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Footage: Animals in the Archive

Posted by Published on December 6, 2019

“…Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” — George Eliot Humanity’s relationship with animals is long and complex. Today, Animals are involved in our lives in a wide selection of ways. Some of us can’t go without a canine companion, while others prefer the company of cats. Animals are involved in exploration and travel – from the Soviet space dogs to riding on…

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Space Travel & Tech: Archive Footage

Posted by Published on November 14, 2019

“The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.” — Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, pioneer of Astronautic Theory Animals In Space Laika, the famous first dog in space is shown in both black and white and colour footage, and her two successors Belka and Streka are shown before and after their return from space. On The Moon Earlier this year in…

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“The world has already been overwhelmed by one Chernobyl and one exclusion zone. It cannot afford any more. It must learn its lessons from what happened in and around Chernobyl on April 26, 1986.” – Serhii Plokhy, Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe The 26th April 1986 is a date that the world will never forget,  the date that the nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl…

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Capturing Saint Petersburg

Posted by Published on February 22, 2017

Step back in time through photography to Russia’s heart of culture on the brink of revolution. Early 20th-century Saint Petersburg depicts a divided city. On the one hand its inhabitants appeared to live a carefree life of  bourgeois pleasures, on the other hand there were demonstrations, destruction and revolts. Contemporary snapshots all capture a grand, booming city on the brink of violent political unrest. Between its founding in…

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