6 Prophetic Postcards Back From 1914

Prophetic Postcards Back From 1914

This is a series of old postcards back from 1914 describing their look in future of Moscow city. Authors in 1914 tried to figure out how would their city look after 100-200-300 years from then. We now can see were they
successful or not. The picture above shows how should look one of Moscow highways in 200 years after 1914. It should be totally polished with an ice so that ultramodern air-motored sleighs could glide fast and easy.
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22 Lenin and Leonardo Di Caprio

Lenin and Leonardo Di Caprio

Some people say that Lenin
looks like Di Caprio.
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119 Battle For Staliningrad

Battle For Staliningrad

In Russian schools kids are being taught that the ... in the World War II has happened after the "Battle for Staliningrad". After this battle it has become possible for Russian troops to reorganize and pass to the offensive. No Russian would you every believe that D-Day was something meaningful in the World War II,
according to the point of view of every average Russian who studied history at Secondary School - the only power in the World War II who win the war was the Soviet Union. A few days ago there was 64th anniversary of this "Staliningrad Battle", and here is a little photo chronicles from that event.
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saint for sale
5 Buy Piece of Saint

Buy Piece of Saint

One Russian antique shop sells... remains of a medieval Russian Orthodox Christian saint. His skull his bones which were stored previously in
Kazan cathedral. The price is not declared, the items are from private seller. So does anybody want a piece of the saint?
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yeltsin
11 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

31 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
31 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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soviet monument
9 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
41 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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25 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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