2 Russian Capital Moscow in 1950s

Russian Capital Moscow in 1950s

Some photos of an old, still green Moscow. Taken approximately in the 1950s you can see how things were going
then on this virtual tour of Moscow's past. Let's see! The first photo shows a Taxi company's parking lot.
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0 Elite Soviet Workers Went for an Area Clean Up

Elite Soviet Workers Went for an Area Clean Up

A series of photos of people cleaning up their work area during 1970. They are the workers of Inturist. If you have never heard about this organization let me tell you a bit about it. In the Soviet Union there existed thousands of goods and food items that were not available to normal Soviet people. However, there existed special companies who had access to these things. Those companies were either serving the Soviet elite OR were catering to
foreigners visiting the USSR so that the latter could spend their precious currency on the items. These workers worked for one such organization - Inturist - the state operated company (like all other companies at time) which was dealing with all tourists who visited the USSR. So these people were some kind of elite at times and here they were forced to do the labor of normal men - cleaning up the area. Let's see how it went!
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0 Russian Governor Felt Asleep During the Parliament Session

Russian Governor Felt Asleep During the Parliament Session

From time to time they conduct parliament sessions in regions outside of Moscow. This time they were in Nizhny Novgorod - a large Russian city and region. The
governor - the ex-deputy mayor of Moscow - was caught sleeping and snoring a bit in the middle of this session. Here is a short vid to see what happened.

1 Criminal Police of St Petersburg in the Early Soviet Era and Beyond

Criminal Police of St Petersburg in the Early Soviet Era and Beyond

This photoset explores in detail the work and hard days of the criminal police during the early era of St. Petersburg - the second biggest Russian city. The city, which was a base
for the famous Dostoevski novel, Crime and Punishment, for sure was in need of a good investigative service to protect the citizens. So here is how it all started...
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4 A Very Detailed and Huge Atomic Submarine Model

A Very Detailed and Huge Atomic Submarine Model

One Russian guy, actually a group of them, were building this huge atomic submarine model for over two years. It is a 1:50 scale model of the actual thing! So the size of the model
is over two meters, 2700 mm to be exact (or nine feet!). It has very detailed interiors with figures of sailors and officers. It is illuminated and a pleasure to look at!
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2 Twelve Year Boy Graduates from School Enrolls into Medical College

Twelve Year Boy Graduates from School Enrolls into Medical College

      This twelve year boy from Belarus is not your regular sixth grader. At his young age he has already graduated from high school
and enrolled in the medical college (medical university) in Minsk, Belarus this year. Let's see how he managed to do all of this:
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0 Moscow Domodedovo Airport is in Smoke

Moscow Domodedovo Airport is in Smoke

Today, Moscow's Domodedovo airport looked like it was from some apocalyptic movie - with smoke all over the place and people wandering around with only their silhouettes visible.  The
reason for this is a fire during construction works. The smoke got into ventilation system and spread across the huge airport, scaring people. Let's see inside how it was:
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7 In Donetsk Dad Brought His Kid to School on Tank

In Donetsk Dad Brought His Kid to School on Tank

  It has been reported that an unnamed dad in Donetsk has given his son a ride to school, on the first day
of school, on a tank. Well nobody seemed to care and his classmates joined in to take more photos.
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4 Giant Russian SUV Converted from an Army Truck

Giant Russian SUV Converted from an Army Truck

Vyacheslav Zolotukhin from Krasnokamensk Russia has created a unique vehicle - Mega Cruiser Russia. It took him year and a half and the results are outstanding. He took an army truck, a GAZ-66 (you can see its pic on the next page) and converted it into
a SUV. A very big SUV, it is twice as big as some of the largest cars in the class, the Lexus LX or Toyota Land Cruiser. Let's see this giant - and it's a truly large vehicle - four people can be comfortably seated on its rear seat!
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5 Mosquitos and Insects in Siberia

Mosquitos and Insects in Siberia

If you have never thought about how many mosquitos and other
hostile-to-human insects there are in Siberia, this video will be an eye