English Russia » Economics http://englishrussia.com Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:28:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Shine and Horror of Russia at the Turn of the Ages: 1990s http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/shine-and-horror-of-russia-at-the-turn-of-the-ages-1990s/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/shine-and-horror-of-russia-at-the-turn-of-the-ages-1990s/#comments Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:52:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168568 These are photos that were taken at the turn of the ages in Russia. Early 1990s – when the old Communistic way of life suddenly ended and people found themselves in the new reality. Some could adapt, some couldn’t, some hate those … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/shine-and-horror-of-russia-at-the-turn-of-the-ages-1990s/feed/ 2 Russian Mi-8 helicopter production pictures http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/22/russian-mi-8-helicopter-production-pictures/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/22/russian-mi-8-helicopter-production-pictures/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:15:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164872 Russian blogger Zzhitel went to the once top secret military facility where legendary Soviet and now Russian MI-8 helicopters are produced. It is one of the most widely used helicopters in the world. Over 100 countries have them. This factory is 75 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/22/russian-mi-8-helicopter-production-pictures/feed/ 20 Almost abandoned Russian city – Sinegorye near Magadan Russia http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/05/almost-totally-abandoned-russian-city-sinegorye-in-magadan-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/05/almost-totally-abandoned-russian-city-sinegorye-in-magadan-russia/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 01:39:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=162092 This town in the Magadan region of Russia is called “Sinegorye” or “Blue Mountains”. A very nice name for a town, but in reality this is an almost completely abandoned place, and is now the size of a village. Its … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/05/almost-totally-abandoned-russian-city-sinegorye-in-magadan-russia/feed/ 11 Construction of the Great Volga Hydro Power Plant and Vintage Photos of Samara http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/17/construction-of-great-volga-hydro-power-plant-and-vintage-photos-of-samara/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/17/construction-of-great-volga-hydro-power-plant-and-vintage-photos-of-samara/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:07:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160910 Some vintage photos of the Samara region by Semyon Friedland, one of the renowned photographers of the 1950’s and1960’s – the era of Soviet renaissance, the country was developing at an extremely high pace,  building hundreds of new towns and cities, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/17/construction-of-great-volga-hydro-power-plant-and-vintage-photos-of-samara/feed/ 2 Leningrad – Large Turbine Plant http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/16/leningrad-huge-turbines-plant/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/16/leningrad-huge-turbines-plant/#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2015 20:17:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160820 Another blogger, Dmitri, has gone to a famous Leningrad factory – a place where the huge turbines and other parts for the nuclear power plants and other large components of Russian and foreign electro power plants are manufactured. If you … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/16/leningrad-huge-turbines-plant/feed/ 3 One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village http://englishrussia.com/2015/07/12/doctor-in-russian-village/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/07/12/doctor-in-russian-village/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:04:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=159994 In Russia doctors hardly earn millions. $10,000 a year is a dream for many. Normally they earn maybe half of this per year. This doctor in a village probably gets even less. Here is her life and her environment reviewed. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/07/12/doctor-in-russian-village/feed/ 31 Closed Shops and Cafes in Moscow Downtown http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/08/closed-shops-and-cafes-in-moscow-downtown/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/08/closed-shops-and-cafes-in-moscow-downtown/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 02:14:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156260 According to the rumors that are being spread in Russian social networks lately there are over 800 shops, cafes and so on have been closed in Moscow alone since the year started. They say that the main reasons might be … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/08/closed-shops-and-cafes-in-moscow-downtown/feed/ 10 Boris Yeltsin in American Supermarket http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/20/borist-yeltsin-in-american-supermarket/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/20/borist-yeltsin-in-american-supermarket/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:19:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155934 In 1989 Boris Yeltsin, at times just a Soviet parliament and High Council member, has visited United States of America with an unofficial visit. The program of the visit consisted of visiting different landmarks like a Lindon Johnes Space center … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/20/borist-yeltsin-in-american-supermarket/feed/ 27 Biggest in the World Open-Pit Coal Mine and its Giant Machinery http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/06/biggest-in-the-world-open-pit-coal-mine-and-its-giant-machinery/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/06/biggest-in-the-world-open-pit-coal-mine-and-its-giant-machinery/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:27:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155766 Do you see a bus on this picture? Look closer, it’s near that giant machine which they call “buck wheel excavator”. Wikipedia says its main purpose is: “to act as a continuous digging machine in large-scale open pit mining operations”. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/06/biggest-in-the-world-open-pit-coal-mine-and-its-giant-machinery/feed/ 16 Production of KA Helicopters http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/01/production-of-ka-helicopters/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/01/production-of-ka-helicopters/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 22:58:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=154712 Just a few fresh photos of Ka-52 “Alligator” helicopters being manufactured in the “AKK Progress” factory on the Russian Pacific coast. Just a few photos, if you are interested – take a look. Thanks to Yuri, who travelled there and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/01/production-of-ka-helicopters/feed/ 0 400 Meter Down Underground: A Potassium Mine http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/25/400-meter-down-underground-a-potassium-mine/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/25/400-meter-down-underground-a-potassium-mine/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:19:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=154542 Have you ever been 400 meters underground? It’s like the Empire State Building was flipped top side down and hammered into the ground as if it was a giant nail. Then, where its tip arrives is around 420 meters, so … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/25/400-meter-down-underground-a-potassium-mine/feed/ 1 Inside of a Rocket Engines University http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/22/inside-of-a-rocket-engines-university/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/22/inside-of-a-rocket-engines-university/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:30:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=154498 