5 Homemade  firearms seuzed during the North Caucasus Operations

Homemade firearms seuzed during the North Caucasus Operations

Those are examples of self made weapons that Russian law enforcement seized during various operations in Russian South - the
region with a majority muslim population which sometimes happens to participate in government opposing activities.
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4 Soviet Sochi. 1988

Soviet Sochi. 1988

How people spent their holidays before.
A few photos from the Soviet Sochi
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3 Inside the Soviet stores (photos).

Inside the Soviet stores (photos).

Recently I was reviewing old photographs from the times of Soviet life, and most of all I'm interested in photos of people's lives - houses, apartments, interiors, clothing, food and so on. It is very interesting to watch at shops - at the showcases and at
the principles of interaction between the seller and the buyer. Only 25 years passed after the fall of the Soviet Union, but it seems like an eternity had passed - so all that was then, is different from the one that we have now.
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2 To the 60th anniversary of turning Wild Lands into Fertile Lands

To the 60th anniversary of turning Wild Lands into Fertile Lands

Finest hour of "virgin soil" Reforms and people in the USSR   August 16, 1956, in the USSR there was adopted a resolution "About irrigation and the development of virgin soil lands". More than a half million people went to the steppes of Kazakhstan, the Volga region, Siberia and the Urals. "In such way, foremost people of reaping are honored on virgin farm" Leninskiy " " / Photo: Iosiph Budnevich The
development of virgin land on color photographs from the archives of the "Ogonyok" magazine - in the photo gallery of the famous newspaper. The development of virgin land began in 1954 when in the Soviet Union there was a grain deficit. 50 thousand. Of Komsomol members from the central part of the country went to the Aktyubinsk region (Kazakh ASSR), plant grain culture.
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3 Truth and fiction in Barge Haulers on the Volga: what actually was work of barge haulers

Truth and fiction in Barge Haulers on the Volga: what actually was work of barge haulers

The painting "Barge Haulers on the Volga", that made Ilya Repin famous, since its introduction caused mixed reviews. Someone admired the skill of the artist, someone accused
him in deviating from the truth of life. Why does the famous painting provoke a scandal at the state level, and how Repin actually sinned against reality?
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3 Abandoned Moscow ZIL Automotive Factory is Already Dead but is Still Interesting to See

Abandoned Moscow ZIL Automotive Factory is Already Dead but is Still Interesting to See

ZIL plant gradually dies, but this does not prevent lovers of ashes walk through it and explore the corners of this huge dump in search of the interesting angles. One-half of the plant is completely demolished, while the other is rapidly catching up
the first part by the demolition. New snow added some sadness to this area and some special entourage, which I decided to share with you in this review, while our dear and beloved ZIL has not yet become a full ZILART ...
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0 Accidents in the USSR

Accidents in the USSR

Now many of us may think that in the Soviet times there were no accidents and even the
speeds were not so high, that the life was absolutely different. But it is not so.
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1 Maybe the best Soviet truck, Legend of Soviet Union – GAZ-66

Maybe the best Soviet truck, Legend of Soviet Union – GAZ-66

I was also driving this car in the Army. In fact it is "ascetic", but really useful for the military. Unfortunately I haven’t got a chance to drive off roads, so I haven’t seen its basic functions. Probably another one legendary cars for the citizen was "LUNOKHOD". Let's read together the
history of the GAZ-66. November 2, 1963, at the Gorky Automobile Plant a pilot batch of truck all-terrain vehicles GAZ-66. The history of "sixty-six" confirms the well-known idea that big fortunes are always side by side with big failures. That's how it was:
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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.
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16 Nazi vs Russian roads

Nazi vs Russian roads

German Nazi army was powerful and well equipped. However, they couldn't bring the nice Nazi roads
with them to Russia. Oh, the road, tell us truthfully: are you used to get to the afterlife?
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