0 Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Haitian photographer, artist and engraver Gerald Bloncourt was forced to leave his native land and move to France in 1946, where he won international acclaim in all spheres mentioned above. Paris gave him education and development. Gerald was working as a press photographer for popular magazines, his pictures were expressive and precise. He knew
how to show life from all sides, being a true master of photo-portraits. Even outstanding people looked different on his photos, the way nobody's seen them before. Here is a collection of photos made by Bloncourt in the Soviet Union in the 50-60s. On the image above - the world first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961.
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2 Chernobyl Accident Reaction: What Vehicles Were Used

Chernobyl Accident Reaction: What Vehicles Were Used

"Prohibited area" of the Chernobyl NPP. For accident management they used different kinds of vehicles, including home made ordinary cars and
innovative foreign equipment. Let us show you the first photos taken after the catastrophe. The author is Igor Kostin, a popular photographer.
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3 Neptune: Super Secret Submarine

Neptune: Super Secret Submarine

In 1991 they launched a very unusual submarine in the Severodvinsk dockyard in Russia - many illuminators on its sides and bright yellow color. No torpedo launchers and missile compartments, of course! Western secret service would go crazy if it had
a chance to see it! "What is this? Any Soviet secret weapon? Why so many illuminators? Underwater intelligence apparatus? They build large nuclear missile carriers and this thing is so small... Small but utterly dangerous??"
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2 Faces of Soviet Young Rail Road Students

Faces of Soviet Young Rail Road Students

Just an old album of photos devoted to Soviet kids who studied in the rail road college. Many of them were already working in post WW2 Soviet
Russia on positions connected with rail road: conductors, station duty officers etc. Just take a look at the faces of long gone time.
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0 Historical Photos of Assassination of Russian Minister of the Interior

Historical Photos of Assassination of Russian Minister of the Interior

Vyacheslav Konstantinovich von Plehve was the director of Imperial Russia's police and later Minister of the Interior. He was killed by a socialist-revolutionary, student Yegor Sazonov, who threw a bomb into his carriage. The reason was Jew
bashing in Kishinev in April 1903. Those events were used by all revolutionary parties of Russia who put all the blame on Plehve as he was resisting them through the entire period of his rule in the Ministry of the Interior.
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5 Mysteries of Ural

Mysteries of Ural

Ural naturally divides Europe from Asia. This land keeps many secrets that have been puzzling
scientists for centuries. We are going to tell about some of them in this publication.
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2 USSR As Seen by LIFE Magazine Reporters

USSR As Seen by LIFE Magazine Reporters

This is a big cool collection of pictures made by LIFE magazine reporters in the USSR at different
times. They cover many aspects of Soviet life and still make Russian people feel nostalgic.
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0 Motors of War Exhibited in Moscow

Motors of War Exhibited in Moscow

These days, March 18-20, "Krokus Expo" exhibition center of Moscow, invites people to see different cars of the war time made in the USSR, Germany, USA, England, France, Canada, Italy and Japan. The best
museums of the capital and private collectors present their treasures to public as part of exhibition "Motors of War". Eugene Chesnokov has made good photos from the place. Enjoy them right now.
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3 Back to the Times When Moscow Looked More Like a Village

Back to the Times When Moscow Looked More Like a Village

These images prove that in the period of its expansion in the 50-60s of the XX century Moscow looked pretty much like a village. It is exactly when
the city expanded to the MKAD (Moscow ring highway) and "swallowed" many villages and settlements that had previously been on the outskirts.
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14 War and Peace in Grozny Chechnya

War and Peace in Grozny Chechnya

This publication will show you the capital of the Chechen Republic, the city of Grozny, before, after, at the time of the war and in our days. Grozny has had a long way to its prosperity.. On the image above:
"Russian Federation. Chechen Republic" - as you can see the sign is seriously destroyed and it's actually why the war was inflamed - what did they wish to achieve? Check it out on the next image...
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