0 Japanese TV Films Moscow in 1980

Japanese TV Films Moscow in 1980

Take a look at this nice vid. A Japanese TV, namely TBS company, went to Moscow in year 1980 and filmed what they saw there. Pretty interesting to watch now, Japanese is known for their search for pecularities rather that just filming around, so they filmed some nice details
of life during that time in USSR. What can be noted - people, especially men, are much less fat than now. Woman who published this video says her husband was an operator for this footage and got himself a copy. Watch before they take it down (they can).

4 USSR during 1980s: Documentary Photography by Vadim Kachan

USSR during 1980s: Documentary Photography by Vadim Kachan

Today we continue publishing rare archive photos of USSR during its late times. Here is a photographer Vadim Kachan who was enjoying photographing
people during 1980s. He lived at time in Minsk (now Belarus) and was a constant in a local photography club. Let's take a look at his photos:
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2 Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Soviet photographer Vladimir Zotov, born in 1939, was spending most of his life photographing Soviet people. Worked as a photographer in Soviet newspapers. He remembers that newspapers in USSR were paying
very little to their photographers, he lived mostly from side projects like photographing weddings, kids etc. However he kept working because he liked photography. Here are a few of his works:
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0 Russian cities on 1711 old pictures of Nicolaas Witsen: Some of this cities don’t exist anymore

Russian cities on 1711 old pictures of Nicolaas Witsen: Some of this cities don’t exist anymore

Nicolaas Witsen was a famous Dutch person in 18th century. In fact he became  a mayor of Amsterdam thirteen times! In his free time he was cartographer, maritime writer, and an authority on shipbuilding, but most importantly he
was an expert on Russian affairs. So he went to Russia and here are the pictures of Russian towns he brought back in year 1711. Interesting fact that some of the town he has visited at that time don't exist now.
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7 Disappearing beauty of Russian Northern Churches

Disappearing beauty of Russian Northern Churches

Old wooden churches are a part of Russian cultural legacy. Most of them are left only in Russian North, in such regions like Karelia, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Novgorod etc. They have a long history: most of ancient Russian buildings, till 18th century, were built exclusively from wood. All variety
of buildings were wooden: churches, houses, barns, and even palaces. Very little of those survived till these days due to nature of the material - it disappears very quickly. However Russia had some effort in preserving some of those. Let's see those disappearing beauties:
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5 Some nostalgic Russian Photos from the Days of Collapse of Communism

Some nostalgic Russian Photos from the Days of Collapse of Communism

This is a nice set of Russian late 1980s, early 1990s photos that will probably cause nostalgic feelings in many Russian people. They show the Russian country that was already almost free from Communism but that still didn't know exactly what to do next. Let' see them.
The first photo clearly shows that the streets have no foreign cars yet, people are simply dressed, but most men wear denim jackets which had already started to find their way from abroad and were also produced locally by the first legal workshops.
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4 Soviet SU-152 damage to Nazi tanks

Soviet SU-152 damage to Nazi tanks

SU-152 was a legendary Soviet howitzer canon. It was called a "Heavy Tank Destroyer" because of severe damage
it caused to German "Panther" and "Tiger" tanks. Let's see why Nazi tank drivers were so afraid of it:
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0 30 Different and Unusual Lenin Monuments

30 Different and Unusual Lenin Monuments

There are plenty of Lenin monuments in Russia and some of them are pretty unusual in terms the angle of photography can be used or the place where they are located. Let's see thirty most unusual
views of Lenin monuments in Russia, Ukraine, some more ex-Soviet countries and even from Germany and USA in this posting. First one above is a Lenin as a Jedi in Sevastopol, Crimea.
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8 Spy photos of Moscow in 1950s

Spy photos of Moscow in 1950s

Martin Manhoff was serving in USA embassy in Moscow in the beginning of 1950s. He was later deported from USSR under spy accusations. He was
a photographer and was constantly photographing Moscow. We already had first part of his photographs and here is another one:
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21 How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

A nice photo story on how Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapsed. All Russia experienced in 1990s you can see on those photos and read those
captions. Rich and poor. New and Old. Yeltsin and Putin. War in Chechnya and poor elders on Moscow streets - all of this in this photo story.
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