The First Soviet Successfully Separated Siamese Twins

The First Soviet Successfully Separated Siamese Twins

Anya and Tanya were born on the 9th of April, 1990 in Chelyabinsk. When the nurse unwrapped them for a mother for the first time, she began to cry – the babies had one stomach for the two. But today, looking at them, it is hard to imagine that once they were so much different from normal people. All this thanks to a prominent surgeon and wonderful person Lev Novokreschenov, who took the challenge to separate the girls.

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The 1st of May: The Holiday of All Soviet Working People

The 1st of May: The Holiday of All Soviet Working People

The 1st of May is celebrated in Russia under the slogan “Mir, Trud, May” (“Peace, Labor, May!”). It was the day of marches and military parades, the day of the international solidarity of all working people in all Soviet cities. Let’s feel the atmosphere of the holiday looking at these memorable photos.

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Epic Fail Poster For the Victory Day

Epic Fail Poster For the Victory Day

In Saratov, Russia, they decided to show patriotic feelings and hang such a poster on the facade of the dormitory of the Saratov State Agrarian University. The poster dedicated to the 9th of May, the Victory Day widely celebrated in Russia, portrays the moments of the military chronicle of the war time. The idea seems to be good, but stop for a moment and have a closer look at the poster…

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Life in the Northernmost City of Russia

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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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