One of the most intersting places in Yakutsk, Russia, is a museum of permafrost in the old tunnel which was drilled in 1989 for storage of foodstuffs. Later it was closed to be bought in 2008 by one local travel agency. Today it is a unique vault where the temperature of 5-10C is maintained all the year round. The museum walls are covered with hoarfrost, all the
earth is penetrated by ice streaks. It's a cool place for children, because there is a residence of Russian Santa there, adults prefer to spend time in the bar of the museum where vodka is served in ice shot glasses. Furthermore there is an exhibition of Yakut treasures at the place. Visitors can see diamonds of a quail egg size there.
We can treat museums in different ways, someone may believe nobody needs them and we don't have to live in the past, others suppose it's important to know and remember our history and culture. Some things should be remembered
not to happen in future, first of all it relates to museums devoted to WWII. There is a national museum of WWII in the foundation of the statue. We are going to see some pictures from there right now.
Yukhtinskaya parish does not exist today. It was situated on the territory of the Yaroslavl province and its terriotory belonged to the Sheremetyevs family. When the members of the family lived there there
were built more than fifteen churches, some of them have been preserved up to date despite the fact they are more than 300 years old. The churches we visited last time could be seen here.
Citizens of Stavropol, Russia, are against islamization of their city. While the local authorities do nothing about it, they try to struggle against Islam the ways the can. Thus, they decided to follow the example of citizens of a Spanish city Seville who buried a pig's body under the
construction site of a new mosque. According to the Islamic law this animal is evil and it profanes the place where a mosque is being built. The court repeatedly held that the construction of the mosque had to stop but it still continues. By the way the judge was Muslim too...