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countryside is right on your doorstep. as well as being very beautiful this is also a very significant part of the region because over there it marks the start of the european ural mountains and also we're on top of one of russia's most significant treasures. just a few meters away is the entrance to the igniter of sky cave and it's supposed to contain some of the best preserved ancient artwork in the country. definitely the place. my going to libya is an archaeologist who's been studying the cave for more than twenty years the drawings here are from the paleolithic period and i believe to illustrate the local tribesmen and rites of passage. you can see this little red
claim all of that on the walls it's supposed to take but. this cave was used. as a sacred place where they would come. and make themselves all. right this is definitely a cave for the brain and not a cave for the church. but it was was the tight squeeze because the drawings on the other sawing it's a truly spectacular. see here this is a huge hole and it's supposed to belong to the figure of a unocal to spread out over was forming to the roof and that's actually supposed to symbolize. and appropriately enough it's linked to this figure here of
a woman who can make head supporting breast. have legs at the back and just across the line of dots showing that they are both joined as one. the room has a strong spiritual aura and i wasn't surprised to find that even after all this time it's still used as a shrine so this is considered to be wanted not the most sacred place in the whole kay and it's interesting to see how the ancient religions have come together with christianity as people began to believe that this little figure here actually started to look like an icon of mary and so christians started to come here and worship and place little icons of their own he'd see they're still here and it's still used as a place where people can pray to thousands and thousands of years and it was me
this may be the most unusual icon in the region but most of our work comes from one small town with an international reputation. region has always been one of russia's most important industrial areas because of the quality of its oil and all but on this territory there's been a factory there for more than two and a half centuries has helped make it famous the world over. works is credited with redefining cost on its its one numerous international awards and its sculptures appear in collections across the planet but the manufacturing process has barely changed since its eighteen hundreds heyday. and say here we've got some of the ingredients that have made the cost on here so famous and it's all local products basically you've got over here the slightly lighter substance is clay on the black is just local sun but it contains properties that when mixed with
the all and whole like a very strong form of cost on hand and that's why the artwork here is of such high quality and i know a lady here is making one of the molds that the is going to be poured into so she's covering the i call with is of clay and sand the actual only call has been removed you have this perfect imprint left in the molds and then things really start to heat up so from this boiling hot stuff while. you get the liquid off it will sound and play into this bucket that's about to stead i reckon. so the liquid on hand is being poured into these molds here where it will sit between four hours until it's cooled enough. to be taken out so the next part of the process can begin . but wow pretty toxic in here i'm going to move out of the way.
and once the metal reaches the right temperature the factory can go to work. so this is the next stage nicholai head and now that he's come out of his mold ladies basically she will down the final ecosystem that sounded like everything. each piece receives plenty of expense attention and some of the finest examples are kept in the factory for visitors to it miles. you know up here you can see just some of the results that have come of two and a half centuries of crossman ship and produced beautiful intricate models. and here you have the. first made the company's name and of course it's old st nick.
but if you want to see a few larger pieces of castle just take a trip to chill. this is the region's capital and its cultural and business center is home to around one point three million people and i was about to take its most beautiful street. calculations are correct and this is what i think it is we should be in the very hot and that means that my friend is over here. yeah very good thank you so i'm all right this is the very center of town. these. counts and you just do you. see your route mark. called deletion of these things between the city ok. that has lived. and she's always keen to show off its sights and its wildlife we see we can camel
symbol of a very big camel the became but it too i think the will somehow became all right this is the sort of this bird maybe you should i think they're all supposed to be good luck symbols on they all right so. yeah maybe this chap as well because he has a nice hat that's all there is. absolutely when you travel it could. region rests in both europe and asia and its territorial position means it's become an ethnic melting pot so. you have that. european culture mixed with asian culture as well this was specific about i was ready to experience some of this ethnic culture first time when there's a celebration in these parts that don't do things for her. so we've got music some very colorful keep cool i'm extremely muddy field.
glastonbury. festival promises to be just as good if. i do. carry on top saw events. and be surprised if you bump into a special guest to. the presidential seal of approval. someone two is a summer festival that's been celebrated for over a thousand years and i was about to meet up with someone who really knew his way around. one of the event. and a something to eat expert. is an old. feast in the old days people used to come together as a form of communion. being nomads they had a little opportunity to communicate in everyday life. here they got together once a year and married off their daughters. there might not have been wedding bells but
there was still plenty to celebrate and in here in toronto a culture that means masses of food. please try our national training. yes. this is. a little. try sometimes please. this is supposed to be the best. so this is taking. money out of the. ceased to be easy. but if you really want to work up an appetite you can always test out your prowess in some traditional schools. with good food unusual tests. at this festival like. the falsities whole.
