0 Houses of the Russian North

Houses of the Russian North

Vologda region of Russia has a special type of village houses that can never be seen in the central or southern parts of the country. They look gloomy and monumental.
Their foundation is a timber blocking which is naturally beautiful and simple. It's the lack of rich external decorations that makes these houses special.
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2 The Story of Orphan Manul Kittens

The Story of Orphan Manul Kittens

Two domestic cats from the Daurskiy nature reserve (Baikal, Russia) became mothers of four accidentally found manul (Pallas) kittens.
Their birthmother was probably scared away by people who came to the abandoned livestock farm where the animals were living.
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6 Kiev Situation Update

Kiev Situation Update

New pictures from Kiev, the city where the
situation is still not calming down.
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2 Manned Submersibles Mir 1 and Mir 2

Manned Submersibles Mir 1 and Mir 2

"Mir" is a series of the Russian scientific and research manned submersibles intended for oceanographic
research and rescue operations. Few people know that they were built in Finland for the USSR.
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2 How Toothpaste Tubes Are Made

How Toothpaste Tubes Are Made

You have seen many different production materials and reports, but we still do not
know how many things of our daily use are made. For example, toothpase tubes.
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2 Russian Chuck Norris at the Fuelling Station

Russian Chuck Norris at the Fuelling Station

You can actually see it
from 00:20 if you hurry.
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1 Fish Cans Making in Russia

Fish Cans Making in Russia

Pictures from the canning factory in
Primorye, Russia, the region rich in fish.
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9 The Ancient Armenian City of 1001 Churches

The Ancient Armenian City of 1001 Churches

Ani is an ancient Armenian city but today it is located on the territory of Turkey. Founded over 1600 years ago it became the capital of the Armenian Kingdom of Ani. In the eleventh century it was populated by more than 100 thousand people. In the following centuries handreds of
times it was invaded by Byzantine emperors, Ottomans, nomadic Kurds, Armenians, Georgians... By the 1300s Ani was devastated and fully abandoned by the 1700s. In 2010 the Global Heritage Fund identified Ani as one of 12 worldwide sites most "On the Verge".
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3 Apocalypse In Kiev

Apocalypse In Kiev

Kiev on the pictures of a Ukrainian artist and illustrator Ivan Khivrenko looks very
apocalyptic. Let us compare them to the real scenes we can see in the city today.
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1 Military Arctic Objects of the Soviet Time

Military Arctic Objects of the Soviet Time

Since the 1950s there have been built some military objects on the Frantz Josef Land islands including Graham Bell island. They were aimed to protect the polar territories from a possible invasion from the American side. It was an important mission so
many samples of new Soviet equipment were brought there for building and testing the objects. These radar stations standing on the islands of Graham Bell Land were among those objects, they are still in a rather good condition.
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