1 Liberation of Odessa

Liberation of Odessa

On April 10, 1944 in the result of the Odessa operation executed from March 26 to April 14, 1944, the Ukrainian troops under the lead of general R. Malinovskiy
liberated the city of Odessa from the nazi occupation. Its a significant holiday for all Odessa citizens, especially at such a difficult time for all Ukraine.
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1 Peter And Paul Cathedral In Kazan

Peter And Paul Cathedral In Kazan

Blogger mihael-uwoo visited the Peter and Paul Cathedral of Kazan and shared his interesting images. The Orthodox Cathedral is built in the style of
Russian baroque that was rather popular in the epoch of Peter the Great. As you can see it has unusual windows and beautifully decorated facades.
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0 Vorkuta: the Notorious Exile Destination

Vorkuta: the Notorious Exile Destination

It's an abandoned area of Vorkuta called Rudnik ("Mine"). The city itself started to grow from this very place. Rudnik settlement, founded in 1931, and Vorkuta are divided by a river, on its left bank is a
monument to everyone who served their sentence for nothing. In fact "Vorkuta" became a common noun In Russia to refer a place of exile and hard labor, including the one of the Stalin's epoch.
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5 Sevastopol In the Years of the Crimean War

Sevastopol In the Years of the Crimean War

Here is a big collection of images depicting Sevastopol in the times of the Crimean War (1853—1856). Some panoramas, military portraits, forts,
city ruins, ships and more. In fact they are the oldest pictures portraying Russia in war. The images are taken from the blog of humus.
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1 Moscow 1931 on the Photographs of Branson DeCou

Moscow 1931 on the Photographs of Branson DeCou

These images of Branson DeCou are still unpainted and perhaps being black and white they look better. On the pictures you can
see Moscow in 1931 - old transport, streets and people. It would be cool to spend a day in that forgotten Moscow...
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2 Moscow Thirty Years Ago

Moscow Thirty Years Ago

These interesting images of Moscow were made by an amature photographer from the Netherlands - his name is Aad van der Drift. There is
something cool about non-professional photos of Moscow that remained in the past. Many Russians still remember that city...
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1 Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Precisely 70 years ago, on April 9, 1945 Soviet troops, acting under the East-Prussian operation, conquered Koenigsberg. This set of
photographs is dedicated to that very event. On the image above are Soviet artillerymen (April 4,1945 - April 8,1945).
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3 The Cathedral of Christ the Savior and Its Long Story

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior and Its Long Story

In Russia military victories were often celebrated by founding churches. At the order of Alexander I in December 1812 an architectural contest was announced whose winner would make a project for the Cathedral of Christ the
Savior. The winning submission was artist Karl Vitberg but he turned out to be a bad executive manager. The construction of the cathedral was postponed, Vitberg himself was accused of peculation and negligence.
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1 The Stalagmite Tunnels In Samara

The Stalagmite Tunnels In Samara

The tunnels of Samara are referred to as Sokskiye tunnels because they used to belong to the Sokskiy quarry (they quarried limestone here in the 40-60s). The work was
done by convicts, all the exits were enclosed with barbed wire. Today the tunnels are abandoned. The photos and the story are taken from blogger mamlas.
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4 Highly Secret Soviet Object In The Center of the Aral Sea

Highly Secret Soviet Object In The Center of the Aral Sea

One of the most secret Soviet objects was closed by a decree of Boris Yeltsin twenty-three years ago. It was situated in a remote region of the country that used to be huge - on the island in the center of the Aral Sea. The island had a complex that was used for creation and testing one of the most
barbaric weapons - biological ones. Many years are gone as well as the Aral Sea and the island... but that ground is still there as a ghost. A Kazakh journalist and blogger Grogoriy Bedenko shared unique materials from his own archive uncovering the phenomenon of object "Aralsk-7".
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