5 5 Terrible Accidents in the USSR, Which the Soviet Leadership Tried Their Best to Suppress

5 Terrible Accidents in the USSR, Which the Soviet Leadership Tried Their Best to Suppress

As they say in the Russian proverb: the less you know – the better you sleep. Apparently, the leadership of the Soviet Union acted in accordance with this popular wisdom, so it tried to not disturb the inhabitants of the country with bad
news. ... Those were the five large-scale catastrophes that Soviet citizens learned only many years after. All data about them was carefully hidden, so it is still difficult to establish the exact number of victims.
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1 Russian Man Makes a Lawnmower From a Baby Carriage  and an Angle Grinder

Russian Man Makes a Lawnmower From a Baby Carriage and an Angle Grinder

He had an old baby stroller and an angle grinder tool. Just a few
minutes and a self made lawnmower appears. Also a video inside.
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1 Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Lithuania was part of USSR since WW2 and became independent in 1991. Since 2004 it's part of European Union and has euro currency circulating since 2015. But
let's look how the country capital city Vilnius was looking during Soviet Era. Starting with this Lithuanian student of Vilnius State University in 1977.
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1 Echoes of History: Five Remains of the Most Horrid Stalins Gulag Camp System

Echoes of History: Five Remains of the Most Horrid Stalins Gulag Camp System

GULAG was a most massive Soviet system of imprisonment. In the period 1930-1956 over 10 million people (some say 30 million) were jailed and sent to GULAG. After the Stalin's death the
GULAG camps started to be closed down gradually. Not much left till this day. Just a few of them haunt us all as an echoes of old past. Some are in ruins some became museums.
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0 Russian Man Puts Wooden Wheels on His Car [video]

Russian Man Puts Wooden Wheels on His Car [video]

  Russian man puts wooden wheels on his old Moksvitch car to see how it would feel. He says: "someone buy iphone, someone buy fashion clothes, but we spend our
dough in some more funny ways". They got this Moskvitch for 50,000 ($850) so there was absolutely no regrets about the car condition after this drive.
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4 Rare Photos of Homeless Street kids in Russia in 1920s-1930s

Rare Photos of Homeless Street kids in Russia in 1920s-1930s

After the October Revolution and Russian Empire collapse there was a serious problem of street kids in Soviet Russia. It was estimated that there was as much as six
million homeless kids in 1921 whose parents were killed, died from hunger, sent away in prisons, or fled the country. Here are some photos from that period.
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3 15 Old Soviet Car Ads

15 Old Soviet Car Ads

Those are fifteen examples of Soviet style ads for Soviet cars. Most of the ads are not flashy and are laconic. Starting with this "Pobeda" car ad, was one of the first cars in the world to
have "pontoon" body style - the precursor of modern automotive styling without  running boards and fully articulated fenders. 241 497 of those cars were made, since 1946.
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0 In Dagestan 60-Year Old Woman Killed 80 Snakes [photos/videos]

In Dagestan 60-Year Old Woman Killed 80 Snakes [photos/videos]

Sixty year old Sagib Islammagomedova was doing her garden when she
spotted a snake nest. Woman has killed eighty reptiles in total.
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0 12 Forbidden Items Being Smuggled into Russian Prisons

12 Forbidden Items Being Smuggled into Russian Prisons

Russian prison department published some of  their finds of illegally smuggled goods.  Here is the list of twelve examples of forbidden
things that have been tried to be smuggled inside different Russian prisons. Starting with this bath towel with heroin sewn into it. 
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0 Ice Pyramids Unusual Natural Phenomena

Ice Pyramids Unusual Natural Phenomena

  People of Novy Urengoi, Russia see this year an usual
formation of snow/ice melting under the Northern sun.
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