0 How Telephony Was Developed

How Telephony Was Developed

At present, when we have not just mobile phones but rather minicomputers in our bags and pockets even disk telephones seem
to be a history. There is a museum in Moscow where the most unique telephones and other devices are collected.
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7 Annual King Pancake Fail

Annual King Pancake Fail

It's been the 6th year in a row that people of Yalutorovsk, the Tumen Region, try to make the largest record-breaking pancake. It's pretty much the same year by year - the same frying pan of three meters in diameter, the same cooking technique and
the same people. When this year their batter began to burn once they poured it onto the frying pan, it became obvious they were not going to make it again. Let's start with some photographs of the unlucky ritual taken in 2012.
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8 Travelling Throughout Leningrad In The 1960s

Travelling Throughout Leningrad In The 1960s

These are photographs of Leningrad taken back in the 60s by a group of tourists.
The first photograph was taken at the border between Finland and the USSR.
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3 Mine Shaft 14, Dnepropetrovsk

Mine Shaft 14, Dnepropetrovsk

Let's move to Dnepropetrovsk and check out how its subway construction is going. Last year, they resumed driving increasing the length of underground working by 100 m. Considerening the amount of work
done during the last 10 years, it is a lot. But it's almost nothing in general (they have 4 km more to drive!). In 2011, they mostly worked on mine shaft 14 and that's where we are going.
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4 What Is Hidden Under Moscow Flowerbeds

What Is Hidden Under Moscow Flowerbeds

Some flowerbeds in Moscow guard amazing secrets. The photograph above has been taken 48 underground under one of the flowerbeds of the city. Enormous money was poured into all these underground complexes for J. Stalin but today they lost their significance and their current condition leaves much to be desired. Abandonment, darkness, dust… It is only people who sacrificed
their health and time to build these constructions who still keep some of their secrets in memory. The only place of this kind which managed to rise from the ashes is object #42 in Taganka which has been turned into a museum of the cold war. Below is a story of another underground facility, similar to object #42 but with a much sadder fate…
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0 Zagorsk Pumped Storage Station

Zagorsk Pumped Storage Station

Zagorsk Pumped Storage Station is located near Sergiev Posad, Russia. The project was approved in 1974, the first two generators operational in 1987 and the rest by 2000. Zagorsk-2 with a future installed capacity of 840 MW is currently being constructed adjacent to it. Each pumped storage station is a unique construction which allows preserving energy to supply the power system when necessary. People living in the region have an approximately similar schedule – they wake up in the morning and switch on the lights and their electrical appliances, boil
water for morning tea or coffee and this is when the region needs a lot of power. When people go to work, the energy-requirement decreases to rise again then they return home from work. The storage plant consists of two reservoirs located at different levels and a machinery hall in between.  At night, when people use little electricity, they pump water from the lower reservoir into the upper one. In rush hour, the water returns back to the lower reservoir turning the generators, thus producing electricity.
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6 Removal Of Snow From The Roof Of The Western Federation Tower

Removal Of Snow From The Roof Of The Western Federation Tower

The Federation Tower of the city of Moscow is a complex of skyscrapers that will turn into the highest building in Europe and one of the highest buildings in the world
after its construction is completed. The Western Tower of the complex has a unique roof in the form of a beak. We found out how they remove snow from the roof.
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9 Left After The Cold War

Left After The Cold War

Balaklava is crammed with unique military constructions built during the cold war. Today, we
want to take you to "Object 100", a missile complex which controlled the Black Sea.
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2 Subway Cars Production In Mytishchi, The Moscow Region

Subway Cars Production In Mytishchi, The Moscow Region

What comes to your mind when you think about the subway? Turnstiles, ticket offices, trains? Today, we want to take you
to Metrowagonmash, an engineering company in Mytishchi, the Moscow Region, to see how they make trains there.
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15 Cats Or Dogs?

Cats Or Dogs?

Dogs and cats have been enemies for ages. A cat that could not stay at home for long in the past is now tamed by people. A dog
has always been a loyal friend of a human being. Let us see whether women prefer seeing dogs or cats as their pets.
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