Posts Tagged ‘Siberia’

The SovietEraMuseum exclusive. Photo postcards about Gas & Oil Industry in USSR:

Samotlor Field is the largest oil field of Russia and the sixth largest in the world. The field was discovered in 1965. Development started in 1967 and first oil was produced in 1969. The field is located at Lake Samotlor in Nizhnevartovsk district, Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Tyumen Oblast. It covers 1,752 square kilometres (676 sq mi) Discovery of this field had changed Nizhnevartovsk from a small nearby village into a busy

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The Baikal-Amur Mainline is a 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 5⁄6 in) broad gauge railway line in Russia. Traversing Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East, the 4,324 km (2,687 mi) long BAM runs about 610 to 770 km (380 to 480 miles) north of and parallel to the Trans-Siberian railway. SovietEraMuseum present unique photos about The Baikal-Amur Mainline:

The term “Siberia” has a long history. Its meaning has gradually changed during ages. Historically, Siberia was defined as the whole part of Russia to the east of Ural Mountains, including the Russian Far East. According to this definition, Siberia extended eastward from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific coast, and southward from the Arctic Ocean to the border

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Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (19 December 1906 – 10 November 1982) was the General Secretary of the Central Committee (CC) of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), presiding over the country from 1964 until his death in 1982. His eighteen-year term as General Secretary was second only to that of Joseph Stalin in length. During Brezhnev’s rule, the global influence of the Soviet

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