0 I Come to Saint Petersburg to Look Up At the Sky Thru Buildings

I Come to Saint Petersburg to Look Up At the Sky Thru Buildings

Such yards are usually locked from outside and one has to make a universal key or wait for someone to come out to get inside. But why would anyone need it? Because it's cool to look up
at the sky through buildings or so-called "wells". Tourists usually skip this peculiar attraction of the city, but it's one of the brightest urban features of St. Petersburg.
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1 The USSR In the 30-40s On the Best Photos of Boris Ignatovich

The USSR In the 30-40s On the Best Photos of Boris Ignatovich

Photographs of talented masters of the Soviet time were close to masterpieces. Being so much esthetically valuable, they portray some historic events, everyday life
of Soviet commoners and prominent figures. Right here we collected the best works of a Soviet photographer Boris Ignatovich - all dated the 1930-40s.
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2 Notre Dame Tragedy: Let Russian Specialists Help!

Notre Dame Tragedy: Let Russian Specialists Help!

The tragedy of Notre Dame Cathedral allowed nobody to stay indifferent. The Russian Ministry of Culture advanced a fundraising initiative for the damaged cathedral and the best Russian restorers. But you may already know how historic buildings are restored in Russia... And the problem is not in the lack
of good restorers, Russia has a lot of specialists. Russia does not have good customers who would not interfere in the matters they are not knowledgeable in. So what could happen with Notre Dame if Russian customers applied their own methods of restoration? Let's check it out.
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3 The Museum Each Boy Wanna Come To

The Museum Each Boy Wanna Come To

A photographer Egor Rogalev decided to fulfill his dream and visit the Museum of the History of Cosmonautics named after K. Tsyolkovsky in Kaluga, Russia. "The
rockets under the caps of snow at the museum looked sad... But the exhibition inside was cool, especially the hall of space technologies" - Egor says.
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1 When Pin Up Meets Soviet

When Pin Up Meets Soviet

Valeriy Barykin is an artist who combines social-patriotic Soviet theme with a
pin-up style and the result is really cool. Previous works of the author:
part one, part two. Read more...
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1 Cool Historic 3D Graffiti Appeared in the Streets of Grozny

Cool Historic 3D Graffiti Appeared in the Streets of Grozny

A group of artists from Yekaterinburg have made cool 3D-graffiti images that tell the story of Grozny, Chechnya, on
its streets. In fact they depict museum exhibits and architectural objects of high importance for local people.
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0 Abandoned Estate Of Lavrentiy Beria

Abandoned Estate Of Lavrentiy Beria

Beria was the longest-lived and most influential of Stalin's secret police chiefs, wielding his most substantial influence
during and after World War II. He loved comfort and he needed a houses that would correspond with his high status. 
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2 The Most Splendid Fancy Dress Ball of the Last Russian Emperor (1903)

The Most Splendid Fancy Dress Ball of the Last Russian Emperor (1903)

On February, 11th and 13th, 1903, when the country was in the hands of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II, there was arranged a fancy dress ball in honor of the 290th anniversary of the rule of the House of Romanovs. It was held in the Winter Palace of Saint Petesburg in two stages. All guests were dressed in splendid
"pre-Peter" costumes of the XVII century, made to the design of an artist Sergey Solomko and with assistance of specialists of that historic period. Great prince Alexander Mikhailovich, first cousin of the emperor once removed, recollected the event as "the final big court ball in the history of the empire".
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5 A Heart Warming Stay at the Village

A Heart Warming Stay at the Village

Just imagine you are heading to the Russian village for a nice stay at granny's place. To eat pancakes and pies, drink herbal tea
from a samovar, warm at the Russian stove, have a bicycle ride to the river and do some fishing there... Feel the atmosphere!
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0 Saint Petersburg Is Truly The City of Gorgeous Elevators

Saint Petersburg Is Truly The City of Gorgeous Elevators

There are many interesting things behind the walls of historic houses of Saint Petersburg. Doors, communal apartments, stoves,
floors, decor elements... But what deserves special attention is elevators preserved since the pre-revolutionary times!
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