The Curonian Spit

The Curonian Spit located in Kalinigrad region of Russia is a long sand-du ne spit stretched from southwest to northwest. It separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. The Curonian Spit has been on UNESCO World Heritage List and is on the list of natural wonders of the world as the longest spit. Today the length of the Curonian Spit is 98 km. It was formed about 600 years ago. A small heap of islands used to occupy this place. By hitting them sea current became slower and sand accumulated on shoals. New islands rose there and shoals turned into sand dunes. This narrow line of land has been a comfortable road that connected Prussia, Baltic countries and Russia since times of crusaders. This is where during 5 centuries the army had been moving, goods and mail had been transported, carriages and stagecoaches had been driving, the Russian emperor Peter the Great and the Queen of...

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The Curonian Spit
The historic sites of Krasnodar

The history of the city of Krasnodar is a little over 200 years long. Over time the place has grown from a small military settlement of Cossacks into a big, booming city. Green streets, squares, fountains and towering office buildings and blocks of flats make up modern Krasnodar. The historic centre of the city however has managed to preserve remarkable examples of old architecture. There blocks of flats and public buildings from the past two centuries have been brought back to life in this beautiful city on the bank of the Kuban River.

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The historic sites of Krasnodar
Ivanovo — City of Youth

In the city of Ivanovo there are more than twenty universities and every fifth resident is a student. Many of the learning institutions located in this small city in western Russia are famous well beyond Ivanovo’s borders. For example the Ivanovo State Textile Academy, which is run by one of its graduates, outstanding Russian designer Vyacheslav Zaitsev. Another example is the Ministry of Emergencies’ Fire-Fighting Institute which, for almost 50 years, has been training firemen who serve all over the country. RTG TV host Rumiya Niyazova got to know some of Ivanovo’s young residents.

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Ivanovo — City of Youth