Bogatyr Mine

Bogatyr Coal Mine - Highest Coal Production in the World

Apr 13 2011

A strip coal mine “Bogatyr” had been built by 1969 in Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan. In 1985 it reached its highest annual production level – 56.8 million tons of coal. The strip mine of such a high production capacity has been built for the first time in the world and, because of this factor, in 1985 it was put into the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa in 3,000+ cups of Coffee

Apr 13 2011

This Mona Lisa wasn't painted, but rather poured with different shades of coffee. The total cups of coffee was 3,604, wonder how long it took to brew all that coffee!

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World's Smallest Aquarium

Apr 13 2011

This tiny waterworld was created by brilliant Russian craftsmen Anatoly and Stanislav Konenko. Its longer side is about 3 cm and it hosts several miniature zebrafishes.

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Yuriy Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin: First Human in Space (50th Anniversary)

Apr 12 2011

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first human going to space we put together this compilation of photos of Yuri Gagarin. On 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space, launched into orbit on the Vostok 3KA-3 spacecraft (Vostok 1).

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Russian Marines

Russian Marines’ Training

Apr 12 2011

The “Sputnik” (“Satellite”) garrison where the marines of the Northern Fleet carry their difficult service is located on the very edge of the map – not far away from Murmansk and very close to Pechenga village. In this post we’re going to show you some of their regular training exercises.

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Great Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole of Belize, World’s Deepest Sea-Hole

Mar 23 2011

If you ever come by near the coast of Belize, you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to visit the Great Blue Hole, one of the world’s most recognizable natural wonders. The Great Blue Hole is located in Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, about 60 miles away from Belize City. It is believed that this hole is the world’s largest sea-hole. It is about 125 meters deep and its diameter is about 300 meters wide. It has been created as a cause of sea level increase about 65,000 years ago.

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Home Made Submarine

Russia's Smallest Submarine

Mar 23 2011

This Russian man from St. Petersburg got his personal submarine. He built it himself and it is the smallest submarine in Russia, officially registered as a boat by Russian boat registry and has got it’s own personal name and number.

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Russia's Biggest Billboard

Mar 23 2011

This is the biggest ad in Russia. It’s square size is more than 1.5 acres! (6000 m2). It is located in the center of Moscow city and has a few full size cars attached to it, with tail lights and headlights that go on in the evening.

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The World We Live in is a Beautiful Place!

Mar 21 2011

Top 15 photos of 2009 as captured by the photographers of National Geographic magazine.

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Supercar Yacht

Why Not Buy a Mega Yacht To Go With Your New Super Car?

Mar 21 2011

The Strand Craft 122 super yacht design marks the start of a new collaboration between Strand Craft and Gray Design teaming up to create yachts of world class design featuring beauty, passion and performance.

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Restoration of Ukrainian Submarine

Mar 21 2011

The repair of the only Ukrainian submarine is finally over. Its activation will not only raise the security of the Ukrainian Black Sea Fleet but also let Ukraine be equal with its neighbors (Bulgaria, Romania and Russia) who already have one working submarine each. This post will tell you what this submarine is and what it was made for.

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Soviet Typhoon Submarine

Biggest Submarine in the World

Mar 21 2011

This is submarine “Typhoon” as it was called in NATO documents or “Shark” as it was called in Russia. It is considered to be the biggest submarine in the world, with over than 170 meters (515 feet) long and 23 meter (70 feet) wide. It can carry 20 ballistic nuclear missiles and there were only six of those built.

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