9 Typical Soviet Apartments Interiors [photos]

Typical Soviet Apartments Interiors [photos]

Just a collection of the typical interiors you could see if going to someone's home in Soviet
Union. Some of those apartments haven't been changed since then and still have that feel.
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1 Special Vehicles Soviet KGB Used [photos+story]

Special Vehicles Soviet KGB Used [photos+story]

During Soviet era KGB was using different special vehicles for its needs. Visually they didn't look much different from regular cars. However they were much more powerful, much faster, they were more secure and
safe to drive and were loaded with special devices and gadgets. But you couldn't tell them from other cars looking at the traffic coming before you. And here we have some of those cars in detail.
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0 Wonderfully Eclectic Communal Tsartist Era Apartments in St.Petersburg [photos]

Wonderfully Eclectic Communal Tsartist Era Apartments in St.Petersburg [photos]

What is a communal apartment? Wikipedia gives this answer: "Communal apartments appeared in Tsarist Russia. The term communal apartments is a product of the Soviet epoch. The concept of communal apartments' grew in Russia and Soviet Union as a response to a housing crisis in urban areas - authorities presented them as a product of the “new collective vision of the future”. Between two and seven families typically shared a communal apartment. Each family had its own
room, which often served as a living room, dining room, and bedroom for the entire family. All the residents of the entire apartment shared the use of the hallways, kitchen (commonly known as the "communal kitchen"), bathroom and telephone (if any). The communal apartment became the predominant form of housing in the USSR for generations, and examples still exist in "the most fashionable central districts of large Russian cities".
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1 Wooden Airports of Russia [photos]

Wooden Airports of Russia [photos]

In distant parts of Russia you can still see some of the most simple looking airport buildings. Most of them are wooden but are still working and host passengers
waiting for flights, etc. We have a small collection of those buildings here. Starting with this small wooden airport at Seimchan, Magadan region.
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1 What Foods Have Russian Tsars Have Eaten? [story + photos]

What Foods Have Russian Tsars Have Eaten? [story + photos]

What did Russian emperors like to eat? Here we are going to tell
you about their food interests. Some of them were real foodies!
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1 Which Tanks Red Army Had When Hitler Invaded Soviet Union? [photos]

Which Tanks Red Army Had When Hitler Invaded Soviet Union? [photos]

Sort of a lot has been said about political side of the Hitler/USSR invasion, but let's just focus on the tanks been used by Soviet Army on the first days
of WW2 in Russia.  And lets start with "light tanks" like this T-27 small tank. Being produced since 1931, was total 3295 pieces present.
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4 Abandoned Soviet Lab That Researched and Produced Real Torpedoes [photos]

Abandoned Soviet Lab That Researched and Produced Real Torpedoes [photos]

Russian blogger Vladimir has visited one of the spookiest places in Abkhazia (former USSR part of Gruzia/Georgia). This was a top
secret Soviet lab researching navy torpedoes. It was code named "Lab N5 NII 400". And this place is awesome, believe me.
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2 Luxurious Vacation Homes of the Soviet Party Leaders [photos]

Luxurious Vacation Homes of the Soviet Party Leaders [photos]

Soviet party leaders were fond of spending their leisure time at luxurious mansions Soviet state has built for
them. Some of the leaders had a few of those and here we have some of them for your viewing pleasure.
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1 American Tourist at the Baikal Lake, USSR in 1964 [photos]

American Tourist at the Baikal Lake, USSR in 1964 [photos]

Just some photographs of an American photographer Harrison Forman traveling to USSR and specifically to the lake Baikal in 1964. Just
some shots of the Baikal village and its occupants. Like this first house is the local municipality "sovet" (council).
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5 A Couple Examples of USSR Copying Children Toys from the West [photos]

A Couple Examples of USSR Copying Children Toys from the West [photos]

  A couple of days ago Russian state senate - Duma - was carrying on (still not yet passed) a law to contraforce the American economical sanctions against Russia. One of the proposals was to cancel the intellectual property rights on
the territory of Russia. Sort of copy stuff without paying respective copyright owners on the state level. Something similar was already done by USSR, and here is a little example of Soviet toys copied from the West.
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