4 Spooky Dolls of Chernobyl

Spooky Dolls of Chernobyl

Alexander has travelled to Chernobyl nine times. He says that of course it looks pretty dramatic - all the empty houses, forest grown inside the house with bushes higher than a few stores, abandoned things and furniture in the apartments. But what touches him most are the abandoned little dolls that still can be found under loads of dirt, dry leaves, they are still there, as they
were left in 1986. "Epsecially I was moved by the dolls left in the empty kindergartens and pre-schools. Those dolls symbolize something that has been lost forever - the lost childhood. The open eyes of the dolls - they look at you and wait if you can change the things back, to the used and well known routine". Want to see more? Welcome inside:
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2 Zhostovo Trays Traditional Russian Craft

Zhostovo Trays Traditional Russian Craft

Zhostovo is a village in Russia which is famous for its traditional painting style. It originated there in midst 19th century. The main item they traditionally use as a target for their skill application are
the metal trays first coated with a few layers of putty and then painted by Zhostovo technique and lacquered. If you like to see more of those as well how they are being produced welcome inside:
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10 An Innovation Day: Exhibition of Novelty Armaments

An Innovation Day: Exhibition of Novelty Armaments

August 2014 there was an "Innovation Day". But basically this was an Innovation fair of the Ministry of Defense of Russia. So the Russian blogger Said who is fond of military equipment
(according to his posts) has visited this fair and is now sharing what he saw there: the most innovative military machinery and weapons according to 2014. Want to take a look:
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4 Abandoned Milk Factory in Novocherkask, Russia

Abandoned Milk Factory in Novocherkask, Russia

I am not sure, but as far as I recall despite lots of abandoned places posted on this blog, we didn't feature any milk factories. In Soviet Russia milk factory was basically called a place which under the order of the Soviet State was producing different sort of milk products all under the same brand. Those could include a few types of milk of different fat contents, cottage cheese, sour cream, cream, ice cream, kefir and other
products made out of cultured milk. Surprisingly, those didn't produce any yogurt, and most of Soviet people didn't try yogurts in their life, until the USSR collapsed. Now this team of urban explorers lead by Vasili has travelled to one of those which lays abandoned from presently recent age - in 2012 he says it was totally closed, so this site he visited has both Soviet and Russian features inside:
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20 Soviet Top Secret Nuclear Airplane M-60M

Soviet Top Secret Nuclear Airplane M-60M

In 1950s the idea of creating the nuclear airplane, the long range strategic bomber powered on the power of atom was considered as a necessity by Soviet generals. At that time there was already built first Russian atomic ice breaker with its independent nuclear reactor on board.
So the plane seemed to be pretty real. To give you a little spoiler on this post - yes, they finally was to able to build a working plane with a nuclear reactor on board which was powering it during the flight. Interested? Let's see how it all looked like:
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6 Orange Snow in City of Saratov

Orange Snow in City of Saratov

People of Saratov city, Russia (population near 1 million people) started massively to report that it started snowing with orange hue snow. From different parts of the city the reports were coming together
with photos. The actual color of the snow was pretty much different on the photos - some snow piles were really orange tinted, others were more close to yellow or brown.  More photos inside:
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1 Ice Sculpting Championship of Russia

Ice Sculpting Championship of Russia

Strangely enough there is a sports (or arts?) competition named "Ice Sculpting Cup of Russia" to which they invite tens of ice sculptors from all over the world to make the sculptures and participate. This year it was held in Perm city Russia (in Ural region) and there were
forty people from over than ten countries - including Argentina, Italy, China, Japan, Thailand etc. If you like such kind of things then welcome inside to see what those masters of ice art have created this winter on one of the main city squares of Perm:
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12 One of the Biggest Scientific Libraries on Fire

One of the Biggest Scientific Libraries on Fire

One of the biggest Moscow scientific libraries that hold thousands of rare ancient Slavic texts was on fire this weekend. Lot's of firetrucks and firefighters arrived on the scene at night but couldn't save the half of the
root falling down inside of the library. It's said that the total area of the library is around 2,000 square meters with 1,000 square meters of it collapsed.  If you want to see more - please inside:
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3 Shuldan Tower in Crimea

Shuldan Tower in Crimea

A blogger Sergey has visited a "very special" as he calls place in Crimea called Shuldan. It has a rock standing
monastery and this tower is its chapel. Sergey has made some  photos there, so let's see what's this place is about:
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4 New Ukrainian Tank

New Ukrainian Tank

Ukrainian tank factory in Kharkiv presented a new vehicle these days - their take on a tank mixed up with a ligher armored fighting vehicle. They gave it the name BMP-64 and for
now only two test specimen were produced, both of them are on those photos. Just a few photos but maybe you want to take a look what Ukrainian military is up to now:
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