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15 Facts about Yakutsk (Siberia)

image-3343The city with the biggest temperature difference. Facts: Yakutsk is the largest city built in the conditions of permafrost. The thickness of permafrost near Yakutsk in Siberia is 250 meters. In 1632, on the shore of the Lena River was founded Yakutsk fort (70 km from the present location of the city). Ten years ...

Russian First Names

image-3340 Many of the centuries that swept over Russia, created a lot of Russian names. Russian Nicknames In pagan times it was believed that the one who knows the namehas a certain power over aperson. Therefore, in everyday life people used nicknames. Maloi - the youngest. Kosoi - with vision problems. Old Russian First Names Old Russian ...

Facts about Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

image-3328The first man who stepped outside the cradle of humanity. 1.            The first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin had an understudy German Titov. More precisely, they both had the same training and equal chances for flying. In the end Gagarin was chosen. And German Titov became the second cosmonaut. The youngest one. The ...

11 Facts about a Russian Actress Dina Korzun

image-3324 Give more. 1.            Dina as a child with other children organized concerts, where the children sang, recited poetry, and they invited the parents to be spectators, and did not allowthem to 'skip' the shows. 2.            Dina Korzun became known after the film 'Land of the Deaf' (1997) - Nika Award (Russia) for ...

11 Facts about a Russian Actress Chulpan Hamatova

image-3321 More than just an actress. Chulpan Hamatova comes from a family of engineers. 'Chulpan' literally means 'Morning star.' As a child Chulpan practiced figure skating and studied in math class. The actress became famous after starring in the film by Valeri Todorovski 'Land of the Deaf' (1998). Some movies in which she starred received really ...

Top 17 Facts about Life in Siberia

image-3317Interesting features of life in the largest region on the planet. Life in Siberia is not simple, it’s harsh. Harsh climate, cold in winter and hot in summer, vast distances and permafrost –some of it seems unthinkable for a man. But people still live here. However, without special secrets and peculiarities ...

Olkhon Island Caves (Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia)

image-3304 Olkhon Island is the largest island in Lake Baikal (East Siberia, Russia). On the island there are only 1,500 inhabitants, and 1,000 of them live in the village of Huzhir. On the Olkhon Islandyou can enjoy the beautiful nature of the island and the surrounding it Lake Baikal, examine the neighborhood, ...

Old Russian Names

image-3299 In Russia, old Russian names are now becoming popular again. This is both a trend and also an interest by enthusiasts in traditional Russian culture. Old Russian Names Before the Christianization of Russia, Russians only had pagan names. Pagan names for a very long time –for more than 600 years –were used in ...

Sakharov Prize (Sakharov – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)

image-3296Andrei Sakharov, who is considered the father-creator of the hydrogen bomb, realized the potential threat of nuclear bombs for the fate of all mankind and began fighting for peace and human rights; Sakharov became a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in 1975, and another annually awarded prize was named after him ...
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