9,000 km on two wheels: What does it take to do the longest cycling race?
Friday, 11 August 2017 09:38

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Many people dream about going on a Trans-Siberian railway journey, all the way from Moscow to Vladivostok. But would you dare to cycle those 9,000 km?

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Probably only superheroes would. Ten participants (eight men and two women) in the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme Race certainly fit the description of superhero.

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On this day: Sheremetyevo International Airport was opened
Friday, 11 August 2017 09:00

On Aug. 11, 1959 a Tupolev Tu-104 aircraft flying from Leningrad landed in Sheremetyevo. This day is considered the official birthday of Sheremetyevo International Airport.

On June 1, 1960 the first international flight set off from Sheremetyevo to Berlin Schönefeld Airport. In October 1967 the Ilyushin Il-62 aircraft made the first flight to Paris ...

 
How Moscow’s Metro became part of Game of Thrones
Thursday, 10 August 2017 18:46

Russian artist Sergey Samoylov, who works under the pseudonym Samuel Rosto, took a map of Moscow’s Metro, laid it over a map of Westeros and Essos (fictional places from Game of Thrones), and discovered something amazing.

Okhotny Ryad station became King’s Landing. Oldtown is now situated at Universitet Metro, and The Wall hugs the monorail line in ...

 
Don’t miss the opportunity to see St. Petersburg’s rooftops risk free
Thursday, 10 August 2017 18:27

Wannabe “roofers” can now scale St. Petersburg’s buildings in safety after the authorities green-lighted the installation of handrails and footpaths on three building tops in the Russian city. People will even be able to get guided tours.

“Roofers”- daredevils who climb knee-jerkingly high buildings and hang off sheer drops without safety gear - hav...

 
Giant whale gets stuck in a river mouth in Russia’s Far East
Thursday, 10 August 2017 18:11

Whale stuck in a river mouth / Sergey Dolya

Ever tried squeezing through a gap (or a tight pair of jeans) and getting stuck, realizing far too late that you are in fact way too big? Well, this Greenland right whale - or Russian whale to Americans - found itself caught between a rock and a hard place after getting jammed in a river mouth on Big...

 
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