3 Russian Cities 70 Years Ago And Today

Russian Cities 70 Years Ago And Today

Here is a cool set of images in order you could see how Russian cities have changed for seventy years. On the image above is the
picture you find familiar   Its a square at the railway station in Stalingrad following the nazi assault from the air, 1942.
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1 Lunokhod: Most Reliable Vehicle In the Universe

Lunokhod: Most Reliable Vehicle In the Universe

Fully autonomous Moonwalker or Lunokhod can function without refueling for a year, it has a self-repaired suspension for any type of terrain and climate control stabilizing the temperature. We could call it the transport of future but it was created in 1969. The first model had travelled its warranty mileage thrice and didn't have a single
failure. If no other intelligent life exists in the Universe this vehicle can be surely called the most reliable in the universe. As for Amercans, they had their Lunar Rover repaired on the Moon twice. If the Soviet one would fail, there wouldn't be anyone to fix it - the crew was 400 thousand kilometers away...
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1 The Unique Deep Space Radio Center

The Unique Deep Space Radio Center

Galyonki village in the Russian Far East is the location of a unique object - a self-contained command-and-measurement complex of the Russian aerospace defence forces provided with a system "Kvant-D" - its antenna P-2500 is one of the largest in Russia, and system
"Kvant-P" equipped with antenna P-30S. The system cooperates with the ISS. It was Galyonok that sent the signal for flooding the international space station "Mir". And in 1961 this very center was providing the flight of the first man to space.
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0 Abandoned Barracks on Graham Bell Island

Abandoned Barracks on Graham Bell Island

Graham Bell island once, in the Soviet time, had an ice airfield and a settlement with a radio-locating company. This post is about the barracks the company used.
Officers and specialists lived there together with their families. We are going to join sevprostor blogger and spend some time in this curious place.
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3 People Getting Ready for Easter

People Getting Ready for Easter

Blogger Marina Lystseva aka fotografersha has made a trip from Yaroslavl to Rybinsk, Russia, to witness
people's preparations for the religious holiday of Easter. Some of her photos are presented inside the post.
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5 Final Hours of Yuri Gagarin Before the First Flight to Space

Final Hours of Yuri Gagarin Before the First Flight to Space

The rocket was delivered to the launching site on April 11, at 5 a.m. They had previously done everything they had to according to the instructions. All
responsible persons put their signatures in the log under description of every operation and kept saying "not to speak too soon but I have no remarks".
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1 Liberation of Odessa

Liberation of Odessa

On April 10, 1944 in the result of the Odessa operation executed from March 26 to April 14, 1944, the Ukrainian troops under the lead of general R. Malinovskiy
liberated the city of Odessa from the nazi occupation. Its a significant holiday for all Odessa citizens, especially at such a difficult time for all Ukraine.
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1 Peter And Paul Cathedral In Kazan

Peter And Paul Cathedral In Kazan

Blogger mihael-uwoo visited the Peter and Paul Cathedral of Kazan and shared his interesting images. The Orthodox Cathedral is built in the style of
Russian baroque that was rather popular in the epoch of Peter the Great. As you can see it has unusual windows and beautifully decorated facades.
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0 Vorkuta: the Notorious Exile Destination

Vorkuta: the Notorious Exile Destination

It's an abandoned area of Vorkuta called Rudnik ("Mine"). The city itself started to grow from this very place. Rudnik settlement, founded in 1931, and Vorkuta are divided by a river, on its left bank is a
monument to everyone who served their sentence for nothing. In fact "Vorkuta" became a common noun In Russia to refer a place of exile and hard labor, including the one of the Stalin's epoch.
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5 Sevastopol In the Years of the Crimean War

Sevastopol In the Years of the Crimean War

Here is a big collection of images depicting Sevastopol in the times of the Crimean War (1853—1856). Some panoramas, military portraits, forts,
city ruins, ships and more. In fact they are the oldest pictures portraying Russia in war. The images are taken from the blog of humus.
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