Samara region – one of the regions of the Volga region, the fifth largest. From the point of view of geography it is located in Central European Russia, on both sides of the Volga river, bordering with Tatarstan, Kazakhstan, and regions of Sverdlovsk, Saratov and Orenburg.
Temperate continental climate and relatively high average temperatures (July + 20,7°C, in January is 13.8°C) combined with high humidity make living in the region quite comfortable. The main square of the region covered by steppes, but the landscape is decorated with low Falcon and the Zhiguli mountains, coniferous and deciduous forests. Many rivers and streams, the largest of which, not including the Volga – Samara, Juice, Moustache, Big Kinel, provide the area with essential moisture for everyday life and agriculture. Continue reading
In the world there are a lot of very unusual places and breathtaking creations of nature. But sometimes, when the «improvement» mother nature takes people, it leads to very unexpected results and there are very strange, incredible miracles of nature. See for yourself!
1. Drzava or «the Gates of hell» — it is a gas crater in Turkmenistan, which never ceases to burn for 40 years. It «great» creation — is the work of Soviet engineers, who in 70-ies of the last century looking for oil.
During the drilling portion of the soil under which was a large gas field had failed. Fearing toxic fumes, Soviet engineers didn’t think up anything cleverer, than to burn gas in order to get rid of it. Here it also burns four decades, continuing to terrify and remind you how destructive humans are.
2. Fly Geyser or fly geyser. Actually is a permanent thermal spring, which, again, appeared due to human intervention. In 1916 there were performed drilling works and 60 years of groundwater with the inclusion of mineral wells broke through to the surface, creating this amazing creation.
3. Water Rio Tinto in the Spanish region of Andalusia, the color of blood. The pH of this water is $ 2, making it virtually Continue reading
To celebrate ecologist’s work. For example, to carry out the action on clearing of one of the ponds. Lake Smeha (not to be confused with the nearby village of Sohra) at the end of last week, activists were restored order. Came here as public figures and representatives of the national Park “the cave”, under whose custody is the body of water. Arrived at the scene and our crew.
Natalia Kuznetsova, reporter
In the Kovrov district for the village of Sohra is amazing lake-Bayou of the same name Sohra. This is one of the favorite places of recreation for both residents and visitors. And this is the main cause of contamination of the protected zone.
This is a clean flowing lake with a length of about 6 km, a width of about 60-100 m, and a depth of 7 meters – the former bed of the river Klyazma. According to ecologists, in the summer there is going to 100 cars a day, although the reservoir is not equipped places for bathing.
Victor Residents, senior state inspector of the national Park “the cave”
Violations in protected areas is largely a failure, that is, article 839 of the administrative code.
In the reserve travel and transport Parking is forbidden to light fires Continue reading