Dwellers of the Russian North Over a Century Ago

Dwellers of the Russian North Over a Century Ago

The author of this unique photo collection is a Russian photo artist Nikolay A. Shabunin (1866-1907) who dedicated all his life to the ethnography of his native region – the Mezen country and its outskirts.

Nikolay was obsessed by the Russian north, he saw how age-old traditions receded into the past and he wanted to capture the life of those people who could be called “the children of nature” – their mode of life didn’t change for centuries.

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The Last Nuclear Base of Ukraine: Not So Secret Anymore

The Last Nuclear Base of Ukraine: Not  So Secret Anymore

A photographer from New Zealand Amos Chapple managed to get to the territory of a secret underground nuclear base located 185 kilometers away from Kiev. This place is considered the last nuclear base of Ukraine: it had been functioning until 1991 when the country, following the collapse of the USSR, was deprived of all nuclear weapons.

Let’s visit the bunker from where the Soviet army was threatening to the west with intercontinental nuclear missiles.

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Travel to the USSR: Exhibition of Memorable Posters

Travel to the USSR: Exhibition of Memorable Posters

One of the oldest and most prominent Russian tour operators “Intourist” is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2019. The Museum of Moscow became the place of a thematic exhibition “The History of Intourist in a Soviet Tourist Poster”. The event may be called unique – it’s the first exhibition of such kind that tells about the development of incoming tourism in the Soviet Union. The cultural event is timed to coincide with the anniversary of “Intourist” as an exclusive brand with a really long and interesting history.

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The Fatal Cigarette Case That Could Shoot Someone Dead

The Fatal Cigarette Case That Could Shoot Someone Dead

After the WWII the world faced many changes. Among the important things was the opposition of the communist and capitalist worlds with a subsequent arms race and secret operations. That was the time to invent numerous spy gadgets, many of them were really interesting and cool to look at in the present day.

This cigarette case TKB-506 invented by a Soviet engineer Igor Stechnkin, for example, could shoot someone dead…

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Paintings Inspired By Saint Petersburg

Paintings Inspired By Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, the city of its own special atmosphere, has been inspiring talented people for making art. Native to the city or not, they painted its streets, roofs and houses when it was named Petrograd, Leningrad and St. Petersburg. Here is a nice selection of works painted in different epochs but inspired by one and the same city.

On the photo above: “Unknown yard”, Elizaveta Zarubina, 2017.

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