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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Across the Atlantic in balloons
Jonathan Trapp was the first man in the world to cross the English Channel in balloons. But he does not stop at what he has achieved, he plans to cross…

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Interesting facts about Chelyabinsk
1736 is considered to be the founding year of Chelyabinsk. During the Orenburg expedition, a Tatar, Kutlu-Mukhamed Tevkelev, built a guard fortress at the crossroads of several roads to ensure…

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meters below

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

Places on the planet where there is no telephone connection
We all have long been accustomed to the fact that mobile communication is almost everywhere, wherever we have been. In particular, when high-speed Internet has appeared in almost all corners…

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Small town with huge objects
Located on an area of ​​just over 3 kilometers with a population of less than 3,000, Casey, Illinois is probably considered one of the smallest in the United States, but…

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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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