Despite the fact that Mazar-i-Sharif is the fourth largest city of Afghanistan, it's quite boring for tourism. Its only attractions are a unique temple complex Rozii Sharif (the Blue Mosque) and a market where
the locals spend most of the time. Another Afghan city, Faizabad, also has nothing to look at except for its two markets. So let's visit them and see how ordinary people earn their living.
Almost a hundred years ago, a 4-gun battery was built by the decision of the Military Russian Council on the western shore of the Balaklava bay in order to protect Sevastopol. This was the most southern outpost of the defensive line that was able to get cruisers and battleships at the
distance of 20 kilometers. However, the battery did not actually perform its primary task to fight the enemy at sea. In autumn 1941, all four guns were turned toward the coast, and during 6 months continuously attacked parts of the Wehrmacht coming to Sevastopol .
It's well-known to everybody that the cinema is the art of deception, illusion and image. Changing the angle of a camera and lightening, one can change a man. These photographs depict not Hugh Laurie but Alexey, a native Muscovite
working as an ambulance driver. He has recently had an injury and left the hospital only a month ago. A surprising similarity in the fate of a fictional character and a real man (greatly resembling him) amazes.