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.
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...
This post is about life in the Moldavian countryside, about ordinary villagers who work hard to the benefit of the country's economy. Blogger 3boi has visited some of them and found that the people are thinking of upcoming elections in autumn 2015, they actually have a choice, to be with Europe or with Russia. Young people mostly tend to look west, older ones tend to
support pro-Russian politics. In fact the results of the elections are already known, but it's hard to say how they will change the life of these villagers. Perhaps, no matter what, they still will be hospitable and cheerful. They cook tasty food and drink wine instead of water, it's a part of their culture, it's going to remain unchanged.
It's an abandoned area of Vorkuta called Rudnik ("Mine"). The city itself started to grow from this very place. Rudnik settlement, founded in 1931, and Vorkuta are divided by a river, on its left bank is a
monument to everyone who served their sentence for nothing. In fact "Vorkuta" became a common noun In Russia to refer a place of exile and hard labor, including the one of the Stalin's epoch.