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11 White Sparrow

White Sparrow

The white sparrow appeared among the sparrows in Minsk, Belarus. It has been said that white sparrows appear only once per 150 years. Some peoples of the world gave a great meaning to white sparrows. Native indians considered them something special. In old Russia such white
sparrows were called "dukes" and they were considered magic birds. They believed that if somebody would see a white sparrow he can cast a wish and it would become true soon. So we publish a pic of a white sparrow here - you can cast a wish now!
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20 Old Russian New Year Tree Toys

Old Russian New Year Tree Toys

We had some vintage Russian New Year postcards already. Now it's turn for the New Year Tree toys back from early Soviet times. Sometimes things that could be found on Soviet New Year Trees differ greatly from Western Trees. It was usual to put on Russian Tree something with
political ideas: the Kremlin Towers, small copies of outstanding Soviet Sportsmen and different technological gadgets. Also there were often toys with portraits of comrades Lenin and Stalin. See yourself: That's an elefant studying ABC in cyrillics.
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13 Vintage New Year Postcards

Vintage New Year Postcards

These New Year postcards are back from the Soviet times. Religion was banned in Soviet Russia so there was not a Christmas celebrated but a New Year was the main winter holiday. It was always a special
holiday, same as Christmas in Europe or USA. Even 20 years after democratic changes started in Russia  people still celebrate New Year more willingly than any other holidays.
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13 Boris Yeltsin Rocks Again

Boris Yeltsin Rocks Again

We had Boris Yeltsin a few days ago with the video how he was surprised when his speech ended. This time he
throws a random woman into the Black Sea while walking around. Submitted by Vladimir Nickolay
34 Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin, first Russian president. Many say he was very drunk often while official meetings. On this small video he is very surprised that his speech has ended. He looks on the paper again and again looking if is it
continued in some place, not finding it he asks: "Is it the end?". Then he staggers and almost falls down - but president of Belarus, Lukashenko helps him. After that he reads the last sentence again.
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18 Rare BMW

Rare BMW

In Russia you even nowadays
can meet very rare BMWs.
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53 Parts of USSR

Parts of USSR

So in order to clarify a little bit what countries were in the USSR we have some photos. People of those countries fill themselves now independent but formerly were referred as "Soviet People". Most of
them still know Russian language almost perfectly. So the list of the counties: First goes Russia. It was the biggest part of USSR in terms of territory and population.
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15 Moscow 1927

Moscow 1927

A few shots of Moscow city back from 1927. Photos are
black and white. Bank of Moscow river.
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120 Russian Pilot Making Photos 9/11 Flying Above NYC

Russian Pilot Making Photos 9/11 Flying Above NYC

Here is a shocking story of Russian pilot, now living in the USA who was on the air 9th September 2001 and have made photos right from the air when planes crashed the WTC. He worked at that time as a programmer in one of the dot coms and had some
free time which usualy he spent flying Cessna 172SP plane around NYC. We have this photos today. Just when he took off he spotted a smoke coming from WTC towers. He was very surprised and headed in that direction:
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43 Soviet Propaganda… Carpets

Soviet Propaganda… Carpets

Do you use carpets in your home? Want to see how carpets looked in
Soviet homes? Here they are, right from the Soviet Museum:
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