Saturday, April 21, 2007

Spotlight on: Voskresensk (Воскресенск)

I had a very difficult finding pictures of Voskresensk. During my search, I mainly found various photos and sites for the Voskresensk Khimik (which is why this city gets the spotlight in the first place), various websites suggesting that I marry women from Voskresensk, and pictures of trains, which are extremely boring (unless they come from Yaroslavl - ha, ha, ha). So it appears that Voskresensk is big on trains. Then I found a site that sells shark teeth. Shark teeth from Voskresensk. This tooth...ah, well I think they said it best:

A GEM, very rare Sphenodus tooth, from a very early shark. Absolutely great preservation - excellent condition with extra sharp cutting edges and a needle tip. Perfect tooth. These are Upper Jurassic age from Voskresensk, Russia. Top quality. A rare, killer tooth!

And for only $145, this killer tooth can be yours. Anyway, let's get back to Voskresensk. It's located in Moscow oblast, 80-ish km southeast of the city of Moscow. Its population appears to be in decline. According to Wikipedia's census numbers. In 2002, the population was 77 871. It was 79 900 and 81 400 in 2000 and 1991, respectively. Voskresensk was the original name of the nearby town of Istra until 1929. Voskresensk-Istra achieved town status in the eighteenth century, while the current home of the Khimik achieved this status in 1938. I couldn't find a weather report for Voskresensk, but in Istra it is currently 2 degrees, with a high for today of 8. And it's raining!

Ulanov played for the Voskresensk Khimik for about a season and a half between 1990 and 1992 before joining the Jets in '92. He had a total of nine points for Voskresensk.

On an unrelated note, our thoughts are with Laika's family even after all these years.


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