Great winter holiday at Rosa Khutor
Trips to ski resorts in the winter time have become traditional for many Russians. Today, Rosa Khutor, one of the domestic resorts of Krasnaya Polyana, is able to offer recreation…

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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…

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10 most unusual parks in the world
Nature is the best artist, but sometimes a person interferes with her design, and thanks to such a union, astonishing places appear. We offer you a selection of the most…

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10 dangerous roads in the world
The most dangerous roads in the world are an amazing sight. When you drive a car on the edge of the abyss, it takes your breath away so much that…

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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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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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City of a million temples
This amazing place, many did not even know about its existence. Bagan or Pagan is an ancient city in Myanmar (Burma) with a fascinating history, this is where the writing,…

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