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George W Bush Jr and Sr goofing around

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 9 [20 Pics]

Aug 29 2013

Another photo roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the entire series here.

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Soviet Watch Designs that are Amazing

Beautiful Soviet Era Watch Designs [21 Pics]

May 24 2013

Many professionals agree that the quality and design of such pieces is on par with many of the high-end rivals. Enjoy these HD photos of the best watches from USSR.

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Yuri Gagarin in Rare Soviet Photos

An Inside Look at Yuri Gagarin's Personal Life in Photos [16 Pics]

Apr 19 2013

Take a look at these high quality photos of Gagarin, living his life as an ordinary person. It's great to see photos such as these, as it only adds to the greatness of a character.

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Hitler looking at the 'Gustav' railway gun

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics]

Oct 2 2012

Our first post highlighting rare photos was quite successful (1,300 views). Now you can travel back in time again with our second installment of interesting historical photos. Enjoy!

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Ka 52

The Highly Underrated Eastern Aviation in Photos [21 Pics]

Sep 24 2012

Decided to switch it up from the standard military stuff we see from day to day (Raptors, Hornets, etc) and show you how the East likes their aviation. We like it too.

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T-72 Tank firing while in a high speed jump

Daily Wallpaper T-72 Mid-Air Shot

Sep 9 2012

T-72 Tank firing while in a high speed jump

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Soviet Union and people in 1989

The Country That No Longer Exists: USSR in 1989 [30 Pics]

Aug 28 2012

Some awesome rare color photos from the USSR, taken by an American photographer.

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Incredible Military Photos Pt.3 [20 Pics]

Aug 23 2012

An amazing roundup of the best military photos we came across since our last military photo compilation. This one has a lot more historical photos!

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Top Secret Communications Bunker Soviet

Secret Cold War Communications Bunker [25 Pics]

Jun 30 2012

Once again we go back to the land of all abandoned things that are Soviet. It seems like people are finding new locations monthly – crazy to even imagine how many more there are out there (operational and abandoned). This one is located somewhere in Ukraine and was built and used in the early 1970's.

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Soviet Censorship of Images Conspiracy Uncovered

Soviet Censorship of Images During Stalin's Regime [5 Pics]

Jun 22 2012

It's awesome being able to see how leaders in the past have used propaganda and censorship – this makes you really wonder what happens in the government today. This is a 5 image comparison of some popular censored images that were altered during Stalin's rule of the USSR.

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Kharkov Ukraine Tank Depot Overhaul

A Massive Tank Overhaul Depot in Ukraine [24 Pics]

Jun 4 2012

Prior to the collapse of Soviet Union this depot in Kharkov, Ukraine used to overhaul 60 tanks and 55 engines a month. Today it specializes in modernization and total overhaul of the T-64, T-72 and T-80 tanks and their engines. There are more than 450 tanks here.

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An old Russian poster dedicated to Shavarsh saving 20 lives

The Remarkable Acts of Heroism of Shavarsh Karapetyan

Apr 12 2012

Shavarsh Karapetyan is a retired Soviet-Armenian champion swimmer. He is an 11-time World Record holder, 17-time World Champion, 13-time European Champion and 7-time USSR Champion.

One cold morning on September 16th, 1976 he was doing his usual run along the dam in Erevan (Armenia), when a large trolleybus carrying 92 passengers lost control and flew off the road into the freezing water. During the impact, most of the passengers fell unconscious – the bus sank approximately 10 meters deep. Without a second of hesitation, Shavarsh leaped into the freezing water to rescue people.

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Unreal WW2 Reenactment Festival in Europe

Apr 2 2012

It's almost hard to believe that these photos are not actual photographs from war time. This took place on February 26th, 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine. It is a festival to celebrate those who fought bravely for the motherland. Very amazing to see such organization, to arrange an event of this size! All photos by 1200dpi@livejournal.com.

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Grand mother in Russia warming ears

Grandma's Love, Nothing Like It

Mar 19 2012

On a freezing day, during a parade - a grandmother warms up a soldiers ears from the blistering cold. Don't forget to give your grand parents a hug and tell them how much you love them. This looks like it was taken at the Red Square in Moscow.

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Then & Now: Combining War Photos with Photos of Today

Mar 9 2012

Many structures and buildings have been rebuilt after World War 2, but the history will always remain in photos. Take a look at this amazing collection of "now & then" photo combinations created by Sergey Larenkov.

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