white sparrow
11 White Sparrow

White Sparrow

The white sparrow appeared among the sparrows in Minsk, Belarus. It has been said that white sparrows appear only once per 150 years. Some peoples of the world gave a great meaning to white sparrows. Native indians considered them something special. In old Russia such white
sparrows were called "dukes" and they were considered magic birds. They believed that if somebody would see a white sparrow he can cast a wish and it would become true soon. So we publish a pic of a white sparrow here - you can cast a wish now!
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20 Old Russian New Year Tree Toys

Old Russian New Year Tree Toys

We had some vintage Russian New Year postcards already. Now it's turn for the New Year Tree toys back from early Soviet times. Sometimes things that could be found on Soviet New Year Trees differ greatly from Western Trees. It was usual to put on Russian Tree something with
political ideas: the Kremlin Towers, small copies of outstanding Soviet Sportsmen and different technological gadgets. Also there were often toys with portraits of comrades Lenin and Stalin. See yourself: That's an elefant studying ABC in cyrillics.
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79 Russian Disco Party

Russian Disco Party

This is an example of sample Russian disco party. It looks the same probably in all the Russian not so big towns. All guys who visit are ready to fight, they find somebody who is alien there and attack. And nobody would call police - just because it's not something unusual - if you going to visit Russian disco party in smaller towns - you take the responsibility of participation in the fight. Most of the young guys know that they need to be tough because they are going to go to Russian army and in Russian army it's more like in prison - officers don't control what happen - there is a big hierarchy
between the soldiers. Those soldiers who served longer - they beat EVERY day the younger ones - just because when they came - they were treated in the same manner. In Russian army there is thousands of soldiers die every year just because of this. And nobody cares. The latest story that was discussed nationwide in Russia is regarding one soldier who lost both of his legs because he was humiliated awfully in the army. So when the elder guys return from army they have a broken psychics which is being transfered to the younger generations.
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10 Vintage New Year Postcards

Vintage New Year Postcards

These New Year postcards are back from the Soviet times. Religion was banned in Soviet Russia so there was not a Christmas celebrated but a New Year was the main winter holiday. It was always a special
holiday, same as Christmas in Europe or USA. Even 20 years after democratic changes started in Russia  people still celebrate New Year more willingly than any other holidays.
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santa in Moscow
31 Santas Take Over The Moscow

Santas Take Over The Moscow

Big group of multi-national Santas took over the Moscow last weekend. You can see on those pictures the
real crowd of them. The only thing that is not right - there is no snow on the streets.
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17 Rare BMW

Rare BMW

In Russia you even nowadays
can meet very rare BMWs.
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15 Another Univercity Campus

Another Univercity Campus

We had already a post about a Business College campus from Ukraine. Now there is another photo report from the univercity campus in one city of
Ukraine. The most interesting thing there is the strange paintings on the wall. They liven up the interriors greatly.
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51 Parts of USSR

Parts of USSR

So in order to clarify a little bit what countries were in the USSR we have some photos. People of those countries fill themselves now independent but formerly were referred as "Soviet People". Most of
them still know Russian language almost perfectly. So the list of the counties: First goes Russia. It was the biggest part of USSR in terms of territory and population.
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30 Drowning Ship in Estonia

Drowning Ship in Estonia

As I mentioned before we publish interesting stuff not only from Russia but from all the ex-USSR parts. A few days ago we had an article about personal car plates worth over $3500 from Latvia. Today there are photos by Billy and Up2sun from a drowning ship
in Estonia. According to their story kingston valves have not closed properly so it was impossible to stop the flow of the water inside and the ship got drowned. At least they have got a chance to take those nice photos.  
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17 No Plates at All

No Plates at All

This Russian car came to Insurance Company. All sorts
of insurance - that's what is written on the sign.

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