A guy has paid a visit to the Kharkiv University of Rocket Engine Building and saw what they had in the buildings for students to learn the mechanics of these things. He was really impressed with his visit, this is what he says: “In … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/22/inside-of-a-rocket-engines-university/feed/ 2 Nizhnekamsk: Russian Oil Refining Capital http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/21/nizhnekamsk-russian-oil-refining-capital/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/21/nizhnekamsk-russian-oil-refining-capital/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:06:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=154460 Nizhnekamsk is an industrial city in Russia, the largest oil refinery and chemical plant in the whole of Europe. The city is in the Tatarstan region of Russia, which has huge oil reserves – they say there will be enough … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/21/nizhnekamsk-russian-oil-refining-capital/feed/ 0 Soviet Exploration of the Unused Lands http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/17/soviet-exploration-of-the-unused-lands/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/17/soviet-exploration-of-the-unused-lands/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:31:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=154288 In Soviet times, it was kind of trendy among the young people to go to the “exploration of the new lands” – like the great campaign on gaining food independence of the Soviet Union – as they were importing grains … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/17/soviet-exploration-of-the-unused-lands/feed/ 11 Over Twenty Bank ATMs Were Lately Blown Up in Russia to Get Cash http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/12/over-twenty-bank-atms-were-lately-blown-up-in-russia-to-get-cash/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/12/over-twenty-bank-atms-were-lately-blown-up-in-russia-to-get-cash/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:38:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=154182 751f8ec816b00d58bfe991ea1d0c6872      What you see on this picture and on the other pictures inside of this post is the story that is being unfolded now in Russia (and Ukraine). Gangs  use new tactics to get money from the ATMs … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/12/over-twenty-bank-atms-were-lately-blown-up-in-russia-to-get-cash/feed/ 7 How Optical Sights Are Being Made? http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/24/how-optical-sights-are-being-made/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/24/how-optical-sights-are-being-made/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:27:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153688 Remember a few days ago we saw an abandoned place full of optical sights? Now we have optical sights for guns again but this time its not abandoned and they are not made yet. We will see how those are … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/24/how-optical-sights-are-being-made/feed/ 1 Soviet Privileged Shopping Stores for Foreigners http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/14/soviet-privileged-shopping-stores-for-foreigners/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/14/soviet-privileged-shopping-stores-for-foreigners/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:25:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153546 In Soviet times, things people could buy in stores were limited to mostly things of Soviet origin, and because it was the state that owned and controlled all the stores and all the manufacturing, the selection and quality was not … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/14/soviet-privileged-shopping-stores-for-foreigners/feed/ 8 People Still Live Here http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/06/people-still-live-here/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/06/people-still-live-here/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 22:36:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153330 Sevastopol, Crimea, 2014. You might not believe it, but people still live in these houses. That’s downtown Sevastopol and Asaratov visited this place to take some photos as he was both shocked and impressed. Wanna see what’s inside? Welcome here: … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/06/people-still-live-here/feed/ 8 Abandoned Sulfuric Acid Factory and a Lesson in Chemistry http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/02/abandoned-sulfuric-acid-factory-and-a-lesson-in-chemistry/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/02/abandoned-sulfuric-acid-factory-and-a-lesson-in-chemistry/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:04:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153044 A blogger calling himself Armahema has made an attempt to visit a recently abandoned factory which was making a highly corrosive tincture we know now by the name Sulfuric Acid. It looks like he got out of this location pretty … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/02/abandoned-sulfuric-acid-factory-and-a-lesson-in-chemistry/feed/ 8 Abandoned Miners Village in Siberia Mounts http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/20/abandoned-miners-village-in-siberia-mounts/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/20/abandoned-miners-village-in-siberia-mounts/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:24:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152522 These are lands where a lot of mining businesses operated during Soviet times and prisoners worked there. Gold and pewter was mined. At first, pewter was imported from England, then later they decided to mine it locally, so these popped … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/20/abandoned-miners-village-in-siberia-mounts/feed/ 7 Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/19/trip-to-a-traditional-cloths-and-fabric-making/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/19/trip-to-a-traditional-cloths-and-fabric-making/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:19:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152488 In the small village on the bank of the river there is still a factory which continues the tradition of old craftsmanship. Well, there is no real continuity as in 1927 it was converted into a communist owned factory with … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/19/trip-to-a-traditional-cloths-and-fabric-making/feed/ 5 Wood and Lumber Exhibition of Year 1900 http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/17/exhibition-of-year-1900/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/17/exhibition-of-year-1900/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:24:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152420 In the year 1900, the leading lumber and wood manufacturers came to St. Petersburg to participate in an exhibition of Russian wood industries. These are the things they brought with them. Come on inside to see what the exhibitions looked … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/17/exhibition-of-year-1900/feed/ 2 Weekend in Karjala http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/06/weekend-in-karjala/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/06/weekend-in-karjala/#comments Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:12:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=151984 Hope ya’ll having good weekend today. This is an idea of what your weekend could look like if you spend it in some of the tourist attraction areas of Karjala, or Karelia like its being called in Russia – a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/06/weekend-in-karjala/feed/ 9 A few KA-52 Copters http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/05/a-few-ka-52-copters/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/05/a-few-ka-52-copters/#comments Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:01:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=151944 A few shots of KA-52 “Alligator” helicopters and a couple of the new Mi-35M by Alexandr, just because they are cool machines. There was a day when military men