6 Wild Nature of Russia 2012

Wild Nature of Russia 2012

"National Geographic Russia" magazine and the Russian geographic community have held a photo contest "Wild Nature of Russia 2012". The photos must be taken all over Russia and feature
landscapes, wild animals in natural habitat, underwater shots etc. Only Russians can participate in the contest. Below are some photos from the contest held last year.
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2 Some Sweets For a Bear

Some Sweets For a Bear

They feed bears right on the road. Bears don't come alone, lots of them get used to get some tasty human food. There is a belief that if a bear once tries one of those he would return back
for more again and again... and if one day they don't find the treats an unlucky human can experience true bear food addiction rage. Though till then it looks like fun...
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45 Fossils That Witnessed Creation of the World

Fossils That Witnessed Creation of the World

We aren't going to bother you with plenty of scientific information. It's the interest of geochronology specialists. We'll just say that the river of Taimyr - Kotuikan has shredded Anabarskoye plateau and exposed the geological strata that had formed three and a half billion years ago. The former bottom
of the Archean sea turned into sedimentary rock and having destroyed under the impact of water and wind it reveals fossilized lamellar stomatolithic formations. Their shapes are rather weird: some resemble a football, others - a tortoise shell... Nature is still the best artist...
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2 Having Fun Around, Part 1

Having Fun Around, Part 1

Recently in Samara one could notice people flying over the Volga river - one of the widest rivers of Europe - with some strange equipment. The equipment turned out to be called "flyboard" and was brought from France for 15 thousand dollars. Approximately the same sum was required to make it work in full
force. The guys who had a chance to use it say that the most important thing is not to fall on a Sea Doo following behind. One can fly 14 m high with the thing (height of a 5 storey builidng). It's not too speedy but gives a chance fly over the Volga without touching the water.
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2 The Largest Hydro Plant In Russia

The Largest Hydro Plant In Russia

Zeysk hydroelectric power plant is the largest HPP in Russia and the second most powerful HPP in the Far East. Its role in the Far Eastern
energetic system is very significant. The HPP regulates the frequency of an energetic system as well as daily and weekly irregularities of load.
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10 Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Right now we are going to see some photos of the Altai region, its south-west area, to be more precise. That's exactly the area so hard-to-get-to. We'll start from Ust-Kamenogorsk not far
from the border with Russia. Pure land of mountains and lakes, wild vegetation and impassable roads. Small hills surround fields with blooming buckwheat and sunflowers.
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7 Accidentally Discovered Ancient World

Accidentally Discovered Ancient World

The cave in Novy Afon, Abkhasia, is a place that is always visited by crowds of tourists. The place fascinates with glimmering luster of
stalagmites and stalactites, and deep crystal lakes. Every tourist tries to see the wonder of nature and is very impressed after that.
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10 Dam On Steep Mountain Slopes

Dam On Steep Mountain Slopes

In 1966 when the Beatles said good-bye to their fans giving the last concert in San-Francisco, far away in Soviet
Dagestan they started construction of a hydropower plant which is the largest vaulted dam in Russia today.
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31 Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Russian people have been neighbors of the Chinese for centuries and got used to peaceful life and friendly relations.
However, in 1969 there had been an armed conflict when China occupied a disputed territory deciding to capture it.
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2 The City Of The Dead

The City Of The Dead

Visiting ghost-towns must be an exciting experience. But once you decided to go to such a place, you'd
better hurry up and see as much as possible before the sunset. Who knows what may happen after?
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