5 Rabbati: Ancient Turkish Osman Church in Georgia

Rabbati: Ancient Turkish Osman Church in Georgia

This city has nothing special about it, says Alexander, a Russian blogger and traveller who is known to take awesome photos of places he visits. It's just an old "Soviet" town in Georgia, only its nature makes it
stand out a bit. But what makes it really interesting is an ancient stone fortress called "Rabbati". This fortification was built in sixteen century by Turkish military. Let's see how it looks now!
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2 Space Link Center in Dubna Russia

Space Link Center in Dubna Russia

Lot of us have the satellite dishes that receive TV or internet signal from space. However rarely we think how the signal actually gets into the satellites? There is no cable to feed the signals to space. For these space link stations are used like this one in Dubna, Russia. Thanks to Dmitry who went there and made those awesome photos we can
see how it looks like inside.. and its huge! Over than sixty of large diameter space transmitting dishes pointed toward satellites and much more is inside. This installation was top secret during Soviet times and still is a very restricted access area, but Dmitry got the chance to get inside and we are lucky he did!
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7 Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

This is the Russian north, the Arkhangelsk Region, where asphalted roads are not typical. According to blogger muph, it is always nice to be there. The Oshevensky tract stretches from Kargopol to Oshevensk. Kargopol is a big city (compared to
others in the north), while Oshevensk is actually a bunch of villages united under the same title - Oshevenskoye. This place is undoubtedly another treasure of genuine beauty of Russian nature and old Russian architecture at its best.
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6 Soviet Snipers in Afghanistan in 1979 to 1989

Soviet Snipers in Afghanistan in 1979 to 1989

Here is a collection of Soviet snipers in Afghanistan during the Soviet military presence there in 1979-1989. This first guy is a Soviet record holder - sergeant Vladimir Ilyin has shot a
Mujahideen chief commander from a record distance of 1350 meter away from his sniper rifle. That's over one kilometer away or over 4,449 feet! Inside are some more snipers!
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12 Russian Police on Instagram photos

Russian Police on Instagram photos

Instagram in Russia is very popular, in fact the Russian audience is said to be the second largest among Instagram viewers worldwide. This means that Russian police officers, being a numerous part of a
population, also often have Instagram accounts where they post photos of their job from time to time. This is a small selection of them, we have published some similar photos before as well. Take a look!
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3 Russian Tourists Luggage Returning from Egypt

Russian Tourists Luggage Returning from Egypt

Since the Russian plane tragically crashed over the Sinai peninsula in Egypt, all flights from Russia to Egypt were stopped and all the Russian tourists remaining in Egypt (and Egypt has been the most popular Russian travel destination for years) were urgently evacuated. However this evacuation was done very quickly and because the authorities had fears that the plane was brought
down by a bomb in someone's luggage, they ordered that all of the luggage must be left behind! So tens of thousands of people were transported without their bags and suitcases to reduce the risk of new explosions in mid air. But now with all that luggage arriving in Moscow and other airports they are said to be flooded with the bags. Let's see a few pics.
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2 Factory of Russian Electronic Warfare Systems, Military Optics And More

Factory of Russian Electronic Warfare Systems, Military Optics And More

It is not necessary anymore to fire to hit a missile or a shell targeted at you! Neither it is necessary to risk someone's life to protect people or equipment on the frontline. Methods of defence have changed
considerably! We are going to join blogger kukmor and visit the Kazan factory of optical mechanics that has been operating since 1940 and once supplied optical devices to the Soviet army.  
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7 Russian Guy Marries a Pizza

Russian Guy Marries a Pizza

This Russian guy from Tomsk city has married a pizza. He even managed to receive
an official marriage certificate and held a ceremony.  Here is his story.
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9 Russian Abandoned Soviet Collective Farms

Russian Abandoned Soviet Collective Farms

During Soviet Era there were a lot of collective farms. Most of Russian state food input at that time was coming from them. Some of them were very successful and large and were called "millionaires". Like  for example this collective farm which according to Soviets
statistics and memories of the locals was one of the most important and successful in the region. It produced tons of grain and meat, veggies, milk and everything else farm can get in this climes. Now it is all abandoned and destroyed. Please take a look.
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6 Old Russian Mansion near Moscow

Old Russian Mansion near Moscow

This old house is a two-storeyed Russian mansion from 1775. A few relatives of the Russian Tsar occupied it
during the last 250 years.  Thanks to one Russian blogger who was allowed in, we can see a few shots of it.
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