demonstrated the equipment for local people and so he took the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/05/a-few-ka-52-copters/feed/ 1 Crazy War Aftermath http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/02/crazy-war-aftermath/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/02/crazy-war-aftermath/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:38:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=151686 1402816117_82319791  Just look how peaceful this picture is. It is a front of Lughansk airport. Look inside to see how it was quite and normal during its past days. And then see totally awful and terrorizing video on how this … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/02/crazy-war-aftermath/feed/ 20 An Ambulance http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/16/an-ambulance/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/16/an-ambulance/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:17:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=150764 14An ambulance from the roads of Karelia, Russia. Good thing – calling an ambulance is free for everyone. Another good thing – even this type of vehicle would transport real doctors to someone in need. Bad thing? The vehicle itself. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/16/an-ambulance/feed/ 16 Battleship Gangut, 1911 http://englishrussia.com/2014/07/01/battleship-gangut-1911/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/07/01/battleship-gangut-1911/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 04:30:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=148656 Even in our age of developed industrial technologies the appearance of the larger man made objects being assembled out of steel touches me, when the people working on the ship or submarine are hundreds of times smaller than the metal … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/07/01/battleship-gangut-1911/feed/ 4 The Pacific “Berkut” Oil Rig is the Biggest One http://englishrussia.com/2014/06/25/the-pacific-berkut-oil-rig-is-the-biggest-one/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/06/25/the-pacific-berkut-oil-rig-is-the-biggest-one/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:00:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=148484 1The platform “Berkut”, the installation of which will be completed in the next few days, is 25 kilometers from the northern part of Sakhalin Island, offshore in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, on the Russian Pacific coast. According to experts, after … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/06/25/the-pacific-berkut-oil-rig-is-the-biggest-one/feed/ 5 Karabash, the Darkest Place on the Planet http://englishrussia.com/2014/06/23/karabash-the-blackest-place-on-the-planet/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/06/23/karabash-the-blackest-place-on-the-planet/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 01:09:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=148446 In Russia, some people say the city of Karabash is the blackest point on the planet. As Dmitrij, the photographer writes: “Karabash is Southern Uralian Mars. It has all the signs of an extraterrestrial place – dead soil, covered with … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/06/23/karabash-the-blackest-place-on-the-planet/feed/ 10 Looters Raid a Hypermarket Store in Donetsk http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/30/looters-raid-a-hypermarket-store-in-donetsk/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/30/looters-raid-a-hypermarket-store-in-donetsk/#comments Sat, 31 May 2014 03:27:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=147634   The “Metro” hypermarket was looted in Donetsk, Ukraine. They say the store was left unattended after the battle that took place nearby. For three days it remained without personnel and guards and this fact was abused by locals. The … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/30/looters-raid-a-hypermarket-store-in-donetsk/feed/ 8 An Abandoned Mine from Ural Mountains http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/29/an-abandoned-mine-from-ural-mountains/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/29/an-abandoned-mine-from-ural-mountains/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 01:36:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=147584 Mr. Mishainik has visited an abandoned Ural mountain mine and got this photo set and a story: During World War 2 most of Russian mining was moved to Ural. The mining volumes escalated tremendously – resources were in high demand … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/29/an-abandoned-mine-from-ural-mountains/feed/ 5 How Diamonds Are Mined (in Russia) http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/20/how-diamonds-are-mined-in-russia-2/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/20/how-diamonds-are-mined-in-russia-2/#comments Tue, 20 May 2014 18:52:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=147210 Diamonds were formed more than 300 million years ago. Kimberlite magma formed at a depth of 20 or 25 km. Magma gradually rises along faults in the crust and when the upper layer can no longer hold back the pressure … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/20/how-diamonds-are-mined-in-russia-2/feed/ 3 Grannies of Astana Selling their Foods http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/05/grannies-of-astana-selling-their-foods/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/05/grannies-of-astana-selling-their-foods/#comments Tue, 06 May 2014 05:02:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=146606 Grannies of Astana, the Kazakh capital. Sometimes their only option to survive is to sell their homemade food on the streets. Some of them do it to save extra money and help their kids. Some of them are 70 – … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/05/grannies-of-astana-selling-their-foods/feed/ 4 Looting the Industrial Union in Donetsk, Ukraine http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/04/looting-the-industrial-union-in-donetsk-ukraine/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/04/looting-the-industrial-union-in-donetsk-ukraine/#comments Sun, 04 May 2014 19:06:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=146536 Protesters in Donetsk breaking into the office building of “Industrial Union of Donbass”, which is reportedly owned by the current Donetsk governor Taruta, who has been called “millionaire” and “oligarch” and appointed as a governor by the current Ukrainian authorities. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/04/looting-the-industrial-union-in-donetsk-ukraine/feed/ 25 Homeless Kids of Early USSR http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/28/homeless-kids-of-early-ussr/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/28/homeless-kids-of-early-ussr/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:39:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=146258   Homeless (street) children – a social phenomenon in which there is separation of children from families with the loss of permanent home. Hallmarks of homelessness are: complete cessation of contact with family and parents; living in places that not … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/28/homeless-kids-of-early-ussr/feed/ 13 Russian Diamonds Being Cut http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/23/russian-diamonds-being-cut/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/23/russian-diamonds-being-cut/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:08:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=146040 Russia is the worlds leading country in diamonds export and production. It has been said that Russian alone accounts for 27.85% of worlds diamond production. Unlike the African diamonds, when sometimes they are been called “Blood Diamonds” for the negative … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/23/russian-diamonds-being-cut/feed/ 1 Lviv Bus Factory http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/23/lviv-bus-factory/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/23/lviv-bus-factory/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:01:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=146038   The