done, no doubt will be left. In the picture: Stadium 'Fisht' construction. The stadium was named after Mount Fisht which means 'white head' (the glacier on top).
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10 History Of Russia In Currency Units

History Of Russia In Currency Units

There is a close interrelation between money and history of Russia. Everything changes with time and
currency units are not an exception. Look how Russian monetary units were changed with time.
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11 After The Massacre In Kirgizia

After The Massacre In Kirgizia

After the massacre of 2010, they dislike the Uzbeks in Kirgizia. Uzbeks avoid settling in the same neighbourhoods with Kirghizes and it's difficult for them to find a job. Besides, they stopped
teaching the Uzbek language even in Uzbek communities. Despite all this, Uzbeks do not want to go back to Uzbekistan and the reason for that is that nobody needs them there too.
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15 Response To Anti-Soviet Propaganda Of The West

Response To Anti-Soviet Propaganda Of The West

Back in 50s, a lot of western caricaturists revealed the Soviet reality and communism in their works. They were definitely set against this country, which reflected in their
caricatures. Artist Herluf Bidstrup from Denmark, after visiting the USSR and seeing it with his own eyes, decided to change this impression and that's what he's done:
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6 MUD VOLCANOES IN AZERBAIJAN

Mud Volcanoes In Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan boasts the fact that it has the biggest number of mud volcanoes in the world (350 out of 800 volcanoes of the planet are situated there). Mud volcanoes are related to oil/gas deposits. Their eruptions are accompanied by powerful explosions and
underground rumble. Gases which come out blaze up, sometimes making the fire as tall as 1000 meters. In Azerbajlan, there have been over 200 eruptions since 1810. So, if you take a one hour drive south of Baku, you'll see this:
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25 The Last Villager of Leonidovka

The Last Villager of Leonidovka

Desolation and silence, lapsided electric poles and shabby
houses prove that the village was abandoned long time ago.
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9 Underground Submarine Base of Balaklava

Underground Submarine Base of Balaklava

This is a general view of Balaklava Bay, the Black Sea. Under this mountain in the middle there is an armoury, a channel, and a service, repair and equipment base for submarines. It had been built since 1957 until 1961 by military men, who were later accompanied by specialists in underground construction. It is also an anti-radiation shelter for 3000 people. The maximum width of the
rocky ground is 126 meters. The channel has a length of 505 meters, a width of 6-8.5 meters and a depth of 6-8.5 meters. The base became abandoned in 1995 and in 2003 they opened a museum there, where they show the armoury and the channel, but the access to mines, torpedoes and the service, repair and equipment base remain closed for regular viewers.
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2 New Works Of Art In Perm

New Works Of Art In Perm

In Perm they plan to open two new works of art, 'Scarab' and 'Black Angel', created by a
Kazakh artist. It took him 50 days and over a thousand of tire casings to do that.
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45 Last Days Of The Soviet Era

Last Days Of The Soviet Era

These are some photos taken by foreign journalists in the USSR in 1984, the last year of the era, which in 1987 was named 'Stagnation'.
They reflect the spirit of that time rather well, so take a look: In the picture: a parade in Erevan, November 7th, 1984,
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