By turning over the pages of this book you will travel across our big country and see it through the eyes of energetic and inquisitive people-photojournalists. We will not be unrealistic in our promises, for no book can contain everything in one's native land that is delightful to behold or touching to the soul. Man has always had the insatiable desire to see, learn, discover and look beyond the horizon. It was this that led to the discovery of faraway continents, seas, straits and islands. People climbed mountain peaks, reached the poles, went deep into the ocean, and, finally, managed to see the pianet from a distance and to realize that the Earth, a blue cradle of life speeding through the blackness of space, is not all that large.