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1 Contrasts of a vacation in Abkhazia

Contrasts of a vacation in Abkhazia

Abkhazia is an ex-Soviet region on the shores of the Black Sea. Nowadays many tourists come to visit this place, mostly from Russia. For their comfort there have been built a lot of small, modern,
luxury hotels and villas, however they are neighboring with old Soviet legacy buildings and there is a big contrast with them standing next to each other there, like in those four photos:
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3 Couple Photos from Afghanistan in 1980s

Couple Photos from Afghanistan in 1980s

"My grandad asked me to scan some of his photo slides so they not get lost with time, among them there were some photos from Afghanistan (during USSR entered
Afganistan in 1979 probably). So I publish those photos" - writes a man on Russian popular website. And we re-post them here too for your viewing pleasure.
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7 Remains of an Older More Advanced Civilizations Has Been Found

Remains of an Older More Advanced Civilizations Has Been Found

  These are the remains of Soviet civilization in one of the industrial suburbs of a city. They are already decaying and trees and bushes
grow amongst them. The remains show men and women glorifying science, space exploration, labor and equality of men and women:
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55 Paying Visit to an Abandoned Pioneers Camp

Paying Visit to an Abandoned Pioneers Camp

Emir and Antrei are two photographers from Yekaterinburg who like to explore abandoned places. This time it was an abandoned pioneers camp near Yekaterinburg city. The name of the
place was "Cosmos" during the USSR era. It was built in the 1960s and after the USSR collapsed it stopped functioning, however it's still in pretty good shape inside.
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6 After School Activities of Soviet Kids

After School Activities of Soviet Kids

During the Soviet era, children's after school activities were kind of very popular. Almost every Soviet kid attended some kind of a group where he was being trained
in some kind of activity. Here are some photos and examples of what those activities were (the first one is airplane modelling for kids from the USSR).
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21 The Interesting Story of the Kremlin Red Stars

The Interesting Story of the Kremlin Red Stars

In three days time eighty three years ago - from 24 October to 27 October in 1935, the first five-pointed stars were installed on four towers of the Moscow Kremlin. Before
that there were two-headed eagles there. At first they wanted to put flags there instead of the eagles but later they choose the stars in particular in the end.
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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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6 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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