6 Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

The purpose of a good accident prevention poster is to place fear in the hearts and minds of workers, to make them fear breaking the rules, show them where breaking the rules can
take them. And some of those classy vintage Soviet workplace posters are right on point with this. See them here, translated for you. First one above says "Take away your hair".
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6 Huge stone spheres in Mangistau, Kazakhstan

Huge stone spheres in Mangistau, Kazakhstan

These weird stone spheres have puzzled Russian scientists for over two centuries since their discovery in
Kazakhstan in the Russian empire. Some of them are very small, some are large. Take a closer look.
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16 Alisa is a Russian mechanic who is fond of Youtube tutorials

Alisa is a Russian mechanic who is fond of Youtube tutorials

Alisa has an untypical hobby for a Russian girl: she is a self-taught car mechanic. She is fond of watching tons of YouTube tutorials on car repair topics. Then she goes
to her garage and tries it all on real life cars, taking photos and posts in her blog devoted to car repairs which has already become popular among.. men.
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5 Russian Village Oparino Lost Deep in the Woods

Russian Village Oparino Lost Deep in the Woods

This village in Russia is lost deep in the woods. There is no road leading here, except this old rail road. You can't get here by car. In case of emergency, a person has to walk 40 kms to get to the nearest place.
It is surrounded by swamps. Two times a month a small, old train with only one car comes here. Thanks to the Russian blogger Grifon, we have a chance to peek into the life of people here. Let's look!
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2 White Brick Moscow Before the Great Fire

White Brick Moscow Before the Great Fire

As we know, the Russian capital, Moscow, was destroyed by fire in the early 19th century. Napoleon raided the city and also burned it. So basically the city we know now is different from what it was more than 200 years ago. Most of the
buildings were made out of "white stone", including the Kremlin. Of course there are no photos of this time, but there are plenty of vintage engraved pictures of those times which we have here for your viewing pleasure.
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7 Russia: now and hundred years ago, same places juxtaposed

Russia: now and hundred years ago, same places juxtaposed

Some people took an effort to take shots of the same places famous Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorsky has caught on
camera over hundred years ago. They travelled there, framed everything exactly as it was. The result is pretty cool!
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4 Afghan Landing Was a Trick Invented by Soviet Pilots to Land 200 Ton Planes Very Quick to Avoid Being Hit by Missiles

Afghan Landing Was a Trick Invented by Soviet Pilots to Land 200 Ton Planes Very Quick to Avoid Being Hit by Missiles

While landing, planes are very vulnerable to missile attacks from the ground. Especially when they are landing in Afghanistan. Especially during war time. Especially if those planes are huge transport IL-76 planes. So over time, Soviet pilots have developed a unique method to land their 150 ton heavy planes. They call it "An
Afghan Landing". A huge IL-76 comes to the landing strip from the opposite side, then makes a very sharp turn and... lands! Just a crazy trick for such a huge plane. Take a look at an actual Afghan landing made in Kabul, Afghanistan airport in 1989. Also inside is one more video from outside:
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18 Syrians Laugh about Russian Military Power

Syrians Laugh about Russian Military Power

After months of helpful efforts for the glorious Red Army in the Middle
East, Syrian brothers make such videos? How cool is this, Assad?!

10 Flying Spaghetti Monster Church in Moscow

Flying Spaghetti Monster Church in Moscow

A few photos from the first in the world (?) or the first in Europe (??) or maybe just the first in Russia, flying spaghetti monster, or Pastafarianism, church.
The one whose adepts take a photo with mesh colanders on their heads for driving licenses, and the ones who say "Ramen!" instead of "Amen". Take a look.
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4 Kazakhstanian Mercedes to Rolls Royce Shop

Kazakhstanian Mercedes to Rolls Royce Shop

Got an old Mercedes? Want a new Rolls Royce? This Kazakhstani shop makes it possible. Like the shops in Russia which convert old S-Klasse Mercedes to new S-Klasse, these
people also make dreams happen - they convert even older Mercedes into nice looking Rolls Royces. Here are a few photos so you can appreciate the process:
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