Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

The purpose of a good accident prevention poster is to place fear in the hearts and minds of workers, to make them fear breaking the rules, show them where breaking the rules can take them. And some of those classy vintage Soviet workplace posters are right on point with this. See them here, translated for you. First one above says “Take away your hair”.

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Russian Village Oparino Lost Deep in the Woods

Russian Village Oparino Lost Deep in the Woods

This village in Russia is lost deep in the woods. There is no road leading here, except this old rail road. You can’t get here by car. In case of emergency, a person has to walk 40 kms to get to the nearest place. It is surrounded by swamps. Two times a month a small, old train with only one car comes here. Thanks to the Russian blogger Grifon, we have a chance to peek into the life of people here. Let’s look!

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Afghan Landing Was a Trick Invented by Soviet Pilots to Land 200 Ton Planes Very Quick to Avoid Being Hit by Missiles

While landing, planes are very vulnerable to missile attacks from the ground. Especially when they are landing in Afghanistan. Especially during war time. Especially if those planes are huge transport IL-76 planes. So over time, Soviet pilots have developed a unique method to land their 150 ton heavy planes. They call it “An Afghan Landing”. A huge IL-76 comes to the landing strip from the opposite side, then makes a very sharp turn and… lands! Just a crazy trick for such a huge plane. Take a look at an actual Afghan landing made in Kabul, Afghanistan airport in 1989. Also inside is one more video from outside:

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Posh gypsie village in Moldavia

Posh gypsie village in Moldavia

That’s not some theme park of any sort. Not a museum. This is the so called “Gypsy Capital” – a village in Moldova where the majority of the population are gypsies and they try their best to show off. And it looks like they have succeeded, just look at this St. Peter’s cathedral in the middle of nowhere. More inside.

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