Dangerous tourist destinations
Most people, going on vacation, just want to relax. Knowing this, representatives of the tourist business vigorously offer the most luxurious resorts, simply competing with each other in safety, amenities…

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Interesting Facts about Mount Rushmore
“The size of the monument should be determined by the degree of significance of the event for the entire civilization. We are not trying to carve an epic out of…

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Interesting facts about the Dominican Republic
Spring has come not so long ago and you need to think about where to go on vacation in the summer months. Or choose a traditional holiday, without leaving the…

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Malé, a city surrounded by water
Male is the capital and largest city of the Maldives Republic. It is located on the island of the same name, on the atoll of Kaafu. The population is about…

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The most amazing places in St. Petersburg
In St. Petersburg, a huge number of attractions, monuments and the most diverse, interesting and unusual places. We invite you to familiarize yourself with them on our website of the…

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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

Salt Mine in Wieliczka
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is the most famous building of this type in Europe, mainly because of its size and interesting content ... The salt mines in Polish Wieliczka began…

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Interesting places in the city of Yalta
Spring is around the corner and you need to think in advance about your summer vacation and buy a ticket to warm countries, for example, in Crimea, or rather in…

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