2 Rare Photos of Yuri Gagarin During His First Fifteen Hours After First Flight to Space

Rare Photos of Yuri Gagarin During His First Fifteen Hours After First Flight to Space

So since it's "Cosmonautics Day" today in Russia which is devoted to first flight to space, let's see some more interesting "Cosmonautics" photo. Namely we have here
photos of Yuri Gagarin made during first fifteen hours after he returned from his first ever flight to space. First photo is made two hours after he landed.
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0 Japanese TV Films Moscow in 1980

Japanese TV Films Moscow in 1980

Take a look at this nice vid. A Japanese TV, namely TBS company, went to Moscow in year 1980 and filmed what they saw there. Pretty interesting to watch now, Japanese is known for their search for pecularities rather that just filming around, so they filmed some nice details
of life during that time in USSR. What can be noted - people, especially men, are much less fat than now. Woman who published this video says her husband was an operator for this footage and got himself a copy. Watch before they take it down (they can).

2 Gagarin’s museum in Smolensk, Russia

Gagarin’s museum in Smolensk, Russia

Tomorrow's day is marked as "Cosmonautics Day" in Russia and some other ex-Soviet countries. It's devoted to the first flight to space made on this day, fifty six years ago. For this ocassion let's visit a Gagarin's
museum in Smolensk, Russia and see what they got there. It's the biggest museum in all Smolensk region and have a lot of cool stuff there too see - like the house of Yuri Gagarin, where he lived, slept etc.
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1 Best of Russia photos 2016

Best of Russia photos 2016

"Best of Russia" is a photo contest held in Russia each year since 2008. It is supported by Russian museum and department of culture, however we doubt it is really featuring best of the best photos of Russia for the year. However some of the photos are pretty
worth seeing so lets see all the works for this "Best of Russia 2016" contest. Most of the photos got captions and we translate them unchanged, some of them pretty weird but this is what photographers wanted them to be. More photos ahead:
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7 Disappearing beauty of Russian Northern Churches

Disappearing beauty of Russian Northern Churches

Old wooden churches are a part of Russian cultural legacy. Most of them are left only in Russian North, in such regions like Karelia, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Novgorod etc. They have a long history: most of ancient Russian buildings, till 18th century, were built exclusively from wood. All variety
of buildings were wooden: churches, houses, barns, and even palaces. Very little of those survived till these days due to nature of the material - it disappears very quickly. However Russia had some effort in preserving some of those. Let's see those disappearing beauties:
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6 Some nostalgic Russian Photos from the Days of Collapse of Communism

Some nostalgic Russian Photos from the Days of Collapse of Communism

This is a nice set of Russian late 1980s, early 1990s photos that will probably cause nostalgic feelings in many Russian people. They show the Russian country that was already almost free from Communism but that still didn't know exactly what to do next. Let' see them.
The first photo clearly shows that the streets have no foreign cars yet, people are simply dressed, but most men wear denim jackets which had already started to find their way from abroad and were also produced locally by the first legal workshops.
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1 Two trains collided in Russia tonight

Two trains collided in Russia tonight

Two trains have collided tonight near Moscow. Twenty-eight people were wounded. Luckily everyone is alive. It all happened around one o'clock in the morning.
Still not clear what caused this - neglect or terror activity or some other causes. Let's see some photos and videos from the accident scene:
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0 Russian air force commanders flying on helicopters

Russian air force commanders flying on helicopters

A few photos made by Russian blogger Babashov at recent flights of Russian air base air  commanders flying helicopters.
There is a rule that airbase commanders from time to time have to pilot helicopters themselves and so they did:
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4 Photos of Luxury Life of Kazakhstan Russian Hacker Arrested in Canada

Photos of Luxury Life of Kazakhstan Russian Hacker Arrested in Canada

On March 14, 22 year old Karim Baratov, a Kazakhstanian citizen, was arrested in Canada. He was charged with being affiliated with Russian hackers. He is charged with hacking over 500
million Yahoo and Google accounts in 2014. The details of his life are little known but photos of his life are plenty. Karim posing with nice cars, girls, nice houses, and more.
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5 Little Known Facts about Life of a First Man in Space Yuri Gagarin

Little Known Facts about Life of a First Man in Space Yuri Gagarin

Forty nine years ago on this day Yuri Gagarin died as a result of a plane crash. For each Soviet person he was a cult figure. And you couldn't know much facts about a cult person. Only dry official facts on his life was known to Soviet people. However life of this person had a lot more bright
moments to learn about. This we going to explore here today. So, to begin with Yuri Gagarin was born in a peasant family. His father was a carpenter, his mother was working on a dairy farm. There were three boys and a girl in a family. Yuri was the third youngest kid.
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