7 Previous Russian Tsar: Large Photo Collection

Previous Russian Tsar: Large Photo Collection

A huge photo collection of previous Russian Tsar Nicholas II. He is doing on this photos all sorts of things, like on the first photo giving a smoke (?) to his
daughter? And inside many many other of sometimes normal sometimes even weird photos, like making funny faces with his friends. See it all inside:

1 On the Set of a Soviet Movie 1966

On the Set of a Soviet Movie 1966

In 1966 Life magazine for some reason was invited on a set of Soviet hit movie Aibolit-66 about cult animal doctor that was a hero of Russian books cartoons and TV series. If you want to take a look then see it inside of this post. It was filmed on a
warm Russian coast of probably the Black and Caspian seas - which should have been mimicked Africa, as the Doctor, the antagonist went to Africa to save animals and fight evil guy Barmalei which was played by the director himself.

27 Boris Yeltsin in American Supermarket

Boris Yeltsin in American Supermarket

In 1989 Boris Yeltsin, at times just a Soviet parliament and High Council member, has visited United States of America with an unofficial visit. The program of the visit consisted of visiting different landmarks like a Lindon Johnes Space center in Texas etc, but Yeltsin also wanted to see how regular Americans live so he headed directly to the grocery store he saw
on the street.  The journalists that were with him on a trip were telling Yeltsin was pretty much shocked by the diversity in the store and was waving his hands all the time - like here on a photo. Inside you can see more photos of him in a store and also a short video which can help you understand why Yeltsin was surprised that much:

8 Spending a Day on an Atomic Icebreaker

Spending a Day on an Atomic Icebreaker

People of course spend their days differently, one from another, and for example this man, Russian blogger Gennadiy was invited to spend a day on a Russian atomic icebreaker while it was docked in Murmansk port. He accepted the invitation and took
his camera with him so now we all also can share this event with him and see the life inside of the icebreaker. We can see what the crew is eating, meet the captain, so how the work space of the captain looks like etc. Let's see!

17 Russian Peasants and Their Craft Jobs

Russian Peasants and Their Craft Jobs

Sometimes now you might hear the word "artisan" which often said to make things look skillfully  made and good. However hundred something years ago all over the world things mainly were "artisan" - made by local craftsman. If we know some traditional craftsmen of the West and their craft survived till our days (this is what they sell as "artisan" now) the old Russian crafts on contrary is very much lost, mostly due
to the Soviet intent for collectivization and industrialization. However there are still some old photos depicting old Russian artisans - mainly peasants at their craft with captions what exactly they do. For example the man on the photo on top is a master barrel maker at work. Let's see a few more of the skilled men of past inside, some of these jobs you can't meet nowadays at all:

18 First Class Seats in Soviet Airliners

First Class Seats in Soviet Airliners

In Soviet Russia there was a belief that they were building a class-free society. Nobody was more important than anyone else - this was declared, just because he had more money etc. So basically Soviet transportation at time had no such categories as "First Class", "Second Class" or other. And on domestic flights of Aeroflot - the main Soviet airline there were no first class seats. However Aeroflot was transporting people not only inside USSR but worldwide
and there they had to adopt the Western standards and since early 1950s they started implementing first-class service for the rich tourist. Here we have some photos of those, including the one with a granny on the first shot resting with comfort in the first class cabin - sometimes the foreign airliners of Aeroflot were used inside Soviet Union so anybody could go to the first class seats, tovarish. Let's see more inside: 

4 Soviet Life, New Set of Photos

Soviet Life, New Set of Photos

A new set of photos depicting life in the Soviet state. Taken from the archives, some previously unpublished might
provide a nice insight in the days of past. Click for the larger versions, read the captions and enjoy!

7 Abandoned Soviet Tanks on Shikotan Island Next to Japan

Abandoned Soviet Tanks on Shikotan Island Next to Japan

Ivan, Russian blogger has visited a pretty unique place - a Shikotan island - belonging now to Russia but is constantly claimed by Japan as their land. It's not a big piece
of land - just 225 square km, and the population is 2,100. However see how beautifully abandoned old Soviet tanks match the nice scenery around! Let's go inside:

4 Russian Forgotten Village of Finvan

Russian Forgotten Village of Finvan

After the USSR collapse there were a lot of military villages abandoned all over the country.  This post is about one of such. It finds itself on the vast unpopulated reals of Eastern Russian coast - the Pacific coast. It was created as a
fore post - the first point of meeting the enemy coming from the East, from the Ocean. In army plans they were ready to sacrifice this village but slow down the enemy's advance. Let's see what it's now all about over there:

23 Ukrainian Submarine in Bad Condition

Ukrainian Submarine in Bad Condition

Even though Ukraine has sea ports, it had only two submarines in its Navy, and both are in  a condition that's not really nice. For example, this is the Ukrainian submarine "SS-330" which was built in
1970. In Soviet times, it served in the Pacific, but later it was transferred to Ukraine. Want to see its horrible state in detail? Then come inside, there are photos and also a video: