2 Rise And Fall Of Soviet Stratonautics In 1933-1934

Rise And Fall Of Soviet Stratonautics In 1933-1934

USSR-1 was a high-altitude balloon built in the USSR. On September 30th, 1933 the high-altitude balloon USSR-1 reached an altitude of 19 km with Prokofyev, Godunov and Birnbaum aboard. In 1932, they
formed a committee on exploring stratosphere. One of the goals of the committee was construction of another high-altitude balloon that could reach an altitude of 25 km with people aboard.
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3 The Moscow Museum Of Water

The Moscow Museum Of Water

Let's check out what the Moscow Museum of Water has to offer (actually, this museum
is more about Mosvodokanal, a water supply company in Moscow, than water).
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0 The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

The Triumphal Arch of Moscow was built in 1829-1834 on Tverskaya Gate Square to
Joseph Bove's designs in order to commemorate Russia's victory over Napoleon.
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4 Mamayev Kurgan. The Beginning

Mamayev Kurgan. The Beginning

Before the war, local people would call this area a hillock which sounded like "mamay". During the Battle of Stalingrad it was named Vysota 102
("Height 102"). The area acquired its new name (Mamayev Kurgan) after a reporter mentioned the word "kurgan" standing for "tumulus".
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1 I Am A Father

I Am A Father

They speak a lot about women in early spring highlighting their contribution into family relations and bringing up
children forgetting about men and their role in this. Let's ask some men what it means for them to be a father.
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6 The Spirit Of Old Time, Part 2

The Spirit Of Old Time, Part 2

You may have seen some exhibits from the collection of Oldtimer Gallery opened in Moscow on March, 8th
in our previous post. This one features more up-to-date vehicles and military hardware.
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9 Soviet Epoch In Photos by Mark Markov-Grinberg

Soviet Epoch In Photos by Mark Markov-Grinberg

On February 28 a unique retrospective exhibition presented by the photographer Mark Markov-Grinberg (1907-2006) opened
in the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography. It represents over 150 photos made during the Soviet epoch.
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3 Helicopter Tour Around Moscow

Helicopter Tour Around Moscow

These amazing photographs of Moscow were taken from a helicopter. They picture the city
the way it looks in summer and in the wintertime! Which one do you like best?
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6 How Dogs Serve In the Army

How Dogs Serve In the Army

The place we are going to is not far from Dmitrov, it's the methodical and cynological centre #470 and the military nursery "Red Star". Sheep dogs are probably the most
popular in the army. Here, in the nursery that opened in 1924, the dogs get training, serve in hot points, stand guard over the border, look for mines.
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11 Moscow Of The 1920s In Pictures By International Photographers

Moscow Of The 1920s In Pictures By International Photographers

In this report you will find pictures taken by international photographers who visited Moscow from
1920 till 1929. The photograph above pictures a demonstration held in Moscow in 1920.
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