9 Everyday Russian Photos with a Deep Sense of Being

Everyday Russian Photos with a Deep Sense of Being

Just some gracefully caught city life moments from everyday Russian lives. Different photographers -
different views but every photo captures something deep, moments of everyday life. Take a look!
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7 22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

A As is being reported in Russian media, there are currently over twenty Russian warships and battleships in the Mediterranean Sea. Most of these have already
relocated to the Eastern end - close to where Syria is, and probably heading to that country. Here is the whole list and description of the armada in action.
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0 Soviet Cosmonautics Museum in Zhitomir

Soviet Cosmonautics Museum in Zhitomir

This is a small but rather interesting exposition in the Museum of Cosmonautics in Zhitomir, Ukraine. Basically, now Ukraine is a country without its own space program, so it's a Museum of Soviet Cosmonautics rather than of just Ukrainian Cosmonautics (which is non-existent). Why then
Zhitomir? Because it's the birthplace of the "father of Soviet Russian cosmonautics" - Sergei Korolev, creator of the first Soviet rockets including the one which first took man into space. Thanks to the blogger Komariv we have a chance to see the exposition now!
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0 Flowers in Donetsk in 1970s-80s

Flowers in Donetsk in 1970s-80s

Donetsk city, the city of more than a million people, where a lot of clashes were going on over the last couple years, where Donetsk International Airport was destroyed and
some of the city buildings were damaged, was looking quite awesome back in the 1970's. Here are a few photos of it at that time, with an accent on the flowers.
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0 Russian Air Show Mochishe 2015

Russian Air Show Mochishe 2015

Summer seems to be the season for air shows and military expos in Russia. We had some posts from the MAKS air show earlier this year, and also some from the Nizhny Tagil arms expo, and now thanks
to blogger Sasha, who visited Mochishe - the home of another Russian air show in 2015. Let's see what he got! The first photo on top shows a SU-27 of "Falcons of Russia" squad.
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3 Thousands of People Engage in Fighting as a part of Russian Tradition

Thousands of People Engage in Fighting as a part of Russian Tradition

They say that this tradition of mass street fighting is still alive in these villages and that it began in the 16th century. Even during Soviet times, over 600 people were engaging in the fun which usually lasts for three days. The tradition
is not unique to this place - street fighting was very wide spread across Russia as general recreation, but let's look into this particular place where even now in our civilized 2010s people meet each year for a few rounds.
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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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