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(io9)   Here's a bunch of pictures of Russia in the '80s; forbidden and desolate, yet strangely alluring. Kinda like your mom in the '80s, except no Zubaz   ( io9.com) divider line
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2014-02-08 10:53:56 AM  
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dennysgod: Seriously people, Russia has summer.

Sure, they do now.  After we won the Cold War, freeing them from Communist oppression.
2014-02-08 10:27:00 AM  
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2014-02-08 09:48:21 AM  
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Ernest T Bass: All photos were during the winter, most with drab or desaturated colors, to emphasize a feeling of cold desolation.  I'm sure you could cherry-pick some winter street scenes in neighborhoods of Chicago or NYC and give the same impression.

Full color did not get to the area until the fall of the Soviet Union.
2014-02-08 04:12:33 PM  
1 vote:
In my high school library in the late 70's and early 80's they carried Soviet Life magazine, which consisted mostly of pictures of happy, smiling Soviets out harvesting wheat or building roads or whatever to show the "great progress" of the Soviet state.  They also carried (California) Highway Patrol magazine which contained pictures of horrific accidents.  It was generally more popular than Soviet Life.
2014-02-08 02:50:39 PM  
1 vote:

ptr2void: I wonder what the "propaganda" on the side of the building says.

"bus station"
2014-02-08 02:23:32 PM  
1 vote:
This is just before Reagan parachuted in and started punching commies and took back the country, and founded FOX News on America ideals and Jesus.
2014-02-08 01:33:21 PM  
1 vote:

Ernest T Bass: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Full color did not get to the area until the fall of the Soviet Union.

I stand corrected, then.  Thanks!

Little known fact: The 1930's American South was all in sepia tones.
2014-02-08 10:33:14 AM  
1 vote:
Russia really needs to get their shiat in gear. I'm fed up of seeing their lazy writing with half finished characters, or in some instances not even facing the right way. If they want to be taken seriously they should at least learn to write properly.
2014-02-08 10:26:58 AM  
1 vote:
And yet, strangely, the people in America seem excited to be rushing headlong into this fantastic lifestyle.  Yay - we'll just give more to the government and they can handle our health care !  And our food !  And our housing !  Whee - it will be so fantastic !

/ Living in Detroit, where it's been 55 straight years of liberal Democrat "leadership", I can tell you a lot of those pictures look very familiar.  Except Russia is a bit cleaner and better maintained.
2014-02-08 10:14:35 AM  
1 vote:

cretinbob: So Detroit with better artwork Fiats

2014-02-08 09:38:33 AM  
1 vote:
flower seller & elite arm-wrester

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2014-02-08 09:34:36 AM  
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Чей ремембер тэ 80ъс?
2014-02-08 09:29:19 AM  
1 vote:

cretinbob: So Detroit with better artwork

and less graffiti.
2014-02-08 09:23:47 AM  
1 vote:
So Detroit with better artwork
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