0 Russian Movie Industry: Mosfilm Studio

Russian Movie Industry: Mosfilm Studio

  The "Mosfilm" studio is the largest cinema production in Europe. Today it is the only studio in Russia, which is fully consistent with international standards and provides a full film production cycle. There are 15 film studios , studio tone , apple garden, duplex ponds, park, museum,
natural scenery opencast "Old Moscow",  a hotel and much more located on the territory. The Birthday of " Mosfilm " considered January 30, 1924 . Now it employs over 1,200 people and studio production capacity. It produces more than hundred films per a year.

2 Interiors of Winter Palace and Hermitage

Interiors of Winter Palace and Hermitage

The interiors of Russian Tsar's winter palace and Hermitage, located in St.
Petersburg, as they were during the times Tsar and his family used them.

2 St. Basils Cathedral from Inside

St. Basils Cathedral from Inside

The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, Kremlin, is a former church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin on the Moat or Pokrovsky Cathedral. IT was
built from 1555-61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. It has been the hub of the city's growth since the 14th centers and was the city's tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.

0 Leeches Growing Facility in Russia

Leeches Growing Facility in Russia

Medicinal leech therapy made an international comeback in the 1970s in microsurgery, used to stimulate circulation to salvage skin grafts and other tissue threatened by postoperative venous congestion, particularly in finger reattachment and reconstructive surgery of the ear, nose, lip, and eyelid.Other clinical applications of medicinal leech therapy include varicose veins, muscle cramps, thrombophlebitis, and osteoarthritis, among many varied conditions. The therapeutic effect is not from the blood taken in the meal, but from the continued and steady bleeding from the wound left after the leech has detached, as well as the
anesthetizing, anti-inflammatory, and vasodilating properties of the secreted leech saliva.The most common complication from leech treatment is prolonged bleeding, which can easily be treated, although allergic reactions and bacterial infections may also occur. International Centre for the Medicinal Leech was created on the basis that had been formed in 1937 with  association "Medpiyavka", which had leeches in the artificial pond near Udelnaya holiday village (Moscow region). If you are not sure you can tolerate images of live leeches then maybe you better don't go further than this!

8 Russian Army Has Landed on the Coast

Russian Army Has Landed on the Coast

   ...as part of a joint drill by the Russian Navy and the Navy Infantry. The drill included firing real shots, this time. As the official
blog of the  Russian Far East Navy says: "We have an increase of the drills recently, and this one included the Navy Infantry."

1 Russian Firemen of the Past

Russian Firemen of the Past

  Widescreen photos (after you click on them) of vintage Russian firemen. Their lives, their duties, the fires they were summoned to. The vintage fire
fighting equipment, cars, watchtowers. Their training drills and parades, fires in the cold winters and hot summers - all this after the jump.

1 Vintage Russian Easter Postcards

Vintage Russian Easter Postcards

  Keeping in mind that today is a day when both Easters - Orthodox and Western are celebrated, here are a few vintage Russian Easter postcards from
the times before the Revolution of 1917, as after it the holiday wasn't officially celebrated any more until the collapse of the USSR.

3 A Guided Tour into the Museum of the TU Planes

A Guided Tour into the Museum of the TU Planes

  The Design Bureau "Tu" was founded in 1922 by Andrei Tupolev. Since that time the bureau has developed about 300 projects of various types of
aircrafts. Planes with the inscription "Tu" on board still carry passengers and are guarding the Russian borders. Come on a tour inside.

3 Safety School for Kazakh Flight Attendants

Safety School for Kazakh Flight Attendants

 What does a flight begin with? The crew must serve passengers with a smile during the flight and what is more important, they must
ensure their safety in case of an emergency. This is how flight safety training for future stewardesses of "Air Astana" happens.

2 Old Watch Towers of Ingushetia

Old Watch Towers of Ingushetia

Yesterday, there was a post about copies of Towers of Ingushetia made by an enthusiast, and today here come the real world towers of Ingush warriors. You can click on the photos for the full size photos. As being said those are the towers of one local tribe Ozdoi out of late middle ages. Were used as watch
and defense towers. There is an interesting story about the construction process - each tower had to be finished in the span of one year. If the builders couldn't complete it in 365 days the unfinished tower was demolished or left abandoned as a sign of the weakness of the tribe.

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