4 Family Photos of Nicholas II Colorized by His Daughter

Family Photos of Nicholas II Colorized by His Daughter

They say that Russian previous Tsar Nicholas II was an avid photographer and had his personal collection of self made photographs. They included some informal shots like his daughter making funny faces etc. His third
daughter, Maria, was fond of photography too so she colorized some of his works herself by hand. So here are a few of those photos together with some other family photos of Nicholas II of Russia:
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2 Russian Army Presented a Fashion Collection

Russian Army Presented a Fashion Collection

Looks like Russian Army has presented its first fashion collection for the consumers and one of the top Russian army bloggers
I. Korotchenko has paid a visit to the show, so now we all can see what is in store for the Army fashion lovers:
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10 Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Valerie Medvedev was a Soviet air force technician servicing air force planes and jets. He finished pilot's college in Russia but instead of being a real pilot he had to work on the ground for over eight years. Later he became a professor in one of the Soviet and then Russian air force universities. The images are pretty much awesome combining an artistic approach and the honest emotions of an officer who had to serve in the distant Russian
air field during the late Soviet era. His depiction of planes is pretty much realistic and the people are more comic-like though his attention to the smallest detail - like uniforms etc is pretty much stunning. Also if you look on the top image there is a striped flag on the background - this was an official flag of the Soviet Air Force - it would be a motif on some of the further drawings you'll see inside:
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5 Faces of Russian Women and Men in Color from World War 2

Faces of Russian Women and Men in Color from World War 2

An awesome collection of color (or colorized) photos devoted to the faces of people participating in World War 2 from Russian side -
soldiers, commanders, nurses, snipers, sailors, pilots - you name it. Pretty much standing out in such vivid color. Take a look!
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52 Ukrainian People Greet Nazi Germans

Ukrainian People Greet Nazi Germans

Looks like at least some people in Soviet Ukraine were really happy when Nazis arrived to their land in 1941. Just
see this selection of Ukrainian people showing hospitality to the Soviet enemy - German Wermacht soldiers.
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10 First Days of German Nazi Invasion into USSR

First Days of German Nazi Invasion into USSR

Here we have a selection of photos from World War 2 or to be precise - from the first days when the German Wermacht has attacked Soviet Union. For example the first photo was made 21st of June at night. Hermann Goering (or Herman Herring), the second most powerful man in Germany
and a founder of Gestapo reads aloud the order declaring the invasion should begin to other German generals. Next day the German minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels had his speech on the radio officially declaring the war with Russia. See more inside:
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1 Russian Soldiers Serving on Novaia Zemlya Archipelago

Russian Soldiers Serving on Novaia Zemlya Archipelago

Novaia Zemlya or as Dutch people say Novaia Zembla is a Russian archipelago on the extreme North East of Europe. It was a sensitive military area during Cold War and it is still used today. In particular this place was used to test the explosion of Tsar Bomba the largest
most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. Nevertheless, people inhabit this place both civil and military. And here is a set of the life on the islands. Polar bears, huge northern dogs, snow piles of three human heights etc - you've got it all inside:
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13 Russian Marines from SPUTNIK Regiment

Russian Marines from SPUTNIK Regiment

Someone has posted a bunch of photos of Russian marines from "SPUTNIK" regiment which is from Murmansk region.
He says the photos are from years 2013-2015. So we are reposting those here for your viewing pleasure.
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11 Photos of Ukrainian Soldiers March 2015 near Volnovakha

Photos of Ukrainian Soldiers March 2015 near Volnovakha

There is a ceasefire in force in Ukraine now, however most of the regiments haven't been sent home but just stay "in fields" just a few kilometers to the east from where they have been before, according to the
Minsk agreement. Those are photos that the soldiers themselves make and post around in the networks - from a regiment camping near Novognatovka village in Volnovakha area. See inside their photos:
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1 Russian Army Mobile Gym

Russian Army Mobile Gym

This standard 20 feet shipping container can be turned into... a mobile army gym. Previously soldiers were lacking training facilities while on the move or while
camping in the fields. Now with those like on the picture above and below - they can carry the gym with themselves whenever they go. See a bit more inside:
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