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ssonne91: “Goodbye Stalin!”

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ourbitterend: Richard Davies - Wooden Churches. documenting the lost orthodox churches in rural Russia. So many breathtaking photos.

ourbitterend: Richard Davies - Wooden Churches. documenting the lost orthodox churches in rural Russia. So many breathtaking photos.

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zimnoye: Life in the Soviet Union.

zimnoye: Life in the Soviet Union.

by Alessandra Meniconzi

Clothes from Lukomir, mountain Bjelašnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
A man walks past a Soviet era housing block near the Nurd Kamal mosque in the arctic Russian city of Norilsk. Mukum Sidikov’s grandfather left Norilsk after surviving the labour camps of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Sidikov, caretaker of the world’s most northerly mosque, retracted his grandfathers footsteps in search of well-paid work in the Russian Arctic. Now he estimates the city is home to about 50,000 Muslims, just under one quarter of the region’s population. Date Photographed: Photographer: Denis Sinakov
This borscht looks different to what I’m familiar with, but very good!
rRussian people cook tea in a traditional Russian samovar in front of their home during the celebration on the seventh and last day of Pancake Week (Maslenitsa) in Moscow, Russia, 17 Marth 2012. Maslenitsa is the only purely Slavic Holiday that dates back to the pagan times. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV