13 A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

One Russian man from St. Petersburg, Konstantin Myatnikov, has been engaged in the construction of
original homemade cars for more than 20 years. Here are some of his "brainchildren" inside the post.
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11 A Plane Crash In Karelia

A Plane Crash In Karelia

The Tu-134 crash near Petrozavodsk in north-west Russia was reported on June 21, 2011 by an eyewitness from a village nearby. The
plane flew from Moscow to the northern city of Petrozavodsk. 44 people out of those 52 aboard couldn't survive in the crash.
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20 The Russian Atomic Weapon Museum

The Russian Atomic Weapon Museum

The dangerous weapon of the millennium is located in the museum of  Zarechny town.
The museum keeps exhibits that used to be modern and secret just some time ago.
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28 The Horrors of Afghanistan, Part 2

The Horrors of Afghanistan, Part 2

The second part of "the Horrors of Afghanistan" isn't so scary and
depressive as the previous one... Or are we just used to it?
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94 The Day of Memory And Mourning

The Day of Memory And Mourning

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.
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12 Celebration Of Thesis Defence In Russia

Celebration Of Thesis Defence In Russia

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.
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74 Unknown Facts About Russia

Unknown Facts About Russia

You may not be aware of how many
things have a Russian origin.
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16 Old Pictures of Soviet Moscow

Old Pictures of Soviet Moscow

    A very big collection of the black and white photographs of Soviet Moscow made in the 1930s-40s.
Unfortunately, their author is unknown and no captions are provided. Yet the pictures are very interesting.
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3 The Great Roman Empire Made Of Sand

The Great Roman Empire Made Of Sand

In the museum under the open sky in Kolomenskoye one can find authentic monuments of sand sculptures. The exhibition devoted to
achievements of the Great Roman Empire and masterpieces of Italian sculpture planned to run from 11 May till 3 October 2011.
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4 Still Hungry?

Still Hungry?

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.
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