Lviv Bus Plant  is a Soviet and Ukrainian company, founded on May 21, 1945. At first, the plant produced shops on wheels, cranes, road trailers. In 1956 the plant  had produced the first bus LAZ-695 and since that … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/23/lviv-bus-factory/feed/ 1 Russia and Worlds Largest Iron Ore Field http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/19/russias-and-worlds-largest-iron-ore-field/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/19/russias-and-worlds-largest-iron-ore-field/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:36:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=145638 The Mikhailovsky Mining and Processing Plant is the second largest company of iron production for the steel industry in Russia. The plant is based in Michael’s field, located 100 kilometers to the north of the city of Kursk. The volume of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/19/russias-and-worlds-largest-iron-ore-field/feed/ 0 An Abandoned Factory Close to Moscow http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/17/an-abandoned-factory-close-to-moscow/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/17/an-abandoned-factory-close-to-moscow/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:14:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=145532 Some photos of an abandoned factory that is, as being reported, located not far from Moscow. The people who sneaked in said in their post, that the object itself is pretty unknown to mainstream lovers of abandoned places, so the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/17/an-abandoned-factory-close-to-moscow/feed/ 2 People in Obama Mask Robbed a Store in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/08/men-in-obama-mask-robbed-a-store/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/08/men-in-obama-mask-robbed-a-store/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:42:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=145114 Bkrn56vCQAAAuoT.png-largeIt was reported today that people dressed in Obama and Anonymous (Guy Fawkes) masks robbed a store in Krasnodar. The store is a 24/7 grocery store, whose name can be translated as “Speckled Hen”. The robbers, reportedly armed with a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/08/men-in-obama-mask-robbed-a-store/feed/ 8 Trip to the Gold Mining Village http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/04/trip-to-the-gold-mining-village/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/04/trip-to-the-gold-mining-village/#comments Sat, 05 Apr 2014 00:54:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=144786 Well, here is another blogger sharing photos of his road trip to a village. Let’s see what he says: “Whole village has no piece of paved road. Young mothers with baby carriages walk, and the dirt of passing cars goes … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/04/trip-to-the-gold-mining-village/feed/ 3 One of a Kind Vintage Soviet Panoramic Cinema http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/31/vintage-soviet-panoramic-cinema/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/31/vintage-soviet-panoramic-cinema/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:29:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=144054 A vintage Soviet panoramic cinema was found to be still working in Moscow. Here is a story about the place, as told by Irina M. who currently works there. The facility that was built in 1959 included twenty two cinema … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/31/vintage-soviet-panoramic-cinema/feed/ 5 Ukrainian Coal Miners Tough Work http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/25/ukrainian-coal-miners-tough-work/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/25/ukrainian-coal-miners-tough-work/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:36:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=143136 main_01      After these photos of coal miners getting back from their job were posted, a discussion sprung up in the comments about how much tougher working in a coal mine rather than in an office might be. Some … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/25/ukrainian-coal-miners-tough-work/feed/ 5 How Russian BTRs Are Being Assembled http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/24/how-russian-btrs-are-being-assembled/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/24/how-russian-btrs-are-being-assembled/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:43:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=143072 Here we get a chance to peek inside the factory that assembles BTRs, Russian military reconnaissance vehicles. It is a military oriented factory, so there is a special controlling unit making sure that you don’t capture in your viewfinder anything … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/24/how-russian-btrs-are-being-assembled/feed/ 10 Russian Communal Services Arrived to Crimea http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/17/russian-communal-services-cars-arrived-to-crimea/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/17/russian-communal-services-cars-arrived-to-crimea/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:59:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=142220 cr2A formation of Russian civil trucks representing different community services has arrived in Crimea today. It consisted of trucks and buses, such as: firefighter trucks, garbage collection trucks, street cleaning vehicles, city buses and ambulances – more than sixty vehicles … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/17/russian-communal-services-cars-arrived-to-crimea/feed/ 9 More Army Movements (Updated) http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/06/more-army-movements/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/06/more-army-movements/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:11:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=140748 mini-624-350-strict_4557c3dd9c2db65ed6f91875e12e097bMore movements of army units were spotted through different cities of Russia today. The photos are of the numerous army vehicles moving through Voronezh city. Also, after this post got published, we received some more photos from Astrakhan, where more … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/06/more-army-movements/feed/ 1 Enthusiast Puts Rubber Mats on Downtown Public Bus Stops http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/05/enthusiast-puts-rubber-mats-on-downtown-public-bus-stops/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/05/enthusiast-puts-rubber-mats-on-downtown-public-bus-stops/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:54:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=140656 kovrikAn enthusiastic Krasnoyarsk man, Anton, decided to solve the problem of the slippery icy and snowy surfaces that haunt the bus stops of the 13th largest Russian city, Krasnoyarsk, with a population of over one million people. For this purpose, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/05/enthusiast-puts-rubber-mats-on-downtown-public-bus-stops/feed/ 1 Largest Oil Refinery in Europe is on Fire http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/03/largest-oil-refinery-in-europe-is-on-fire/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/03/largest-oil-refinery-in-europe-is-on-fire/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:21:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=140306 img-20140303203504-781“Neftekamskneftehim” is the largest oil refinery in Europe. It is located in Tatarstan, Russia and today, at 7.00pm Moscow Time, dozens of firemen were urgently summoned as the oil giant started burning. More photos and videos inside.