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.
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Russia will write off $ 32 billion, which the Republic of Cuba owes Russia on loans granted during the Soviet period.
The total amount of the Cuban debt is about $ 35.2 billion. 90% of the debt ($ 32 billion) will be written off and the remaining 10% will be repaid over 10 years.
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The first launch is scheduled for the end of 2015, the first launch of manned spacecraft – in 2018. The total cost of the project is about $ 9 billion. Several new photos from the construction site taken two days ago (June 1, 2014) by Dmitry Rogozin.
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An exciting walk to the far corners of the mountainous Ingushetia. You can see the unique symbiosis of majestic nature and ancient watchtowers.
Unfortunately, the North Caucasus region remains unsafe because of high level of terrorist activity, that’s why tourist trips there are very risky. Luckily, there are still people who can visit these beautiful places and take some pictures. Photos by Timur Agirov
Trinity Church, built in 1827-1832, is located near Pyatino village (western edge of Ulyanovsk region). Previously, next to the church, there was a manor of noble family of Annenkov.
The church is rapidly decaying; domes and columns in the interior are crumbling. It looks like nobody cares about preserving it. Pyatino landscape is definitely one of the most fascinating Russian landscapes. Photos by av_otus
Volgograd speed tram (Metrotram) is a transport system with 22 stations carrying about 10 million passengers annually.
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This is absolutely insane video with a flight around the Kremlin and other objects in the center of Moscow.
Surprisingly, the quadcopter was not shot down and the pilot was not detained. Apparently, no one expected such courage and foolishness.
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The Altai Mountains are a complex system of the highest in Siberia ridges separated by deep river valleys and vast intermountain hollows.
This mountain system is located on the borders of Russia, Mongolia, China, and Kazakhstan. On the territory of Russia, the Altai Mountains are located in two regions – Altai Republic and Altai Krai. Photos by Andrey Grachev
Suzdal is a town-reserve, included in the Golden Ring of Russia. Photo by Victor Periakin