2 Russian North: Abandoned Military And Construction Plant

Russian North: Abandoned Military And Construction Plant

We have already shown you the northernmost place of Russia - Tiksi, this time we want to focus on the installation that was left by
people like many others in the settlement. It's going to be a military-construction unit or a kingdom of rusty stuff.
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0 A Trip to Beautiful Svaneti

A Trip to Beautiful Svaneti

Blogger mg5642 has shared the best pictures of a trip to beautiful Svaneti, the mountainous paradise of Georgia. The main places he visited were Adishi and Ushguli villages full of
interesting architecture. You can imagine how nice it is to be there, on a green valley neighbouring huge glaciers, how clean that air is, what a wonderful silence embraces you...
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25 War Veterans: Then And Now

War Veterans: Then And Now

On these images you can see the veterans who managed to survive the war and live up to these days. They have been searched all around Russia and former Soviet
republics. Most of them are 80-90 years old, some are already 100+. Look at their "then and now" photos. On the picture above: Valentina, 94, Kiev.
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2 New Military Museum In Minsk, Belarus

New Military Museum In Minsk, Belarus

A new military museum devoted to World War II has opened in Minsk, Belarus, just recently. It is appropriately located right behind the stele "Minsk is a
hero city" erected in 1985. We are going to join blogger deletant and visit the museum right now. The image above is a Soviet flat of the 1930s.
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0 Chiatura: Half Dead City of Georgia

Chiatura: Half Dead City of Georgia

A small city hidden in the mountaneous region of Georgia impressed photographer and traveller Pavel Morozov very much, so he spent several days there, mostly on its numerous ropeways. Chiatura is a city of miners that has dozens of functioning and broken funiculars built in the 1950s.
There is an atmosphere of the Soviet epoch in this place, it's clearly felt in half-ruined houses and almost empty streets. Nevertheless, Chiatura was promised a wonderful future back in the Soviet time, because the city had huge reserves of ore and managnese...
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4 The House of a Russian Merchant

The House of a Russian Merchant

This house was built in the Russian eclectic style by Nikolay Bugrov, a merchant from Nizhny Novgorod, in the 1880s. Nikolay was a modest and practical man who led a hard life: All of his three wives died young as well as his children. So it's difficult to understand what
inspired him to build such a fairy-tale house. In fact he could be inspired by the "Motives of Russian Architecture" - these publications were very popular in the 1870s. The house of Bugrov was subject to restoration in 2007-2010 so it looks good today.
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6 Abandoned Wood Church Built Without a Single Nail

Abandoned Wood Church Built Without a Single Nail

This wooden church situated in the Saratov region of Russia was built in 1871 without a single nail, as they say. It stopped to be being used for its intended purpose in 1934 when it was transformed into
a granary. Today the shabby and broken building of the church is abandoned. It stands lonely in the field being blown by the wind from all sides. Perhaps it will fall quite soon... 
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1 Toropets: the Small City of Churches

Toropets: the Small City of Churches

Perhaps Toropets with its "symphony of churches" remains one of the most beautiful small cities of Russia. Only one third of them have been preserved up to date since the pre-revolutionary time, so we can imagine how beautiful the city used to be then. The city was founded in 1074, so
it's one of the oldest in the country. By the way, Toropets is not so far from Moscow - only 400 km away, so maybe you'll have a chance to visit it. Blogger petrushanov with friends went even further and used a hexacopter for taking photos of Toropets from the height.
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11 An Abandoned Naval Base in the Crimea

An Abandoned Naval Base in the Crimea

In the times of the Soviet Union it was a super secret naval base, but when the Crimea came under control of Ukraine it was destroyed and plundered. The base was located near Mirny settlement being one of the objects of the Black Sea Fleet. The garrison of the base had a regiment of amphibious aircrafts Be-12 and a
separate anti-submarine helicopter regiment represented by different modifications of Ka-25 and Ka-27 helicopters. Those vehicles used to participate in months lasting ocean trips and military missions aboard cruisers "Moscow" and "Leningrad". Take a look at the base the way it is today.
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2 Interesting Armenia: the Trip to The Tatev Monastery

Interesting Armenia: the Trip to The Tatev Monastery

We are going to join blogger panzicov on his trip to the Tatev monastery in Armenia built back in the ninth century. In the medieval ages it was a cultural and education center of the
region, today it's a cool attraction for those who come this country. The way from Yerevan (the capital of Armenia) to the monastery is long, but it's worth overcoming!
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