In Russia and other post Soviet countries there were a real craze on independence after they finally got it with USSR collapse. Sometimes this took some weird forms like, for example, making the globes of their own country. Yes, those were just like regular globes we used to see on geography classes but instead the whole world only their own country was mapped on it. These things were officially on sale and still you can buy
something like "the globe of Ukraine" in shops of Kiev. So then people went further and decided to make the globes of their local cities or even villages. With modern technologies this can be done by practically anyone just in a few minutes and then can be used to amaze the friends and relative. We'll show you how. As a result we can get such neat globe of your place like on the picture above.
This guy is famous Russian base jumper. In his rush for adrenaline he made jumps from many places known for their outstanding height, like almost all tallest man made structures in Russia and Europe. Often people gather around his next chosen place to check it all - he uses
special "flying squirrel" costume to glide sometime before the release of the parachute. This time he went to Karachi, Pakistan for his next jump. As always a crowd gathered to see it. But this time he made them more to laugh than to admire.
There are seven wonders of the world, but most of them were already destroyed either by the hands of humans or by the cruel passing of time. And last year a group of some Russian TV-channels, newspapers and radio stations hold an official
opinion poll and discovered what kinds of real wonders Russia has. Anyone could participate in the poll taking votes via internet or SMS services. So, the seven best-looking and really fascinating places were chosen. Here they are:
Long long ago when future seemed to be so distant and dim, people of the Soviet Union dreamt a lot and cherished a bunch of illusions about fantastic makings of the future. And straight 50 years ago, on the eve
of New Year, one of most famous Russian newspapers published a special edition. Group of journalists-dreamers took their risks and tried to predict how it’s going to be 50 years after, in 2010.