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14 Some Yeltsin Photos

Some Yeltsin Photos

Today Boris Yeltsin's 76th birthday, he was the First Russian president, the true Russian who was often drunk on public and not shy of it. This days when the president of Russia
is another man, some people can't decide who was the better, they say they had a glance of freedom during that time. We have some photos of this glorious man.
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mendeleev's house

33 Mendeleev’s House

Mendeleev’s House

Dmitri Mendeleev was a Russian chemist. He is credited as being the primary creator of the first version of the periodic table of elements. Unlike other contributors to the table, Mendeleev predicted the properties of elements yet to be discovered. There is a legend about how he has discovered this table. According to this legend he was trying to figure out the table for many weeks but couldn't get all the elements in one table. So he was very tired and exhausted so got a little nap, and during this nap he have got the
dream. In this dream he has clearly seen the periodic table of elements in three dimensions. Everything was structured and brilliantly looking. Not only the known and already discovered elements, which have already got their names, were on this table, but the previously unknown elements which didn't have the names and were not discovered for that time, they were discovered only years later. All he had to do is to wake up and write everything down. So he woke up and the table was ready.
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mosfilm monument
37 Mosfilm Monument

Mosfilm Monument

This was a big epic monument, a sybmol of Russian sculpture. It was made in 1937 by a woman sculptor. More than 60 ft (20 metres) tall, made
of steel. It was also used in "Mosfilm" movie leading Soviet making company. These days it stands disassembled.
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11 Broken Soviet Monuments

Broken Soviet Monuments

Russian photographer Igor Moukhin is fond of making photos
of some broker Russian monuments. Like this ones.
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Russia 100 years ago
54 Russian People 100 Years Ago in Color

Russian People 100 Years Ago in Color

He travelled to all the distant parts of Russian Empire. This is for example a dweller of Turkmenia, now Turkmenistan. Camels were the common way of transportation for cargo even when trains were introduced to locals by Russian government. We had already before some photos of this photographer, who managed to make color photos of Russia 100 years
ago in 1900-1910. It's amazing to see the life back there in full color. He had a special task to travel across all the Russian Empire (that's how Russia was called that times before Communism) and make thousands of such photos for a Royal Depositary. So he made literary thousands of color photos of Russia 100 years ago.
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32 Russian Space Centre

Russian Space Centre

One guy from fotoduet.ru got a trip to a Russian space agency, near the Moscow city. That's a place where all the Russian austronauts, as well as
commercial space travellers are being trained before their trip to space. Here is his photos from that place, with some comments.
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25 Stalin’s Moscow

Stalin’s Moscow

Stalin's plans on Moscow reconstruction, back from the 1938. The last
building is the most magnificent, with the Lenin's monument on top.
moscow 2007
22 Moscow 2006 and 2007

Moscow 2006 and 2007

This is Moscow in January 2006, on the left part of the picture, and Moscow city in January 2007 to the right. Same place,
almost same day but different year. And the one on the left - was always a normal state of Moscow in January.
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2 Strange Lenin Monument

Strange Lenin Monument

A right perspective is a must. Look how the regular Lenin monument which can be met in Russia in every city, can look if to make a photo from a right angle.
That's thing beneath it is the coats of arm of modern Russian Federation - a two-headed eagle, and the wings of an eagle now decorate Lenin's head.
Kievskaia station
23 PDA, Cellphone and Laptop 90 Years Ago

PDA, Cellphone and Laptop 90 Years Ago

This is Moscow subway. This particular photo is the "Kievskaia" station. It has a lot
of epic mosaics about Soviet era. Please look down for one amazing picture:
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