25 War Veterans: Then And Now

War Veterans: Then And Now

On these images you can see the veterans who managed to survive the war and live up to these days. They have been searched all around Russia and former Soviet
republics. Most of them are 80-90 years old, some are already 100+. Look at their "then and now" photos. On the picture above: Valentina, 94, Kiev.
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2 New Military Museum In Minsk, Belarus

New Military Museum In Minsk, Belarus

A new military museum devoted to World War II has opened in Minsk, Belarus, just recently. It is appropriately located right behind the stele "Minsk is a
hero city" erected in 1985. We are going to join blogger deletant and visit the museum right now. The image above is a Soviet flat of the 1930s.
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11 The Worst Russian Roads Can Be Found Here

The Worst Russian Roads Can Be Found Here

— What do you want me to show you? — asks the taxi driver. — What is your city famous for? Show me the most interesting things! — Well let's go and see our roads then! It's the most worthy thing I can show you... That's the dialogue of blogger zyalt who came to visit the city of Yoshkar Ola, Russia, and the local taxi driver. Each city has it's own unofficial showplace...
Samara, for example is a cat capital of Russia, Dagestan is a place notorious for its squatter development etc. As for Yoshkar Ola it has the worst roads in all Russia, according to zyalt. Local papers often cover crazy accidents occuring here. Thus, just recently, one car fell into the hole in the ground while trying to drive into the yard...
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0 Chiatura: Half Dead City of Georgia

Chiatura: Half Dead City of Georgia

A small city hidden in the mountaneous region of Georgia impressed photographer and traveller Pavel Morozov very much, so he spent several days there, mostly on its numerous ropeways. Chiatura is a city of miners that has dozens of functioning and broken funiculars built in the 1950s.
There is an atmosphere of the Soviet epoch in this place, it's clearly felt in half-ruined houses and almost empty streets. Nevertheless, Chiatura was promised a wonderful future back in the Soviet time, because the city had huge reserves of ore and managnese...
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9 Newest Russian Military Vehicles To Be Shown At the Victory Parade

Newest Russian Military Vehicles To Be Shown At the Victory Parade

Blogger i-korotchenko has shared some photos of military equipment that is going to participate in the Victory Parade on May 9, 2015 on Red Square of Moscow.The parade is an
suitable occasion to show the newest achievements of Russian military technologies. On the picture above is an armoured vehicle BTR-MDM "Rakushka" ("Shell").
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4 The House of a Russian Merchant

The House of a Russian Merchant

This house was built in the Russian eclectic style by Nikolay Bugrov, a merchant from Nizhny Novgorod, in the 1880s. Nikolay was a modest and practical man who led a hard life: All of his three wives died young as well as his children. So it's difficult to understand what
inspired him to build such a fairy-tale house. In fact he could be inspired by the "Motives of Russian Architecture" - these publications were very popular in the 1870s. The house of Bugrov was subject to restoration in 2007-2010 so it looks good today.
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2 The Ekranoplan: A New Means of Transportation For Yakutia

The Ekranoplan: A New Means of Transportation For Yakutia

The future has already come to Yakutia! This spring they are going to start using ekranoplans or ground effect vehicles for passenger transportation. Some technical modifications have been made for the vehicles to adapt them to the local climate
conditions. For example, six-blade propellers have been replaced by three blade ones. The first route for ekranoplan "Burevestnik-24" will be Yakutsk-Olekminsk. One way flight (including all stop-overs) will take 5-6 hours.
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6 Abandoned Wood Church Built Without a Single Nail

Abandoned Wood Church Built Without a Single Nail

This wooden church situated in the Saratov region of Russia was built in 1871 without a single nail, as they say. It stopped to be being used for its intended purpose in 1934 when it was transformed into
a granary. Today the shabby and broken building of the church is abandoned. It stands lonely in the field being blown by the wind from all sides. Perhaps it will fall quite soon... 
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2 What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

This airport does not have rescuers, firemen and security... As if to make it even more depressing they mounted a monument to victims
of a plane crash right on the runway! Each time pilots are taking off they see this silent reminder of someone's bad luck...
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1 Russian Weapons At the LAAD 2015 Exhibition in Rio

Russian Weapons At the LAAD 2015 Exhibition in Rio

The exhibition of arms LAAD-2015 is being held in Rio de Janeiro these days. This post is about the high-accuracy weapons exhibitied there
by the Tula factory (Russia), excluding firearms. Antitank and different assault weapons, artillery systems and more are inside.
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