6 Soviet Lithuania

Soviet Lithuania

Lithuania, or Lietuva as it's being called inside the country, was a part of Soviet Union from 1945 to 1991. Now it is independent country. During Soviet reign the people of this country still were pretty hostile to other Soviet people and could
show signs of discrimination for the tourists, like deliberately not speaking Russian with them even when everyone was speaking Russian and schools were in Russian language too. Let's see how the country lived during USSR times:
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2 A Story of a Wooden 19th Century Russian Palace Deep in the Woods Destroyed and then Restored Again

A Story of a Wooden 19th Century Russian Palace Deep in the Woods Destroyed and then Restored Again

The story of this wooden building is like a fairy tale. In the middle of the woods for long time the real semi destroyed and burned wooden palace of an unknown king was
standing. It was a scary sight for people who accidently saw it while going thru the woods.  However its story got a pretty happy end. Let's see how.
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1 New Part of Only in Russia Photos

New Part of Only in Russia Photos

Here is a new selection of "Only in Russia" photos - photos of funny
moments from daily life of Russian people. See them inside:
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4 A Process of Black caviar harvesting in Astrakhan Russia in 1960s [photos]

A Process of Black caviar harvesting in Astrakhan Russia in 1960s [photos]

Black Caviar is one of the most expensive foods in the world. In Russia it was a food and also an income source as Russia exported this delicacy abroad for gold and American currency. The price of one kilo of the stuff is worth around $2,000 and can reach $10,000 for the rare types of the caviar. As of now mostly the harvesting of this food is illegal in Russia, except if you growing fish yourself or there are some more exclusions from this rule. However thousands of poachers earn millions
each year from illegal hunt for caviar. They dispose the whole fish bodies and get only the caviars. Each year the chances to get it become less and less as only fish who is 15-20 year old can have caviar inside itself and poachers destroying tens thousands of those old fishes every year. However in 1960s there were plenty of fish and harvest was official. Here are some photos of the process made by an American photographer while his trip to USSR:
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1 What’s going on on those photos from Russia

What’s going on on those photos from Russia

Another collection of weird and
strange photos from Russia.
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1 Woman Has a Moose as a Pet Grisha: He Plays with Dogs, Eats Bread and Likes His Owner

Woman Has a Moose as a Pet Grisha: He Plays with Dogs, Eats Bread and Likes His Owner

This woman has a moose as her pet. She got it from the hunters as baby when they killed the parent mooses and brought him to the woman.
She was feeding it from it was a small cub, and now he lives with her and they have very friendly relationship. Let's see:
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1 Moscow airport Sheremetyevo 1970-1980s

Moscow airport Sheremetyevo 1970-1980s

Sheremetjevo is a Moscow airport, probably most famous one out of a few it has. Here is how it looked in
1970s-1980s when the glorious TU-144s still were a frequent guest there. See those nice pics inside:
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5 Lada Stuck in Ice, Called Emergency Team to Saw it Out

Lada Stuck in Ice, Called Emergency Team to Saw it Out

      This LADA stayed submerged in ice for 30 days. Her owner, a woman, didn't know how to save her car. After the local
newspaper printed the article on this story local authorities decided to help unfortunate woman. More pictures and videos inside:
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0 Meanwhile in School

Meanwhile in School

A series of photographs made in some Russian schools. Mostly a satire but
also often a true reflection of how it's going on there in reality.
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2 A Large Model of Russia: St. Petersburg

A Large Model of Russia: St. Petersburg

There is one thing called "Grand Model of Russia" which is a sort of a big model of Russia with some of the most prominent Russian places made
there in miniature. Here are some photos of it in the part regarding the St. Petersburg and suburbs. Sort of looks like a real thing:
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