Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

This bay in Safonovo village under a northern Russian city of Murmansk is a place of the first aircraft seadrome that appeared in 1936. Today it’s a location of the Museum of Northern Fleet Aviation.

It was reopened last year after reconstruction, now it has a new hangar for aircrafts which is a good historical exposition.

On the image above is a Be-6 monument in the bay.

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Most Awesome Looking Chocolate from Russia

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The artisan chocolate theme is pretty popular now, no problem with this. Here and there little “hipster” companies appear making “all raw, 100% organic, fairtrade small batch true chocolate”. However, Russian hipsters are different. One guy, let’s call him Alex, has created something that look like a very very awesome chocolate for any guy. Guns, bullets, Soviet memorabilia, wrenches, bolts, shoe horns and many many other “rusty” things are in reality are chocolate bars in full size and the rusty brownish tint is a chocolate powder. You won’t believe your eyes how realistic it all looks! Let’s see:

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The First Photos of Moscow

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It is commonly believed that the first photo was made by a Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. As for the first daguerreotypic photos of Moscow – they are dated July 5th, 1839. It’s when citezens found out about the amazing machine, dagguereotype, that created incredibly precise images without any drawing or painting.

The first photos were shown to public on October 23rd in the shop of K. A. Beckers, he both sold the new magic devices and made photos of the city to order.

The first known to public photos of the Russian capital are dated 1842. Exposure took 30 minutes then, photos were colored, added figures of people to. So they sooner resembled painted pictures.

The unique photographs you are about to see are the oldest dagguereotypic images of Moscow.

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Royal Park And Palace Complex of Oranienbaum

Royal Park And Palace Complex of Oranienbaum

Lomonosov is a municipality located near St. Petersburg, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. Until 1948 it was named Oranienbaum. This small town is primarily interesting for its park and palace complex, the Russian royal residence is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and it has the same name – Oranienbaum.  Have a look and see what was it like many years ago.

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Dark Face of Socialism by Vlad Sokolaev

Dark Face of Socialism by Vlad Sokolaev

Soviet photographer Sokolaev has called his series of photos something that can be translated as “Unattractive and hidden side of socialism”. He was taking those photos in a twenty year period from the 1970s to the late 1980s. Of course, Soviet powers would not tolerate such views of their state. However, the series turns out to be really dark and gloomy and really causing of awe when viewed now, almost forty years later. Take a look, awesome photos!

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Russian Solovki Islands in Winter

Russian Solovki Islands in Winter

The Russian Solovki Islands are home to the Solovki monastery. It is located in the middle of the White Sea – deep in the Russian North. Since the days there now are the shortest days of the year, it is possible to take photos only for a couple of hours, so the photographer – Petr – was very worried he would not have enough time to take his photos in the two days he planned to stay there. No worries – photos went very nicely and here they are, thanks to Petr we can enjoy the Northern beauty of this place.

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Rabbati: Ancient Turkish Osman Church in Georgia

Rabbati: Ancient Turkish Osman Church in Georgia

This city has nothing special about it, says Alexander, a Russian blogger and traveller who is known to take awesome photos of places he visits. It’s just an old “Soviet” town in Georgia, only its nature makes it stand out a bit. But what makes it really interesting is an ancient stone fortress called “Rabbati”. This fortification was built in sixteen century by Turkish military. Let’s see how it looks now!

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Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

This is the Russian north, the Arkhangelsk Region, where asphalted roads are not typical. According to blogger muph, it is always nice to be there.

The Oshevensky tract stretches from Kargopol to Oshevensk. Kargopol is a big city (compared to others in the north), while Oshevensk is actually a bunch of villages united under the same title – Oshevenskoye. This place is undoubtedly another treasure of genuine beauty of Russian nature and old Russian architecture at its best.

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