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Peter Posmakov 20 years and he graduated with a diploma in HSE. However, his specialty – jurisprudence – history is not bound.

But this does not prevent Peter to write his history of Russia. He shows how the country looked like 100 years ago and how it looks now. He’s not making conclusions, just offers to compare the same place a century later.

– a passion since childhood, says Peter. I always liked the historical pictures in the style of “then and now”, but earlier in the network there were very few. Then came the website pastvu.com where have to spread the old photography with reference to the place – and I had the opportunity to do the comparison yourself. Comparing the way it was and was wondering why collapsed buildings as varied city, their accomplishment. And began to compare.

Kira and Alex Allendorf at the station Butovo. Before the revolution there were countless villas residents. In the diaries of these children we can find frequent mentions about the summer trips to the country in Butovo. Railway in these places appeared in 1866, but the station came later: in 1871, Butovo, local landowners have appealed to the engineer-railroad Karl Fedorovich von Mecca, the co-owner of several railroads, with a request for the construction of the railway station. Their request coincided with the desire of the Carl von Mecca, which had in Butovo extensive tenure. It’s a beautiful pre-revolutionary building of the station abandoned. I hope @rzd_official once will return the station to its former brick look without that horrible gray paint! Would for example the restoration of the stations on the ICC. 1910-2019 gg #loss #Railways #Moscow #history #photo #bylocal #Russia #railway #architecture #Europe #nowandthen #thenandnow #nowandthenrussia #architecture #vsco #history #russia #moscow #europe #downtown #building #city #railway#station #monument #butovo #Butovo

Publish from the Story in frames (@nowandthenrussia) 1 Jan 2020 10:43 PST

the First photosimile Posmakov – panoramic view of the Moscow Kremlin, where the slope before the revolution was a magnificent monument to Alexander II. Dismantled the monument ten years – from 1918 to 1928, and in 1967 put on this place a monument to Lenin. But after the next revolution was moved to Gorki Leninskie…

how it all began!😱The very first picture in the style of was-was made 2 years ago 😁 the Kremlin. 1900-2016 gg #Moscow #Kremlin #history #it #was #start #history #moscow #kremlin

Publication of a Story in frames (@nowandthenrussia) 13 Jan 2018 at 4:42 PST

so for a hundred years has changed many places. And not always it was due to the destruction during the war.

at First, Peter did the comparisons in the personal account, and then started a separate page:

– take her approximately four years. Subscribers until recently there were few, not more than a thousand. But then advertising my page was made by the journalist and blogger Alexei Pivovarov. He gave a lecture at my University, and I asked why in Russia in social networks popular entertainment content, for example, why they have few people interested in history, and the educational, historical materials almost no space. Told Alexei about his page, he’s interested. And in March advertised at.

Surely you remember the comparison of “then and now” from this place. Also decided to “recreate” destroyed by modern photography. In my opinion, was very impressive, isn’t it?😍. #krishnaprasad #of storerussia #of estariamos #architecture #suborbiculare #bylocal #nowandthen #nowandthenrussia #moscow #russia #church #tram

Publication of a Story in frames (@nowandthenrussia) 20 May, 2020 at 8:09 PDT

On the recommendation Pivovarova (375 thousand subscribers) on page Posmakov about the current and past Russia was signed by six thousand people. Developing your channel on, Peter got five thousand users, and now the audience of his blog – more than 12 thousand people.

Long time did photo comparisons actually only for myself, but then it turned out that this topic is interesting to people, explains Peter. – Recently, because of the pandemic, it was not possible to visit different places and I used online maps. So it’s even harder to find the necessary perspective, the creation of the material took about three hours, in addition, the quality of the recording on the online maps is low.

For photos of the 2nd Vrazhskaya lane in the Khamovniki. I remember when he came here to do comparisons, it became, at first, could not believe my eyes! So things have changed. I have today’s achievements 😄 it has been exactly a month insulation life, but the content is still obtained for You to create! This is good 🙂 #Moscow #Russia #bylocal #of estariamos #of storerussia #nowandthenrussia #architecture #moscowarchitecture #of architecturology #demolished #Boulevard #russianhistory #stramash#recreating #mosqueteros #Khamovniki

Publish from the Story in frames (@nowandthenrussia) 30 APR 2020 12:38 PDT

Posmakov a lot of walking on Moscow. Download some historical pictures, searches for a desired point, where filming was carried out a century ago, and then combines the shots. So he did, for example, a series of images of the Moscow district of Khamovniki, which is now almost impossible to learn:

In Moscow can often be seen the old mansion, and next to it a 16-etazhku. It is clear that to her the place used to be other buildings or the district. Start looking for old photos. If to speak about Moscow, this is a Prime example of the area with the missing pre-revolutionary buildings in Moscow. And this pattern in many parts of the city.

Peter said that people wonder not only what happened, for example, in place of their home or neighborhood that is familiar to them, but that page leads student:

– Many thought that the author of 50-60 years that he is a historian. And here I am… In fact, everything is simple: history is something that surrounds us every day. And it is interesting! In particular, and with this filing – “was was”.

