Fyodor Tyutchev (1803-1873) is most famous for composing a poem that captured the essence of his homeland. But even more important he sincerely believed in Russia's special path and tried to create a positive image of the country in the West.
Almost a dozen ash disposal sites belonging to combined heat and power stations (CHP plants) and liquid waste reservoirs at industrial plants across the country look like landscapes from outer space, but it is very dangerous to have anything to do with them.
Have you ever dreamed of spending a weekend in a house filled with bees or taking a snowmobile ride on a mountain range in the taiga? Find out what participants in the Far Eastern Hectare program have done with the land they received.
Soviet media was forbidden from reporting on a great number of crimes occurring in the country, so a large portion of the population had no idea of the kind of horrible stuff happening all around them on a daily basis.