4 To the Olympics By the Kruzenshtern Ship

To the Olympics By the Kruzenshtern Ship

Are you planning to visit the 30th Olympic Games in London? The Kruzenshtern sailing ship took Russian journalists and bloggers,
who had arrived from Moscow to the western coast of France, to Zeebrugge in Belgium as part of their sports journey.
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6 Soft Drink Cans From the 80-90s

Soft Drink Cans From the 80-90s

Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Pepsi and other similar drinks were rarely imported and sold in the USSR but everybody remembers an unusual taste and
American names. The companies producing the drinks were trying to adapt them for the Soviet market. Let's remember how they looked like.
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7 Forever Soviet City Being Swallowed By the Nature

Forever Soviet City Being Swallowed By the Nature

If you are attracted to mysterious abandoned places it might be
interesting for you to see these new pictures from Chernobyl and Pripyat.
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6 Welcome to the Party!

Welcome to the Party!

We don't know who these people are
but their party had to be fun!
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1 How Diamonds Are Mined In Russia

How Diamonds Are Mined In Russia

"Severalmaz" ("North Diamond") is located in the Archangelsk region. Its
operator, "Alrosa", is the largest diamond mining company in Russia.
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6 Women of the 1950s

Women of the 1950s

Photos of LIFE magazine featuring women from the 1950s
collected in one post. Aren't they wonderful?
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23 Russian C-47 Dakota Found In Siberia

Russian C-47 Dakota Found In Siberia

It seems to be a good year for the discovery of old forgotten airframes! There was the P-40 in Egypt earlier in the year, an IL-2 from
a Russian lake last month, and now an intact C-47 'Dakota' has been found in Siberia, in absolutely stunning condition!
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5 Projection TV Apparatus of the Soviet Past

Projection TV Apparatus of the Soviet Past

"Moskva" is a projection TV apparatus intended for watching TV programs on a big screen, listening to FM radio stations and
tinned music. Its weight is 70 kg, weight of its screen - 30  kg. Such TV sets were produced in 1957-1963.
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7 Round Ships of the Russian Admiral

Round Ships of the Russian Admiral

After Russia's loss in the Crimean war in 1856 Russia was forbidden to have any warships in the Black Sea by Treaty of Paris, leaving one of the most important parts of Russia - its only non-freezing sea ports and the area through which most of Russia's sea trade went, unprotected.  Hence in the late-1860s Russia started to think about abrogating the terms of the treaty in order to protect its coast against rapidly
deteriorating relations with Turkey. It was obvious that in the beginning the strategy for the Russian fleet would be purely defensive against relatively powerful Turkish fleet and so in the 1869 it was decided to build armored warships to protect the coast and the ports. This where the Rear-Admiral Popov comes in, in the 1860s he was the unofficial head of the shipbuilding in Russia.
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1 Moscow of 1960

Moscow of 1960

Let's look how Moscow
looked like back in 1960.
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