1 Little Known Facts about Life of a First Man in Space Yuri Gagarin

Little Known Facts about Life of a First Man in Space Yuri Gagarin

Forty nine years ago on this day Yuri Gagarin died as a result of a plane crash. For each Soviet person he was a cult figure. And you couldn't know much facts about a cult person. Only dry official facts on his life was known to Soviet people. However life of this person had a lot more bright
moments to learn about. This we going to explore here today. So, to begin with Yuri Gagarin was born in a peasant family. His father was a carpenter, his mother was working on a dairy farm. There were three boys and a girl in a family. Yuri was the third youngest kid.
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1 Only in Russia Photos, Part 4

Only in Russia Photos, Part 4

Another part of Only in Russia photos. Some with captions, some without -
funny, cool, interesting etc things that happened in Russia and nearby.
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8 Spy photos of Moscow in 1950s

Spy photos of Moscow in 1950s

Martin Manhoff was serving in USA embassy in Moscow in the beginning of 1950s. He was later deported from USSR under spy accusations. He was
a photographer and was constantly photographing Moscow. We already had first part of his photographs and here is another one:
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1 Early Spring Caused Hundreds of Garages with Cars Being Flooded in Moscow

Early Spring Caused Hundreds of Garages with Cars Being Flooded in Moscow

Due to early spring and some construction fails a whole district of parking garages, often with cars being flooded.
Over 150 garages being flooded. At some places water level exceeds 150 cm (5 feet). See some pics here:
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18 How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

A nice photo story on how Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapsed. All Russia experienced in 1990s you can see on those photos and read those
captions. Rich and poor. New and Old. Yeltsin and Putin. War in Chechnya and poor elders on Moscow streets - all of this in this photo story.
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1 Building Baikal-Amur Mainline in USSR

Building Baikal-Amur Mainline in USSR

BAM or Baikal Amur Mainline is a Soviet (now Russian) railway of over 4,000 km length. It runs north and in parallel to Trans-Siberian Railway in Siberia. The BAM cost estimated was $14 Billion but a lot of volunteers came
there to help participate in "construction site of the century". The special much more durable tracks were used due to the permafrost. Let's see a photo report from Soviet photographers on how it was constructed.
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2 Only in Russia Photos, part 4

Only in Russia Photos, part 4

Another part of photos made in Russia. Funny, stupid,
crazy, awkward - you name it. Just enjoy browsing thru:
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2 A concept of Russian KAMAZ truck

A concept of Russian KAMAZ truck

A new Russian KAMAZ truck concept gallery was published. Not
sure if they gonna build one of those for real or not.
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0 24 year old Russian girl serves as a mayor of 1700 people town

24 year old Russian girl serves as a mayor of 1700 people town

This is Ksenia. She is only 24 years old but already got elected as a mayor in her local small town. After one year being in office she already solved many local problems:
repaired a hospital, found doctors who are willing to serve far from big cities, built a few children playgrounds, eliminated illegal dump sites and more.
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11 Women working at LADA

Women working at LADA

A selection of women and young ladies working at the LADA
automotive factory. There are plenty of those, take a look at some:
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