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Top 7 posts of our blog in 2011

The year of 2011 is coming to an end and we are wishing you Happy New Year and great holidays!

Let’s look back at the posts of our blog that were of the greatest interest in 2011 (ranked by the number of pageviews).

1. Soviet space exploration program was definitely the most popular theme in 2011. It was the year of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight into outer space. Propaganda posters of Soviet space program created in 1958-1963 still inspire and call people to explore the Universe.

Soviet space program propaganda poster

2. The people of Russia living near the space ships launching facilities can see the following amazing sceneries

Space rocket launch view

3. The vast territory of Russia is rich in abandoned objects of various historical epochs. This abandoned school is located in Teriberka village of Murmansk oblast.

Abandoned school, Kola Peninsula, Russia

4. The second part of great posters of Soviet space propaganda. The posters are available in high resolution.

Soviet space program propaganda poster

5. The ecological situation varies depending on the region of Russia we are looking at. For example here is probably one of the most polluted city in the world located in Chelyabinsk oblast.

Karabash - probably most polluted city in the world

6. Abandoned Batkovsko-Olkhovsky peat extraction site located in Yaroslavl oblast can be easily used to shoot post apocalyptic movie.

Fallout scenery - Yaroslavl oblast, Russia

7. Gulag is one of the most tragic pages in the history of Russia in 20th century. While building the infrastructure of Russian North Soviet authorities did not care about the number of human lives that would be lost in the process.

Transpolar railway Salekhard-Igarka, Russia

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1 comment

  • Tomás · December 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Happy New Year 2012 !!.
    This blog is very good and I took a long time without losing any. I read it always comes out, I have it in my favorites.


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