Tag Archives: Russia

Timelapse Travel: ‘Saint Petersburg, Russia’ (Video)

St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea. It was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, having been founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, subject of the city’s iconic “Bronze Horseman” statue. It remains Russia’s cultural center, with venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcasing Russian art, from Orthodox icon paintings to Kandinsky works.

Documentary: ‘The Battle Over Antarctica’ (Video)

The world’s major powers agree: the resources of Antarctica should be exploited peacefully. They have promised to promote peace and scientific research in Antarctica, and to protect its environment. But is this spirit real, or just a lot of talk?

This documentary features interviews with researchers, activists, diplomats, and military personnel from Spain, Russia, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, and the United States. There’s been much debate over how to share control of resources in Antarctica, which is the world’s oldest ecosystem. Critics say that behind the scenes, a game of high-stakes poker is underway. Could this competition end in armed conflict? Or will Antarctica serve as a model for peaceful international cooperation? This film addresses these complicated issues with in-depth analysis, accompanied by magnificent images of the Antarctic landscape. The documentary’s soundtrack was composed by Javier Weyler, former drummer of the Welsh rock band, the Stereophonics.

Food & Travel: Master Cheesemaker Olesya Shevchuck In Moscow

The MICHELIN Guide takes you to Moscow, where we just dropped our luggage! Discover the variety of Russia’s culinary heritage and its authentic cuisine built around exceptional local products. Second stop at a cheese-making school in Moscow, where Olesya Shevchuck –Master Cheesemaker and Affineer– trains people to make cheese with their own hands.

Rich in history and secular traditions, the Russian culinary scene has seen some new trends emerge over the past 30 years, embodied by talented chefs who are devoted to highlighting the quality of the ingredients of local producers. Let’s discover some quality products and producers which make the gastronomic reputation of this mysterious and timeless capital city ! Here, Olesya Shevchuck explains us how to find our own favorite cheese and what we need to know to make them perfectly.

Arctic Journey: Svalbard, Norway To Siberia (Video)

The Arctic is one of the most fascinating regions on our planet, and one of the most threatened. Two film crews explore its spectacular wilderness in a two-part documentary. Part one takes viewers from Norway’s Svalbard archipelago to Siberia. The region around the North Pole is one of the greatest and least-known wildernesses in the world, and it’s rapidly changing due to global warming.

The retreat of Arctic sea ice can be observed everywhere along the Arctic Circle, presenting those who live there with dramatic changes. This documentary takes viewers on a journey through the Arctic circle and explores those changes. It begins in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, a place to see one of nature’s most spectacular displays — the northern lights. With the ice retreating, cruise ships can now travel further north than was previously possible. This places a strain on the fragile ecosystem.

But more visitors may also mean more awareness about the risks that face the region, and more motivation to protect the Arctic. But as if often the case, protecting nature in the Arctic is at odds with economic interests. Russia, in particular, is keen to sell Arctic fossil fuels to the rest of world. The film next takes viewers to the gas-rich Yamal Peninsula in northwestern Siberia, where the Russian company Novatek has built the northernmost industrial facility on the globe.

Further East in Yakutia, two noises fill the air: the relentless buzzing of mosquitoes that infest the Siberian tundra in summer, and the steady dripping of the thawing permafrost on the banks of the Kolyma River. The film’s journey ends in Chukotka in the northeast of Russia, a region closer to Alaska than to the Russian capital Moscow.

Travel: ‘Moscow – Russia’

Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia’s symbolic center. It’s home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum’s comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.

Walking Tours: Saint Petersburg, Russia (Video)

St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea. It was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, having been founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, subject of the city’s iconic “Bronze Horseman” statue. It remains Russia’s cultural center, with venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcasing Russian art, from Orthodox icon paintings to Kandinsky works. 

History: ‘Charge Of The Light Brigade, 1854’ (Video)

The true story of the suicidal mission of British forces to overrun the Imperial Russian fortifications with a courageous but foolhardy mass charge.

