15 The Highest Lighthouse in Europe?

The Highest Lighthouse in Europe?

Storozhensky lighthouse is situated in the south-east of Lake Ladoga in Storozhno village of the
Leningrad region. It was built in 1906, they say it's the highest lighthouse in Europe - 71 m high.
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25 Computer Center of 1980-90s

Computer Center of 1980-90s

Do you remember how computer centers looked
like back in 1980-90s? Let us remind you.
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11 Unusual Soviet Snowmobile Equipment

Unusual Soviet Snowmobile Equipment

An idea to adjust transport means to move over snow appeared long ago. First snowmobile was built in Russia in 1904 by an engineer S.S. Nezhdanovsky. It was a light model with an internal-combustion engine equipped with an
aerodynamic propeller. Already in 1907 Y.A. Meller made and tested "a skiing mobile"  and a year later this vehicle was called "a motor sleigh". Igor Sikorsky contributed much to snowmobiles development as well.
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13 Moscow of Summer 1941

Moscow of Summer 1941

In July 1941 a press photographer of "Life" magazine, Margaret Bourke-White, came to Moscow. When the war started, photography was under the vigilant surveillance - for unathorized shooting or holding a camera people were put on trial. However Margaret managed to get a permission to take these
shots as the Soviet authorities thought that they would show the USSR in the best advantage in the foreign magazine. Margaret Bourke-White spent two months in Moscow and she was constantly accomponied, however it didn't prevent her from taking truly unique photographs.
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7 Heroes of Ajimushkai Stone Quarries

Heroes of Ajimushkai Stone Quarries

May, 1942. During fierce fighting the German army conquers the Kerch peninsula. Troops of the Crimean front have to evacuate to the Taman, but a part of the troops defeating a setback
and crossing of the major forces find themselves cut-off and have to come down under the ground. That is a beginning of 170-days' defence of Ajimushkai Stone Quarries.
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9 Night Minsk City

Night Minsk City

Minsk views taken at night from above
have turned out to be very cool!
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13 Not So Tasty

Not So Tasty

An unexpected guest in this
peanut brittle? So disgusting!
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5 If Hollywood Stars Played Russian Hockey …

If Hollywood Stars Played Russian Hockey …

If Hollywood stars played Russian hockey
they would probably looked like this...
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17 Open-Air Museum: Breaking the Leningrad Blockade

Open-Air Museum: Breaking the Leningrad Blockade

This open-air museum includes a big variety of complexes and memorials that are rather interesting. Here you may see the photos of a
museum "Diorama of breaking the blockade" and a memorial "Sinyavino Heights" presenting only a small part of the whole museum.
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28 Nuclear Waste Repository “Buryakovka”

Nuclear Waste Repository “Buryakovka”

Today we are going to visit a seriously
radiation-dangerous place - "Buryakovka".
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