This is how the assembly of the rocket "Proton" is being finished before its launch planned for later this month. In the photos you can see how the future satellites are being "stuffed" next to each other,
together with the parts of the engines which are used to propel the whole installation and then the parts of outer shell of the rocket are mounted. Photos are clickable for a larger, widescreen view.
This old church standing on the plain of Kargapol, Russia, is open to wind and weather, and the wasteland spreads around for many kilometres. The church is dated 1655, being one of the oldest architectural
monuments of the Arkhangelsk region. Right now we are going to have a closer look at it and visit the neighbouring village, Saunino, where one more equally old church complex is situated.