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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4 First American pizzeria in USSR

First American pizzeria in USSR

In late 1980s you could meet a real American food truck on the streets of Moscow. It had a brand name "Astro Pizza" and it was a first example of American fast food coming to Moscow during "Perestroika". Soviet people lined up in long
lines wherever they saw this "Western miracle" on Moscow streets. The price for one pizza was 1.25 rub which was pretty expensive you could eat a big meal in regular Soviet cafeteria. Let's see more on this truck:
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11 A Sad Story of Yuri Gagarin Soviet Greatest Science Ship Beloved by Millions Betrayed by Ukraine

A Sad Story of Yuri Gagarin Soviet Greatest Science Ship Beloved by Millions Betrayed by Ukraine

Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet science flagship. Was built in Leningrad in 1971. It's 231 m long, and 32 m wide. Main engine has 14 000 kWt power. The crew is 136 people and also 220 scientists can travel and do their work. It has 1250 rooms, including 86 science labs. It was built to be able to communicate via satellites with all top important things in Russia.  It had served variety of tasks. Most mind blowing is to come to Pacific and track Soviet missiles that were fired
from USSR to the middle of nowhere in Pacific. Also to support communication with Soviet space objects - MIR station, Soyuz spaceships etc., when the coverage from on ground stations is poor it could go to any place in ocean and stay there linking Earth with space. It has 75 antennas, including two huge 25 m sat dishes. It could support itself autonomously in ocean for over than 120 days. Main Ocean was the Atlantic Ocean. Let's see more:
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8 Newest S-400 Arrive to Protect Moscow from Sudden Attacks: Videos and Photos

Newest S-400 Arrive to Protect Moscow from Sudden Attacks: Videos and Photos

  New S-400 "Triumph" regiment started functioning near Moscow. In total this would be five new S-400 regiments formed recently near Moscow. Moscow is sort of very protected now from any missile threat. It covers whole
central Russia. At first those S-400 were tested at a shooting range in Arkhangelsk region and now they arrived here. Let's see cool photos of those S-400s up close and also some videos of them in action:
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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 USSR, the Most Reading Country in the World: One Day of Leningrad in 1960

USSR, the Most Reading Country in the World: One Day of Leningrad in 1960

People inside of USSR were calling it "the most reading country in the world". And in reality with a lack of other entertainment (only two or three TV channels),
almost no western movies etc etc people were really reading  a lot. Here are some pictures made in one day of 1960 in Leningrad that proves this notion:
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0 Moscow zoo in early 20th century: Red Army in the Zoo, Zoo During Flood and more

Moscow zoo in early 20th century: Red Army in the Zoo, Zoo During Flood and more

Moscow Zoo turns 153 years this year. In 1864, the Imperial Russian Society of Animal Acclimatization founded a zoo-garden in Moscow. They called it
"live museum under the open skies". This makes the Moscow zoo one of the oldest in Europe. Let's see how it looked almost 100 years ago.
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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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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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