Bhopal residents love their city, located in the Central part of India and known around the world Shopalso monstrous man-made disaster, which is exactly a quarter of a century ago killed thousands of people.
Bhopali love the city at a beautiful lake. “Great place for retirement. Compared to Delhi it’s peaceful, the property is inexpensive”, – says in the train Delhi-Bhopal 34-year-old Delhi businessman Ashok.
But there is another Bhopal, about which neither Ashok nor the majority of citizens prefer not to remember. Can’t see the lake, there are dirty streets, and almost every house someone is ill.
On the night of 3 December 1984, the plant of Union Carbide India Ltd. for the production of a pesticide accident. Night workers washed the pipelines on the installation for the production of methylisocyanate – highly toxic chemical that was used in the production of pesticides. Due to a malfunction of the valves water got into the tank, the number of which is known throughout the country – 610, storing this substance. Started a chemical reaction formed a mixture of poisonous gases that escaped into the atmosphere and covered the town deadly Continue reading
LAKE SVETLOYAR (Shambhala Russia) is a legendary lake located in the Nizhny Novgorod region. According to the local historian N. N. Khlopushina, the lake is of glacial-karstic origin; karst collapse that ensued as a result of a small earthquake, increased the lake depth to 25.5 m at relatively small sizes – h meters. The usual epithet, which is presented Svetloyar – “Pearl of the sky overturned in the green rim of the forest.” The surroundings of the lake are famous for their renomirani, some see in the water the reflection of the domes of the legendary Kitezh and hear the bell ringing.
The origin of the Svetloyar surrounded by a halo of legends. According to data collected by researchers Vladimir INKINEN and Valerian TURYGINA, the most ancient, pagan layer is associated with the evil goddess girl the Turk. She rode a spirited horse and would whip people for their sins, yet fell to the ground and there was a lake. The second stratum of the legend dates to the time of the invasion of Batu Khan. One of the Russian prisoners have not sustained tortures and has shown Tatars secret paths. But through the prayers of the inhabitants of Kitezh high power hid it at the bottom of the lake. The third layer of legends – the schismatic, Continue reading
Northeast China is rich in minerals and the amazing beauty of the local land. For centuries these lands were inhabited by hardy tribes, among them: kitana, the Jurchen (Manchu) and the Mongols.
Three North-Eastern province of Jilin, Liaoning and Heilongjiang — industrialized Chinese regions. Here there are many volcanic lakes, the jagged boundary lines and mountains.
The Imperial Palace in Liaoning province in Shenyang (Mukden) confirms the glorious past of the Manchu Qing dynasty. Many monuments of Russian architecture stores the port city of Dalian (distant), which overtakes the entire province in economic development.
The power capital of the puppet Manchukuo (1933-1945.) — Changchun (Xinjiang), now it is the main city of Jilin province — the center of the automotive industry, and the fame of Heilongjiang province brought Ice festival in Harbin.
The area of the provinces of Jilin, Liaoning and Heilongjiang, which are located from Shanhaiguan is the point where the ends of the Great wall of China near the Yellow sea to the Siberian border in the North is 800-000 km2, which is larger than the area of Portugal and Spain. There is a population of over Continue reading