1 Mi-8 the Hardworking Norther Helper Helicopter

Mi-8 the Hardworking Norther Helper Helicopter

Mi-8 is the most widespread and used helicopter in Russian Northern areas. Thousands people would suffer from hunger and cold if those steel machines won't be coming to them each day to deliver foods, medicines, gas and
transport people. Some Russian Northern villages are even sending kids to school via helicopter each day! Let's see a few nice shots by Sergey who went to one Northern area and saw those Polar Mi-8s:
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1 New Part of Only in Russia Photos

New Part of Only in Russia Photos

Here is a new selection of "Only in Russia" photos - photos of funny
moments from daily life of Russian people. See them inside:
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0 Soviet people faces by Yuri Suganov

Soviet people faces by Yuri Suganov

Soviet photographer Yuri Syuganov was especially fond of making photographs of faces. Faces of common Soviet
people caught unsuspected during their daily routines. Faces long passed away, but still alive on his photos.
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0 Leningrad in 1984 by American Photographer

Leningrad in 1984 by American Photographer

In 1984, an American photographer was visiting
Leningrad and took those photos. Enjoy!
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0 Dead Bodies on the Streets, Fights, Bolsheviks: Russian 1917 Revolution in Drawings of Children Witnesses

Dead Bodies on the Streets, Fights, Bolsheviks: Russian 1917 Revolution in Drawings of Children Witnesses

Here is a collection of children drawings made by a Soviet man. Those are not just simple children drawings - those small artworks depict Russian Revolution 1917 as seen by children who witnessed it with their
own eyes. This is very heartbreaking what those children had to live thru. Dead bodies, armored cars, explosions, lines for food etc all of those and more on their pictures. Let's see inside.
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4 A Process of Black caviar harvesting in Astrakhan Russia in 1960s [photos]

A Process of Black caviar harvesting in Astrakhan Russia in 1960s [photos]

Black Caviar is one of the most expensive foods in the world. In Russia it was a food and also an income source as Russia exported this delicacy abroad for gold and American currency. The price of one kilo of the stuff is worth around $2,000 and can reach $10,000 for the rare types of the caviar. As of now mostly the harvesting of this food is illegal in Russia, except if you growing fish yourself or there are some more exclusions from this rule. However thousands of poachers earn millions
each year from illegal hunt for caviar. They dispose the whole fish bodies and get only the caviars. Each year the chances to get it become less and less as only fish who is 15-20 year old can have caviar inside itself and poachers destroying tens thousands of those old fishes every year. However in 1960s there were plenty of fish and harvest was official. Here are some photos of the process made by an American photographer while his trip to USSR:
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1 What’s going on on those photos from Russia

What’s going on on those photos from Russia

Another collection of weird and
strange photos from Russia.
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4 First American pizzeria in USSR

First American pizzeria in USSR

In late 1980s you could meet a real American food truck on the streets of Moscow. It had a brand name "Astro Pizza" and it was a first example of American fast food coming to Moscow during "Perestroika". Soviet people lined up in long
lines wherever they saw this "Western miracle" on Moscow streets. The price for one pizza was 1.25 rub which was pretty expensive you could eat a big meal in regular Soviet cafeteria. Let's see more on this truck:
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0 Winter in Leningrad 1955-1956 Photos by LIFE

Winter in Leningrad 1955-1956 Photos by LIFE

During 1955-1956 LIFE photographer made a lot of photos of winter Leningrad. The photos came out to be
pretty charming and give you the feel. Some of those black and white some in color. See them inside:
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11 A Sad Story of Yuri Gagarin Soviet Greatest Science Ship Beloved by Millions Betrayed by Ukraine

A Sad Story of Yuri Gagarin Soviet Greatest Science Ship Beloved by Millions Betrayed by Ukraine

Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet science flagship. Was built in Leningrad in 1971. It's 231 m long, and 32 m wide. Main engine has 14 000 kWt power. The crew is 136 people and also 220 scientists can travel and do their work. It has 1250 rooms, including 86 science labs. It was built to be able to communicate via satellites with all top important things in Russia.  It had served variety of tasks. Most mind blowing is to come to Pacific and track Soviet missiles that were fired
from USSR to the middle of nowhere in Pacific. Also to support communication with Soviet space objects - MIR station, Soyuz spaceships etc., when the coverage from on ground stations is poor it could go to any place in ocean and stay there linking Earth with space. It has 75 antennas, including two huge 25 m sat dishes. It could support itself autonomously in ocean for over than 120 days. Main Ocean was the Atlantic Ocean. Let's see more:
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