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7 Historical Casual Photos of Brezhnev

Historical Casual Photos of Brezhnev

    Brezhnev as he was in real life: women, drinking, the car he loved, hunting stories and some others are inside, about the man who was a President (or Secretary General) of the USSR for almost twenty
years, and his epoch was called "Brezhnev's stagnation" (or maybe stability?) for the country. And yes, that's him in the first photo serving drinks to ladies on a yacht in 1973. See more inside.
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19 Interesting Facts About Brezhnev

Interesting Facts About Brezhnev

Leonid Brezhnev is the only person in the USSR who was honoured with the Gold Star
medal five times. He is also the only one whose Order of Victory has been revoked.
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7 Brezhnev, Swimming

Brezhnev, Swimming

Brezhnev, a former Soviet leader, was very popular in Russia. Not for his achievements but for his love for two things: to kiss and to get medals. During his last years as a head of the Soviet government, which also were last years of his life, he had bad health problems also, causing him to speak like a
very ill person, be fond of kissing other diplomats he was meeting and rewarding himself numerous medals Such activities though didn’t affect much on his meeting with former US president Carter and even signing some strategic treaties with him, they even appeared at TIME’s cover:
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2 I Saw Some Incredible Stuff: Stories of Western Celebrities in USSR [photos]

I Saw Some Incredible Stuff: Stories of Western Celebrities in USSR [photos]

Sometimes American and Western Europe celebrities had a chance to visit USSR and even the Iron Curtain wasn't a problem. The most usual way to get into the Soviet Country was to go on tour. To get inside with a musical program you had to pass a sort of exam first - your musical creations would be thoroughly
examined by a council of a few Soviet top officials and then they will decide if your creative side is a danger for the Soviet spirit or not. If they find it acceptable you can be admitted inside. And here are the stories of some of the celebrities who were lucky enough to get in.
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2 Luxurious Vacation Homes of the Soviet Party Leaders [photos]

Luxurious Vacation Homes of the Soviet Party Leaders [photos]

Soviet party leaders were fond of spending their leisure time at luxurious mansions Soviet state has built for
them. Some of the leaders had a few of those and here we have some of them for your viewing pleasure.
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4 English Russia Daily Report #7 [mall fires, jokes, Vladimir, Stalin]

English Russia Daily Report #7 [mall fires, jokes, Vladimir, Stalin]

So let's start our English Russia daily report #7. We collect all fun stuff we meet during the day and dump it here with the as much commentary we know about the topic. And  starting today with the girl with a dragon tattoo, with a guy with a
Vladimir tattoo. Leaving aside the idea itself, there are some American attack copters behind the president, depicted, probably he didn't researched enough the country of manufacture of those. Or is he giving us some signals? Moving on..
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12 Fashion of First Ladies of Russia: Wifes of Russian Leaders From Kruschev to Putin

Fashion of First Ladies of Russia: Wifes of Russian Leaders From Kruschev to Putin

A collection of Russian first ladies, from Khruschev to
Putin and them compared to foreign leaders wives.
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1 Soviet Most Beautiful Car Chaika in 21st Century

Soviet Most Beautiful Car Chaika in 21st Century

This car was built for Soviet bosses. Nowadays it looks like it came straight out of 1960s records covers, photoalbums of our babushkas or propaganda Soviet books. However this "bird" - Chaika is translated as seagull to
English - you can still meet it in Russia. Sometimes at very unexpected locations like this one going by rails on a railroad.  Actually this photo was made in Hungary, in Budapest railroad museum in 2015.
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3 Two days in Moscow in 1982

Two days in Moscow in 1982

So this is a kind of a time machine. Foreign tourist arrived in Moscow April 30th 1982 and stayed
there two days. He made numerous photos of what he saw around. Now we can see them too.
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11 Back to the USSR

Back to the USSR

A selection of photos from the
country that doesn't exist any more.
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