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/03/largest-oil-refinery-in-europe-is-on-fire/feed/ 30 Rare Photos of Soviet Planes Assembly http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/01/rare-photos-of-soviet-planes-assembly/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/01/rare-photos-of-soviet-planes-assembly/#comments Sun, 02 Mar 2014 06:42:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=140044 0_e4db0_bdd5d79c_XXLI doubt that during the Soviet era such photos could circulate freely because of fear of the theft of technology or industrial espionage. Nick Nilov, a photographer, was one lucky Soviet guy who was allowed to take various photos of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/01/rare-photos-of-soviet-planes-assembly/feed/ 7 Pillaged Residence of Ukrainian President http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/22/pillaged-residence-of-ukrainian-president/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/22/pillaged-residence-of-ukrainian-president/#comments Sun, 23 Feb 2014 02:52:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=139402 You might have already heard the news that the president of Ukraine has fled Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. If not then yes, that is the latest news from Ukraine. His private mansion was left without any guards on site, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/22/pillaged-residence-of-ukrainian-president/feed/ 16 Pacific Landfill http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/21/139334/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/21/139334/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:53:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=139334 0_7caed_220144b3_XLIt’s a landfill in Primorye – on the Pacific coast of Russia. They say in winter they receive 400 tons of trash daily. The stuff is being sorted by people and then goes either to recycling facilites or to be … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/21/139334/feed/ 0 A Flight Into The Future http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/a-flight-into-the-future/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/a-flight-into-the-future/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:11:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=138510 Let’s visit a new A350-900 XWB (MSN3) jetliner which is related to a family of new-generation aircraft that corresponds to the requirements of the market perfectly due to the size, range and comfort. The first flight took place in October … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/a-flight-into-the-future/feed/ 1 The Biggest Command Ship In The World http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/the-biggest-command-ship-in-the-world/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/the-biggest-command-ship-in-the-world/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:28:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=138504 The “Ural” was a command ship operated by the Soviet Navy. She was intended to be a communications vessel. The electronics and combat missions of this ship used to be closely guarded secrets. She could gather information about any sub-cosmic … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/the-biggest-command-ship-in-the-world/feed/ 6 Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/secrets-of-enamelware-manufacture/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/secrets-of-enamelware-manufacture/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:11:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=138494 Today we’ll go to a factory where the best enamelware in Russia is produced. Steel enamelware is perfect for cooking and storing food. Due to the enamel contact with metal is avoided. The factory features a cyclical turnaround producing even … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/secrets-of-enamelware-manufacture/feed/ 3 Power Station Building In the Soviet Times http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/30/power-station-building-in-the-soviet-times/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/30/power-station-building-in-the-soviet-times/#comments Fri, 31 May 2013 00:45:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=124040 You are about to see some old photographs of the Kashira SRPS (state regional power station) being built in the Soviet times. “The power plant is the heart of the industry”. “The task of the party is fulfilled – 900000 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/30/power-station-building-in-the-soviet-times/feed/ 0 Light In the Darkness http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/18/light-in-the-darkness/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/18/light-in-the-darkness/#comments Sun, 19 May 2013 05:28:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=123556 Approximately in the 1970s they started development of this pit for subsequent ore extraction for the Soviet metallurgy. Today the place is abandoned as thousands of others… “Miners! Do not lie here, nature should be respected!” “Passage”. via mishainik]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/18/light-in-the-darkness/feed/ 1 How to Grow Pikes http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/16/how-to-grow-pikes/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/16/how-to-grow-pikes/#comments Fri, 17 May 2013 05:17:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=123468 The ice and snow have already melted and for someone it means the time of pike. Right now you’ll see some photos from the place where this fish is grown. These guys found a small wooden shed close to the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/16/how-to-grow-pikes/feed/ 3 The Most Powerful Thermal Power Plant In Russia http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/05/the-most-powerful-thermal-power-plant-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/05/the-most-powerful-thermal-power-plant-in-russia/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 00:18:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=123102 Surgut state thermal power plant is one of the most powerful power plants in Russia. The CPP of high power functions within the system along with other large power stations and is located in Surgut, the Khanty-Mansiisk region of Russia. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/05/the-most-powerful-thermal-power-plant-in-russia/feed/ 1 Mining Anthracite of the Highest Quality http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/03/mining-anthracite-of-the-highest-quality/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/03/mining-anthracite-of-the-highest-quality/#comments Sat, 04 May 2013 00:20:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=123034 The Kolyvansky coal mine is situated in the Novosibirsk region. In 2011 its proven reserves amounted to 97 million tons of useful material. The mine will be used for forty eight years more. The mine belongs to the only coal … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/03/mining-anthracite-of-the-highest-quality/feed/ 2 The Old Copper Smelting Plants http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/01/the-old-copper-smelting-plants/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/01/the-old-copper-smelting-plants/#comments Thu, 02 May 2013 06:52:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=123030 “Karabashmed” is one of the oldest copper smelting plants of the South Ural located in the city of Karabash. The main activity of the plant is making blister copper from copper concentrate with a preliminary enrichment of copper-zinc ores and also … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/01/the-old-copper-smelting-plants/feed/ 5 Soviet Steam Car Powered With Wood: The First And The Last http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/14/soviet-steam-car-powered-with-wood-the-first-and-the-last/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/14/soviet-steam-car-powered-with-wood-the-first-and-the-last/#comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 01:37:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=122566 The unique truck we gonna tell you about appeared in 1949. People still remembered about severe war time when freighters had to perform their tasks with a shortage of liquid fuel – gasoline. Partially the problem was solved by gas-producer … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/14/soviet-steam-car-powered-with-wood-the-first-and-the-last/feed/ 16 Classified Eggs http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/09/classified-eggs/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/09/classified-eggs/#comments Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:34:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=122492 