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Sep/12

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Steel Works Museum in Nizhny Tagil

The history of Nizhny Tagil dates back to 1722 when the ironworks was built by Demidov dynasty. At the time Nizhny Tagil plant was one of the biggest, not only in Russia but also in Europe.

The plant was expanding for three centuries. In 1987, after working for more than 260 years, old blast furnace shop was shut down and Russia’s only plant museum was created. Photos by Vitkaravan

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August 1, 2012 the bridge to the Russian (Russky) Island was opened to private traffic. It is a cable-stayed bridge in Vladivostok, connecting Nazimov Peninsula with Novosilsky Cape on the Russian Island.

The construction of the bridge began September 3, 2008 as part of the city’s preparations for the APEC summit in 2012. The total cost of the project including the access road to the bridge is about $ 2 billion.

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Sep/12

11

These tanks are not afraid to go under the water

In the previous post, we can see how the Russian and French troops looked 200 years ago during the battle of Borodino, but now back to the present. Military exercises of armored vehicles were held in Primorye this August. The main task of the exercises was surmounting water obstacles.

The exercises involved such armored vehicles as BMP-1, MTLB, BTR-80 and tanks T-80. Also as part of the exercises evacuation of vehicles stalled afloat was demonstrated; loading armored vehicles on the ferry was also shown. Photos by Smit Smitty

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Sep/12

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The reconstruction of Borodino Battle

September 2, the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Borodino was held in Moskovskaya oblast. Military-historical reenactment of the battle scenes took place on the field to the west of the village of Borodino. The battle involved cavalry, infantry and artillery.

The entire 2012 Russia marks the 200th anniversary of the Patriotic War 1812, a special place is given to the largest battle of the war happened near Borodino village. In France, the battle is called the battle of the Moscow River. Photos by Alexander Lipilin

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Sep/12

2

The beauty of the Russian North

Stunning views of the nature of the Russian North are dazzling. For example, these landscapes in the area of Kandalaksha Bay, one of the four major bays of the White Sea, are amazing.

The bay is located in the Murmansk region and Karelia in the northwest Russia. Kandalaksha Reserve is situated in the bay area. This is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Russia. Photos by Mikhail Grizli

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Aug/12

30

The bridge over Zolotoy Rog Bay in Vladivostok

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

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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.

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Aug/12

21

The views of St. Petersburg from the TV tower

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

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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

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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.

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