1 Production of Traditional Highlanders Felt Cloaks in Dagestan, Russia

Production of Traditional Highlanders Felt Cloaks in Dagestan, Russia

Two mountains of sheep's wool loomed behind a craftswoman like wings. With her strong, work-worn hands, she strung long strands to comb them and burst into thin fibers. Her helpers, like the legendary Amazons, stretched
wooden bows. There is no doubt, the dark silhouette on the floor was a not yet made felt cloak. In the village named Rahata there is the only factory making felt cloaks in Russia, which was opened in 1925.
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3 Production of mammoth tusk in Siberia

Production of mammoth tusk in Siberia

About 10 thousand years ago, Northern Siberia and Yakutia were inhabited by long-haired giants called mammoths. The now extinct genus of mammals suffered from increased temperatures at the end of the last ice age, which resulted in flooding and reducing their habitat. The animals
were trapped on isolated islands without the slightest chance of returning to the mainland. Some populations trapped on these land areas in the East and in the North of Siberia remained there for some more time, and became extinct around 3,700 years ago.
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1 Foreign Celebrities in the USSR

Foreign Celebrities in the USSR

The arrival of foreign stars in the Soviet Union was a significant event. It was significant both for Soviet citizens, and for the star. Foreign celebrities came to
our country on tour or filming, to participate in festivals, and some of them came even as tourists. Often foreign celebrities came to festivals
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4 Abandoned Secret Facility Entrace

Abandoned Secret Facility Entrace

This place was top secret in USSR times. It is underground, among the Moscow subway stations and long underground escalators which lead down from
the entrance. Even now Armahema, the author of the photos, refuses to tell us the details of this place. He only lets us see the photos.
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22 Russian Parliament – Duma in Photos

Russian Parliament – Duma in Photos

A few days ago Russian parliament called "Duma" has finished its current session after being elected back in 2012. Now in 2016 there is a new election coming and these
people would be changed at least in part by new faces. But here are some fun photos from the past four years. You won't be disappointed if you look inside.
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19 Russian Mi-8 helicopter production pictures

Russian Mi-8 helicopter production pictures

Russian blogger Zzhitel went to the once top secret military facility where legendary Soviet and now Russian MI-8 helicopters are produced. It is one of the most widely used helicopters in the world. Over 100 countries have them. This
factory is 75 years old already. They do it all here - start with a project and then make final product - full production cycle.  Also later provide service for the machines. Thanks to Zzhitel we can see it from inside!
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9 Soviet Sailors During Rest

Soviet Sailors During Rest

In Soviet times sailors often used their ships surfaces as a playground and even sometimes as a beach like
this Admiral Kuznetsov photo above. So let's see what the sailors were up to during their rest hours.
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6 Russian Guy Makes Steam Engine Powered Bicycle

Russian Guy Makes Steam Engine Powered Bicycle

Actually, what he makes is a tricycle as it has got three wheels. But never the less it is a light framed vehicle which we usually think to be a modification of a bike. The most important thing in this thing is its steam engine. Yes, it runs on energy of burning coal or wood and
boiling water. Oil crisis? High electric power costs? Total collapse of the grid? No worries, just go get some dry firewood from the nearest forest and you are good to go at pretty awesome high speeds. They definetly should put this thing into the next Mad Max movie!

5 Russian Abandoned City Verkhanaia Gubakha

Russian Abandoned City Verkhanaia Gubakha

This city's name is Verhnaia Gubakha. It is located near Perm city. Guys, the bloggers, have visited the
place and taken some photos. So let's take a look. There are some drone photos and photos from inside.
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2 Ukrainian Orchestra Playing Game of Thrones Theme inside of a Steel Mill

Ukrainian Orchestra Playing Game of Thrones Theme inside of a Steel Mill

In Mariupol, Ukraine an interesting concert has taken place. A musician collective known as  Lening Chamber Orchestra has played a composition of their choice inside one of the huge rooms of Mariupol Steel Production Plant. The piece they
played was the theme from "Game of Thrones". It looked pretty interesting with flames of fire of real steel being produced bursting in the background and lighting their faces as they played. You can see it yourself on this video.

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