Preschool Children March In a Military Parade

Preschool Children March In a Military Parade

In Pyatigorsk, Russia, they arranged a parade of “preschool troops”. Small children, dressed in a military uniform, marched along the square to the eternal flame. In general 500 kindergarten kids participated in the parade.

By the way, the official website of Pyatigorsk for some reason deleted all photos of the children who were marching with mock American rifles…

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Patriotic or Idiotic?

Patriotic or Idiotic?

St. George ribbon has become a symbol of the victory in Russia. Each new year there are more and more people who regard it as their duty to attach a ribbon … anywhere… To remember the heroes, probably, or to make any relation to their heroism. From the very beginning it seemed appropriate and beautiful, but now… Just check this out.

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Destructive Fire From the Perspective of a Red Book Bird

Destructive Fire From the Perspective of a Red Book Bird

When winter is over, the Amur region traditionally starts suffering from fires. People from neighboring cities have to breathe heavy smoke, birds and animals have to find another home or die… This video features the fire in the valley of the Gilchin river, Amur region, from the perspective of a Red book bird that saved itself on the power transmission line support. All those creatures on the ground are less lucky, of course…

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Handwriting of a Soviet Five Grader In the 1950s

Handwriting of a Soviet Five Grader In the 1950s

Just a couple of days ago we published some images and a story about the subject of calligraphy in Soviet schools. Handwriting of Soviet elementary graders was amazingly neat (compared to the handwriting of present-day schoolchildren). Here’s another example of handwriting that belonged to some Victor Menshikov, a five-grader of the 1950s. Looks really impressive, doesn’t it?

Some people do not understand all those disputes about the present and the past and think it’s ridiculous to say that things were truly better then. But just look at this. That’s another example of something simple, just someone’s handwriting, but we know there’s much more about it, much more indeed…

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