4 A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

According to the results of an opinion poll, many people would like to see what the Akorda Presidential Palace, Kazakhstan, looks like
from the inside. Today we'll see who else works there except President and what is seen by foreign delegations who visit the place.
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3 What Was the Russian Type?

What Was the Russian Type?

Check out the collection of photographs of the common Russian people created by several photographers in the 19th century. These photos
will help you catch the essence of the common man, a seller, a craftsman or a peasant, living in the country at that time.
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26 The First Soviet Laptop

The First Soviet Laptop

Elektronika MS 1504 (PK300) - the first Soviet laptop that showed many advantages of laptops use.
Has anyone seen it in real life? Someone would find it interesting to see what's inside...
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1 The Huge Construction of the Novosibirsk Opera And Ballet Theater

The Huge Construction of the Novosibirsk Opera And Ballet Theater

Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater is the largest theater building in Russia. According to the preliminary project, it was planned to open the House of science and culture here where
theater performances could coincide with demonstrations and celebration of holidays. Its construction started in 1931 but was stopped soon as the project was too expensive.
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16 To Remember August Of 1991

To Remember August Of 1991

The dramatic events that took place in Moscow in August, 1991 changed the history of the
country. Check out photographs taken from the 19th of August till the 22nd of August, 1991.
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0 Another Tour Of The VAZ Heating Plant

Another Tour Of The VAZ Heating Plant

This is another tour of the VAZ Heating Plant located in Tolyatti. It was launched on December 1st, 1967 and
this year it turned 45. It is the largest and the most powerful heating plant in the Samara Region.
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23 Soviet Youth By Bill Eppridge, Part II

Soviet Youth By Bill Eppridge, Part II

Enjoy some photographs picturing Soviet young people taken by LIFE photo reporter Bill
Eppridge during his visit to the Soviet Union in 1967. The first part is here.
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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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