4 A Process of Black caviar harvesting in Astrakhan Russia in 1960s [photos]

A Process of Black caviar harvesting in Astrakhan Russia in 1960s [photos]

Black Caviar is one of the most expensive foods in the world. In Russia it was a food and also an income source as Russia exported this delicacy abroad for gold and American currency. The price of one kilo of the stuff is worth around $2,000 and can reach $10,000 for the rare types of the caviar. As of now mostly the harvesting of this food is illegal in Russia, except if you growing fish yourself or there are some more exclusions from this rule. However thousands of poachers earn millions
each year from illegal hunt for caviar. They dispose the whole fish bodies and get only the caviars. Each year the chances to get it become less and less as only fish who is 15-20 year old can have caviar inside itself and poachers destroying tens thousands of those old fishes every year. However in 1960s there were plenty of fish and harvest was official. Here are some photos of the process made by an American photographer while his trip to USSR:
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1 Woman Has a Moose as a Pet Grisha: He Plays with Dogs, Eats Bread and Likes His Owner

Woman Has a Moose as a Pet Grisha: He Plays with Dogs, Eats Bread and Likes His Owner

This woman has a moose as her pet. She got it from the hunters as baby when they killed the parent mooses and brought him to the woman.
She was feeding it from it was a small cub, and now he lives with her and they have very friendly relationship. Let's see:
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0 Moscow zoo in early 20th century: Red Army in the Zoo, Zoo During Flood and more

Moscow zoo in early 20th century: Red Army in the Zoo, Zoo During Flood and more

Moscow Zoo turns 153 years this year. In 1864, the Imperial Russian Society of Animal Acclimatization founded a zoo-garden in Moscow. They called it
"live museum under the open skies". This makes the Moscow zoo one of the oldest in Europe. Let's see how it looked almost 100 years ago.
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0 15 Seconds of Russia part 2

15 Seconds of Russia part 2

A new collection of short 15-second clips about interesting things in Russia. In this episode we have: "New way to steal a car in Russia" "Stray cows where do they go?" "How Russians party in winter?" "What will happen if you press
wrong pedal?" "Putting a gas pipeline, something went wrong" "Submarine sailors swimming in the ocean near North Pole" "A rare natural thing an Ice Wave" "Krishnaits in Moscow wear army hats" and more, enjoy!

3 Russian Girl Has a Meerkat Semen as a Pet

Russian Girl Has a Meerkat Semen as a Pet

One of Russian families got a strange pet - an African meerkat they call "Semen" (as of Russian name Semyon). Olesya, the owner, even made a separate room for
her pet. Meerkats are small but still are carnivorous predators so they have to be treated with cautiossness. Let's see more of the Semen inside:
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1 Foxes of the Russkiy Island Like to Make Photos and Don’t Afraid of People

Foxes of the Russkiy Island Like to Make Photos and Don’t Afraid of People

Foxes of "Russky" island are the local landmark. You can meet them here everywhere and it doesn't surprise locals. Red hair creatures approach men in
any part of the island and show total absence of fear of humans. Russian photographer Smitty went there and made some photos too. Let's see.
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2 Russian Firemen Saved Over 100 Little Piglets from Fire

Russian Firemen Saved Over 100 Little Piglets from Fire

During a recent fire in Tomsk region firemen saved over one hundred small
piglets from fire.  That was one  of the cutest fire escapes they faced.
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1 How Do They Create an Ice Crossing Between the Towns of Salekhard and Labytnangi (14 photos)

How Do They Create an Ice Crossing Between the Towns of Salekhard and Labytnangi (14 photos)

In winter, between the towns of Salekhard and Labytnangi situated on both sides of the Ob River, there is an ice road. The ice crossing is not just a path through the ice area, but an elaborated system with several lanes located at some distance from each other. The following discussion focuses about how this crossing is created. Crossing – it is three lanes, each having a width of 30 meters and a length of 1700, the total length - 5300 meters. From Salekhard
to Labytnangi – there is one lane, there are cars and lorries. Back - two lanes. City-neighbor - the city-hard worker, it receives loads by train and sends them to the district center. Therefore, there is a separate lane for "lorries". Today, a third lane is closed, it is frozen. With the permission of the ice crossing administration, we drove past the sign and went to the place where the most interesting things are
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3 Unique Places of Russia

Unique Places of Russia

If you look at the world map, it becomes obvious that all talks about the fact that Russia occupies one sixth of the land are the truth. The country is really spread out widely, from sea to sea. Officially confirmed: the largest forests are in Russia. There is the smallest
sea in the world, but it is perhaps the most dangerous one. And marshes - the largest in the world, with many kinds of living creatures inhabiting them: running, swimming and flying. And the lake, the beauty with which not everything can be compared.
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0 Traveler from Voronezh Has Been Waiting for Meeting Labynkyr Devil for more than 100 Days

Traveler from Voronezh Has Been Waiting for Meeting Labynkyr Devil for more than 100 Days

Traveler, adventurer and instructor in survival Andrey Solovyev from Voronezh has been living for more than 100 days on the shores of Lake Labynkyr in Yakutia hoping to see Labynkyr Devil. 32-year-old man went to the Lake on foot, he did not take anything that he could need for wintering. He lives in a small wooden house, near he made a dugout to store his little stockpile of food. 31 October, a journalist visited Andrey and asked him a few questions. Andrey Solovyev:
I decided to spend the winter on Labynkyr Lake for several reasons. Firstly, the Labynkyr phenomenon: the lake is very unusual. I am interested in the legend about Labynkyr Devil that was seen by many people. Secondly, I would like to test my survival skills because I'm an instructor of tourism and survival. I would like to gain new experience in a harsh climate of Yakutia, gain knowledge, check myself, whether I can do it or not.
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