A Legend of the Storm: the Discovery of Nakhodka Bay

Developing the southern shores of the Far East in the mid-nineteenth century was of seminal importance for Russia in acquiring new territories and establishing diplomatic relations with neighboring Asian countries. This was a time of great geographical accomplishments, which included the discovery of Nakhodka Bay by the Russian steam corvette America on June 18, 1859.

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Hyperboloid of Engineer Shukhov

Shukhov towers, Shukhov boilers, rooftops, bridges, aerial cableways… Contemporaries of Vladimir Shukhov called him a ‘man and a factory’, and this is no exaggeration. He designed and implemented dozens of innovative engineering solutions — each one more genial, more unconventional, and more inventive than the last. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the death of this great Russian engineer, whose ideas inspire to this day, and whose creations still live among us.

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The 43rd Session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO

The 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO was held in Baku (Azerbaijan) from June 30 to July 4, 2019. Every year, this global event brings together all of the State Parties to the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, as well as relevant international and non-governmental organizations, scientists, and experts in the field.

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