In the sands and mountains of Asia FAQ

We went once on an old truck on the right bank of the Amu Darya. And it so happened that the next to the left wing of the car appeared impressive size ... lizard.His torso swayed from side to side, and the tip of the long tail, elongated horizontally moved in a straight line. I read somewhere that if you face the monitor lizard close, it is widely open mouth and hisses eerily. And so the offender can «stroke» tail that the unaccustomed and legs will not stand. The speedometer needle swung around forty, and monitor all ran and ran flush with the machine, it seemed, effortlessly. Zasmotrevshis Read more [...]
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Hussein Bey

In the Golden Horde in general since it was decided to call the educated people of Central Asia, Iran and Egypt. That was the heyday of the Golden Horde. Built town obihazhivayut trade routes. Islam in those years became the official religion of the country. Of course this wave Hussein Bey and came to the attention of Khan Uzbek. In Bashkortostan, Hussein Bey headed for certain success in the appeal of the Bashkirs to Islam and soon became the first imam of the Bashkirs. Hussein is buried Beck was in a Muslim cemetery Ak Ziraat, near today's village Chishmy. According to legend, in 1393, the majestic Read more [...]
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Campsite Crystal

At the 30th kilometer of the Moscow road on the right one can see the movement of the structure of tourist facilities "Crystal". This is the most well-maintained in the vicinity of the base of Sverdlovsk. In the city of the same name it is a railway station (29 km from Sverdlovsk, 15 km from Pervouralsk). Around campings dense coniferous forests with an admixture of birch, rich in mushrooms and berries. Five kilometers north Obmanskaya towering mountain (397 m). To the northeast are located deaf wetlands. Campsite open all year round. In summer it is designed for simultaneous reception Read more [...]
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Past and Present of the White Mountains. Part 3

(End. Starting in "TP" for May 23 and 20 June) On the watershed of the White conditionally draw the line between the two continents: Europe and Asia. Near Mountain obelisk "Europe" and "Asia". In 2002, in preparation for the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Ural writer DN Mamin Siberian, was renewed. Historian H.K. Chumpin the Geographical Dictionary, released in 1873, gives the following line to the border of two continents: "In the northern slope of the mountain pass road from the factory in Nizhny Tagil-dependence of Shaitansky factory, with the highest point on the trunk of Read more [...]
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ORENBURGSKY DEPARTMENT OF THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (1868)

ORENBURGSKY DEPARTMENT OF THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (1868) 1925 Orenbah. Dep. State. geogr. of the Society of the USSR, from 1929 on, in the study Orenbah. env. Initiated the creation Orenbah. Governor N.Kryzhanovsky. Honorary patron OO Great kn.Vladimir A. (1869). In OO there were more than 100 pers., including A.A.Tillo, VIDal, D.N.Sokolov. Purpose -study D & Wed Asia. In 1868-75 OO included the mathematics, Geogr., ethnography, natural history and statistics. In 1872 was opened the Bible. Up to 80 were accumulated information about the region. OO participated in the preparation Read more [...]
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Orenburg expedition (COMMISSION) (1734-44)

Orenburg expedition (COMMISSION) (1734-44) initiated by an academic geographer IK Kirilov in connection with the adoption in 1731 by the Kazakh Lesser Zhuz Russian citizenship. Her Task- page. At p. Oph city and fortification system, the establishment of bargaining. relations with the peoples of Aver. Asia. OE was staffed by officials, the military, experts in different fields, had a base in Ufa, Simbirsk and then back to the beginning. 1737 in Samara, was under the protection of regular troops, Cossacks and Mescheryakov. From 1734 to 1737 (source. IK Kirilov) was built 21 reinforcement, marked Read more [...]
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New Europe-Asia Obelisk

     Thousands of kilometers stretches Urals from north to south. How many trails, forest road crosses it from east to west and back is hard to say. But in how many intersections do railroads and paved highways, probably not difficult to calculate. And at every or almost every such intersection is worth Obelisk, denotes the conditional border of Europe and Asia.     The author of these lines was fortunate to cross this invisible line of Europe-Asia in various places on the Subpolar to the Southern Urals. In 2003, there was one such memorable place. In September, Read more [...]
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ROAD

ROAD 1) (darugi) territorial division unit XIV-XVI centuries., Special districts, resulting in a period of domination of the Tatar khanates (administrative division); 2) Means of Communication (water, soil, iron). Since ancient times, through the U. held water trade routes from South-east. Asia through the Khazars, Volga Bulgars in Perm and Perm Great Vychegodskii r.Sev on the mouth. Dvina, which was accomplished barter between the North. Europe and Asia. Chap. waterway in the ter. William was the Kama and its tributaries. It has long been the steppes of South. William took the caravan routes Read more [...]
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Border of Europe and Asia

From north to south for more than 2,000 kilometers stretches the Ural Mountains. Its watershed is considered a conditional boundary between two parts light-Europe and Asia. In many places, the ridge put symbolic border obelisks. This stone tall pillars and wooden structures, and new concrete monuments. Near Sverdlovsk, there are two such obelisk. One of them is set in 1873 on the 40th kilometer of the Moscow highway, the second relatively recently just east of the station top. Most popular first Obelisk. There are different options to approach this post. The easiest to train station Vertex and Read more [...]
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Border of Europe and Asia

White Mountain - one of the peaks of the Main Ural mountain range. Comb her naked shihans rises to 712 Peters above sea level and above the level of the pond Chernoistochinsk 500 meters. Along the crest of the White is the border of Europe and Asia. In the spring of her long delayed snow, and in the autumn, when it is the first cold snap, the surrounding mountain tall firs are green and silver, the top is white with frost, hence the name White. Peak - two rocky ridge-ostanaa around that part of the club mist. Between the ridges stretches wide saddle, covered with forests of birch, larch, ash Read more [...]
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Where is the line?

