When Soviet authorities finally ordered the evacuation, the residents’ hasty departure often meant leaving behind their most personal belongings. The Soviet Union did not admit to the world that an accident had occurred until two days after the explosion.
Виктор Михайлович Васнецов. Спящая царевна. 1926 г.
Specifically intended for frozencitadel.
I originally attempted to send you a link, but Tumblr caught me, even trying to remove parts of the url. Sorry it’s taken me so long. I was on vacation without my laptop and I personally haven’t been doing well.
The Summer Garden, Saint Petersburg (by Fisss)
Sergei Bodrov Jr.
(Source: annakaramazoff, via comradegunnar)
The Nazi surrender celebrated in Moscow’s Red Square. May 9, 1945.
Fun Fact: Following the German surrender in the early hours of the morning, so much vodka was drank that there was a mass shortage.