4 Family Photos of Nicholas II Colorized by His Daughter

Family Photos of Nicholas II Colorized by His Daughter

They say that Russian previous Tsar Nicholas II was an avid photographer and had his personal collection of self made photographs. They included some informal shots like his daughter making funny faces etc. His third
daughter, Maria, was fond of photography too so she colorized some of his works herself by hand. So here are a few of those photos together with some other family photos of Nicholas II of Russia:
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7 Unique Preschool in Krasnoyarsk Trains Kids in Dousing

Unique Preschool in Krasnoyarsk Trains Kids in Dousing

Over fifteen years this establishment for the preschoolers in Krasnoyarsk city Russia makes kids dousing with ice cold water. The temperature outside is often below zero centigrade (30 and below F),
nevertheless kids together with their adult supervisors undress to their underwear and go outside in group to throw a bucketful of cold water all over them. Every day. More photos inside:
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52 Ukrainian People Greet Nazi Germans

Ukrainian People Greet Nazi Germans

Looks like at least some people in Soviet Ukraine were really happy when Nazis arrived to their land in 1941. Just
see this selection of Ukrainian people showing hospitality to the Soviet enemy - German Wermacht soldiers.
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10 What a Bottle of Vodka Can Buy You

What a Bottle of Vodka Can Buy You

  The picture above shows a vintage Soviet poster which shows what a bottle of vodka could buy you at time. It was propaganda against the drinking problem, like - "Look! Instead of vodka you could buy all
this!". Also, this might be called a Soviet variation on the "Hamburger" index. So really, what could a bottle of vodka buy you back then (in the 1970's) and now in Russia? See more inside:
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1 Russian Soldiers Serving on Novaia Zemlya Archipelago

Russian Soldiers Serving on Novaia Zemlya Archipelago

Novaia Zemlya or as Dutch people say Novaia Zembla is a Russian archipelago on the extreme North East of Europe. It was a sensitive military area during Cold War and it is still used today. In particular this place was used to test the explosion of Tsar Bomba the largest
most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. Nevertheless, people inhabit this place both civil and military. And here is a set of the life on the islands. Polar bears, huge northern dogs, snow piles of three human heights etc - you've got it all inside:
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10 German Nazi plane on Moscow Square in 1941

German Nazi plane on Moscow Square in 1941

In July 1941, one month after the Nazi Germany has attacked Soviet State, there was an unusual exhibition on one of the Moscow squares - a  german Junkers Ju 88A-5. It was a scout plane that has got deep into Russian territory and was shot down by the Soviet fighters. The crew of the
German plane was four people which are marked as missing in action in the German archives. Five days later they recovered the plane and brought it to Moscow so people could see a sample of the huge armada approaching the Soviet capital. We can see it too on this photos:
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13 Inside of Russian Army Rocket Regiment

Inside of Russian Army Rocket Regiment

On 20th February the Governor of one Russian region was visiting the 39th Russian Rocket Regiment. The press was coming along with a governor and so did
Nikolay, the photographer. Now, thanks to Nikolay we can see what's inside the closed and secured doors of Russian rocket regiment. The story is inside:
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10 A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

In 1970s there was a family in Soviet Union which was keeping real lions as home pets in their small apartment in Baku city (now Azerbaijan). The head of the family - his name, ironically, was Leo (or Lion in
Russian) was a normal Soviet architect, then one day he has got a lion cub from the zoo. The little lion has been rejected by his mom-lioness and people of the zoo lost a hope to bring him up.
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17 Soviet Wonder of the World: The Great Solar Furnace in Uzbekistan

Soviet Wonder of the World: The Great Solar Furnace in Uzbekistan

"This projected costed some crazy money and was possible to be produced only in the USSR. However, its day-to-day use was almost free - during the day the temperature inside the furnace is steady 3,000 degrees centigrade!", says
Nikolai, the blogger who went to Uzbekistan and visited this Soviet unique structure. With this furnace they were making metals melt with just Sun power. Want to see more? Thanks to Nick we can see it in detail:
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2 House of Baka in St. Petersburg

House of Baka in St. Petersburg

This one is pretty nice and unique piece of architecture from St. Petersburg, Russia. It is called "The House of Baka" or "house designed and built for the engineer of
transport Mr. Bak", and is dated back to 1904-1905. It has those weird bridges inside the backyard. See more inside, thanks to Shardapa who has made those photos.
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