The glossogenetic tree of Indo-European language.
"The words of language are not inherited biologically, but are passed on culturally through learning. This process of ‘cultural evolution’ generates a hierarchical tree of relationships among languages, here illustrated by the Indo-European family. Just as descent with modification in biological evolution (phylogeny) leads to phylogenetic trees, so the analogous process in language change (glossogeny) can lead to glossogenetic trees."
Yes, there is way more to Russian literature than just than Tolstoy and Dostoevsky (and Putin’s autobiography).
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”
“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!”
-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.
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
Russian Interior Ministry’s (МВД) ensemble singing Get Lucky by Daft Punk
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.