russian roads are bad
212 Russian Roads 4

Russian Roads 4

This is Russian Federal highway Moscow city - Yakutsk City, named "Lena", nowadays. The road doesn't have asfalt surface, though it is a Federal, vital highway. Everytime it rains the road gets paralized, these shots are made a few days before the traffic jam for 600 cars got stuck there. Hunger and lack of the fuel followed, according to the witnesses. One woman gave a born to a child right in the
public bus she was riding. Construction team afraids to appear on site because during their previous visit it was beaten by people who stuck in the jam for a few days. People breaking the locks on the trucks, in a search of food and warm cloths. Fuel, food, firearms and steel tow-line are the things that are needed most these days on this Federal highway.
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25 A Miners Village

A Miners Village

 This is a photo session from a miner’s village in Russia. These photos are made nowadays though when watching them it might seem that they are made in the previous century. A few days ago in Russian newspapers there was an article that 25% of Russian families sometimes experience lack of the money to
buy simple bread, and I suppose that more than 40% of families live in the similar conditions, especially in countryside, and the same time in major cities there is a class of very rich people, buying Ferraris and soccer players for their teams worth of tens millions dollars.
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Soviet era cars

77 Soviet Cars Dump

Soviet Cars Dump

These photos are made by netwinds.ru activists in the place where are a lot of Soviet cars ending their days. Most of this cars are very rare nowadays on Russian streets and were a subject to a great desire to a few generations of Soviet people, almost
deprived of the right to have a car. Now they stay there as a silent monument in far away countryside to the Soviet era and it’s style of life. Maybe on some of these cars Stalin or Brezhnev drove across the streets of Moscow.
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photos from soviet russia
18 Photos From Soviet Russia

Photos From Soviet Russia

These are photos from a photo contest where people mailed in their Soviet photos from the family albums.    Year 1924, here is collectivization depicted, an event in the begining of the Soviet state when all peasants and farmers were
deprived of their private property and were forced to participate in the organized by state collective ventures, where all the property belonged to the state people worked there and didn't get a share, just a salary. 
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14 Music Video From Sixties

Music Video From Sixties

This is a Soviet Era Music video about an American guy who liked Beatles and Rolling Stones, came to USSR and spent time singing with Soviet brothers, but then got a letter from USA ordering him to return to USA sign to Army and depart to Vietnam War. So he did and then got killed. Some sort of a tradegy but look how does
they sing! By the way during the Soviet Era the state had a grip on all the music bands. You couldn't start a band without getting an approval from a special comittee, and if you were planning to play some rock'n'roll you never got the approval. So this was a band with a license from a state.
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7 A Movie That Impressed Cannes Movie Festival

A Movie That Impressed Cannes Movie Festival

This movie was very popular on Cannes Festival. A story of a man who guards an electrical transformer on a halfway between Moscow and St. Petersburg. He afraids that people can come and steal copper parts of the unit and would sell them for recycling. During all the video he sits in one
place and drunk. Weeks pass, but he sits and speaks about his worries in a dirty Russian language. He is also accompanied by some strange looking person, it's hard to say is it a woman or a man.  Just see the part from the movie yourself, it has English subtitles.
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in russia planes crash trucks
2 Planes Crashing Into Trucks

Planes Crashing Into Trucks

If something happens more than twice a month we can say it happens often. So in Russia planes often crash into trucks. This time in Vunokovo, Russia during
August, 2006 there were two times when a big passenger plane smashed a service truck. Here are some photos: This one smashed into a fuel truck.
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8 Ukraine Clones Dollar

Ukraine Clones Dollar

A few days ago a new banknote was announced in Ukraine. It could be passed unnoticed if not an
interesting similarity to the One Dollar bill of USA: an all-seeing eye and a contour of a pyramid.
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10 Video of a Floodlight Tower Blasted in St. Petersburg

Video of a Floodlight Tower Blasted in St. Petersburg

This is the video of how the floodlight tower was blown up on the stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was devastated on purpose, as a step on the way to removing the old
stadium before the new one would be built. Still it’s impressive how a huge construction is falling down right on the stadium field, slowly and gracefully.
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madonna in russia - casual photos
12 Madonna Casual Photos

Madonna Casual Photos

These photos were taken in Moscow when Madonna was visiting a school for orphans It's cool to see
her not photographed by some special events photographer, but just in casual everyday life.
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