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21 Color Post Cards of Russian Empire 100 Years Ago

Color Post Cards of Russian Empire 100 Years Ago

In our recent publications we told about the amazing Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorsky (the official photographer of Russian empire) who had a special technology of making three different shots and then combining them into one colour image. So at that time that was the first coloured photo art about Russia. But not the only one.
At the beginning of the XX century another Russian photographer, Sergey Ivanovich Borisov, during his expedition across mountain areas of Altai (1907-1914) made more than 1000 photos later on used as material for coloured post cards of various European publishing offices. Here is the part of them.
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car crash between Moscow and St. Petersburg
45 Car crash between Moscow and St. Petersburg

Car crash between Moscow and St. Petersburg

Some people think, that the road laws are written by fools and for fools. They think, that the speed limits are only for those, who can not drive perfectly or don't have an expensive car, and our life is only a "Need for Speed" game. As a
result, last years there was a total disrespect of road rules in Russia, especially among the rich people and their childeren. This car crash had blocked the highway for several hours. The whole story after the jump.
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84 The Battle in Volkhovsky Forest (World War II)

The Battle in Volkhovsky Forest (World War II)

In winter of 1942 Russian 2-nd striking army of Volkhovsky front had tried to break the blockade of Leningrad (St. Petersburg), but it got into the strong German encirclement near the settlement called Myasnoy Bor (Pine Forest "Meaty") located in Novgorod region. Over a half of the year Russian soldiers, without any ammunition, medical or food supplies,
had been trying to break through the ring. The commander of the army general Vlasov had give up. This battle carried away more than tens of thousands of lives. Later people called this place “the Valley of Death”. Below one can find the historical photos, made by German photographers. The part of them are propagandistic.
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26 Invalidka SZD. Some history and tunning

Invalidka SZD. Some history and tunning

It is true to say that invalids in Soviet Union were a kind of defective people in many respects. For example, they were not able to drive ordinary cars, and had to use special vehicles for invalids, called in public "Invalidka". The cycle-car SZD (Invalidka) with the IJ motorbike engine was the development of Serpukhovksy car factory. It was given to invalids by local authorities for a fixed period of time
during 70-s and 80-s, though it's production stopped only in the late 90-s. Probably the idea of free cars for invalids was not so bad, but the design and characteristics of SZD left much to be desired. After the jump one will find some historical photos of SZD and the video, where some street racers converted Invalidka into something that looks too fast and too furious.
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Russian Stock News
24 Russian Financial News Program

Russian Financial News Program

A short video from Russian financial news program. It
was aired live, look at behind the speaking guy...
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47 High-Heels Run Contest in St. Petersburg

High-Heels Run Contest in St. Petersburg

As far as we know, St. Petersburg is the city of fires, soapy and underwater fountains, floods, built up-side-down houses, bar code buildings, drawbridges, tornadoes and explosions. And now it became the city of the probably most dangerous
and highly risky sporting event for women - the sprint in high-heels, which should be no less than 9 centimeters. The winner was awarded with the prize of 50 000 rubles, the others - with injuries, grazes and bruises.
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53 Russian Cathedral for All Religions

Russian Cathedral for All Religions

This is yet another try to unify the people of different religions under one roof. Now in Russia, in Kazan city, the capital of Republic of Tatarstan, member of Russian Federation. It was build by a Russian architect and
healer who according to his words once had a dream of Christ telling him to build this one. It unifies 16 different religions: different branches of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and some more.
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145 More pictures of USSR

More pictures of USSR

More historical pictures of USSR in the
70-s. For the most part in color.
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13 Another Motor Festival in Moscow

Another Motor Festival in Moscow

Just some pictures of skillfully painted cars from the Moscow
motor festival "Aerograph 2007" (aerograph - air brush).
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