13 Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Sometimes we post Soviet Union photos where people are smiling, laughing, doing stuff and look happy, and then we think "Man, that's propaganda! They didn't live like that". So now let's see some
other approach to the Soviet reality. Vladimir, a photographer, was enjoying taking photos of life around him in the city of Moscow in the 1970s. In his photos people tend to smile less.
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7 Over Twenty Bank ATMs Were Lately Blown Up in Russia to Get Cash

Over Twenty Bank ATMs Were Lately Blown Up in Russia to Get Cash

      What you see on this picture and on the other pictures inside of this post is the story that is being unfolded now in Russia (and Ukraine). Gangs  use new tactics to get money from the ATMs - they blow them up terrorizing the population and neighbors with the loud full scale
explosions all for just getting to the inner parts of the machines where the valuables are stored. Inside you'll see shocking aftermath of this "War on ATMs" and also a video captured by a bank camera how one of the ATMs was exploded. Let's see.    
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4 Boarding Russian High Speed Train

Boarding Russian High Speed Train

Have you seen these Russian trains? Well not actually Russian, they are made by SIEMENS however in Russia they are branded with the Russian word "SAPSAN" after the fastest known bird, and here they are.
Yaroslavl, the photographer, visited a train station during the boarding of the three millionth passenger and took some photos of the trains and what was going on around. You are welcome to see more:
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15 A Story of one Soldier Who Was Sent to Cut Woods

A Story of one Soldier Who Was Sent to Cut Woods

There was one soldier who was serving his conscription and it was almost finished. However, before he was discharged from the service he had to perform just one final task. There was a sort of tradition by Soviet commanders to give their soldiers a difficult final task before they wave "good bye" and leave. So in the case of this particular soldier the task
was to cut wood (yes in the Soviet army soldiers were often used in different civil jobs like cutting wood or building houses). So there was a plot in the forest, a future high voltage power line lane that needed to be cleared, like the one on the picture above. That was a task of at least one month of pretty heavy labor. However...
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31 Faces Before and After Russian Airborne Service

Faces Before and After Russian Airborne Service

We already compared some people's faces yesterday, but here is something different. A Russian photographer Yuri, has taken photos of eleven Russian guys that served in one of the hardest places to serve - in the Russian airborne forces. The first photo was taken during their first days in the army and the second is close to
the completion of their service. Airbornes jump from planes, go through walls of fire, participate in fights, etc, etc. More than that, Airborne forces are known for their harsh relationships between the soldiers themselves, especially new ones and the more experienced ones. So let's see if we can spot any differences?
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26 Trip to the Underground Moscow Nuclear Shelter

Trip to the Underground Moscow Nuclear Shelter

Mikhail and some of his friends went down into the one of the Moscow nuclear shelters prepared for emergency in case someone pushed the Red Button. That is a huge shelter which seats 2,700
people and can also hold cars. It's over 2,000 square meters in area. Do you want to see what is inside - we can show you thanks to the photos and stories he brought from there.
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39 Life is Bad in Western Countries

Life is Bad in Western Countries

People in Western European countries live miserable lives.  We will prove this to you with this set of photographs taken out on the streets of the worst European and Western world countries. Every example is signed and certified. Like the one on top. It shows how miserable is to live in Norway - you can see the group of seamen fishing for black caviar, in
Bergen. See more examples of why is it is bad to be a citizen of the civilized part of the world. You will see the first road crossings with artificial intelligence in the world, the first railroad without rails or with varying gap between rails in the world, an outrageous quarrel in a regular Dutch family and much, much more!
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9 An Abandoned Warship Near Moscow

An Abandoned Warship Near Moscow

Right near Moscow, there is a real warship the has been standing abandoned for more than ten years, but still with some chance of being reactivated some day. So the blogger Alexander and
his friends decided to climb onto this ship and take photos from inside and outside. Have you ever been on an abandoned Russian navy ship? If no, then here is your chance:
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5 AN-12 Soviet Airplane

AN-12 Soviet Airplane

The AN-12 Russian Soviet plane was one of the most widely used planes around the world, together with the American C-130. European socialist countries, countries of Africa and Latin America
and of course the Soviet Union have been using it on a large scale all over the world since it began being manufactured in the 1960s. Let's see what this plane is all about.
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9 Beautiful Shots of Moscow from Above 2014 and a lot info

Beautiful Shots of Moscow from Above 2014 and a lot info

From time to time, we have seen Moscow as well as other cities from above. However, the city changes and people come up with new ways of getting photos, so let's see a very fresh set of photos of Moscow from above taken recently in 2014. Very nice and colorful in the moment when the day changes to night so illumination is already on on many buildings but you can still
get a glimpse of the fading day.  BUT THIS POST IS NOT YOUR REGULAR POST. It really is a MUST SEE! There is a lot of new stuff to learn about Moscow and these beautiful, beautiful photos! Come on, see it inside! And remember photos are clickable and can be viewed at a much larger size and scrolled from one to another with arrow keys!
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