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Antoni Gaudí i Cornet

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was a Catalan architect from Reus and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí’s works reflect an individualized and distinctive style. Most are located in Barcelona, including his magnum opus, the Sagrada Família. The author of eighteen buildings is the architect Gaudi. All of them are executed on the territory [...]

Kuznetsk fortress

Kuznetsk fortress – historical and architectural monument of federal importance, is in the Kuznetsk district of the city of Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo region.

Stone fortress on Mount Ascension built in Kuznetsk in 1800-1820 years by order of the Emperor Paul I, as part of the Siberian line to protect southern Siberia to the Chinese threat. Never since [...]

Prirazlomnoye field

Prirazlomnoye field is an Arctic offshore oilfield located in the Pechora Sea, south of Novaya Zemlya, Russia. The field development is based on the single stationary Prirazlomnaya platform, which is the first Arctic-class ice-resistant oil platform in the world. Commercial drilling was planned to begin in early 2012, however it was delayed at least until [...]

Freedom Monument

The Freedom Monument is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. Unveiled in 1935, the 42-metre (138 ft) high monument of granite, travertine, and copper often serves as the focal point [...]

Soviet pyramid Don-2N. Located in the Pushkino district of Moscow.

Don-2N radar ( NATO: Pill Box) is a large missile defence and early warning radar outside Moscow, and a key part of the Russian A-135 anti-ballistic missile system designed for the defence of the capital against ballistic missiles. Located in the Pushkino district of Moscow it is a quadrangular truncated pyramid 33 metres (108 ft) [...]

The iPhone 4S was the first Apple product using both GPS and GLONASS navigation.

What the GLONASS ??
-GLONASS – Global Navigation Satellite System, is a space-based satellite navigation system operated by the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces. It provides an alternative to Global Positioning System (GPS) and is the only alternative navigational system in operation with global coverage and of comparable precision.

GLONASS is a global satellite navigation system, providing real [...]

GLONASS vs. GPS.

GLONASS, acronym for “Globalnaya navigatsionnaya sputnikovaya sistema” or “Global Navigation Satellite System”, is a space-based satellite navigation system operated by the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces. It provides an alternative to Global Positioning System (GPS) and is the only alternative navigational system in operation with global coverage and of comparable precision.

Development of GLONASS began in the [...]