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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5 In the Cozy Felted World

In the Cozy Felted World

Irina Andreeva is a talented Russian master at making cool felted stuff. Things she creates are
always amazing. It's hard to believe, but the piano in the image above is full size!
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0 Pripyat: Secondary School No 2

Pripyat: Secondary School No 2

Bells have not rung here for twenty eight years. Teachers and pupils do not come anymore, exercise books remain unchecked, the latest records in the class books are dated April 26, 1986. Despite the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl NPP, Saturday morning of April 26 was the same as all the previous
mornings. However, teachers gave iodine to the pupils and closed all the windows tight. Some schools cancelled classes and let pupils go home, and on the following day at 4 p.m. Pripyat became empty. Forever. One of Pripyat schools, school №2, is shown right here, in this post.
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0 Pictures of the Moscow Kremlin Half a Century Ago

Pictures of the Moscow Kremlin Half a Century Ago

The photos are probably not later than 1959. They look like still images, some of them have lost their color, and others have become reddish. Though
av-atus, the blogger, did what he could to restore them somehow. The pictures were taken soon after the Kremlin was opened for Soviet citizens.
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5 Yacht For the Russian Billionaire

Yacht For the Russian Billionaire

Equipped with three splendid pools and numerous wonderful trifles - this very expensive yacht belonging to a Russian oligarch, Andrey Melnichenko, is so awesome that Caligula himself would die of envy! Though it is named in a rather modest way, "A". The vehicle that sooner resembles a
submarine than a posh liner cost 300 million dollars! This is how much Melnichenko paid for the sailing paradise, whose handles alone are estimated at 40 000 dollars. This would be enough to study for a couple of years at Harvard with the world's best teachers...
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0 Moscow Military Hospitals In 1914

Moscow Military Hospitals In 1914

These rather interesting images, dating back to 1914, depict hospitals of Moscow for wounded and sick military
patients. Although they are in large groups, lying all together, they seem to have had good medical care.
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1 Military Games On the Ground And Up In the Sky

Military Games On the Ground And Up In the Sky

The MAKS air show is held once every couple of years. At all other times, its premises are not left empty. Thus, several events are held this year as well. One of them you have already read about.
Besides, the guests will see a tank and aircraft-auto shows here in Zhukovsky (Moscow region) on August 16-17th. The pictures presented in this post depict the rehearsals of both shows.
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0 Thai Boxing Couple From Belarus

Thai Boxing Couple From Belarus

Dmitry and Maria Valent are masters of Thai boxing and spouses. They have been married for
one year only but acquainted for more than nine years. They met during competitions.
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