Stellio /stellio/ 10X2.2 cm

The text about the stellio-triton is taken from Isidore /XII.IV.38/. Its skin is covered with star-like spots. Its appearance alone gets the scorpion stunned. Referring to Pliny and Avicenna, Albert the Great /XXV.II.48/ says that the antidote for the stellio’s poison is the meat of a scorpion.

Chkalov monument. Nizhniy Novgorod.

Nizhniy Novgorod.

Russian autumn

autumn

The Kremlin. Nizhniy Novgorod.

Nizhniy Novgorod.

View of the Kremlin

N Novgorod

Coat of arms of Nizhny Novgorod

Coat Nizhny Novgorod

River view

Volga

Nizhniy Novgorod. The Kremlin

Nizhniy Novgorod

Chkalov monument

Chkalov

Valery Chkalov

Chkalov

Reflection of sky in water

Volga River

Russian Birch

Birch

The Village Well

Well

The End of Summer on the Volga River.

The End of Summer

Gulls on the river

Gull
Gulls on the river Volga.

The Wooden House

Wooden House

The Village Street

Village Street

Russian wooden house

wooden house

riverside

River

The Volga River

The Volga River is the longest river in Europe, about 2,300 miles (3,700 km). It originates at an elevation of only 740 feet (225 m) in the Valday Hills northwest of Moscow, connects with the Rybinsk Reservoir. The river heads east past Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan. From there it turns south past Samara and…

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The Volga is the largest river in Europe.

the largest river in  Europe

The largest river in Europe.

Mussa Jalill

POETRY OF TRUTH AND PASSION Jalil never kept a diary. “I don’t feel inclined to and I cannot and will not make myself keep one,” he once said. But when he left Kazan for the frontlines early in 1942, he felt an urge to entrust his feelings and thoughts to paper. The result, as he…

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The Alvdalen porphyry vase.

 The Summer Gardens

Saint Petersburg.   The  Summer Gardens The Alvdalen porphyry vase.  1839

The Summer Gardens The Rossi walk

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg.  The  Summer  Gardens The  Rossi  walk

The Summer Gardens The Neva walk

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg. The Summer Gardens The Neva walk

The Summer Gardens Main avenue

Saint Petersburg.

Saint Petersburg. The   Summer  Gardens Main  avenue

The Summer Gardens Sculptor: P. Baratta. “Peace and Abundance”. 1722

Saint Petersburg. The Summer Gardens

Saint Petersburg.  The Summer Gardens Sculptor: P.  Baratta. “Peace and Abundance”. 1722

The Summer Gardens Small gates of the railings on the Neva side

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg.  The Summer Gardens Small  gates of the railings on the Neva  side

The Swan Canal

The Summer Gardens

Saint Petersburg. The Summer Gardens The Swan Canal

Upper Swan Bridge

The Summer Gardens

Saint Petersburg.   The   Summer  Gardens Upper Swan Bridge

The Summer Gardens Statues adorning the walks

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg.   The   Summer  Gardens Statues  adorning  the  walks

The Summer Gardens

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg. The Summer Gardens

Y. Velten and P. Yegorov The grille on the Neva side. 1784

 The Summer Gardens Architects

Saint Petersburg. The  Summer   Gardens Architects: Y. Velten and  P. Yegorov The grille on the Neva side. 1784

Autumn

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg.   The  Summer  Gardens Autumn

View of the Coffee-house from the Fontanka River

The Summer Gardens

Saint Petersburg.  The Summer Gardens View  of  the  Coffee-house from  the Fontanka River

C. Rossi. The Coffee-house

Rossi Pavilion

Saint Petersburg. The Summer Gardens Architect:C. Rossi. The Coffee-house  (the Rossi  Pavilion). 1826

Statues of the main avenue

The Summer Gardens

Saint Petersburg. The Summer  Gardens Statues of the main  avenue

The Summer Gardens Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

Saint Petersburg.   The   Summer  Gardens Autumn  leaves

Moscow Cat Circus

Moscow Cat Theatre (or Cat Circus) generates vitality and optimism, it helps children to grow up to be kind adults, who treat cats and every living being on our beloved planet with care and respect.
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Kherson

Kherson There are two such trips: one to the port town of Kherson, and the other to the town of Belgorod-Dnestrovsky. The Service Bureau in your hotel will be glad to make the arrangements. Depending on the time at your disposal the trip can be arranged for one, two or three days (with a night…

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