2 Russia’s Famous Cave Hettei or Hole in the Steppes

Russia’s Famous Cave Hettei or Hole in the Steppes

Russian blogger Alexander has been to Zabajkalje - a vast land lying east of the lake Baikal - the deepest lake in the world - in the unknown woods of Siberia, to visit a famous Hettei
cave. They have been known to contemporary Russians since 1735 and since 1983 they are officially protected by the state as one of nature's wonders. So let's see the place too!
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8 Inside of Russian Space Shuttle Buran

Inside of Russian Space Shuttle Buran

Russian blogger Alexander has visited a Moscow exhibition where they, probably for the first time, allowed people to go inside a Soviet legend - the Russian space shuttle "Buran". For this they took one of the surviving Buran shuttles - only a few were ever produced - and moved it to the Moscow exhibition. At first it was just staying there
as a display of the scientific advancement of the Soviet era, but later they converted it to a museum in itself where it is possible to go inside the shuttle. Inside you can see a real Buran cockpit, and a retractable panoramic roof with a 3D scene of space made with huge computer LCD panels and much more!
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2 Russian Capital Moscow in 1950s

Russian Capital Moscow in 1950s

Some photos of an old, still green Moscow. Taken approximately in the 1950s you can see how things were going
then on this virtual tour of Moscow's past. Let's see! The first photo shows a Taxi company's parking lot.
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0 Elite Soviet Workers Went for an Area Clean Up

Elite Soviet Workers Went for an Area Clean Up

A series of photos of people cleaning up their work area during 1970. They are the workers of Inturist. If you have never heard about this organization let me tell you a bit about it. In the Soviet Union there existed thousands of goods and food items that were not available to normal Soviet people. However, there existed special companies who had access to these things. Those companies were either serving the Soviet elite OR were catering to
foreigners visiting the USSR so that the latter could spend their precious currency on the items. These workers worked for one such organization - Inturist - the state operated company (like all other companies at time) which was dealing with all tourists who visited the USSR. So these people were some kind of elite at times and here they were forced to do the labor of normal men - cleaning up the area. Let's see how it went!
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0 Soviet Missile R-12 in a Museum

Soviet Missile R-12 in a Museum

Ukrainian blogger Komariv went to the Soviet Cosmonautics museum and took a few photos of a Soviet R-12 rocket, which was the most mass produced Russian strategic missile. It was first
implemented in 1959 and its range is 2,000 kilometers. It carries a nuclear load of 1 megaton of TNT and in the museum it is being displayed on a launch pod. Let's see some details!
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1 Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

If you have visited this site for a while you probably won't be surprised to see that Russia is full of such exclusively awesome ancient churches in now small almost deserted villages. Real masterpieces of architecture remain there decaying and not in demand at all, but thanks to
the people who are really interested in remembering the legacy and who are fond of traveling to these places, we still can enjoy the photos. Like this photo set from a recent trip to Kurba village where there is a beautiful sixteenth century church complex.
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0 Russian Governor Felt Asleep During the Parliament Session

Russian Governor Felt Asleep During the Parliament Session

From time to time they conduct parliament sessions in regions outside of Moscow. This time they were in Nizhny Novgorod - a large Russian city and region. The
governor - the ex-deputy mayor of Moscow - was caught sleeping and snoring a bit in the middle of this session. Here is a short vid to see what happened.

1 Criminal Police of St Petersburg in the Early Soviet Era and Beyond

Criminal Police of St Petersburg in the Early Soviet Era and Beyond

This photoset explores in detail the work and hard days of the criminal police during the early era of St. Petersburg - the second biggest Russian city. The city, which was a base
for the famous Dostoevski novel, Crime and Punishment, for sure was in need of a good investigative service to protect the citizens. So here is how it all started...
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1 Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

In 1988, two foreign photographers travelled to the USSR on the verge of "Perestroika" and their special topic of interest was Ukraine. So these are
the photos they took of what was at the time a part of Soviet Russia, but which is now an independent country. Really colorful shots!
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4 A Very Detailed and Huge Atomic Submarine Model

A Very Detailed and Huge Atomic Submarine Model

One Russian guy, actually a group of them, were building this huge atomic submarine model for over two years. It is a 1:50 scale model of the actual thing! So the size of the model
is over two meters, 2700 mm to be exact (or nine feet!). It has very detailed interiors with figures of sailors and officers. It is illuminated and a pleasure to look at!
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