3 Russian Spetznaz in Chechnya in 1995 [photos]

Russian Spetznaz in Chechnya in 1995 [photos]

French photographer spent two weeks with Russian spetznaz soldiers in Chechnya mountains during Russian-Chechen
war in 1995. During this time six soldiers were killed, eighteen soldiers got wounded. Just photos.
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5 Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

Well of course those are not actual photos but rather paintings of Russian artist Vasili Petrov. He lived in 19th century and his main topic was a life of people around him, so his art wasn't only valued for its cultural form
but also for historical expression. And here we have some of his brightest works. Like a first one above is called "Arrival of the main police officer to the investigation, 1957". Here are some more pics:
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3 CCCP Civil defense

CCCP Civil defense

    Well, this bunker is really something extra. It is like it is been abandoned with almost all equipment after the collaps of the CCCP.....  Civildefense is a bit smother compared to the military but it is harder to
run it. soldiers are trained to do what they are told... Feeling in the bunker is like someone is on the way to start it up again............    

1 Color Lithographies of Moscow in 1813 [photos]

Color Lithographies of Moscow in 1813 [photos]

Those are eleven color lithographies of Moscow city published in London in 1813. A sort of unique way to look at Moscow how it looked
over 200 years ago. Goodly enough those ones have also English captions to understand better what and where is depicted.
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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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