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4 And Old ZIL-157 Truck Restored to Look Like New

And Old ZIL-157 Truck Restored to Look Like New

A dinosaur. Pretty cool job of restoring it.
Can probably serve another 150 years now.
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5 How Nuclear Weapons Tests Were Conducted in USSR: Trip To Semipalatinsk Test Site

How Nuclear Weapons Tests Were Conducted in USSR: Trip To Semipalatinsk Test Site

Aslan, a Russian blogger, has taken a trip to Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site where the Soviet Union was testing its nuclear weapons from 1949
to 1991. The photo above shows the so named "Nuclear Lake" which appeared as a result of an underground nuclear test explosion.
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3 Soviet Restored GAZ-69  Vehicle

Soviet Restored GAZ-69 Vehicle

According to the photographer, when he bought this car it couldn't even move on its own. So
the car was totally disassembled, including transmissions, engine and other large parts.
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5 Vintage Pedal Cars of Soviet kids

Vintage Pedal Cars of Soviet kids

Now they don't make them anymore. They don't even make ones relatively similar to them. As an alternative you can get a plastic car or the maximum cool stuff now is an electric toy car that you can drive, which is also mostly made of plastic. However, sometime
before that they were making real metal toy cars that kids could drive by pedalling them. They were relatively hard to break and were often passed from father to son.  Some of them have survived until our days. Here is a collection of them.
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5 Leningrad in 1924

Leningrad in 1924

Vintage photographs of St.Petersburg (it was called Leningrad at that time) in 1924, the year when Lenin
died. The pictures are in high resolution, you can click and browse them with arrows in a larger size.
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0 Restoration of old Soviet Vespa Clone: Cargo Scooter Vyatka MG-150

Restoration of old Soviet Vespa Clone: Cargo Scooter Vyatka MG-150

A group of enthusiasts restored a 1960's
Soviet cargo scooter "Vyatka MG-150".
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4 Ambitious Inventions of Soviet Union

Ambitious Inventions of Soviet Union

During the Soviet era, scientists were all the time coming up with a lot of weird ideas, which though weird, baffled everyone with their functionality. Some of those went into series production,
some, sadly, were never produced en masse. Some of the ambitious things can probably surprise even modern day people. Here are some of those, starting with a legendary Soviet snowmobile.
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4 Abandoned 8×8 Vehicles Deep in the Forest Among the Swamps

Abandoned 8×8 Vehicles Deep in the Forest Among the Swamps

  It has been said that Russian forests can surprise you with curious finds. Things that in normal life you won't be allowed to approach
closer than the distance of a gunshot. Getting there isn't easy, in this story a man goes beyond the swamp on an ATV like this:
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8 Restoration of GAZ-63 Truck That Spent Many Years in a Field

Restoration of GAZ-63 Truck That Spent Many Years in a Field

A man was passing along a road and saw an abandoned GAZ-63 in a field. He pulled over to the roadside and took a walk to the truck to check it out. Then nostalgic
memories filled his mind - his dad had same truck when he was a little boy. This GAZ was already covered with moss but the man started trying to contact the owner.
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3 Why Moscow Has Huge Round Bagel Houses

Why Moscow Has Huge Round Bagel Houses

In the 1970's there was a new building built in Moscow which was very different by design
from the regular "panel block" houses of that era. Here is an insight into its history.
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