During the Soviet times all the toys were manufactured only on a dozen of state owned factories. All toy designs were certified with Communist Party of Soviet Union and they were lazy to certify a lot so there were not a big freedom of choice for Russian kids at that time. And it wasn't just toys that were the same for almost
everyone. Going from home to home you could see the same furniture, same cloths and same home appliances and all those homes were in the same multi-stored buildings. It was the time of total unification, so if anybody is from that times he would for sure mark most of those toys as "Man, I had them too!"
One Russian guy got so glued to his favorite Mercedes car that he couldn't sell it when it became already too old for him. He ordered to cut it in pieces and mount the full length part of its body to the wall of his apartment before the renovation has started so that to implement it into the new
look of his flat. By the way this model of W140 Mercedes car was extremely popular in mid 90-s in Russia among fast-became-rich guys. It was often mentioned in the funny jokes about new arrived Russian rich guys, so maybe it was also a reason for this strange decision.
A new bridge has been opened a few days ago in Moscow. It was officially named "The Picturesque Bridge" for its like some visual qualities. So some young people decided to visit it and make some photos at night when its "picturesque" lights are on. When they arrived and started
making some photos they have discovered some shocking facts - a lot of pieces of bridge fasteners were missing! And it was not a bridge under construction - it was officially opened and thousands of cars pass over it everyday. Here are some of their photos:
During World War 2 the Nazi soldiers besides their rifles had also cameras handy and made a lot of photos of the conquered territories. Such pictures were banned in Soviet Russia because they didn't fit in the official agenda. According to Soviet propaganda Nazis were not much better than wild dangerous animals killing and torturing civilians and burning down every village they enter. Later, after the collapse of USSR some amount of evidence started arriving from abroad to Russia, showing that it was not so bad under the short German rule for the Russian people, some really enjoyed some freedoms they didn't have under
the Soviet rule. Like on the top picture people depicted throwing rocks at the Lenin monument. Also private property was restored and people could compete freely opening some businesses. Still such talks are not welcomed in modern Russia too because practically every Russian family has someone who was killed as a soldier during WW2 and accepting the fact that it was not so bad under the Nazis means to somehow reject the fact that their fathers died for the better future. Still here are some photos from Germans of Russian people and German soldiers during WW2.