10 First Days of German Nazi Invasion into USSR

First Days of German Nazi Invasion into USSR

Here we have a selection of photos from World War 2 or to be precise - from the first days when the German Wermacht has attacked Soviet Union. For example the first photo was made 21st of June at night. Hermann Goering (or Herman Herring), the second most powerful man in Germany
and a founder of Gestapo reads aloud the order declaring the invasion should begin to other German generals. Next day the German minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels had his speech on the radio officially declaring the war with Russia. See more inside:
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10 Computer Mouse out of Late Soviet Empire

Computer Mouse out of Late Soviet Empire

Some guy has discovered a rare late Soviet era computer mouse and here are the images posted. This particular device was produced in year 1990, but the model year is 1989, as the papers say.  It looks pretty weird, unboxed
and is red in color. The price tag is also weird - it costs 285 roubles which at time was equally translated in dollars - so almost three hundred for a piece of plastic with a ball inside. See more inside:
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2 A Penguin in St. Petersburg River

A Penguin in St. Petersburg River

A few days ago in one of the rivers or "channels" of St. Petersburg there was a penguin
standing on a piece of ice spotted by passers by. There is a little story about it inside:
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7 A Complex Fire in Moscow Downtown These Minutes

A Complex Fire in Moscow Downtown These Minutes

      Right now, its night down there and a huge fire emerged in Moscow downtown. The
architectural value of the building on fire is tremendous as you can possible guess from the pics.
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4 Moscow of 1900-1914 by Sergei Chelnokov

Moscow of 1900-1914 by Sergei Chelnokov

Today we have some previously unpublished vintage photos of Moscow from around 1900 - 1914. The photographs are all by one man - Mr. Sergei Chesnokov. He was not a professional but rather a hobbyist - concentrating on
everyday life of the city. In 1917, after the October revolution, he had to emigrate abroad and then lived in Denmark. Over 1,500 photos were left behind by him, so today lets take a look at a few of them:
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6 Moscow in Color in 1931

Moscow in Color in 1931

They say that these photos were made in 1931 but then lost for a long time, until recently they have surfaced in an archive, already in color. It's obvious they were not originally been made in color but was
colorized, however the timing of this is not known - they might be colorized at the time of making. Anyways a pretty stunning collection of everyday Russian people life in the capital back in 1931!
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7 Rare Russian UAZ 469 with Anti-Tank Grenade Launcher Mounted

Rare Russian UAZ 469 with Anti-Tank Grenade Launcher Mounted

Just a few photos of this rare car. Well, the car itself - UAZ-469 is not rare and might be one of the most mass produced cars in USSR as they have been used (and are used still!) for
police patrol vehicles and in Russian Army. However this particular model with anti-tank grenade launchers (SPG-9 model) are not so often to be seen, so here are a few photos:
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9 People of the Soviet Union

People of the Soviet Union

A pretty large set of photos of Soviet people at work. The collection of photos of famous USSR photographer Semion Friedland. He worked as a journalist in Russian "TIME" analogue - the "OGONIOK" magazine.  People that present on those photos
have been photographed in time span of 1940s-1950s - one of the most hard times of the Soviet state, just recovering from the devastating war rolled throughout the country. Let's see inside how people looked at this time:  
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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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10 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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