The Old Town of Sochi is with unforgettable Southern Russian character. This Russian city on the Black Sea was the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Why The Sochi Arboretum is one of the most important monuments of the city? Did you know that Rosa Khutor, located near the Krasnaya Polyana is the best place for skiing, snowboarding or hiking? Do you know that Riviera Park was founded at the end of the 19th century? You will see the most magnificent buildings in the city. You will be amazed by its neoclassical architecture. Get the best experience of local life at the Sochi Central Market. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about Sochi Art Museum, Town History Museum, 33 Waterfalls.
Sochi, a Russian city, summer resort, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics is located on the side of Black sea and the Caucasus Mountains. Do you know that marina of Sochi is the safest and most convenient parking for high-speed yacht vessels on the Black Sea in Russia? How many hotels can be counted in Olympic Park area? How does summer resort became capital of Winter Olympic Games? What is the symbol of this beautiful city? Would you like to have a ride on a Ferris wheel on the top of the mountain? Do you know that Skybridge - one of the longest suspension footbridges in the world? Olympic games helped Sochi to become world known resort with a perfect conditions for skiing, but this region has a long history, which your local charismatic guide you will open for you. You will visit the Biggest in Russia and one of the biggest in the world Trout Farm, Trinity-St George’s monastery, Natural sparkling mineral water source, The highest peak of Rose Peak, Ancient ritual cameras of Cherkessk.
Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger) is the motto of the International Olympic Committee. After listening to Les Woodland's The Olympics' 50 Craziest Stories the listener might wonder if the motto should be Sillier, Loonier, Crazier. There is the gentle rower who was winning his race when he stopped his scull to avoid scattering a mother duck and her ducklings - we'll let you listen to the book to find out how he did - and the American socialites who showed up for a golf game in Paris and accidentally ended up in the Olympic golf contest. There was so much confusion that year they never learned one of them had become Olympic champion. Oh, and the men's Olympic golf champion had actually journeyed to Paris to play tennis. Shooting live pigeons was an event in the 1900 Olympics, but there's no mention today of the competition out of embarrassment over the 300 dead and maimed birds that revulsed the spectators. We can't forget the Jamaican bobsled team nor the Russian KGB colonel who rigged the scoring in fencing and managed to create an international incident. They are all in The Olympics' 50 Craziest Stories, along with dozens more athletes who managed to attain fame they would rather not have earned. In addition to the 50 stories of competitors behaving badly, or at least oddly, Les Woodland has sprinkled collections of interesting and sometimes improbable Olympics facts throughout, making The Olympics' 50 Craziest Stories fun from cover to cover. As the author of 26 books, Les Woodland knows how to tell a story and here he's in fine form. Join him in his trip to the crazy side of sports. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David L. Stanley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037603/bk_acx0_037603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Winter Olympics - Salt Lake City, Utah "Will you help me to defect?" It's the desperate question from Russian ice dancer, Mikhail Kozlof to his American counterpart, Kerry Niles, which ignites a treacherous cross-country trip, political intrigue - and an attraction that neither can deny. After a night of passion in a picture postcard winter resort, lust turns to love - and a return to reality. The American government is closing in, and soon, Mikhail will be whisked away from Kerry. Once sequestered in a safe house outside Washington DC, Mikhail is faced with an impossible situation - he must deny his love for Kerry to protect her from harm. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Ulrich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008397/bk_acx0_008397_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 2018 Winter Olympics will be the stage for many compelling stories. Athletes like Ashley Wagner and Sven Kramer are windows into hidden social phenomena, from figure skating's eating disorders to the Dutch obsession with speed skating. Controversies like the Russian doping scandal, the NHL player ban, and the question of whether North Korea will compete or disrupt are creating human drama that affects thousands of athletes. Paralympic athlete Oksana Masters' story of overcoming great odds to challenge for Olympic gold will inspire listeners. Other competitors, like Lindsey Vonn and Lizzy Yarnold, are simply living legends in the sports of downhill skiing and skeleton. Get pumped up for what's shaping up to be the most dramatic winter games ever! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003113/bk_drms_003113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why do the USA, UK and Europe so hate Russia? How it is that Western antipathy, once thought due to anti-Communism, could be so easily revived over a crisis in distant Ukraine, against a Russia no longer communist? Why does the West accuse Russia of empire-building, when 15 states once part of the defunct Warsaw Pact are now part of NATO, and NATO troops now flank the Russian border? What is the source of the Trump-Russia probe?These are only some of the questions Creating Russophobia investigates. Mettan begins by showing the strength of the prejudice against Russia through the Western response to a series of events: the Uberlingen mid-air collision, the Beslan hostage- taking, the Ossetia War, the Sochi Olympics and the crisis in Ukraine. He then delves into the historical, religious, ideological, and geopolitical roots of the detestation of Russia in various European nations over 13 centuries since Charlemagne competed with Byzantium for the title of heir to the Roman Empire.Contemporary Russophobia is manufactured through the construction