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A pro-democracy demonstrator fights with a Soviet soldier on top of a tank parked in front of the Russian Federation building on August 19, 1991, after a coup toppled Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. The same day, thousands in Moscow, Leningrad, and other cities answered Russian Republic President Boris Yeltsin's call to raise barricades against tanks and troops

A pro-democracy demonstrator fights with a Soviet soldier on top of a tank parked in front of the Russian Federation building on August 19, 1991, after a coup toppled Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. The same day, thousands in Moscow, Leningrad, and other cities answered Russian Republic President Boris Yeltsin's call to raise barricades against tanks and troops. (Dima Tanin/AFP/Getty Images)
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06 Apr 2012 20:07:00
Hungary, MAV 424 Steam Train. (Photo by Rebecca Bathory)

“Only the most intrepid urban explorers cross the tattered ruins of the old Iron Curtain to endure the excessive bureaucracy, military paranoia and freezing winds of the East to hunt for the ghosts of an empire. Rebecca Litchfield is one who couldn't resist the haunting allure of the ruins of the Soviet Union”. – Yahoo News. Photo: Hungary, MAV 424 Steam Train. (Photo by Rebecca Bathory)
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20 Jul 2014 11:14:00
Telavi, Georgia. The photographer says his fascination with Slavic languages and culture took him onto a long journey through post-Soviet Europe, before he finally settled in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. (Photo by Gianluca Pardelli)

Gianluca Pardelli is something of an expert on markets. For the past two years, he’s travelled across eastern Europe, from Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan, Moldova to Georgia, photographing them. Here: Telavi, Georgia. (Photo by Gianluca Pardelli)
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16 Nov 2015 08:10:00
The Soviet Union Abandoned: A Communist Empire In Decay By Rebecca Litchfield

Only the most intrepid urban explorers cross the tattered ruins of the old Iron Curtain to endure the excessive bureaucracy, military paranoia and freezing winds of the East to hunt for the ghosts of an empire. Rebecca Litchfield is one who couldn’t resist the haunting allure of the ruins of the Soviet Union.
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21 Jul 2014 11:03:00
A Ugandan soldier, part of the 9,000-strong African Union Mission in Somalia, (AMISOM) walks through the Banadir soccer stadium in Mogadishu, Somalia

A Ugandan soldier, part of the 9,000-strong African Union Mission in Somalia, (AMISOM) walks through the Banadir soccer stadium on August 15, 2011 in Mogadishu, Somalia. The stadium, Somalia's largest soccer facility, had been under control by Islamic extremist Shabab militants for the past two years until they withdrew from the capital more than a week ago. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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18 Aug 2011 10:56:00


Fighters battle in Manhattan's Union Square during a massive pillow fight on April 2, 2011 in New York City. Over 130 cities worldwide are participating in the fourth annual International Pillow Fight Day. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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03 Apr 2011 06:58:00
Union Berlin players celebrate after the Bundesliga playoff second leg match between 1. FC Union Berlin and VfB Stuttgart at Stadion an der alten Foersterei on May 27, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Annegret Hilse/Reuters)

Union Berlin players celebrate after the Bundesliga playoff second leg match between 1. FC Union Berlin and VfB Stuttgart at Stadion an der alten Foersterei on May 27, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Annegret Hilse/Reuters)
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03 Jun 2019 00:05:00
Diorama of the Battle of Stalingrad By Vladimir Demchenko

The Battle of Stalingrad was a major and decisive battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the southwestern Soviet Union.
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16 Apr 2013 14:09:00