5 of the strangest state borders
Where there are boundaries, there will always be dissatisfied. Yes, and the boundaries are always set painfully - through wars, painful negotiations, political fraud and intrigue. It is not surprising…

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Amazing vacation in Mirgorod
Today Mirgorod is one of the most popular spa resorts in Ukraine. First of all, thanks to the sanatoriums, boarding houses and health centers, which are built next to the…

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Interesting places in the Belarusian Grodno
Grodno is a city in Belarus, one of the oldest in the CIS. Grodno has a 10-century history. The city went through many historical periods that directly affected its appearance.…

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oil industry

Forbidden City Oil Platforms

In 1950, Soviet engineers began building a huge city in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan. It was a network of oil platforms, interconnected by hundreds of kilometers of roads. On these islands was built housing for 5,000 workers, with a cinema, parks, sports complexes and other institutions. Gradually, oil reserves have been depleted, and now this place is a half-destroyed nostalgia for the old engineering thought of the Soviet man.
In 1999, part of the James Bond film “And the Whole World Is Not Enough” was filmed on these platforms. But back to the story. This region of Azerbaijan has been known for its rich oil resources since ancient times. “Liquid fire”, for which Constantinople was besieged by the Arabs in the seventh century, consisted mainly of oil, which was collected directly on the shores of the Black and Caspian Sea. Continue reading

Unique tourist routes
Most modern tourists turned their attention to intellectual and cultural recreation. Which can fully provide enterprising tour operators. Ideas for the development of new routes can be gleaned from the…

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Small town with huge objects
Located on an area of ​​just over 3 kilometers with a population of less than 3,000, Casey, Illinois is probably considered one of the smallest in the United States, but…

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Small town with huge objects
Located on an area of ​​just over 3 kilometers with a population of less than 3,000, Casey, Illinois is probably considered one of the smallest in the United States, but…

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