0 Old Photos of St. Petersburg

Old Photos of St. Petersburg

A few very awesome photos of old St. Petersburg. We publish those sometimes and
this is a next part of the old vintage classic Russian Empire awesomeness.
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0 Life in a Soviet Village

Life in a Soviet Village

Just a random selection of the photos back from
"golden Soviet era" - life in Soviet village. Enjoy.
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1 Russian Soldiers in Mongolia 1930s-1940s

Russian Soldiers in Mongolia 1930s-1940s

Mongolia had friendly ties with USSR. It was even sometimes called "the sixteenth republic" - implying that it can be a nice addition to existing fifteen parts of the Soviet
state. So Russian army was present there too - before the WW2 and after as well. Here are some shots made by an army officer who served in Mongolia in 1930s-1940s.
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5 Chernobyl 30 Years Later

Chernobyl 30 Years Later

Since this April it will be exactly thirty years since the Chernobyl accident
happened, please take a look how this "zone" looks now, thirty years later.
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30 Russian And German Soldiers Taken Prisoner

Russian And German Soldiers Taken Prisoner

  The moment of capture and first days after. Rather dramatic like the war itself. What a mix of different qualities might emerge - cowardice, heroism, despair and joy. We are not going to show the scenes of propaganda, violance and humiliation. On these images opponents show interest for
each other and do not express cruelty. But we surely know and never forget that millions of Soviet soldiers were finally killed in Nazi camps. However, let this publication be more about curiosity. Someone is getting medical aid, another one is treated to a cigarette...
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9 Open Architectural and Ethnographic Museum of Kostroma

Open Architectural and Ethnographic Museum of Kostroma

There is an interesting museum of Russian wooden architecture in Kostroma. It is called "Kostroma Sloboda" and lies on the rivers Volga and Kostroma, at the
walls of Ipatievsky monastery. Blogger deni-spiri has been there and photographed old wooden houses, however the weather could be much better.
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0 Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Haitian photographer, artist and engraver Gerald Bloncourt was forced to leave his native land and move to France in 1946, where he won international acclaim in all spheres mentioned above. Paris gave him education and development. Gerald was working as a press photographer for popular magazines, his pictures were expressive and precise. He knew
how to show life from all sides, being a true master of photo-portraits. Even outstanding people looked different on his photos, the way nobody's seen them before. Here is a collection of photos made by Bloncourt in the Soviet Union in the 50-60s. On the image above - the world first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961.
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2 Chernobyl Accident Reaction: What Vehicles Were Used

Chernobyl Accident Reaction: What Vehicles Were Used

"Prohibited area" of the Chernobyl NPP. For accident management they used different kinds of vehicles, including home made ordinary cars and
innovative foreign equipment. Let us show you the first photos taken after the catastrophe. The author is Igor Kostin, a popular photographer.
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3 Neptune: Super Secret Submarine

Neptune: Super Secret Submarine

In 1991 they launched a very unusual submarine in the Severodvinsk dockyard in Russia - many illuminators on its sides and bright yellow color. No torpedo launchers and missile compartments, of course! Western secret service would go crazy if it had
a chance to see it! "What is this? Any Soviet secret weapon? Why so many illuminators? Underwater intelligence apparatus? They build large nuclear missile carriers and this thing is so small... Small but utterly dangerous??"
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2 Faces of Soviet Young Rail Road Students

Faces of Soviet Young Rail Road Students

Just an old album of photos devoted to Soviet kids who studied in the rail road college. Many of them were already working in post WW2 Soviet
Russia on positions connected with rail road: conductors, station duty officers etc. Just take a look at the faces of long gone time.
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