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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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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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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Lets Keep Our Feelings Alive Even When We Get Old

Lets Keep Our Feelings Alive Even When We Get Old

Nobody wants to live his last years alone, it’s a wish of everyone to have a person you will love with all your heart even when your hair gets grey. Such images are always touching and warm.

The author of the photoshoot is Irina Nedyalkova from Nizhny Novgorod. Her models are Valentina Yasen from St. Petersburg and Sergey Arctica from “Oldushka” agency specializing in elderly models.

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