Photos by Alexey Alexeyev.
During the restoration work in the Assumption Cathedral built in early XV century in Zvenigorod Russian archaeologists found numerous birds’ nests built throughout several centuries under the decayed roof. Researchers were surprised when during the decomposition of the nests they started finding paper documents from different periods in the addition to birds’ bones and eggshells. In particular, they found 18th century manuscripts and notes from early 20th century. Read More
Photos by Amos Chapple.
Wired magazine published wonderful photos of Oymyakon, which is the coldest town on Earth. This village of 500 residents tucked away in a remote corner of Siberia, just a few hundred miles from the Arctic Circle. Even one look at this pictures is enough to make you freeze. Read More
An interesting infographics on accessibility of drugs in Russia and Europe published in The Moscow Times.
Peeing Panda Fountain. Photos by [Dmitry Kobsev](http://www.flickr.com/photos/kobsev/sets/72157622051200820/).
Architectural Festival Green City was held in the Altay Mountains (Russia) in early August. Participants built architectural objects from materials that can be found at the scene. According to organizers, this is one of the principles of eco-architecture. The aim of the festival was to create a model architecture that is able to blend with the environment.
Our colleague [Dmitry Kobsev](http://kobsev.livejournal.com/), who visited architectural festival, said metkere.com, that he was impressed by impractical objects, like The Temple of Wind or The City of Flowers. “This is a bare idea, a sort of concept, not a claim for housing”, – said Dmitry Kobsev.
Related article: [“We are the Champions” in Altay Language](http://metkere.com/en/2008/08/altay-champions.html).