3 How do Moscow Illegal Migrant Workers live

How do Moscow Illegal Migrant Workers live

Short introduction for those who are young and missed everything. In the perfect Soviet times there was such a thing as a registration. Now it exists too, but registration value then was much more important than it is now. There was even idiom "to get married because of the registration"! Registration was needed to live in a city, for example, in Moscow! Living in the city was much
better than in the countryside - more food, entertainment, and other benefits of civilization. For example, in the city you can buy sausage or boots! But you couldn’t move from Zazhopinsk to Moscow... - I thought I would be sent to Moscow, and I really want to see Comrade Lenin! - And Comrade Lenin really wants to see you in your own village!
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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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0 Therapeutic Mud of the Caucasian Dead Sea

Therapeutic Mud of the Caucasian Dead Sea

This is a unique source of health — Lake Tambukan. During the WWII, wounded soldiers liberated Pyatigorsk from the Nazis, applied  on a bandage a layer of mud from this lake. Today, manufacturers of cosmetics are looking at the lake at their point of view: in Tambukan mud, they say, one can find youth and forget about the shortcomings of the skin. Healing — if not invaluable — mud they compare to the famous Dead Sea mud.
When a couple of years ago, the lake overflowed its banks and washed away the track "Caucasus" - the main road on the Russian south, no alarm sounded about a strip of asphalt, even federal one. Environmentalists were worried about the unique properties of the pond and mud at the bottom. As a result, the unusual lake saved itself: the best defense against poison of asphalt became supersalt water.
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2 Guinness World Records record-holder, Kirill Shimko, has pulled the biggest helicopter in the world that weighs 35 tons

Guinness World Records record-holder, Kirill Shimko, has pulled the biggest helicopter in the world that weighs 35 tons

Famous Belarusian strongman Kirill Shimko has pulled a helicopter from the movie Die Hard for about 20 meters at Lipki airport, which is the largest helicopter in the world, whose weight is 35 tons. The action is timed to the birthday of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry and at the same
time draws attention to the avia festival #pronebo which will be held in Minsk on Borovaya on 30 and 31 July. This is not Kirill’s first record. Over the years, he pulled BelAZ trucks, trains and cranes. And he is just a nice person, whom I know for a long time.
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1 The Brightest Town in Russia

The Brightest Town in Russia

One of the most remote cities in that vast country, the capital of the sparsely populated Russian region. Quite a few people live in Anadyr, just 15,000. This even for the district center in the middle lane is not enough. But not for Chukotka where just 50000 people live. To tell the truth, fly to Chukotka for just looking at Anadyr is not worth it. There are only a few streets
that you completely bypass a couple of hours. Still, one need to fly and change to a helicopter or ship, go on a visit to the Chukchi and deer. At the same time, this town is an obvious candidate for the title of the brightest town in Russia. See how the perception of the surrounding reality is changing, if one just paint the old Soviet houses!
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1 Story of Light: Lighthouses on the Edge of the World

Story of Light: Lighthouses on the Edge of the World

Some of the most beautiful lighthouses of Russia and the Far East are located in Primorsky Krai. It would seem that the task of lighthouses – to serve as a guiding light for ships ­– has become almost symbolic in the age of satellite
technology. But this does not bother light keepers, or, as they call themselves, lightmen. To understand what people work at lighthouses for decades, we went to the coast of Primorsky Krai and recorded their stories.
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0 45 genre photos of pre-revolutionary Russia

45 genre photos of pre-revolutionary Russia

A collection of very atmospheric photos of Imperial Russia. Must see set! Most photos are with caption, like the one above is: A
starving year in Nizhny Novgorod Governorate 1891-1892 People canteen in village Pralevka of Lukoyanovsky County. 1891-1892.
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3 Capital of Rebel Chechnya Grozny City in 2016

Capital of Rebel Chechnya Grozny City in 2016

Grozny City is not like any one of the Russian cities. Wide roads, no mangy five-story building, a lot of cafes and restaurants. And it's in a small provincial town of small
region! Of course, everyone knows the story of Grozny, it was destroyed almost to the ground. But it had been restored. Today it is the safest city in Russia.
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1 Barbers from Kirov Cut Hair for Homeless Men for Free. Each Person Told Us His Own Story

Barbers from Kirov Cut Hair for Homeless Men for Free. Each Person Told Us His Own Story

The owner of the Kirov male hairdresser Eugene Bukharin and his workers visited the Center of assistance to persons without permanent residence to make them trendy hairstyles. Barbers had a small talk with the men and brought their hair and beard in proper form. "The idea to cut vagrants came after reading the material on how the European Barber once a week went to the streets and cut homeless We
liked this idea very much because it is easy for us, and people who find themselves in a difficult situation need support and human participation. Hopefully, with our help, beggars seeing themselves new and neat will want to change everythinhg and start life with a clean slate. Our plan is to make trendy haircuts for boys from the orphanage," said Eugene Bukharin.
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6 Abkhazia. Mysterious country

Abkhazia. Mysterious country

Many countries recognize Abkhazia only partially. It is when there is a border, and the area where people live, there is the government and the police. But there are no maps on the navigator. Even the "Russian" maps. navigator sees Abkhazia on the map of
Georgia. So it turns out that the country is there, but it is not. But I can see mountains, countless cops under each bush (a bush is full of growing tangerines) and convincing me that no one can objectively see, touch, and taste  will not work.
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