A Tour Around A Sand Production Company

Stark Industry Kharkov 3

Production Commercial Firm ‘Stark’, Ltd extracts sand which is used in metallurgy, glass-making, and dry building mix production. At first, it was able to produce metallurgy sand only, so the company depended on the demand for metal a lot. That  is why they had designed and applied new unique techniques of sand concentration (by washing the sand, they reduced the ammount of clay and other admixtures in it), which resulted in expansion of the range of goods.

Today PCF ‘Stark’, Ltd produces sand of the following kinds: ОВС-020-В, ВС-030-В, ВС-040-1, ВС-050-1, С-070-1, PK-020-З, PK-030-З, PK-040-З, PK-050-З, PK-070-З.

The company’s success may partially be explained by the machinery it has. During the 90s, when all that businessmen cared about was their well-lined pockets, the management of the company invested all the money into the development of the production, which now is a competitive high-tech enterprise with over 200 emloyees.

It is also the biggest taxpayer of the Shevchenkovsky Area of Kharkivs’ka Oblast’ which as a matter of fact forms its budget.

The sand pit you see in the picture, has an area of 270 000 square meters.

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Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

These are some old pictures of peasants who lived in the 19th-20th centuries in the Krasnoyarsk Region. Most of them were taken during an expedition to Yenisei Province in West Siberia, which began in 1911 under the direction of a museum worker. Its aim was to explore and photograph the culture and everyday life of the people who lived there.

This very picture was taken in 1916.

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Fails of Moscow

Moscow Fail 2

If there was an award for anti-achievements in town planning, Moscow officials would be in the front line. Look at that metal fence, for example. Does anyone think it is nice? Unlikely. What is it doing here then? Protecting the lawn from passers-by? Aren’t they what lawns are made for? Or maybe, the prefecture’s just trying to make it look like it is working really hard?

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Russians Call It White Swan; Americans Call It Black Knave

Russians Call It White Swan; Americans Call It Black Knave

It is warm, the sky is blue, soft rumbling is heard from the most powerful turboprop engines in the world… We are at the airbase in Engel’s. These are photos that you could never have hoped to see before. During the Soviet era, this was top, top, top secret stuff. But not anymore thanks to brave Russian bloggers who took their cameras with them when they visited this place. Are you ready to see the largest supersonic, variable wing geometry plane up close and uncensored? Let’s take a look!

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