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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The most unusual sights of Moscow
On our website we regularly post interesting articles about Russian cities, so we have already posted interesting facts about: Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Sochi, St. Petersburg and others, but with horror I…

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Great Britain
The traditions of the United Kingdom are multifaceted. From lunchtime tea to deep musical culture. Even the weather wears a certain, unique touch - it often rains, there are fogs.…

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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

Scandinavia - the country of mysterious legends
Every time Russian travelers begin to share their impressions of acquaintance with Scandinavia, many completely opposite statements arise. Someone can not help delight and seeks again and again to go…

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Interesting facts about Irkutsk
We continue our acquaintance with the Russian cities - Irkutsk. The city is located in the valley of the Angara River, at the confluence of its two tributaries, Irkut and…

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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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