7 Russian State Library

Russian State Library

Images from the Russian state library, built between 1928 and 1958. The library
complex has six buildings, including a nineteen-storey, book storage warehouse.
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6 Early 2000s In Saint Petersburg

Early 2000s In Saint Petersburg

Saint-Petersburg in the early 2000s in the photographs of Igor Stomakhin. This is not about glamour, politics or the architectural beauty
of the northern Russian capital. Just some moments of an ordinary life, the good and bad of our society a dozen years ago.
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1 Wedding at the Ukrainian Air Base

Wedding at the Ukrainian Air Base

A wedding has been celebrated on Ukraine's air force base, Belbek,
reportedly a few hours before it switched the flags and owners.
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6 The Castle of a Belorussian Man

The Castle of a Belorussian Man

The builder-enthusiast from Minsk, Belarus, built this house all by himself, reportedly. As the story goes, he goes to the construction site in the Belorussian village every weekend. He takes a train from his city, then travels two
kilometers on foot. He has been managing this project for ten years already.  Locals call it "a fairytale castle" because a thousand glass bottles and other not very usual decoration pieces have been used in its construction.
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4 Sevastopol, That Stands On the Ruins of an Ancient City

Sevastopol, That Stands On the Ruins of an Ancient City

Chersonesos Taurica is a city founded by ancient Greek settlers over 2,5 thousand years ago in the south-western area of Crimea. Later, another city was built
in exactly the same location - Sevastopol, Crimea. Standing on the ruins of its predecessor, it attracts tourists who are interested in history.
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1 Final Days of Old Russian Churches And Estates

Final Days of Old Russian Churches And Estates

Yogna is one of the oldest still-populated villages in the Tver region of Russia. This is where some more interesting examples of old Russian architecture are living out their remaining days.
One of them, the wooden estate, used to belong to a university professor in the early twentieth century. Another one, the old church, was built in the early nineteenth century.
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10 The Biggest Riot In Moscow Since the Beginning of the Century

The Biggest Riot In Moscow Since the Beginning of the Century

Moscow had never seen such disorder as happened in 2002 following the Japan-Russia football match, where our country lost 1:0. The screen in Manezhnaya
square showing the match was broken by bottles, people were breaking shop windows, and set fire to cars... 380 of them were finally detained.
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2 What Is This Cool Egg Made From?

What Is This Cool Egg Made From?

Easter is coming up soon and we have a brilliant idea to make a cool egg
to surprise your friends. The main thing you need is... macaroni!
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5 The Northernmost Russian Orthodox Monastery

The Northernmost Russian Orthodox Monastery

Trifonov Pechenga Monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church is situated in the Murmansk region of Russia. It was founded in 1533 by a reverend Trifon of Pechenga, in the place where the Mana river flowed into the Pechenga river, however later, in 1548, it was relocated to a place more convenient for trade.
The monastery has a long and difficult history: it was attacked by the Finnish forces, set on fire and relocated again. Its final incarnation occurred in 1997. Today it holds relics of 116 martyrs who were killed in the monastery in 1589 by the Finns - subjects of the Swedish king.
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3 Old Russian Houses: Eclecticism and Modern Combined

Old Russian Houses: Eclecticism and Modern Combined

Bezhetsk is one of the oldest cities in the Tver region. It's also the place where wonderful houses from the XIX-XX centuries have been preserved. Some of them are like
living monuments of Russian architecture, perfectly combining eclectic shapes with elements of modern styles. Pay attention to the carved patterns of the facades.
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