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Defenders of the Mountain Fronts.

One of the most prominent units of the Italian Regio Esercito that fought in the First World War was 71 Squadriglia Caccia, which was assigned to uninterrupted frontline service from the moment of its constitution in 1916 until the termination of hostilities. In the first of two parts LUIGINO CALIARO tells its story.

Among the units of the Regio Esercito that fought in the First World War, one of the most prominent was without doubt the 71 Squadriglia Caccia, a unit which was assigned to uninterrupted frontline service from the moment of its constitution in 1916, operating almost exclusively on

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a decade of glory

A national treasure, home to rare wildlife species and sky high mountain ranges, The Cairngorms National Park in Scotland is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Native photographer Peter Cairns reflects on the location’s unique habitat

The Cairngorms boasts a unique list of superlatives: four of Scotland’s five highest mountains, the UK’s largest area of arctic mountain landscape, 25 per cent of the UK’s threatened wildlife species, the largest surviving remnants of native woodland, stronghold populations of red squirrels, crested tits, golden eagles, ospreys, capercaillie and wildcats… all impressive stuff. And to top it off, for the last ten years the Cairngorms

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Trumps: On our side sing, dance, play, they say!

Village harp, when you go to the deepest side of Minsk, not impossible to see.The village lies at the highest, forested mountains, the top of which can be seen for a good ten miles. And on arrival at the village look traveler lured three highest crosses carved in stone.Such a fabulous mix of great sorrow and stone crosses suggests the idea that there lives a giant. And it’s true.Hercules really live under the mountain. His name is Alexander Kolbasich. He is 83 years old, 20 of which he, in the prime of life, gave camp. Initially, the German working, and

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Trumps: On our side sing, dance, play, they say!

The village lies at the highest, forested mountains, the top of which can be seen for a good ten miles. And on arrival at the village look traveler lured three highest crosses carved in stone.Such a fabulous mix of great sorrow and stone crosses suggests the idea that there lives a giant. And it’s true.Hercules really live under the mountain. His name is Alexander Kolbasich. He is 83 years old, 20 of which he, in the prime of life, gave camp. Initially, the German working, and after Russian Kolyma.Low, but very wiry old man hospitably invites the table. It is

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The number of white and sable in the nature reserve Khakassia for the year increased by several times

Reserve "Khakassia"

The number of white and sable, living on the mountain taiga area "Small Abakan" Reserve "Khakassia", for the year increased to five and two times, respectively, according to Tuesday's press-service of the reserve on the preliminary results of winter surveys of animals.

"Compared with 2010, in 2011 was five times more protein and twice the sable. According to a senior research fellow reserve Ina Maymanakovoy, the reason for this surge in population has a good crop of nuts and berries, which is observed for the last two years in the mining taiga of Khakassia hungry

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Grandparents of Orsha

Local activists now visited the place of death of the victims of Stalinist repression Kabylyatskay mountains, also known Krapivinskaya field, killing hundreds of Belarusians — Participants of historical Battle of Orsha.In the tract Kabylyatskaya mountain, where the 30-50s of the last century were shot several hundred peaceful inhabitants, now gathered members of the Conservative Christian Party BPF, democratic activists and local residents who remember the tragic action.

Memorial stone on the mountain KabylyatskayAccording to the memoirs of the old-timers, there is a 7 or 8 huge mass graves, but clearly the number of dead victims of Stalinism here, nobody

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Sun championship in mountain triathlon starts in Kabardino-Balkaria

On the basis of the sports center "Terskol", located in the Baksan Gorge in Kabardino-Balkaria, in the period from 25 to 30 July 2012 will be held the championship of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the mountain triathlon.

To participate in it are involved teams of military units, designed for operations in mountainous terrain, as well as teams of other security agencies, professional activity is connected with the preparation of the mountain.

For winning the tournament will fight about 50 teams, which include more than 100 soldiers. It

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Participants of the action Memory Watch in the Elbrus area surveyed more than 5 thousand square meters. m

Members of heroic and patriotic action "Memory Watch", held in the Elbrus region of Kabardino-Balkaria, confidently moving forward, overcoming the mountain passes.

Combined search party from the military intelligence battalion of mountain infantry connection of the Southern Military District (SOUTH) in conjunction with the search party, "Elbrus Memorial" provides for the remains of soldiers killed in the battle for the Caucasus in 1942, in two directions — the pass-Donguz orun and southern edge of Mount Elbrus.   The total area of the planned exploration is 17 thousand square meters. m As of August 9, examined more

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Bald Mountain

Now located on Bald Mountain Elizabethan courtyard of the monastery. But the glory of Bald Mountain bad as before.In past times, pochetaemye listeners, we broke up in the village on Zhukavets Dolginovsky tract. Talking about the times Kupala ancient Maria knows about the current times. And most of sore dilemma neighborhood.

Mary: "And now men are evil. Each other not love, evil. "Reporter: "And why are they evil?" Mary: "Yes, certainly, God gave. Right now the thief wanted to strangle me."Reporter: "Yes?"Maria: "Through the fence jumped. I say," I’m not alone. "And I do not have anybody." I’ve got a

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Snowy invasion of the State of New York

May 28, 2013. Despite the fact that spring has fully come into its own throughout the central and southern United States, and before the summer less than a week, in the mountainous part of the state of New York fell unexpectedly impressive piece of snow. Snow storm covered the slopes of the mountain and surroundings Uaytfeys a meter of fresh snow.

Mountain peaks in the nearby Vermont received up to 457 mm of snow. Some mountain villages was about 177 mm. Vermont Last seen so thick snowfall and snowfall is on the eve of June only in 1816.

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