0 The Russian 90s: Lessons to Learn

The Russian 90s: Lessons to Learn

The most controversial time for Russians, the bold 90s, were full of hopes and challenges, many events to remember and some with
the purpose to never let them happen again. On the photo above is the An-124 "Ruslan" catastrophe in Irkutsk, 1997.
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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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4 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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3 Life in the Northernmost City of Russia

Life in the Northernmost City of Russia

A hundred years ago, in 1915, a village was founded on Dickson island in the Kara Sea, today it represents the northernmost settlement of Russia. It partially lies on the island and partially - on the coast of the Yenisei bay of the shore of Peter Chichagov of Taimyr peninsula. The parts are separated by a 1,5-km strait. The average yearly temperature of Dickson is -11,4C. It is populated by 700
people at the most. There is still a polar station there, but its fish factory was closed, the only hospital is about to close too. Many houses are abandoned, a demolition of each costs three million rubles (about 50,000 dollars). Photographer Alexey Nikolaev has been in Dickson twice, in summer and in winter, and now he shares these interesting pictures with us.
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0 Communist In Space: Yuri Gagarin In the Headlines of Foreign Press

Communist In Space: Yuri Gagarin In the Headlines of Foreign Press

Yesterday was the Day of Cosmonautics, guys. And Russia does have a reason to be proud of its space achievements and widely celebrates this day. 56 years ago it sounded like something truly incredible! Flight
into space! The event grabbed hundreds of newspaper headlines in different countries, they all posted images of Yuri Gagarin - the first man who dared to leave the Earth and fly into the unknown.
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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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5 The Soviet Woody

The Soviet Woody

Traditionally all "Moskvich" generations had a commercial modification. "Moskvich" 400 was not an exception. It was produced simultaneously with the van of 400-422 model (later 401-422).
Its body, as it was trendy in the 30-40s, was made from wood, but it was not just a tribute to fashion - rather an attempt to adjust to the situation in the post-war USSR.
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7 Scary Finding of a Russian Collectioner of Antiques

Scary Finding of a Russian Collectioner of Antiques

Sergey Popov, 26, has been collecting antiques for several years. His final finding turned out to be shocking and
frightening. At the construction site in the center of Kaliningrad he found a strange bottle with unusual "candies" inside...
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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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0 Leningrad In Its Sweet 1961

Leningrad In Its Sweet 1961

A western photographer who calls himself on the web as gcosserat is telling about his visit to Leningrad in the early 1960s: "In summer 1961 I was in Helsinki and decided to take a chance and go to Leningrad by a Baltic Line ship for a couple of days. This was the cold war times, when propaganda machines
on both sides of the iron curtain convinced people how hard and severe life is over there - "on another side". And I was impressed to see that people in Leningrad were living their normal life, I was even subconsciously trying to picture things that would strengthen my stereotypes".
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