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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


The Republic of Austria is a landlocked country situated in southern Central Europe . It was established after the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, which occurred at the end of the First world war.

Austria in the North it borders with Germany and Czech Republic . in the West Switzerland and Liechtenstein . to the South are the borders with Italy and Slovenia . on the East the country borders with Slovakia and Hungary . The length of the state borders of Austria with these countries is 2.706 km, of which 816 km with Germany, 466 km with the Czech Republic, 107 km with Slovakia, 354 km with Hungary, 330 km with Slovenia, 430 km with Italy, 166 km with Switzerland and 35 km with Liechtenstein. The total area of the country is 83.858 sq km. Continue reading

Dangerous lake

Came grimy tramp to the lake. To clean the shore a bald old man sits, reading a book. Near the closed umbrella lies.

The bare bum finger tested the water.

If, dear people, — says the old man — you wanted to swim, I do not advise. Dangerous this lake. Whoever it is, risking his life. Take care of health.

The old man adjusted his glasses and looked up at the sky. — In General, better slow down, sit down. Soon the rain will pass, all the dirt will wash you myself.

The tramp meets — a Lie, a bald fool. Clean water, quiet. Want here. Hadn’t bathed in months, have lice.

The old man did not have time to argue. Hobo ran up and jumped into the lake.

The water is stirred up, went in pairs, from the bottom up the dregs. The tramp got dirtier still, in the mud, the blood, without a brush of the left hand.

The old man he ” told you, lawn head, the lake is dangerous, stay out. Continue reading

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