18 First Class Seats in Soviet Airliners

First Class Seats in Soviet Airliners

In Soviet Russia there was a belief that they were building a class-free society. Nobody was more important than anyone else - this was declared, just because he had more money etc. So basically Soviet transportation at time had no such categories as "First Class", "Second Class" or other. And on domestic flights of Aeroflot - the main Soviet airline there were no first class seats. However Aeroflot was transporting people not only inside USSR but worldwide
and there they had to adopt the Western standards and since early 1950s they started implementing first-class service for the rich tourist. Here we have some photos of those, including the one with a granny on the first shot resting with comfort in the first class cabin - sometimes the foreign airliners of Aeroflot were used inside Soviet Union so anybody could go to the first class seats, tovarish. Let's see more inside: 
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8 New Photos of Moscow from Above

New Photos of Moscow from Above

A new set of photos from above, by Russian photographer Sergei F.. Shots are made mainly at night to reveal the charm of the night
city, also some made in the frosty morning. A nice selection with a possibility to view larger images on click. See inside!
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4 Soviet Life, New Set of Photos

Soviet Life, New Set of Photos

A new set of photos depicting life in the Soviet state. Taken from the archives, some previously unpublished might
provide a nice insight in the days of past. Click for the larger versions, read the captions and enjoy!
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7 Abandoned Soviet Tanks on Shikotan Island Next to Japan

Abandoned Soviet Tanks on Shikotan Island Next to Japan

Ivan, Russian blogger has visited a pretty unique place - a Shikotan island - belonging now to Russia but is constantly claimed by Japan as their land. It's not a big piece
of land - just 225 square km, and the population is 2,100. However see how beautifully abandoned old Soviet tanks match the nice scenery around! Let's go inside:
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10 An Abandoned Space Link Station

An Abandoned Space Link Station

Aja, the blogger and the "digger" - the term they use to name a group of people who get into the "forbidden" places, mainly under ground, but not necessary, like for example this abandoned but still guarded space link satellite dish station. This one looks
pretty much different from outside from the ones we got used to - the single huge antennas and nothing else - here we can see a series of big and small antennas mounted on some sort of gears etc. Let's see what's inside, thanks to Aja we can:
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4 Russian Forgotten Village of Finvan

Russian Forgotten Village of Finvan

After the USSR collapse there were a lot of military villages abandoned all over the country.  This post is about one of such. It finds itself on the vast unpopulated reals of Eastern Russian coast - the Pacific coast. It was created as a
fore post - the first point of meeting the enemy coming from the East, from the Ocean. In army plans they were ready to sacrifice this village but slow down the enemy's advance. Let's see what it's now all about over there:
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7 St. Petersburg: Awesome Gallery of Shots

St. Petersburg: Awesome Gallery of Shots

I thought you might be pleased to see those awesome, wide screen (on click), wallpaper quality fresh shots of
second largest Russian city St. Petersburg by a prominent  photographer Vaganov. Please see inside:
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5 Amber Colored Rush on the Freezing Cold Baltic Coast

Amber Colored Rush on the Freezing Cold Baltic Coast

  Can you guess what those people are doing and why they decided to submerge themselves in freezing cold weather into the storm on the Baltic coast? No they are not fishing, no, they are not surfers, and now they don't
pick up any sea food. The thing they hunt for is much more valuable, expensive and nicer looking. What's this and why they flock to the coast of Kaliningrad first days of the New Year? Let's see inside:
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5 Police in Dagestan Celebrates New Year

Police in Dagestan Celebrates New Year

  Here's a short video of Russian police officers in Dagestan, Russia celebrating the New Year by... shooting in the stars. They say its a pretty normal thing to express your feeling of excess happiness in some  Southern Russia
parts by shooting in the air, but it's first time I see the police  doing it too. Besides shooting they are also doing donuts on the Police car with full siren on. Pretty dope! Also there is one more video inside:
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23 Ukrainian Submarine in Bad Condition

Ukrainian Submarine in Bad Condition

Even though Ukraine has sea ports, it had only two submarines in its Navy, and both are in  a condition that's not really nice. For example, this is the Ukrainian submarine "SS-330" which was built in
1970. In Soviet times, it served in the Pacific, but later it was transferred to Ukraine. Want to see its horrible state in detail? Then come inside, there are photos and also a video:
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