Different China. A walk in the Shanghai slums

The economy of the celestial empire continues to develop by leaps and bounds, new districts and business centers are growing up like mushrooms after the rain. Now it is difficult to imagine the chinese residential blocks without skyscrapers and  countless shopping malls. But, if you look closely, among the concrete jungle you can see a completely different China. I offer you take a short walk in the Shanghai slum.

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Expedition to the Chernobyl exclusion area

On the night of 25-th to 26-th April 1986 the greatest technogenic and environmental katastrophe happened, which ‘glorified’ the Soviet Union throughout the world. Today, Chernobyl has become a peculiar visiting card of Ukraine. We offer you a detailed report telling about the trip of our journalists to the exclusion area of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

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How the Aral sea turned into a dangerous desert

Some time ago Aralsk town prospered, because real sea splashed by its shores, and local citizens were engaged in shipping and made a living by fish catching. In the 60-ies of the last century, the water began to go down rapidly, and the Aral sea gradually turned into a desert…

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Street of underground clothing factories in China

I managed to find by accident on the back streets of the Chinese megalopolis of Guangzhou the whole district with the factories of counterfeit clothing. As a rule, goods from such factories get to the clothing markets, and then to branded shops.

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The launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome or the crew of Soyuz MS-04 goes to work

Probably, every boy have dreamt to become an astronaut. But not everyone’s dream came true. However, the process of launching a rocket into space still seems a real magic for many people. Especially that it’s quite problematic to get to the real cosmodrome. How does this process happen? We offer you a report from the most famous Baikonur cosmodrome.

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East Side Gallery in Berlin. Where Brezhnev survives this deadly love

There is an interesting place in Berlin, which formed spontaneously and became a showplace afterwards. It’s located on the street, in the open air and it will be interesting to visit here, including citizens of Russia.

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Car museum in Tula region: a place where steel rusts

Like any other person, before the trip I try to learn maximum of information about the place I’m going to visit. So was with the museum of retro-cars of Mikhail Krasinets, which is located near the half-abandoned Ugod village in the Tula region. It’s amazing that all publications concerning the museum have some compassionate tone. Somehow, I had quite different feelings from the visit of this place.

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