The Seige of Leningrad is one of the darkest pages in the history of the city. Severe winter 1941-42 finished what had been started by the merciless enemy. It was hard as hell for everyone, people were
starving or freezing to death, it seemed nothing could help them. But even in those terrible times some people didn't spare themselves trying to save poor animals of the Leningrad Zoo.
A Georgian monk Maxim has been living on a 40 meters high limestone monolith in Imeretia for twenty years. Katshiysky Pillar has been worshipped by locals since pre-Christian times as a place where a human
being can become closer to God. The church on the mountain was built between the VI and VIII centuries. It was found out in 1944 when only the foundation remained from all the structure.