    The question of where to draw the boundary that separates Europe from Asia, dating back to antiquity. More Phoenicians many centuries BC was isolated in the world three parts of the world: Europe (from the Phoenician "Erebus"- Set Sun, West), Asia (from "asu" - Sunrise, east) and Libya (the land west of the Nile - only known at the time of Africa). These three parts of the world in the Middle Ages received name "The Old World"And America and Australia opened in the XVI and XVII centuries - "New Light". Historically the concept of parts Read more [...]
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Icelandic ash cloud touched Asia and Africa

The ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano that caused traffic jams in Europe today has touched Asia and Africa. A total of 500 of the ash canceled flights, closed 8 airports in Spain, five of them - in the main resort of the country - the Canary Islands. According to forecasts, the particles of volcanic ash can cover the entire Iberian Peninsula by Wednesday evening. For a few hours and was discontinued air service in North Africa - Morocco. Reached a dangerous cloud of Cyprus, but the authorities of the island has not yet imposed a ban on flights, unlike Turkey, which already canceled dozens Read more [...]
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ROAD

ROAD 1) (darugi) territorial division unit XIV-XVI centuries., Special districts, resulting in a period of domination of the Tatar khanates (administrative division); 2) Means of Communication (water, soil, iron). Since ancient times, through the U. held water trade routes from South-east. Asia through the Khazars, Volga Bulgars in Perm and Perm Great Vychegodskii r.Sev on the mouth. Dvina, which was accomplished barter between the North. Europe and Asia. Chap. waterway in the ter. William was the Kama and its tributaries. It has long been the steppes of South. William took the caravan routes Read more [...]
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Warming threatens Asian rivers

Thousands of Tibetans may lose livelihoods due to global warming. Reducing the volume of glaciers and melting permafrost in the mountains surrounding the fragile Qinghai-Tibet plateau, leading to erosion of meadows and marshes, rivers and threatening the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow River."From 1976 to 2008 the area of ​​meadows and wetlands at the headwaters of three rivers has decreased by more than 32% - said the employee Qinghai Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment Van Gensyuy. - The area of ​​lakes in the region decreased by 228 m. km, i.e. 8.6%. " Scientists Read more [...]
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Meteoroloji. New records of heat in Central Asia. Snowfall in Kyrgyzstan

On the most part of the territory of Central Asia the beginning of October was very warm. on 2 October the average daily temperature at 7-8 degrees exceeded its climatic norm. Not without new warm records. In Zhezkazgan (Kazakhstan) was repeated record 2004, — in the afternoon the air temperature increased to +28.8 degrees. A new record heat (+35.5 degrees) was installed in Taldybulak (Uzbekistan). Recall that the previous record heat Taldybulak belonged to 1997 and was +34.7 degrees. In the Naryn region of Kyrgyzstan due to heavy snowfall killed more than 2 thousand head of cattle, Read more [...]
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Only for 50 years the Aral sea — the pearl of Central Asia, was reincarnated from a pond, rich in fish and other living creatures, in the dried salt marsh, which is unlikely to already’ll ever see on a newly fishing Seiners and sea waves.

As in the case of the natives of Easter island, which is almost "cut down and ate" their future, the Aral Sea fell victim to the constantly increasing needs in irrigation-related population growth in Central Asia and the full dependence of the local agriculture from the applied to field water.APTA will be from the Far East, when all of mother earth will suck insatiable Chinese and so on immigrants who are already buying up land for their fields?look at the video on the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded.. Read more [...]
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Southeast Asia at the mercy of the monsoon

Monsoon-2010 Southeast Asia 11-17.10.2010 @ NASA image by Jesse Allen Monsoon-2010 was more active than its predecessor in 2009. For a long period, more than a week, he pours rain South of Indochina, Vietnam, and Thailand. So, the day before, only for the past day, here resulted more than 100 mm heavenly moisture. In the coming days monsoon will not reduce their activity, and, hence, the rains will continue, which in turn causes flooding, leading to the victims. Source: Meteoroloji, NASA Read more [...]
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Tourist note: Do not bring durian

Southeast Asia. If you have been in Southeast Asia, be sure to have heard of durians - beautiful bolshennom a fruit famous for great taste and a nasty smell. He grows up in Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, and from there flows into all the coming country. Despite the fact that it is sold everywhere, in almost all the countries of Southeast Asia is forbidden to bring durian in public places, for example to go with him to the hotel. So try to enjoy the fruit immediately after purchase. Incidentally, in the first seconds after you will cut it, it does not smell! Read more [...]
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For tourist Infections in exotic countries

Going to exotic countries, travelers must comply with excessive security measures: times must be vaccinated, and the trip to observe personal hygiene, wary of strangers use goods, water, etc. Below regions, while visiting are not excluded Infection with severe and even life-threatening infections unsafe.Cases feral and domestic birds avian influenza reported in South-East Asia, Africa and Europe. Proven pathogen transmission from birds to humans. When checking out in these regions is recommended vaccinations or preventive medical healing. Cholera detected in more than 40 countries: Afghanistan, Read more [...]
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The Indian ocean has progol the earth’s crust for 10 meters

The 2004 tsunami in South-East Asia is considered one of the worst natural disasters in history. Photo Reuters The earthquake of 26 December 2004, with an epicenter in the Indian ocean near the Indonesian island of Sumatra followed by a giant tsunami caused the deaths of more than 155 thousand people. And not only in Indonesia but also throughout Southeast Asia and even in Africa. The tsunami in Southeast Asia, almost all experts believe one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history. Caused it underwater earthquake of magnitude 9 on the Richter scale - the most powerful over the past Read more [...]
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