7 Forbidden Things-to-Do in Russian Banya

7 Forbidden Things-to-Do in Russian Banya

Banya (sauna) for Russians is like a cult. It is able to regenerate human again, to give strength for new exploits.

Don’t go there after midnight

If you think that a banya is as an uninhabited island, you are mistaken. For centuries there lives so-called Bannik – a banya master. This creature likes when everyone please him in every way: leave a bar of soap, for example, or water in a pitcher – Bannik also wants to wash. He prefers steaming strongly after midnight. If you also have such a “wonderful” idea, beware – Bannik will crush you. Simply to say, it will intoxicate your desperate little head.

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Kenozerye: Zehnovskaya flour mill

Kenozerye: Zehnovskaya flour mill

Zehnovo village is one of the most ancient settlements of kenozerskih and its history begins in the 16th century, when, according to one legend, the first inhabitant named Zeh settled here. Presumably, it was someone from the first Christians arrived at Kenozero during the existence of the Kenoreckyi waterway that connected Lake Onega with river Onega using which Orthodox people from Novgorod came to these lands.

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Soviet Skype, PlayStation, Google Glass. How a smart house was developed in USSR.

Soviet Skype, PlayStation, Google Glass. How a smart house was developed in USSR.

In 1980 not only “Buran” was being built in the Soviet Union but there was also a perestroika, and they also tried to anticipate future consumer paradise, which was especially incredible in terms of shortages, there was even no toilet paper. And yet at that time, Soviet scientists were able to predict the appearance of smart watch, smartphones, laptops, and wireless home electronics. Moreover, all this is supposed to be in a single system, organizing a smart house.

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Moscow International Automobile Salon

Moscow International Automobile Salon

A homepage of the Moscow International Automobile Salon stipulates that it’s The most long-awaited and spectacular event for manufacturers, professionals and fans of the cars. Well, let’s check!

Within the first day of the motor show, there were held a several presentations of new cars, in particular, LADA, Hyundai, Geely, DFM, Changan, the Larte Design and Ravon.

In comparison with the previous auto shows, this year, under the impact of the crisis on Russian market, the amount of panelists declined markedly, almost a third of the area was occupied by the Museum of retro technology and advertising.

If two years ago for the motor show there was allocated about eight halls in two huge pavilions, now all people wishing to take part in the exhibition fit only in three rooms located next door. Despite the fact that one of them was fully occupied by Mercedes.

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