13 Russian Political Figures Now And Then

Russian Political Figures Now And Then

Some things cannot be changed by power or status: let us have a look at
famous Russian political figures when they were young, and today.
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8 The Place That Brings No Joy

The Place That Brings No Joy

Pictures of an abandoned military facility somewhere in the Moscow region. We have seen many of them, but this one is even
more depressing. The photographer, blogger sunjedy, says he'd prefer to have some vodka there instead of a cam.
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5 Russian Long Livers Who Had Seen Patriotic War 1812

Russian Long Livers Who Had Seen Patriotic War 1812

These are a few interesting images of veterans and witnesses of the Patriotic War of 1812, who lived to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of
Borodino. Russian long-livers, so to say. In the image above is Pavel Yakovlevich Tolstoguzov, aged 117. Participant in the Battle of Borodino in 1912.
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0 Moscow And Its Citizens In the 1960s

Moscow And Its Citizens In the 1960s

A set of wonderful pictures of Moscow in the 1960s taken by a prominent Soviet photojournalist
Dmitry N. Baltermants. See how dramatically different the Russian capital and its people were.
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1 Promenade In the Abandoned City

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Right now you are invited for a walk along Sportivnaya
Street - one of the most famous streets in Pripyat.
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0 Pripyat: Secondary School No 2

Pripyat: Secondary School No 2

Bells have not rung here for twenty eight years. Teachers and pupils do not come anymore, exercise books remain unchecked, the latest records in the class books are dated April 26, 1986. Despite the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl NPP, Saturday morning of April 26 was the same as all the previous
mornings. However, teachers gave iodine to the pupils and closed all the windows tight. Some schools cancelled classes and let pupils go home, and on the following day at 4 p.m. Pripyat became empty. Forever. One of Pripyat schools, school №2, is shown right here, in this post.
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2 Wartime Truck Emergence

Wartime Truck Emergence

It took three days to lift this AMO-2 of the war time from the bottom of the Msta river. Finally the
truck showed up from the 4 meters depth to be delivered to the Novgorod citadel for restoration.
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0 Pictures of the Moscow Kremlin Half a Century Ago

Pictures of the Moscow Kremlin Half a Century Ago

The photos are probably not later than 1959. They look like still images, some of them have lost their color, and others have become reddish. Though
av-atus, the blogger, did what he could to restore them somehow. The pictures were taken soon after the Kremlin was opened for Soviet citizens.
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3 Russian Submarine Fleet In Early XX Century

Russian Submarine Fleet In Early XX Century

Let us see what the Russian submarine fleet looked
like in the early 20th century. Here we go...
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1 Vehicles In the World Without People

Vehicles In the World Without People

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone has many interesting objects worth seeing: houses of Pripyat, overgrown remains of Soviet symbolism, industrial radio factory "Jupiter', the fifth unit of the Chernobyl NPP... At the same time, there is
one more important element in the culture of this gloomy place that contributed to the formation of the current post apocalyptic reality. What we mean is the equipment left by people who would never come back.
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