13 American Test Drive of a Soviet Car

American Test Drive of a Soviet Car

Let's see the photos of Life magazine showing how
Americans were testing the Soviet "Pobeda" ("Victory").
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25 The Old Exhibition of War Trophies

The Old Exhibition of War Trophies

Some old photographs from the trophies
exhibition in Gorky Park of Moscow.
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6 Unique River Ships of the Past

Unique River Ships of the Past

Few probably know that some hundred years ago on the Volga river were sailing the ships whose displacement was bigger than cruiser "Aurora's" one. It's hard to believe but
they were built from .. wood! "Belyanas", as they were called, became a part of the Russian ship-building history as the most unique river ships in the world.
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11 Rescued From Vandals

Rescued From Vandals

Something is always rapidly changing in the museum of Zadorozhny. New and interesting exhibits appear in the museum quite often. But probably the most interesting are the planes of Khodynka brought
here and rescued from vandals. Unfortunately this time they stood mostly semi-disassembled and still much work is to be done. But the team of the museum plans to restore them soon.
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4 The Walls Keeping Memories

The Walls Keeping Memories

Some photos of gloomy abandoned schools and one
hospital in the mansion of the Gagarins.
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18 In the Huge Abandoned Bunker

In the Huge Abandoned Bunker

This is one of the alernate command posts of the Warsaw Pact contries located on the territory of Moldavia. There are similar constructions in Belorus, Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan. Object 1180 represents two cylindrical blocks each 36 m in
diameter and 60 m deep divided into 10-12 levels. There is an additional level used as a fridge centre. The bunker was not finished and finally was abandoned, but the structure is so colossal that is truly worth visiting.
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21 Disabled And Abandoned Soviet Tanks, Part II

Disabled And Abandoned Soviet Tanks, Part II

More photos of Soviet disabled and abandoned
tanks. The first part can be found here.
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8 Foreign Tourists At the Moscow Olympic Games

Foreign Tourists At the Moscow Olympic Games

Photographs taken by tourists who came to
Moscow in far 1980 to see Olympic Games.
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2 Back to the Battles of the Past

Back to the Battles of the Past

Reconstruction of the battles that took place on the Red Guard
boundary. The photos were taken by one of the participants.
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9 So Different Tajikistan

So Different Tajikistan

Pamir has a special position. It's the most high-altitude region not only of Tajikistan but of all the former Soviet Union. Its Gorno-Badakhshanskaya autonomous region occupies almost a half of all the country but its population is only 3% from all the republic's one. Local citizens are officially considered to be Tajiks but in fact they are a group of peoples with their own languages, culture
and even religion. Khorog is bordering Afghanistan. The town is inhabited by representatives of all Pamir peoples. There are some universities here. Locals like to study, it's a part of their religion. Though the local young people prefer English today, they are good at Russian too. Tourists like this place, there are many hotels and guest houses in the area.
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