7 Disappearing beauty of Russian Northern Churches

Disappearing beauty of Russian Northern Churches

Old wooden churches are a part of Russian cultural legacy. Most of them are left only in Russian North, in such regions like Karelia, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Novgorod etc. They have a long history: most of ancient Russian buildings, till 18th century, were built exclusively from wood. All variety
of buildings were wooden: churches, houses, barns, and even palaces. Very little of those survived till these days due to nature of the material - it disappears very quickly. However Russia had some effort in preserving some of those. Let's see those disappearing beauties:
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6 Some nostalgic Russian Photos from the Days of Collapse of Communism

Some nostalgic Russian Photos from the Days of Collapse of Communism

This is a nice set of Russian late 1980s, early 1990s photos that will probably cause nostalgic feelings in many Russian people. They show the Russian country that was already almost free from Communism but that still didn't know exactly what to do next. Let' see them.
The first photo clearly shows that the streets have no foreign cars yet, people are simply dressed, but most men wear denim jackets which had already started to find their way from abroad and were also produced locally by the first legal workshops.
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1 Two trains collided in Russia tonight

Two trains collided in Russia tonight

Two trains have collided tonight near Moscow. Twenty-eight people were wounded. Luckily everyone is alive. It all happened around one o'clock in the morning.
Still not clear what caused this - neglect or terror activity or some other causes. Let's see some photos and videos from the accident scene:
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0 Russian robot Fyedor going to fly a spaceship

Russian robot Fyedor going to fly a spaceship

Russian scientists announced that the new Russian spaceship called "Federation" would be piloted by.. a robot. They call him Fyedor. Russian top space engineer Evgeny Mikrin said that Fyedor is going to put first Federation spaceship on the Earth orbit.  The first planned
robot manned mission is in year 2021. Robot Fyedor is already got a working prototype and it can do different tasks including walking, running, climbing and driving cars and also drilling holes. Let's see some more photos and a video of Fyedor in business:
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0 Russian air force commanders flying on helicopters

Russian air force commanders flying on helicopters

A few photos made by Russian blogger Babashov at recent flights of Russian air base air  commanders flying helicopters.
There is a rule that airbase commanders from time to time have to pilot helicopters themselves and so they did:
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6 Two Ukrainian ladies tried to smuggle huge antiaircraft gun into Poland

Two Ukrainian ladies tried to smuggle huge antiaircraft gun into Poland

Yesteday it was announced that European Parliament approved visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizen. Same day a report of two Ukrainian ladies trying to smuggle anti-aircraft
gun from Ukraine to Poland appeared in social networks. Two unconnected facts but were looking nice in the news feed. Let's see what they tried to smuggle and how:
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4 Soviet SU-152 damage to Nazi tanks

Soviet SU-152 damage to Nazi tanks

SU-152 was a legendary Soviet howitzer canon. It was called a "Heavy Tank Destroyer" because of severe damage
it caused to German "Panther" and "Tiger" tanks. Let's see why Nazi tank drivers were so afraid of it:
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2 Training flights on Brand New Yak-130 Training Jets in Russian Air Force Academy

Training flights on Brand New Yak-130 Training Jets in Russian Air Force Academy

Since the weather is becoming more summerish in Russia, especially in Southern Russia, it's time to post some fresh plane spotting photos.
Russian blogger Kuban-Spotting got lucky and visited Russian Air Force school near Armavir city. Here are his photos and a story:
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4 Photos of Luxury Life of Kazakhstan Russian Hacker Arrested in Canada

Photos of Luxury Life of Kazakhstan Russian Hacker Arrested in Canada

On March 14, 22 year old Karim Baratov, a Kazakhstanian citizen, was arrested in Canada. He was charged with being affiliated with Russian hackers. He is charged with hacking over 500
million Yahoo and Google accounts in 2014. The details of his life are little known but photos of his life are plenty. Karim posing with nice cars, girls, nice houses, and more.
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0 A Tram Converted to a Floating House

A Tram Converted to a Floating House

This man got his hands on an old tram and converted it into a floating house. It was
spotted on the Desna river. It was later abandoned and remains uninhabited.
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