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97 Abandoned Abhazia

Abandoned Abhazia

This was once a Southernmost part of Russia, close to Turkey and Iran lying on the shores of the Black Sea. Very popular Soviet resorts situated there. Now it's a part of Georgia, though they consider themselves to be an independent part of Georgia. But the most important fact the Soviet structures that were left there 20 years ago after USSR started to collapse stay there untouched and unmaintained because budgets of these
small countries sometimes are not enough even to supply electricity and heat to its citizen. There were many periods of time when people of these places lived without any centralized electricity for months, almost every apartment had to be equipped with independent diesel generator of electricity, and that task was not easy when there are no jobs and the average salary is ten dollars per month.
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34 Russian Flying Saucer

Russian Flying Saucer

According to popmech.ru this photo is presented from a private collection of an old Russian Air Force retiree, who have seen with his eyes the flying saucers made for Russian army in 1950s and even had a chance to make this photo.
Their AF squad had a task to compete those machines in order to test their characteristics in air fight. This particular photo was made in Russian Air Force base on Shpitzbergen or Slalbard island, north to Norway.
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8 Animated Moscow Pics

Animated Moscow Pics

Author Alex CR These animated pictures show two places of Moscow. One shows
beautiful clouds at night in one of Moscow areas near Borisov ponds.
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24 History of Lenin’s Mausoleum

History of Lenin’s Mausoleum

Probably all of us have heard of the Lenin's Mausoleum, a structure placed in the middle of the Red Square right to the Kremlin. There is a Lenin's body
inside, conserved and set for display. But it was not the same through all the Soviet Era. First it was designed as on the picture above.
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33 Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

  These are photos of unknown author from Hill of Crosses. It has more than 50,000 crosses on it, and no it is not a cemetery. The reasons for the crosses to be there is that there is a story that each one who would put his own
cross on this mountain would become a lucky guy, so thousands come here and install their custom crosses. They say this tradition appeared before the Christianity came to Lithuania and Russia and is of pagan origin.
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117 Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova, she was the first Russian female astronaut, and the
first woman ever to fly in space in 1963. That's one of her rare photos.
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35 Moskvich Cabrio

Moskvich Cabrio

In Soviet Russia there were very little private cars. A person considered to be very lucky and wealthy if he had a car. Like in Northern Korea nowadays probably. And this was a project of First and Only
Russian Cabrio, Moskvitch Cabrio. It hasn't happen in mass production though, only a few cars were made and then the project was closed. Soviet people didn't need luxury cars at that time.
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16 If It Was Built

If It Was Built

This building, the skyscraper with a giant Lenin statue on top was never built. It was projected on the 3-d construction plans as you can see on the image above but was never started, and
some say it's a big pity it wasn't. So one guy decided to insert this Soviet skyscraper in the views of modern Moscow to see how it could look like if it was built.
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28 Russian Students 100 Years Ago

Russian Students 100 Years Ago

These are illustrations from the book from 1900, 107 years ago, about how did Russian university students
looked like. With short word describing each. For example the guy above is: "Physics student".
181 Russian Vice Speaker Thinks That Bush is a Cowboy

Russian Vice Speaker Thinks That Bush is a Cowboy

Meet Russian parliament vice-speaker calling George Bush "asshole" and Rice "slut". We had this video before, now it is translated and submitted by Nick. Also
at the end of this video he mentions this "gravity altering device" that can change the continent alignment as was shown on secret KGB document here.

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