3 Russian Village Oparino Lost Deep in the Woods

Russian Village Oparino Lost Deep in the Woods

This village in Russia is lost deep in the woods. There is no road leading here, except this old rail road. You can't get here by car. In case of emergency, a person has to walk 40 kms to get to the nearest place.
It is surrounded by swamps. Two times a month a small, old train with only one car comes here. Thanks to the Russian blogger Grifon, we have a chance to peek into the life of people here. Let's look!
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9 Flying Spaghetti Monster Church in Moscow

Flying Spaghetti Monster Church in Moscow

A few photos from the first in the world (?) or the first in Europe (??) or maybe just the first in Russia, flying spaghetti monster, or Pastafarianism, church.
The one whose adepts take a photo with mesh colanders on their heads for driving licenses, and the ones who say "Ramen!" instead of "Amen". Take a look.
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13 Russian Colorized Photos of 1900-1955

Russian Colorized Photos of 1900-1955

Some enthusiasts indulge in colorzing old Russian photos. Here we have a collection of the best such works for the photos in the period of 1900 till 1955. Different eras,
different people but the effect of colorization make them much closer to us. It's real magic how adding color makes the photos truly alive. Check it out!
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9 Russian cosmonaut Gagarin helmet mystery

Russian cosmonaut Gagarin helmet mystery

Russian blogger and photographer Marina was wondering on Yuri Gagarin's helmet  - why on some photos it has CCCP (USSR) sign on it and some photos show just white helmet with no letters
or whatsoever. Was the sign was "photoshopped" later? Were the photos doctored by Russian mass media? She went to the museum to find out the truth and this is what she got!
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20 Soviet Student Party 1967

Soviet Student Party 1967

If you have ever wondered how Soviet students partied, what they looked like, if they really had fun, and other things like that fifty years ago, then here is a rare
chance. Thanks to these once private photos of Soviet students of a prestigious Moscow university, we can now see what these Soviet students were up to back then!
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2 A Dose of Awesome Soviet Posters

A Dose of Awesome Soviet Posters

Soviet posters are always cool, as an example of State propaganda and art from a back long ago culture. However, some of those start getting new meaning these days and
can be easily posted to raise awareness of new Soviet Russian people. So let's see what people should be aware of! The one above calls us to "Be Vigilant!"
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7 What if Hollywood Movies were Filmed in Russia?

What if Hollywood Movies were Filmed in Russia?

A few examples of what if the Hollywood films were filmed in normal Russian scenery.
Let's start a Game of Thrones shot in a typical Russian yard and continue watching.
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11 Vogue Photographer Took Photos of Ukraine When He Was Nazi Soldier

Vogue Photographer Took Photos of Ukraine When He Was Nazi Soldier

A successful German photographer Herber List was known to work with top notch editions all over the world, including such names as Vogue, Harper's Bazar and many more. But not many know that before his successful career in fashion photography he
was enlisted into Nazi army and went to conquer USSR under German command. There he also was making photos on his personal camera. And here is the result of his "trip" to Ukraine. Art photography meets land under Nazi occupation.
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5 Color Photos of Kiev in 1958

Color Photos of Kiev in 1958

John Shultz has visited Kiev in 1958 and brought back tons of photos. Kiev the capital of Ukraine now, was a Soviet city at one time and also a capital of Ukrainian Socialistic Soviet
Republic,one of the Fifteen Soviet States. Those were not just photos but awesome color slides of the city at that time. Very atmospheric in telling the story. Take a look!
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4 Belarus man lives in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Belarus man lives in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Chernobyl exclusion zone is the place where because of radiation population was evacuated. Abandoned villages stretch from Pripyat itself to as long as Belarus. All those territories are dangerous to live for any human and will be so for at least 200 years more.
Some say, only after 2,000 years people can return here. However for every rule, there is an exclusion (pun intended). Meet this old man who lives inside the exclusion zone of Chernobyl together with only two other solitary people living around.
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