29 Baikonur Photography

Baikonur Photography

Great photographies of
Baikonur cosmodrome.

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
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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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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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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42 A Fairy Tale of the Soviet Monolith

A Fairy Tale of the Soviet Monolith

Photographer Jason Eskenazi from the USA visited Russia in 1991 for the first time, it was on the eve of the August putsh, and since then he has returned to post-Soviet countries many times. The result - some exhibitions and a book "Wonderland: A Fairy Tale of the Soviet Monolith". His
photographs are rather popular in the west. Jason says that USSR is a gloomy utopian nightmare . He believes that it's a tragedy that people of the ruined empire, who are not ready for a new life, who don't see their place in future,  feel nostalgic about the communistic past.
22 Doctor House Look-Alike

Doctor House Look-Alike

Russia is rich in Doctor House
lookalikes. Check it out!
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15 Reliable Car Safety System

Reliable Car Safety System

This is how some car owners protect their vehicles from theft.  It seems to be
the most serious mechanical protection device you've ever seen!
Gypsy Wedding 1
37 Gypsy Wedding

Gypsy Wedding

That's how Gypsies
celebrate the wedding!
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21 New Adventures of a Blue Pail-Headed Guy

New Adventures of a Blue Pail-Headed Guy

Recently we've told you about the original protest against cars with
flashers, so these are the new adventures of the protestants.