15 Disappearing Ancient Russia: Old Russian Churches and Monasteries in Despair State

Disappearing Ancient Russia: Old Russian Churches and Monasteries in Despair State

Some enthusiasts in Russia have collected lots of photos of what could be a well preserved heritage of the long past, unique wooden and
stone structures built by old Russian geniuses, which are now on the verge of destruction - almost gone. Let's see them in detail:
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9 Russian Big Moscow Jet Planes Expo 2015

Russian Big Moscow Jet Planes Expo 2015

Each year in Moscow there is an event called Jet Expo. Now, one of our favorite airplane photographers, Marina, has visited this place and
come back with awesome photos and storys - like she always does. If you're interested - please proceed inside this posting to read on.
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4 Russian Two-Barrel  Submarine

Russian Two-Barrel Submarine

A Russian submarine with two torpedo tubes, with two HUGE torpedo tubes, was produced in the 1950s by Russian Navy engineers. A truly weird creation of Soviet engineering thought -
partly beautiful, partly awkward and in many senses unique. It could carry nuclear loads, too. The photos and some description of this interesting submarine is inside!
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2 Construction of the Great Volga Hydro Power Plant and Vintage Photos of Samara

Construction of the Great Volga Hydro Power Plant and Vintage Photos of Samara

Some vintage photos of the Samara region by Semyon Friedland, one of the renowned photographers of the 1950's and1960's - the era of Soviet renaissance, the country was developing at an extremely high pace,  building hundreds of new towns and cities, factories and plants, making breakthroughs in
science and space exploration. A huge Volga Samara hydro power plant was also built here at that time and here we can see its construction in gorgeous ultra wide screen resolution! What a time! Now the Samara region in a viewfinder and let's see a bit of history from there.
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First Snow in Krasnoyarsk City

      There was a surprise for the citizens of Krasnoyarsk this September - it started snowing much much earlier than usual. It's
really not likely for this place and its not that far North. Still here are some photos of the whole region in an early snow storm.
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6 Bicycle trip thru Caucasian Mountains

Bicycle trip thru Caucasian Mountains

One Russian man has taken his bike and gone on a 500 km trip over the highest mountains of Russia. Climbing as high as 7,000 feet and meeting different people, different lifestyles and beautiful
scenes of nature. Want to see what he saw? Welcome inside, because thanks to Ilya, that's his name, we have a rare chance to see those rarely visited parts of Russia and ex-USSR.
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4 New Ukrainian Fortifications near Mariupol city

New Ukrainian Fortifications near Mariupol city

The Ukrainian Defense Department has published photos of new fortification structures they are erecting these days near Mariupol city. This city was widely rumoured to be the scene of the next major battle last year after Donetsk and Lughansk, but it
turned out to be relatively peaceful except for one devastating shelling of the city suburbs and maybe a few other minor incidents. So they are building these structures - not from wood as might be seen here, but from metal boxes 
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3 Leningrad – Large Turbine Plant

Leningrad – Large Turbine Plant

Another blogger, Dmitri, has gone to a famous Leningrad factory - a place where the huge turbines and other parts for the nuclear power plants and other large
components of Russian and foreign electro power plants are manufactured. If you want to see in detail how they are made, have a look inside!
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If you think the Balalaika is to play old Russian national songs on, you are wrong! Frankly, I also considered it for a while to be an outdated instrument that has no place in modern music, however these guys from Astrahan, who call themselves "Villagers", play a  Read more...
2 Modern Hits on Balalaikas

Modern Hits on Balalaikas

If you think the Balalaika is to play old Russian national songs on, you are wrong! Frankly, I also considered it for a while to be an
outdated instrument that has no place in modern music, however these guys from Astrahan, who call themselves "Villagers", play a 
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4 Belarus President Harvests Potatoes

Belarus President Harvests Potatoes

If the Russian president indulges in horse trips or diving down to the seabed looking for ancient amphorae, and the American president enjoys watching bears with Bear Grylls, then the Belarus president indulges
in something a little different. He, together with his son Kolya, went to help harvest potatoes on his local dacha farm. It was reported that they succeeded in gathering 70 large bags full of potatoes in one day.
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