0 The World Biggest Source of Amber

The World Biggest Source of Amber

Do you know where amber is taken from? Do you know that people have been extracting amber for fifty million years? It all began in the paleogene period with the extreme rise of temperature. Heat and high humidity turned the planet into a botanical garden full of amazing plants emitting resin through bark. Oxidizing bark
got hardened and became the part of the "amber forest". Today the "fruits" of "amber forests" are gathered in eleven places of the world. The biggest source of sunstone is located in Russia, in the Kaliningrad region. According to experts 90% of all global amber reserve is concentrated here.

3 People Getting Ready for Easter

People Getting Ready for Easter

Blogger Marina Lystseva aka fotografersha has made a trip from Yaroslavl to Rybinsk, Russia, to witness
people's preparations for the religious holiday of Easter. Some of her photos are presented inside the post.

5 Final Hours of Yuri Gagarin Before the First Flight to Space

Final Hours of Yuri Gagarin Before the First Flight to Space

The rocket was delivered to the launching site on April 11, at 5 a.m. They had previously done everything they had to according to the instructions. All
responsible persons put their signatures in the log under description of every operation and kept saying "not to speak too soon but I have no remarks".

2 Tactical Exercises of an Air Assault Unit

Tactical Exercises of an Air Assault Unit

Blogger smitsmitty has made cool photos of tactical exercises of an air assalt unit in Primorye, Russia. The trainees were
practising parachuting, landing on railway transport, on a big craft, on an unimproved shore for the bridgehead capture.

6 New Exhibition Devoted to the War in Ukraine Opens in Moscow

New Exhibition Devoted to the War in Ukraine Opens in Moscow

The Moscow exhibition center of VDNKh invites visitors to see the new expositions devoted to the war in Ukraine. They have collected material evidence taken from the combat zone in Donbas. The admittance is free but some
fragments of the expositions have an age limit 18+. The exhibition does not answer the questions why it all happened but creates an atmosphere of horror, despair and pain Donbas is currently living in.

0 Wonderful Attractions of Kamchatka

Wonderful Attractions of Kamchatka

Igor Shpilenok, whose photographs have often been published on our website, has presented his project "The Kamchatka, I love". It is full of beautiful images taken in the Kronotsky nature reserve, in the Valley of Geysers, at the caldera of Uzon
volcano, in the tundra and at the Kurilsk lake. Making such photos is a hard job that involves a continuous struggle with adverse weather conditions, photo equipment failures and the danger to be eaten by wild animals...

1 Liberation of Odessa

Liberation of Odessa

On April 10, 1944 in the result of the Odessa operation executed from March 26 to April 14, 1944, the Ukrainian troops under the lead of general R. Malinovskiy
liberated the city of Odessa from the nazi occupation. Its a significant holiday for all Odessa citizens, especially at such a difficult time for all Ukraine.

4 Life In The Moldavian Countryside

Life In The Moldavian Countryside

This post is about life in the Moldavian countryside, about ordinary villagers who work hard to the benefit of the country's economy. Blogger 3boi has visited some of them and found that the people are thinking of upcoming elections in autumn 2015, they actually have a choice, to be with Europe or with Russia. Young people mostly tend to look west, older ones tend to
support pro-Russian politics. In fact the results of the elections are already known, but it's hard to say how they will change the life of these villagers. Perhaps, no matter what, they still will be hospitable and cheerful. They cook tasty food and drink wine instead of water, it's a part of their culture, it's going to remain unchanged.

1 Peter And Paul Cathedral In Kazan

Peter And Paul Cathedral In Kazan

Blogger mihael-uwoo visited the Peter and Paul Cathedral of Kazan and shared his interesting images. The Orthodox Cathedral is built in the style of
Russian baroque that was rather popular in the epoch of Peter the Great. As you can see it has unusual windows and beautifully decorated facades.

0 Vorkuta: the Notorious Exile Destination

Vorkuta: the Notorious Exile Destination

It's an abandoned area of Vorkuta called Rudnik ("Mine"). The city itself started to grow from this very place. Rudnik settlement, founded in 1931, and Vorkuta are divided by a river, on its left bank is a
monument to everyone who served their sentence for nothing. In fact "Vorkuta" became a common noun In Russia to refer a place of exile and hard labor, including the one of the Stalin's epoch.

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