Together with blogger fotografersha we’re in the aircraft painting shop of “Spektr-Avia” company to see how An-124 “Ruslan” is restyled and provided its new image.
Today we will join blogger sergeydolya and see the interior of a huge icebreaker travelling to the North Pole is arranged. Inside are images of the kitchen, trash compartment, cabins for sailors and some shops…
Many Russian quarries are abandoned today, they look from the height like huge creepy holes in the ground, but the demand for diamonds is so overwhelming that we are ready to go far deep to the bowels of the earth to find some more. This story is about mining diamonds in Yakutia.
We are going to join blogger dementievskiy, go 500-700 meters under the ground and check out how Yakut diamonds are mined today.
Here we present the photos taken from blogger humus and depicting the Kostroma exhibition held in 1913 in honor of the 300th anniversary of the Romanov’s dynasty.
What are we doing on the territory of the Novosibirks airport Tolmachevo at night? Together with blogger gelio we want to enter the largest Siberian hangar for maintanance and repair of passenger aircrafts.
The hangar is big enough to accomodate six crafts at a time including those with wide bodies, but sometimes they have so much work that hangar is occupied by nine different aircrafts.
Russia has only few hangars like this one. In order gelio could make more beautiful images he was allowed to come at night.
Maybe you remember the post about the fire in the biggest scientific library in Moscow we published a couple of months ago. Today we are ready to show you how the building of the library looks today.
The fire occured on January 30th and damaged five million books (two million of them can hardly be restored as they never were digitalized). Library workers and volunteers managed to save 600,000 dry books from the building. In general 1,5 thousand tons of books were rescued and taken away from the library.
The further destiny of the library itself is still unclear, its restoration is open to question.
Blogger e-polonskiy shares nice images taken during the spectacular show of “Strizhi” aerobatic team in Astrakhan, Russia. Despite the February cold it was a real holiday for adults and children who enjoyed to view the iron birds, Tu-95, flying 300-350 meters high in the sky.
We have already posted about the ghost city of Akarmara in Abkhazia in winter. But the spring reveals the new image of the place…
About thirty years ago it was a city for the Soviet elite, had unusual architecture whose projects were partially realized with help of imprisoned German architecs and builders. Akarmara had a develped infrastructure and was a home for 5000 wealthy people. Today it hardly has 100…
Russian blogger russos published these cool photos of Tu 95MS, Tu-190 planes taken at the Engels Air Force Base, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Russian air forces and please all fans of aviation. Most of them could be used as beautiful wallpaper.
Khokhloma painting as a traditional art handicraft appeared in the seventeeth century in the Nizhny Novgorod province to be named after the big tradeful village Khokhloma that receive many wooden products for sale. Khokhloma utensils were initially made only in monasteries for the royalty. But such beauty was doomed to spread much further.