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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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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.

Cuba

some interesting details

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Jul/14

7

Summer in Kamchatka

Summer doesn’t come to Kamchatka every year, but this year it has happened and we can enjoy this beautiful view. Photo by Igor Shpilenok

Summer in Kamchatka, Russia

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Cosmodrome “Vostochny” is being built in the Far East of Russia in Amur region, near the village of Uglegorsk. The total territory reserved to the needs of the cosmodrome is 1035 square km.

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.

Cosmodrome Vostochny construction site, Russia, photo 1

future of Russian space program

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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

Majestic landscapes of the mountain Ingushetia, Russia, photo 1

amazing scenery

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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

Abandoned church, Pyatino village, Russia, photo 1

abandoned beauty

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Jun/14

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Volgograd speed underground tram

Volgograd speed tram (Metrotram) is a transport system with 22 stations carrying about 10 million passengers annually.

7.1 km long section is built under the city center. Volgograd city speed tram is one of the most interesting tram routes in the world. Photo by parovoz.com

Volgograd speed underground tram, Russia

unique tram in action

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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

The Altai Mountains beauty, Russia, photo 1

beautiful landscapes

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Jun/14

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Suzdal – a thunderstorm is coming

Suzdal is a small town located in Vladimir oblast. It is standing on the Kamenka River, 26 km north of Vladimir.

Suzdal is a town-reserve, included in the Golden Ring of Russia. Photo by Victor Periakin

Suzdal - a thunderstorm is coming, Russia

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