Posmakov notes that in many cities the possibility to go as yet. Then help out those online maps. For example, they helped to make an amazing photosimile of the kitchen.

the Next three posts will be dedicated to the city of Pskov. Pskov is one of the oldest cities in Russia. It was founded back in the year 903. In 1348 here is the Pskov Republic. The city has convened the national Council, which passed laws. This land in those early years were incredibly advanced: Pskov possessed economic independence, actively traded with the Europeans, developed handicraft industry. In 1510 freedom ended. The city was subordinated to Moscow and joined the Russian state, and the Chamber never was going to. Nevertheless, the city continued to play important. As you know, around Pskov, there was 5 lines of fortifications (3 preserved), making the Pskov impregnable. During the great Northern war there was the Russian army. This war in the end, the Pskov and “ruined”. According to the results of the Northern war the Russian Empire was annexed to Western lands, founded Petersburg. All the economic attention was paid to the new lands, and Pskov became a provincial city. Looking at the comparison, You ask, and where did all the buildings? Unfortunately, in most ancient city of Russia came war: the Great Patriotic Pskov was badly damaged. As you can see, much was not restored. Modern photos Google. Panorama. #Pskov #the chamber #bylocal #Russia #architecture #storerussia of #Kremlin #architecture #pskov #history #nowandthen #nowandthenrussia #photo #war #Republic

Publish from the Story in frames (@nowandthenrussia) 13 May, 2020 at 9:32 PDT

…and to show what terrible losses were suffered by Skopin in the Ryazan region and how withered the

The photos of the town of Skopin, Ryazan oblast. These materials I found in the Facebook group “Skopinsky historical society” and could not share with You. These photos clearly show how much in 100 years have degraded the urban environment, not just words. Just remember the recent stuff @varlamov about the dying villages of the Tver region, by the way, I advise everyone to watch it on the YouTube channel of Elijah. The first settlement in this place appeared in the XII century, the heyday of the city dates from the XVI century, when the city became a center of Defense line. Skopin gradually evolved from the military of the city, he turned to trade. Here operated even foreign companies (coal mining). Judging by the photos, in Skopin is now not good. Maybe some of the subscribers were there and has an idea of the city is not a photo? #Krasnodar #Russia #bylocal #of historyscoper #of storerussia #nowandthenrussia #architecture #moscowarchitecture #city #County #Boulevard #russianhistory #UVA #destruction #Ryazan

Publish from the Story in frames (@nowandthenrussia) 24 APR 2020 12:24 PDT

But there are exceptions. For example, the suburban Zaraysk (which, however, also lost several temples and buildings), where Peter went himself is the first city where he was after the cancellation of the quarantine:

How long I’ve waited to write: “the city looks worse than before.” Zaraysk after the restoration is simply stunning! It gave me the following idea — all our cities can have a decent environment to be attractive. You just need to put in a little effort to introduce a single design, to remove all strange commercial buildings with lots of advertising. In such a city want to come and walk, so in the future things begin to generate revenues from tourism. And in General it is very gratifying to see people come out of their houses and walk in such a wonderful space. #history #Kremlin #Russia #bylocal #of estariamos #of storerussia #architecture #architecture #history #region #russia #photo #nowandthen #nowandthenrussia #Ryazan #Elnya #shock

Publish from the Story in frames (@nowandthenrussia) 10 Jun 2020 2:34 PDT

I was there about five years ago, when the city is still onfell in poor condition. Learned that in Zaraysk reconstructed the street and decided to watch. Honestly, I just didn’t recognize the city. He became the center of attraction for people, for tourists. In the current situation, when the demand for domestic tourism above, this is an important story. I hope in the coming years Zaraysk will be a real center of attraction, the city has huge potential for development.

Yet Posmakov a selection of European cities, which was liberated by Soviet soldiers in the Great Patriotic war:

1944 and 1945 is the time of liberation by the red Army from the Nazis of European States. In the photographs, is not represented: Vienna, Sofia, Bucharest, Prague, Koenigsberg, Budapest. Note the interesting detail in photo 3. It’s Sofia. As you know, in the centre of the Bulgarian capital is a monument to the Tsar Liberator — Alexander II. At the meeting of the red army in Sofia was an interesting picture of the Soviet soldiers presented with a portrait of Lenin, and on top of him on the horse Tsar Alexander II. Note that almost all the buildings in the liberated cities are in one piece! The red Army specially not actively used aircraft in the assault of the ancient cities of Europe, not wanting to destroy them. It will be recalled that during the liberation of Vienna killed 38 thousand Soviet soldiers, 80 thousand in Budapest, about 12 thousand in Prague. Eternal memory. Modern photos Google. Panorama. #of storerussia #Prague #Vienna #Budapest #Sofia #bylocal #velijyaminovskaya #mypanel #75летпобеды #history #praga #budapest #nowandthen #nowandthenrussia #USSR #USSR #vienna #austria #bulgaria #Bucharest.

Publish from the Story in frames (@nowandthenrussia) 8 May, 2020 at 1:01 am PDT

Peter says that people who come to his page (and Instagram is first and foremost entertainment platform), usually stay on it. And upset, often for the first time seeing as it was their city in the early twentieth century and how would look like now.

this is Most clearly shown by Leonid Parfyonov in the movie “the color of the nation”, having been in the places at the beginning of the twentieth century in color was photographed by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. Now to those winning types, as a rule, do not know how to approach it.

– this is largely due to the fact that in the twentieth century in our country there have been two revolutions. In 1917, what people amassed by his labour, has become common. But after 1991, the total was divided, but it is unfair and uneven. That’s why, for example, many of the old manor, where in Soviet times was a sanatorium or rest home, were abandoned and destroyed, – says Peter.

And to��ulation that his fotograflari “that” Russia is closer to him than “this”: “it was some kind of incredible coziness and harmony”.

What live Volokolamsk in the old, pre-revolutionary photos!😍 #Church #temple #bylocal #of estariamos #of storerussia #architecture #street #district #nowandthen #nowandthenrussia #architecture #russia #moscow #history #region #Volokolamsk

Publish from the Story in frames (@nowandthenrussia) 29 May 2020 12:54 PDT

the author of the “History in frames” believes we have all the possibilities to preserve what came before us and to revive the lost: “Our children must be able to see the saved history, not to restore old photographs.”