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3 Couple Photos from Afghanistan in 1980s

Couple Photos from Afghanistan in 1980s

"My grandad asked me to scan some of his photo slides so they not get lost with time, among them there were some photos from Afghanistan (during USSR entered
Afganistan in 1979 probably). So I publish those photos" - writes a man on Russian popular website. And we re-post them here too for your viewing pleasure.
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7 Remains of an Older More Advanced Civilizations Has Been Found

Remains of an Older More Advanced Civilizations Has Been Found

  These are the remains of Soviet civilization in one of the industrial suburbs of a city. They are already decaying and trees and bushes
grow amongst them. The remains show men and women glorifying science, space exploration, labor and equality of men and women:
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4 Russian Criminals of 1990s by Evgen Knodakov [33 photos]

Russian Criminals of 1990s by Evgen Knodakov [33 photos]

Russian photographer Evgen Knodakov has a collection of photos of supposed 1990s Russian criminals spending their leisure time. He doesn't disclose his connection to
the group rather that he was somehow very close to some of them. Many of the people on the photos are already dead - killed in the 1990s in criminal wars.
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6 After School Activities of Soviet Kids

After School Activities of Soviet Kids

During the Soviet era, children's after school activities were kind of very popular. Almost every Soviet kid attended some kind of a group where he was being trained
in some kind of activity. Here are some photos and examples of what those activities were (the first one is airplane modelling for kids from the USSR).
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0 Vintage Photos of Semipalatinsk Town Near the Semipalatinsk Test Site

Vintage Photos of Semipalatinsk Town Near the Semipalatinsk Test Site

Yesterday we had a posting about a visit to Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. It got its name from Semipalatinsk, a town which was later renamed to Semey, probably so it wouldn't be
associated with the nuclear testing site anymore. Here are some vintage photos of the place, the photos are mostly from the times before the Revolution - so over 100 years ago.
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4 And Old ZIL-157 Truck Restored to Look Like New

And Old ZIL-157 Truck Restored to Look Like New

A dinosaur. Pretty cool job of restoring it.
Can probably serve another 150 years now.
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5 How Nuclear Weapons Tests Were Conducted in USSR: Trip To Semipalatinsk Test Site

How Nuclear Weapons Tests Were Conducted in USSR: Trip To Semipalatinsk Test Site

Aslan, a Russian blogger, has taken a trip to Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site where the Soviet Union was testing its nuclear weapons from 1949
to 1991. The photo above shows the so named "Nuclear Lake" which appeared as a result of an underground nuclear test explosion.
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5 Soviet Tesla: Electric Lada from 30 Years Ago That Was Mass Produced

Soviet Tesla: Electric Lada from 30 Years Ago That Was Mass Produced

People admire the rise of electric cars these days. The Tesla Model S is said to be revolutionary and to have changed the way electric cars are
marketed and accepted in the world. Every brand is trying to come up with its own electric car. However, LADA had one back in 1980s.
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1 Photos of Peasant Life in Russian Empire

Photos of Peasant Life in Russian Empire

Some people these days dream they could live in different times, for example during the time of the Russian Empire, imaging themselves being counts, dukes or some other kind of
"nobility". However, over 80% of the Russian Empire's population were peasants, and here are some photos of their life.  The first photo above is a peasant's house in 1860.
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3 Soviet Restored GAZ-69  Vehicle

Soviet Restored GAZ-69 Vehicle

According to the photographer, when he bought this car it couldn't even move on its own. So
the car was totally disassembled, including transmissions, engine and other large parts.
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