In Siberia, several frozen human burials dating to 2,500 years ago have intact skin with elaborate tattoos
. Warning: link contains graphic pictures of dead people.
Selections from a handmade military discharge scrap book and comic
made by a USSR army recruit, 1984-1986.
is a blog containing commentaries on everyday life in the former Soviet Union. The liberal use of family and other amateur photos provides unusual insight into the daily experience of Soviet life. Topics range from 1940s homemade double-exposure photography
to USSR - the birthplace of feminism. via
"The "American Intervention in Northern Russia
, 1918-1919," nicknamed the "Polar Bear Expedition," (wikipedia
) was a U.S. military intervention in northern Russia at the end of World War I." The ostensible purpose was to open an Eastern Front following the Russian withdrawal from World War I, but in practice the unit stayed to fight Bolshevism. An archive of the expedition, which gives wonderful insight into early Bolshevik Russia as well as war-weary United States, is online
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