13655180847955I mean, eggs as classifieds. Recently a new trend appeared in some Russian cities to use the mass chicken egg production as a medium for a short text messages that can instantly reach thousands of people in the city overnight, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/09/classified-eggs/feed/ 5 Sermons In The Frost http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/03/sermons-in-the-frost/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/03/sermons-in-the-frost/#comments Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:43:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=122250 The Eastern Orthodox Church, the second largest Christian Church in the world, will celebrate Easter in May. But before that there are days of long fasting. Today we’ll look at the life of Russian priests who came to the northern … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/03/sermons-in-the-frost/feed/ 13 How the Sukhoi Superjets Are Being Built http://englishrussia.com/2013/03/27/how-the-sukhoi-superjets-are-being-built/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/03/27/how-the-sukhoi-superjets-are-being-built/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:20:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=122104 ssj-fa-01-bThese Superjets are the first passenger jet planes that are built after the formation of new Russia and also that is the first passenger plane of SU company which previously built only well known SU military jets. The 33rd airplane … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/03/27/how-the-sukhoi-superjets-are-being-built/feed/ 18 How Half Wool Yarn Is Made http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/19/how-half-woolens-are-made/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/19/how-half-woolens-are-made/#comments Tue, 19 Feb 2013 07:24:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=121554 What fabric is used for making uniforms worn by workers of administrative departments, railway companies and by schoolchildren? How woolens are made? To get answers to these questions we are at the Bryansk worsted factory. Worsted is rather different from … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/19/how-half-woolens-are-made/feed/ 0 Birth of a Bottle http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/06/birth-of-a-bottle/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/06/birth-of-a-bottle/#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2013 06:43:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=120590 Right now we are going to the large factory making bottles in Novosibirsk, Russia. The factory started its work in 1954 as a maker of optoelectronic devices, cathode-ray tubes for oscillography and television picture tubes. In 1994 the mass production … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/06/birth-of-a-bottle/feed/ 4 Where Gold Comes From, Part II http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/05/where-gold-comes-from-part-ii/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/05/where-gold-comes-from-part-ii/#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 03:07:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=120360 Last time we started to tell you how gold is mined in the Akmola region of  Kazakhstan. This time we are going to show how the precious metal is mined in East Kazakhstan by another company and what is needed … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/05/where-gold-comes-from-part-ii/feed/ 4 Old Weaving Mill As Creepy As It Can Be http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/05/old-weaving-mill-as-creepy-as-it-can-be/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/05/old-weaving-mill-as-creepy-as-it-can-be/#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:30:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=120354 Some Russian people still use products made at this mill. It used to be rather well-known, and it’s still well-known, but among those who like to visit industrial abandoned places. These are some pictures of this creepy and beautiful place. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/05/old-weaving-mill-as-creepy-as-it-can-be/feed/ 8 Can You Live a Life Like This? http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/05/can-you-live-a-life-like-this/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/05/can-you-live-a-life-like-this/#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:34:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=120326 While some people are mastering nanotechnologies and launching satellites, others live an old life or a bit worse. Only about 100 people remained in the village of Novoyemakovka in the Omsk region. They have no Internet or mobile connection, and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/05/can-you-live-a-life-like-this/feed/ 16 Hi Tech Oil Scouts Deep In Siberian Woods http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/29/hi-tech-oil-scouts-deep-in-siberian-woods/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/29/hi-tech-oil-scouts-deep-in-siberian-woods/#comments Wed, 30 Jan 2013 05:09:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=119472 post-2-13594619366390Seismic exploration includes geophysical methods of studying the Earth’s crust, which are based on the study of artificially excited elastic waves. Seismic exploration is used to study the deep structure of the Earth and to find deposits of minerals (mainly … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/29/hi-tech-oil-scouts-deep-in-siberian-woods/feed/ 6 The Lost Land http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/29/the-lost-land/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/29/the-lost-land/#comments Wed, 30 Jan 2013 02:38:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=119444 The project called “Lost Chukotka” is an attempt to preserve the history of Chukotka of the twentieth century. This land used to have its settlements, its own culture, industry, military power, it was the place where many people tried to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/29/the-lost-land/feed/ 6 Pilot Project: 25000 Toyota Suvs a Year http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/27/pilot-project-25000-toyota-suvs-a-year/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/27/pilot-project-25000-toyota-suvs-a-year/#comments Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:10:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=119190 Last week there started a new pilot project of Toyota Land Cruiser Prado manufacture. They plan to make up to twenty five thousand Japanese offroad cars a year. According to the workers of the factory, the average time for each … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/27/pilot-project-25000-toyota-suvs-a-year/feed/ 1 Business Idea: Grow Oysters in Your Garage http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/17/business-idea-grow-oysters-in-your-garage/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/17/business-idea-grow-oysters-in-your-garage/#comments Fri, 18 Jan 2013 04:10:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=118463 Today we are going to see how seafood is grown in a Russian city Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. It where you are served such tasty oysters and where you can visit a special farm these oysters come from. They grow seafood in this … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/17/business-idea-grow-oysters-in-your-garage/feed/ 3 Huge Factory Doomed to Decay http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/16/huge-factory-doomed-to-decay/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/16/huge-factory-doomed-to-decay/#comments Thu, 17 Jan 2013 03:52:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=118306 We are back at the ZIL factory which still stands not far from Moscow. This factory used to make heavy equipment and trucks but today it looks decaying. The place impresses with its size and gloomy atmosphere. They still make … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/16/huge-factory-doomed-to-decay/feed/ 1 How Smoked Cheese Is Made http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/14/how-smoked-cheese-is-made/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/14/how-smoked-cheese-is-made/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:07:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=118161 Smoked cheese “suluguni” is quite good as a snack for beer. Its shape resembles threads or macaroni. Here you may see how such cheese is made in Abakan, Khakassia. Cheers!]