1 Why USSR Produced Tin Canned Water?

Why USSR Produced Tin Canned Water?

This thing you see on a photo above is tin can of.. regular drinking water - that's what it says on it: "Canned drinking water, net weight 240 g.
Use canned water in extreme cases, try to collect raining water". So what were the most extreme cases when you needed a canned water?
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3 Most Important and Iconic Russian World War 2 Photos

Most Important and Iconic Russian World War 2 Photos

Since today Russia is celebrating Victory Day, let's see this nice compilation of the most important Russia connected  photos from World War II or how Russians call it "Great Patriotic War". And we will start with this
photo above. It's probably one of the most famous Russian WW2 photographs. It shows Russian soldier Yeremenko who shouts "Attack!" just a few seconds before he would be shot down by German bullet and dies.
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0 Trades Unions of USSR [photos]

Trades Unions of USSR [photos]

This is a photo selection of photographs from 1982 devoted to Soviet Trade Unions. They were officially called "influential force of Soviet society", however probably their influence was very limited, as not
really any strikes or other fight with state happened, also all factories and everything else belonged to state, no private property for business was allowed. However it all looked nice on the photos:
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2 Englishman in RF, 1991 [photos]

Englishman in RF, 1991 [photos]

In 1991 an English man, a preacher, visited new country - Russian Federation to teach the Bible to the regular Russians. Here is a
police man (militia man) reading his first ever Bible gifted by this Englishman. Also he made some photos and here they are:
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0 American visits “Pioneer Palace” in Leningrad, 1958

American visits “Pioneer Palace” in Leningrad, 1958

American traveller went to St.Petersburg in 1958. He went straight to Leningrad's Pioneers Palace. Those were houses in USSR that attracted youth for their after-school activities, sort of YMCA or other after-school clubs. Kids of different ages
were endulging in all sort of activities - starting from painting or other applied art, then got their own swimming pool, dancing clubs, even movie studio to teach kids how to make small movies. Let's take a look what he saw:
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0 Awesome Ancient Moscow and Russia as Seen by 19th Century Russian Artist Vasnetsov

Awesome Ancient Moscow and Russia as Seen by 19th Century Russian Artist Vasnetsov

Vasnetsov, brother of famous Russian painter Viktor Vasnetsov. He was very much interested in painting old historical
Russia in his own style and those illustrations are very charming and give you a feel of some fairy tale. Let's see.
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0 Video of Mayday Parades in Moscow: 1945, 1918, 1932, 1935, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954

Video of Mayday Parades in Moscow: 1945, 1918, 1932, 1935, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954

Since today is a Mayday let's remember how it looked in Moscow in different years during early USSR times. The times when people were most optimistic
and sure about their bright Socialistic future. And let's start with a Mayday parade of 1945, just eight days before Germany capitulated.
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0 Foreigner in Russia travels Volga River in 1958

Foreigner in Russia travels Volga River in 1958

Yet another American photographer went to see USSR in 1958. His focus of interest was the Volga river and
cities on its shores. After he returned he made an album called "Volga River Essay", and here it is:
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1 Foreginer visits Kiev and Odessa in 1968

Foreginer visits Kiev and Odessa in 1968

Another set from another foreigner who visited "closed" country Soviet Union in 1968. His main cities of focus were Kiev and Odessa which are Ukraine now, but at
time it was a pretty much Russian cities as any other city in USSR. Take a look, some atmospheric photos, and which is nice they are in full color.
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2 Another Foreigner Visits Russian in 1956 and This Is What He Saw

Another Foreigner Visits Russian in 1956 and This Is What He Saw

More photos of Soviet people and Soviet life as seen by a foreigner who was on tour by Soviet country in 1956.
Different photos, unstaged, can't be said it's propaganda. Interesting to look at, sixty years later.
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