4 Soviet Youth Captured by LIFE Photographer

Soviet Youth Captured by LIFE Photographer

In 1967 an American photographer Bill Eppridge has arrived to Moscow by special appointment of LIFE magazine. He was one of the famous American photographers at time, having shot the last photo of JFK. However he was yet to become the celebrity
photographer, and what helped him were those photos of Russian youngsters which he called "Soviet Youth" and which got extremely popular in USA at that time. Many of the photos were made at the beach, some other at cities etc. Let's check it out!
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25 Carnations to Stalin

Carnations to Stalin

Yesterday was a special day for many Russians. 63 years ago passed away "one of the greatest men who had ever lived in this world - Joseph Stalin", at least some of the people gathered pretty sure in this statement.. Early in the morning,
despite adverse weather, people formed the line at his monument to put carnations on his grave. Elderly people, young people, even children... They looked rather sad, some even cried. They would really wish to have Stalin back...
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3 Russian Old School Mercedes S500 Became an Offroad SUV

Russian Old School Mercedes S500 Became an Offroad SUV

Just take a look what they have made this time! They took the classy Mercedes S500 out of 1990s, also known as Mercedes W140 and merged it with Russian Army legend GAZ-66 all road
truck. They took all the huge elements from the truck but the transmission and powerful five liter engine comes from Mercedes. Let's see it in detail and how it was created.
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8 Russian Airborne Wedding

Russian Airborne Wedding

We've seen plenty of unusual weddings here. They are always interesting to see. Here's another one. This time it's all about the Russian sky army! Perhaps,
the groom is serving in airborne forces and wants his bride to be a part of his reality. Quite a good idea - no need to buy a wedding suit...
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6 Russian Soldiers in Arctic Drive Dog and Deer Sleds

Russian Soldiers in Arctic Drive Dog and Deer Sleds

Photos have been posted which give us a clue that special forces of Russian army are being extensively trained to ride deer and dog sleds deep
in the snows of the Arctics. Also their restplaces are primitive huts of Eskimo or Chukchi people. Let's see it in detail inside!
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68 Donetsk in 2016

Donetsk in 2016

Russian traveller Anton Krotov has travelled to Donetsk recently and decided to post his travel photos.
Thanks to this we are able to see what's going on in this region right now. Please see photos inside:
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0 Pripyat Chernobyl as Seen from Sixteen Stored Buildings Rooftops

Pripyat Chernobyl as Seen from Sixteen Stored Buildings Rooftops

Russian Blogger Alexandr P. is one of the few people (and photographers) who have been on all the tallest rooftops of Chernobyl and made photos of surrounding views from all of them. He says that there is seven in total such buildings all of them are sixteen floor
typical Soviet residential complexes, abandoned. He climbed those rooftops during his numerous trips to Chernobyl during different seasons of the year. Because it's winter now, let's see the winter Pripyat from a rooftop for a starters, let's go inside:
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28 Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

This night over one hundred shops were demolished in Moscow. Moscow people woke up in completely different looking cities - a lot of their favorite shops are destroyed. The reason is simple,  not having their property papers in order.  Never before have Moscow authorities demolished so many shops at once. Usually they did it one by one after the
court order. But now they can demolish them at will - no more court orders are needed due to the new law. Thanks to this they destroyed over one hundred stores this night - different size from small ones to really huge ones. Let's see in detail, thanks to cool Russian blogger Ilya who took an effort to photograph the operation:
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32 Russia in 1851 as Seen By Americans

Russia in 1851 as Seen By Americans

So this is a picture book published in New York in 1854 telling the story of an American traveller going to Russia and what he saw there. To make it more gloomy he called his book "A Knout and the Russians".
Knout is a whip, a thing which used to raise the horses etc and also used to punish people in Russia, in public. Interesting pictures and happily with embed English captions. Welcome inside:
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11 Selection of Awesome Russian Jets from 2015

Selection of Awesome Russian Jets from 2015

Russian photographer and blogger, Mike S., decided to post his best shots of the previous year, and it turned out to be a pretty brilliant collection. Please
enjoy these photos presented for your viewing pleasure.  For example, the jet above is a SU-34 in the MAKS-2015 airshow in Russia. See more inside:
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