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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0 Street Sellers in Soviet Moscow in 1950s [photos]

Street Sellers in Soviet Moscow in 1950s [photos]

American photographer visited Moscow in 1950s-1960s and here is his collection of color photos of the
various street trade he encountered in the city. Food, and not only for sale check it out.
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0 English Russia Daily Report #3 [Stalin, girls, cats, pics and many more!]

English Russia Daily Report #3 [Stalin, girls, cats, pics and many more!]

Ok, welcome to our third part of the daily fun stuff review from
Russia. As a reminder those things first are being posted to
English Russia twitter account and then late at night being compiled into one big posting on the website for those of you who don't have a Twitter or just want to read them all at once. Photos, videos, news, fun facts we have it all today. So let's start. Read more...

4 Russia 1959 – The Country Where Women Had Equal Rights with Men [photos]

Russia 1959 – The Country Where Women Had Equal Rights with Men [photos]

An American photographer was in Moscow in 1959 and was surprised to see a lot of Soviet women working equally hard
with Soviet men. Often at jobs requiring hard physical labor - like paving the roads here on the photo above.
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0 New Unseen Before Colorized Photos of Russia Hundred Years Ago [photos]

New Unseen Before Colorized Photos of Russia Hundred Years Ago [photos]

This is a new series of colorized photos of Russian Empire in early XX century. Probably very fine work - just look at the colors - they make the events
happened so long ago look much closer to our time. Lenin, Trotsky, Tolstoy as well as just regular Russian people can be seen on those photos.
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3 Previously unseen color photos of the USSR [photos]

Previously unseen color photos of the USSR [photos]

Internet has surfaced a previously unseen collection of color photos of Soviet country made by an American professor. They were made in the period between
late 1950s - early 1980s and what's important he was aiming to capture life, not official things so they are more fun to look at. Here they are:
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2 WW2 Photos Come to Life with Colorization [photos]

WW2 Photos Come to Life with Colorization [photos]

Olga is fond of turning old black and white photos into colorized ones. She is especially fond of World War 2 thematics. Her main job is an interpreter but at her free time she does this as a hobby. However she pays a
lot of attention to detail to find the colors that would match the real life natural colors. And here is some of her works, storing with a "Night Witches" squad - female-only Soviet air force squadron.
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