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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
Interesting facts about Denmark
Today we will talk about the state which is in Northern Europe and is the oldest in the community of states – the Kingdom of Denmark. This community also includes the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark is the most southern Scandinavian country, located in the south of Norway and in the south-west of Sweden.
1. In this country, very tasty pastries, even in the most unpretentious shops, located on almost every corner. However, despite the love of baking, there are very few fat people, and this is due primarily to the fact that the Danes for the most part adhere to a healthy lifestyle. Continue reading
Rwanda – a country of a thousand mountains
The number of tourists to the city of Ruhengeri, which belongs to a small country in East Central Africa – Rwanda – is increasing every year. For a short rest, the cost of tours to Rwanda is quite acceptable for most people who are going to visit this country. But not only this attracts travelers here. A huge number of rare birds, beautiful flowers and butterflies makes holiday in Rwanda unforgettable.
Rwanda is considered a country of a thousand mountains. Spring is here all year round and almost never drought. Continue reading