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16 German Reichstag Building Before and After

German Reichstag Building Before and After

German Reichstag building was one of the central targets for the Red Army to capture due to its perceived symbolic significance. Today, visitors to the building can still see Soviet graffiti on smoky walls inside as well as on part of the roof, which was preserved
during the reconstructions after reunification. Yevgeny Khaldei took the famous picture, Raising a flag over the Reichstag, on 2 May 1945. The picture symbolizes the victory of USSR over Germany. Now let's see how it looked before and after May 1945.
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0 Day of Parades: Airplanes parade Russia Moscow 2016

Day of Parades: Airplanes parade Russia Moscow 2016

Now airplanes, helicopters and other flying stuff on parade
today in Moscow take a look if you like the air forces.
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2 Russian Saint George Order Heroes in Soviet Army

Russian Saint George Order Heroes in Soviet Army

Saint George's Order Cross was a top reward in Tsarist Russia, or Russian Empire. It was awarded "to the bravest and those who expressed outstanding courage". When Tsar was dethrowned the award was abolished. In Soviet Army new set of awards was established including the Red Star Order and many more. However there were plenty of Old Tsar
Heroes who didn't leave Russia after the Revolution and joined the new Soviet Red Army. They were not shy displaying their previous government awards as they earned them with their bravery and courage. And here is a set of Russian soldiers awarded with St. George Cross fighting for the Red Army, mostly during WW2.
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6 Military Parade in Donetsk, 2016

Military Parade in Donetsk, 2016

Speaking about parades, here is
military parade from Donetsk-2016.
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0 Day of Parades:  military parade in Vladivostok 2016

Day of Parades: military parade in Vladivostok 2016

While ya'll sitting behind your desks in the offices or do other stuff of jobs, it's a holiday in Russia, known as "Victory Day" or as they say now "Day of the Great Victory". Or simply put - day of military parades, when all major Russian towns have the columns of military equipment and
soldiers marching thru the downtown. Let's see some of those. Here comes the first parade from Vladivostok - one of the most Eastern Russian cities so photos from that place come first. Thanks to Smit Smitty and his effort to go there and take the photos we can see it too now:
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15 Russian Spetznaz Breaking Bricks And More

Russian Spetznaz Breaking Bricks And More

Blowing up rubber hot water bottles, breaking bricks, rolling frying pans into tubes with bear hands like they are made from tin foil and many more
this is what Russian Spetznaz soldiers demonstrated this past Friday at a party. Thanks to PolkovnikVVS blogger we can see it all in detail.
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21 Soviet Student Party 1967

Soviet Student Party 1967

If you have ever wondered how Soviet students partied, what they looked like, if they really had fun, and other things like that fifty years ago, then here is a rare
chance. Thanks to these once private photos of Soviet students of a prestigious Moscow university, we can now see what these Soviet students were up to back then!
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15 Russian Photographer Goes inside Chernobyl Reactor in 1990

Russian Photographer Goes inside Chernobyl Reactor in 1990

These days some in the media are commemorating the Chernobyl incident, or as they call it in Russia, "The Chernobyl Catastrophe". The reason is because it happened exactly thirty years ago, in April 1986. So we decided to post something too. We posted the best spooky
shots we could get our hands on. The story is as follows. Just four years after the incident, in the year 1990, a Russian photographer went right inside the destroyed reactor building, the most dangerous place in Chernobyl, and took those photos. Scary.
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12 Russian rocket launched from Cosmodrome Vostochny for the first time

Russian rocket launched from Cosmodrome Vostochny for the first time

Today the rocket was launched from newly built Russian spaceport "Cosmodrome Vostochny" for
the first time. Russian airplane photographer Marina was there and made those photos.
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7 Western cartoon heroes occupy streets of Russia

Western cartoon heroes occupy streets of Russia

Russian group of enthusiastic artists decided to inhabit traditional Russian
landscapes with famous Western cartoon characters. The result is big fun. Take a look!
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