11 The Story of One Hydroelectric Power Station

The Story of One Hydroelectric Power Station

The history of the Cheboksary HPP started in 1931. They wanted to make the deep draft water route to unite the Caspian, Baltic, White and Black Seas. It was planned to make ten waterworks along the whole way. Only three of them
were finished before the war. The Cheboksary HPP had to become one of them. The design task was coordinated on the 22 of January, 1967, this day is considered to be the day when the HPP construction was started.
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18 Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Not so long ago, in the times of the USSR, doctors used to apply various methods of treatment. Some of them seem to be rather bizarre today.
People often preferred ethnoscience to modern medicine. Well, this is the selection of Soviet photos from LIFE magazine of 1970.
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3 The Burning Hill

The Burning Hill

Yanardag is a hill on Apsheron peninsular, not far from the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku. "Yanardag" means "a
burning mountain" and it really burns. Literally. Spurts of flame appear on the ground and on the stones.
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2 The Factory That Used To Make Porcelain

The Factory That Used To Make Porcelain

Porcelain was obtained in China in 620 and its way of manufacture was kept in secret for many years. European porcelain was obtained much later. In Belarus they have an old factory that
keeps manufacturing porcelain in spite of the fact its equipment needs to be replaced for modern one. The process of porcelain manufacturing is very complex and is shown below.
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77 The Largest Plane In the World: An 225

The Largest Plane In the World: An 225

An-225 "Mriya" made in Ukraine is the biggest plane in the world. And there is only one plane like this. You are about to see how "Mriya"
flies over the airfield Antonov in Gostomel together with an aerobatic display team "Rus" and read some facts about the plane.
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4 Soviet Planes On the Photos of the Foreigner

Soviet Planes On the Photos of the Foreigner

Howard Sochurek was a photographer for Life magazine. He joined Life in 1950 and worked in many
countries including the Soviet Union. His photos of Soviet airplanes taken in 1958 are shown below.
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26 Splendid House of Scientists

Splendid House of Scientists

Lviv, Ukraine, is a nice city with cool old architecture. Today we are going to visit a House of Scientists which
is located in Lviv. Its interiors are even richer than those of some average palaces. Check out yourself.
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7 Drilling Wells of Russia

Drilling Wells of Russia

We are about to see how they are planting numerous drilling rigs there. It's the business of huge profit, the business that is
widely discussed at all levels. But we are going to see just the technical side of it ... and a bit of local nature.
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3 Aint Gonna Fly Anymore

Aint Gonna Fly Anymore

Now we are going to a warehouse that is actually abandoned. Many people come nearby everyday without even knowing that the facade of a
4-storey house with conditioners hides airplanes covered with dust. But can the old parts of the planes be used in future projects?
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15 Old Pencil Making Factory

Old Pencil Making Factory

Everybody knows how to use a pencil. People treat it as something very usual and useful. But only few have ever thought of how complex
the manufacturing process of pencils can be. A Moscow factory has been dealing with the process of pencil production since 1926.
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