Archive for October 2011
Interesting set of original black&white and color photographs of the cities and towns of the Russian Empire taken in 1890-1912.
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Once this place located in Moskovskaya oblast was a large estate, the family nest of Soymonov nobles. The estate was founded in the 18th century by Pyotr Alexandrovitch Soymonov. Main buildings of the estate were constructed by N.A.Soymonov including Znamenskaya church built in 1797.
Znamenskaya church is the only remaining building of the former estate of Teploye. Photos by Denis Frantsouzov.
Pyatigorsk (“five mountains city”) is the oldest balneological and mud resort of Russia and the largest city, as well as industrial, commercial, scientific, cultural and tourist center of eco-resort region Caucasian Mineral Waters. The city is the center of North Caucasus Federal District.
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On the territory of Torzhok (small town in Tver oblast) the 344th Training Center of Army Aviation Pilots is located. The center includes the 696th instructors’ helicopters testing regiment. The regiment conducts the testing of all current models and modifications of Russian military helicopters.
Since 1989 there is a helicopter museum on the territory of the center. The unique collection of the museum has 14 machines representing the history of the helicopters in the USSR. Photos by Denis Mokrushin.
Mi-1. The first Soviet helicopter constructed in 1948. It was used for training in flight schools until the mid-1970s.
The following pictures were captured from the tallest building in Tyumen, residential complex ”Parusa” (25 floors, 78 meters). The building is located at the intersection of Melnikaite and Taimyr streets. Photos by Stepanov Slava.
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Excursions in Saint Petersburg never get bored because the city is fraught with many secrets and stories.
You can see the city from the view of its founder Peter the Great if you take a river tour in St. Petersburg. After going aboard of boat you will dive into the atmosphere of the times of Peter the Great because the city was originally planned as Venice of the North or New Amsterdam.
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October 5 Grozny (capital city of Chechen Republic) with characteristic to local authorities fanfare celebrated the Day of the city. Noncircular date (193 years) has not prevented wide celebrations: such stars as Jean-Claude Van Dam, Kevin Costner and Vanessa Mae were invited to take part in the concert.
The concert was organized to celebrate the opening of Chechen financial center “Grozny-City,” but everyone knew perfectly well that in fact it was the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. The concert was broadcasted on second federal TV channel.
“Nalychevo” is a nature park on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Kamchatka krai) created in 1995. The total area of the park is about 287 thousand hectares.
The park is located in the valley of Nalycheva River and is bounded by the chain of volcanoes. On the territory of the park there are a lot of hot and cold mineral springs with medicinal properties. Photos by Ilya Stepanov.
Besides, Podolsk is one of the centers of high-tech science: there are a lot of scientific institutions which are linked mainly with nuclear engineering and nuclear research.
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