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The unfinished tragedy the length of a quarter century

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

AMAZING LAKE MIDGARD

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

Guides from the village a Large Lake

Over the summer the young staff of the Museum spend 30-40 a sightseeing tour around three lakes and Karatag mountains with a visit to the sacred source of Panteleimon the healer.

On the lake Large Marina Capturea tells the legend of Citygis – evil stepmother, utopia in the lake of seven girls. The chapel of Saint Panteleimon is a legend about the blind girl, about the healing properties of water from a Holy source. It should be noted that students guides love their Homeland, and this love is expressed not only in studying its history. Twice a year they spend cleaning up litter at the territory of the Holy spring, and Round lake. Marina this year finished nine grades of school and enrolled in the Mariinsky school.

Now the tours will be conducted by her younger girlfriend, as well as Marina who know of the legend, history of residence in the village of Big Lake writer Arkady Gaidar and all the surrounding attractions. Continue reading

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