Tour operators are concerned-there are not enough charters
After Kuban airlines went bankrupt at the end of 2012, and Red Wings suspended its operator certificate, there was a shortage of aircraft on the Russian Charter market. Representatives of…

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Why was Egypt called Egypt?
Immediately it should be clarified-Egypt is a country in North Africa called only by foreigners, the Egyptians themselves and residents of other Arab countries call it Misr, officially-Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiya…

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Wedding trip to Prague
Old Prague continues to surprise many travelers, as it has done for many centuries… And at the same time attract newlyweds from all over Europe, wedding photos on the Charles…

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How many countries were part of the USSR?

At different times, the number of countries (called Union republics) that were part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) varied.

At the time of the collapse of the USSR in 1991 there were 15 Union republics:

Russian Soviet Federal socialist Republic (RSFSR),
The Ukrainian SSR
byelorussian ssr
Kazakh SSR
Moldavian SSR
The Uzbek SSR
Tajik SSR
Kirghiz SSR
The Turkmen SSR
Armenian SSR
Azerbaijan SSR
Georgian SSR
Lithuanian SSR
The Latvian SSR
The Estonian SSR
From 1940 to 1956, there was the Karelo-Finnish SSR (now the Republic of Karelia in the Russian Federation).

Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan were part of the Transcaucasian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic (ZSFSR) from 1922 to 1937.

Occupying a sixth of the land area (22,400,000 km2), the USSR was the largest state in the world and had the longest border in the world (more than 60,000 kilometers).

Between 1945 and 1991, the Soviet Union bordered 14 States: China, Mongolia, North Korea, Japan, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, the United States, Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Poland, and Finland.

 

Does it snow in Africa?
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How to choose a radio for tourism?
It is almost impossible to get lost in the forest or in an unfamiliar area, having a good portable radio station (walkie-talkie) with the ability to communicate with other groups…

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Why was Brazil named Brazil?
The official name of the country is the Federal Republic of Brazil. Originally, after the discovery of this South American country in 1500 by the Portuguese Navigator Pedro Cabral, it…

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What animals live in the Arctic?
If we talk about unique species of animals that are found only in the Arctic, then this is a polar bear, musk ox, wild reindeer, snow sheep. Other species are…

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