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20 Japanese Look on Ukrainian Junkies

Japanese Look on Ukrainian Junkies

This photographer is Japanese by origin but looks like he is fond of spending time in post communism countries. He lived for a long time in Romania, and
now travelled to Ukraine and lived among the local junkies making those photos showing how they live and what this lifestyle can lead to.
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12 MI-10K Helicopter in Operation

MI-10K Helicopter in Operation

One of the most powerful loading
helicopters - MI-10K ("crane) in
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22 Final Song of TransShelf Subs Transport

Final Song of TransShelf Subs Transport

One day even the most gorgeous submarines go
to their final journey for utilization. 
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28 Border Guards Day

Border Guards Day

28th of May, 2010 is Border Guards Day in Russia. On this day traditionally border guards walk in the city, bathe in fountains and drink a little bit. This year the holiday ended with a successful fight 100 VS 100! They were separated by three platoons. About 70 fighters were detained, about 30 ones were pushed into ambulance cars, the rest were set free.
Official statement: "the holiday is assigned to demonstrate combat strength of the platoons, to raise fighting spirit of soldiers doing their call of duty for their motherland and state, but first of all, on this day it's customary to remember the feat of those who didn't spare themselves to rebuff invasions of their country".
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Russian city Norilsk

36 All Your Palladium Belongs to Us

All Your Palladium Belongs to Us

This is Norilsk city. Located in Russian Siberia this city hosts the biggest in Russia factory producing "rare" metals. It is even can be called a world leader when speaking about the worldwide production share it contributes. That's like 35% of palladium production, 25% of platinum, 20% of nickel, 10% of cobalt that are being made in modern world come from Norilsk, which makes it having number one of such kind factories in Russia. The price they pay for this is that 2% of total world CO2 production is coming from this city too. The area of 100 000 hectares (50,000 acres) around the city is
consists of burned down forests. It was widely recognized one of the worst ecology city in the world and the average life expectancy is ten years less than the average values across the Russia. Those photos were made there this May, and as you can see that's not a warmest place in the world too. It's common to have the snow in May out there. But life is still going on. More than 160,000 people live there today, and children of the city still think that their place is the best place in the world, as we all someday thought back in our childhood.
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29 Baikonur Photography

Baikonur Photography

Great photographies of
Baikonur cosmodrome.
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16 Toy Soldiers Parade in the Red Square

Toy Soldiers Parade in the Red Square

The usual adult parade on the V-day was followed
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11 Soviet Soda Soft-Drinks

Soviet Soda Soft-Drinks

These cute labels adorned Soviet bottles with various
soda soft-drinks. No doubt - many Russians miss them.
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American Russian Stew 5
26 Russian American Canned Stew

Russian American Canned Stew

During World War II USA has helped great deal to the armies of the allies in every possible way, including sending the machinery and weapons according the so called "land lease" agreement. We have today one of the most exotic parts of this cooperation, that was very appreciated by Russian soldiers and was famous long after the war was over. This exotic American give away was a
production of a special canned pork stew designated to Russian troops and prepared according to the Russian traditional recipe. Russian soldiers are not used to those capitalistic foods you might supply us, bring us "The Tushonka", this might was in minds of Russian generals who asked American government to send this special food to the front lines.
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Russian Lord of the Rings 2
48 Russian Lord of the Rings

Russian Lord of the Rings

Those are the Lord of the Rings heroes we all know but probably never had seen them like this before. In Soviet Russia they had that book too, it was not a full trilogy but illustrations were made by
a local artist and look very different from the ones there were in the Western World. Can you guess all of the characters depicted here? The hint, the one on the cover is Bilbo.
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