15 families (41 people) live in a military barrack called Noginsk-2 near the city of Noginsk. The building is literally falling into pieces and it is simply dangerous to live in. The story began in 1992 when in newspapers people read an advertisement, "Construction workers are wanted". Immigrants form Central Asia were promised apartments, registration and good wages but in fact they were lodged in Military Unit
55153 and didn't receive their salaries for months. Besides, the building belongs to the Ministry of Defense and after the military unit became disbanded, it became needless. An expertise found the barrack unlivable but the Ministry of Defense hasn't carried out the court decision on providing new accomodation to these people yet and today they have to live like this...
The term 'gopnik' is slang used in Russia to describe a stereotypical class of young males and since recently females up to 30 years old found in Russia and post-Soviet countries, characterized by aggressive behavior,
specifically towards the weak, predilection to the criminal subculture, abuse of alcohol beverages (specifically beer, vodka and "Jaguar" cocktail) and specific fashion preferences. Take a look at the photos.
A few people know that just a few meters from the Kremlin near the Sofia Embarkment and behind the pompous buildings of the Russian Oil Giant, is a privately owned house. The house belongs to a one Mr. Victor Anatolevich Rozanov. One of Moscow's central home owners and the direct neighbour of the Kremlin.
Victor, a Professor with the Institute named after Baumann, is a 73 year old man who has lived in this house with his family since birth. He currently lives there with his wife. He briefly talks about his home, the history that sorrounds it, its odds among other twists and turns.
Lvov- is one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine with a historical part that is comparable to an open air museum. No wonder the Ministry of Culture and Tourism gave the city the title of the Cultural Capital of Ukraine. The historical center is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is not surprising that the
city has the largest number of monuments in Ukraine, counting from the sublime "Royal City" to the strange "Bandershtadt". It is a wonderful city where anyone can find something interesting for himself. Here are a few things one must do or take part in when visiting Lvov - The City of Lions.