11 Retro Ivanovo

Retro Ivanovo

A set of retro photos of Ivanovo. How did its
people look? What did they do? Look yourself.
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2 Kadom, Another Victim of Flooding

Kadom, Another Victim of Flooding

Water level in the river Moksha that has broken its banks is higher 8-9 m than normal. The dams made by the locals from sand are being actively washed away and the densely-populated village is being flooded on. The streets have turned into Russian Venice and it
even looks beautiful but the people have lost almost everything they had. The road connecting Kadom with the big world has disappeared for a distance 1 km long. These people do not believe anymore that someone will help them but themselves...
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8 Have a Finka Ride!

Have a Finka Ride!

Tumbotino village, the Nizhegorodsk region, is famous for its favorite
winter means of transportation - "Finka" or "Finnish sledge".
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9 The Way Siberians Have Fun

The Way Siberians Have Fun

In a fun park of Krasnoyarsk people closed the downhill skiing season by the competition "Zimny GornolUzhnik" (something like
"winter downhill pool skier"). Well, it was snow, a 20 cm pool, water temperature +4C, here is how Siberians like to have fun! 
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5 Moscow of The 1920s

Moscow of The 1920s

A set of old photos of
Moscow in the 1920s.
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23 Why We Love Russia

Why We Love Russia

Such things probably may be
seen only in Russia...
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10 Caviar Eating Championship 2012

Caviar Eating Championship 2012

The first ever caviar eating championship was held in Moscow in April, 20th. Everyone who wished to take part in it came to a restaurnat "the Apartment". 12 persons were chosen to eat as much caviar as they could for three minutes. They didn't have to stop till they ate half a litre of the expensive food. Alexander Valov, 49, was
announced the winner of the competition - he ate half a litre of caviar for 1 minute 26 seconds and got 10 thousand rubles (330 USD) and ... caviar as a prize. Others took the remaining caviar home as a consolation prize. That evening the participants ate caviar for 2 million rubles! (66 600 USD).
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13 Kozino Vocational School That May Close Soon

Kozino Vocational School That May Close Soon

It's not so hard to enter a vocational technical school today. No entrance exams, it's enough to present documents and choose a profession you like. They get senior secondary education and thus teenagers who can't enter higher education institutions can get skills of a profession they like, find a job and have decent earnings. As part of modernization of educational system for the years 2011-2015 they
plan to open a polytechnic secondary school in Tatarsk, the Novosibirsk region. It will have to level up professional education in the region. But in Kozino village, the Ust-Tarksky district, where former vocational school #75 is located, they do not like the idea. They are afraid that students will go to Tatarsk to study and the vocational school will close soon.
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9 High Water In Mordovia

High Water In Mordovia

High water has come to Mordovia.
Hundreds of people have been evacuated...
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1 April Holidays In Taimyr

April Holidays In Taimyr

Each April Taimyr has festive mood. In the regional centre they celebrate Heiro holiday or a reindeer day - holiday of the Sun. Right at this time light part of the day becomes longer behind the polar
circle turning into the whole light day. The sun doesn't set at all. The day of the Sun slowly became the day of deer breeders celebrated on April weekends in the villages of Taimyr.
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