71 Yevdokiya Zavaliy: the Heroine of WWII

Yevdokiya Zavaliy: the Heroine of WWII

The life story and military feats of an incredible woman, Yevdokiya
Zavaliy, the only female commander of the platoon of marines during WWII.
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45 Georgian Police Before and After Reform

Georgian Police Before and After Reform

Speaking about Georgia, the thing that everybody usually remembers the first is the police reform. And indeed, the most notable changes took place in this field. Before Saakashvili's accession to power the Georgian Interior Ministry was considered synonymous with corruption, lawlessness and thieves in law, but now this opinion has changed to opposite. The Georgian police hasn't been taking bribes for already several
years and, according to surveys, 87% of Georgian people have trust in this organization (only the Orthodox Church has the greater authority). Ordinary citizens say that getting rid of the traffic police was a great relief for the people... Now a Georgian police officer receives a salary of $ 500-700 (which is higher than the national average), doesn't take bribes, polite and punctual.
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13 The Russian Federal Military Railway Service

The Russian Federal Military Railway Service

Today we'll visit a training center of the railway
service and examine its fantastic equipment.
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7 Need For Speed In Kazakhstan

Need For Speed In Kazakhstan

Fast cars, beautiful girls, loud music - all this is familiar from films. Furious speed, breaking rules, car roar, fear of passersby - all this can be seen on
the streets of Kazakhstan cities. Speed for some Almaty drivers is a lifestyle. Fortunately they have a special place to let their energy out.
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63 The USSR Collapse, Part 2

The USSR Collapse, Part 2

We can never forget the events that happened on August 19 1991 and led to collapse of the country that used to be huge and powerful once.  The pictures below remind us
of those times. They were published in a popular Russian magazine after the events.   Another part of the pictures related to the theme are shown in the
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10 Amazing Pictures of Burning Gasoline Tankers

Amazing Pictures of Burning Gasoline Tankers

Throughout the war in Afghanistan, the Taliban blow up gasoline tankers intended for
the NATO forces. So here is a very interesting collection of them burning.
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26 Trial Model of a Russian Superjet

Trial Model of a Russian Superjet

A new Russian airplane Sukhoi Superjet 100 was demonstrated at the aviation show MAX-2011. This unique vehicle is claimed to have no analogues.
The plane that is shown in the picture is related to a trial version and has some shortcomings that need to be eliminated in future.
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25 History of Russia In Photos

History of Russia In Photos

Here is a set of old Soviet photos. Private stories in the whole
history of the country. A street photographer, 1920.
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18 Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

An ordinary Ukrainian village. 40 houses, 120 permanent residents most part of whom are old men. Many drink, heavily. Living conditions are far from perfect... Sounds
awful? Don't worry. These people love their life as much as you do and would probably never agree to leave their native village if they had a chance.
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10 Weird And Funny Hand-Painted Movie Posters

Weird And Funny Hand-Painted Movie Posters

The collection of hand-painted posters that you still
can sometimes see near some Russian movie theaters.
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