2 Bear Wrestling, Bear Feeding and more fun of Soviet Oil Capital

Bear Wrestling, Bear Feeding and more fun of Soviet Oil Capital

Ukhta was an oil capital of one of the Northern Russian regions. It's a home to one time Russian most rich man Roman Abramovich who also earned his fortune selling
oil assets. However besides oil it was a pretty traditional Russian place - kids were enjoying watching bears wrestle and more on those photos of Ukhta.
Read more...

0 Extreme Photography of Olga Barantseva

Extreme Photography of Olga Barantseva

Olga Barantseva is a Russian photographer who is fond of risk. She is risking lives of her own models asking
them to pose together with most dangerous Russian animals - bears and wolves. Let's see some of her works:
Read more...

25 Lines in Soviet Union

Lines in Soviet Union

Lines in Soviet Union was something that called a sort of attraction that all Soviet people were taking part, often involunarily. People
got used to the lines and took them for granted. Here are some photos of Soviet people standing in line for a good cause:
Read more...

3 Most Crazy Russian Tattoos

Most Crazy Russian Tattoos

Tattoos are pretty widespread in modern day Russia. Of course many choose to ink some usual things, but some choose pretty much interesting Slavic or Russian stuff on it. Like this
oversized huge Cheburashka having a crocodile on his leash on photo above. This post features some of the most weird Russian tattoos that feature some authentic Russian stuff:
Read more...

3 Golden Time of USSR: Year 1981

Golden Time of USSR: Year 1981

Late 1970s were considered to be golden era of Soviet Union. World War 2 is much behind, the country is already rebuilt. Oil prices were high, which brought stable income and inflow of dollars. Space program was on its top - new ships, new space stations, even sometimes a few manned ships
were launched at same time. In fact, oil price was even higher than it's now - $90/barrel, which compared to $20 in 1990s was a blessing. Things were so good that USSR even moved its army into Afghanistan in 1980. So let's see some color photos from USSR - its best period:
Read more...

2 Soviet Ukraine: Photos of City of Kherson in Different Years

Soviet Ukraine: Photos of City of Kherson in Different Years

Russian Queen Ekaterina has founded Kherson as a fortress and shipbuilding dock in 1778. It was first ever Russian Black Sea Navy base. Soviet power over Kherson was established in 1920 after a short Russian Civil War.
 Biggest population of Kherson ever  - 365,000 people - was in 1989, right before the USSR collapse. Then it became a part of a independent Ukraine. Let's see some photos of the place during the Soviet reign:
Read more...

2 All Cosmonauts of USSR: Their Photos and Little Stories

All Cosmonauts of USSR: Their Photos and Little Stories

Since we are doing "Cosmonautics Day" today, here is another posting. Here is a set of Soviet postcards showing
all Soviet cosmonauts. Each postcard has a photo of a cosmonaut and his small story. Let's see, nice set.
Read more...

2 Rare Photos of Yuri Gagarin During His First Fifteen Hours After First Flight to Space

Rare Photos of Yuri Gagarin During His First Fifteen Hours After First Flight to Space

So since it's "Cosmonautics Day" today in Russia which is devoted to first flight to space, let's see some more interesting "Cosmonautics" photo. Namely we have here
photos of Yuri Gagarin made during first fifteen hours after he returned from his first ever flight to space. First photo is made two hours after he landed.
Read more...

4 USSR during 1980s: Documentary Photography by Vadim Kachan

USSR during 1980s: Documentary Photography by Vadim Kachan

Today we continue publishing rare archive photos of USSR during its late times. Here is a photographer Vadim Kachan who was enjoying photographing
people during 1980s. He lived at time in Minsk (now Belarus) and was a constant in a local photography club. Let's take a look at his photos:
Read more...

2 Gagarin’s museum in Smolensk, Russia

Gagarin’s museum in Smolensk, Russia

Tomorrow's day is marked as "Cosmonautics Day" in Russia and some other ex-Soviet countries. It's devoted to the first flight to space made on this day, fifty six years ago. For this ocassion let's visit a Gagarin's
museum in Smolensk, Russia and see what they got there. It's the biggest museum in all Smolensk region and have a lot of cool stuff there too see - like the house of Yuri Gagarin, where he lived, slept etc.
Read more...