3 Inhabitants Of The White Sea

Inhabitants Of The White Sea

This summer the White Sea was filled with jelly-fish. A jelly-fish has 24 eyes and its body consists of water for 95%. As soon as the creature comes to the coast in
a wave it dies getting dried in the sun without water. The photos below were taken during a small excursion into the world of the beautiful creatures. 
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21 Downshifting In Russia

Downshifting In Russia

Not far from the busy and crowded Moscow there appear new settlements of people who leave big cities and refuse usual comforts, make their first steps to countryside life. Some of them live here all year around, others part of a year. They develop permanent agriculture, build adobe and straw houses, apply
alternative energy resources, ranch. This trend is new to Russia and is yet developing. Not everyone can buy a house or practice in construction of it for several months. Nevertheless the settlements become bigger, new people keep coming. We gonna show one of such settlements called "Glorious".
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7 The Wild Twisted River of Russia

The Wild Twisted River of Russia

Kotuikan river is located in the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia. It is 237 km (147 miles) long. Its catchment area is almost four thousand square kilometres (2,5 thousand of miles). In summer the river becomes more shallow and its body starts
looking different. The twisted artery cuts the Anabar plateau into intricate patterns, reveals ancient rock formations and attracts numerous tourists who should put their tents high over the water and fix their rafts well.
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17 Hunting Some Phesants For Dinner

Hunting Some Phesants For Dinner

Hunting used to be essential for life in the past as it saved people from hunger and cold. Today it is mainly used for entertainment. A hunting ground next to Atyrau, Kazakhstan that was opened last spring offers anyone to become a hunter. Hunting has never been that easy. It rather looks like a shooting range,
but instead of plastic rabbits you get live phesants grown specially at a farm. When a client arrives a phesant is let into the open space fenced from both sides where the bird even has no trees to sit on. The scared birds rush away from a next group of the armed visitors with dogs.
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11 Against the Laws of Physics

Against the Laws of Physics

Strange things are happening in the Obluchensky district of the Jewish Autonomous Region of Russia (yeah there is one):
the stream flows uphill breaking all the laws of physics! One of the locals has shot several videos to prove it.
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1 Most Ecological Lawnmower is a Rabbit Lawnmower

Most Ecological Lawnmower is a Rabbit Lawnmower

These days the environment conservancy awareness is at the rise. More and more ways to go green appear worldwide, replacing the traditional but nature unfriendly methods of doing things with more greener ones. Not to miss that, one Russian inventor reportedly started a production of the most green lawnmowers one can imagine. The idea was to build a large size mobile rabbit cage without the flooring inside. It could fit enough rabbits and cover some part of the
lawn for a few hours while rabbits eat. Then in a few hours its being moved to another neighbor spot and then stays there for a few hours more while rabbits finnish all the grass around. The more rabbits you have inside the faster this "lawnmower" works. At a good pace you can get your yard mowed just in one day, wasting zero gas and chilling around while it mows itself. Also no annoying noise is being heard while it works.
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47 The City That Used to Be Japanese

The City That Used to Be Japanese

Kholmsk is a city in the Far East of Russia located on the south-western coast of Sakhalin island. It contains two sea ports that are never
frozen and was founded in 1870. The place is inhabited by followers of different confessions such as orthodoxy, catholicism, Buddhism, etc.
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6 A Northern Russian City of The Soviet Period

A Northern Russian City of The Soviet Period

These are the photos of Soviet Arkhangelsk and its neighborhood. The city was formerly known as Archangel. It is
located next to the exit into the White Sea. It had been the chief seaport of medieval Russia until 1703.
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29 Photo Manipulations In The USSR

Photo Manipulations In The USSR

Contemporary news agencies are often blamed for photo manipulations. It started long ago in fact. Back in the times of WWII graphic artists learnt to distor reality and show what they wanted to show but not what really had happened. Thus, they often added excessive Nazi atrocities, terrible ruins and looting to fill papers with horrifying images. However we do not have to exclude that such atrocities and other terrific events could
really happen, it was just difficult to catch them with a camera due to their spontaneity. Photographers were rarely in a right time and in a right place. It's today when everyone has a cameraphone we can shoot everything we see. Photo manipulations as an instrument of propaganda is claimed to be natural. Below you will see some photos taken during WWII that underwent montage for the purpose of propaganda.
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0 The City That Used To Be A Fortress

The City That Used To Be A Fortress

Samara is a nice city that has many worth-visiting high-level and underground places. The city is located on the left bank of the Volga river at the site where it is united with the Samara river. 1 166
million people inhabit the city being actually the six biggest inhabited area in Russia. It was founded as a fortress in 1586. Its symbol is the promenade which is the longest in Russia.
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