Kadykovsky quarry became famous for its flux limestone of a very high quality. But when the place started to be flooded it got abandoned and soon was forgotten. A new project called "Balaklava Green" worth 2 billion dollars is going to bring second life to the quarry. They want to create a resort area here, build hotels,
SPA-centers etc. But for now it's just a shelter for seagulls and ravens that like to enjoy this lake with blue water. The territory of the quarry is closed, by the way. It's forbidden to approach the lake due to the possible danger of rockslides. But the author of these photos took the risk anyway...
Yekaterinburg is a bright city where comparatively ambitious construction projects are being realized. It became the first Russian provincial city where appeared buildings higher than 50 storeys. The capital
of Ural is a large financial and industrial centre, it is the fourth Russian city according to the number of its population. Right now we are going to have an air tour over Yekaterinburg.
We have already written about the Chiryurtskaya hydropower plant (1, 2). Now you are about to see how its water intake is arranged and how Gelbakhskaya hydro power plant is concerned. But let's refer to some history first. In the central mountains of Dagestan, at the confluence of the Avar and Andi Koisu forms a
rapid river Sulak. This is one of the largest river systems of Dagestan with its total length of 144 km (89,5 miles). The complex of the Chiryurtskiye hydro power plants includes three power plants: Chiryurtskaya HPP -1, Chiryurtskaya HPP -2 and Gelbakhskaya HPP (Chiryurtskaya HPP -3).