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63 Portraits of Ukraine. 1882

Portraits of Ukraine. 1882

These photos were made more than about one century ago. It's amazing that they have preserved till the
our time. Did those people know, that we would look at them via the Internet after 100 years?
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52 Boil Your Milk Right

Boil Your Milk Right

Here is another secret Russian recipe. This time you will know how to make delicious dessert from an ordinary canned goods. First of all you should take a condensed milk. Don't open it and put the
can into a boiling water. Wait for some time... and better go out from the kitchen and close the door. You will hear when the milk is ready. See also: When There is No Food
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21 Fake Russian Roads

Fake Russian Roads

Russian parks are the places where
all the roads come to the end.
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31 Soviet War Games

Soviet War Games

War games were quite usual and sometimes even obligatory thing in Soviet Union both for children (pioneers) and for adults. "Zarnitsa" (sheet lightning) was the most widespread and famous one, when a big
group of people was divided into two confronting teams. The aim was to capture a flag, "secret" documents or army headquarters. Here are some historical photos. It looks like a real war.
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Musical Fountain in Moscow
21 Musical Fountain in Moscow. Tsaritsino

Musical Fountain in Moscow. Tsaritsino

One of the most enchanting fountains of Moscow has opened this summer in Tsaritsino park. People from the whole city come to see unforgettable show - streams of different colors and shapes dance according great number of various musical compositions. The fountain is called in
honour of former Russian empress Ekaterina the Second. Though actually it is the king of Moscow fountains and probably it can measure his strength with the famous fountains of St. Petersburg, like "Sampson kills the lion". Anyway, it looks magnificent.
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72 USSR at the End of 80s

USSR at the End of 80s

We continue to publish historical series of photos showing life of Soviet people in different decades of the USSR times. For this once here comes the pictures of Russian streets at the end of 80s. Pepsi first time in the USSR on the picture above. See also: Moscow Hotel “Russia”, Nowadays Moscow at 80-s. Moscow in the 60-s and 70-s Moscow 1967 Moscow
Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932 Moscow 1927 Prophetic Postcards Back From 1914 Moscow Flood at 1908 Moscow 1890 Moscow Now and Then Moscow. The Past and the Present USSR in the 70-s, part 1 USSR in the 70-s, part 2 USSR in the 70-s, part 3 USSR in the 60-s USSR in the 60-s Photos From Soviet Russia
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27 Russian Empire in the XIX Century

Russian Empire in the XIX Century

Maksim Dmitriev was born in 1858 in Tambov province. At the age of 15 he became an apprentice of the famous photographer of that time - M.P. Nastiukov, where he obtained basic knowledge about the art of photography. He became famous at the beginning of the 90-s of the XIX century after representation of the exposition called "Bad harvest in Nizhny Novgorod region", where he showed ruined
villages and sick and starving peasants. With this exposition he became the founder of the photo report genre in Russia. Rural dining house on the picture above. 1891-1892. See also: Color Post Cards of Russian Empire 100 Years Ago Russian People 100 Years Ago in Color Russia 100 Years War on Terror? Color Photos of Russian Churches 100 Years Ago and Today
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62 Seeing Soviet Russia

Seeing Soviet Russia

We've also told about Soviet promotional posters intended for the foreign tourists and visitors. Here are more of them. The author of this collection, David Levine, says that "Russia in the period before
the mid 1930s employed some brilliant graphic design in its arts, propaganda and newspapers and magazines". Is that true? Just look at these travel brochures, booklets and luggage labels.
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30 Feminine Symbol of the USSR

Feminine Symbol of the USSR

We've already told about Soviet contraceptive devices. Now we can say, that there was indeed something that could be called a real feminine symbol of
the USSR. Those images of a woman with a paddle in one hand were standing in many cities and towns throughout the whole Soviet Union.
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72 Stay Protected: Soviet Way

Stay Protected: Soviet Way

It was a well known saying in Russia "that there is no leisure intercourse in Soviet Russia", probably it is less known for the rest of the world. It meant that Soviet citizens have made this only for get some kids. But recently it has been known that there was a whole bunch of those little thingies available for some sale in Russia, though they couldn't be bought freely, just because demand was so great that if it appeared anywhere on the counters of the state-owned pharmacies (there were no any
other in Soviet Russia), then the first who entered the store has usually bought gross all them available and then lived a long happy life or made many many Soviet rubles reselling them for his friends. So it was big luck to get them and it is even more bigger luck to see them here on photos, in this, not-used state. And one more thing. Officially they were called "product no. 2", because the product no. 1 was a rubber gas-mask of the same factory...
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