0 Echoes of History: Five Remains of the Most Horrid Stalins Gulag Camp System

Echoes of History: Five Remains of the Most Horrid Stalins Gulag Camp System

GULAG was a most massive Soviet system of imprisonment. In the period 1930-1956 over 10 million people (some say 30 million) were jailed and sent to GULAG. After the Stalin's death the
GULAG camps started to be closed down gradually. Not much left till this day. Just a few of them haunt us all as an echoes of old past. Some are in ruins some became museums.
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2 Rare Photos of Homeless Street kids in Russia in 1920s-1930s

Rare Photos of Homeless Street kids in Russia in 1920s-1930s

After the October Revolution and Russian Empire collapse there was a serious problem of street kids in Soviet Russia. It was estimated that there was as much as six
million homeless kids in 1921 whose parents were killed, died from hunger, sent away in prisons, or fled the country. Here are some photos from that period.
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0 15 Old Soviet Car Ads

15 Old Soviet Car Ads

Those are fifteen examples of Soviet style ads for Soviet cars. Most of the ads are not flashy and are laconic. Starting with this "Pobeda" car ad, was one of the first cars in the world to
have "pontoon" body style - the precursor of modern automotive styling without  running boards and fully articulated fenders. 241 497 of those cars were made, since 1946.
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4 What can be found in 75 year old Nazi dugout

What can be found in 75 year old Nazi dugout

Enthusiasts went into the forest and found old Nazi dugout. Here are the list of things was
in the ground for seventy five or more years and removed this winter:  
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1 Futuristic Prototypes of First Soviet Night Vision Goggles

Futuristic Prototypes of First Soviet Night Vision Goggles

First Soviet night vision goggles appeared in early 1940s during first days of Russia joining World
War 2. And those are the first prototypes of those, some were car mount some were portable.
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2 Futuristic Soviet Assault Rifles

Futuristic Soviet Assault Rifles

Since AK-47 triumph in late 1940s Soviet engineers didn't stop efforts in creating newer more
efficient and comfortable Soviet automatic assault rifle. And here are the few examples.
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7 Legendary Soviet ARTEK Summer Camp: Place Where Every Soviet Kid Just Wanted to Go

Legendary Soviet ARTEK Summer Camp: Place Where Every Soviet Kid Just Wanted to Go

Artek was a summer camp spending time where every Soviet kid dreamt
of. Seriously. What was so attractive about this place? Let's see.
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3 Belarussian Company Started to Make Wooden Bicycles

Belarussian Company Started to Make Wooden Bicycles

Wooden sunglasses, wooden phone cases, looks like demand for everything wooden rose these days. And now this
Belarus company started making wooden bicycles. Let's see what those are about and how they look like.
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0 Story of a Traditional Soviet Fur Hat

Story of a Traditional Soviet Fur Hat

USSR people were famous for their fur hats. In fact if a fur hat comes to mind it's often associated with a Russian.
What were the main types of Soviet fur hats and why people wore them? Here is an insight on Soviet Fur Hat:
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1 Why USSR Produced Tin Canned Water?

Why USSR Produced Tin Canned Water?

This thing you see on a photo above is tin can of.. regular drinking water - that's what it says on it: "Canned drinking water, net weight 240 g.
Use canned water in extreme cases, try to collect raining water". So what were the most extreme cases when you needed a canned water?
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