Pereslavl-Zalesskiy is one of the oldest Russian cities (founded in 1152) and is a popular tourist destination. It is located 140 km from Moscow and still has wonderful architectural monuments and interesting historic sites.
Blogger andreyphoto used a trike to take cool photos of the city from the height of its flight. It is amazing how differently the sun-drenched place looks from above, even when terrains are absolutely flat.
Karabash was founded in 1822 as a mining city. It's main industry was mining copper as the place had large deposits of copper ore. It was mainly populated by miners and their families, in the late 1930s 50 thousand people lived in Karabash. As the mines were closing, the population began decreasing. Ecological issues have always been acute for Karabash.
In the late 1980s vegetation almost disappeared from the city, staying there became dangerous for people, the population decreased to fifteen thousand. In 1998 they resumed copper smelting production in Karabash, the city which is called one of the dirtiest in the world, as per 2014 it was populated by twelve thousand people.
1941 and 1942 were the hardest years for Moscow. The following year of 1943 gave relief to the capital and its life started to bloom again. The Stalingrad battle was won on February 2 and Moscow citizens believed they could defeat the enemy. People began to entertain themselves, celebrate holiday, watch movies and go to theaters and exhibitions. New subway
stations were opened in 1943, the Museum of Musical Culture named after M. Glinka and an Institute of crystollography were founded in Moscow. Relations of the Soviet government and the church were getting better, they chose a patriarch, new cathedrals were opened for believers... That was the year of hope, time to lift in spirits.