71 days ago,
It is an incredibly beautiful scene with a great number of balloons flying over Lake Pleshcheyevo!.
There is a legend that in 1731, sixty years before the Montgolfier brothers, a Russian inventor living in Ryazan, scrivener Kryakutnoy ascended in the sky in a hot air balloon.
“In Ryazan, scrivener Kryakutnoy from Nerekhta made a furvin [an otherwise unknown word ostensibly signifying the balloon] like a big ball, blew it up with smoke unclean and smelly, made a loop, sat into it; and the devil raised him above the birch tree and the hit him of the bell tower; but he managed to hang on to a bell rope and so he survived.”
Though modern scientists consider it to be a fiction and claim the Montgolfier brothers to be the only real inventors with their balloon demonstrated in 1783.