5 Bikini Snowboarding Festival 2017 in Russia

Bikini Snowboarding Festival 2017 in Russia

This is a this year's Russian traditional downhill bikini snowboarding. This time it got
a record crowd of 1498 people, lot of ladies, lot of men too. Let's take a look!
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1 Lenin in Color

Lenin in Color

Two days ago it was Lenin's birthday, so we devote this posting to commemorate him. Those are previously not compiled in one posting color (mostly colorized) photos of Lenin during
different periods of his life. Starting with this Lenin's family photo. Can you spot a Lenin here? The correct answer is at the end of this posting. Let's see some more.
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2 A Few Photos from Inside of Hermitage

A Few Photos from Inside of Hermitage

A few photos from inside of Hermitage - most well known Russian museum in St.Petersburg. It's full of pictures, statues, Asian tourists with
cameras and of course its interiors won't leave anyone untouched. Russian blogger Dmitri went there and made some photos and here they are:
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0 Stalin’s Parade of Atheletes in 1933

Stalin’s Parade of Atheletes in 1933

Stalin and all Soviet power of that time was obsessed with healthy youth and culture of a developed body. Probably for a same reason as a Nazi Germany - they wanted to build a
perfect future state, for the first time on the Earth. And the Parades of Athletes were pretty much often at that time. Those are a few photos from one of those in 1933
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0 Winter Oceanic Crabs Fishing in Chukotka Russia

Winter Oceanic Crabs Fishing in Chukotka Russia

You probably didn't know but Russian fishermen catch crabs during winter too. The process is pretty simple - just go to the ice covered sea surface, make a hole and put a string with a bait. After a short while crabs
start arriving and you can just pull them out. Then you can freshly cook it. This is sort of Russian Northern people barbecue - but you don't need to take meats with you, just catch it. Let's take a look:
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4 Era of Abundance in USSR

Era of Abundance in USSR

End of 1940s and beginning of the 1950s is considered to be another "Golden Era" of the Soviet country. War is over, country was recovering fast and was rebuilding everything. Soviet people
who lived at that time said they were experiencing nice feelings about future and were very optimistic. Some say that there was very big abundance. Let's see how it looked like:
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1 Leningrad Ballet School in 1980

Leningrad Ballet School in 1980

Russia was always known for its ballet school, just remember the well known "Swan Lake". And because of this every city in USSR had
its ballet schools. These are photos from a private collection from one of such school in Leningrad in 1980s. Take a look!
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2 Abandoned Country: Photos of Abandoned Objects and Vehicles of USSR

Abandoned Country: Photos of Abandoned Objects and Vehicles of USSR

The heritage of the Soviet Union, results of USSR collapse or just some criminal neglect. Abandoned factories, military regiments, and even space ships. Country that doesn't exist anymore, objects frozen in time. Just a few photos to get an
idea of the big sad picture. Starting with a "DUGA" radio radar station in Pripyat Ukraine, that was finished in 1985 just one year before Chernobyl accident. It was used for early detection of ballistic missile launches.
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4 Russian Clothes and Every Day Life in Late 19th Century

Russian Clothes and Every Day Life in Late 19th Century

Here you will find old photos showing clothes and everyday life of Russian village. The photos made in late
19th and early 20th century. They very nicely reflect life at that time in Russia, let's take a look.
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1 Charging a phone in Russian army

Charging a phone in Russian army

Since recently Russian army has officially allowed to own mobile phones for the soldiers. That was great new for them, especially for the soldiers that serve their compulsory draft service. They can use phones
one day a week - on Sunday. But since army was not equipped with enough outlets for all those chargers such constructs appear everywhere where soldiers live. Let's take a look at some more:
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