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/14/how-smoked-cheese-is-made/feed/ 12 Where Gold Comes From http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/08/where-gold-comes-from/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/08/where-gold-comes-from/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 06:39:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=117666 This place is in the Akmola region, Kazakhstan. Here gold is mined. The history of the mine reflects the history of the country itself. It underwent declines and stagnation but finally it managed to revive. There used to be a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/08/where-gold-comes-from/feed/ 17 Soviet Farming In Pictures http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/07/soviet-farming-in-pictures/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/07/soviet-farming-in-pictures/#comments Tue, 08 Jan 2013 04:01:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=117354 Modern agraculture is much different from what it was like dozens of years ago. So it makes it even more interesting to see what it was like in the Soviet times. The pictures were taken by photographers of “Life” magazine. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/07/soviet-farming-in-pictures/feed/ 3 The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/07/the-city-where-one-can-get-an-apartment-for-free/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/07/the-city-where-one-can-get-an-apartment-for-free/#comments Tue, 08 Jan 2013 03:25:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=117340 Ukrainsk, the city of Ukraine, was once popular for giving out abandoned apartments for free. After the serious accident the mine “Ukraine” failed to fully restore. People left and abandoned their apartments. Those who stayed live on a pension, some … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/07/the-city-where-one-can-get-an-apartment-for-free/feed/ 35 Abandoned Foundry Number 6 http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/04/abandoned-foundry-number-6/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/04/abandoned-foundry-number-6/#comments Sat, 05 Jan 2013 01:26:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=116748 Factories are wonderful and we can visit them endlessly. One year replaces another but we still like to come to places abandoned years ago or operating ones. This is foundry № 6 of one industrial giant company. “They fought and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/04/abandoned-foundry-number-6/feed/ 7 Two Large Russian Shipyards http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/03/two-large-russian-shipyards/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/03/two-large-russian-shipyards/#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2013 06:12:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=117003 Here are some photos from the two largest shipyards of Saint-Petersburg: “Baltic shipyard” and “Admiralty Shipyards”. The second one is one of the oldest shipyards in all Russia. It is also the first industrial company of St. Petersburg (since 1704). … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/03/two-large-russian-shipyards/feed/ 4 One Day of a Garbage Truck Driver http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/02/one-day-of-a-garbage-truck-driver/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/02/one-day-of-a-garbage-truck-driver/#comments Thu, 03 Jan 2013 02:34:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=116912 Every day citizens of Minsk throw tons of garbage away: on the pavement and into special containers. We are going to spend one day with a person whose job is to keep the city clean. Andrey starts his working day … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/02/one-day-of-a-garbage-truck-driver/feed/ 11 Large Russian Factory Making Aircraft http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/28/one-of-the-largest-russian-factories-making-aircrafts/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/28/one-of-the-largest-russian-factories-making-aircrafts/#comments Sat, 29 Dec 2012 03:55:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=116547 Ulyanovsk is a city on the Volga river where the main transportation routes intercross. It is also the place of major air routes from Europe and the European part of Russia to Siberia, to the Russian Far East and Asia. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/28/one-of-the-largest-russian-factories-making-aircrafts/feed/ 3 Abandoned Northern Navy Base http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/28/abandoned-base-of-the-russian-northern-fleet/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/28/abandoned-base-of-the-russian-northern-fleet/#comments Sat, 29 Dec 2012 03:44:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=116491 We cannot say where this object is located and we do not know its history. We can only see what you see with your eyes. The huge abandoned construction – rusty but impressive – that attracts with its gloomy atmosphere. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/28/abandoned-base-of-the-russian-northern-fleet/feed/ 13 New Cooperative Society http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/25/new-cooperative-society/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/25/new-cooperative-society/#comments Wed, 26 Dec 2012 05:06:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=116277 On the 26th of May, 1988 there was adopted the law that permitted cooperatives to deal with any legal activities, including trade. It was expected that cooperatives would eliminate trade deficit and lead to improved quality of service but what … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/25/new-cooperative-society/feed/ 4 The Huge Fertilizer Plant That Does Not Function Today http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/25/the-huge-fertilizer-plant-that-does-not-function-today/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/25/the-huge-fertilizer-plant-that-does-not-function-today/#comments Wed, 26 Dec 2012 02:52:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=116249 This plant “Kormofos” occupies the huge territory of sixty hectares. It’s located not far from the city of Voskresensk, Russia. Today it does not function anymore. But it’s hard to call the place abandoned, because it almost has not been … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/25/the-huge-fertilizer-plant-that-does-not-function-today/feed/ 1 How They Make Sausage In Moscow http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/23/how-they-make-sausage-in-moscow/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/23/how-they-make-sausage-in-moscow/#comments Mon, 24 Dec 2012 03:44:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=116138 The Moscow meat packing plant “Cherkozovsky” formed in the 1970s is one of the Russian leaders producing meat and sausage products today. Today we are going to visit the plant and see how they work. This is a refrigeratory. From … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/23/how-they-make-sausage-in-moscow/feed/ 0 The Plant Making Locomotives http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/20/the-plant-making-locomotives/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/20/the-plant-making-locomotives/#comments Fri, 21 Dec 2012 04:22:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115972 “Ural Locomotives” is a railway engineering company in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, not far from Yekaterinburg, Russia. It produces freight electric locomotives and freight electric locomotives. We are about to walk along its shops. The production faxilities are intended for making 120 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/20/the-plant-making-locomotives/feed/ 2 The Largest Supplier of Polyethylene In Russia