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1 Winter Russia. Karelia

Winter Russia. Karelia

The advantage of tourists over local residents is that one sees everything in a new way, watching open-mouthed, another one indifferently passes by, they had seen
it a hundred times. Here is a village in Karelia, the Russian Finnish region, typical for the whole phenomena of the country, but still different.
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6 Abkhazia. Mysterious country

Abkhazia. Mysterious country

Many countries recognize Abkhazia only partially. It is when there is a border, and the area where people live, there is the government and the police. But there are no maps on the navigator. Even the "Russian" maps. navigator sees Abkhazia on the map of
Georgia. So it turns out that the country is there, but it is not. But I can see mountains, countless cops under each bush (a bush is full of growing tangerines) and convincing me that no one can objectively see, touch, and taste  will not work.
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3 The Soviet Union as viewed by foreigners: Herb Gouldon in Moscow of 1961

The Soviet Union as viewed by foreigners: Herb Gouldon in Moscow of 1961

Another foreigner who visited the Soviet Union and
was not too lazy to capture what he saw on film.
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0 Elephants taken for a walk in Magnitogorsk

Elephants taken for a walk in Magnitogorsk

Pictures depicting elephants and made by the residents of Magnitogorsk emerged online. The animals were walking along the road not far from the cathedral church. Residents
photographed elephants, and some even managed to stroke them. The animals were brought to the city with the circus, and they were taken out for a walk a few times.
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1 Production of Traditional Highlanders Felt Cloaks in Dagestan, Russia

Production of Traditional Highlanders Felt Cloaks in Dagestan, Russia

Two mountains of sheep's wool loomed behind a craftswoman like wings. With her strong, work-worn hands, she strung long strands to comb them and burst into thin fibers. Her helpers, like the legendary Amazons, stretched
wooden bows. There is no doubt, the dark silhouette on the floor was a not yet made felt cloak. In the village named Rahata there is the only factory making felt cloaks in Russia, which was opened in 1925.
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1 Foreign Celebrities in the USSR

Foreign Celebrities in the USSR

The arrival of foreign stars in the Soviet Union was a significant event. It was significant both for Soviet citizens, and for the star. Foreign celebrities came to
our country on tour or filming, to participate in festivals, and some of them came even as tourists. Often foreign celebrities came to festivals
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6 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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10 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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14 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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10 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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