6 Abandoned Russian Town that Stored Nuclear Weapons 200 Km from USA Coast in Winter

Abandoned Russian Town that Stored Nuclear Weapons 200 Km from USA Coast in Winter

This town Gudym is just 200 km away from USA. Probably this is why it was used as a top secret warehouse for the nuclear weapons. The heart of the town is a huge concrete hole in the ground that used to store nuclear weapons. The surrounding houses were used for the families
working on this underground object. Now everything stays abandoned. Houses sometimes burn in fires, and underground maze is used by strangers. We had some photos from here before, but Sergei, Russian blogger, went there in winter and saw how it looks like:
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1 Lenin in Color

Lenin in Color

Two days ago it was Lenin's birthday, so we devote this posting to commemorate him. Those are previously not compiled in one posting color (mostly colorized) photos of Lenin during
different periods of his life. Starting with this Lenin's family photo. Can you spot a Lenin here? The correct answer is at the end of this posting. Let's see some more.
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2 A Few Photos from Inside of Hermitage

A Few Photos from Inside of Hermitage

A few photos from inside of Hermitage - most well known Russian museum in St.Petersburg. It's full of pictures, statues, Asian tourists with
cameras and of course its interiors won't leave anyone untouched. Russian blogger Dmitri went there and made some photos and here they are:
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0 Stalin’s Parade of Atheletes in 1933

Stalin’s Parade of Atheletes in 1933

Stalin and all Soviet power of that time was obsessed with healthy youth and culture of a developed body. Probably for a same reason as a Nazi Germany - they wanted to build a
perfect future state, for the first time on the Earth. And the Parades of Athletes were pretty much often at that time. Those are a few photos from one of those in 1933
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4 Era of Abundance in USSR

Era of Abundance in USSR

End of 1940s and beginning of the 1950s is considered to be another "Golden Era" of the Soviet country. War is over, country was recovering fast and was rebuilding everything. Soviet people
who lived at that time said they were experiencing nice feelings about future and were very optimistic. Some say that there was very big abundance. Let's see how it looked like:
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1 Leningrad Ballet School in 1980

Leningrad Ballet School in 1980

Russia was always known for its ballet school, just remember the well known "Swan Lake". And because of this every city in USSR had
its ballet schools. These are photos from a private collection from one of such school in Leningrad in 1980s. Take a look!
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2 Abandoned Country: Photos of Abandoned Objects and Vehicles of USSR

Abandoned Country: Photos of Abandoned Objects and Vehicles of USSR

The heritage of the Soviet Union, results of USSR collapse or just some criminal neglect. Abandoned factories, military regiments, and even space ships. Country that doesn't exist anymore, objects frozen in time. Just a few photos to get an
idea of the big sad picture. Starting with a "DUGA" radio radar station in Pripyat Ukraine, that was finished in 1985 just one year before Chernobyl accident. It was used for early detection of ballistic missile launches.
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4 Russian Clothes and Every Day Life in Late 19th Century

Russian Clothes and Every Day Life in Late 19th Century

Here you will find old photos showing clothes and everyday life of Russian village. The photos made in late
19th and early 20th century. They very nicely reflect life at that time in Russia, let's take a look.
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1 Soviet Black Sea resort Sochi in 1988

Soviet Black Sea resort Sochi in 1988

Sochi was (is) a Russian and Soviet most popular resort city. It's located in sub-tropical climate making it stand out in all Russia. During USSR era when people couldn't leave the country for the warm resorts of other countries
they had to come to the Black Sea towns like Sochi so it was really, really crowded. In 1988 a Belgium photographer visited the place and took some awesome black and white photos of the place. Let's take a look:
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0 Nice photos from a “Soviet Photo” Magazine

Nice photos from a “Soviet Photo” Magazine

"Soviet Photo" was a Soviet photo (obviously) magazine. It published mainly professional photos of Soviet photographers capturing everyday life of Soviet people.  Also some
amateur photographers sometimes got luck to be published in the mag. Let's see some of the brightest photos from the history of this "Soviet Photo" magazine.
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