Sergeant-major of a tank company Baimagambetov, 1943
6 History in Color From Olga Klimbim

History in Color From Olga Klimbim

Russian artist Olga K. add colors to old photos so they look like they were shot in color. Take a look, awesome selection! Sergeant of tank company Kazakh
Baimagambetov K., a member of the CPSU (b), distinguished himself in the battles, was awarded with the medal "For Courage", Kalinin Front, 1943

1 10 Incredible Secrets of Siberia

10 Incredible Secrets of Siberia

Siberia is huge, it stretches from the eastern slopes of the Ural Mountains to the Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Its population density is about three people per square kilometer, it is one of the most sparsely populated places on earth. Nevertheless, it seemed to be a treasure trove for archaeologists. Cool, dry air and permafrost create unique conditions for the preservation of the remains of the deep past. Despite the fact that it seems inhospitable, Siberia was the cradle of mankind. Shigir idol   In Western Siberia, during excavations at the end of the XIX century, archaeologists discovered the oldest wooden sculpture in the world. Created about 11,000 years
ago, the idol is twice as old as the great Egyptian pyramids, and 6,000 years older than Stonehenge. The figure is 2.8 meters high and it has been carved out of the trunk of a 157-year-old larch, which was cut down with stone tools. The marsh where it was found helped to preserve the idol well. The face of the statue, and the patterns through the body of the idol were also well preserved. Some believe that the small furrows and lines contain encrypted information. It has been suggested that they represent different types of terrain. Perhaps that idol, which once stood at 5.2 meters, was a prototype of a totem.

4 Winter in the USSR

Winter in the USSR

Selection of winter photographs
taken during the Soviet times.

0 Traveler from Voronezh Has Been Waiting for Meeting Labynkyr Devil for more than 100 Days

Traveler from Voronezh Has Been Waiting for Meeting Labynkyr Devil for more than 100 Days

Traveler, adventurer and instructor in survival Andrey Solovyev from Voronezh has been living for more than 100 days on the shores of Lake Labynkyr in Yakutia hoping to see Labynkyr Devil. 32-year-old man went to the Lake on foot, he did not take anything that he could need for wintering. He lives in a small wooden house, near he made a dugout to store his little stockpile of food. 31 October, a journalist visited Andrey and asked him a few questions. Andrey Solovyev:
I decided to spend the winter on Labynkyr Lake for several reasons. Firstly, the Labynkyr phenomenon: the lake is very unusual. I am interested in the legend about Labynkyr Devil that was seen by many people. Secondly, I would like to test my survival skills because I'm an instructor of tourism and survival. I would like to gain new experience in a harsh climate of Yakutia, gain knowledge, check myself, whether I can do it or not.
5 Not Always Funny. 6 Russian Wedding Traditions

Not Always Funny. 6 Russian Wedding Traditions

Nowadays there are some customs that should be used at the Russian wedding. But sometimes it looks inappropriate and people just show their bad manners in public. I repeat, some people behave that way at their weddings, not everyone! Please, I just don't want you to
consider all the Russians to be such strange people! These photos may shoсk you. You will read about some Russian old traditions that are used almost at every wedding. But someone follow these traditions beautifully, and someone... Well, you will see.
10 Mathias Rust Landed on Red Square

Mathias Rust Landed on Red Square

May 28, 1987 the aircraft of 18-year-old German Mathias Rust landed on Red Square. What was it? A provocation of special services, marketing course or a hooliganism? There is no answer. Mathias Rust left Helsinki airport "Malami" on May 28. The ultimate goal of the sport aircraft Cessna was Stockholm. Finnish staff perplexed: there was no more than an hour and a half to Sweden, but the aircraft tanks were
filled to capacity. Mathias, of course, was not going to the Swedish capital. His purpose was Moscow but at that moment no one could even imagine it, so the flight was allowed. The first 20 minutes of the flight, the pilot was going along designated route, then he contacted the dispatcher, said he was all right and said goodbye. On that day, he no longer contacted anyone by radio. 

4 Ways How to Protect Yourself from a Polar Bear

Ways How to Protect Yourself from a Polar Bear

Russian bloger Sergey went to this island, and here is his story: During 4 days on Wrangel Island, we have seen 169 polar bears. Sometimes they came very close to us, but no one was hurt. At the same time, neither we, nor our guides had any weapons, except a pepper spray and rockets that no one even used. We followed the rules designed by the most authoritative and experienced
Russian scientist studying polar bears - Nikita Ovsyanikov. Nikita has lived on Wrangel Island for several decades and has met lots of bears. He never carries weapons but has used a pepper spray 3 times. I don't know whether you'll meet a polar bear one on one someday, but these simple rules can save your life when you meet any large predator.

1 Journey to Wrangel Island

Journey to Wrangel Island

Russian bloger Sergey went to this island and here is his story below: People often ask me: "Are there places where you haven't been, but really want to get there?" of course, such places exist, and one of them is Wrangel Island in the Chukchi Sea. The remoteness and the lack of any logistics make it almost
impossible to visit. The most convenient and comfortable way is to sit on the expedition ship Professor Khromov that commits several expeditions to the island each year. This is exactly what I did for the implementation of my dream and today I'll tell you the story about this amazing journey.

2 Fishing in the North

Fishing in the North

Russian bloger Sergey went there and here is his story below: North fishing differs from the familiar one to us in the middle lane. Here people don't use floats or spinners. Fishermen go waist-deep into the icy water and push a network away from the shore with long wooden sticks, and then watch a seal do not catch a dog-salmon. First, a bit
of wildlife that surrounds the fishermen. These are primarily Horned puffins - birds which I had taken for Atlantic puffins, but they live in the Atlantic, and Horned puffins and Tufted puffins live in Chukotka and they look very similar. Later, I've  learned to distinguish them, and you will also be able to do it:

3 Eric Sabo and His Famous Car Projects

Eric Sabo and His Famous Car Projects

A Russian artist Eric Sabo deserves the title "classic of Soviet design" for the creation of the minibus "Youth". Actually, Mr.Sabo is the author of dozens of projects, many of which were translated into serial production. In 1957,
Eric Sabo, a graduate of the Moscow School of Industrial Art (the famous "Stroganov"), was sent to the Likhachev plant. To check the "professional suitability", the fellow had to update the appearance of the ZIS-110.

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