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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4 Ways How to Protect Yourself from a Polar Bear

Ways How to Protect Yourself from a Polar Bear

Russian bloger Sergey went to this island, and here is his story: During 4 days on Wrangel Island, we have seen 169 polar bears. Sometimes they came very close to us, but no one was hurt. At the same time, neither we, nor our guides had any weapons, except a pepper spray and rockets that no one even used. We followed the rules designed by the most authoritative and experienced
Russian scientist studying polar bears - Nikita Ovsyanikov. Nikita has lived on Wrangel Island for several decades and has met lots of bears. He never carries weapons but has used a pepper spray 3 times. I don't know whether you'll meet a polar bear one on one someday, but these simple rules can save your life when you meet any large predator.
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1 Journey to Wrangel Island

Journey to Wrangel Island

Russian bloger Sergey went to this island and here is his story below: People often ask me: "Are there places where you haven't been, but really want to get there?" of course, such places exist, and one of them is Wrangel Island in the Chukchi Sea. The remoteness and the lack of any logistics make it almost
impossible to visit. The most convenient and comfortable way is to sit on the expedition ship Professor Khromov that commits several expeditions to the island each year. This is exactly what I did for the implementation of my dream and today I'll tell you the story about this amazing journey.
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2 Fishing in the North

Fishing in the North

Russian bloger Sergey went there and here is his story below: North fishing differs from the familiar one to us in the middle lane. Here people don't use floats or spinners. Fishermen go waist-deep into the icy water and push a network away from the shore with long wooden sticks, and then watch a seal do not catch a dog-salmon. First, a bit
of wildlife that surrounds the fishermen. These are primarily Horned puffins - birds which I had taken for Atlantic puffins, but they live in the Atlantic, and Horned puffins and Tufted puffins live in Chukotka and they look very similar. Later, I've  learned to distinguish them, and you will also be able to do it:
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0 Misty Dawn on the Cooling Pond of the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant

Misty Dawn on the Cooling Pond of the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant

Large drops of rain began drumming in the windshield when it remained a little more than 30 miles to the place of destination. Stuffy city, languishing under the hot summer sun, was left behind. M2 Motorway remained on the sidelines, and the road began to take desert to the west, winding hairpin bends. But, despite the bad weather, my car flew quickly and easily, as if it was fueled by my desire to come
faster. Into a green, washed by the rain Kurchatov town, I went with the last drops of rain. Now I could finally get out, stretch myself and go to meet new interesting people. I was at the information centre of the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant. I've never thought that I could visit a nuclear power plant. Quite a bit, and I would hear the roar of the turbine in the engine room.
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2 Kenozerye: Zehnovskaya flour mill

Kenozerye: Zehnovskaya flour mill

Zehnovo village is one of the most ancient settlements of kenozerskih and its history begins in the 16th century, when, according to one legend, the first inhabitant named Zeh settled here. Presumably, it was someone
from the first Christians arrived at Kenozero during the existence of the Kenoreckyi waterway that connected Lake Onega with river Onega using which Orthodox people from Novgorod came to these lands.
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1 Winter Russia. Karelia

Winter Russia. Karelia

The advantage of tourists over local residents is that one sees everything in a new way, watching open-mouthed, another one indifferently passes by, they had seen
it a hundred times. Here is a village in Karelia, the Russian Finnish region, typical for the whole phenomena of the country, but still different.
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