3 Production of mammoth tusk in Siberia

Production of mammoth tusk in Siberia

About 10 thousand years ago, Northern Siberia and Yakutia were inhabited by long-haired giants called mammoths. The now extinct genus of mammals suffered from increased temperatures at the end of the last ice age, which resulted in flooding and reducing their habitat. The animals
were trapped on isolated islands without the slightest chance of returning to the mainland. Some populations trapped on these land areas in the East and in the North of Siberia remained there for some more time, and became extinct around 3,700 years ago.
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1 Foreign Celebrities in the USSR

Foreign Celebrities in the USSR

The arrival of foreign stars in the Soviet Union was a significant event. It was significant both for Soviet citizens, and for the star. Foreign celebrities came to
our country on tour or filming, to participate in festivals, and some of them came even as tourists. Often foreign celebrities came to festivals
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19 Russian Mi-8 helicopter production pictures

Russian Mi-8 helicopter production pictures

Russian blogger Zzhitel went to the once top secret military facility where legendary Soviet and now Russian MI-8 helicopters are produced. It is one of the most widely used helicopters in the world. Over 100 countries have them. This
factory is 75 years old already. They do it all here - start with a project and then make final product - full production cycle.  Also later provide service for the machines. Thanks to Zzhitel we can see it from inside!
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6 Russian Guy Makes Steam Engine Powered Bicycle

Russian Guy Makes Steam Engine Powered Bicycle

Actually, what he makes is a tricycle as it has got three wheels. But never the less it is a light framed vehicle which we usually think to be a modification of a bike. The most important thing in this thing is its steam engine. Yes, it runs on energy of burning coal or wood and
boiling water. Oil crisis? High electric power costs? Total collapse of the grid? No worries, just go get some dry firewood from the nearest forest and you are good to go at pretty awesome high speeds. They definetly should put this thing into the next Mad Max movie!

68 Russian Police Destroys Biggest Gypsy Village in Russia

Russian Police Destroys Biggest Gypsy Village in Russia

Despite mass protests the police were not going to back off. They got an order to destroy the village. The Gypsy population
tried to used their most valued religious artifacts to stop the police but it didn't help. See the photos here.
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17 Alisa is a Russian mechanic who is fond of Youtube tutorials

Alisa is a Russian mechanic who is fond of Youtube tutorials

Alisa has an untypical hobby for a Russian girl: she is a self-taught car mechanic. She is fond of watching tons of YouTube tutorials on car repair topics. Then she goes
to her garage and tries it all on real life cars, taking photos and posts in her blog devoted to car repairs which has already become popular among.. men.
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2 White Brick Moscow Before the Great Fire

White Brick Moscow Before the Great Fire

As we know, the Russian capital, Moscow, was destroyed by fire in the early 19th century. Napoleon raided the city and also burned it. So basically the city we know now is different from what it was more than 200 years ago. Most of the
buildings were made out of "white stone", including the Kremlin. Of course there are no photos of this time, but there are plenty of vintage engraved pictures of those times which we have here for your viewing pleasure.
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1 Cars Protected from Hail Storm in Stavropol Russia

Cars Protected from Hail Storm in Stavropol Russia

People of Stavropol, Russia have got a hail storm recently. Many car owners got their cars damaged. Lesson was learned. Now, another storm is forecasted and in
anticipation of ice pieces falling from skies the motorists take the precaution measures in advance. Some of those are pretty hilarious, take a look:
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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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