of an anti-Russian discourse in the media and the diplomatic world, and the fabrication and demonization of “The Bad Guy”, now personified by Vladimir Putin. Both feature in the meta-narrative, the mythical framework of the ferocious Russian bear ruled with a rod of iron by a vicious president. A synthetic listening of all these elements is presented in the light of recent events and in particular of the Ukrainian crisis and the recent American elections, showing how all the resources of the West’s soft power have been mobilized to impose the tale of bad Russia dreaming of global conquest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shane Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148370/bk_acx0_148370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Joseph's "The Great Hijacking", "Putin's Shoot-Down", and "The Bully" all bundled into one book titled Putin and MH370/MH17. A Boeing 777 takes off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and rendezvouses behind an American tanker refueling fighters, thus falling in its radar. Chinese military computer hackers break into a key defense satellite, a North Korean cargo ship drops a black box into the Indian Ocean, and a home flight simulator has traces of island landings in the Indian Ocean. All the events combine to produce a perfect storm for "The Great Hijacking". Two Malaysian airliners meet disaster within a few months. At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Vladimir Putin contemplates his next move after the United States fails to deliver $1 billion that Putin deems belongs to him. A few days later, an airliner mysteriously disappears - believed to be at the bottom of the sea. "The Bully", a Cold War short story classic. One month after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, an HH-3, Jolly Green, rescue helicopter is sent on a mission north of Iceland to rescue a Russian with a head injury off a fishing trawler. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Philip Bryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052669/bk_acx0_052669_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to know the bodybuilding secret of Soviet athletes who have been crushing the Olympics since 1952? Russian athletes won 426 medals in six Summer Olympic appearances. Over 76 percent of all wresting medals won between 1969 and 1996 went to USSR and Russia.Want to know how? The answer is simple - uncompromising strength training using a very basic piece of equipment. Do you want to beat the results of Russian bodybuilders while also burning more than 400 calories in 20 minutes? Do you want to bulk up in all the right places, get that six-pack you’ve always dreamed of, maximize your strength and your stamina? You can accomplish all of those by spending just $32 on a single item. The mighty kettlebell! Kettlebells are often described as a handheld gym for a very good reason – they’re so versatile that you can train nearly every part of the body with them. Not only that, kettlebell exercises are multiplanar. To put that in simple terms, you’ll engage numerous muscles at the same time to get that mind-blowing full-body shredding and muscle building routine. A kettlebell isn’t a dumbbell and it most definitely isn’t a barbell. Unlike these two, it’s versatile, it can be used to tone every imaginable muscle and a workout with this basic, somewhat rough-looking piece of equipment will be so tough that you’ll feel the pump for hours after you’re done. Do you want to: Do Schwarzenegger-level bodybuilding. Maximize your functional strength. Work out anywhere, anytime… yes, even in your tiny room. Strengthen your core and get those sexy toned abs. Improve your balance. Improve your posture.Gain the confidence that all men with lean physique enjoy.If so, you need to head to the nearest sports store and buy a kettlebell right now. Once you have your "handheld gym," you'll simply have to master your form and technique 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Clay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/209017/bk_acx0_209017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In January 2008, Graham Naismith, 37-year-old IT consultant and former police detective, and his wife Eirene, aged 38 and a former teacher, spontaneously, and with no prior experience whatsoever, decided to embark on a 30,000 mile drive to Australia with their three daughters aged one, four, and six. Having previously sold their house in anticipation of a drop in the housing market and with Graham's job at the infamous ID Cards Scheme looking precarious, the climate was right. So, with the decision made and the trip endorsed by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Lance Armstrong, and not forgetting The Hairy Bikers, four months of intensive planning and preparation followed. A suitable four-wheel drive vehicle was bought and built to expedition standards and the relentless quest for sponsorship commenced. Satellite phones, emergency beacons, needles, drips, medicines, vaccinations galore, mountains of equipment, and bureaucracy were all sourced, and courses in vehicle repair, remote emergency first aid, and Russian were embarked on before they departed. On May 1, 2008, they waved goodbye to their friends, and within 15 minutes heard their first “Are we nearly there yet, Dad?”. This proved to be a constant as they traveled through 19 countries including Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, and onto South East Asia before driving the entire circumference of Australia.As they traveled, the global economy went into meltdown.The book charts, in diary form, a journey through desert and jungle, from Auschwitz to the Beijing Olympics and from opulence to third-world poverty. The family encountered terrorist bombings, earthquakes, blood clots, gun-toting soldiers, corrupt policemen, covert tracking devices, AK-47 carrying locals, an attempted car-jacking, landslides, mines, convicted drug dealers at the Bangkok Hilton, lice, leeches, ghosts, scorpions, snakes, and sharks, not to mention their car being confiscated in China, blowing up in Thailand, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Power. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/170095/bk_acx0_170095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.