1 Echo of the 90s In Armenia

Echo of the 90s In Armenia

Armenia is not a big country (7 times smaller than Belarus territory), that suffered much from the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict and its economy still has not restored. But it has enormously rich Orthodox heritage. Its
cognac is popular world wide but its wonderful pomegranate wine is not. Like in Azerbaijan and Georgia Armenian people are very kind and hospitable. Some mobile phone photos of the trip to Armenia.
47 Soviet Medicine And Police

Soviet Medicine And Police

Old photos featuring two honorable professions: doctors and policemen. Some of them
you might have seen on ER but surely not all of them in one collection.
3 Freedom Cars In Tula, Part II

Freedom Cars In Tula, Part II

Another photo set of cars from Autostrada
2012 in Tula. The first part is here.
19 Moscow Trees: Then And Now

Moscow Trees: Then And Now

Once Moscow was a green pleasant city. Today it is sooner a stone sack for dirty cars storage. It's hard to imagine that squirrels used to jump and birds used to sing on lime and chestnut trees of Moscow.  People even didn't notice when they disappeared. Due to lack of care some of them simply died others were cut off. And a passer-by of today walks not in the shadows of wonderful trees by through cars parked in dusty streets... The officials say trees
can't survive in so bad environmental conditions. It's nonsense, of course. Trees still feel well in any part of Moscow. They were destructed just because they hampered car owners and businessmen. They covered bright shop windows, signs, banners, they prevented drivers from parking wherever they wanted. However trees created pleasant atmosphere in the streets, because people still prefer walking among trees, not cars.
1 So Lookalike But So Different

So Lookalike But So Different

Those who look so much alike are often very
different people. It can be seen even on photos.
2 Protective Shelter: How It Must Be And How It Is

Protective Shelter: How It Must Be And How It Is

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has recently claimed that 1/3 of Ukrainian protective shelters are not ready for evacuation of people. In fact 95% of shelters are not ready for something... Older generations know better what is hidden behind the ground,
young people luckily do not even care that under almost every yard is a protective construction that may save a human life in case of technogenic accidents. Let's see how such a construction should look like by the example of one Kiev shelter.
5 Great Ice-Breaker Of a Sad Destiny

Great Ice-Breaker Of a Sad Destiny

The legendary ice-breaker "Baikal" was considered to be the second largest and most powerful ice-breaker while its construction. By the end of the XIX century they could not end the construction of the Siberian railway, Baikal was the breakpoint. So in 1883 Julius Witte, the secretary of finance, offered to arrange ship crossing over Baikal. In
1885 they decided to build an ice-breaking ferry. 12 plants participated in the construction: Soviet and foreign ones. The ice-breaker travelled much from place to place being tested, assembled and dissassembled... In fact it was mainly built by constructors from St. Petersburg. They used the best Martic steel to build it.
8 If Your Neighbour Is An Artist

If Your Neighbour Is An Artist

This must be the most unusual house in Odessa. Its
residents have beautified it by themselves.
22 The Strongest Girl On Earth

The Strongest Girl On Earth

Varya Akulova aged 12 weighs 40 kg but lifts 350 kg in three exercises (press, strike and push-off). When she was 3 she managed to lift her first hundred of kilograms, at the age of 4 she got a senior category. Varya consists of granite will power, transparent body and thread tendons.
She eats nothing but macaroni because her family is rather poor and Varya has to support it. Varya believes she will become an Olympic champion one day. She's the strongest girl on the planet, and this fact was confirmed by Guinness Book of World Records twice. 
1 Magicians Die But Their Houses Remain

Magicians Die But Their Houses Remain

Another historic system of Moscow basements of the 19th century. Magicians die but
their houses remain. They live under the ground so we do not see them.

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