Having seen the title of the post, many probably thought that it would be about a wild, backward, medieval country with even worse living conditions than now. But you are wrong. Some time ago, it was an absolutely different country. Afghan women made a career in medicine, went to the movies and studied at the universities of Kabul. Afghan
factories produced fabrics and other goods. There was law and order and the government could implement such large infrastructure projects as the construction of hydroelectric plants and roads (though not without help from outside). Ordinary people had hope for the future... All this was destroyed by thirty years of war.
Lately considerable sums have been appropriated for roads repair in many Russian cities. However it seems
things haven't got forward an inch... The roads of the city of Pskov after 20-minute rain...
Do you know how to turn a simple sunflower seed into a piece of delicious meat? If not,
ask the Russians - some of them know nice ways of how to survive the crisis...
Welcome to Kuskovo Manor, the summer entertainment country-house of count Peter Sheremetiev which was intended for parties, celebrations and entertainments. For more than half a century beginning with 1739 and ending with 1792 count P.
B. Sheremetiev, son of Peter the Great’s associate Field-Marshal B. P. Sheremetiev, has built and decorated the manor. His summer residence was not inferior to the tsar’s palace in refinement and magnificence.
Uzbek men like gathering together in a tea-house where they can either order pilaf from local cooks or make it
themselves renting a place in the kitchen. Let's visit a typical Uzbek tea-house and enjoy the process of cooking.
On the 17th of July flight tests of the restored Soviet fight
monoplane Polikarpov I-16 were held at the Mochische airdrome.
One day spent at the 45th Separate Engineer Camouflage Regiment included demonstrative exercises
at the stadium and the shooting range. We offer you now to see the pictures taken there.
Year 1908... There isn't yet a hint of the First World War and the followed it revolution. The economy of the Russian Empire is rising. The metallurgical plant in neighboring Satka city has already been working for 150 years and the Uralian part
of the Trans-Siberian Railway has already been finished. In such favorable conditions, the aristocratic family of Mordvinovs decides to build a unique for those times enterprise - a power station and a plant in one bunch.
Today we'll visit the 90th special separate search battalion and see
that conditions of every day life there are becoming better.