5 Ancient Flax-Spinning Mill

Ancient Flax-Spinning Mill

We are at the flax-spinning mill in Vyazniki, the Vladimir region. It's really ancient, dated something back 17**s years... For the last two centirues Vyazniki has been a Russian flax capital, it had a plenty of such mills all around.
Capitalists were given land in such unfavourable places like swamps and ravines. This one stands in the ravine. Height differential on the territory is 4 storeys. You enter the first floor on one side and exit from the fifth...
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1 High And Low Volgograd

High And Low Volgograd

Inside of this post you'll see trams in the subway
tunnels, Volgograd roofs and dancing bridges.
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13 Nice To Live in a Soviet Country!

Nice To Live in a Soviet Country!

Photos of a talented American photographer Howard Sochurek taken in the Leningrad Palace of the Pioneers and
Schoolchildren. Howard Sochurek was a member of the Nixon delegation in Russia in summer 1959.
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14 Half-Dead City Arkalyk

Half-Dead City Arkalyk

Arkalyk is a city in central Kazakhstan, the centre of the Arkalyk district in the Kostanay region. It was founded in 1956, got
the status of the city in 1965. It's located 670 km from Astana, 480 km from Kostanay. Today it is nearly dead...
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3 Heritage of Prokudin-Gorsky: Close Up Plans

Heritage of Prokudin-Gorsky: Close Up Plans

You've seen already some sets of photos by a famous Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorsky: 1, 2, 3. These are some close up views reavealing new details
definitely deserve your attention. On the photo fragment above: "On the river Sim at the station Ashi-Balashovskaya", 1910. Looks like a painting!
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15 Free Riders Journey From Moscow to St. Petersburg

Free Riders Journey From Moscow to St. Petersburg

Young people go from Moscow to St. Petersburg and back by electric trains. They have to change 4 times. All the way takes about 16 hours. They do not buy tickets. They either manage to escape controllers, or move from one car to another, or
controllers do not approach such a big marginal crowd being afraid (like in case with football fans). That's the meaning of such a journey - economy and adventures, you'll never mess up this country with any other else.
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9 Bridge Over Zolotoy Rog Bay Locked Up

Bridge Over Zolotoy Rog Bay Locked Up

Another huge bridge project is close to its finale. The long-awaited bridge over Zolotoy Rog bay
united the centre of Vladivostok with Churkin cape. The final locking panel was lifted.
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0 When Someones Child Becomes Yours, Part II

When Someones Child Becomes Yours, Part II

We started to tell you about the kids adopted in villages last week. It's another, second, story. The dweller of a village Chany, Elena Podchasova, had always known she'd have adopted children. Today, apart from her own kids, she has 6 from other parents. She even wanted to adopt one more
little one but her husband Vladimir doubts they can afford it. And they are not so young already... The first step is the hardest. Then foster parents are afraid of nothing. They are rewarded by gratitude and love of children whose destiny changes for the better so much.
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6 What a Nice Field!

What a Nice Field!

How do you like
this nice field?
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12 The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

1990-1995, Russia. 23 shots of a French journalist Jean-Paul Guilloteau taken in different regions of Russia in the years that seem to be the period of mythology now... The landscape left by the USSR. Atmosphere, streets, faces, colors, clothes and things of that time, when the Soviet Empire vanished so fast but all its material
attributes were still around. The alternative future gave only hints: brights signs, lines in the subway, bottled beer that was not a hard-to-get thing anymore... These photos are so different from what we see everyday in the varicoloured flow of news of the XXI century so it was impossible to miss. 
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