29 Look, They Have New Passports!

Look, They Have New Passports!

Those who turn sixteen years old in Lugansk (Ukraine) receive new passports that have nothing to do with Ukraine. The
cover of the document reads "Lugansk People's Republic". The owners of new passports look rather satisfied.

10 Aircraft Carrying Heavy Soviet Cruiser Kiev

Aircraft Carrying Heavy Soviet Cruiser Kiev

Just some interesting images of an aircraft-carrying heavy Soviet cruiser "Kiev" having its military campaign somewhere in the
Atlantic waters. It is cool to see what equipment it had aboard and other curious details. The pictures are dated 1987.

19 Russian Tanks on Parade [39 photos]

Russian Tanks on Parade [39 photos]

The day before yesterday we showed you the parade military equipment on Moscow streets, but some elements of the vehicles were
shrouded. Today we have a chance to show you the same equipment fully uncovered in order you could see it in detail.

7 Moscow In 1944

Moscow In 1944

In 1944 the Soviet Union already lifted in spirits, the Red Army cleared almost all the Soviet territory of the enemy's presence except the west of Latvia. The capital started to live peacefully again: night restaurants were opened, different solemn events were held, eighty bronze sculptures preveously evacuated to Central
Asia, returned to the Moscow subway. Over a million of Soviet citizens were awarded with a medal "For Defence of Moscow". New schools and institutes were opening in the city, new subway stations were being built. One of the brightest events in 1944 was the march of German soldiers captured in Belorussia.

2 Getting Under the Ice of Baikal at -20C

Getting Under the Ice of Baikal at -20C

Photographer Andrey Nekrasov, 42, has made a long trip from his native Odessa, Ukraine thru Ulan-Ude to Baikal to dive under the ice of the world deepest lake at ambient temperature -20C. These images were photographed
on April 27, 2015 on Baikal lake that has five times more water than the five Great Lakes of North America all together do. Andrey managed to get into the cubic ice cave and take amazing photos there.

10 Parade Vehicles on Moscow Streets

Parade Vehicles on Moscow Streets

The annual military parade is an occasion to show the best military vehicles and equipment the country can use if
attacked by an enemy. These pictures were taken on Moscow streets that will be the parade route on May, 9.

18 Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People

Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People

I remember a day when plumbers were changing cold water pipes in our apartment building in Russia. They were called in because the water was barely sipping from taps and it lasted for pretty long while and when it almost stopped running at all they were called in. When they cut off the old pipes they showed us what was inside and it still stays
in my memory.   The pipe was fully stuffed by some totally unpleasant looking something with a thin thin small hole in the middle. Looks like in the past few years nothing much changed as here are some pipe samples posted by various Russian plumbers across variety of Russian websites which were compiled in this post.

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