Russian mosfilm museum

40 Russian Movies: the Museum

Russian Movies: the Museum

"Mosfilm" - the composite word made of two Russian words - Moscow and Film - which don't need translation to be understood. Such name was bearing the most popular Soviet movie production company. At that times there were not much of those, and all we controlled by the state and belonged to the state. Soviet bosses allowed big cities to have their own movie studies so they were often having the name of the city/region in its name, that was a
tradition. Besides Mosfilm there were Lenfilm - for Leningrad, Armianfilm for Armenia and etc. The Mosfilm one was one of the most "rich" studios because it was in Moscow where all the necessary Soviet links were connected. So most of the Soviet movie classics come from it. Now it's a fully operating studio too and the owners has opened the museum inside where they collected stuff from old Soviet movies.
Work on Russian North

44 The Arctic Job

The Arctic Job

Arctic job is a hard job. Especially in Russia. From time to time we have the photos of the atomic
ships going to Northern pole and nearby regions. That's another photo session on this.
Russian man

33 Crossing the Road

Crossing the Road

What's she hiding there? You
can take a look.
Russian 9/11

33 9/11 in Soviet Russia

9/11 in Soviet Russia

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.
Gagri, Abkhazia

53 Gagri, Abkhazia

Gagri, Abkhazia

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.
Russian house

27 The Story of the One House

The Story of the One House

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.
Russian criminal faking police badge

26 The Police Badge Fail

The Police Badge Fail

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.
Russian stalker game

48 The Real STALKER 2

The Real STALKER 2

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.
Russian soldier in Afghanistan draws pictures

39 Ballpoint Afghanistan

Ballpoint Afghanistan

This Russian soldier, he was on a few wars, in Afghanistan in Tajikistan and then in Chechnya. He got in real battles and lost many of his friends in action, that's a true story true soldier.
Everywhere he went he took one thing with him that helped him to cope with all that. It was a simple ballpoint pen that he used to draw the most touching memories on the paper.
Russian catalogue

22 The First Retail Catalogues

The First Retail Catalogues

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.

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