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Old 07-19-2012, 06:32 AM
 
Location: State Fire and Ice
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Icebreaker
Icebreaking ship is a Russian invention. In 1864, the Kronstadt merchant Критнов cut the forward part of the steamer «Пайлет» so that he could «run» on the ice and break off it. Thus it was extended by a few weeks time navigation between St. Petersburg and Kronstadt.
The idea of the device underwater reservation for the first time appeared in the Russian Navy. In 1914, Russian ship's engineer R. R. Svirski in detail developed the project of the underwater protection of ships from mine-torpedo strikes.
On the account of the engineer Бенардоса, the outstanding Russian inventor, Creator of the electric arc welding, many discoveries and inventions in various fields of human activity. In 1876, for example, he invented the boat, crossed the rocks. When navigating the steamboat acted blades of the wheel, and when it was necessary to overcome stranded, in the movement were given Special cylinders-skating rinks. The steamer can also move on rails, laid on the Bank of the river
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:37 AM
 
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The Sights Of St. Petersburg.
Alexander column on the Palace square in St. Petersburg, built in 1834 under the project of the Builder of St. Isaac's Cathedral de Montferrand in honor of the victory over Napoleon. Monument in height is 47.5 metres hewn out of solid granite boulders.
In the Foundation of the building was Packed with more than a thousand huge piles. 1 400 soldiers with the help of simple devices created a column on the pedestal, and then put it. The weight of the column of more than 600 tons.

Two of the Rostral colums (that is decorated with sculptural images of the fore part of the ancient naval vessel) on Vasilyevsky island near the building of the former stock Exchange in St. Petersburg were put in 1805 - 1810 years. The height of each column of 30 meters. Their Creator is the architect Toma de Томон.
The columns were not only part of the architectural ensemble of the Exchange, but also a beacon illuminating the way of arriving in the port of ships. In 1885, the fire on the column was repaid.
One of the masterpieces of Russian architecture-Исаакиевскии Cathedral in St. Petersburg was under construction for almost forty years, from 1819 to 1858. The initial draft And. A. Montferrand was in the course of construction supplemented by other Russian architects.
The building has a height of 101,88 meters, the diameter of the dome - 22,15 meters. It is lined with marble, decorated with a sculpture and painting. Huge columns of the porticos - granite monoliths. St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the best monuments of Russian architecture.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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Steam Train Collision - YouTube
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:35 AM
 
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wow, so many interesting facts.

One fact that i was shocked to find out, was that Nigeria, being such a small country, haves more than 150 millon people living in it!!! 150 million!!
If you think that's shocking check out Bangladesh, it's much smaller. Bangladesh recently overtook Russia in population!
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:40 AM
 
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Windsor, Ontario is SOUTH of Detroit.
Point Roberts, Washington State is south of the BC border. To reach that part of the US by land, you have to cross into Canada then cross back into US territory.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:04 AM
 
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Completed the construction of the Bridge to the Russian island - cable-stayed bridge in Vladivostok, connecting Nazimova Peninsula from Cape novosilsky on the Russkiy island. The building was started on 3 September 2008 in the framework of the program of preparation of the city for the APEC summit in 2012. Has the biggest in the world among the passage of cable-stayed bridges, length 1104 meters, and the second highest pylons - 324 m. The guys on the bridge constructed by the French company Freyssinet (Фрейссине Internationale & company)
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:29 PM
 
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Completed the construction of the Bridge to the Russian island - cable-stayed bridge in Vladivostok, connecting Nazimova Peninsula from Cape novosilsky on the Russkiy island. The building was started on 3 September 2008 in the framework of the program of preparation of the city for the APEC summit in 2012. Has the biggest in the world among the passage of cable-stayed bridges, length 1104 meters, and the second highest pylons - 324 m. The guys on the bridge constructed by the French company Freyssinet (Фрейссине Internationale & company)
The bridge was built, the Russian company JSC «USK «Most». P.S translation bad
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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The bridge was built, the Russian company JSC «USK «Most». P.S translation bad
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:58 PM
 
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Who knows that the total of the First national flag of the United States of America with cannabis?
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:21 AM
 
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Who knows that the total of the First national flag of the United States of America with cannabis?
The American flag is made from hemp
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