106 years ago, on March 24, 1905, the great writer and passionate traveler, the founder of the genre of science fiction, Jules Verne, died. The writer lived in the past and the future, on earth and underground, in the air, under water and on distant planets. Much of what he described in his novels will have a lasting place in the world in the future.
Jules Verne’s technical predictions include the invention of an airplane and helicopter, television and video communications, interplanetary travel (and the launch site chosen by the writer for the flight to the moon is located near the modern spaceport), space satellites and underwater spacesuits. But the submarine described in the novel “20 thousand leagues under the sea”, the invention of Jules Verne is difficult to call: the idea of creating a submarine was considered by Leonardo da Vinci, they tried to build it under Peter I and use it in the United States during the civil war. Continue reading
Ukraine is one of the largest countries in Europe, which holds many ncient secretsa and mysterious stories. Some locations from the Soviet era, as well as old castles, cause a sense of real fear, which attracts thrill-seekers. What places in Ukraine are avoided by local residents, but are welcomed by extreme all over the world – further in the review.
The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 26, 1986 dramatically changed the lives of millions of Soviet people, as well as the fate of surrounding villages.
Shortly before the disaster, the city of Pripyat was inhabited by 47 thousand people, but now no one lives here. Continue reading