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Greatest Light Show in the World on Moscow Day

Moscow 86th birthday was celebrated with grandiosity in the Russian capital succeeding to beat the current world record in matter of light shows. The 4D lights show was projected on the main building of Moscow State University and was aimed to enter the Guinness Book. Last evening, Moscow State University became a huge 25,500-square-meter screen, where the anniversary light show was projected.
The idea to celebrate Moscow birthday in this way belonged to the author of the idea of the Summer Olympics in Sydney in 2000 and the opening and closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Games in 2010. The entire 4D light show was designed to create Russian masterpieces, and scenes of nature and technology on the walls of Moscow State University. The light show organised on the occasion of Moscow 864th birthday created a wide variety of images in order to enter the Guinness Book – ice, turned into a giant aquarium, a spaceport and many others that highly delighted the public. In the end, a very original event occurred when Alain Robert, “the French Spider Man,” climbed Moscow State University and starting destroying the wall of the building with a hammer during the projection of the lights.

Moscow State University 4D Light Show - Moscow Birthday - Source etc-russia.ru
Moscow State University 4D Light Show - Moscow Birthday - Source etc-russia.ru

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A Journey on The Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian is the longest continuous rail line on earth, with a 6000 miles length, over one third of the globe. Basically, this journey consists of sitting down and admiring the view. There are many stops in many Russian cities, so that passengers can create their own tours. The Railway journey is set off from East to West, but it is not unusual to do that viceversa. The most common route chosen by travelers is Trans-Siberian line, which runs from Moscow to Vladivostok, passing through Yaroslavl on the Volga, Exaterinburg in the Urals, Irkutsk near Lake Baikal’s southern extremity, and then Khabarovsk. If you want to go on, you can choose traveling by ferry to Niigata, on the west coast of Japan.

A second route is Trans-Mongolian line which coincides with the Trans-Siberian as far as the Buddhist enclave of Ulan Ude on Baikal’s eastern shore. From Ulan-Ude more »

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The World’s Worst Airports

One can easily say that airports are the gate to speed. But, however, there should also be taken into account the following issues like: flights missed at high cost, terminal delays, rudeness, body searches at Customs, missed connections, the endless queues, lost luggage, and why not, the bomb alerts which make you truly shiver with cold. One can also add the long check-in duration, or the discomfort you might feel on board, like air pressurisation or mashed hand luggage. And this, in some of the most famous airports in the world.

Two years ago, some surveys proved that the airports London Heathrow and Chicago O’Hare are not quite easy to navigate, the lavatories are untidy and the parking facilities are not the expected ones. more »

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