http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/19/the-largest-supplier-of-polyethylene-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/19/the-largest-supplier-of-polyethylene-in-russia/#comments Thu, 20 Dec 2012 04:28:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115914 “KazanOrgSintez” is one of the largest companies of the chemical industry in Russia. It is very important for the development of Tatarstan economy. Today the company produces polyethylene, polyethylene pipes, phenol, acetone, ethylene glycol, ethanolamines, bisphenol, polycarbonate and other products … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/19/the-largest-supplier-of-polyethylene-in-russia/feed/ 3 Walking Down the Spiral http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/19/walking-down-the-spiral/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/19/walking-down-the-spiral/#comments Thu, 20 Dec 2012 02:52:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115891 There are some places where you want to come back again and again. And not because they are too interesting or unusual but because they are too big to see everything in one visit.This is one of them. After dull … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/19/walking-down-the-spiral/feed/ 2 Abandoned Water Cooling Towers http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/17/abandoned-water-cooling-towers/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/17/abandoned-water-cooling-towers/#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2012 02:24:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115724 These water-cooling towers are abandoned today and it seems nobody is guarding the objects, only some dog is barking nearby. They stand unneeded but still look impressive. The water is warm, probably it flows here from other towers which still … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/17/abandoned-water-cooling-towers/feed/ 1 Time Of Free Trade http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/10/time-of-free-trade/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/10/time-of-free-trade/#comments Tue, 11 Dec 2012 02:16:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115305  On the 29th of January, 1992 Boris Yeltsin accepted and signed the decree on free trade. Soon hundreds of thousands of traders appeared in the streets of the Russian cities. People habitually called them “speculators”. Of course, some of them … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/10/time-of-free-trade/feed/ 22 A Tour to The Capital of Uzbekistan http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/09/a-tour-to-the-capital-of-uzbekistan/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/09/a-tour-to-the-capital-of-uzbekistan/#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2012 04:00:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115263 Now you are going to travel to the city of Tashkent in the sunny Uzbekistan and see its architecture, some places of interest, local people, colorful markets and some more. Tashkent is 2200 years old, its population is about 2,5 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/09/a-tour-to-the-capital-of-uzbekistan/feed/ 10 At the Helicopter Repair Plant http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/09/at-the-helicopter-repair-plant/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/09/at-the-helicopter-repair-plant/#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2012 02:24:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115233 We are at the specialized company that repairs helicopters of the state and civil aviation.  ­­ Its history started in January, 1942. From the very beginning it was intended to repair aircrafts and their engines but in 1977 it was … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/09/at-the-helicopter-repair-plant/feed/ 0 What Business Can Be Arranged In the Nuclear Missiles Depot? http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/what-business-can-be-arranged-in-the-nuclear-missiles-depot/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/what-business-can-be-arranged-in-the-nuclear-missiles-depot/#comments Fri, 07 Dec 2012 07:12:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115173 In the Grodnensk region of Belarus, not far from Minojty village, there used to be a secret military base in the Soviet times. For many years nuclear missiles had been stored there. In 1997 all the depots and premises were … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/what-business-can-be-arranged-in-the-nuclear-missiles-depot/feed/ 13 Felt Boots Made In Belarus http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/06/felt-boots-made-in-belarus/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/06/felt-boots-made-in-belarus/#comments Fri, 07 Dec 2012 06:23:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115180 Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters Reuters correspondent took pictures of the production of felt boots at the Smilovichi felting factory, which is located in the town called Smilovichi not far from Minsk, Belarus. They have been felting boots here for the third century … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/06/felt-boots-made-in-belarus/feed/ 6 Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/05/ruins-of-a-once-prosperous-plant/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/05/ruins-of-a-once-prosperous-plant/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2012 02:35:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115080 This tungsten-molybdenum plant gave life to the city of Tyrnyauz of Kabardino-Balkaria on the last year of WWII. But so long ago it totally became bankrupt. The government promises to restore it but you will see that there is already … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/05/ruins-of-a-once-prosperous-plant/feed/ 6 Who Lives Well In Africa? http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/03/who-lives-well-in-africa/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/03/who-lives-well-in-africa/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 02:50:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=114952 bigIn Liberia he is a local celebrity. Sergey Chernyshev is the only white Ukrainian who drives a red “Hummer” there. He moved to this western African country three years ago and opened a casino there. He says he had no … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/03/who-lives-well-in-africa/feed/ 8 The Story of One Armor Repair Plant http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/02/the-story-of-one-armor-repair-plant/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/02/the-story-of-one-armor-repair-plant/#comments Mon, 03 Dec 2012 02:12:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=114843 This is a photo story of one armor repair base – from the times of its prosperity to its decay. The base was decided to be built in 1936. Soon Repair Base 77 appeared in the Russian Far East, the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/02/the-story-of-one-armor-repair-plant/feed/ 18 Old Moscow Photo Collection http://englishrussia.com/2012/11/30/old-moscow-photo-collection/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/11/30/old-moscow-photo-collection/#comments Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:33:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=114462 Last week we showed you a nice set of pictures of the Russian capital before the revolution. Today it is turn of color photographs of old capital. The previous photo collection can be found here. This is traffic police. It … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/11/30/old-moscow-photo-collection/feed/ 13 Sarcophagus For the Exclusion Zone http://englishrussia.com/2012/11/29/sarcophagus-for-the-exclusion-zone/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/11/29/sarcophagus-for-the-exclusion-zone/#comments Fri, 30 Nov 2012 05:11:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=114762 A huge sarcophagus is being built at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. When the work is finished in 2015, the great arch structure will be taken to the existing “Shelter” on rails and fixed over it. During the first stage … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/11/29/sarcophagus-for-the-exclusion-zone/feed/ 17