1 Experimental Soviet Tank Carrier

Experimental Soviet Tank Carrier

Experimental tractor MAZ / KZKT-545 In the late 60's there was a need to create a wheeled tractor to replace the old MAZ-537 tractor. There were strict
requirements from the USSR Ministry of Defense for the characteristics of the tractor, in particular for the capacity and security of cabins.
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4 The Most Exotic Lands of the Russian Empire

The Most Exotic Lands of the Russian Empire

At one time, there were Russian colonies in America, and in Africa, and in the present territory of Germany. In Somalia, there was a New Moscow, and in California there was river Don. However, big politics interfered with the initiatives of the Russian colonists. In 1815, the Russian-American Company (RAC), that was "in charge of" Alaska and Kamchatka, reached an agreement with the leader of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Under the
contract, he, together with the population, acted under the protection of Russia. Georg Anton Scheffer, a colonist in the Russian service, headed the development of a new Hawaiian colony. In 1816-1817, three forts were built by local residents, named in honor of Alexander I, his wife Empress Elisabeth and Barclay de Tolly (today there are only remnants of the Elizabeth fortress foundation left).
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0 Visual Arts of the USSR. The Builders of Socialism

Visual Arts of the USSR. The Builders of Socialism

Y.U.Kryzhevskiy "White-blue day" 1976 Yuri Pimenov  "Area
Z" E.A.Galunov " New Area of Leningrad " 1974
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5 Interesting And Rare Vintage Photos

Interesting And Rare Vintage Photos

Coat of arms of the USSR. Made of metal drills. Mechanical
Plant named in honor of M.I. Kalinin, Moscow, 1927.
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2 Production of Il-96-300 and AN-148.

Production of Il-96-300 and AN-148.

From "Flying tank" to board №1. In the shops of the Voronezh aircraft factory several legendary aircrafts were produced for 85 years of its history. During the war - the famous Il-2 (the designers called it "Flying Tank"). At the end of 1960-s - the world's first supersonic passenger airliner Tu-144. Today the plant produces the aircraft IL-96, AN-148, as well as individual units for SSJ 100 and MS-21 aircraft. Work on transport aircraft IL-112 is
resumed. Voronezh Aircraft Manufacturing Company (VAMC) produces the main Russian aircraft - a presidential Il-96, better known as the board №1. The decision about the organization of the plant made in 1929. Before 1966, the plant had only numbered titles: firstly №18, then №64. During the war, production lines were evacuated to Kuibyshev (now - Samara), after the Victory factory in Voronezh was actually rebuilt.
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1 Everyday life of the Soviet people

Everyday life of the Soviet people

Soviet. Past. Ours. Selection of everyday life of Soviet people and their moments.
Interesting to check out forty years after the most of the photos were made.
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1 New Selection of Old Photos of the USSR

New Selection of Old Photos of the USSR

This selection of photos will be interesting primarily to those who lived in the Soviet Union. But it
would also be helpful for young people to see how our parents and grandparents lived like.
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0 Two months of visiting Kazakh shaman (26 photos)

Two months of visiting Kazakh shaman (26 photos)

Photographer Denis Vedzhas spent 2 months in the Kazakh village Ungurtas at local Sufi dervish Bifatima Dualetovoy. From January to March 2011, Denis lived in the guest house of Bafitimy, helping
her around. Together with the other pilgrims, he took part in the ceremonies, prayed and went on hikes, and then he made a report on how these two months passed. Bifatima Dualetova
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0 Russian traditional painting styles

Russian traditional painting styles

Human skulls showing
Russian painting styles.
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1 Photo-story of the USSR: Collection of Very Nice Historical Photos

Photo-story of the USSR: Collection of Very Nice Historical Photos

A collection of nice, and somehow very bright, Soviet photos. Like this
first one: "For you, workers and peasants!" Moscow city. 1990.
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