20 Lake Ladoga And The Road Of Life

Lake Ladoga And The Road Of Life

According to its director, this museum is one of the most popular museums in the St. Petersburg Region.  It is located in Osinovets Village and is called 'The Museum of the Road of Life'. The Road of Life was the ice road transport route across the frozen Lake Ladoga, which provided the only access to the besieged city of
Leningrad in the winter months during 1941–1944 while the perimeter in the siege was maintained by the German Army. The siege lasted for 29 months from 8 September 1941, to 27 January 1944. Over one million citizens of Leningrad died from starvation, stress, exposure and bombardments.
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13 Tu 104 That Started The Era Of Jet Airliners In the USSR

Tu 104 That Started The Era Of Jet Airliners In the USSR

The world first jet airliner was de Havilland DH.106 Comet. It's first regular flight was on May 2nd 1952. However after a number of crashes flights of this airliner were prohibited by
Churchill until all the circumstances are clarified. So the USSR got a chance to become the only one country with its own airliner, which development started in that 1954.
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12 Coloured Photos of Occupied Smolensk

Coloured Photos of Occupied Smolensk

Check out these rare color photos of the city of Smolensk taken during the
period of its occupation. In the picture: Children of Smolensk.
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6 Tiny Russia In A St. Petersburg Museum

Tiny Russia In A St. Petersburg Museum

In a museum of St. Petersburg there is a model of Russia called 'Grand Model'. It's not an exact copy of some Russian
city, as many think it is; it is a smaller version of the country's lifestyle and organization. Take a look!
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3 An Abandoned Military Unit

An Abandoned Military Unit

Just several years ago this military unit was
operational and this is what it looks like now...
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9 More Sweat In Training, Less Bleeding In War

More Sweat In Training, Less Bleeding In War

A military examination took place in the largest training centre of the Vladimir region. All the servicemen here are contractors, and it means that all of them went to the army when they were mature men. In the so called "school
of sergeants" they teach specialists of motorized infantry and tank units, warlike equipment drivers, communications specialists and snipers. Right that day servicemen were passing the skill approval exams.
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1 A Bunker In The Center Of Moscow

A Bunker In The Center Of Moscow

This bunker is situated in the central part of Moscow, in Taganka. Years ago, it was the Reserve Aviation Command Post (GO-42). It was built in the 50s, in case the USA
performed a nuclear attack. This bunker is as big as 7000 square meters and is located 65 meters underground. Today, the bunker is a museum, so welcome!
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4 The Factory That Turns 100

The Factory That Turns 100

In 2016, the factory AMO ZIL will turn 100. But now it looks like no celebrations have been planned... Pictures
were taken in the first months of 2011. They show a forge shop, a heating main and other departments.
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10 A Secret Laboratory Of Metallography

A Secret Laboratory Of Metallography

The Soviet Union spent much money on outer space exploration building research laboratories which today turn out to be needless. This is a
laboratory of metallography (metallography is the study of the physical structure and components of metals). Let's go see what's inside!
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14 Ufa, The Muslim Center Of Russia

Ufa, The Muslim Center Of Russia

In the 18th century, Ufa became one of the centers of the Muslim culture in Russia. In 1998, they completed one of the most beautiful mosques called Lyalya
Tyulpan. It looks rather unusual from the outside. It’s modern on the one hand, but at the same time you’ll always know that it is a mosque.
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