An eye in the sky: seeing Russia from an air balloon

The Russian city of Velikiye Luki, located 471 kilometers from Moscow, hosts the annual International Balloon Meet for aeronauts where launches and competitions take place. The international meet and conference last took place June 8-16, 2013.

The Russian city of Velikiye Luki, located 471 kilometers from Moscow, hosts the annual International Balloon Meet for aeronauts where launches and competitions take place. The international meet and conference last took place June 8-16, 2013.

Kristina Makeeva/ hobopeeba.livejournal.com
High-flying air balloons have been known to mankind for going on 230 years. If all kinds of mechanisms and designs have fundamentally changed over the centuries-long technological evolution, the air balloon has remained the same in its essence and its construction. On the backdrop of the Russian landscape and the blue sky, these bright spots look even brighter.

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