8 Belarus man lives in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Belarus man lives in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Chernobyl exclusion zone is the place where because of radiation population was evacuated. Abandoned villages stretch from Pripyat itself to as long as Belarus. All those territories are dangerous to live for any human and will be so for at least 200 years more.
Some say, only after 2,000 years people can return here. However for every rule, there is an exclusion (pun intended). Meet this old man who lives inside the exclusion zone of Chernobyl together with only two other solitary people living around.
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11 That Very Place Where the First Man in Space Died

That Very Place Where the First Man in Space Died

55 years ago a man flew to space and what's more important he managed to come back! But seven years after, taking his penultimate exam to further fly alone, he crashed with his mentor in MiG-15 aircraft... Why did he decide to fly?? Probably he was missing the sky... This publication is about his deathplace. It has been recently visited by blogger fotografersha, who made an interesting story to describe the shots. Firth of all, it gets heavy on your heart once you're there. Many years are gone, but seeing this
circle where the craft crashed, is still heartbreaking. For most Russian people Yura Gagarin is an ideal person, almost unreal. He undoubtedly deserved to be the first man in space. And the country is proud. The official version of the crash: due to the rapidly changing situation in the air, the crew was forced to make an aggressive maneuver and spinned in. The pilots desperately tried to get the craft into a hoorizontal position but it collided on the ground and both died.
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0 Shots from the Soviet Supermarket

Shots from the Soviet Supermarket

Some people think there were no supermarkets in Soviet Russia, but they were some. At
least this one where they took those pics. Take a look, pretty interesting stuff.
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12 Russian Emperors Faberge Collection

Russian Emperors Faberge Collection

A huge collection of Russian Royal's House Faberge collection. Not
only Faberge eggs but also lots of other stuff. Check it out.
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0 Old Photos of St. Petersburg

Old Photos of St. Petersburg

A few very awesome photos of old St. Petersburg. We publish those sometimes and
this is a next part of the old vintage classic Russian Empire awesomeness.
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1 Life in a Soviet Village

Life in a Soviet Village

Just a random selection of the photos back from
"golden Soviet era" - life in Soviet village. Enjoy.
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4 Russian Soldiers in Mongolia 1930s-1940s

Russian Soldiers in Mongolia 1930s-1940s

Mongolia had friendly ties with USSR. It was even sometimes called "the sixteenth republic" - implying that it can be a nice addition to existing fifteen parts of the Soviet
state. So Russian army was present there too - before the WW2 and after as well. Here are some shots made by an army officer who served in Mongolia in 1930s-1940s.
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6 Chernobyl 30 Years Later

Chernobyl 30 Years Later

Since this April it will be exactly thirty years since the Chernobyl accident
happened, please take a look how this "zone" looks now, thirty years later.
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32 Russian And German Soldiers Taken Prisoner

Russian And German Soldiers Taken Prisoner

  The moment of capture and first days after. Rather dramatic like the war itself. What a mix of different qualities might emerge - cowardice, heroism, despair and joy. We are not going to show the scenes of propaganda, violance and humiliation. On these images opponents show interest for
each other and do not express cruelty. But we surely know and never forget that millions of Soviet soldiers were finally killed in Nazi camps. However, let this publication be more about curiosity. Someone is getting medical aid, another one is treated to a cigarette...
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9 Open Architectural and Ethnographic Museum of Kostroma

Open Architectural and Ethnographic Museum of Kostroma

There is an interesting museum of Russian wooden architecture in Kostroma. It is called "Kostroma Sloboda" and lies on the rivers Volga and Kostroma, at the
walls of Ipatievsky monastery. Blogger deni-spiri has been there and photographed old wooden houses, however the weather could be much better.
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