12 Day of Republic in Donetsk

Day of Republic in Donetsk

A few days ago on May 11, there was so called "Day of
Republic" in Donetsk. Please take a look at the photos.
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10 Russian cosmonaut Gagarin helmet mystery

Russian cosmonaut Gagarin helmet mystery

Russian blogger and photographer Marina was wondering on Yuri Gagarin's helmet  - why on some photos it has CCCP (USSR) sign on it and some photos show just white helmet with no letters
or whatsoever. Was the sign was "photoshopped" later? Were the photos doctored by Russian mass media? She went to the museum to find out the truth and this is what she got!
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16 German Reichstag Building Before and After

German Reichstag Building Before and After

German Reichstag building was one of the central targets for the Red Army to capture due to its perceived symbolic significance. Today, visitors to the building can still see Soviet graffiti on smoky walls inside as well as on part of the roof, which was preserved
during the reconstructions after reunification. Yevgeny Khaldei took the famous picture, Raising a flag over the Reichstag, on 2 May 1945. The picture symbolizes the victory of USSR over Germany. Now let's see how it looked before and after May 1945.
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2 Russian Saint George Order Heroes in Soviet Army

Russian Saint George Order Heroes in Soviet Army

Saint George's Order Cross was a top reward in Tsarist Russia, or Russian Empire. It was awarded "to the bravest and those who expressed outstanding courage". When Tsar was dethrowned the award was abolished. In Soviet Army new set of awards was established including the Red Star Order and many more. However there were plenty of Old Tsar
Heroes who didn't leave Russia after the Revolution and joined the new Soviet Red Army. They were not shy displaying their previous government awards as they earned them with their bravery and courage. And here is a set of Russian soldiers awarded with St. George Cross fighting for the Red Army, mostly during WW2.
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0 Day of Parades:  military parade in Vladivostok 2016

Day of Parades: military parade in Vladivostok 2016

While ya'll sitting behind your desks in the offices or do other stuff of jobs, it's a holiday in Russia, known as "Victory Day" or as they say now "Day of the Great Victory". Or simply put - day of military parades, when all major Russian towns have the columns of military equipment and
soldiers marching thru the downtown. Let's see some of those. Here comes the first parade from Vladivostok - one of the most Eastern Russian cities so photos from that place come first. Thanks to Smit Smitty and his effort to go there and take the photos we can see it too now:
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15 Russian Spetznaz Breaking Bricks And More

Russian Spetznaz Breaking Bricks And More

Blowing up rubber hot water bottles, breaking bricks, rolling frying pans into tubes with bear hands like they are made from tin foil and many more
this is what Russian Spetznaz soldiers demonstrated this past Friday at a party. Thanks to PolkovnikVVS blogger we can see it all in detail.
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1 Soviet Break Dancers from Late 1980s Dance Again in this Video

Soviet Break Dancers from Late 1980s Dance Again in this Video

  Awesome video! Some dude from Soviet break dancing crew of late 1980s have found many of his buddies (now living all over
the world) and asked them to dance again. Many of this dudes are in their 40s and 50s but still can do things! Check it out!

21 Soviet Student Party 1967

Soviet Student Party 1967

If you have ever wondered how Soviet students partied, what they looked like, if they really had fun, and other things like that fifty years ago, then here is a rare
chance. Thanks to these once private photos of Soviet students of a prestigious Moscow university, we can now see what these Soviet students were up to back then!
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15 Russian Photographer Goes inside Chernobyl Reactor in 1990

Russian Photographer Goes inside Chernobyl Reactor in 1990

These days some in the media are commemorating the Chernobyl incident, or as they call it in Russia, "The Chernobyl Catastrophe". The reason is because it happened exactly thirty years ago, in April 1986. So we decided to post something too. We posted the best spooky
shots we could get our hands on. The story is as follows. Just four years after the incident, in the year 1990, a Russian photographer went right inside the destroyed reactor building, the most dangerous place in Chernobyl, and took those photos. Scary.
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12 Russian rocket launched from Cosmodrome Vostochny for the first time

Russian rocket launched from Cosmodrome Vostochny for the first time

Today the rocket was launched from newly built Russian spaceport "Cosmodrome Vostochny" for
the first time. Russian airplane photographer Marina was there and made those photos.
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