3 Communications Lines Of The Past Century

Communications Lines Of The Past Century

The Tropospheric Radio Relay network called Sever (North) is a former Soviet system of communications lines the purpose of which was to provide connection between remote parts of the country.
The line is 13 200 km long and consists of 46 Tropospheric Radio Relay Stations (TRRS) located mainly along the coast of the Northern and Pacific Ocean and largest Siberian rivers.
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3 An Arrested Barge In A River Port

An Arrested Barge In A River Port

The barge was found accidentally in a port
of Kazan and was examined throughly.
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6 Salt Mines Of Soledar

Salt Mines Of Soledar

Salt mines of Soledar city in Ukraine located 300 m below the sea level can be reached by a speedy elevator. Having left the elevator, one appears to be in a huge hall the walls of which
are higher than 9-storey building. In 2003 the place got into the Guinness Book of World Records as the first underground area being examined by people flying with balloons.
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1 Expedition To The Chukchi Peninsula To Visit A Plane Cemetery

Expedition To The Chukchi Peninsula To Visit A Plane Cemetery

An airbase in the city of Chersky, the Republic of Sakha/Yakutiya, was used to support
drift-ice research units of the North Pole. Today there is a plane cemetery there...
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5 Bank Spillway At The Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam

Bank Spillway At The Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam

The Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam is located on the Yenisei River, near Sayanogorsk in Khakassia. It is the largest power plant in Russia and the sixth-largest
hydroelectric plant in the world, by average power generation. The other day, they carried out a bank spillway. Some photos for your attention.
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4 The Longest Underwater Cave In Russia

The Longest Underwater Cave In Russia

Ordinskaya Cave is located on the left bank of the Kungur river, the Perm Region. It’s the longest underwater cave
in Russia and the second longest underwater cave in Eurasia. Here you can read more about Russian caves.
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16 World Without People

World Without People

The town of Kadykchan on Chukotka was inhabited by 7 000 people who worked at coal mines. Then 6 people died in an accident that occurred at one of the mines. The mines were closed and
people moved to other cities and towns. Their houses were burnt off  to prevent the people from coming back. Today the town is inhabited by one old man who has 2 dogs.
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9 When Spring Comes To Kazakhstan

When Spring Comes To Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is best when seasons change. There is nothing more beautiful than winter yielding to spring, when the sun shines brighter and air fills with the smells
of the awakening ground. Check out Konstantin Kikvidze’s photographs of the Karaganda and Vostochnyy Kazakhstan regions taken at this very moment.
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2 Oil Production Wreaks Devastation In The North

Oil Production Wreaks Devastation In The North

Oil and gas producing companies keep occupying new territories forcing out their native population. RN-Purneftegas, one of the branches of Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft, promised to add new colors into the life of people living in the Purovsky Region, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. Those areas have been inhabited by
Nenets, Khanty and other peoples for centuries. It is yet black that has been prevailing so far. Peoples who survived revolutions, collectivization and the chaos of the 90s are now on the verge of extinction. Oil and gas production business turned out to be more hazardous than the threat of the past.
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6 Aero Photography By Sergey Makarenkov

Aero Photography By Sergey Makarenkov

Heavy metal. Sergey Makarenkov takes photographs from the plane. When he first rose into the air, he realized he could not live without seeing a bird’s
eye view of this world. Since 2007, he spent about 400 hours flying on the plane photographing. Let us present some of his aviashots.
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