USSR In the Early 1970s: That Very Nostalgic Feeling

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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.

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Funeral of Stalin And How Soviet People Recollect That Day

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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.

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Faces of the Soviet Epoch

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Mirny, the Town On the Edge of The Abyss

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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!

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Sport Is Not About Selfies And Protein Smoothies

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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.

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