9 German Nazi plane on Moscow Square in 1941

German Nazi plane on Moscow Square in 1941

In July 1941, one month after the Nazi Germany has attacked Soviet State, there was an unusual exhibition on one of the Moscow squares - a  german Junkers Ju 88A-5. It was a scout plane that has got deep into Russian territory and was shot down by the Soviet fighters. The crew of the
German plane was four people which are marked as missing in action in the German archives. Five days later they recovered the plane and brought it to Moscow so people could see a sample of the huge armada approaching the Soviet capital. We can see it too on this photos:
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7 A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

In 1970s there was a family in Soviet Union which was keeping real lions as home pets in their small apartment in Baku city (now Azerbaijan). The head of the family - his name, ironically, was Leo (or Lion in
Russian) was a normal Soviet architect, then one day he has got a lion cub from the zoo. The little lion has been rejected by his mom-lioness and people of the zoo lost a hope to bring him up.
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2 House of Baka in St. Petersburg

House of Baka in St. Petersburg

This one is pretty nice and unique piece of architecture from St. Petersburg, Russia. It is called "The House of Baka" or "house designed and built for the engineer of
transport Mr. Bak", and is dated back to 1904-1905. It has those weird bridges inside the backyard. See more inside, thanks to Shardapa who has made those photos.
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11 Firefighters in Pripyat Cleaning up the Initial Contamination

Firefighters in Pripyat Cleaning up the Initial Contamination

Firefighters started cleaning up radioactive contamination in Chernobyl immediately after the incident happened, but it lasted for a couple of years. Often the operation to clean contaminated
radioactive dust from the buildings was as simple as this - a firefighters squad arrived to a district and just washed off the dust of the concrete buildings. Photos are inside:
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2 Photos of Russian Village in 1890s

Photos of Russian Village in 1890s

This photos are of good quality and previously not posted here and anywhere else on the network until recently, as far as the search suggests. Again the photos show a lot about the
conditions common people were living before the October revolution of 1917. Scarcity, wooden shoes,  cloths in extremely bad condition - however still faces look content. Take a look: 
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7 Riga Capital of Latvia Thirty Years Ago

Riga Capital of Latvia Thirty Years Ago

At the time, it was the Soviet city of Riga , now it is the capital of
Latvia. Thirty years ago. Pretty atmospheric photos of the late USSR.
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12 The Looters of Chernobyl

The Looters of Chernobyl

The blogger Maxim is a pretty frequent visitor in the Chernobyl exclusion area. "The looters have been there always. First wave was right after the explosion. This first wave was stealing everything - home appliances, carpets, etc etc. Everything people have left in rush of urgent evacuation. The
authorities tried to fight those. They have put alarms on all the apartment building lobby doors across Pripyat. Then the armed BRDM (army fighting vehicle) was moving around the city and reacted on the alarm cases. Then the second wave has began in 2000s...". Let's read more:
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23 One Weird Soviet Car

One Weird Soviet Car

Close to the Soviet collapse most of the Soviet cars were really outdated both in terms of design and technical part as well (interestingly, some of them are in production even now, twenty more years later - but this is a different story). So Soviet top
engineers of the leading few car makers were trying to improve and invent something better looking and more comfortably moving. This is one of such projects that hasn't went into mass production though. Let's see bit more inside:
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9 Visiting Abandoned Russian Space Forces Object

Visiting Abandoned Russian Space Forces Object

Aja, the blogger, belongs to the group of the urban bloggers who rarely tell where the photos come from. This is because they visit highly interesting objects that are guarded no matter they were out of service yet. Thanks to this the
inner furnishings of this places is in much better condition - all the machines, displays and control panels are in place and might be even working if you push the right button. So let's see what they got this time:
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14 Stone UFO-shaped Disc Found 40 Meter Underground

Stone UFO-shaped Disc Found 40 Meter Underground

In one mine, forty meter underground in Kuzbass miner region of Russia the local mine workers have unleashed a few stone discs
that are shaped exactly as UFOs you used to see on the photos. Inside there are more photos proving the shape point:
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