Soviets did not use foreign cars abundantly. Only wealthy people could afford them. There is no doubt Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space and the living legend deserved to have one.
Pavel Grokhovskiy is an inventor born in 1899, thru his lifetime he invented a big amount of unusual equipment and means of landing. Right now you will see so-called “suspended coffins” for landing forces of the 1930s. They were used to land from the air on a battlefield.
The Soviet Union was so huge and colorful, so different and multicultural that one who could travel across its enormous territory might have a feeling of being to many many countries. Frank Baumgart was one of those happy foreigners who travelled to various corners of the USSR in 1970-72 and took plenty of interesting photos that look so nostalgic now.
Two-storey tower-block house with a basement, an attic and thick walls appeared at this place in the sixteenth century – approximately in 1583. It was the time when Vyborg city was populated by Swedes. Such medieval burgher fortress-like houses on the Russian territory remained only in Vyborg. They can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
Waifs of the 1920s – children of the first world war and the revolution, terror and hunger victims. According to different versions, in the early 1920s Russia had from 4 to 7 million children deprived of home and parents.
The former Museum of the Revolution now begins to open its photo archives to show portraits of kids who saw two wars, suffered from poverty and starvation.
66 years ago, on March 6th, all Moscow was burying the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, generalissimo of the Soviet Union, leader and teacher, Great Helmsman and father of the people Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (Dzhugashvili). According to the official version, he died late on March 5th from cerebral hemorrhage.
The Moscow radio informed people about his death early on March 6th.
Mirny is a perfect example of human greed. People once decided that diamonds were beautiful, more beautiful than other stones. And they destroyed earth and polluted rivers and nature for the sake of diamonds.
Mirny town in Yakutia is considered a diamond capital of Russia. It stands on the very edge of a giant hole in the ground. When you get close, it takes your breath away – it is amazing what people are capable of!
Do you like sport? What does it mean to you? Do you pay attention to attributes like a comfy shower and hi-tech fitness equipment? Do you like to see yourself in a mirror when you run or lift heavy weights? Or is all you need is a good result and to be in nice physical shape?
All these gyms have been in use since Soviet times, when people had a different attitude to sport in general. Those who come and sweat there do not pay much for gym membership and it’s no surprise that they often have even better results than members of expensive fitness centers.
In year 1977 in Magadan, USSR a real mammoth baby was found in the middle of the field in a permafrost layer. They called him “Dima”. Before the scientists managed to arrive half of Dima was stolen for “souvenirs”. Here is some more facts: