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photo, transport Russian metro stations in black and white

05.02.2015 15:46   

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Photos by Andrey Kruglikov.

These photos of Saint Petersburg and Moscow Metro systems were taken by Russian photographer Andrey Kruglikov. They highlight the rich architecture that Russians see on their daily commutes.

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art, media, Religion, retro, space How Soviet media satirised religion by space allusions

03.02.2015 17:52    ,

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The first furrow in the virgin land of space.

Soviet Union had a lot iof religious satire, The Calvert Journal notes, as shown by selection of beautiful and weird space-themed cartoons from the 1960s.

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history, Science, space, video Sergei Korolev, The Chief Designer

01.02.2015 15:11    ,

Most people have never heard of him during his lifetime. Before his death he was often referred to only as The Chief Designer, because the Soviet leadership feared that the United States would send agents to assassinate him. Engineer and spacecraft designer Sergei Korolev quietly developed the revolutionary rocket technology that we still use today. He is considered by many as the father of practical astronautics.

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art, retro, space 5 space-themed vintage Soviet postcards

26.01.2015 18:50    ,

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The Soviet Union had some problems, but one thing they got right was space art. io9 published gallery of adorable postcards from the USSR made by artists who boldly imagined future life in outer space.

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ethnic, people Ukranian winter carnival

16.01.2015 23:44    ,

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Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images.

Villagers wearing hay bale costumes celebrate the winter festival of Malanka on January 14, 2015 in Krasnoilsk, Ukraine. The holiday is celebrated on New Year’s Day of the Orthodox calendar. It involves dressing in costumes and going from house to house as a group singing traditional songs.

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