5 Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

In the small village on the bank of the river there is still a factory which continues the tradition of old craftsmanship. Well, there is no real continuity as in 1927 it was converted into a communist owned factory with appointed managers,
however the methods they use today are very reminiscent of the ones they used years ago. They even used the old machinery from long ago. And here Dmitriy is taking a tour around and we can see the photos thanks to his effort:

6 The First House of  St. Petersburg: the Royal Hut of the Peter I

The First House of St. Petersburg: the Royal Hut of the Peter I

St. Petersburg was a city built by an order of Peter the First. According to the story, he wanted to build a European city on the shores of the Baltic Sea. The place was chosen strategically to protect the river deltas and the shore from Europeans and also to establish a trading post with Europe on that sea. Construction began in 1703 in the territory conquered from Sweden. Already by 1705 a few shipbuilding docks had been erected turning the town into an industrial center. They say that Peter the Great wanted to build a city based on Venice and Amsterdam - with water channels for the people to travel across the city. He hired an Italian architect to create a master plan of the city.  He was very eager to see how his city was being built so he spent a lot of time there
too and even appointed the new city to become a capital of the Russian Empire nine years after the construction started. So because it became a capital, he needed a palace to live in, and while palace was being constructed he moved into a temporary house built to his special order. This house is still intact in the heart of the city, surrounded by modern architecture, so we can see a piece of history on these photos, as they say it is the first building in St. Petersburg. The rest were probably huts. Well, you know this building was a hut too. However to protect the wooden historical landmark from the pressure of time passing by, they erected a brick building AROUND the original wooden hut. See this inside.

15 Passenger Jets Made of Wood

Passenger Jets Made of Wood

No, really these are Russian passenger jets made of wood. A big factory making real planes out of wood. Want to see what they look like inside and to know
why they chose wood in the modern world to make planes? They look like boats with those carcasses made of wood. Why? We'll tell you inside:
2 Abandoned Houses on the Beach

Abandoned Houses on the Beach

      People who see this image at first think that it has been digitally manipulated, photoshopped or in some other way changed - it can't be for
real. However, this is a real shot from an abandoned fishermen village in Kamchatka, Russia. See inside for more photos and some descriptions.
13 Hidden Tu-144 in Kazan Outskirts

Hidden Tu-144 in Kazan Outskirts

  Looks like there is an abandoned but fully intact Tu-144 super-sonic passenger jet plane is still there in the backyard on the outskirts of Kazan city. Was
discovered by the passers by and later photographed with a flying drone camera. It's can even be seen with "street-view" map. See inside for more.
7 Large Antiship Missile Complex Whose Days Are Gone

Large Antiship Missile Complex Whose Days Are Gone

You are going to see what remains of two battalions of anti-ship onshore missile complex "Utes" - large and almost unique objects of military history, built in the 1950s. We say "almost" because a similar complex was made on the Black Sea and
it fortunately is functioning up to today. Here in the north, its days are over. Below are the photos of the battalions' territories: underground launch systems, command post, diesel power station and missile remains.

5 Russian Long Livers Who Had Seen Patriotic War 1812

Russian Long Livers Who Had Seen Patriotic War 1812

These are a few interesting images of veterans and witnesses of the Patriotic War of 1812, who lived to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of
Borodino. Russian long-livers, so to say. In the image above is Pavel Yakovlevich Tolstoguzov, aged 117. Participant in the Battle of Borodino in 1912.

3 Russian Submarine Fleet In Early XX Century

Russian Submarine Fleet In Early XX Century

Let us see what the Russian submarine fleet looked
like in the early 20th century. Here we go...

1 Pripyat Bus Station: 28 Years of Solitude

Pripyat Bus Station: 28 Years of Solitude

Probably, all of you guys have used public transport, right? It's an important part of city infrastructure, it provides transportation for its citizens and communication. In the Soviet times, the most popular means of transport were buses, mostly due to the fact that not many families had cars in the 80s. People were using buses daily. Pripyat was not an exception. In fact, a bus could become another symbol of the city - hundreds of buses, brought from various parts of the
Kiev region, provided transport for the evacuation of people on the 27th of April, 1986. Before the catastrophe, Pripyat had a functioning bus station with the same name "Pripyat" that was used as an important junction point on the way from the Kiev region to the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. That station, that has not been visited by public transport for more than twenty eight years, is the very place we are about to go to....
13 Competition of Russian Sappers

Competition of Russian Sappers

Another army post for today. This one is about the all-army
competition of sappers that was recently held on the Oka river.