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With the collapse of the Soviet Union, in Russia, a real boom in the construction of new Orthodox churches has begun. Most of them are quite similar, without interesting architectural solutions. However, there are some exceptions.

For example, take a look at the Church of the Holy Igor of Chernigov in Novo-Peredelkino – a district of Moscow located 30 km from the Moscow Automobile Ring Road (MKAD). Church of the Holy Igor on Google Maps. Photos by: Vladimir Dar.

amazing church in the new Russian style

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Jun/17

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Kolomna – the view from above

Kolomna is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of the Moscow region, located 113 km southeast of Moscow. It is a major industrial center and transport hub, a river port on the Oka River.

According to the latest archaeological excavations, Kolomna was founded in the middle of the 12th century. One of the main attractions of the city is the Kolomna Kremlin, a partially preserved rare monument of the ancient Russian defensive architecture. Photos by: Vadim Razumov.

fly over Kolomna

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Kolomenskoye, a former royal residence, is a well-known art historical-architectural and natural-landscape museum-reserve. It is located south of the center of Moscow and covers an area of 390 hectares.

One of the sights of this place is the reconstruction of the Palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich – a wooden palace originally built in the second half of the 17th century.

beautiful spring scenery

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The second part of unique photos taken by Major Martin Manhoff, who spent more than two years in the Soviet Union in the early 1950s as an assistant to the military attache in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

The first part of the photos.

View of the Kremlin from Moskvoretskaya Embankment.

Moscow in the early 1950s

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Major Martin Manhoff spent more than two years in the Soviet Union in the early 1950s. He worked as an assistant to the military attache in the U.S. Embassy, ‚Äč‚Äčlocated near Red Square.

Manhoff, being a gifted photographer, shot hundreds of scenes from everyday Soviet life – both in Moscow and in other regions of the USSR.

Construction of the hotel “Ukraina” from the roof of the U.S. Embassy on Novinsky Boulevard. On the left you can see the Church of the Nine Martyrs of Cyzicus (1954).

Moscow in the early 1950s

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Kolomna is a city with a population of about 143 thousand people located about 113 km southeast of Moscow. This is one of the oldest (the first mention in 1177) and the most beautiful cities of the Moscow region.

One of the main attractions of Kolomna is a partially preserved rare monument of ancient Russian defensive architecture – the grandiose Kolomna Kremlin (1525-1531). Photos by: maximus101.

magnificent fortress

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Church of the Intercession at Fili is an Orthodox church located in Filevsky Park district, in the western administrative district of Moscow (Novozavodskaya Street, 6).

This architectural monument of federal importance is a fine example of early Moscow baroque. The church was built by the boyar Lev Kirillovich Naryshkin, the uncle of Peter I, in 1690-1694. Photos by: Pavel Labutin.

Church of the Intercession at Fili, Moscow, Russia, photo 1

beautiful church

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Jan/17

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Moscow covered by low clouds

This weather happens in Moscow only a few times a year. Warm cyclone comes after heavy frosts gradually displacing icy air from the city.

At ground level, you can see only dull gray clouds, but if you climb higher, for example, at the Ostankino TV tower (340 meters), you will enjoy the following breathtaking views. Photos by: Dmitriy Chistoprudov.

Moscow covered by low clouds, Russia, photo 1

Moscow from above

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The Pashkov House is one of the most famous classic buildings in Moscow. Today, it is owned by the Russian State Library. The building is located on a hill overlooking the western wall of the Moscow Kremlin, at Vozdvizhenka Street, 3/5, building 1.

This architectural monument, built by order of the captain of Semyonovsky life-guards regiment Peter Pashkov in 1784-1786, was designed presumably by the architect Vasily Bazhenov. Photos by: Vladimir d’Ar.

Pashkov House, Moscow, Russia, photo 1

beautiful building

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The Central Air Force Museum is a museum of the history of aviation technology located in the village of Monino in Shchyolkovsky district of the Moscow region, 23 km east of Moscow.

The museum, opened to visitors in 1960, has a rich exposition of helicopters and aircraft of civil and military purposes, as well as weapons, tools, uniforms, artwork. The exhibits are located in the open air, in two hangars and six exhibition halls. Photos by: Andrey Khachatryan.

Central Air Force Museum, Monino, Russia, photo 1

explore one of the largest aviation museums

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