Can you guess what those people are doing and why they decided to submerge themselves in freezing cold weather into the storm on the Baltic coast? No they are not fishing, no, they are not surfers, and now they don't
pick up any sea food. The thing they hunt for is much more valuable, expensive and nicer looking. What's this and why they flock to the coast of Kaliningrad first days of the New Year? Let's see inside:
Here's a short video of Russian police officers in Dagestan, Russia celebrating the New Year by... shooting in the stars. They say its a pretty normal thing to express your feeling of excess happiness in some Southern Russia
parts by shooting in the air, but it's first time I see the police doing it too. Besides shooting they are also doing donuts on the Police car with full siren on. Pretty dope! Also there is one more video inside:
You might never think that things like this exist, but there is a whole Russian video made like Pulp Fiction parody, but instead America of 1990s it takes place in Nazi Germany with cult Russian spy "Shtirlitz" as a main hero. Here are two scenes
from this video - the beginning of Pulp Fiction movie, now with a Russian spy proclaiming "It's a special operation!" instead of "It's a robbery!", and the scene where they come to the hotel room. Pretty strange thing to watch!
Ok, first the facts: Lake Baikal is the deepest fresh water lake in the world (1,632m at deepest point), also the largest volume of fresh water is located in this water - like it totals at 20% of each Earth surface fresh water resources! This lake is long - it stretches for 640 km from one side to another, so it might be even called "a sea" rather than a lake. There
are even seals in it, yes the unique fresh water seals! They also say it's the world most ancient fresh water lake with more than half of the animals and plants around it unique only to this region. And now the photos, one of my favorite bloggers, Slava, has visited this place and photographed it in his own style - from the helicopter!
Do you see a bus on this picture? Look closer, it's near that giant machine which they call "buck wheel excavator". Wikipedia says its main purpose is: "to act as a continuous digging machine in large-scale open pit mining operations". What can be more larger scale than the biggest
world open pit coal mine in Kazakhstan built in Soviet times as the biggest Soviet open pit coal mine? Russian photographer Alexander Popov has traveled there and took this awesome pics and story so we now can take a look to! So let's see those in detail: