1. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood Legion Media The church looks amazing from the outside but it’s even more impressive on the inside. Its interior walls are covered with seven square km of mosaic and the church is built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881. 2. Kizhi, Karelia Kizhi Sergey Smirnov/Global Look Press Kizhi Island in Karelia, 764 km north of Moscow, is home to Russia's oldest surviving wooden churches. For example, the Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus dates back to the late 14th century. 3. Bermamyt Plateau, Karachay-Cherkessia Bermamyt Plateau Legion Media Bemamyt Mountain is 2,592 meters above sea level. It’s the “Russian Trolltunga” and offers the best views of Elbrus. 4. Ai-Petri suspension bridges, Crimea Ai-Petri suspension bridges Legion Media Ai-Petri is one of the best-known … [Read more...] about 100 most beautiful places in Russia – the ultimate list
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PUBLISHED: 12:27 24 July 2018 Steve Russell Jeff Wayne's studio album hasn't aged - and the touring shows are still popular Archant Forty years on and it’s still fresh and fabulous, reckon three fans Richard Burton. His narration made a stunning impact in Jeff Waynes Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. Picture: PASometime in the summer of 1978, I returned laggardly to my bedroom after tea – a 15-year-old not at all enthused by the prospect of homework. I opened my maths book and flicked on the radio. What I heard blew my socks off. And sines and tangents were forgotten for the night.Eighty years earlier, HG Wells’s 1898 sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds must have proved a publication beyond scary for Victorians reading about Martians landing on Earth in cylinders and making three-legged machines in which they could march across the country and fight to seize the planet. Many humans perished under their death-rays. In 1938, a clever … [Read more...] about Were you thrilled by Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds?
What a tragedy then, for David Davis, for Theresa May, for us, for Britain, for Europe and for the world that, so close to the finish line, the Brexit secretary has decided that the prime minister’s vision for Brexit being so different to his own, it cannot be he that delivers it. And it is a tragedy, really it is. The government has lost not only one of its most dedicated and capable people, but certainly its most visionary. Up until Friday at Chequers, all had been progressing so perfectly to the Davis plan. It is not immediately straightforward for present day historians to comprehend the full scale of Davis’s vision for Brexit, as when he first began to set it out in a series of threads on Twitter in February 2016 he did not yet understand how Twitter threads worked so numbered his various tweets 1/1, 2/2, 3/3 4/4 and so on, which if unhelpful does at least give some insight into the towering intellect of the man. Then as now, he was … [Read more...] about ‘Farewell David Davis, you were a visionary, prepared to look so very far beyond the boundaries of the real or the legally possible’