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Chernobyl’s Cars Paint A Fascinating And Grim Picture Of Soviet Life

Chernobyl’s Cars Paint A Fascinating And Grim Picture Of Soviet Life

At this very moment, the highest-rated television show on IMDb, beating out The Wire, Breaking Bad, the first few actually good seasons of Game of Thrones and other worshipped favourites is a bleakly terrifying mini-series about a nuclear disaster that happened 33 years ago in a country that no longer…

Collecting The Bizarre Homemade Cars Of Russia’s Soviet Past

Collecting The Bizarre Homemade Cars Of Russia’s Soviet Past

For most Soviet citizens, buying a new car was financially impossible. To put things in perspective, Alexander Petrovych (who built one of the cars you’ll see here) made a monthly salary of 140 rubles in the 1970s. At the time, a new Lada cost 6,030 rubles. So, if Alexander really…