16 A Belorussian Village Before And After The Chernobyl Disaster

A Belorussian Village Before And After The Chernobyl Disaster

People living in this Kiselevka Village in the Mahilyow Region, Belarus, are so accustomed to the words 'Chernobyl' and 'radiation' that they stopped paying attention to their meaning. They give birth to children, farm and gather together by the evening fire. The 1986 Chernobyl disaster didn't affect their life style at all. These photographs were taken before (1980-1982) and
after the catastrophe (1990 and 2000) by photographer Alexander Stepanenko whose family, together with other families, still lives in the contaminated area. They say that if they had been told right away about the nuclear accident, they might have moved to another village built for them 30 km away from where they today now but now it is too late.
3 BelAZ-75600, The Biggest Dump Truck In The CIS Countries

BelAZ-75600, The Biggest Dump Truck In The CIS Countries

The coal mine on the Bachat river is the largest region of the Kuznetsk Basin in Siberia. Its annual production is over 8 million and 700 thousand tons. It extracts fuel for energetic and
metallurgic branches of Russian and many other countries of the world. The biggest dump truck BelAZ-75600 used here has a bearing capacity of 320 tons and weighs 560 tons.
1 Miatlinskaya HPP, Part 2

Miatlinskaya HPP, Part 2

First, we would like to remind you that Miatlinskaya Hydropower Plant is a part of the Dagestan branch of RusHydro. It is located on the Sulak River between
Chirkeyskaya HPP and Chiryurtskaya HPP. Its water reservoir is also used as a water supply source for Makhachkala and Kaspiysk. Its installed capacity is 220 MW.
32 Who Are The Guys?

Who Are The Guys?

What do you think of the
guys presented below?
20 Equipment of The Balaton Battle

Equipment of The Balaton Battle

The battle near lake Balaton was the last large defensive operation of the Soviet Army during World War II. That was an
extensive battle with important consequences. Below is a collection of photos of equipment destroyed during the battle.
25 Good And Bad About The Moscow Metro

Good And Bad About The Moscow Metro

Residents of Moscow find the Moscow Metro the most beautiful in the world.This is a summary received after asking over 300 people what exactly they like and don't like about the Moscow Metro. As for those
doors, it is difficult to imagine how many people have broken their arms and hurt their heads against them. Besides, before surmounting this obstacle, try to guess which of the doors are open.
17 Small Houses Of Armenia

Small Houses Of Armenia

On December 7th, 1988 Armenia was hit with a powerful 7.2 earthquake destroying the city of Spitak and 58 villages. Such cities as Leninakan, Stepanavan, Kirovakan, as well as other 300 villages, were partially destroyed. The earthquake killed at least 25,000 people; 514,000 lost their homes. Geologists and earthquake engineering experts laid the blame on the poorly built support structures of apartments and
other buildings built during the 'stagnation' era of Leonid Brezhnev. The Soviet Union was harshly criticized for its inability to carry out rescue operations. The country was not ready for a catastrophe of this kind. It's been over 20 years since the deadly tremor, however, a lot of Armenian people still have to live in temporary metal structures called 'small houses'.
2 Beaches Of Baku And Its Gala Reserve

Beaches Of Baku And Its Gala Reserve

We keep exploring Azerbaijan, the country of magical colors and shades.
Today, we are going to visit the Absheron Peninsula and 'Gala' reserve.
13 Twins of the Famous: Working Days

Twins of the Famous: Working Days

It is not easy being the General Secretary! Check out some
old photographs of lookalikes and their working days.
1 In The Airshed Of Tolmachevo

In The Airshed Of Tolmachevo

The airshed in the Tolmachevo airport located in Novosibirsk is the largest airshed behind
the Ural mountains. Airbus А-310,319,320,321, Boeing В-737 and 767 are serviced here.

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