10 of the most unusual cruises in the world
On our entertainment portal, we have repeatedly told about the most incredible places and countries that everyone should definitely visit, which are distinguished by their originality and uniqueness. We talked…

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Interesting facts about Germany
Germany is the leader in the list of countries called different names in different languages: Germani, Alemannia, Nemetchina, and many more other names. The Germans are used to calling their…

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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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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 Yoshkar-Ola
Being the capital of the autonomous republic of Mari El, Yoshkar-Ola attracts many tourists, as well as ethnographers and journalists with its national and cultural colors. Here it is fashionable…

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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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About the Crimea and an unforgettable vacation on the peninsula
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…

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