Russia

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

Russian Terror Bus

There’s something very strange going in Moscow, Russia. It looks as if a bus has come to a stop right across a motorway, bringing traffic to a complete halt in both directions. There doesn’t appear to be any debris from…

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Friday, 9th March 2007

Ekranoplans

An Ekranoplan (“surface-plane” in Russian) is a plane-ship hybrid that can skim over the water using the upward force of the WiG (Wing in Ground) effect, which forms a cushion of air under the short but very wide wings. It’s…

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Sunday, 13th August 2006

9 (Possible) Traffic Accidents

This feels a little like ambulance chasing, so in no particular order, here are 9 (possible) traffic accidents. 1. Highway A13 just north of Rotterdam (there’s a couple of vehicles on the hard shoulder, and traffic is backed up for…

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Tuesday, 25th July 2006

The Diomede Islands

These are the Diomede Islands, two islands only 3km apart but one is in Russia, the other in the USA. These islands are right in the middle of the Bering Straights and the international dateline runs right in between them.…

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Monday, 1st May 2006
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