37 Greatest Russian Inventions

Greatest Russian Inventions

200 years ago people still did not have electricity, good vehicles, television, mobile phones, Internet and other things we
cannot do without today. Some of the most significant inventions were made by Russians, and here they are...
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2 Stars of the First Soviet Skyscrapers

Stars of the First Soviet Skyscrapers

The so-called "Seven Sisters" are seven buildings which became the first Soviet skyscrapers in the time of Stalin. For a long period of time they remained the highest buildings in Europe. Initially they planned to build eight of them, they even made a stylobate in Zaryadye, but finally they constructed the "Rossiya" hotel on it. Today, there are seven "skyscrapers of Stalin": Moscow State
University on the Vorobyovy Hills, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, two residential ones, and two hotels - "Ukraine" (Radisson Royal) and "Leningrad" (Hilton Leningradskaya). Stars are only on six of them because the spire of the building accommodating the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was too fragile to hold a star. They are all different and made from different materials.
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2 Moscow State University: Department of Chemistry

Moscow State University: Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry of the Moscow State University, named after M. V. Lomonosov, opened on October 1st, 1929. Previously, chemistry had been taught here at medical
and physico-mathematical faculties. These are some interesting images of the Department of Chemistry of the most famous Russian university: old and new ones.
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0 Moscow And Its Citizens In the 1960s

Moscow And Its Citizens In the 1960s

A set of wonderful pictures of Moscow in the 1960s taken by a prominent Soviet photojournalist
Dmitry N. Baltermants. See how dramatically different the Russian capital and its people were.
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1 Promenade In the Abandoned City

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Right now you are invited for a walk along Sportivnaya
Street - one of the most famous streets in Pripyat.
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3 Windmill Made of Scrap

Windmill Made of Scrap

This windmill resembles an awkward robot from an old science fiction story, its wide hands-blades either rotate or become immovable. The creator of the project, Moteyus Synkyavychus from Belarus, had estimated all technical characteristics of the
fifteen-meter windmill in his mind and made it from old auto parts. The power it produces is enough to provide illumination for his yard and shops, though he built it more for pleasure and entertainment, rather than for power supply.
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1 Russian Museum of Vodka And Moonshine

Russian Museum of Vodka And Moonshine

Verkhniye Mandrogi (Leningrad region of Russia) is a village.. no, in fact it was a village where the last house had burnt back before the war, today it's actually a business project popular among
tourists who sail between Ladoga and Onega lakes. This place has a cool inn with very tasty panties and a museum of vodka whose pictures you may see right here, inside this post.
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7 Wooden Shipbuilding Is Still Alive

Wooden Shipbuilding Is Still Alive

These are the pictures from the shipyard in Karelia where unique wood ships are still built. In fact the shipyard is unique too - there is no other place in Russia like this. Here they design and make wood cruising
sailboats, training sailboats, pleasure sail and motor boats, tourist and fishing boats, marine boats of YAL-2, YAL-4, YAL-6 types, recreational rowed and sailed boats, traditional Russian boats.
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4 Life At Lake Baikal

Life At Lake Baikal

What kind of life is there on the Buryat shore of lake Baikal? Small villages, wooden houses, boats and sledges waiting for winter time. Talkative and friendly people who never hurry and who can handle fishing
tackle much better than cellphones or computers. Most of them are Russian. How do they make their living? By hunting, fishing, logging, selling stuff to tourists and renting houses to them.
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0 New Life For the Previously Abandoned House of Culture

New Life For the Previously Abandoned House of Culture

These pictures, dated 2012, were taken in the House of Culture, belonging to a factory of artificial fiber named after V.V. Kuibyshev. It started to degrade in
the 90s and soon it required a lot of repairs and was abandoned. Today, after being resold, the house is getting restored to start its new life.
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