After the hardest year 1941 the following 1942 gave a respite to Moscow, it was slowly coming back to peaceful life. The enemy was pushed back 100-250 km away from the city. Air attacks didn't bring heavy destruction anymore and air-raid warnings
didn't occur every day. The main problem was hunger and shortage of essential products like soap. Moscow citizens could celebrate the Easter under control of NKVD. "Dynamo" stadium began to be used for sports competition again...
In the photo above you see the caldera of Golovnin volcano located in Sakhalin, Russia. In fact it was an ordinary volcano that had been sleeping and erupting until its central part vanished under the ground as if it never existed. A big pit
surrounded by high walls appeared in that place instead. A new volcano (small one) is growing in its center. It actually looks like a lake but there is a volcanic activity inside that may result in a new eruption quite unexpectedly.
This villa community in Veseloye-Psou of the Adler district was built for the people who were displaced for the Olympics in Sochi. There are 79 houses here, only 20 are occupied, while others are regularly plundered. The construction of the community was finished in 2011 and since then the
houses have never been guarded. All valuable stuff is taken away, doors and windows get broken, youngsters arrange noisy parties there... The administration does not give these houses to those who really need them, keeps saying there is no vacant housing in the city.