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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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186 Russian Mafia Grave Tombs

Russian Mafia Grave Tombs

This photos are from cemetery in Yekaterinburg city. This Russian city was known in 90s as "crime capital of Russia", many Russian mafia leaders lived there, and many of them participated
in gang wars, as a result many of them now rest in peace on this cemetery. They always liked tombs like those, the production of such tomb also costs thousands of dollars.
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74 Soviet Era Photo Chronicles

Soviet Era Photo Chronicles

Our visitor Alex has submitted 119 photos of Soviet Era Russia from his collection. He wanted to post it at the "Submissions" section of our newly opened
English Russia forum, where people already post some entertainment stuff from Russia, but decided to send all at once. That's a long series!
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27 First Russian Space Dogs

First Russian Space Dogs

We had first Russian space pig a few day ago. Ok now it's turn for Russian space dogs. There were a lot of them. Before the first human has traveled to space and back there were twenty nine launches with dogs. Ten dogs died,
saving the life to the first human offering Russian space scientists invaluable data on how all the systems of the ship behave during the space flight, launch and its landing. Some dogs even had a few flights.

50 Soviet Russian Photos Correction

Soviet Russian Photos Correction

People say that some pictures from the past might be photoshoped. Yes it can be true. But what is the truth anyways? Was the "authentic" photos from times passed long time ago always authentic and true? Here are a few examples of how Soviet authorities "photoshopped" their photo-chronicles without even using this popular Adobe software. And the whole word got those
images as true and authentic. On the pic above you can see Stalin and co. going for the walk, on the image to the right there are four people and to the left.. three are left. And look how did they manage to recreate the background. This one, from the left part, was published officially. And the guy who is missing was executed.

30 First Russian Pig in Space

First Russian Pig in Space

Before sending the first human Yuri Gagarin to space, Russian scientists made a lot of experiments with animals. The most well known are two dogs who were sent in Russian rocket just before the first human made his flight. This launch of the first space pig is less known to public,
and in this Year of the Pig according to Oriental calendar, we can commemorate this brave pioneer of Russian space science. And look how this hero is treaded with humanity - they gave him some wine before the launch in order to bring it in relaxed state.

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