3 Metro Tunnels Of Saint Petersburg

Metro Tunnels Of Saint Petersburg

We have posted plenty of articles about the Moscow Metro so, for a
change, these are photographs of Metro tunnels of Saint Petersburg.
9 The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (BINP) is one of the major centers of advanced study of nuclear physics in Russia. It is located in the Siberian town Akademgorodok and was founded by Gersh Budker in 1959. Gersh Budker, also named Andrey Mikhailovich Budker, was a Soviet nuclear physicist. He was appointed Corresponding Member of the Siberian branch of the Soviet Academy of Sciences on March 28, 1958, and was made an Academician of the division of nuclear physics on June 26, 1964. He is best known for his invention in 1968 of electron cooling, a method of reducing the emittance of particle beams by thermalisation with a co-propagating electron beam. His portrait decorates the famous Round Table room in the institute.
Following his death, the institute was renamed the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics in his honour. Budker died in Akademgorodok from a heart attack at 59. The BINP is not actually an institute because has its own production and unique for Russian technologies. Despite its name, the center was not involved either with military atomic science or nuclear reactors - instead, its concentration was on high-energy physics (particularly plasma physics) and particle physics. In 1961 the institute began building the first particle accelerator in the world which collided two beams of particles. The BINP now employs over 3000 people, and hosts several research groups and facilities.
8 A Desert Surrounded By Icy Mountains

A Desert Surrounded By Icy Mountains

It is well-known that Transbaikal or Zabaykalsky Krai is a region with snow-capped mountains and huge ice fields to the east
of Lake Baikal in Russia. But not many people are aware of the fact that a true desert can be found in the place.
11 What Is Your Profession?

What Is Your Profession?

Leaving school, young people have to decide what they want to be in future. Considering opinion of their relatives and friends and their own preferences, they enter a college or university
where they will have to spend several years studying really hard. Yet, sometimes it so happens that many of them turn to another sphere of activity and fulfill themselves there.
13 The Second Soviet Astronaut In Space

The Second Soviet Astronaut In Space

You are looking at the childhood photo of a person who was the first  to orbit the Earth multiple times. He is German
S. Titov, a Soviet astronaut who orbited Earth aboard Vostok 2 and was preceded by Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1.
16 Flying Over Tver Aboard The Il-76

Flying Over Tver Aboard The Il-76

Check out photographs of Migalovo Aerodrome located in the city of
Tver, the Ilyushin Il-76 and a video of a flight over Tver.
1 Uzbekistan Of 1956 In Photos By A Tourist From France

Uzbekistan Of 1956 In Photos By A Tourist From France

Jacques Dupâquier, a French scientist, historian and member of the Communist Party of France, visited the Soviet Union three times. Below there are photographs that he took in 1956 in Uzbekistan. “Spending several days in Moscow, we flew to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The old propeller planes flew no higher than 3,200 m so we were able to enjoy Central Asia to the full. Tashkent was a large city with an only avenue. Nevertheless, it all was destroyed in the 1966 earthquake. I have been to its market and saw ladies wearing traditional costumes, went to a mosque and met local officials…” Recalling his trip, Dupâquier would say the following, “I made a bunch of photos
from the plane…” “I saw their ‘Virgin Lands’, a grandiose project which however was not fulfilled properly. I saw huge fields with a lot of agricultural equipment. They had no hangars and kept grain in trenches, like they did in the Middle Ages. They had no protection from rats and bad weather. When I saw it, I understood why this project failed…” “People harvested cotton with their hands and it was terrible… It was only in Soviet movies where they showed all those combines and other equipment…” “I loved Uzbek people. They were so calm and peaceful. Perhaps, all that vanished several years later…”
8 Anzor Bukharsky VS Staged Photography

Anzor Bukharsky VS Staged Photography

Photographer Anzor Bukharsky believes that it is important for a photographer not to look for a good shot, but be able to see the good stuff around. He says he does not like staged photographs, photographs spinned out of thin air or limited by
certain ideas of what, for example, an ethnic photo should be like: a woman wearing a national costume with a child in her hands, a camel, etc. Check out what Anzor Bukharsky thinks to be good photography reflecting real life.
31 Some Help For Babushka

Some Help For Babushka

A group of volunteers headed to a village in the Tula Region to visit an elderly lady who they heard needed wood to burn in her stove or in other words were
in trouble. Entering her home, they found her sitting next to the stove with tears in her eyes. It was very cold and it smelled like dampness.
9 Ukranian Restaurant In Antarctica?

Ukranian Restaurant In Antarctica?

The tourists are having fun in
Antarctic. And have you ever been to the

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