Russia

Yekaterinburg TV Tower

High above the skyline of the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, this incomplete tower stands testament to what can be achieved with an amazing vision and poor financial planning. At 220 metres, it is only half of its planned height of…

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Monday, 21st July 2008

Ice Road Truckers

Driving across the frozen Amur River between Russian and China we can see a couple of trucks – driven by the fearless and legendary Ice Road Truckers! Although it seems ludicrous, building “Ice Roads” over lakes, rivers or seas, is…

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Tuesday, 8th July 2008

Secret Russian Encampment

Hidden away in the forests of western Russia, is a highly suspicious-looking collection of buildings which have never been place-marked by the Google Earth Community, and don’t seem to have ever been mentioned on the web. The buildings are all…

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Tuesday, 27th May 2008

The Motherland Calls! (Rodina Mat’ Zovyot!)

The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the turning points of the war in Europe and with casualties above 1.5 million, arguably the bloodiest battle in all of human history. One of the most heavily contested sites within Stalingrad was…

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Tuesday, 4th March 2008

Kazan Cathedral (St. Petersburg)

This is St. Petersburg’s imposing Kazan Cathedral, which features an impressive and absolutely massive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. In 1876, this was the location of the first ever political demonstration in Russia. This is actually…

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Friday, 19th October 2007

Konkordski

The Tupolev Tu-144 is a supersonic passenger jet built by the Soviet Union as a competitor to the British/French Concorde. The Tupolev was developed around the same time as Concorde and, with a little help from a spy in France,…

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Thursday, 20th September 2007
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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