Selected Shots of the Soviet Past

Selected Shots of the Soviet Past

Twenty four (or there abouts) bright photos from the Soviet years from 1921 to 1990. These photos have been selected to remind us of how it was and just to enjoy. Let’s start without further ado. By the way, the first photo is not just some semi-naked dudes, but famous Russian athletes from different sports engaging in arm-wrestling in 1980. Let’s move on: 

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Russian Tactical Drill on Pacific Coast

Russian Tactical Drill on Pacific Coast

I am not big fan of the army marching and showing what they have, however they do do this and it makes for pretty nice photos of the military equipment, which are to my taste and looks pretty captivating, so why not post them? Also, they do it in Primorye, which is on the Pacific Coast, and not for the first time. Basically they have drills there (and not near Ukraine), and lately there are rumors in Russia that the Chinese army has been moved closer to the border, so maybe they are doing something there. Anyways, here are the photos:

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Thousand Feet Underground: Salt Caves Used for Treatment

Thousand Feet Underground: Salt Caves Used for Treatment

Kiril Kuletski, a photographer, has visited a unique treatment facility in Ukraine. This is an underground salt mine which has been used for more than forty years to treat respiratory difficulties and it has been proved to be doing this well. No walls, nothing but pure salt caves. So people come deep inside the mine to spend a night, or a few nights. How deep is this? Over 300 meters (1,000 feet) deep! Let’s see more:

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Beautiful Shots of Moscow from Above 2014 and a lot info

Beautiful Shots of Moscow from Above 2014 and a lot info

From time to time, we have seen Moscow as well as other cities from above. However, the city changes and people come up with new ways of getting photos, so let’s see a very fresh set of photos of Moscow from above taken recently in 2014. Very nice and colorful in the moment when the day changes to night so illumination is already on on many buildings but you can still get a glimpse of the fading day.  BUT THIS POST IS NOT YOUR REGULAR POST. It really is a MUST SEE! There is a lot of new stuff to learn about Moscow and these beautiful, beautiful photos! Come on, see it inside! And remember photos are clickable and can be viewed at a much larger size and scrolled from one to another with arrow keys!

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Russian Dramatic Theater in 1958

Russian Dramatic Theater in 1958

Very colorful photos of Russian theater back in 1958, actresses and actors. It is highly recommend to see them. Even though there are not many photos, they are very bright and telling. Also, the photos are clickable for larger sizes. They say these were taken in Arkhangelsk (the same city where the previous photos of the submarine were taken).

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Sauna in the Typhoon class Submarine

Sauna in the Typhoon class Submarine

You might not have known that the largest submarine in the word, the 174 meter (575 ft) long submarine of the Typhoon class, has got a sauna inside. Ok, once you’ve learned this you probably can imagine a pretty big roomy sauna (as the submarine is so big) but no, the sauna is pretty humble. Oleg, the blogger, has taken a rare chance to sneak into this underwater giant and take some photos of its “SPA” center. Let’s see!

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Moscow Airport DOMODEDOVO from Above

Moscow Airport DOMODEDOVO from Above

So if you ever travel to Russia and your ticket has “DME” written on it, it means that you are coming to Domodedovo airport, one of a few Moscow airports. Here are the sights you might be lucky enough to see from onboard the airport if there are no clouds, if it is not a night flight and if you have a window seat. If you don’t plan to come, here are the photos of one of the Moscow busiest airports taken by Alex:

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