1 The River Full of Bottles in Russia [photos]

The River Full of Bottles in Russia [photos]

After the snow and ice has melted this spring the river Pivovarka seems to ceased to exist - it is full covered with
trash and mainly bottles. Plastic and glass - all types of the bottles cover the river with an even layer.
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1 A Baby Bear Was Rescued in Leningrad Region [photos]

A Baby Bear Was Rescued in Leningrad Region [photos]

A three months baby bear cub was found by villagers in Leningrad region. It was very exhausted and hungry and no mother bear was present around. They waited and waited despite it's sort of
a big risk to stay with a bear cub because of the protective behavior of the mother bears however she never showed up so they took it and brought to local animal shelter.
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2 Photos of Russian People Weirdly Spending their Time

Photos of Russian People Weirdly Spending their Time

Just a little posting showing Russian people
in an unconventional leisure time spending.
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1 Special Vehicles Soviet KGB Used [photos+story]

Special Vehicles Soviet KGB Used [photos+story]

During Soviet era KGB was using different special vehicles for its needs. Visually they didn't look much different from regular cars. However they were much more powerful, much faster, they were more secure and
safe to drive and were loaded with special devices and gadgets. But you couldn't tell them from other cars looking at the traffic coming before you. And here we have some of those cars in detail.
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2 What it Like for Internet Provider Working During the War? [photos]

What it Like for Internet Provider Working During the War? [photos]

A man, technician, working in an Internet service provider in Donetsk region posted some photos showing how it is like to be working in a Internet provider in a region that is being hit by a war. These regions had severe military clashes in the last few years and still being shelled and exchange fires often. But the technical team of the provider still tries to provide
uninterrupted Internet service for the people of the region. Sometimes they have to solve really untypical tasks because conditions are very different from the norm. For example on the first photo you can see an aftermath of a 120mm shell hitting the roof of the building. The shell fragments in turn hit the Internet box with a router and ac/dc converter.
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1 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station Thirty-Two Years Later: How Is It There Now?

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station Thirty-Two Years Later: How Is It There Now?

Thirty-two years ago, on this day April 26th a most famous and probably biggest nuclear accident in modern history of man has happened. A Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant got shocked by an explosion which caused hundreds of casualties a whole city to be abandoned and a lot of nuclear fallout fears and actual pollution
happened. Today we will see how the place looks today and we going to start with those tour buses that leave from Kiev railroad station to bring tourists to Chernobyl. Yes, it's that easy now - you just get to the capital Ukraine and from there you take a tour bus to Chernobyl. This is how it goes:
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10 Chemical weapon samples found at the Yekaterinburg city dumpsite [photos]

Chemical weapon samples found at the Yekaterinburg city dumpsite [photos]

At the city dump site of Yekaterinburg there have been found test tubes with chemical warfare samples. Amongst them is the very well known
and very toxic sulphur gas which has the ability to form large blisters on exposed skin and in the lungs. And there are some more:
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0 Wonderfully Eclectic Communal Tsartist Era Apartments in St.Petersburg [photos]

Wonderfully Eclectic Communal Tsartist Era Apartments in St.Petersburg [photos]

What is a communal apartment? Wikipedia gives this answer: "Communal apartments appeared in Tsarist Russia. The term communal apartments is a product of the Soviet epoch. The concept of communal apartments' grew in Russia and Soviet Union as a response to a housing crisis in urban areas - authorities presented them as a product of the “new collective vision of the future”. Between two and seven families typically shared a communal apartment. Each family had its own
room, which often served as a living room, dining room, and bedroom for the entire family. All the residents of the entire apartment shared the use of the hallways, kitchen (commonly known as the "communal kitchen"), bathroom and telephone (if any). The communal apartment became the predominant form of housing in the USSR for generations, and examples still exist in "the most fashionable central districts of large Russian cities".
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3 What Russian Army Does with Soldiers Mobile Phones [photos]

What Russian Army Does with Soldiers Mobile Phones [photos]

In the Russian army soldiers are not allowed to carry mobile phones or smartphones. They can only use them during their free time, because they are considered to
be working with secrets. However not every soldier hands in his phone to the commanders, and this is what happens with such phones if they are found.
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1 Wooden Airports of Russia [photos]

Wooden Airports of Russia [photos]

In distant parts of Russia you can still see some of the most simple looking airport buildings. Most of them are wooden but are still working and host passengers
waiting for flights, etc. We have a small collection of those buildings here. Starting with this small wooden airport at Seimchan, Magadan region.
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