6 That Wonderful Soviet Air Company

That Wonderful Soviet Air Company

Soviet company "Aeroflot" was the largest air company in the entire history of the country - 130 million passengers annually! Without any worries people could buy tickets and fly somewhere on Saturday or Sunday. It was exactly "somewhere", not where they
needed or wanted to go. Because to get tickets on a plane that would fly where they needed they had to stand in a long line at the air agency two weeks in advance. Those airports were wonderful, all those kiosks, cafes and even toilets...
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7 Antiterrorist Training Of Russian Soldiers In Ossetia

Antiterrorist Training Of Russian Soldiers In Ossetia

Private images of a soldier who participated in antiterrorist training whose main purpose was to demonstrate power of the Russian army
to the neighbouring state to prevent it from the unreasonable actions of August 2008 - it didn't work, as you know...
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1 Humor and Grotesque of the Russian Reality

Humor and Grotesque of the Russian Reality

Few pictures depicted by Yuri Sherov - tragic and comic, wonderful and grotesque and always -
very touching and nostalgic. Cause it's simply impossible to take Russian reality seriously!
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18 Gypsy Wedding

Gypsy Wedding

Have you ever been at a real Gypsy wedding? Today you are given such a chance! Spend one day with a Gypsy couple in Ryazan, Russia, on the day of their wedding - you will not miss a single moment being
all the way with the bride and groom from morning till night. We gonna start at the hairdresser's and finish in the house of the newly-weds where they will count the money given to them!
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6 Life And Work of Field Surveyors

Life And Work of Field Surveyors

February 8 is a professional holiday for military field surveyors. Their work is very important for aimers. Right now we are going to
see how modern Russian field surveyors live and work, what an army navigator and a life support module are and much more.
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4 Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

There are not so many places in Ukraine today where a visit of a stranger becomes a big event for locals. Without any misgivings and doubts they let strangers enter their houses, show them the best they
have, feed them until they're full and ask them to visit them again. One such village is located in the highland Chernivtsi region inhabited by Hutsuls - Ukrainian highlanders. His name is Semen
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3 In a Modern Russian Village

In a Modern Russian Village

We may try to chase after modern technologies, search for wonder-making injections to look younger,
erect higher and higher buildings but nothing will change in an ordinary Russian village....
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5 Church: to the Space and Beyond

Church: to the Space and Beyond

As it has been reported by API news agency, there is a cosmonaut (astronaut) space suit that has been developed especially for the use by Orthodox church priests while their (possible) space trips. As the agency says: "priests can fly to space with accordance to all their religious protocols and implement their
function in space. It's not yet clear when the first launch is planned though". Also, recently there were reports of Russian Orthodox Church adopting special Olympic uniform to support the Sochi Winter Games. Here we can see some photos of the Church's head in the mentioned outfit:
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2 The Secret Nuclear Test Ground: Then And Now

The Secret Nuclear Test Ground: Then And Now

The military airfield Bagerovo is located in a Crimean village not far from Kerch, Ukraine. It was a secret test ground of the air forces that
participated in nuclear testing. In 1998 the military unit was disbanded and the airfield with the whole infrastructure was abandoned.
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2 Historical Chronicle: the Stalingrad Battle

Historical Chronicle: the Stalingrad Battle

The Stalingrad battle ended seventy years ago and changed the course of the whole war. The German
troops were trapped at the banks of the Volga river and grounded arms on 2 February 1943.
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