14 The Beautiful Moscow Of The 30s

The Beautiful Moscow Of The 30s

"Let's mobilize our efforts to fulfill Stalin's plan on reconstruction of Moscow. The plan
signed by Stalin cannot be unfulfilled!" See what Moscow looked like back in the 30s.
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3 Abandoned Bank Vault And Department Store

Abandoned Bank Vault And Department Store

It may be difficult to believe but in Russia, along with old plants and bomb shelters, you can find bank
vaults and departments stores which became abandoned not that long ago! Check out some photos below.
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5 Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

In June 1959, Richard Nixon who was then vice president, accompanied by his wife and a suit of over 100 journalists and photo reporters, arrived at the USSR to visit, along with Moscow and Saint Petersburg, that mysterious and faraway Siberia. It is
unlikely that he was shown labor camps and prisons or saw bears walking in the streets because the action took place mostly in Novosibirsk. However, according to photographs taken by Howard Sochurek, Nixon really enjoyed his stay in the USSR.
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9 Yamal As It Is

Yamal As It Is

The Nenets people are an indigenous tribe that have been inhabiting this region for ages. Their prehistoric life involved subsistence hunting and gathering
continues up to the present time. Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is a federal subject of Russia. Its administrative center is the town of Salekhard.
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23 Space Is Calling

Space Is Calling

Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who was the first human to journey into outer
space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12th, 1961.
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3 Subway Cars Production

Subway Cars Production

Metrowagonmash was founded in 1897 as a rail car building plant. Later they developed production of crawler vehicles and
then dump trucks. Today Metrowagonmash is a place where most of Russian subway cars get manufactured and repaired.
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2 Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Making A Tour Of The Grand Palace In Tsaritsyno

Tsaritsyno museum and reserve in Moscow was founded in 1984 in the park of the same name. Today,
we are going to visit its Grand Palace and its exhibition devoted to Catherine II.
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3 Picturesque Bridge In Moscow

Picturesque Bridge In Moscow

This road-pedestrian cable-braced bridge over the Moskva River is situated in the northwest of the city. It has a glass ellipsoid on top which was to be a restaurant and an observation deck. Since they failed to install sewers in the construction,
they had to give up the idea of opening a restaurant but decided to make it an office for people to register their marriage. They plan to open it in 2012 but considering the pace of constuction, they will hardly finish it by 2013.
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12 News From Russian Roads, Part 52

News From Russian Roads, Part 52

Do you think it would be romantic travelling around post-Soviet countries by train? Maybe you will reconsider your opinion
after checking out the photos below. This one was taken on the train running from Kiev to Lviv. Winter, 2012.
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4 What Your Old Watches May Be Used For

What Your Old Watches May Be Used For

Finally, those living in the USA can buy Ukrainian-made motorcycles! Production of Ukrainian Harleys was launched by Ukrainian
immigrant Dmitry Khristenko who now lives in the States. Dmitry makes his motorcycles using old watches. Check them out!
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