9 German Nazi plane on Moscow Square in 1941

German Nazi plane on Moscow Square in 1941

In July 1941, one month after the Nazi Germany has attacked Soviet State, there was an unusual exhibition on one of the Moscow squares - a  german Junkers Ju 88A-5. It was a scout plane that has got deep into Russian territory and was shot down by the Soviet fighters. The crew of the
German plane was four people which are marked as missing in action in the German archives. Five days later they recovered the plane and brought it to Moscow so people could see a sample of the huge armada approaching the Soviet capital. We can see it too on this photos:
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13 Inside of Russian Army Rocket Regiment

Inside of Russian Army Rocket Regiment

On 20th February the Governor of one Russian region was visiting the 39th Russian Rocket Regiment. The press was coming along with a governor and so did
Nikolay, the photographer. Now, thanks to Nikolay we can see what's inside the closed and secured doors of Russian rocket regiment. The story is inside:
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52 Preschool  Kids Weapons Education

Preschool Kids Weapons Education

In one of the preschool facilities of St. Petersburg the soldier has started a class of how to use the weapons for kids. He has brought the weapons, including
AK-47s, grenade launchers and hand grenades. The man says that "Kids should not be afraid of the arms, get used to them early". A few more photos inside:
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2 Russian Tank Biathlon 2015 Regional Games

Russian Tank Biathlon 2015 Regional Games

In Russian army there is some not usual event they have every year since recently. They call it "The Tank Biathlon". Sort of big bunch of tanks with colored flags each compete for some targets. But because this is a pan Russian game they need to supply only a few teams so
they have pre-qualification games in regions to select the best of the best to  go compete in federal tournament. So these are the regional games among a few tank regiments of Russia. Yuri, the photographer, has visited those and here are some photos:
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4 19th Century Russian Artist Fyodor Vasilyev

19th Century Russian Artist Fyodor Vasilyev

The life of Fyodor Vasilyev was drastically short: he lived only for twenty three years from 1850 to 1873, just imagine. But in this very short span of his
life he has left a whole legacy of his artwork telling about the life in Russia and Russian village. As this first picture above. More are inside:
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37 Battlefield Debaltsevo

Battlefield Debaltsevo

There is a ceasefire in Donetsk and Lugansk region, as you might know. However, as they say before they have got the ceasefire agreement coined in the overnight session in Minsk they wanted to agree first on the status of this small town  Debaltsevo. Both parties were claiming that it is under their control and some say that
the peace talks had to take so long because both parties were waiting for the news in the morning from the battlefield - if it was taken or not. Now when the agreement is enacted photographer has got into the former battlefield to get some photos of smashed tanks and other armored apparatus debris.
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10 A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

In 1970s there was a family in Soviet Union which was keeping real lions as home pets in their small apartment in Baku city (now Azerbaijan). The head of the family - his name, ironically, was Leo (or Lion in
Russian) was a normal Soviet architect, then one day he has got a lion cub from the zoo. The little lion has been rejected by his mom-lioness and people of the zoo lost a hope to bring him up.
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11 Meanwhile in Donetsk

Meanwhile in Donetsk

Meanwhile in one of the
schools of Donetsk city.

17 Soviet Wonder of the World: The Great Solar Furnace in Uzbekistan

Soviet Wonder of the World: The Great Solar Furnace in Uzbekistan

"This projected costed some crazy money and was possible to be produced only in the USSR. However, its day-to-day use was almost free - during the day the temperature inside the furnace is steady 3,000 degrees centigrade!", says
Nikolai, the blogger who went to Uzbekistan and visited this Soviet unique structure. With this furnace they were making metals melt with just Sun power. Want to see more? Thanks to Nick we can see it in detail:
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2 House of Baka in St. Petersburg

House of Baka in St. Petersburg

This one is pretty nice and unique piece of architecture from St. Petersburg, Russia. It is called "The House of Baka" or "house designed and built for the engineer of
transport Mr. Bak", and is dated back to 1904-1905. It has those weird bridges inside the backyard. See more inside, thanks to Shardapa who has made those photos.
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