Seems that in Soviet Russia they had also an accident based on the actions that caued 9/11 tragedy. Though in Russia it happened thirty-three years ago, in 1976. Not much of Russian people know about that accident, it was not in Moscow or Saint-Petersburg but in rather small city of Novosibirsk, known as "Science City" - the place where a lot of Russia research centers were based in Soviet times. Even these days this city is said to be the leader in Russian offhore programming companies - tens millions dollars of offhore programing orders come there from all of the Western world. So, back to what has happened in late seventies there. Actually it was the same scenario when man took the plane and crashed into the multistored building on purpose, with evil plans of kill and destruction in his mind. Of course, the reasons and the scale of the accident was less smaller than twenty five years later in New York city. The thing that inclined him to this was pretty known to most of you married folks - he wanted to kill his mother in law. It's hard
to understand now, how such way of revenge to his wife's mother could come into his head in Russia, where no private aircrafts were owned neither companies could own any. As has been said he was a "bright comrade of Young Communist party, having access to training planes of Soviet Youth Sport Organization". So one day he turned from a bright comrade to an evil pilot. It's hard to believe but he found this house correctly among the hundreds of same looking ones of the Soviet typical construction plans building whole cities of blocks of tens same looking houses. He found the correct one and then he pointed it perfectly into the flat where his wife's parents lived. As a result - there were twelve dead and... there was not the mother-in-law among them. She was simply out of the flat that time. They didn't have cell phones at that times, he couldn't call from his plane to check if he is coming right time. And of course the mister pilot was dead too.
We had some shots from this magnificent place before a few times - some of them may be here again, but anyways this place looks cool - the lost Soviet paradise where in the sub-tropical forests of what now is called Abkhazia the old Russian resort Gagri stands, mostly abandoned now.
It's pretty short time needed for the nature to recover and take over what man has created. It's been said that fifty years is enough so that most of the abandoned structures can't be spotted from the airplane. It has passed almost twenty years already.
This letter was sent by the dwellers of this house to the local newspaper of some Russian town. "Dear Sirs, We are writing to your newspaper to inform about the situation taking place with the building in which we live. Since 2007 we pay higher fees for the communal services, but instead
of getting better service and/or getting our problems fixed we are getting it even worse now. " ...then there comes a big list of the problems they are having, but it's better to see that on the photos together with some more excerpts from the letter.
This guy was robbing people in one of the Moscow suburbs. Once he got really lucky when he found a real Russian police badge in the bag that belonged to one of his victims. He figured out that with simple real-life photoshop skills
he could use it to gain more confidence from victims and then.. he got busted. When detectives looked thru his belongings they found that piece of badge and got laughed loudly. Why? You can see why inside.
Some time ago we had some photos of Russian guys playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game for real. They had a lot of cool hardware like AK-47 guns and Soviet style gas masks. For those who doesn't know the game it's game play takes place in Chernobyl, at the powerplant blow up site and so do those guys - they play this game right in Chernobyl where the ground and some metal structures still hold
unreal doses of radiation and people don't live there yet, and it's said they won't in the nearest fifty years. /p> All this don't stop them. This year they have better hardware, better costumes - just like a real thing. Coming from different parts of Russia and other countries just to participate or see this with their own eyes. You can check it out now.
For long years of communists reign there was no free commerce or telemarketing retail sales in Russia. None could start a business or a company, it was not possible. Only the state had the right to be a vendor. Then in one moment things has changed. Now anyone could sell almost anything to anyone. So first experiments sprang out devoted
to the power of direct postal sales bringing out such masterpieces of commerce art like this catalogue. Some photos from those first editions bring smile to every Russian who remembers that times of strange fashion and standards. See yourself what you could by first years after the "perestroika" began.