Today we have some previously unpublished vintage photos of Moscow from around 1900 - 1914. The photographs are all by one man - Mr. Sergei Chesnokov. He was not a professional but rather a hobbyist - concentrating on
everyday life of the city. In 1917, after the October revolution, he had to emigrate abroad and then lived in Denmark. Over 1,500 photos were left behind by him, so today lets take a look at a few of them:
The new Ukrainian army mask was presented to public. The model was named "Cyborg", and some bloggers around have been finding a similarity between this new mask and imperial troopers mask out of the movie Star Wars. However despite
the similarities the main purpose of the unit is to protect face and neck of a soldier from grenades fragments. It also can withstand a direct hand gun shot and a rifle shot of up to 20 caliber. More photos inside:
They say that these photos were made in 1931 but then lost for a long time, until recently they have surfaced in an archive, already in color. It's obvious they were not originally been made in color but was
colorized, however the timing of this is not known - they might be colorized at the time of making. Anyways a pretty stunning collection of everyday Russian people life in the capital back in 1931!