3 Truth and fiction in Barge Haulers on the Volga: what actually was work of barge haulers

Truth and fiction in Barge Haulers on the Volga: what actually was work of barge haulers

The painting "Barge Haulers on the Volga", that made Ilya Repin famous, since its introduction caused mixed reviews. Someone admired the skill of the artist, someone accused
him in deviating from the truth of life. Why does the famous painting provoke a scandal at the state level, and how Repin actually sinned against reality?
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3 Abandoned Moscow ZIL Automotive Factory is Already Dead but is Still Interesting to See

Abandoned Moscow ZIL Automotive Factory is Already Dead but is Still Interesting to See

ZIL plant gradually dies, but this does not prevent lovers of ashes walk through it and explore the corners of this huge dump in search of the interesting angles. One-half of the plant is completely demolished, while the other is rapidly catching up
the first part by the demolition. New snow added some sadness to this area and some special entourage, which I decided to share with you in this review, while our dear and beloved ZIL has not yet become a full ZILART ...
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0 Accidents in the USSR

Accidents in the USSR

Now many of us may think that in the Soviet times there were no accidents and even the
speeds were not so high, that the life was absolutely different. But it is not so.
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1 Maybe the best Soviet truck, Legend of Soviet Union – GAZ-66

Maybe the best Soviet truck, Legend of Soviet Union – GAZ-66

I was also driving this car in the Army. In fact it is "ascetic", but really useful for the military. Unfortunately I haven’t got a chance to drive off roads, so I haven’t seen its basic functions. Probably another one legendary cars for the citizen was "LUNOKHOD". Let's read together the
history of the GAZ-66. November 2, 1963, at the Gorky Automobile Plant a pilot batch of truck all-terrain vehicles GAZ-66. The history of "sixty-six" confirms the well-known idea that big fortunes are always side by side with big failures. That's how it was:
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0 Traveler from Voronezh Has Been Waiting for Meeting Labynkyr Devil for more than 100 Days

Traveler from Voronezh Has Been Waiting for Meeting Labynkyr Devil for more than 100 Days

Traveler, adventurer and instructor in survival Andrey Solovyev from Voronezh has been living for more than 100 days on the shores of Lake Labynkyr in Yakutia hoping to see Labynkyr Devil. 32-year-old man went to the Lake on foot, he did not take anything that he could need for wintering. He lives in a small wooden house, near he made a dugout to store his little stockpile of food. 31 October, a journalist visited Andrey and asked him a few questions. Andrey Solovyev:
I decided to spend the winter on Labynkyr Lake for several reasons. Firstly, the Labynkyr phenomenon: the lake is very unusual. I am interested in the legend about Labynkyr Devil that was seen by many people. Secondly, I would like to test my survival skills because I'm an instructor of tourism and survival. I would like to gain new experience in a harsh climate of Yakutia, gain knowledge, check myself, whether I can do it or not.
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17 Nazi vs Russian roads

Nazi vs Russian roads

German Nazi army was powerful and well equipped. However, they couldn't bring the nice Nazi roads
with them to Russia. Oh, the road, tell us truthfully: are you used to get to the afterlife?
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2 Foreign cars in the traffic police of the USSR

Foreign cars in the traffic police of the USSR

It was a rare thing to see a "foreign car" in the Soviet Union. Now imagine how rare  they were in the service of the traffic police and the Interior Ministry of the USSR! These cars are official cars  have been driven in Moscow and its region. In the posting, there are cars of brands like Volvo, BMW, Nissan, and of course
Mercedes (although in fact, the range was wider, and there were a few more models of various production). And according to unconfirmed reports the traffic police of the USSR had 2 cars Porsche 911. I wonder whom they were going to pursue if all population had LADAs and Moskvichs with 80 horse power maximum?
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4 Color Photos of Russian Soldiers Inside of the Hitler Bunkers

Color Photos of Russian Soldiers Inside of the Hitler Bunkers

The camp commandant Captain Tom Sylvester immediately noticed three of the newly arrived prisoners, “two were tall, and the third was short, ugly and poorly dressed man." He sent the first two in separate chambers and decided to talk to the third. Suddenly he took off the bandage from his eyes, put on his glasses and said, "I am - Heinrich Himmler." Sylvester immediately called the Secret Service, from where two officers arrived, one of which was Chaim Herzog. In the evening arrived Robert Murphy - Head of the Secret Service at Montgomery's headquarters. Suspecting that Himmler could carry the poison to commit suicide, Murphy said to search
him. A search discovered a vial with poison. Then the doctor noticed strange object in the Himmler’s mouth and decided to bring it closer to the light. Then Himmler's jaw a vial with cyanide and a few seconds later he died (the death was registered at 11:04 May 23, 1945). After the body research, British buried remains of Himmler in Lüneburg Park. However, after some time it became necessary to re-study the body, as there were doubts about the identity of the person of Himmler. The body was exhumed and re-studied, after which it was cremated and the ashes scattered in the forest near Lüneburg.
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0 The secret Nazi base in the Arctic

The secret Nazi base in the Arctic

Remember, we talked about one of the most mysterious companies of Nazi Germany, and most recently the whole world was thundered with sensation: Russian Arctic researchers found a secret Nazi base, abandoned by them during the Second World War. On the Earth of Alexandra Island of Franz Josef Land archipelago, preserved ruins of bunkers, documents, and
other artifacts.   During the research of this godforsaken island, which is within the territorial borders of Russia, scientists have found more than 500 items, including bunker ruins, items of personal use, thrown out gasoline cans and even paper documents that were surprisingly well preserved in cold climates.
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0 Chukotka, the remains of the former greatness

Chukotka, the remains of the former greatness

During our July trip to Chukotka, we visited a very interesting object, reminiscent about the past greatness of the country, which was called USSR. These are remains of the "Yukon" station, one of
46 tropospheric stations of the "North" tropospheric radio relay link. The line had a length of 13,200 kilometers, and provided connection between distant regions of the country.
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