Awesome Castle near Kiev

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If you drive near Kiev, Ukraine you probably want to take a look on this fairy tale castle standing near the road. People say that this structure impresses them a lot, when during the routine drive they see such a thing standing not far from the road. Many go and try to have a better look up close – so when they arrive a couple of 10 feet tall (3 meter) statues meet them. See details inside:

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Family Photos of Nicholas II Colorized by His Daughter

Family Photos of Nicholas II Colorized by His Daughter

They say that Russian previous Tsar Nicholas II was an avid photographer and had his personal collection of self made photographs. They included some informal shots like his daughter making funny faces etc. His third daughter, Maria, was fond of photography too so she colorized some of his works herself by hand. So here are a few of those photos together with some other family photos of Nicholas II of Russia:

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The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Adygei cheese comes from the Circassian national cuisine. It is made in the Russian republic of Adygeya and in some other places including those located in former Soviet countries. Today we are going to join blogger aslan and visit the creamery not far from Kharkov, Ukraine, where this tasty cheese is also made as well as mozzarella, brinsen and suluguni cheese and other dairy products.

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Highly Secret Soviet Communication Center Under the Ground

Highly Secret Soviet Communication Center Under the Ground

Government and military communication has been important in all times. In the time of a cold war it was crucial to provide faultless information transfer even in the conditions of a nuclear conflict. With such a purpose the system of fortified undeground communication centers was created in the USSR. They were used to transfer the commands to the western force groups located in the Warsaw Pact countries and elsewhere. Today we’re going to show the pictures taken by a blogger deletant who visited one of such centers.

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Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Valerie Medvedev was a Soviet air force technician servicing air force planes and jets. He finished pilot’s college in Russia but instead of being a real pilot he had to work on the ground for over eight years. Later he became a professor in one of the Soviet and then Russian air force universities. The images are pretty much awesome combining an artistic approach and the honest emotions of an officer who had to serve in the distant Russian air field during the late Soviet era. His depiction of planes is pretty much realistic and the people are more comic-like though his attention to the smallest detail – like uniforms etc is pretty much stunning. Also if you look on the top image there is a striped flag on the background – this was an official flag of the Soviet Air Force – it would be a motif on some of the further drawings you’ll see inside:

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