getting off to a terribly good start. and there's plenty of action for the local strongmen to. a couple of she's going on. but he's. actually feel like. some of the competition was going on and i had a previous engagement to attend so through a few painful looking body slams i headed back to our tools tapped. at will after watching all that sport and. it's definitely made me hungry so i'm in the right place i think russell said about it builds a lot of them a little push a little spicy voting rights when he's in washington. and when they're throwing a dinner party and they don't mess around. take
a seat look at this. fish for a king. this. this is our traditional dish give it a try. there's no need to worry about overreaching because they have a feud not just today. another kind of. drink but just a word of warning vegetarian should definitely stay away. bus kiri hospitality. but they were going to. get everything. ok. good man. a real bust here boy. there's a one hundred percent with the table still groaning with food i finally walked away from my hosts and someone to ring it been a very delicious day but for the sake of my stomach it was time to start looking at
just say. on. which eleven's region is full of sprawling woods and forests so it's hardly surprising that the locals have developed a taste for country sports and i had to just outside the capital to see what i could back for a very long time the british have enjoyed shooting small flying things with large guns and that's not something i've got a how to go out until today or i think i'm going to be able to break my duck or at
least. i'm pretty sure that sign means i really do not want to be in this area. of course being kind and gentle souls here on discovering russia the pigeons we were after were all artificial and murat was my crocs instructor. here where my name's mara. because it's been open for more than ten years and it's the most popular in the area and soon i was ready to blow away some clay. oxen loaded. and i'll take a little beginners wherever i can get it. you never believe it. can
i carry on. who. gets like this according to murat the secret is to shoot the clay right top of the ark don't turn your head only look down the sights and before long i was ready for a solo if it's ok so i'm going to see if i can load the thing myself no. and we're ready to shoot. i think this must be the most fun you can have with a deadly weapon and you can even pick up a few tiny moments. well i think that counts as a pretty successful first hunt. course. take home a trophy or two you want. the most have much to the shotgun but you don't really want to bump into someone with one on your afternoon hike if i was going to take
a weapon with me i needed something a little small with all of the chill of its regions wide open spaces and countryside it never hurts to have a good knife on you but if you are going to survive in the wild why not do it with a little bit of style because here they've been making rushes most beautiful blades for almost two hundred. swords of famous for their quality and decorative engraving for more than a century local blade smiths were the only official suppliers for the russian army and navy as well as the tsar's court the history of the modern factory dates back to the late ninety's but it's designers have a heritage that appeals to women buffs around the country was going to watch them make. the special.
once the blade has been filed and shapes the rest of the components by hand so this this is a downer so this drug has just been put together and checked fitted into its scabbard here brosco but so in the process. that's what it looks like. certainly. one to be on the wrong end of that is shop assuming everything passes inspection the new blades are then sent to the factory artists where they're given an individual design this black paint like substance is actually a acid resistant lacka and when the blade is galvanized this little bit which isn't covered golden and this little bit will stay solvent so you get the distinct. and then it's returned to the workshop for the last finishing touches. so look at my authentic. hunting knife. just that i hope i never need to use the thing
now. with my new found weapon the chill of been spoiled and is held no fears and if you're looking to get away from it all this is the place for you. and that was worth the trip so i've made it to zora cool the highest mountain lake in the year olds which is considered to be one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the whole country. the lake is seven hundred twenty four meters above sea level and attracts more than sixty thousand tourists during high season and it's so clean that you can drink from it. to guy. did. my name is sarah gay. said gay is one of the park rangers it's cool and he's also an expert on the local flora and fauna. missional puharich is a safe haven for many animals. sometimes maybe years skinny would be seen on this
trail hide in the grass and wait for tourists. and here is year. there are also many foxes. plus a host of birds. gross and if you find that the ants have carried off ill picnic. banquet of sorts. that. it is called in russian which actually means something sour definite lives up to his name. oh. for. sure. and at least dehydration is not a problem. which could actually. kill you delicious greens if it gets thinner. maybe that would be such
a bad thing. with a few opined cucumber snacks in my pocket and headed out of the forests but i was still sticking close to the water. that she loves region has always been important industrial center of russia and that noise should be quite close to a special bit of engineering. and as well as you don't look down too often you should be able to get right over it well i don't think it's going to also help in safety inspection but this old bridge views are in the right place because underneath these very rich people woods is the longest my door electric gap in the country. for over one hundred years the station here it's been lighting up the local community first powering the old fair alloa factory and now it's the only electric source for two nearby villages and chief engineer on
a totally is the man in charge. looks like a knowledgeable shop until he's worked for the best part of twenty years and now manages the power station on his own but the equipment spend far longer than him. that night by the same system. and if he needs to crank up the juice just times the real. power according to how much electricity they need to generate this control. but. most of them although i did lost the will to. get. some of the pitman this reliable in place there's no reason it couldn't last a month. mind boggling to think of the amount of water that's flowed down that it runs at almost a second it's been doing it for over a century. it was almost
time for me to leave the region but before i went i thought i deserved a trip to one of the area's lakes and resorts and now it was time for me to get. in the middle of the water but to get i needed to make a quick change. we're almost in the right place here but supposedly the most interesting thing about this area is a naturally the island itself but what's underneath it and to explore so i just need to meet a couple of new friends. i just got to successfully leap from here to there. right. so we're going to go diving. yes we are going to dive in the lakes most interesting spots will go to
a depth of twelve meters. below is the resorts chief don't even struct and he promised we were in for. him once i was kidded up it was time to get when it. finally ready to take the plug. who are just hope it's not too chilly. it certainly wasn't the suits meant we were able to stay down for quite a while and take a look at the island. and i got to meet the local. both below and above the surface. the.
folks. who will say. well it's not quite the great barrier reef to have this but it's definitely the best i've done in russell own hustling to go to school it's fixing the trip. tundra. it's been a long journey around the two of its regions and i felt odd and a little lower in all this is a stunning parts of the country and it's a place where you can experience both european or asian hospitality among some of russia's most beautiful scenery. and mission free cretaceous free transport charges free. range month
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hello and welcome this is our to live from moscow you're watching the weekly a roundup of the top stories of the last seven days with me kevin owen and first to an observer is in syria still trying to determine just how many people were massacred there on wednesday and who's to blame top u.n. officials admit the peace plans being floated by both sides in the conflict dozens of reportedly been killed across the country in the past twenty four hours alone while foreign calls for intervention of being ramped up the saudi's briffa national reports duquesne body has lain side by side we mean children among them death was indiscriminate and bloody the pictures from syria this week have brought shock around the globe and also sands of deja vu just weeks before any other massacre came to light this time in the village of houla and the world was quick to pass judgment the american british and french push for military intervention in syria is absolutely in the.