5 Mysteries of Ural

Mysteries of Ural

Ural naturally divides Europe from Asia. This land keeps many secrets that have been puzzling
scientists for centuries. We are going to tell about some of them in this publication.
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2 USSR As Seen by LIFE Magazine Reporters

USSR As Seen by LIFE Magazine Reporters

This is a big cool collection of pictures made by LIFE magazine reporters in the USSR at different
times. They cover many aspects of Soviet life and still make Russian people feel nostalgic.
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0 Motors of War Exhibited in Moscow

Motors of War Exhibited in Moscow

These days, March 18-20, "Krokus Expo" exhibition center of Moscow, invites people to see different cars of the war time made in the USSR, Germany, USA, England, France, Canada, Italy and Japan. The best
museums of the capital and private collectors present their treasures to public as part of exhibition "Motors of War". Eugene Chesnokov has made good photos from the place. Enjoy them right now.
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4 Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

This bay in Safonovo village under a northern Russian city of Murmansk is a place of the first aircraft seadrome that appeared in 1936. Today it's a location of the Museum of Northern Fleet
Aviation. It was reopened last year after reconstruction, now it has a new hangar for aircrafts which is a good historical exposition. On the image above is a Be-6 monument in the bay.
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6 Most Awesome Looking Chocolate from Russia

Most Awesome Looking Chocolate from Russia

  The artisan chocolate theme is pretty popular now, no problem with this. Here and there little "hipster" companies appear making "all raw, 100% organic, fairtrade small batch true chocolate". However, Russian hipsters are different. One guy, let's call him Alex, has created something that look like a very very
awesome chocolate for any guy. Guns, bullets, Soviet memorabilia, wrenches, bolts, shoe horns and many many other "rusty" things are in reality are chocolate bars in full size and the rusty brownish tint is a chocolate powder. You won't believe your eyes how realistic it all looks! Let's see:
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12 The First Photos of Moscow

The First Photos of Moscow

It is commonly believed that the first photo was made by a Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. As for the first daguerreotypic photos of Moscow - they are dated July 5th, 1839. It's when citezens found out about the amazing machine, dagguereotype, that created incredibly precise images without any drawing or painting. The first photos were shown to public on October 23rd in the shop of K. A.
Beckers, he both sold the new magic devices and made photos of the city to order. The first known to public photos of the Russian capital are dated 1842. Exposure took 30 minutes then, photos were colored, added figures of people to. So they sooner resembled painted pictures. The unique photographs you are about to see are the oldest dagguereotypic images of Moscow.
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16 Crimea: the Sun of Russia

Crimea: the Sun of Russia

This is "The Album of the Sun of Russia" published a century ago, in 1914. It is rather interesting to see the sunny Crimea on these
colorless pictures of the time long gone. Many people would recognize familiar places, some of them look the same even today.
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6 This Camp Could Be a Good Place For Children

This Camp Could Be a Good Place For Children

Just some pictures of another abandoned camp in the Moscow region under the cover of autumn leaves. Dear Yura Gagarin, how could
it happen that such a place turned out to be unneeded? Why do people give up so easily what they once valued so much ?
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0 Royal Park And Palace Complex of Oranienbaum

Royal Park And Palace Complex of Oranienbaum

Lomonosov is a municipality located near St. Petersburg, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. Until 1948 it was named Oranienbaum. This small town is primarily interesting for its park and palace
complex, the Russian royal residence is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and it has the same name - Oranienbaum.  Have a look and see what was it like many years ago.
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40 Dark Face of Socialism by Vlad Sokolaev

Dark Face of Socialism by Vlad Sokolaev

Soviet photographer Sokolaev has called his series of photos something that can be translated as "Unattractive and hidden side of socialism". He was taking those photos in a twenty year period from the 1970s to the late 1980s. Of course,
Soviet powers would not tolerate such views of their state. However, the series turns out to be really dark and gloomy and really causing of awe when viewed now, almost forty years later. Take a look, awesome photos!
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