The Charge of the Light Brigade was a failed military action involving the British light cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854 in the Crimean War. 

World News Podcast: Russian Covid-19 Vaccine, Japanese Asteroid Samples

Radio News 24/7 reports: Russia rolls out its Sputnik vaccine, a 6-year Japanese space mission returns sample from an asteroid, and other top world news.

Travel: The ‘Top 100 Cities In Europe’ (Video)

The cities of Europe remain unmatched to the rest of the world! From the canals of Venice, to the Ancient ruins of Athens, it’s impossible to beat the history and architecture of Europe’s cities. I’ve spent the last few years traveling Europe and I want to show you my favorite cities! This video was months in the making and i’m so excited to finally share it with you! I tried to include cities from all parts of Europe.

Timestamps: 0:34 – London, UK 1:17 – Edinburgh, UK 1:43 – Lisbon, Portugal 2:23 – Valletta, Malta 3:05 – Tallinn, Estonia 3:50 – Milan & Venice, Italy 5:01 – Bologna & Rome Italy 6:48 – Vatican City, Vatican 7:27 – Naples & Positano, Italy 8:34 – Palermo & Catania, Italy 9:08 – Zurich & Lucerne, Switzerland 10:28 – Grindelwald & Zermatt, Switzerland 11:33 – Prague & Cesky Krumlov, Czechia 12:53 – Barcelona, Spain 13:32 – Toledo & Cordoba, Spain 14:22 – Ronda & Granada, Spain 15:07 – Obidos & Porto, Portugal 16:11 – Cologne & Rothenburg, Germany 17:35 – Munich & Berchtesgaden, Germany 18:19 – Salzburg & Hallstatt, Austria 19:04 – Innsbruck & Vienna, Switzerland 19:36 – Bratislava, Slovakia 20:53 – Paris & Etretat, France 22:00 – Colmar & Lyon, France 22:34 – Carcassonne, France 23:08 – Monte Carlo, Monaco 23:52 – Kyiv & Odessa, Ukraine 25:25 – Lviv, Ukraine 25:47 – Luxembourg City 26:45 – Brussels & Bruges, Belgium 28:20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands 29:04 – Rotterdam & The Hague, Netherlands 29:40 – Copenhagen, Denmark 30:21 – Malmö & Gothenburg, Sweden 31:20 – Stockholm, Sweden 31:52 – Helsinki & Rovaniemi, Finland 32:40 – Oslo & Bergen, Norway 33:36 – Alesund & Tromso, Norway 34:30 – Reykjavik, Iceland 35:18 – Dublin, Ireland 35:43 – Warsaw & Gdansk, Poland 36:54 – Wroclaw & Krakow, Poland 37:40 – St. Petersburg & Moscow, Russia 38:58 – Vernazza & Verona, Italy 39:34 – San Marino 40:24 – Ljubljana, Slovenia 40:58 – Dubrovnik & Rovinj, Croatia 42:15 – Zagreb, Croatia 42:59 – Riga, Latvia 43:28 – Vilnius, Lithuania 43:49 – Minsk, Belarus 44:25 – Budapest, Hungary 45:02 – Bucharest & Brasov, Romania 45:53 – Kotor, Montenegro 46:20 – Sarajevo & Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina 47:50 – Belgrade, Serbia 48:16 – Athens, Greece 48:47 – Istanbul, Turkey 49:55 – Tbilisi, Georgia 50:33 – Berlin & Hamburg, Germany 51:52 – Frankfurt, Germany 52:18 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain 52:47 – Valencia & Seville, Spain 53:52 – Madrid, Spain 54:19 – Bern & Geneva, Switzerland 55:29 – San Gimignano & Siena, Italy 55:54 – Pisa & Florence, Italy

Politics: How Russian State Media Covers The 2020 U.S. Election (WSJ)

Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t congratulated President-elect Joe Biden, and state media appears largely to be echoing the Trump campaign’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. Here’s what the U.S. elections and their aftermath look like on Russian television. Photo composite: VGTRK/Channel One Russia