3 Photos of Mysterious Franz Josef Land

Photos of Mysterious Franz Josef Land

  The archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, constituting the northernmost part of Europe. Part of the Russian polar properties,
part of Primorsky district of Arkhangelsk Oblast. It consists of 192 islands, which cover an area of 16,134 km².
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0 Lost battery and Gelendzhik catacombs

Lost battery and Gelendzhik catacombs

This is the place of installation of one of the guns of a three-gun battery No. 714 of the Novorossiysk naval base of the Black Sea Fleet. Few people know about it, all paths to this place have overgrown with thorns. Unlike Zubkov battery, this battery is not so heroic. The
battery accepted its first fight on 23 August 1942. Captain Mikhail Petrovich Chelak was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for courage, 10 battery fighters received orders and medals for courage and bravery during the battles for Novorossiysk
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0 5 the most popular Soviet salads

5 the most popular Soviet salads

  Modern young people are accustomed to junk food, Western food, Japanese sushi and other stuff liberally seasoned with flavors. But is it all can be compared with the normal food?  Yes, sometimes it was difficult to
get the ingredients in the Soviet Russia, but almost every family prepared one or more classical Soviet salads at the great feast. And these are the recipes that I want to share with you.  
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0 Lugansk 2016: Around the War Torn City

Lugansk 2016: Around the War Torn City

As we examined LPR capital in the past four parts, now we will go through the far outskirts of distant suburbs and immediate surroundings. There are also a quite traditional attractions like Slavyanoserbskaya manor in Aleksandrovskoe or memorial on the sharp tomb, there is an Aviation Museum under the open sky, that impresses not only with
exhibits but with many signs of war on them, and there is finally a lot of traces of town abortive siege by Ukrainian army in the summer of 2014, whether it is a destroyed airport or abandoned positions near from the unattainable happiness. This post is quite grim - but it is the last about traces of the war in this series.
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1 The Soviet Union as viewed by a Frenchman (1956-75)

The Soviet Union as viewed by a Frenchman (1956-75)

Photos of Jacques Dupaquier, a French scientist, historian, academician of the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, demographer, and at the same time a Marxist and a French Communist Party member who traveled to the Soviet Union several times: in 1956, 1964 and 1975.
"Even in the time of Gorbachev we did not have such freedom in the USSR as in 1956," recalled Dupaquier in the interview, "There was no police control of our delegation, so I separated away from the group and wandered through the streets all alone for hours."
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3 Capital of Rebel Chechnya Grozny City in 2016

Capital of Rebel Chechnya Grozny City in 2016

Grozny City is not like any one of the Russian cities. Wide roads, no mangy five-story building, a lot of cafes and restaurants. And it's in a small provincial town of small
region! Of course, everyone knows the story of Grozny, it was destroyed almost to the ground. But it had been restored. Today it is the safest city in Russia.
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2 Aborigines of Sakhalin in the photos of Bronislav Pilsudski

Aborigines of Sakhalin in the photos of Bronislav Pilsudski

Aborigines of Sakhalin in the
photos of Bronislav Pilsudski
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4 How a student from St. Petersburg brought a Tajik writer back to life

How a student from St. Petersburg brought a Tajik writer back to life

Student Alexander Gushchin from St. Petersburg helped find the family of a homeless man who has lost his memory. One day, he saw a homeless man hiding from the rain under a tree and gave him his umbrella. After this, the young man began to bring him food on a regular basis and talk with him. It turned
out that the homeless is a Tajik writer Mir Zafar, who arrived in the northern capital to work on his new book. After the writer had a stroke, he lost his memory, and his documents were stolen. He landed on the street. Alexander decided to help his new friend and began to act.
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6 Soviet food advertising

Soviet food advertising

  I suggest you to move to the times when advertising was not as tricky and annoying as it is today – the times when there was no such thing as a "target audience" and the key message
was worded simply and clearly: "Demand it everywhere!" Find below the exhibits of the Jurassic period marketing from the Rybinsk Museum of Soviet food advertising...
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1 Space shield of Crimea

Space shield of Crimea

  There is a unique place a couple of dozen kilometers away from Yevpatoria, the huge antennas of which can be seen from afar. It was built in USSR and
now the 40-th separate command and measuring complex as part of the Titov Main Test and Space Centre of the Aerospace Forces is located here.
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