8 Photos One of the Kurill Island

Photos One of the Kurill Island

This is one of the Kuril islands, the ones that were once Japanese. These were heavily used by the army as they are almost on the border and public access was very restricted previously. However nowadays there are agencies organizing tours to these places so the photographer took one
such tour and here are the photos of the location, which was once upon a time closed to tourists. Beautiful, untouched for years, nature, foggy atmosphere, remains of German and Japanese military hardware - this is what you are going to see in the photos inside.
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7 Historical Casual Photos of Brezhnev

Historical Casual Photos of Brezhnev

    Brezhnev as he was in real life: women, drinking, the car he loved, hunting stories and some others are inside, about the man who was a President (or Secretary General) of the USSR for almost twenty
years, and his epoch was called "Brezhnev's stagnation" (or maybe stability?) for the country. And yes, that's him in the first photo serving drinks to ladies on a yacht in 1973. See more inside.
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17 Air Force Strikes Polish City Mlawa

Air Force Strikes Polish City Mlawa

Tens of casualties, destruction and what is worse - the World War has started. Yes, this is how World War 2 probably started almost 75 years ago.
Russian photographer Vladimir has travelled there to take some photos of a great reconstruction taking place there, it looks like a movie to me.
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5 Russian Home Ads from 1960s

Russian Home Ads from 1960s

Just five photos of the old ads, however they are pretty new to me. It looks like it is the same woman in all of the photos, so it might be a
rather personal take on ads by some photographer with a lady he knows pose with a vacuum cleaner, with an electric shaver, etc.   
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1 Some Lone Mill

Some Lone Mill

Borisovka is a little village in Russia that has an interesting wooden mill
built back in the XIX century. But people are rarely guests here today...
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37 Greatest Russian Inventions

Greatest Russian Inventions

200 years ago people still did not have electricity, good vehicles, television, mobile phones, Internet and other things we
cannot do without today. Some of the most significant inventions were made by Russians, and here they are...
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3 Postwar Hunger And Dolphin Catchers

Postwar Hunger And Dolphin Catchers

Tuapse, in the Krasnodar region of Russia, 1947. Dolphins are being caught in the sea to be subsequently
killed and eaten by hungry people. Many dolphins were injured and killed in the process of catching...
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2 Stars of the First Soviet Skyscrapers

Stars of the First Soviet Skyscrapers

The so-called "Seven Sisters" are seven buildings which became the first Soviet skyscrapers in the time of Stalin. For a long period of time they remained the highest buildings in Europe. Initially they planned to build eight of them, they even made a stylobate in Zaryadye, but finally they constructed the "Rossiya" hotel on it. Today, there are seven "skyscrapers of Stalin": Moscow State
University on the Vorobyovy Hills, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, two residential ones, and two hotels - "Ukraine" (Radisson Royal) and "Leningrad" (Hilton Leningradskaya). Stars are only on six of them because the spire of the building accommodating the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was too fragile to hold a star. They are all different and made from different materials.
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2 Moscow State University: Department of Chemistry

Moscow State University: Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry of the Moscow State University, named after M. V. Lomonosov, opened on October 1st, 1929. Previously, chemistry had been taught here at medical
and physico-mathematical faculties. These are some interesting images of the Department of Chemistry of the most famous Russian university: old and new ones.
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7 Large Antiship Missile Complex Whose Days Are Gone

Large Antiship Missile Complex Whose Days Are Gone

You are going to see what remains of two battalions of anti-ship onshore missile complex "Utes" - large and almost unique objects of military history, built in the 1950s. We say "almost" because a similar complex was made on the Black Sea and
it fortunately is functioning up to today. Here in the north, its days are over. Below are the photos of the battalions' territories: underground launch systems, command post, diesel power station and missile remains.
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