2 Easter Bells Are Ringing With Joy

Easter Bells Are Ringing With Joy

During the Bright Week everyone may go up to the belfry of St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow to listen to the melodies of the best Russian ringers, enjoy the panoramas opening from the height. Bell ringing is an old Easter tradition
just like a sacred procession, eggs painting, making Easter cakes and Easter greeting. Those who have mastered the art of bell ringing are allowed to try their skills on such a day at belfries of the country.
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0 Abandoned Barracks on Graham Bell Island

Abandoned Barracks on Graham Bell Island

Graham Bell island once, in the Soviet time, had an ice airfield and a settlement with a radio-locating company. This post is about the barracks the company used.
Officers and specialists lived there together with their families. We are going to join sevprostor blogger and spend some time in this curious place.
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0 Cold and Hopeless, But Still A Populated Place

Cold and Hopeless, But Still A Populated Place

The settlement we are going to show you is located in a cold Russian region of Chukotka and called "Snezhnoye" which means "Snowy". Blogger Eugeny Basov says it's not the place you'd wish to come back
to. Snezhnoye was founded in 1929 when Soviet activists opened the first state farm in Chukotka. Many professionals were sent to work there, the farm had over twenty thousand head of deer.
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0 The World Biggest Source of Amber

The World Biggest Source of Amber

Do you know where amber is taken from? Do you know that people have been extracting amber for fifty million years? It all began in the paleogene period with the extreme rise of temperature. Heat and high humidity turned the planet into a botanical garden full of amazing plants emitting resin through bark. Oxidizing bark
got hardened and became the part of the "amber forest". Today the "fruits" of "amber forests" are gathered in eleven places of the world. The biggest source of sunstone is located in Russia, in the Kaliningrad region. According to experts 90% of all global amber reserve is concentrated here.
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3 People Getting Ready for Easter

People Getting Ready for Easter

Blogger Marina Lystseva aka fotografersha has made a trip from Yaroslavl to Rybinsk, Russia, to witness
people's preparations for the religious holiday of Easter. Some of her photos are presented inside the post.
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5 Final Hours of Yuri Gagarin Before the First Flight to Space

Final Hours of Yuri Gagarin Before the First Flight to Space

The rocket was delivered to the launching site on April 11, at 5 a.m. They had previously done everything they had to according to the instructions. All
responsible persons put their signatures in the log under description of every operation and kept saying "not to speak too soon but I have no remarks".
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2 Tactical Exercises of an Air Assault Unit

Tactical Exercises of an Air Assault Unit

Blogger smitsmitty has made cool photos of tactical exercises of an air assalt unit in Primorye, Russia. The trainees were
practising parachuting, landing on railway transport, on a big craft, on an unimproved shore for the bridgehead capture.
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5 New Exhibition Devoted to the War in Ukraine Opens in Moscow

New Exhibition Devoted to the War in Ukraine Opens in Moscow

The Moscow exhibition center of VDNKh invites visitors to see the new expositions devoted to the war in Ukraine. They have collected material evidence taken from the combat zone in Donbas. The admittance is free but some
fragments of the expositions have an age limit 18+. The exhibition does not answer the questions why it all happened but creates an atmosphere of horror, despair and pain Donbas is currently living in.
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0 Wonderful Attractions of Kamchatka

Wonderful Attractions of Kamchatka

Igor Shpilenok, whose photographs have often been published on our website, has presented his project "The Kamchatka, I love". It is full of beautiful images taken in the Kronotsky nature reserve, in the Valley of Geysers, at the caldera of Uzon
volcano, in the tundra and at the Kurilsk lake. Making such photos is a hard job that involves a continuous struggle with adverse weather conditions, photo equipment failures and the danger to be eaten by wild animals...
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1 Liberation of Odessa

Liberation of Odessa

On April 10, 1944 in the result of the Odessa operation executed from March 26 to April 14, 1944, the Ukrainian troops under the lead of general R. Malinovskiy
liberated the city of Odessa from the nazi occupation. Its a significant holiday for all Odessa citizens, especially at such a difficult time for all Ukraine.
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