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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4 A Very Detailed and Huge Atomic Submarine Model

A Very Detailed and Huge Atomic Submarine Model

One Russian guy, actually a group of them, were building this huge atomic submarine model for over two years. It is a 1:50 scale model of the actual thing! So the size of the model
is over two meters, 2700 mm to be exact (or nine feet!). It has very detailed interiors with figures of sailors and officers. It is illuminated and a pleasure to look at!
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2 Twelve Year Boy Graduates from School Enrolls into Medical College

Twelve Year Boy Graduates from School Enrolls into Medical College

      This twelve year boy from Belarus is not your regular sixth grader. At his young age he has already graduated from high school
and enrolled in the medical college (medical university) in Minsk, Belarus this year. Let's see how he managed to do all of this:
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0 Moscow Domodedovo Airport is in Smoke

Moscow Domodedovo Airport is in Smoke

Today, Moscow's Domodedovo airport looked like it was from some apocalyptic movie - with smoke all over the place and people wandering around with only their silhouettes visible.  The
reason for this is a fire during construction works. The smoke got into ventilation system and spread across the huge airport, scaring people. Let's see inside how it was:
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8 Russian SU Jets on MAKS 2015 Air Show

Russian SU Jets on MAKS 2015 Air Show

One of the best aeroplane photographers of Russia - Marina - has visited a Russian airshow, "MAKS 2015", which took place this month in Russia and posted what she thinks to be the best photos of the Russian
SU jets in action during the demonstration flights they performed. She took these photos over the course of ten days and here they are for your viewing pleasure. Big thanks goes to Marina!
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3 Russian Lady Attracts Hundreds of Pigeons into Her Apartment Home Yard

Russian Lady Attracts Hundreds of Pigeons into Her Apartment Home Yard

Ilya has photographed an old Russian lady who annoys her neighbors by attracting hundreds of pigeons each day to the
yard of her apartment. She lives in a large apartment building so it's a shared yard. Let's see more inside.
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