2 Moscow in Early 1920s

Moscow in Early 1920s

Let's see photos of old Moscow in early 1920s. At this time Moscow was almost like it was before the 1917 Revolution because serious new construction and reconstruction has
begun only in 1930s. Despite some old buildings were removed and some new were already built the city still looked like during the Russian Empire. Let's see.
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0 How Do they Build Wooden Ships in Karelia

How Do they Build Wooden Ships in Karelia

One of the most interesting places in Petrozavodsk is club "Polar Odyssey". A team of true romanticists who are in love with the sea, work here. The club has its own operating fleet, a big part of which are wooden ships, copies of historical sailboats that sailed centuries ago. It would be very interesting to learn how to build wooden ships and how to sail in
them.   "Polar Odyssey" is located in Petrozavodsk, on the shore of Onegskoe Lake. People who are interested in history, or people who want to take pictures, come here. Even if you can’t decide what a shallop is, or what type a boat is, or tell a propeller screw from a propeller, everything there is still very romantic.
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5 Interesting And Rare Vintage Photos

Interesting And Rare Vintage Photos

Coat of arms of the USSR. Made of metal drills. Mechanical
Plant named in honor of M.I. Kalinin, Moscow, 1927.
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1 New Selection of Old Photos of the USSR

New Selection of Old Photos of the USSR

This selection of photos will be interesting primarily to those who lived in the Soviet Union. But it
would also be helpful for young people to see how our parents and grandparents lived like.
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Sergeant-major of a tank company Baimagambetov, 1943
6 History in Color From Olga Klimbim

History in Color From Olga Klimbim

Russian artist Olga K. add colors to old photos so they look like they were shot in color. Take a look, awesome selection! Sergeant of tank company Kazakh
Baimagambetov K., a member of the CPSU (b), distinguished himself in the battles, was awarded with the medal "For Courage", Kalinin Front, 1943
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1 10 Incredible Secrets of Siberia

10 Incredible Secrets of Siberia

Siberia is huge, it stretches from the eastern slopes of the Ural Mountains to the Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Its population density is about three people per square kilometer, it is one of the most sparsely populated places on earth. Nevertheless, it seemed to be a treasure trove for archaeologists. Cool, dry air and permafrost create unique conditions for the preservation of the remains of the deep past. Despite the fact that it seems inhospitable, Siberia was the cradle of mankind. Shigir idol   In Western Siberia, during excavations at the end of the XIX century, archaeologists discovered the oldest wooden sculpture in the world. Created about 11,000 years
ago, the idol is twice as old as the great Egyptian pyramids, and 6,000 years older than Stonehenge. The figure is 2.8 meters high and it has been carved out of the trunk of a 157-year-old larch, which was cut down with stone tools. The marsh where it was found helped to preserve the idol well. The face of the statue, and the patterns through the body of the idol were also well preserved. Some believe that the small furrows and lines contain encrypted information. It has been suggested that they represent different types of terrain. Perhaps that idol, which once stood at 5.2 meters, was a prototype of a totem.
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4 Winter in the USSR

Winter in the USSR

Selection of winter photographs
taken during the Soviet times.
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0 Sports in USSR Photos by Semen Friedland

Sports in USSR Photos by Semen Friedland

A retrospective selection of photos demonstrating all things sports
in USSR, photos by renowned Soviet photographer Semen Friedland.
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3 Minsk vs IBM

Minsk vs IBM

Exactly 35 years ago, the first IBM PC in history went on sale, but long before that day — in the 1960's, one of the centers of Soviet Cybernetics was in Belarus. Let us remember the story of a family of computing machinery "Minsk" which won All-Union glory, and then lost it. The gap between the USSR and the western countries in the field of computer technology in the 1950's, according to the most optimistic estimates, was at least 10 years. Therefore, in August 1956, the decision of the USSR Council of Ministers was the start of the expansion of the production of
electronic computers across the country. The resolution also provided for the establishment of centres for their production, design and development, one of which was supposed to stay in the BSSR. Soon in Minsk, the Ordzhonikidze Plant was opened, and by 1958, the Special Design Bureau (SDB) was set up to support and upgrade the computer. Subsequently, the SDB was transformed into an independent design and research company - NIIEVM - which is still working to this day. "Minsk-1" - the first original Belarusian computer
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2 Kenozerye: Zehnovskaya flour mill

Kenozerye: Zehnovskaya flour mill

Zehnovo village is one of the most ancient settlements of kenozerskih and its history begins in the 16th century, when, according to one legend, the first inhabitant named Zeh settled here. Presumably, it was someone
from the first Christians arrived at Kenozero during the existence of the Kenoreckyi waterway that connected Lake Onega with river Onega using which Orthodox people from Novgorod came to these lands.
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