In the small village on the bank of the river there is still a factory which continues the tradition of old craftsmanship. Well, there is no real continuity as in 1927 it was converted into a communist owned factory with appointed managers, however the methods they use today are very reminiscent of the ones they used years ago. They even used the old machinery from long ago. And here Dmitriy is taking a tour around and we can see the photos thanks to his effort:
Hope ya’ll having good weekend today. This is an idea of what your weekend could look like if you spend it in some of the tourist attraction areas of Karjala, or Karelia like its being called in Russia – a region next to Finland, it lies to the North East of St. Petersburg. This one is not exactly in Karelia but on its border, closer to St. Petersburg. Luxury cabins deep inside the local “Taiga” (which means forest). Stables, lots of stuff to see and buy, local foods and vodka. See it yourself:
Borisovka is a little village in Russia that has an interesting wooden mill built back in the XIX century. But people are rarely guests here today…
200 years ago people still did not have electricity, good vehicles, television, mobile phones, Internet and other things we cannot do without today.
Some of the most significant inventions were made by Russians, and here they are…
The so-called “Seven Sisters” are seven buildings which became the first Soviet skyscrapers in the time of Stalin. For a long period of time they remained the highest buildings in Europe. Initially they planned to build eight of them, they even made a stylobate in Zaryadye, but finally they constructed the “Rossiya” hotel on it.
Today, there are seven “skyscrapers of Stalin”: Moscow State University on the Vorobyovy Hills, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, two residential ones, and two hotels – “Ukraine” (Radisson Royal) and “Leningrad” (Hilton Leningradskaya).
Stars are only on six of them because the spire of the building accommodating the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was too fragile to hold a star. They are all different and made from different materials.
The Department of Chemistry of the Moscow State University, named after M. V. Lomonosov, opened on October 1st, 1929. Previously, chemistry had been taught here at medical and physico-mathematical faculties. These are some interesting images of the Department of Chemistry of the most famous Russian university: old and new ones.
A set of wonderful pictures of Moscow in the 1960s taken by a prominent Soviet photojournalist Dmitry N. Baltermants. See how dramatically different the Russian capital and its people were.
Right now you are invited for a walk along Sportivnaya Street – one of the most famous streets in Pripyat.
This windmill resembles an awkward robot from an old science fiction story, its wide hands-blades either rotate or become immovable. The creator of the project, Moteyus Synkyavychus from Belarus, had estimated all technical characteristics of the fifteen-meter windmill in his mind and made it from old auto parts. The power it produces is enough to provide illumination for his yard and shops, though he built it more for pleasure and entertainment, rather than for power supply.
Verkhniye Mandrogi (Leningrad region of Russia) is a village.. no, in fact it was a village where the last house had burnt back before the war, today it’s actually a business project popular among tourists who sail between Ladoga and Onega lakes. This place has a cool inn with very tasty panties and a museum of vodka whose pictures you may see right here, inside this post.