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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6 Vintage Pedal Cars of Soviet kids

Vintage Pedal Cars of Soviet kids

Now they don't make them anymore. They don't even make ones relatively similar to them. As an alternative you can get a plastic car or the maximum cool stuff now is an electric toy car that you can drive, which is also mostly made of plastic. However, sometime
before that they were making real metal toy cars that kids could drive by pedalling them. They were relatively hard to break and were often passed from father to son.  Some of them have survived until our days. Here is a collection of them.
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0 Archive Photos of World War 2 By Alexander Kapustyanski

Archive Photos of World War 2 By Alexander Kapustyanski

Alexandr Kapustianski travelled through Russia and Europe during WW2 together with the army.
He participated in the siege of Berlin, too. And here are some of his best photos.
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3 Wedding Photos of Mari People of Russian Empire

Wedding Photos of Mari People of Russian Empire

At that time among these people it was normal for boys to get married at the age of fifteen and girls to get married as young as thirteen. If parents couldn't get them married at this age,
they were sort of worried they are doing something wrong with their lives. In the first photo you can see a soon to be married couple while visiting the parents of the bride.
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6 Proto Bread Loaf Vans of USSR

Proto Bread Loaf Vans of USSR

  The Bukhanka or UAZ-452 is a family of off-road vans that have been produced at the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant (UAZ) since 1965. They are
still being produced and sold today. In fact, this is one of the most widely used ambulance vans in the countryside today in Russia
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3 Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

The man, the photographer - Sergei Borisov, was born into a "slave" family. Until 1861, slavery was legal in Russia in the form of serfdom. He was forced to work since an early age, until later he was freed and moved away to Barnaul where he found his
passion in photography and opened his own photo studio. As time passed by, it became the biggest and most popular studio in town, so he had enough money to go on a trip to the Altai mountains and he brought back over 1500 photos from there.
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5 Leningrad in 1924

Leningrad in 1924

Vintage photographs of St.Petersburg (it was called Leningrad at that time) in 1924, the year when Lenin
died. The pictures are in high resolution, you can click and browse them with arrows in a larger size.
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