Russian city on the sea
42 Oil Stones: A Soviet City in the Middle of the Sea

Oil Stones: A Soviet City in the Middle of the Sea

In 1940s and 1950s, right after the World War 2 Russia had to recover from the consequences of the Nazi invasion. Lots had to be done and as we know to complete something you need to have enough energy. And energy at that times as well as it is much likely now meant oil. At that times the known oil reserves differed from what people in Russia know about it now. The main places to drill for oil was Southern Russia on contrary to frozen Northern Siberian regions as it's for now. And the gemstone of the Soviet Oil production was Caspian sea region, mainly the territories that are an independent state of Aizerbajan now. So after a massive attack of oil thirsty state the lands of this previously oil-saturated region little by little got exhausted of the black mineral treasure and the need for new
sources of it arouse. Now it's not clear who was that this genius who first came up with an idea of getting the oil right from the sea bottom where it was still plenty of it and for this purpose to build a real city 42 km (25 miles) off the coast right in the middle of the sea, but what we know is that this idea came into play and by some crazy chance it got support from that times Soviet leaders who leveraged it with the all support the biggest (by the territory) state could offer at that time. What this meant is that in a matter of just a few month a real town was built right in the middle of the nowhere on giant steel blocks coming from the sea bottom, from as deep as hundreds of feet down. And they called it "Oil Stones".

17 Cats of Blockaded Leningrad

Cats of Blockaded Leningrad

66 years ago, on the 27-th of January, 1943, the blockade of Leningrad was completely called off. And several days ago in the Russian Internet there were lots of
articles about cats of blockaded Leningrad published. But what’s so special about them? That’s the very thing you’re going to find out now.
The Murmansk Marine Biological Institute 1
35 The Most Northern Institute

The Most Northern Institute

The Murmansk Marine Biological Institute – one of the most northern academic institutes in the world where fundamental
and scientific engineering problems of the modern marine biology, oceanography and ecology are solved.
Polar bears on Russian submarine

38 Polar Bears Prefer Bread

Polar Bears Prefer Bread

Russian sailors serving on submarines has noticed interesting fact - the most preferred food for polar bears is bread, they like it very much, just look on those photos, how they risking their lives jump
from one ice piece to another to get closer to the submarine and ask some more of this when the submarine appears on the surface of the cold polar ocean breaking the thin ice apart.

19 Kamchatka Showplaces

Kamchatka Showplaces

The Kamchatka peninsula bristles with places of dizzying beauty, but unfortunately there is just one place – and it is the Valley of Geysers – known for those people who haven’t been to the peninsula that can be considered as one of the most beautiful lands in the
whole Russia. There is one unique place that is being as good as the other nature sights of Kamchatka region and located not far from the before-mentioned Valley of Geysers, and this place is caldera of Uzon volcano. Today we will tell you about it.
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32 Miss Student Russia 2010

Miss Student Russia 2010

Looks like this winter is the time for different contests. We had Miss Russia, then Belarusian casting for their Miss 2010, and
now they have Miss Student 2010 in Moscow where the girl students of Russian colleges and universities compete.
31 Bogorodsky toys factory

Bogorodsky toys factory

Formerly work in the walls of this factory was in full swing, today due to scanty earnings , most of the employees work at home, and the
number of those who want to work at the factory is becoming only less. But despite all the difficulties the Bogorodsky toy is alive.
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19 A Solution for Many Many Snow

A Solution for Many Many Snow

When you are having snow like on the photo above and you own just a regular passenger car you possibly risk not to leave your house for days or weeks while they be able to clear the way up to your gate. But, there is a solution offered by
some company in Kirgizia how to turn any regular car into powerful "Snow-Foot" vehicle. Inside the post after some more extremely snowy landscapes we'll see the photos and the videos of that cool vehicle idea.
15 Winter beauty of “Zaklyuchye” estate

Winter beauty of “Zaklyuchye” estate

“Zaklyuchye” is a very beautiful estate right in-between St. Petersburg and Moscow. It is situated in about 40 km from the highway and the shortest way to get there – from Moscow by a dirt road
where not any car can go as the snow on some parts is too high, but the views around are so picturesque that you forget about everything – that is what the real Russian winter must be!

12 Borschevsk Caves

Borschevsk Caves

Saint-Petersburg region can really boast of some beautiful and remarkable places; and Borschevsk Caves is one of them. The caves are located at the Antonovo lakeside nearby Oredezh village, Saint-Petersburg region. And the most unusual thing about them is that it was not Mother Nature which made them
but people themselves. There are several caves over there which face the waterside. Actually, most of them already broke down, but some are still intact. A team of Russian photographers went there specially to make a photo story of a place that previously has been unknown.