Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of land area and also the island group’s historical capital. According to an ancient legend of a magnificent flower-covered island rose from the depths of the sea. Rhodes was a gift from Zeus, Helios – the sun-god. Since then, Bright became the patron god of […]

Candi Rara Jonggrang

Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between […]


Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues/ Borobudur Buddhist complex may be the real wonder of the world. It corresponds to this rank on all […]

megaliths of Mountainous Shoria

Egyptian pyramids, Machu Picchu, Easter Island statues…… what you know about the ancient megaliths of Mountainous Shoria? Mountain Shoria, is a territory in southern Siberia, Russia, east of the Altay Mountains. It is the southern part of Kemerovo Oblast. The territory is mountainous: spurs of Abakan Range, Salair Ridge and Kuznetsk Alatau, and is rich […]

Lake Seydozero

Lake Seydozero is located on the Kola Peninsula, in Murmansk Oblast within the Lake Lovozero and ensures runoff from the Seydyavryok River. The lake is situated at an altitude of 189 m above sea level. Seidozero length – 8 km, width – from 1.5 to 2.5 km. In the center of the Lovozero massif, Kola […]

Indre Wijdefjorden National Park

Indre Wijdefjorden National Park (Norwegian: Indre Wijdefjorden nasjonalpark) is located in a steep fjord landscape in northern Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. It covers the inner part of Wijdefjorden—the longest fjord on Svalbard. The national park was established on 9 September 2005 and covers 1,127 km2 (435 sq mi), of which 745 km2 (288 sq mi) […]


Spitsbergen is the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago in northern Norway. Constituting the westernmost bulk of the archipelago, it borders the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea, and the Greenland Sea. Spitsbergen covers an area of 39,044 km2 (15,075 sq mi), making it the largest island in Norway and the 36th-largest […]

Pyramiden on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway.

Pyramiden is a Russian settlement and coal mining community on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Founded by Sweden in 1910 and sold to the Soviet Union in 1927, Pyramiden was closed in 1998 and has since remained largely abandoned with most of its infrastructure and buildings still in place. Spitsbergen – “polar desert” – how […]

Luhansk, formerly known as Voroshilovgrad, is the administrative center of Luhansk Oblast

Luhansk, formerly known as Voroshilovgrad, is the administrative center of Luhansk Oblast in easternmost Ukraine. The city itself is also designated as its own separate municipality within the oblast. The current estimated population is around 425,848 (as of 2013). Lugansk is located at the confluence of the river Luhan Alder. Is the center of the […]

Donetsk is an industrial city

Donetsk is an industrial city in Ukraine on the Kalmius River. Administratively, it is a centre of Donetsk Oblast, while historically, it is the unofficial capital and largest city of the larger economic and cultural Donets Basin (Donbas) region. The city of Donetsk is adjacent to another major city of Makiivka and along with other […]

Severomuyskiy ridge

Severomuyskiy Ridge was one of the most difficult areas of BAM. Prior to the opening of the tunnel trains Severomuisk followed by bypass railway line, laid across the ridge. The first option to bypass length of 24.6 km was built in 1982 – 1983; during its construction to a maximum slope of 40 thousandth (ie, […]

Severomuysky Tunnel

Severomuysky Tunnel is a railroad tunnel on the Baikal Amur Mainline (BAM), in northwestern Buryatia, Russia. It is named after the Severomuysky Range it cuts through. The tunnel is 15,343 metres (50,338 ft) long, the longest in Russia (excluding metro lines). The tunnel cuts under the Severomuysky Range, a mountain ridge separating the Upper Angara […]

Taurida Governorate

The Taurida Governorate or Government of Taurida was a historical governorate of the Russian Empire. It included the Crimean Peninsula and the mainland between the lower Dnieper River and the coasts of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. It was formed after the Taurida Oblast was abolished in 1802 in course of Paul I’s […]


Yalta is a resort city in Crimea peninsula, southwestern Russia, on the north coast of the Black Sea. Yalta are a part of Russian Empire since 1783, along with the rest of Crimea, sparking the Russo-Turkish War, 1787-1792. The city is located on the site of an ancient Greek colony, said to have been founded […]

Arena di Verona

The Verona Arena is a Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Bra in Verona, Italy, which is internationally famous for the large-scale opera performances given there. It is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind. The building itself was built in AD 30 on a site which was then beyond the city walls. The […]


Verona is a city straddling the Adige river in Veneto, northern Italy, with approximately 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven chef-lieus of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third of northeast Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona covers an area of 1,426 km2 (550.58 sq mi) […]

Angel Falls, the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall

Angel Falls is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft). The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park, a UNESCO Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of […]


Sevastopol is one of two cities with special status in Ukraine (the other being the capital, Kiev), located on the Black Sea coast of the Crimean Peninsula. It has a population of 342,451 (2001). Sevastopol is the second largest port in Ukraine, after the Port of Odessa. The unique geographic location and navigation conditions of […]

Kerch, is a city on the Kerch Peninsula of eastern Crimea.

Founded 2,600 years ago, Kerch is considered to be one of the most ancient cities in Ukraine. It is now one of the country’s most important industrial, transport and tourist centres. Archeological digs at Mayak village near the city ascertained that the area had already been inhabited in 17th–15th centuries BC. Kerch as a city […]

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 […]