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Russian Sukhoi Su-24

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Four Russian Sukhoi Su-24s (Fencer) during 2019 Day of the Russian Navy display (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Russia has lost at least ten of these during their invasion of Ukraine. Do these four even exist anymore?

Neva River

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Russian Navy corvette Serpukhov

Serpukhov, a Buyan-M corvette, is part of the Baltic Fleet, or it was back in 2019 when this photo was taken. With what has happened since…

Kirovsky Zavod Station

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Kirovsky Zavod Metro (Saint Petersburg, Russia – August 2019)

I saw several busts of Lenin when I was in Russia four years ago. This one was at the end of a station platform that fed workers into an armament manufacturing plant. Hence, weapons are shown in the reliefs.

“Esmeralda with Her Goat Djali” by Antonio Rossetti

Hermitage Museum (Saint Petersburg, Russia – July 2019)

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Evidently, Esmeralda liked to run around naked and her goat liked to help her fold the laundry.

Neva River

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Saint Petersburg, Russia (July 2019)

“And you trade in his blood
Writing your history
In the sacrifices of the dead
Where is the fighting Man?
Am I he?
You would trade every truth
For hollow victories
And every empire will fall
Every monument crumble
Forgotten men who watch
Who watch the centuries” — Primordial, “Empire Falls”

Bombs Bursting in Air

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2019 Day of the Russian Navy Fireworks (Saint Petersburg, Russia)