0 Vintage Photos of “Rooks Nest”

Vintage Photos of “Rooks Nest”

  Attack aircraft SU-25 of the 452th Assault Aviation Regiment;
Chortkov airfield; ~ 1987-1992. Last days of Soviet Super Power.
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1 Barbers from Kirov Cut Hair for Homeless Men for Free. Each Person Told Us His Own Story

Barbers from Kirov Cut Hair for Homeless Men for Free. Each Person Told Us His Own Story

The owner of the Kirov male hairdresser Eugene Bukharin and his workers visited the Center of assistance to persons without permanent residence to make them trendy hairstyles. Barbers had a small talk with the men and brought their hair and beard in proper form. "The idea to cut vagrants came after reading the material on how the European Barber once a week went to the streets and cut homeless We
liked this idea very much because it is easy for us, and people who find themselves in a difficult situation need support and human participation. Hopefully, with our help, beggars seeing themselves new and neat will want to change everythinhg and start life with a clean slate. Our plan is to make trendy haircuts for boys from the orphanage," said Eugene Bukharin.
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0 Tornado in the Vitebsk region of Belarus

Tornado in the Vitebsk region of Belarus

Yesterday, July 11, the residents of Vitebsk region of Belarus witnessed an unusual natural phenomenon for the region – a tornado. After heavy hailstrom, the clouds were very low and formed a vortex that swept away everything in its path. The tornado ripped the
roofs off 20 houses and 3 farms, knocked down two cranes, left 8 settlements without power and made many other smaller "dirty tricks." 120 EMERCOM officers and 2 brigades of electricians were sent to eliminate the effects of the forces of nature.
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6 Abkhazia. Mysterious country

Abkhazia. Mysterious country

Many countries recognize Abkhazia only partially. It is when there is a border, and the area where people live, there is the government and the police. But there are no maps on the navigator. Even the "Russian" maps. navigator sees Abkhazia on the map of
Georgia. So it turns out that the country is there, but it is not. But I can see mountains, countless cops under each bush (a bush is full of growing tangerines) and convincing me that no one can objectively see, touch, and taste  will not work.
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6 Donetsk. The ruined Airport

Donetsk. The ruined Airport

Here is the place in Donetsk  where only the war remains. It is a ruined Donetsk Airport. A traveller went there and see his pictures and words about this place: I must say right away that though we aren't hippies, there were five of us who went to the airport. Three of us were Russian
citizens, and two of us were the citizens of the NATO countries - Poland and Latvia; two of us (myself and the Pole) had accreditations of "civilian" journalists without the right to visit the combat zone, and only one person from our team was not a guest in the DPR.
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0 Attack on the US Embassy in Moscow in 1958

Attack on the US Embassy in Moscow in 1958

People protest by the walls of the US Embassy in Moscow in July 1958 They were talking about American invasion of Lebanon. Lebanon was living through a civil war. It was an echo of the Suez crisis and Egypt, hostile to Lebanon. There was a rather complicated political structure in
Lebanon, when the country's president was a Christian focused at the West, and the prime minister was a Muslim focused at solidarity to Arab countries. It resulted in the beginning of a civil war in Lebanon, and Lebanese President asked the US for help.
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0 Abandoned airfield Stariy Amanak

Abandoned airfield Stariy Amanak

  After we finally arrived in the village Stariy Amanak of Pokhvistnevsky district of Samara region and visited an impressive war memorial with two anti-tank cannons and fighter aircraft
MiG-15, we got off to search for a long non-operational airfield Stariy Amanak located nearby. It was no trouble to find it: two hangars stand on the hill and can be seen from afar.
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3 The Soviet Union as viewed by foreigners: Herb Gouldon in Moscow of 1961

The Soviet Union as viewed by foreigners: Herb Gouldon in Moscow of 1961

Another foreigner who visited the Soviet Union and
was not too lazy to capture what he saw on film.
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0 How they raise the most famous bridge of St.Petersburg View from the inside

How they raise the most famous bridge of St.Petersburg View from the inside

Drawbridges are the main symbol of St. Petersburg, the main attraction and the main reason for stopping the traffic. Today we will go straight into the most
famous - the Palace Bridge, look at it from the inside and see "that very" button, clicking on which spreads the wings of the multi-ton bridge!
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0 Abandoned military Kraterniy settlement, the Kuriles

Abandoned military Kraterniy settlement, the Kuriles

Simushir is located in the middle group of the Big ridge of Kuril islands. The island is small - only about 60 kilometers long, with 13 km in diameter at the widest part, but there are three active volcanoes. The highest of them is Milne - 1539 meters. On
the northern end of Simushir there is a Broughton bay. In 1978 there was built a military camp - Kraterniy settlement for the needs of the Soviet Navy. As it is evidenced by a well-preserved monument of such a significant event.
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