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The Light of the Night Cities of the Earth (photo)

The Light of the Night Cities of the Earth
The Light of the Night Cities of the Earth
The Light of the Night Cities of the Earth

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One of the most beautiful places on planet Earth – Altai (photo)

One of the most beautiful places on planet Earth - Altai

Let’s get to know some of the sights of Altai:

  • Mount Belukha is the main among all the natural attractions of the Altai Mountains. This is the highest peak in Altai – 4509 m above sea level. Located on the Katunsky ridge.
  • Katun is the main river in Altai. The source of the river is located on the slope of the highest mountain in the region – Belukha. Then Katun is poured throughout the region, passing through the territory of the Altai Territory and the Altai Republic.
  • Teletskoye Lake is the largest in Altai. Its area is 223 km2, and the depth reaches 325 meters. The lake contains a large supply of clean fresh water, and its transparency reaches 14 meters in depth. – Small (about 30 m in diameter), but colorful Geyser lake. Geysers come out in the middle of it, and with them blue silt rises to the surface from the bottom. Thanks to this, the water acquires an unusual blue tint.
  • One of the most famous, beautiful and ancient roads – Chuysky tract – is also located here. It is one of the top 10 most beautiful roads in the world according to National Geographic.
  • The Ak-Kurum stone mushrooms are high cliffs that stand alone on the slopes of mountain ranges in the Karasuk river valley. Ak-Kurum means “white scree” – huge boulders resulting from weathering of rocks.
  • The Chulyshman River Valley is one of the pearls of the Altai Mountains; from the top of the nearly 900-meter mountain, a breathtaking view of the Chulyshman River valley opens.
  • The valley along the Karakol River is one of the most sacred places in Altai. In this small area (the length of the valley is only 3 km) there is the largest number of mounds, ancient sacrificial altars and stone slabs, as well as rock paintings. Moreover, it was here that for the first time in Altai, multi-colored petroglyphs made with the help of mineral paints of white, black and red colors were found.
  • The seven Aktru glaciers occupy about 16 km2, and their slopes have an interesting feature: the northern sides are much steeper than the southern ones.

You can’t tell about all the amazing places of Altai in one post, it is no coincidence that it is called the real place of power of our country, which everyone should visit at least once – endless plains, snowy peaks, clear lakes and incredible landscapes will not leave anyone indifferent.


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Volcanoes of Kamchatka and Aleutian Islands (video)

New issue of Russian Cosmos Magazine released (June, 2020)

New issue of Russian Cosmos magazine released (June, 2020)

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New issue of Russian Cosmos magazine released (June, 2020)

Desert Landscapes Saudi Arabia (photo)

Desert Landscapes Saudi Arabia
Desert Landscapes Saudi Arabia
Desert Landscapes Saudi Arabia

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Training began on the actions after landing the descent vehicle of the Soyuz spacecraft on the water surface (photo)

Training began on the actions after landing the descent vehicle of the Soyuz spacecraft on the water surface.

During the training, two types of training are performed: “long” and “short”. “Long” training – the descent vehicle is on the water and we need to change clothes inside the descent capsule from the Sokol spacesuit into flight and heat-shielding suits, then the Trout overalls and evacuate from the ship.

We leave the capsule after changing clothes, taking with us a portable emergency stock. Then we work out the interaction with the search and rescue service, give light signals and evacuate aboard the rescuers.

A “short” training consists in time limits for the actions performed, in connection with the detection of a hypothetical “leak” in the descent apparatus through which water enters.

Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev transferred the Victory Banner to the Cosmonautics Museum (video)

Копию Знамени Победы, побывавшую в космосе передадут Музею космонавтики (фото)

С Днем Победы!

Герой РФ, летчик-космонавт Олег Артемьев в день парада Победы передаст в фонды московского Музея космонавтики копию Знамени Победы, которая находилась вместе с ним на борту Международной космической станции в 2018 году. Об этом сообщили в пресс-службе музея.

Как уточняется, трансляцию мероприятия можно будет посмотреть на странице Музея космонавтики в соцсети «ВКонтакте» в 12:00 в среду, 24 июня. Ее проведут в рамках проекта «Знамя Победы на земле, в небе и в космосе».

— В день проведения парада на Красной площади в честь 75-летия Победы над фашистскими захватчиками я решил подарить музею копию Знамени Победы, которая была с нами на Международной космической станции. В 2018 году мы с Антоном Шкаплеровым разворачивали это знамя в День Победы во время приветствия ветеранов и жителей нашей страны и всего мира. Я думаю, что оно займет свое почетное место среди экспонатов музея, — отметил Артемьев.

Он пояснил, что перед полетом на МКС экипаж выбирает два праздника, которые будет отмечать в космосе. Выбор одного предлагается американской стороне, выбор второго — российской. В результате космонавт провел в полете периоды с 26 марта по 11 сентября 2014 года и с 21 марта по 4 октября 2018 года.

РФ выбрала для празднования в космосе День Победы, а США — День независимости, 4 июля.

Космонавт Артемьев в честь праздника расскажет о работе на МКС, о боевом пути своего отца Александра Лавейкина и поздравит россиян с Великой Победой.


Источник: Газета «Вечерняя Москва»

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Cities of the World — Mumbai, India (photo)

Cities of the World — Mumbai, India
Cities of the World — Mumbai, India

Mumbai is a city in the west of India, on the coast of the Arabian Sea.

And according to tradition, some interesting facts about this city:

✅ In terms of population density (21,665 people/km²), the city ranks second in the world after Manila (the capital of the Philippines);

✅ Mumbai is located at the mouth of the Ulhas River, occupying the islands of Bombay, Salsett and the adjacent coast;

✅ Most of Mumbai is located at altitudes of 10 to 15 meters above sea level. The northern part of Mumbai is hilly, the highest point of the city is located at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level;

✅ Archaeological finds in northern Mumbai indicate that these islands were inhabited as early as the Stone Age;

✅ The most popular sport in the city is cricket;

✅ Mumbai is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in India. The city coexists European and Asian cultural traditions. There are many holidays and festivals of various ethnic groups and religions. The population of the city takes a wide part in them, often regardless of religion;

✅ The name of the city of Mumbai comes from “Mumb” – the name of the local Hindu goddess Mumba Devi, and ai, which means “mother” in Marathi;
✅ Mumbai is one of the largest economic centers of the country. About 10% of all workers in the country work in this city;

✅ Mumbai is the main center of the entertainment industry. The Indian Film Industry Center, known to everyone as Bollywood, is located here.


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