3 Amazing Caves of the Abandoned Carnallite Mine

Amazing Caves of the Abandoned Carnallite Mine

This abandoned salt cave located in the Perm region is unique and utterly interesting. Its walls are covered with psychedelic patterns "painted" with layers of carnallite - the mineral used for production of fertilizers. Normally it is yellow, white or reddish, but sometimes it can be blue or even colorless.
Some carnallite mines are still functioning there, but most of the tunnels are closed and one may get inside only if he has a permit from the authorities. These very pictures were taken by a photographer Mikhail Mishainik, 29, who spent more than twenty hours in the amazing cave.
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1 Toropets: the Small City of Churches

Toropets: the Small City of Churches

Perhaps Toropets with its "symphony of churches" remains one of the most beautiful small cities of Russia. Only one third of them have been preserved up to date since the pre-revolutionary time, so we can imagine how beautiful the city used to be then. The city was founded in 1074, so
it's one of the oldest in the country. By the way, Toropets is not so far from Moscow - only 400 km away, so maybe you'll have a chance to visit it. Blogger petrushanov with friends went even further and used a hexacopter for taking photos of Toropets from the height.
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3 Newly Painted Crosswalk on Red Square

Newly Painted Crosswalk on Red Square

Yes, it's Red Square in Moscow and it really has a crosswalk newly painted by robots specially created for housing and utility works. That's the main difference between people and robots - the first ones will probably have any doubts if they REALLY should do something
like this. But robots will do everything required by the command. They get provided with brooms, shovels, pails full of paint and do the job. By the way, Red Square is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and the authorities have to preserve its image.
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11 An Abandoned Naval Base in the Crimea

An Abandoned Naval Base in the Crimea

In the times of the Soviet Union it was a super secret naval base, but when the Crimea came under control of Ukraine it was destroyed and plundered. The base was located near Mirny settlement being one of the objects of the Black Sea Fleet. The garrison of the base had a regiment of amphibious aircrafts Be-12 and a
separate anti-submarine helicopter regiment represented by different modifications of Ka-25 and Ka-27 helicopters. Those vehicles used to participate in months lasting ocean trips and military missions aboard cruisers "Moscow" and "Leningrad". Take a look at the base the way it is today.
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0 The Mushroom Tunnel

The Mushroom Tunnel

Blogger kerrangjke has shared some pictures of an interesting place - the tunnel once used for growing mushrooms. Sacks
full of seeds, some equipment and remains of artificial lights are still there. This and more are inside the post.
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2 Interesting Armenia: the Trip to The Tatev Monastery

Interesting Armenia: the Trip to The Tatev Monastery

We are going to join blogger panzicov on his trip to the Tatev monastery in Armenia built back in the ninth century. In the medieval ages it was a cultural and education center of the
region, today it's a cool attraction for those who come this country. The way from Yerevan (the capital of Armenia) to the monastery is long, but it's worth overcoming!
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2 We Have a Nice Catch!

We Have a Nice Catch!

Winter fishing does not bring much in Egvekinot of Chukotka, Russia. But it does not upset locals because they may catch
crabs in winter! The process itself is rather entertaining. You can see it on the photos of blogger basov-chukotka.
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1 Is the Circus Really a Cruel Place? Lets Find It Out!

Is the Circus Really a Cruel Place? Lets Find It Out!

Many people think that circus is a place where animals suffer from cruelty and get tortured. Blogger lica-alica was actually one of them, she had seriously doubted if she would take her own children to a circus, the prison of all
animals, until she came to the Moscow Circus named after Nikulin to see with her own eyes how animals are treated there, how circus shows are rehearsed. Now she says she is going to come here again soon. With her kids.
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0 Beautiful Russian Architecture of Tomsk

Beautiful Russian Architecture of Tomsk

The city of Tomsk has very interesting genuinely Russian architecture that becomes especially beautiful when covered with clean
fresh snow. Right now we are going to join blogger untt and have a spring walk along the city for taking some pictures.
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18 Never Finished Crimean Nuclear Power Plant

Never Finished Crimean Nuclear Power Plant

The Crimean NPP was closed more than twenty five years ago and many questions remained unanswered.. Why was it closed? Why was it built? Why in the Crimea? Why did they reject the 80% finished project if
they had spent 750 million rubles (as per 1984)? Maybe it was because of the Chernobyl catastrophe? The Crimea has serious problems with electricity today and this NPP could solve them..
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