31 Stalin Monuments Appear In Russian Cities

Stalin Monuments Appear In Russian Cities

Many people didn't expect that monuments to Stalin would really be established in Russian cities, but it's turned out to be true.
This one is among the first, it has appeared in Lipetsk just recently. How long will it stand here, what do you think?
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1 Touching Pictures of the War

Touching Pictures of the War

It's more than just photos.   Each of them may evoke deep emotions, you start unintentionally imagining how terrible it was to be there, in the war past. Here we compiled the most touching photographs
of that time, they portray people who remained humane and caring in the hardest days of their lives. In the photo above are sleeping soldiers of the Red Army with a dog in between.
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13 Liberation of Prague

Liberation of Prague

Seventy years ago exactly, from May 6 to 11, 1945 was held the Prague operation - the final strategic operation of the Red Army in WWII that resulted in liberation of Prague, Czechoslovakia. The photos compiled here are devoted to this very
event. They were published in the album "For eternal memory" ("Na vecne casy") in 1965 for the 20th anniversary of the Prague liberation. The pictures themselves were made by citizens of Czechoslovakia in those May days of 1945.
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29 Look, They Have New Passports!

Look, They Have New Passports!

Those who turn sixteen years old in Lugansk (Ukraine) receive new passports that have nothing to do with Ukraine. The
cover of the document reads "Lugansk People's Republic". The owners of new passports look rather satisfied.
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7 Moscow In 1944

Moscow In 1944

In 1944 the Soviet Union already lifted in spirits, the Red Army cleared almost all the Soviet territory of the enemy's presence except the west of Latvia. The capital started to live peacefully again: night restaurants were opened, different solemn events were held, eighty bronze sculptures preveously evacuated to Central
Asia, returned to the Moscow subway. Over a million of Soviet citizens were awarded with a medal "For Defence of Moscow". New schools and institutes were opening in the city, new subway stations were being built. One of the brightest events in 1944 was the march of German soldiers captured in Belorussia.
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9 Russian Women Crossing Roads

Russian Women Crossing Roads

A few videos combined in this compilation of Russian women, girls
and grannies misbehaving while crossing the roads.  
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12 Russian Soldiers Rehearse For The Victory Parade

Russian Soldiers Rehearse For The Victory Parade

These are pictures of the Russian soldiers who participated in the rehearsal of the military parade dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in WWII,
according to blogger i-korotchenko the show was very impressive. The military parade to be held on May 9, 2015 will have sixteen thousand participants.
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6 Final Residents of the Buried Village

Final Residents of the Buried Village

This couple managed to "survive" the war, the Chernobyl radiation and Stalin. They are the keepers of the final compound in the resettled village. Nikolay is making
bird houses and hanging them everywhere, he knows which birds will come soon and which ones never returned after the explosion at the Chernobyl NPP.
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3 1943:  The Year of Relief For Moscow

1943: The Year of Relief For Moscow

1941 and 1942 were the hardest years for Moscow. The following year of 1943 gave relief to the capital and its life started to bloom again. The Stalingrad battle was won on February 2 and Moscow citizens believed they could defeat the enemy. People began to entertain themselves, celebrate holiday, watch movies and go to theaters and exhibitions. New subway
stations were opened in 1943, the Museum of Musical Culture named after M. Glinka and an Institute of crystollography were founded in Moscow. Relations of the Soviet government and the church were getting better, they chose a patriarch, new cathedrals were opened for believers... That was the year of hope, time to lift in spirits.
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25 War Veterans: Then And Now

War Veterans: Then And Now

On these images you can see the veterans who managed to survive the war and live up to these days. They have been searched all around Russia and former Soviet
republics. Most of them are 80-90 years old, some are already 100+. Look at their "then and now" photos. On the picture above: Valentina, 94, Kiev.
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