A Journey to Russian Arctics on a Car: No Roads, Polar Bears, Atomic Icebreakers and more

A Journey to Russian Arctics on a Car: No Roads, Polar Bears, Atomic Icebreakers and more

North of Russia is a wild place. No roads, you can’t travel on the car just planes or helicopters. But in winter things change – there an opportunity appears to go on the “winter roads” – roads made of hard compressed snow that magically disappear in spring again This guy used this opportunity to travel to the Northern coast of Russia on his car and see the atomic icebreakers in their natural habitat.  He crossed Arctic Ocean, and besides he met local people who send their kids to school on helicopters, saw abandoned Soviet army bases on Polar islands, Northernmost in the world railroad and many more…

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American visits “Pioneer Palace” in Leningrad, 1958

American visits "Pioneer Palace" in Leningrad, 1958

American traveller went to St.Petersburg in 1958. He went straight to Leningrad’s Pioneers Palace. Those were houses in USSR that attracted youth for their after-school activities, sort of YMCA or other after-school clubs. Kids of different ages were endulging in all sort of activities – starting from painting or other applied art, then got their own swimming pool, dancing clubs, even movie studio to teach kids how to make small movies. Let’s take a look what he saw:

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Soviet Black Sea resort Sochi in 1988

Soviet Black Sea resort Sochi in 1988

Sochi was (is) a Russian and Soviet most popular resort city. It’s located in sub-tropical climate making it stand out in all Russia. During USSR era when people couldn’t leave the country for the warm resorts of other countries they had to come to the Black Sea towns like Sochi so it was really, really crowded. In 1988 a Belgium photographer visited the place and took some awesome black and white photos of the place. Let’s take a look:

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