The water in Lake Baikal is toxic. Who's guilty?
Lake Baikal is considered one of the main natural assets of Russia. The deepest lake in Siberia, one of the oldest on the planet, a reserve of clean drinking water…

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Tourist pearls of the Dominican Republic
Going to the Dominican Republic stands both for a beach holiday, and for a separate acquaintance with Caribbean history and culture, Dominican nature and modern attractions ... The colonial city…

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10 places in Helsinki that will not be shown to “package” tourists (part 1)
According to various social surveys, Helsinki is one of the most boring cities in the world ... Walking along the narrow shopping streets, sandwiched between laconic, austere modern buildings, tourists…

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Monthly Archives: June 2018

“Throw an eagle on a mobile phone”, or how Siberian ornithologists help

To study the migration of steppe birds, scientists use GPS devices that send text messages …

Until recently, there were no difficulties with this, and this year one of the birds went to Iran. Since sending SMS from there is not a cheap pleasure, the entire budget for the year for research was spent already in October. In order to continue tracking, we initiated the action “Throw the eagle to the mobile phone”. Continue reading

Annoying nuisance, or what not to do in smart toilets in Europe

Dry closets are installed on the streets of Paris, which, after each visitor, are independently cleaned and disinfected …

To do this, a special disinfectant is sprayed inside the booths, and then the internal space is dried with hot air. The self-cleaning function is activated automatically when a person leaves the booth. True, if Europeans know this, then it is not familiar to people from the CIS. Hence the mass of curious, and sometimes unpleasant, cases. Continue reading

Almost a day in the clouds: how to make a long flight comfortable
In 2013, Singapore Airlines performed the longest flight. The flight was from Singapore to New York and lasted almost 18 hours ... At first, due to the high cost of…

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Victory: answers to the most common flight questions
Often travelers have questions about the flight of a popular low-cost airline ... Victory: answers to the most common flight questions We tell how much Pobeda takes for transportation of…

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Visa to Finland: how will Schengen be issued now
Starting September 1, the simplified visa processing regime for Finland for residents of the northwestern federal district of the Russian Federation will no longer apply. There is no detailed information…

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Quick Schengen: where and how to get it
The French visa center, where in the fall of 2018 it was possible to get a “Schengen” in 48 hours, did not survive under the influx of Russian tourists ...…

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