Archive for August 2012
The bridge over Zolotoy Rog Bay is a cable-stayed bridge in Vladivostok. The construction of the bridge began July 25, 2008 as part of the city’s preparations for the APEC summit in 2012.
The bridge was officially opened on August 11, 2012. The length of the bridge is 1388.09 meters; total amount of funding – about $ 620 million. Photos by Smit Smitty
Tags: Vladivostok city
The Moscow Metro is the third most intensive subway system in the world after Tokyo and Seoul subways. The first line was opened on May 15, 1935. Since 1955, the metro has the name of V.I. Lenin.
The system consists of 12 lines with a total length of 305.7 km. Forty four stations are recognized cultural heritage. The largest passenger traffic is in rush hours from 8:00 to 9:00 and from 18:00 to 19:00.
Tags: Moscow city
Television tower of St. Petersburg is a steel tower built in 1956-1962 for the broadcasting in the city and Leningrad region. The tower is located on the Aptekarsky Island (Academician Pavlov Str., 3).
Today after upgrading the height of the tower is 326 meters, which is the highest point in St. Petersburg. The access to the tower is restricted. Photos by Ignat Chernyaev
Tags: Saint Petersburg city
Pauzhetsky geothermal power station is located on Pauzhetsky geothermal field in the southwestern part of the Kamchatka peninsula in Pauzhetka village near Koshelev and Kambalny volcanoes. It is the oldest geothermal power station in Russia.
The station was opened in 1966 as an experimental power plant and it was the first geothermal power station in the USSR. In 2010 the installed capacity of the station was 12.0 MW. Photos by 4044415
Tags: Kamchatka krai
Polar Lights or Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) is a natural phenomenon of glowing (luminescence) of the upper layers of atmosphere of the planet that has magnetosphere, due to their interaction with charged particles of solar wind.
When viewed from the surface of the planet Aurora Borealis appears as a general rapidly changing glow of the sky or moving beams, stripes, etc. Duration of the phenomenon varies from tens of minutes to several days.
Here you can see Polar Lights captured on video in Murmansk oblast of Russia near the town of Apatity-Kirovsk. The author of the video is Valentin Zhiganov.
Tags: Murmansk oblast
Day of the Navy is a memorable day in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It is celebrated annually, on the last Sunday of July. The Navy Day is celebrated with military parades, military and sporting events, holiday concerts, all kinds of themed contests and quizzes.
July 29, Vladivostok, the headquarters of the Russian Pacific Fleet, traditionally held the celebrations of the Navy Day. The main part of the celebration was held in the Amur Bay. Here are the photos of the celebrations taken during the naval parade. Photos by Smit_Smitty
Tags: Vladivostok city
The city is a major transportation hub and industrial center (light, food, printing, chemical, petrochemical and aerospace industries).
The architecture of Omsk is presented mainly by Soviet-built multi-storey buildings and the private sector. Photos by Stepanov Slava