Borovsk is a small and very old city located not far from Moscow. It's a unique place imbued with history and housing more than 50 churches. Until the recent moment, the city was virtually dying. Its condition was really bad and most of its population (15.000
people) moved to Moscow. Neither city nor church authorities wanted to restore it... Fortunately, there was an artist who wished to bring it to life. He painted people on the walls and windows of the buildings, and the city became alive again!
The fact that Krasnoyarsk has a subway or rather is under construction is not known to many. The project is underway and it is predicted to start operation in 2012 with 3 stations. The project is meant to have 3
lines and over 30 stations. The construction began way back in 1993, but due to lack of funds it was stalled. Currently, the construction has resumed and work is at full swing to meet the 2012 deadline.
FEMEN interrupted the opening ceremony of Europe Day in Ukraine. Two topless activists broke through the cordon and, in front of the mayor of Kiev and European ambassadors, unfurled a banner which said "Take us to Europe" and started demanding to stop the
circus ceremony. In this way they wanted to urge the EU officials to accept Ukraine as a European state with all the attendant legal consequences. As a result, both girls have been detained by the police in not quite a European way...
Have you ever seriously thought where water poured out into the sink or flushed into the toilet flows? And what happens to leftover food and our waste products which disappear in pipes? Even if you haven't, you've probably heard at least something of treatment facilities and maybe know that during the
cleaning process silt is obtained, which is then used for producing gas! Today we'll visit the Kuryanovsky water treatment plant in the south of Moscow and trace the way of sewage "from pipe to pipe". We'll also visit a mini thermoelectric plant running on biogas produced from silt.
On November 20, 2004 one Russian guy, Vitaly Kulikov, set a new world record for highest ever flight. He reached a height of 5470 m on a bunch of 800 toy balloons filled with helium. Thus, Vitaly broke the record of three years ago belonging to Ian Ashpole and included in the Guinness Book of Records. The Englishman managed to reach a height of only 3350 m. Besides,
he couldn't land his "aircraft" and had to use a parachute. Kulikov's flight was a greater success, even though it took place in really extreme conditions - a terrible blizzard struck on that day. The wind speed near the ground was more than 160 km/h. Even planes don't fly in such weather. They are simply blown away from the strip...