11 900 km Over the Russian North

900 km Over the Russian North

Blogger Sergey Dolya had a flight from Arkhangelsk-Varandey at the height of 900 km over the Russian north, along the shore
of the Arctic Ocean. He shares his photos of wonderful intricate patterns he saw from the window of An-24 airplane.
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7 Soviet Scientists Knew How Humans Could Live in Space

Soviet Scientists Knew How Humans Could Live in Space

In a sci-fi movie "Martian" an astranaut left on the Mars all alone tries to survive in any possible ways. It is especially curious how he produces water and grows potatoes - but actually something like this had already been done by Soviet scientists fifty years ago. Working on prototypes of future bases on the Moon and other planets, they managed to create  closed systems
that independently produced air, water and even food for participants of the experiment. In the 60-70s at the order of a world-known scientist Sergey Korolev they made a prototype of a space station where people could live for months without obtaining water, air and food from outside. That result has never been repeated by anyone since then.
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15 Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Some call those photos propaganda, some are being nostalgic and think this was the best of what happened to Russia and her people ever. Those photos are very bright and show a really bright side of life in the state
which disappeared long ago. There are no actors in the photos, no models, just people caught having a good time. Take a look at this really interesting set of photos. First photo above is Crimea in 1963.
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10 An Old Abandoned Cossacks Barracks

An Old Abandoned Cossacks Barracks

Just a few photos of old cossacks barracks. Those buildings were pretty nice at time they were built. Then after the Lenin Revolution the
building was used by Soviet army till 2003. Now it's going to be demolished and the residential houses are planned to be built.
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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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