Events: The Golden Ring of Russia Air-Balloon Festival 360 VR

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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.

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