18 Postwar Moscow: Huge Collection of Photos

Postwar Moscow: Huge Collection of Photos

A big set of photographs
featuring life in Moscow of 1947.
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18 Moscow Trees: Then And Now

Moscow Trees: Then And Now

Once Moscow was a green pleasant city. Today it is sooner a stone sack for dirty cars storage. It's hard to imagine that squirrels used to jump and birds used to sing on lime and chestnut trees of Moscow.  People even didn't notice when they disappeared. Due to lack of care some of them simply died others were cut off. And a passer-by of today walks not in the shadows of wonderful trees by through cars parked in dusty streets... The officials say trees
can't survive in so bad environmental conditions. It's nonsense, of course. Trees still feel well in any part of Moscow. They were destructed just because they hampered car owners and businessmen. They covered bright shop windows, signs, banners, they prevented drivers from parking wherever they wanted. However trees created pleasant atmosphere in the streets, because people still prefer walking among trees, not cars.
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1 Magicians Die But Their Houses Remain

Magicians Die But Their Houses Remain

Another historic system of Moscow basements of the 19th century. Magicians die but
their houses remain. They live under the ground so we do not see them.
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2 Fuel Oil Spill Right At the Moscow Ring Road

Fuel Oil Spill Right At the Moscow Ring Road

In the end of April one car turned upside down on the Moscow ring road, the car was carrying fuel oil. It got to a storm water drain and then to a lake which is in the Troparevsky landscape reserve.
As a result fish and birds died. There are concerns that the pollution zone may grow. Since that moment almost two months have passed but no efficient measures have been taken yet.
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1 On Top of the Business Centre Domnikov

On Top of the Business Centre Domnikov

It had been considered that getting on the Domnikov business centre in Moscow was impossible without a special
permission. But it turned out that was pretty simple and now we can show the photos taken from there.
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4 Cave Crickets of Moscow Basements

Cave Crickets of Moscow Basements

Moscow basements are inhabited by many creatures: rats, mice, fleas, cockroaches, bugs, crickets, spiders and it's so remote from the full list... Some guys were installing video
surveillance systems and found a basement full of hundreds or thousands of creatures resembling crickets. It was hot and dump there and the insects seemed to like this climate.
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6 Debunking Myths of the Tower

Debunking Myths of the Tower

This tower of the state scientific centre of Russia is overgrown with legends and rumours, some say that it has unique equipment inside, others
believe it was abandoned in the 80s and will collapse soon. Nobody gave any reliable answers. Let's visit the tower and climb on its top.
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2 The Biggest Moscow Flood of 1908

The Biggest Moscow Flood of 1908

One of the biggest floods of the Moscow river happened in 1908, when flowing water amounted to 2860 m3/s. The river
and the drainage channel united in one corridor 1,5 km wide. 16km2 of the city territory was flooded.
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3 Club of a Hundred Years Old Ladies

Club of a Hundred Years Old Ladies

Wonderful photos from Esquire magazine. These women are hundred years old and over. They were about 10 during the revolution and they were 30 when they suffered WWII.
They lived during different governing epochs, under rule of the tsar, Stalin and Putin. So they have their own opinions of everything in the world.
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6 Moscow From Above: True Colors

Moscow From Above: True Colors

We have published many posts featuring the Russian capital from above, most of them showed
beautiful and interesting city. This one reveals the true colors of the bird's eye city.
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