10 Lugansk City Library

Lugansk City Library

Lugansk and Donetsk are main news making points in Eastern Ukraine of last year - here is a view of Lugansk city library these days. Looks
like nobody is interested in reading anymore there. Or at least can't afford visit a library, as its closed and in bad state.

12 Futuristic Sci-Fi Vehicles on Soviet Science Magazine Covers

Futuristic Sci-Fi Vehicles on Soviet Science Magazine Covers

In Soviet Russia there was a magazine called "Technica Molodezh" which is translated as something like "Technology of the Youth". And sometimes this magazine's cover featured the vehicles that would possibly
be roaming our Earth in the near future. Some of them are pretty interesting, and basically all were wrong in predicting how the technology would look now, but still we can browse them here:

3 Soviet Sochi in 1980s

Soviet Sochi in 1980s

Sochi was a summer destination for millions of Soviets in the 1980s. They didn't have the right to travel abroad so the only way to stay in the comfort of hot sun and salty water were the Black
Sea cities, and Sochi was considered be a crown jewel amongst them. "If I was rich I would live in Sochi" was a famous Russian proverb. So here is how it looked at that time:

11 New Year on the Red Square

New Year on the Red Square

If in New York there is a crowd in Times Square during the New Year countdown then in Moscow it's Red Square where people flock to. Alexander, the blogger, decided to go there too and take some photos so we all now can see
what's going on in Red Square on the night when the date and year changes. Some comments he heard there were pretty racist, some people were very angry, looking inside this posting you'll understand why!

5 Soviet New Year Pics from the Soviet Magazine

Soviet New Year Pics from the Soviet Magazine

Soviet magazine "Ogonyok" or "little fire" was pretty much the "Times" of the Soviet epoch and featured some of the best Soviet photography
of the time. So here are a few photos from the "Ogonyok" archives showing Soviet people either preparing or celebrating New Year.
1 Happy from Russian Police

Happy from Russian Police

That's how Russian police says "Happy New Year" this year. It's an official video published on official Russian Police youtube channel (wow this
phrase itself sounds bit strange!). They took the song "Happy" of Pharrel Williams and sing it, as it is in English. See yourself.

6 First Flight of Supersonic TU-144

First Flight of Supersonic TU-144

This day, December 31st, but forty six years ago in 1968 the first supersonic passemger jet in the world, the TU-144
took its first flight. Today we are going to remember it with pictures from that event and a story. See inside:

3 Russian Nuclear Submarines Arrive to Murmansk

Russian Nuclear Submarines Arrive to Murmansk

Under the thick layer of ice, two of the biggest Russian submarines arrive at the Gajievo, Murmansk Navy base. They were assembled and serviced in Severodvinsk,
and now came to Gajievo where their future home will be. Oleg, the photographer, has watched their arrival this Saturday and taken some cool photos:
0 Good Artists Copy

Good Artists Copy

Some Russian TV watchers have noticed that a new top-level weekend news program promo looks similar to something. After doing some research
they came out with this Robocop intro. They say the similarities are too clear to just be a pure coincidence. What do you think?
8 Making a Proposal

Making a Proposal

    That's the way how they make proposals these day in Moscow. It's sort of
popular to propose in a original, uncanny way. Do you like this particular idea?

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