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Scenic view of the Pskov Krom (Kremlin) – the historical and architectural center of one of the oldest cities in Russia. Today, Pskov is the administrative center of Pskov region and an important tourist center of the north-west Russia.

Pskov was first mentioned in chronicles in 903 AD. Prior to the beginning of the 18th century, Pskov was one of the largest cities in Russia and Europe, one of the most important defense and commercial centers of the country. Photo by Victor Peryakin

Pskov Kremlin, Russia

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Jul/14

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Color photos of Soviet people in the 1950s

In the fifties, Semyon Osipovich Friedland, Soviet photographer and journalist, made a lot of high-quality color photographs in all parts of the Soviet Union.

Thanks to his work, we can now see people’s life in the USSR after World War II. Of course these photos are staged but nevertheless quite interesting from a historical perspective.

Soviet people in the 1950s, photo 1

Soviet historical photos

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Moscow Kremlin 1800 is a project of recreating Moscow city fortress buildings of the early 19th century. It is based on various paintings depicting the architecture of the Kremlin made by artists of the time.

From a historical point of view, these images are closest to how the Kremlin looked like in 1805. Pictures by Moscow Kremlin 1800

Moscow Kremlin in the early 19th century, Russia, picture 1

Moscow Kremlin in the past

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Rostov Kremlin (1670-1683), currently the State Museum-Reserve, is one of the most amazing cultural and architectural objects of Russian heritage. Photo by Alexey Skalin

Rostov Kremlin, Russia

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Leningrad (present Saint Petersburg) pioneers after the announcement of the alarm. 1937. Photographer Viktor Bulla.

There is something sinister and prophetic in this photo. Over the next years, they had a lot to go through and probably only a few survived.

Leningrad pioneers after alarm, 1937, USSR

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Interesting set of photos of Yuri Gagarin – the first man in space. During his life and after death, Yuri Gagarin was shown as the ideal man, the symbol of communism.

But who was he in real life? These rare photos are from the life of the man by the name of Yuri Gagarin.

Physical exercise. Summer 1963.

Yuri Gagarin, photo 1

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Lutheran church in Gross Engelau was built in the 14th century during the reign of power and financial prosperity of the Teutonic Order. Lutheran church tower was often used as an observation post during military conflicts.

In 1807, the Russian officers observed the battle of Friedland from it. In August 1914, Gross Engelau was again in the thick of things, the tower was used by the military again.

Photo of the church before 1945

Gross Engelau Church, Kaliningrad Region, Russia photo 1

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Oct/13

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The Russian Imperial Army, Part 2

The second part of unique high quality historic photos showing various troops of the land army of the Russian Empire.

The first part of the Russian Imperial Army photos

Russian Imperial Army, photo 28

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Oct/13

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The Russian Imperial Army, Part 1

The Russian Imperial Army was the land army of the Russian Empire. Since the second half of the 19th century, the army was formed on the basis of conscription.

The entire male population was subject to compulsory military service from the age of 21. The term of active service in the land army was 6 years, in the Navy – 7 years.

Russian Imperial Army, photo 1

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I would like to share with you the following interesting set of historic photos.

These photographs made by Detroit Photographic Company are showing the visit of the warships of the Russian Empire to the U.S. to take part in naval maneuvers in 1892.

The armored frigate “Admiral Nakhimov”

The Russian Empire warships in 1893, photo 1

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