0 Kindergarten in USSR, 1960

Kindergarten in USSR, 1960

In 1960 American Life magazine photographers spent a few days in a Russian kindergarten -
preschool facility where kids were going up to the age of seven. Here are their photographs.
Read more...

1 Russian Empire Army Hospital in 1914-1916

Russian Empire Army Hospital in 1914-1916

Here are the photos of Russian Empire army hospital made in around 1914-1916. The World War I was going on, there was not enough hospitals to put all wounded soldiers. Schools and
other state buildings were turned into hospital. Here  are some unique photos including surgery rooms and patients. This one first photo is the entrance into the hospital.
Read more...

5 Life of the Worker in USSR, 1950s

Life of the Worker in USSR, 1950s

In 1950s American LIFE magazine has spent a couple of days with a simple
Russian worker capturing his daily routines. Here are some photos they made.
Read more...

1 Soviet Crimea in 1960s-1980s

Soviet Crimea in 1960s-1980s

A traveller visited this place somewhere
between these dates and here are the photos.
Read more...

1 Fifteen Great Russian Artworks You Won’t Find in Any Schoolbooks

Fifteen Great Russian Artworks You Won’t Find in Any Schoolbooks

Soviet and then Russian schoolbooks are pretty much avoiding these artworks. All of them are connected by one topic - heavy drunkenness, bullying, family violence, but mostly of
course, drunkenness. Despite how famous the artist was, how good the artworks themselves are, they are generally not included in the textbooks or art books in Russia.
Read more...

14 Russian Pilot Escaped to USA on Super Secret Air Force MiG-25 Jet

Russian Pilot Escaped to USA on Super Secret Air Force MiG-25 Jet

At the beginning of 1976, an international scandal broke out: A Soviet Air Force pilot, Viktor Belenko, escaped the USSR together with the newest MiG-25
jet. He landed in Japan first and then asked for asylum in the USA. In the Soviet country he left a wife and four kids. He never saw them again.
Read more...

4 American Navy Sailors Visiting Sevastopol, Crimea in 1989

American Navy Sailors Visiting Sevastopol, Crimea in 1989

So when Gorbachev announced "perestroyka" (change) such visits became possible. Two American Navy ships USS Thomas S. Gates (CG-51) and USS Kauffman (FFG-59) arrived to previously "closed" city of Sevastopol - main base of Soviet and then Russian Navy at the Black
Sea. Sevastopol before was impossible to visit by American or any NATO ship. It was so important for Russian Navy that even after USSR collapse when Crimea became Ukrainian the Sevastopol continued to most of all Russian Black Sea fleet.
Read more...

0 Russian Zhigulevsky Beer Warehouses Across All Russian Empire

Russian Zhigulevsky Beer Warehouses Across All Russian Empire

Russian Zhigulevsky Beer started its history in Russian empire and was probably most famous and popular Soviet beer. However even before USSR this was already a beverage giant - had its warehouses in almost every larger Russian Empire city or
town. And thanks to the beer we now can see how Russia looked at that time as they were photographing their property together with their personnel in different Russian cities. And not only Russia - Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan etc.
Read more...

3 This Plane Spent Sixty-Eight Years on the Bottom of the Lake Now Goes Back to the Skies

This Plane Spent Sixty-Eight Years on the Bottom of the Lake Now Goes Back to the Skies

This year Moscow air show had one cool exhibit flying. This was an IL-2 World War 2 plane that is over seventy years old now already! Sixty-eight years it spent
on the bottom of the lake, approximately twenty meter deep. And it seems unbelievable after that many years it could make it again to the skies.
Read more...

3 Life of Tsar Nicholas II While in Exile in Siberia

Life of Tsar Nicholas II While in Exile in Siberia

This is a story of how last Russian Tsar Nicholas II spent
his time while in exile, shortly before he was murdered.
Read more...

  • Random Post