2 8 Most Unusual Soviet MAZ Trucks That You Could Never Imagine

8 Most Unusual Soviet MAZ Trucks That You Could Never Imagine

MAZ - abbreviated from Minsk Auto Zavod (Minsk Auto Factory) was founded in Minsk, Belarussia, USSR in 1954. It's known for its normal trucks, but besides the regular trucks it was making
some of the most interesting and weirdest trucks in the world. How about a 12x12 truck with a helicopter engine and 24 custom electric motors to turn each wheel for example?
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0 Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Riga is a capital of Latvia now, but for around 45 years it was a part
of USSR. This is how life looked there during the Soviet reign.
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0 Tallest Man in the World Was Almost Three Meter Tall and lived in Russian Empire

Tallest Man in the World Was Almost Three Meter Tall and lived in Russian Empire

Fyodor Makhnov was world known. The reason for this is because he was the tallest man in the world. With his weight around 182
kg (around 400 lbs), his stature was 285 cm  (9'4")! And a twelve-year old kid could comfortably sit in his boot.
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2 Shine and Horror of Russia at the Turn of the Ages: 1990s

Shine and Horror of Russia at the Turn of the Ages: 1990s

These are photos that were taken at the turn of the ages in Russia. Early 1990s - when the old Communistic way of life suddenly
ended and people found themselves in the new reality. Some could adapt, some couldn't, some hate those times, some love them.
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2 Pripyat: Before and After Photos

Pripyat: Before and After Photos

Those are the photos of seven locations in Pripyat before and after the nuclear accident in 1986. Almost thirty
years after city is abandoned and overgrown with bushes and trees, however it wasn't like this always.
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0 Color Photos of Moscow in 1930s by Brenson DeCou

Color Photos of Moscow in 1930s by Brenson DeCou

In 1931 American photographer and traveller Branson DeCou has visited Soviet capital for the
first time. Here are his photos, starting with a Blagovest church inside of Moscow Kremlin.
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2 Soviet Spaceship Voskhod Analogue Navigation Equipment

Soviet Spaceship Voskhod Analogue Navigation Equipment

This is navigation equipment that was used on Soviet VOSHOD space missions. The first ever mission to bring three cosmonauts to space at
once, the first ever mission to travel to space without space suits and more achievements were set using this things as guidance.
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11 Back to the USSR

Back to the USSR

A selection of photos from the
country that doesn't exist any more.
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3 Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Soviet magazine "Tekhnika Molodezhi" ("Youth's Technics") was sort of Soviet "Popular Mechanics" mag. Was covering newest technological topics and also always tried to speak about technologies of the nearest future. Every issue of the mag tried to predict
how 21st century would look like. Here are some of the predictions. Let's start with the earliest magazine issues and gradually move forward to late 1970s to see how 21st century predictions changed as 20th century technologies evolved.
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38 Today, Seventy-Six Years Ago First Days of Russia in World War 2

Today, Seventy-Six Years Ago First Days of Russia in World War 2

On this day, seventy-six years ago, Hitler started his invasion of the USSR. June 22, 1941, 4:00 am in the morning, Nazi forces crossed the Soviet border and started moving into the Soviet state. Airplanes were bombing major Russian cities and
airfields. Nazi troops occupied cities and villages. They say the army and the people of the USSR were not ready for this war. It was very chaotic everywhere. Here are some shots taken around the USSR during the first days of that war.
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