Steam Locomotive of the Circum-Baikal Railway
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by Sergei Rzhevsky
1M ago
The Circum-Baikal Railway is the name used during the construction (1899-1905) and in the first years of operation of the 260 km section of the Trans-Baikal Railway. Today, this is a dead end section of Slyudyanka II – Baikal, 89 kilometers long. It is located about 70 km south of Irkutsk and runs along the shore of Lake Baikal. This railroad has no equal in Russia by the number of engineering structures. Its tunnels and stone galleries are unique. Built according to non-standard projects, they were not rebuilt in subsequent years, retaining the original plan of architects and engineers of the ..read more
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The Rostral Columns in Saint Petersburg
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by Sergei Rzhevsky
2M ago
The Rostral Columns are majestic architectural monuments located in the center of St. Petersburg, on the spit of Vasilyevsky Island, which in turn is one of the most famous architectural ensembles of the city. In the 19th century, these columns were used as lanterns to illuminate the port of the capital of the Russian Empire. They were built according to the project of the French architect Jean-Francois Thomas de Thomon in 1805-1810 and were decorated with rostra of ships (in Latin, rostra is the plural of rostrum meaning the bow of a ship). Photos by: Yuliya Baturina. Rostra symbolized the p ..read more
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How You Can Make the Most from Online Slots
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by Alex Smirnov
2M ago
The internet has become a place to find anything, whether books, clothes, or gambling. When it comes to online gambling, there are many different types of casinos available that you can play. The most popular form of online gambling is slot machines. Slot machines are one of the easiest and most fun ways to play online casino games due to their simple nature and fast-paced gameplay. To get the most out of your online slot experience, there are several things that you should look for when choosing an online casino site. Here are some tips: Understand the Different Bonuses When playing online s ..read more
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4 Tips for Successful Sports Betting
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by Alex Smirnov
2M ago
Have you done sports betting? It’s fun and simple because it allows you to make money as you entertain yourself. But for first-timers, don’t rush off to start staking or waging as it is not easy to earn or win when you are starting. Don’t approach any sports betting in the wrong way, because you will not enjoy it and make a profit. You have not pushed away from betting; it only trims you to a high chance of winning real money. This article provides successful tips for gamblers while betting. Here are the nuanced tips for successful sports betting. Learn all the basics Being that sports bettin ..read more
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Ivolginsky Datsan – the center of Buddhism in Russia
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by Sergei Rzhevsky
3M ago
Ivolginsky Datsan “Khambyn Khuree” (“Abode of the Wheel of Teaching, bringing happiness and full of joy”) is a Buddhist monastery-university, the center of the Buddhist traditional Sangha of Russia, which is the largest Buddhist community in Buryatia and one of the largest in the country. This monument of history and architecture is located in the Republic of Buryatia in the village of Verkhnyaya Ivolga, about 36 km west of the center of Ulan-Ude, the capital city of the republic. Ivolginsky Datsan on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin. The Buddhist tradition in the USSR was completely ..read more
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Snow-covered mountain terraces of Dagestan
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by Sergei Rzhevsky
4M ago
The abandoned mountain terraces of Dagestan, several thousand years old, are among the most interesting sights of this region. The largest number of them has been preserved in the Gunib and Dadakhan districts. The mountain terraces of Bali, China, Peru, and other regions of Southeast Asia and Latin America are known all over the world. In some countries, mountain terraces are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Dagestan, the mountain terraces occupy more than 150 thousand hectares. They are located in very picturesque areas of the Caucasus Mountains, but so far they do not have not only world, bu ..read more
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Abandoned Aniva Lighthouse on Sakhalin Island
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by Sergei Rzhevsky
6M ago
The Aniva Lighthouse is an amazingly picturesque abandoned lighthouse located on Cape Aniva in the very south of Sakhalin Island in the Far East of Russia. The height of the building is 31 meters, the height of light – 40 meters above sea level. This mysterious place is an important tourist attraction of Sakhalin. Tourists usually come here on private boats. The lighthouse is gradually destroyed by water and wind. In the coming years, it is quite possible that repairs will be carried out to preserve this unique building. The Aniva Lighthouse on Google Maps. Photos by: Slava Stepanov. For the ..read more
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Putorana Plateau – the land of lakes and waterfalls
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by Sergei Rzhevsky
7M ago
Putorana is a mountain range (plateau), located in the heart of Siberia, in the northern part of Krasnoyarsk Krai. The maximum height of the plateau is 1,701 m. Its area is about 250,000 square km, which is about the same as the area of the UK (242,495 square km). The Putorana Plateau on Google Maps. Photos by: Slava Stepanov. Putorana State Natural Reserve is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Most versions of the origin of the name of the plateau are associated with the Evenki language: “petoromi” (smoking) or “kutorama” (swampy). The Putorana Plateau was formed after the er ..read more
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3 traditional Russian games
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by Alex Smirnov
7M ago
Russia is a country full of culture, art and tradition, which never ceases to surprise and fascinate many with its enchanting landscapes, the warmth of its people capable of dispelling the winter cold, the picturesque costumes and its well-known matryoshkas. In addition to all this, there are certain traditions that frame the daily life of Russians and define them as a multi-faceted culture. In Russia, it is common to see people braving the cold in winter and learning to coexist with it. It is also common to see players playing in theme parks where they can ride in fighter planes that are seen ..read more
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How can you develop a Russian Instagram account in 2022?
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by Alex Smirnov
8M ago
Fair to say that the life of Russian Instagram bloggers has become sufficiently harder during the last months; but even in these conditions you still can control your profile and even make it gain more followers and more likes than it ever did. Even if you have decided to register a new profile this year and start developing your page, everything’s fine: you just need to learn several important things about the Russian trends in social media page’s promotion. These might not be that obvious to some, this is why we have decided to create this text and gather all of them in one place. In this a ..read more
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