18 Russian 84 year old actor Married 24 year old girl

Russian 84 year old actor Married 24 year old girl

Eighty year old Russian actor, Ivan Krasko, recently married a twenty four year old girl in St. Petersburg. The girl, Natasha, used to be his student. It's the fourth marriage for Ivan and
the first for Natasha. They hired a cabrio to ride around the city after the marriage and then went to Ivan's villa. Inside are some more photos including their lovely kiss.
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9 Newest Russian Weapons in Action in Weapons Expo 2015

Newest Russian Weapons in Action in Weapons Expo 2015

Recently in Nizhny Tagil there was the Arms Expo 2015. The most advanced and the newest Russian weapons are taken there for display and to gain interest from foreign buyers who visit this expo each year, and this year is not an exception! This time it's the tenth exhibition - more and more people attend each year - this year there were over 20,000 people
visiting from all over the world. They sell everything here, from tanks to uniforms, from gas and fuels to first aid kits - anything you need to equip a modern army. Sixty five counties have sent their buyers to see the newest weapon products and make contracts. Let's see what they saw, thanks to Ilya who went there and took the photos!
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3 A Deeply Abandoned and Flooded Soviet Bomb Shelter

A Deeply Abandoned and Flooded Soviet Bomb Shelter

  Penumba, an urban exploration blogger, has paid a visit at night to an abandoned but still guarded Soviet bomb shelter. The floors of it have been flooded with water for years, but it didn't stop him from visiting! They thoroughly planned their visit so as to
avoid all of the guards - there were at least a few guard stations on the perimeter of the area where this shelter is stationed. Then they put the rubber boots that they carried in their backpacks on when entering the shelter. And here they are - inside!
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12 Businessman Builds Forty Feet Tall Fence Around His Villa

Businessman Builds Forty Feet Tall Fence Around His Villa

You can see how tall this structure is! Do you wonder what it is? It's a fence! A Ukrainian businessman, an owner of the
company producing mineral fertilizer, has built a forty foot high fence (13 meters) around his villa! Just imagine!
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1 Vintage Russian Memories Brought out of Photo Salons

Vintage Russian Memories Brought out of Photo Salons

Previously, when there was no Photoshop and travel was unrealistically expensive and slow, the only fun way to get a cool shot for a family album was to visit special photo salons which provided fake scenes of a richer life. They were either painted scenes with holes in
them where you could poke your head out and wait for a shot, or sometimes more sophisticated photo manipulation techniques were used. Someone recently published a book with some of these of photos and we offer them here for your viewing pleasure:
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2 Russia’s Famous Cave Hettei or Hole in the Steppes

Russia’s Famous Cave Hettei or Hole in the Steppes

Russian blogger Alexander has been to Zabajkalje - a vast land lying east of the lake Baikal - the deepest lake in the world - in the unknown woods of Siberia, to visit a famous Hettei
cave. They have been known to contemporary Russians since 1735 and since 1983 they are officially protected by the state as one of nature's wonders. So let's see the place too!
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0 Elite Soviet Workers Went for an Area Clean Up

Elite Soviet Workers Went for an Area Clean Up

A series of photos of people cleaning up their work area during 1970. They are the workers of Inturist. If you have never heard about this organization let me tell you a bit about it. In the Soviet Union there existed thousands of goods and food items that were not available to normal Soviet people. However, there existed special companies who had access to these things. Those companies were either serving the Soviet elite OR were catering to
foreigners visiting the USSR so that the latter could spend their precious currency on the items. These workers worked for one such organization - Inturist - the state operated company (like all other companies at time) which was dealing with all tourists who visited the USSR. So these people were some kind of elite at times and here they were forced to do the labor of normal men - cleaning up the area. Let's see how it went!
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0 Russian Governor Felt Asleep During the Parliament Session

Russian Governor Felt Asleep During the Parliament Session

From time to time they conduct parliament sessions in regions outside of Moscow. This time they were in Nizhny Novgorod - a large Russian city and region. The
governor - the ex-deputy mayor of Moscow - was caught sleeping and snoring a bit in the middle of this session. Here is a short vid to see what happened.

1 Criminal Police of St Petersburg in the Early Soviet Era and Beyond

Criminal Police of St Petersburg in the Early Soviet Era and Beyond

This photoset explores in detail the work and hard days of the criminal police during the early era of St. Petersburg - the second biggest Russian city. The city, which was a base
for the famous Dostoevski novel, Crime and Punishment, for sure was in need of a good investigative service to protect the citizens. So here is how it all started...
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1 Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

In 1988, two foreign photographers travelled to the USSR on the verge of "Perestroika" and their special topic of interest was Ukraine. So these are
the photos they took of what was at the time a part of Soviet Russia, but which is now an independent country. Really colorful shots!
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