Laughing in the Face of Death 1
39 Laughing in the Face of Death

Laughing in the Face of Death

It is really weird for onlookers: decrepit old women with wild whooping shred a doll. The doll's clothes flocks and last year's straw are flying right and left and soon this all will be over.  The old women will go back home with a daubed head of the doll. According to an old popular belief they have just provided rich crop for the next year.
This is how ends a complicated ritual of Stroma's funerals that has been celebrated in Shutilovo village in Nizhny Novgorod region since the beginning of time. Each year old women dress up a doll and then they shred it and blow around in a field. They say that in the place of a doll there used to be a real man ...
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34 Button Accordions Factory

Button Accordions Factory

This musical instrument is undoubtedly one of the most popular nowadays. First accordions appeared in Russia in the beginning of the 19th century, and thanks to
original sounding and viaual appeal, they soon became rather popular. Number of accordion masters has grown so much that their making became number two in Tula.
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Thermal Power Plant Construction 2
21 Thermal Power Plant Construction

Thermal Power Plant Construction

Thermal station (TPP) is a thermal power plant producing energy and being a heat source of energy in district heating supply system of the city (central heating, hot water). We offer to see
the pictures of TPP construction, paying attention at its scope. The main building of the thermal power plant is a real huge city located on several tiers in a large iron box. 
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bomb attack in Soviet Russia

13 Soviet Bombing, 1977

Soviet Bombing, 1977

Looks like they had bombings even in Soviet Union, back at the peaceful and quite 1970s. That times when anything anti-Soviet was banned, and people couldn't gather in groups larger than three of participants for the reasons different than praising Soviet regime it looks rather surrealistic and unreal, but still there were some. Day of January 8th, 1977 had three of those happened almost at once in the Soviet capital, the Moscow city. One was in the subway (maybe that was the first of the subway bombings
ever) and other too happened in the grocery store and in a residential complex. Seven were killed and more than thirty wounded. The authorities didn't succeed too much in catching the suspects, and as a matter of a fact didn't have reasons to suspect anyone neither enough evidences to build up any sane versions of who could do this. No any groups took the responsibility too, in reality there were no any groups operating in Soviet Union before this accident.
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Legendary Rally of Vintage Cars 1
26 Legendary Rally of Vintage Cars

Legendary Rally of Vintage Cars

30th, May, 2010 in Moscow there was held a legendary rally of vintage cars L.U.C. Chopard Classic Weekend, organized at the assistance of  a
watchmaking and jewelry company Chopard. In accord with a schedule in the rally there participated cue cars of 1969' series.
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16 Maroon Berets

Maroon Berets

Since May, 31st to June, 1st in the Internal forces training center near Minsk there were held trials for the right to wear Maroon berets - a traditional symbol of unconventional unit. Only those who have passed an appropriate multistage exam and "deserve this right in accord with
their professional, physical and moral qualities", can wear this beret. Such trials have been held in Byelorussia since 1993. This year 92 soldiers of internal military forces of Ministry of the Interior took part in the trial. Only 12 of them got the berets.  
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Bon Appetit! 1
39 Bon Appetit Fail

Bon Appetit Fail

These dishes were cooked by some nice Russian girl who shared these pictures in cooks' forum.
No matter how hard she tried she couldn't get any approval.  So was it yummy or not!?
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Elk Rescue In Estonia 1
42 Elk Rescue In Estonia

Elk Rescue In Estonia

It will remain a mystery why this Estonian elk decided to bathe. But it
couldn't come out of the water itself and needed some help of rescuers.
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Album of a Dischargee 1
26 Soviet Navy 1976

Soviet Navy 1976

This cool album with black and white photos of a guy serving in Soviet army and visiting some
distant countries has been found somewhere on the attic under a coat of dust.
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107 Welcome to Abkhazia

Welcome to Abkhazia

A trip to Abkhazia 2010, to the
very south of the sunny country.
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