1 Special Vehicles Soviet KGB Used [photos+story]

Special Vehicles Soviet KGB Used [photos+story]

During Soviet era KGB was using different special vehicles for its needs. Visually they didn't look much different from regular cars. However they were much more powerful, much faster, they were more secure and
safe to drive and were loaded with special devices and gadgets. But you couldn't tell them from other cars looking at the traffic coming before you. And here we have some of those cars in detail.
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2 What it Like for Internet Provider Working During the War? [photos]

What it Like for Internet Provider Working During the War? [photos]

A man, technician, working in an Internet service provider in Donetsk region posted some photos showing how it is like to be working in a Internet provider in a region that is being hit by a war. These regions had severe military clashes in the last few years and still being shelled and exchange fires often. But the technical team of the provider still tries to provide
uninterrupted Internet service for the people of the region. Sometimes they have to solve really untypical tasks because conditions are very different from the norm. For example on the first photo you can see an aftermath of a 120mm shell hitting the roof of the building. The shell fragments in turn hit the Internet box with a router and ac/dc converter.
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1 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station Thirty-Two Years Later: How Is It There Now?

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station Thirty-Two Years Later: How Is It There Now?

Thirty-two years ago, on this day April 26th a most famous and probably biggest nuclear accident in modern history of man has happened. A Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant got shocked by an explosion which caused hundreds of casualties a whole city to be abandoned and a lot of nuclear fallout fears and actual pollution
happened. Today we will see how the place looks today and we going to start with those tour buses that leave from Kiev railroad station to bring tourists to Chernobyl. Yes, it's that easy now - you just get to the capital Ukraine and from there you take a tour bus to Chernobyl. This is how it goes:
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10 Chemical weapon samples found at the Yekaterinburg city dumpsite [photos]

Chemical weapon samples found at the Yekaterinburg city dumpsite [photos]

At the city dump site of Yekaterinburg there have been found test tubes with chemical warfare samples. Amongst them is the very well known
and very toxic sulphur gas which has the ability to form large blisters on exposed skin and in the lungs. And there are some more:
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0 Wonderfully Eclectic Communal Tsartist Era Apartments in St.Petersburg [photos]

Wonderfully Eclectic Communal Tsartist Era Apartments in St.Petersburg [photos]

What is a communal apartment? Wikipedia gives this answer: "Communal apartments appeared in Tsarist Russia. The term communal apartments is a product of the Soviet epoch. The concept of communal apartments' grew in Russia and Soviet Union as a response to a housing crisis in urban areas - authorities presented them as a product of the “new collective vision of the future”. Between two and seven families typically shared a communal apartment. Each family had its own
room, which often served as a living room, dining room, and bedroom for the entire family. All the residents of the entire apartment shared the use of the hallways, kitchen (commonly known as the "communal kitchen"), bathroom and telephone (if any). The communal apartment became the predominant form of housing in the USSR for generations, and examples still exist in "the most fashionable central districts of large Russian cities".
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3 What Russian Army Does with Soldiers Mobile Phones [photos]

What Russian Army Does with Soldiers Mobile Phones [photos]

In the Russian army soldiers are not allowed to carry mobile phones or smartphones. They can only use them during their free time, because they are considered to
be working with secrets. However not every soldier hands in his phone to the commanders, and this is what happens with such phones if they are found.
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1 Wooden Airports of Russia [photos]

Wooden Airports of Russia [photos]

In distant parts of Russia you can still see some of the most simple looking airport buildings. Most of them are wooden but are still working and host passengers
waiting for flights, etc. We have a small collection of those buildings here. Starting with this small wooden airport at Seimchan, Magadan region.
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1 What Foods Have Russian Tsars Have Eaten? [story + photos]

What Foods Have Russian Tsars Have Eaten? [story + photos]

What did Russian emperors like to eat? Here we are going to tell
you about their food interests. Some of them were real foodies!
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2 I Saw Some Incredible Stuff: Stories of Western Celebrities in USSR [photos]

I Saw Some Incredible Stuff: Stories of Western Celebrities in USSR [photos]

Sometimes American and Western Europe celebrities had a chance to visit USSR and even the Iron Curtain wasn't a problem. The most usual way to get into the Soviet Country was to go on tour. To get inside with a musical program you had to pass a sort of exam first - your musical creations would be thoroughly
examined by a council of a few Soviet top officials and then they will decide if your creative side is a danger for the Soviet spirit or not. If they find it acceptable you can be admitted inside. And here are the stories of some of the celebrities who were lucky enough to get in.
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3 Russian Super Riot Bus Turned Out to be an Aprils Fool Joke [photos]

Russian Super Riot Bus Turned Out to be an Aprils Fool Joke [photos]

In the beginning of the month Russian websites featured this uber cool riot police bus as a latest anti riot vehicle that is already out on the streets in Moscow. They even had an interview with the engineer who worked in
the project. However turns out it was an April's Fool Joke. Or they backed up and want us all to think it's a joke. Still if you haven't seen the photos of this monster bus you can check them out here.
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