9 German Nazi plane on Moscow Square in 1941

German Nazi plane on Moscow Square in 1941

In July 1941, one month after the Nazi Germany has attacked Soviet State, there was an unusual exhibition on one of the Moscow squares - a  german Junkers Ju 88A-5. It was a scout plane that has got deep into Russian territory and was shot down by the Soviet fighters. The crew of the
German plane was four people which are marked as missing in action in the German archives. Five days later they recovered the plane and brought it to Moscow so people could see a sample of the huge armada approaching the Soviet capital. We can see it too on this photos:
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13 Inside of Russian Army Rocket Regiment

Inside of Russian Army Rocket Regiment

On 20th February the Governor of one Russian region was visiting the 39th Russian Rocket Regiment. The press was coming along with a governor and so did
Nikolay, the photographer. Now, thanks to Nikolay we can see what's inside the closed and secured doors of Russian rocket regiment. The story is inside:
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51 Preschool  Kids Weapons Education

Preschool Kids Weapons Education

In one of the preschool facilities of St. Petersburg the soldier has started a class of how to use the weapons for kids. He has brought the weapons, including
AK-47s, grenade launchers and hand grenades. The man says that "Kids should not be afraid of the arms, get used to them early". A few more photos inside:
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4 19th Century Russian Artist Fyodor Vasilyev

19th Century Russian Artist Fyodor Vasilyev

The life of Fyodor Vasilyev was drastically short: he lived only for twenty three years from 1850 to 1873, just imagine. But in this very short span of his
life he has left a whole legacy of his artwork telling about the life in Russia and Russian village. As this first picture above. More are inside:
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10 A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

In 1970s there was a family in Soviet Union which was keeping real lions as home pets in their small apartment in Baku city (now Azerbaijan). The head of the family - his name, ironically, was Leo (or Lion in
Russian) was a normal Soviet architect, then one day he has got a lion cub from the zoo. The little lion has been rejected by his mom-lioness and people of the zoo lost a hope to bring him up.
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11 Meanwhile in Donetsk

Meanwhile in Donetsk

Meanwhile in one of the
schools of Donetsk city.

17 Soviet Wonder of the World: The Great Solar Furnace in Uzbekistan

Soviet Wonder of the World: The Great Solar Furnace in Uzbekistan

"This projected costed some crazy money and was possible to be produced only in the USSR. However, its day-to-day use was almost free - during the day the temperature inside the furnace is steady 3,000 degrees centigrade!", says
Nikolai, the blogger who went to Uzbekistan and visited this Soviet unique structure. With this furnace they were making metals melt with just Sun power. Want to see more? Thanks to Nick we can see it in detail:
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5 Russian Artist Aleksey Butirskij

Russian Artist Aleksey Butirskij

Alexey Butirskij is a contemporary Russian artist, born in 1974 in Moscow. He participated in numerous expositions across the world, with over twenty five exhibitions in USA.
What people maybe attract to his pieces most is the feeling of the inner light, luminosity. Just look at those windows or inside of the tram. Inside there are more:
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3 Russian Bear in the Window

Russian Bear in the Window

Like, in Russia, people say that abroad people say about Russia that they have bears on the streets. And like laugh about this - how stupid might be foreigners thinking that we, civilized people, have the bears on the street. Well,
what else have people to think after seeing a video of people feeding stray bears from the comfort of their house (or apartment) just putting some food on the window sill? See the video for the "shocking details":
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8 Abandoned Submarine Defense Complex

Abandoned Submarine Defense Complex

They say that this is a unique and the only survived complex of coastal defense with a special weapon which was targeting excessively underwater vessels. Aya, the urban explorer which prefers the top-secret locations, has
again surprised us and visited this unique surviving structure: "There is a rumor that there is one more complex like this in this region but nobody yet found it", says Aya. Let's see what she saw there!
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