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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
This is a unique peninsula, in a small area of which there are three natural and climatic zones at once: steppes, mountains and the southern coast of Crimea. The Crimea is unique not only for its natural indicators, but for the entire existence of the peninsula a rather large amount of interesting facts have accumulated about the Crimea, which we will talk about.
– The flora and fauna of the peninsula is unique, as the Crimea is on the peninsula and is highly isolated and in addition there are several climatic zones, which is why 240 plant species grow here, which are not found anywhere else on our planet .. Continue reading
As a national scenic resort, Xishuangbanna is a beautiful place with rich nature, historical and cultural attractions, tropical forests, interlacing of various famous folk groups and many more. other
Xishuangbanna Autonomous Region in Yunnan Province, China, with a total area of 19,700 square meters. km, is the birthplace of the people give. Since this place is at a lower level than most other districts, a mild tropical climate reigns here, attracting many tourists from around the world.
Xishuangbanna is a true haven of biodiversity. There are still some recent Asian elephants here. Although these animals are protected by law, many plants are under threat due to the 50-year-old spread of rubber plantations, which completely destroyed part of Chinese forests. Therefore, now it is safe to say about monoculture as an unhealthy trend. Continue reading