70 years ago, on the morning of June 22, 1941, the predawn silence was suddenly broken with missile roars. That's how the war started. Nobody knew yet that the war would be later considered as the most murderous one in the history of mankind. No
one could ever predict what inhuman hardships the Soviet people would have to come across. They were destined to gain the victory, release the world from fascism and show that the martial spirit of a Red Army man couldn't be broken.
The Bauman Moscow State Technical University (MSTU) is one of the oldest and largest Russian technical universities offering B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in various engineering fields and applied sciences. The students on the following pictures are celebrating the completion of their
studying as they have just passed their last exams held in the 6th year of education. The procedure is as follows: pass your exams successfully, buy a bowel, a helmet and lots of beer, participate in the racing around the student's hostel and throw the notebooks in a window.
When you read about what goes into the consumer's basket, you do not take the quantity you see the way you do when you see it on the photos. The creators of this project used electronic scales to show how it all looks like in minimum quantity. From this it comes out unusual. In the different regions of Russia, the average consumer basket
varies. For example in 2011, the Government of Sverdlovsk region of the I quarter of 2011 set a living wage at a level of US$213 per capita. These include: food - US$82, non-food items - US$32, services - US$84, mandatory payments and fees at US$15. The officiais find this to be sufficient.