5 Ice-Covered Beaches Of The Crimea

Ice-Covered Beaches Of The Crimea

Weather remains changeable in the Crimea this January. Flowers that started blossoming earlier in the month were covered with snow which later
melted because thermometers showed +14C. Last Friday, it was freezing again and that's what the beaches of the area look like now.
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9 2011 Best Photographs Of Russia. Nomination Events/Everyday Life

2011 Best Photographs Of Russia. Nomination Events/Everyday Life

Below are photographs which have become winners in the nomination 'Events/Everyday Life' in
2011 Best Photographs of Russia photo exhibition, the project we keep you informed of.
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7 Most Expensive Paintings By Russian Artists

Most Expensive Paintings By Russian Artists

Paintings by Mark Rothko are believed to be the most expensive, if compared to other Russian artists. Its White Center (1950) was sold for 72.8 million dollars plus it is the 12th most expensive painting in the world. However, Rothko was a Jew who left Russia at age 10. So, we will cross him out from our list of most expensive paintings by Russian artists. № 1. Kazimir Malevich – 60 million dollars. Suprematist Composition, 1916 (Sotheby’s, 2008) The painting was created in 1916 and stayed with the artist until June 1927. Malevich exhibited his
work in the Grosse Berliner Kunstausstellung in Berlin, but was soon to leave for the USSR. The painting soon went to German architect Hugo Hering, who then sold it to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. It stayed there for the next 50 years. After 17 years of legal battle over the painting's ownership, the painting was returned to heirs of the artist. In November, 2008 they sold it at an auction. In 2012, they returned another painting by their prominent ancestor taking it away from a museum in Switzerland.
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40 Welcoming The Liberation Soviet Army During WWII

Welcoming The Liberation Soviet Army During WWII

Below are photographs taken during World War II to
capture people welcoming the Liberation Soviet Army.
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5 Diving Exercise In Volzhsky

Diving Exercise In Volzhsky

Today, we want to show you again how they train divers in Russia. We chose the 187th training center located in the city of Volzhsky, the Volgograd Region. What does the Army need divers for? First of all, divers inspect underwater constructions.
Then, they do all kinds of underwater works, like construction or blasting; they detect mines, bombs and other ammunition; work in sunk ships and boats, explore the shoreline, measure depth and do other very important things.
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6 Backup Bunker Of The Commander-In-Chief

Backup Bunker Of The Commander-In-Chief

During World War II, Chistye Prudy Metro Station was used as the headquarters of the General Stuff of the Red Army. Trains
would pass the station by and here they also placed an underground office of Commander-in-Chief Joseph Stalin.
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10 Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

We have already showed you photos of Moscow taken in 1909. Let us see the way the city was changed in 22 years. The
photos below were taken in 1931 by Branson DeCou, a traveller, and were later colored with aniline ink.
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13 68 Years Since The Siege Of Leningrad

68 Years Since The Siege Of Leningrad

It's been 68 years since the Siege of Leningrad. We post the following photographs highlighting the city's infrustructure, advertisements, signs, etc. The
photo above was taken in 1941. It pictures air balloons which were used to prevent German aircrafts from making low flights over Leningrad.
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4 Underwater World Of Alexander Semenov

Underwater World Of Alexander Semenov

Alexander Semenov graduated from the bilogical faculty of the Moscow State University and has been working as a senior researcher at a biological
station assigned to the University. Today he is in charge of a group of divers and has a possibility to take photos of rich underwater life.
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4 The Highest Skyscrapers In Europe

The Highest Skyscrapers In Europe

The Tower of Federation is a line of skyscrapers in Moscow which is under construction
today. It constitutes the highest building in Europe and will be over 506 m high.
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