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flavorpill:

Yes, there is way more to Russian literature than just than Tolstoy and Dostoevsky (and Putin’s autobiography).

10 Wonderful Russian Novels You Probably Haven’t Read


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ineedthatseat:

Soviet space propaganda posters, 1958-1963

“I am happy - this is my work joining the work of my republic”

“Soviet man – be proud, you opened the road to stars from Earth!”

“We will open the distant worlds!”

“Glory to the Fatherland of Heroes!”

“We were born to make the fairy tale come true!”

“Socialism is our launching pad”

“Conquer space!”

“Fatherland! You lighted the star of progress and peace. Glory to the science, glory to the labor! Glory to the Soviet regime!”

“Through the worlds and ages.”

“In the name of peace and progress!”

(Source: BuzzFeed)


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gremlin-from-the-kremlin:

Aral Sea

-Formally one of the four largest lakes in the world.

-Has been steadily shrinking after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet irrigation projects.

-The shrinking of the lake has been called "one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters".

-Receding sea has left the plains covered with salt and toxic chemicals left from weapons testing, industrial projects, pesticides, and fertilizer runoff. 

-Toxic dust storms cause several health problems and kill crops in the region.

-Once had a large and booming fishing industry. The lake reportedly accounted for one-sixth of the Soviet Union’s fish catch. 

-Estimated overall cost of damage to the region is estimated at 35-40 billion rubles.


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touchrussia:

More than ten years ago, Moscow artist Leonid Tishkov created a light object in the shape of the Moon. Calling his project “Private Moon”, Tishkov started his journey, from the roof of his workshop in the south of Moscow to Paris. These poetic photographs document this years-old artistic performance
Source: Leonid Tishkov

touchrussia:

More than ten years ago, Moscow artist Leonid Tishkov created a light object in the shape of the Moon. Calling his project “Private Moon”, Tishkov started his journey, from the roof of his workshop in the south of Moscow to Paris. These poetic photographs document this years-old artistic performance

Source: Leonid Tishkov


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Russian Interior Ministry’s (МВД) ensemble singing Get Lucky by Daft Punk

Fantastic ))


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borntoberussian:

gardeninginheels:

(via Crooked woods)

танцующий лес!
я скучаю по тебе!
Someone went off the path. There is no way to get such excellent pictures on the path. 

borntoberussian:

gardeninginheels:

(via Crooked woods)

танцующий лес!

я скучаю по тебе!

Someone went off the path. There is no way to get such excellent pictures on the path. 


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nostalgia-shake:

isaia:

The Original Russian Animation of “The Snow Queen”

Wow, the animation was so fluid, I thought it was CGI. But this is traditional animation from 1957!!

(Source: russian-and-soviet-cinema)


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gunsandposes:

SOVIET SPACE DOGS — On August 19, 1960, canine cosmonauts Belka (“Squirrel”) and Strelka (“Little Arrow”) were launched into space for a day in orbit aboard Korabl-Sputnik-2, along with a gray rabbit, 40 mice, 2 rats, and 15 flasks of fruit flies and plants. Both dogs returned safely. Strelka later gave birth to a litter of six puppies, one of which was given to JFK as a gift for his children.

gunsandposes:

SOVIET SPACE DOGS — On August 19, 1960, canine cosmonauts Belka (“Squirrel”) and Strelka (“Little Arrow”) were launched into space for a day in orbit aboard Korabl-Sputnik-2, along with a gray rabbit, 40 mice, 2 rats, and 15 flasks of fruit flies and plants. Both dogs returned safely. Strelka later gave birth to a litter of six puppies, one of which was given to JFK as a gift for his children.

(Source: youtube.com)


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I continue to wonder why Chekhov says “wessels” instead of “vessels”. The “w” sound does not exist in Russian.