Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Haitian photographer, artist and engraver Gerald Bloncourt was forced to leave his native land and move to France in 1946, where he won international acclaim in all spheres mentioned above. Paris gave him education and development. Gerald was working as a press photographer for popular magazines, his pictures were expressive and precise. He knew how to show life from all sides, being a true master of photo-portraits. Even outstanding people looked different on his photos, the way nobody’s seen them before.

Here is a collection of photos made by Bloncourt in the Soviet Union in the 50-60s.

On the image above – the world first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961.

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New Russian Oceanarium Promises to Be One of the World Best

New Russian Oceanarium Promises to Be One of the World Best

This year a new oceanarium will open on the island Russkiy in Primorye of the Russian Far East. It’s going to welcome the first visitors in May.

The Primorsky oceanarium promises to be in TOP 10 best oceanariums of the world, Russia itself has no other oceanariums to compare with this one. The main building whose area is 35 thousand square meters will accomodate 500 aquariums for eighteen thousand kinds of fish and mammals.

This oceanarium is not only an entertainment object, but a scientific base as well. Hundreds of scientists are going to work there.

Blogger smit-smitty has visited the place for a photo report.

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Bathhouse For Ice Swimmers on the State Line

Bathhouse For Ice Swimmers on the State Line

Blagoveschensk is a small Russian city bordering China. It is separated from the neighboring country with the Amur river. Locals began to practise ice swimming more than ten years ago. But they had no place to warm after all. They they do. This bathhouse is only one in Russia located at the frontier.

Blogger smit-smitty has visited the place and took interesting photos..

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Motors of War Exhibited in Moscow

Motors of War Exhibited in Moscow

These days, March 18-20, “Krokus Expo” exhibition center of Moscow, invites people to see different cars of the war time made in the USSR, Germany, USA, England, France, Canada, Italy and Japan. The best museums of the capital and private collectors present their treasures to public as part of exhibition “Motors of War”.

Eugene Chesnokov has made good photos from the place. Enjoy them right now.

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