3 Top Secret Photos of Testing First Soviet Armored Vehicle [photos]

Top Secret Photos of Testing First Soviet Armored Vehicle [photos]

In 1940s Soviet leaders felt the need to get their own armored vehicle for their personal safety. Before there were no such vehicles being produced in USSR. After the first ones were built they had to test it for the bullet shots and other types of
influence. Of course the results of those tests were protected from the public and confidential with "top secret" on top of them - so that nobody could know the weak spots of the vehicles. Here are the photos now unclassified.
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7 Russian Empire in Full Color [photos]

Russian Empire in Full Color [photos]

Just to remind you if you didn't see - there is a Prokudin-Gorsky photographer exist who made tens of photos of Russian Empire in
color. They are not colorized later - they were actual color captured back then, 100 and more years ago. Here are some of them.
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8 Disappearing Mosaics of Soviet Country: The Lost Art [photos]

Disappearing Mosaics of Soviet Country: The Lost Art [photos]

People often called them propaganda. Well it is so, as it was made to glorify the ideology. Buildings were decorated with mosaics of happy and idealized Soviet citizens. Difference science achievements were glorified. Heroes
were the main topic of those murals - heroes of war and heroes of peaceful work. Nowadays you can meet them less and less often, as they decline and decay and nobody preserve those. Here are some of those works.
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4 Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Today it's sort of a date in Russia - sixty five years since Stalin's death. For such an occassion here is a piece of history connected with the
man. This old car was a gift to Stalin from Czechoslovakia. It was lost for over fifty years and in year 2013 resurfaced again.
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4 Life of People Wearing Traditional Clothes at the End of 19th Century [photos]

Life of People Wearing Traditional Clothes at the End of 19th Century [photos]

This is a region of Eastern Europe and its people in a nice set of postcards from
over hundred years ago. This first one is labelled "Take a look at her".
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2 An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

There are only four known BE-6 planes left in the world. One in Kiev, two in Chinese speaking lands and one is here, at the Arctic Kola peninsula. It's in the worst condition because
its placed as a monument. However if they didn't put it on display it was probably been scraped as it stands here as a monument for fifty years already, since 1968.
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3 Leningrad (St.Petersburg) in 1952 [photos]

Leningrad (St.Petersburg) in 1952 [photos]

Some of the photos from long gone days of USSR - it's Leningrad (now
Petersburg) city. Starting with a Sphynx near the Neva river.
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6 Today is Hundred Years Anniversary of the Red Army [photos]

Today is Hundred Years Anniversary of the Red Army [photos]

Today is 100 years anniversary of the Read Army, so here is a few archive photos from Soviet news agencies with
photos of Russian soldiers. Some are neat. Starting with a horse patrol the board guards in Kazakhstan, 1984.
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3 Belarussia Man Turns His Car into Firewood Engine [photos]

Belarussia Man Turns His Car into Firewood Engine [photos]

So the story goes as follows: Sergey got tired paying high prices for gas. Sergey was a history lover so he started researching into alternative energy
sources. And he discovered that why at all anyone pays for the gas if you have a free fuel growing around. The result of his discoveries is here.
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0 Colored Soviet Photos [photos]

Colored Soviet Photos [photos]

Here are some mostly staged colored
Soviet photos for your viewing pleasure.
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