2 Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Soviet photographer Vladimir Zotov, born in 1939, was spending most of his life photographing Soviet people. Worked as a photographer in Soviet newspapers. He remembers that newspapers in USSR were paying
very little to their photographers, he lived mostly from side projects like photographing weddings, kids etc. However he kept working because he liked photography. Here are a few of his works:
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0 Russian cities on 1711 old pictures of Nicolaas Witsen: Some of this cities don’t exist anymore

Russian cities on 1711 old pictures of Nicolaas Witsen: Some of this cities don’t exist anymore

Nicolaas Witsen was a famous Dutch person in 18th century. In fact he became  a mayor of Amsterdam thirteen times! In his free time he was cartographer, maritime writer, and an authority on shipbuilding, but most importantly he
was an expert on Russian affairs. So he went to Russia and here are the pictures of Russian towns he brought back in year 1711. Interesting fact that some of the town he has visited at that time don't exist now.
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1 Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Georgiy Grechko was a legendary man in Russia. A cosmonaut, twice received "Hero of USSR" award, was appointed as a first Russian man to go to the Moon (never happened though). Three times he went to space, once was in an outer space, stayed for over 134 days on orbit.  "First days in space are always hard. All cosmonauts get motion sick,
no matter how hard they trained and how meticilous was their selection process. First hours in space very hard to work. Very high blood pressure. It seems that you are being hanged up-side-down. So you can't make sudden moves." - remembers Georgiy Grechko about his experience in space. Let's see and read some more:
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4 Photos of Luxury Life of Kazakhstan Russian Hacker Arrested in Canada

Photos of Luxury Life of Kazakhstan Russian Hacker Arrested in Canada

On March 14, 22 year old Karim Baratov, a Kazakhstanian citizen, was arrested in Canada. He was charged with being affiliated with Russian hackers. He is charged with hacking over 500
million Yahoo and Google accounts in 2014. The details of his life are little known but photos of his life are plenty. Karim posing with nice cars, girls, nice houses, and more.
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5 Little Known Facts about Life of a First Man in Space Yuri Gagarin

Little Known Facts about Life of a First Man in Space Yuri Gagarin

Forty nine years ago on this day Yuri Gagarin died as a result of a plane crash. For each Soviet person he was a cult figure. And you couldn't know much facts about a cult person. Only dry official facts on his life was known to Soviet people. However life of this person had a lot more bright
moments to learn about. This we going to explore here today. So, to begin with Yuri Gagarin was born in a peasant family. His father was a carpenter, his mother was working on a dairy farm. There were three boys and a girl in a family. Yuri was the third youngest kid.
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21 How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

A nice photo story on how Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapsed. All Russia experienced in 1990s you can see on those photos and read those
captions. Rich and poor. New and Old. Yeltsin and Putin. War in Chechnya and poor elders on Moscow streets - all of this in this photo story.
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1 Building Baikal-Amur Mainline in USSR

Building Baikal-Amur Mainline in USSR

BAM or Baikal Amur Mainline is a Soviet (now Russian) railway of over 4,000 km length. It runs north and in parallel to Trans-Siberian Railway in Siberia. The BAM cost estimated was $14 Billion but a lot of volunteers came
there to help participate in "construction site of the century". The special much more durable tracks were used due to the permafrost. Let's see a photo report from Soviet photographers on how it was constructed.
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2 Only in Russia Photos, part 4

Only in Russia Photos, part 4

Another part of photos made in Russia. Funny, stupid,
crazy, awkward - you name it. Just enjoy browsing thru:
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0 24 year old Russian girl serves as a mayor of 1700 people town

24 year old Russian girl serves as a mayor of 1700 people town

This is Ksenia. She is only 24 years old but already got elected as a mayor in her local small town. After one year being in office she already solved many local problems:
repaired a hospital, found doctors who are willing to serve far from big cities, built a few children playgrounds, eliminated illegal dump sites and more.
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3 Cats of Hermitage

Cats of Hermitage

Hermitage is one the largest and oldest museum in Europe. It's located in St. Petersburg. Was founded in 1700s by Russian Queen. With all those years it was growing in size adding more and more nearby historical buildings to its complex. Even the famous Tsar's Winter Palace - which was stormed during 1917 revolution is now also a
part of a Hermitage. It has vast underground complexes beneath it and those are inhabited by numerous cats. Russian blogger Commandante went there and took photos of cat inhabitans.  Cats are fully legal residents of this space. They have medicaments, food and other supplies stored for them by museum workers:
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