Pamplona
Located 385 km North-East of Madrid and 160 km South-East of Bilbao, the Basque name of Iruna. The capital of Navarra is also world famous for the race of bulls…

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Great metallocarborane
People from ancient times learned to handle the metal. Somewhat later appeared the products of welded metal parts. In ancient Russia metal construction could be grating, fencing and other small…

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The Cathedral (Duomo)

The Duomo Cathedral of Milan, bearing the name of Santa Maria Nascente. This Gothic Church was built for nearly six centuries, and today is the fifth largest Cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy. The Duomo is located on the place where once was the center of the Roman Mediolanum, – this is confirmed by the fact that modern streets either radiate from the Cathedral or surround it. Under the building of the Duomo you can see the early Christian baptistery, built in 335, the year, is one of the oldest Christian baptistery in Europe.

In 1386, the year Archbishop Antonio da Saluzzo began construction of the Cathedral, which coincided with the coming to power in Milan of Gian Galeazzo Visconti. The first architect was appointed Simone da Orsenigo, which planned to build the Cathedral in Lombard Gothic style. However, Visconti wanted to follow the fashion trends of European architecture, and therefore invited the French engineer Nicolas de Bonaventure, who added the style “rayonnant Gothic” – French style, not common in Italy. He also decided that the brick structure should be marble. In 1402, the year Jan, Galeazzo died – by this time the Cathedral was only half completed, and construction was frozen nearly to the end of the century. Continue reading

The great structures

This publication is dedicated to the Great constructions of the USSR and Russia, those buildings are one of its existences prove the power and might of our own country want to meet. THE GREAT STRUCTURES

At the bottom of each building is a link to all the pictures in the archive!

Well it because we all live in Primorye we should all know about Voroshilov Battery on Russky island that is why she is entrusted with a great honor to open a Hit Parade of GREAT FACILITIES

Voroshilov battery on the island of Russian

In the reform of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in 1997 battery, as a combat unit was disbanded, and on its basis was established branch of the Military historical Museum of Pacific fleet “Voroshilov battery”.

In the spring of 1931 it was decided — to strengthen the defences of Vladivostok. The Commission headed by the people’s Commissar of defense K. Voroshilov chose for the new “springboard” island height near the Eastern corner of the Bay Novik. Continue reading

Expedition to the Ustyurt plateau

This was the first trip taken by the author. The group in addition to the author, while the fourth-year student of geological faculty of Moscow state pedagogical University, was already a well-known traveller in South America, Anatoliy Khizhnyak, mountaineer, conqueror of Dombai Alexander Polyakov, inquisitive student Alex Avilov and erudite biologist Dmitry Usov. We were all ready for the most risky adventures. Decorated with our male friends the girl Tatyana, the employee of the Main Botanical garden of RAS. Learning about the possibility to collect seeds of rare plants on an isolated plateau, brave girl-nerd without hesitation joined our team and passed all three weeks of hard marching.

The shed on the plateau literally

We went in early April when in those places still blowing cold winds and night-time temperatures drop below zero, so we stocked up on warm clothes, which is very useful.

formed once at the bottom of the sea Continue reading