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2 The Coldest Place on Earth If You Crave For Some Exotica

The Coldest Place on Earth If You Crave For Some Exotica

The coldest inhabited place on Earth! Oymyakon! According to Russian school geography books the temperature in Oymyakon, Yakutia, once dropped to -71,2C, but it was never officially registered. Though the temperature of -67,7 was actually registered but in a neighboring village Tomtor where an airport
is situated. Besides, Oymyakon has a competitior for the status of the coldest place in the North hemisphere - Verkhoyansk where allegedly in 1885 the temperatures dropped to -67,8C. But how accurate those data could be? Oymyakon as the capital of cold still has many suppoters.
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6 Female Face of the Soviet Epoch

Female Face of the Soviet Epoch

So pretty natural faces and sincere smiles - Soviet women as they were in everyday life. Strong, weak,
hard-working, caring, funny, overcoming, appreciating bright moments and breaking men's hearts. 
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3 The Place of the First Soviet Atomic Bomb Explosion

The Place of the First Soviet Atomic Bomb Explosion

Nuclear test site Semipalatinsky, as a rather lifeless place, was chosen for the first Soviet atomic bomb explosion. It happened in
mid 1940s while the last bomb was exploded there nearly thirty years ago. But these ruins remember the time long gone.
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10 First Man In Space And His Favourite Foreign Car

First Man In Space And His Favourite Foreign Car

Soviets did not use foreign cars abundantly. Only wealthy people could afford them. There is no
doubt Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space and the living legend deserved to have one.
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0 Suspended Coffins For Landing Forces

Suspended Coffins For Landing Forces

Pavel Grokhovskiy is an inventor born in 1899, thru his lifetime he invented a big amount of unusual equipment and means of landing. Right now
you will see so-called “suspended coffins” for landing forces of the 1930s. They were used to land from the air on a battlefield.
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5 The Grave of Putin Suddenly Appeared In a Russian City

The Grave of Putin Suddenly Appeared In a Russian City

On a recent day of protests against Internet restrictions in Russia the most creative initiative belonged to
activists of Naberezhnye Chelny city. What they did was … a "grave" of president Vladimir Putin himself. 
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1 USSR In the Early 1970s: That Very Nostalgic Feeling

USSR In the Early 1970s: That Very Nostalgic Feeling

The Soviet Union was so huge and colorful, so different and multicultural that one who could travel across its enormous territory might have a feeling of being to many many countries.
Frank Baumgart was one of those happy foreigners who travelled to various corners of the USSR in 1970-72 and took plenty of interesting photos that look so nostalgic now.
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The Man To Bless Russian Rockets

A NASA photographer has published a new photo of Father Sergius (whose last name is Bychkov), the rector of the Church of Saint George the Victorious and the official confessor of "Roscosmos" (Russian space industry corporation). On the
picture Father is posing in Baikonur, where the largest cosmodrome is located, and wearing a jacket with words "Father Sergius" and "Roscosmos confessor" on the chest. This is the way Bychkov is actually called everyday. 
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8 The Oldest Dwelling House of All Russia

The Oldest Dwelling House of All Russia

Two-storey tower-block house with a basement, an attic and thick walls appeared at this place in the sixteenth century - approximately in 1583. It was the time when Vyborg city
was populated by Swedes. Such medieval burgher fortress-like houses on the Russian territory remained only in Vyborg. They can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
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2 Amazing ZiL Vehicle to Bring Spacemen Back Home

Amazing ZiL Vehicle to Bring Spacemen Back Home

Meet the "Blue Bird", that must be the best ZiL vehicle ever made. Though one can get inside only through a
hatch on its top. Such projects usually end with disappointment, but the "Blue Bird" is an exception. 
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