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    10 steep places in Russia, where you can have a good rest and hide from the city bustle

    If you do not know where in Russia you can have a good rest, except for Sochi and Crimea, then this selection is for you. In Russia, an incredible nature, which is definitely worth a visit. We have places that are no worse than the nature of Finland or Italian farms. You will surely love Russia after seeing it with your own eyes. Elton Lake, Volgograd Region Elton is a salt lake in the Volgograd region, where the water changes color from pink to blue. The lake is shallow: in the deepest places, Elton rarely reaches one and a half meters, so you can make many walks along the bottom.…

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    How the lizards survived the hurricane: the experiment of scientists

    Far from all the fauna of the West Indies survived the hurricanes of 2017. What saved the reptiles? Long fingers! Ecologist Colin Donihue from Harvard University is studying lizards living in the Caribbean islands – in particular, on the Turks and Caicos Islands. In 2017, powerful hurricanes hit the West Indies, and they prompted the scientist to solve the problem. He decided to see how the lizards survived the natural disaster. The Turks and Caicos were badly affected: the trees were torn up by the roots, and many wild animals died. After studying the populations of lizards, the scientist determined which reptiles could survive the onset of the wind. It…

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    “Russo Touristo”: 6 tips on how to dress on a trip so as not to look like a tourist

    Perhaps, everyone dreams of escaping from the concrete jungle to a relaxing holiday. Especially, with the opportunity at least a couple of days to get acquainted with the new country. Are you packing your bags in your thoughts? Then we advise you to think carefully about what clothes will be useful for you on a trip. And listen to these tips, how to dress in an unfamiliar country, so as not to look like a tourist. A tourist abroad is an easy prey for scammers and an object of frequent irritation to the local. That’s why, when going on a trip, it’s good if you are least like a “newcomer”.…

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    Monument to Ivan Turgenev was opened in the Tula region, a monument to Gabriel Derzhavin in Orenburg will be opened tomorrow

    Press Service of the Government of the Tula Region. Tula Region. The village of Turgenevo. Monument to Ivan Turgenev Press Service of the Government of the Tula Region. Tula Region. The village of Turgenevo. Monument to Ivan Turgenev In the village of Turgenevo in the Chernovsky district the traditional Bezhin Meadow festival has already become traditional. Within the framework of the festival a monument to I.S. Turgenev, the press service of the government of the Tula region. The Minister of Culture of the Tula region Tatyana Rybkina noted that this year the festival “Bezhin Meadow” was the culmination of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of IS. Turgenev in the…

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    Leave without poisoning: the 8 most dangerous products in the resort

    Leave is a time when we can afford a lot, especially at the all inclusive resort, where all drinks and food are paid in advance. At the resort, our meals are far from ideal, because we all still have a rest. With a huge amount of delicious food, it’s easy to lose control over yourself and your appetite. However, such excess can threaten us with such troubles as food poisoning and other problems with the stomach. Leave is a time when we can afford a lot, especially at the all inclusive resort, where all drinks and food are paid in advance. At the resort, our meals are far from ideal,…

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    13 English pubs with the most incredible names

    The Hung Drawn and Quartered Pub is located in the historic center of London next to the Castle Tower. Prices are above average (the main course is from 10 pounds), but the choice in the menu is impressive: juicy meat pies, pork ribs, powerful sandwiches and burgers, all in the company of the best English ale line Fuller‘S – London Pride, Chiswick Bitter and ESB. The eerie name of the pub – “Hanged and quartered” – is connected with the past of the Tower Fortress, which for several centuries was one of the most terrible English prisons. Thousands of prisoners were languishing in the Tower, and those who were sentenced…

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    10 facts about natural anomalies

    1. In China there is a river with a waterfall that does not freeze in winter at minus 30 degrees Celsius. But in the middle of summer, the stream, for unexplained reasons, begins to freeze. 2. A very tiny pond (100 × 60 m) in the Taldykorgan region of Kazakhstan does not dry out even at the height of summer, but the water remains ice-cold. There is no fish or algae growing there. Exact studies were not conducted there, since divers, even with a full air balloon, begin to choke after just three minutes. 3. The valley of the falling birds is in the mountains of the Indian state of…

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    The Law on Specially Protected Natural Territories

    National Park Alkhanay. Feast of Alkhanai Obo © Natalia Sudets / Strana.ru On July 25, the State Duma of the Russian Federation passed a law amending the Federal Law “On Specially Protected Natural Territories”. Three years have passed since the text of the bill was adopted in the first reading in 2015. This law was developed in pursuance of the instruction of the President of the Russian Federation in 2014 to adopt a draft federal law that provides for the strengthening of the legal regime for state nature reserves and national parks, including a ban on the seizure of land and forest areas located within these specially protected natural areas…

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    10 unrealistically beautiful places on the planet. They will enthrall you!

    In fantasy films, there are often incredible scenes: islands flying in the sky or houses of elves built on trees. In fact, there are many really fantastic places on our planet. Basically, these are natural formations that strike the imagination with their beauty. And although people have changed the world beyond recognition, not all unique natural places are lost. Beautiful mountains, turquoise water, amazing islands – our planet is truly rich in places that are breathtaking. 1. Phi Phi Islands, Thailand The islands of Phi Phi are in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the western coast of the Andaman Sea. Most of these islands are not just…

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    1000 beers and other reasons to love Upper Franconia (photo)

    Sights of Upper Franconia Bamberg We will begin our acquaintance with the Bavarian region of Upper Franconia in Bamberg, a kind of museum of the Middle Ages in the open air. In 1993, the local historical monuments were inscribed on the World Heritage List. In this photo – the Old Town Hall, considered one of the most beautiful in Germany. See also: Tourist route through the German castles German road of castles Napoleon declared here the war of Prussia. After the overthrow of the palace in this palace, the former King of Greece lived, and the Bamberg bishops arranged this residence for themselves. In the temple of this monastery in…