The Boston Globe runs an occasional series called The Big Picture. It is a showcase of large scale photographs of a theme. Sometimes the theme is centered around events around the world - sort of a day in the life kind of thing.
This one is centered around Russia and other former Soviet countries, but the photographs were taken long ago. From the site's description:
[The photographer] used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images. The high quality of the images, combined with the bright colors, make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time - when these photographs were taken, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun.