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Villagers gathered together.

A film student uncovered thousands of haunting vintage photos of village life in the Soviet Union. Here are the best ones.

In 2016, Victor Galusca discovered 4,000 photos left behind by Zaharia Cusnir in an abandoned house and decided to share them with the world.
Villagers gathered together.

A film student uncovered thousands of haunting vintage photos of village life in the Soviet Union. Here are the best ones.

In 2016, Victor Galusca discovered 4,000 photos left behind by Zaharia Cusnir in an abandoned house and decided to share them with the world.
Children admire a painting on a sunny beach day in Russia.

Vintage photos that show what life looked like behind the Iron Curtain

From hidden discotheques to winning soccer teams, these vintage photos show what life was like in the Soviet Union before the Berlin Wall fell.
Children admire a painting on a sunny beach day in Russia.

Vintage photos that show what life looked like behind the Iron Curtain

From hidden discotheques to winning soccer teams, these vintage photos show what life was like in the Soviet Union before the Berlin Wall fell.
Trump and Putin met at the APEC Summit in Vietnam in 2017.

Trump might attend Russia’s Victory Day military parade, which would be a huge win for Putin

Trump's attendance at the parade in Russia would be highly controversial given the historic level of animosity between Moscow and Washington.
The springs of Tskaltubo are believed to have healing powers and could even promote immortality.

27 haunting photos show the crumbling ruins of an abandoned Soviet-era spa resort once used by Joseph Stalin

Go inside the ruins of an abandoned Soviet-era spa resort used by Joseph Stalin, where the thermal springs were once called the waters of immortality.

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ series invented a main character to depict the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident

Ulana Khomyuk represents a composite of several Soviet scientists, but some experts have challenged the accuracy of her character.
K-278 Komsomolets

A sunken one-of-a-kind Soviet nuclear sub appears to be leaking radiation into the sea

Forty-two Russian sailors died when the nuclear sub Komsomolets sank 30 years ago. Researchers just detected elevated radiation levels near the wreck.
A young Chinese man holds up a sign that says "We no longer trust dirty public servants. We trust Mr. Democracy" during an occupation of Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1989. The exact date on which this was taken is not known.

30 years after Tiananmen Square massacre, China is more authoritarian than ever but also more capitalist

The Tiananmen square massacre on June 4, 1989, shaped China as we know it today. In the three decades since, China traded freedom for economic growth.

How Soviet troops taunted the Nazis during their final drive to Berlin in World War II

Amid the chaos and destruction in Germany during the final days of World War II, Soviet forces found other, nonmilitary ways to torment their foes.