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Special Soviet South Pole Vehicles That Can Go Anywhere and You Can Live in It Too [photos]

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:55:18 +0000

(image) Those vehicles are special kind of equipment. It can take you anywhere, it can go on ice, snow. Was designed and built in Soviet Union, still can be met at the South Pole today. Let’s take a look at some … Read more...

At -50 C Car Tires Crack Just Like Piece of Glass [video]

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:40:48 +0000

(image) Do you know what -50 does to your tires? No, you know nothing, Jon Snow. Rubber tires just crack like your pasta. See the video down here: And yesterday the forecast for some parts of Russia was just like for … Read more...

Bitcoin Mining Rigs Caused a Big Fire in a Garage Complex [video]

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:40:40 +0000

(image) Russian miners installed a “mining farm” consisting of special computers – rigs. Which rig had a few of high performance graphic cards plugged in it, bringing power consumption of each such rig to over 1 kWh. A few of such … Read more...

Russian Cosmonaut Rides Vacuum Cleaner at the Space Station [full video]

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:25:30 +0000

(image) Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkalperov flies around space station riding a… vacuum cleaner. “This is how we do our cleaning at space station”, comments a man above his video. Here is the full video: Pretty nice.

Portraits of People at -42 C Outside

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:12:04 +0000

(image) Yesterday weather in Krasnoyarsk, Russia was pretty cold. In fact it was -42 C outside. This man took his camera and went thru the city to make photos of people who were running their errands outside.  

They Call It Most Dangerous Bridge in Siberia [photos/video]

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:12:31 +0000

(image) They call it most dangerous bridge in Siberia. It exceeds 500 meter in lengths and trucks have to slowly crawl all way thru it high above Siberian river Vitim. More photos and videos inside. This is the video showing the … Read more...

If Your Party Doesn’t Look Like This Don’t Even Bother To Invite Me [photos + video]

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:18:30 +0000

(image) Vladimir spent last night bathing in a cold water of Seliger lake. Here are some photos and a video from the event. First of all this is the video: And now some more photographs of the brave Tsar: Hope you … Read more...

Russian Stylish Older Man

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:33:56 +0000

(image) This Dedushka (grandad, as opposed to “Babushka” – grandmother) lives in Khabarovsk and is considered to be a local landmark for dressing in style each day while he is cruising through this Far Eastern Russian city. After surviving cancer he … Read more...

Saving a Seagull Bird Frozen Into an Ice

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:56:48 +0000

(image) This happened in St.Petersburg a couple days ago. A guy was walking along the Neva river and spotted a seagull that had become frozen into the fresh ice. He wanted to save her but didn’t know what to do, so he … Read more...

49 Weird and Funny Photos From Russia

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:46:19 +0000

(image) A new collection of fresh interesting images from Russia. Some go with captions to help you enjoy them fully. “Gas prices are falling!” Someone forgot to turn off the tap water when it was -20 outside. Here is the result. … Read more...

How is 1800 Tons of Gold Being Stored in Main Gold Storage of Russia

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:12:05 +0000

(image) Photos from main gold storage of Central Bank of Russia. Almost 1800 tons of gold is stored here. This is the main storage of gold in Russia. This makes Russia to be number six in the world by gold storage. … Read more...

Weird Photos from Russia Part 22

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 20:33:24 +0000

(image) Welcome to the next part of “Only in Russia” weird and interesting daily shots from Russia edition. Here are some selected photos from all around the country. Every photo has its own quirk. Using a tractor as a crane is … Read more...

Russian Guy Turns his Small Truck into Ferrari Testarossa

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 18:44:28 +0000

(image) It’s not easy to get a Ferrari, especially if you live at Russian Far East, very far away from Italy. However Russia was always known for its inventors who take whatever they have and turned to whatever they need. This man … Read more...

Russian Cyberpunk: Russia 2046

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 17:03:34 +0000

(image) Russia 2046 is a Russian’s artist art project devoted to his vision how the Russia can look in twenty years if the current technologies will get developed further but would still be in a state of neglect things usually happen … Read more...

Abandoned Moskvitch Car Spent 25 Years in a Damp Garage [pics]

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 16:53:58 +0000

(image) Sometimes we show you “time capsules” – cars that were staying untouched for some time and then discovered in an almost perfect condition. This time is a totally different story. It spent a lot of time untouched too but its … Read more...

Soviet Kids Drawings Back from 1930s

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 20:19:20 +0000

(image) Let’s take a look at Soviet kids’ drawings back from 1930s. Kids were drawing things that surrounded them, things that they saw, and this is how it looked like. Some of the drawings kids were sending to children Soviet magazines … Read more...

Winter Moscow and St. Petersburg

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 19:55:28 +0000

(image) Those going on a trip to Russia in the winter will surely not be disappointed. Despite the chilly winter image of the country, there is much to see and do in both its capitals: visiting museums, tasting local delicacies, joining … Read more...

Man makes nice looking Soviet trucks out of play-doh

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0000

(image) Russian man makes a nicely detailed models of old Soviet trucks out of play doh. Here is one of his models, Soviet truck Zil-130D2. Check it out inside of this posting.  

Soviet Happiness: Photos of Soviet People Happily Spending Their Free Time

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 12:42:26 +0000

(image) Just some photos of Soviet people enjoying life.  

Examples of Soviet Cars Modifications That Were Popular Back Then in USSR

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:47:06 +0000

(image) Most of the Soviet citizens had to drive practically same cars. Import of cars almost not existed at time. Soviet cars weren’t much different one from another. In order to add some kind of exclusivity for his own car Soviet … Read more...

Another Selection of Weird and Interesting Pictures from Russia

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:52:10 +0000

(image) Here is a new part of our “Daily pics from Russia” series. We also call those sometimes “Only in Russia photos” and there is a reason for this. Someone is making a barbeque on the AC unit outside the window. … Read more...

Ice Trapped Cars of Russia

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:53:06 +0000

(image) Colds are here and car owners have to be more careful where they park their cars. Sometimes the old central pipes, legacy of USSR, ruptures and cars become trapped. Water pours freely and then quickly freezes making cars stuck in … Read more...

70 Year Old Belorussian Retired Man Doesn’t Want to Get Old, Becomes Bodybuilder

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:19:08 +0000

(image) “I am very insulted when someone wants me to give his seat in the bus”, says the man. He goes to his self made gym for forty minutes every day. He wants to beat his aging and as of now … Read more...

Faces of War (Chechnya, 1999)

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:13:44 +0000

(image) Those are strong photos. Those are faces of young Russian soldiers who fought the war in Chechnya in 1990s. Many of them are just eighteen years old and were thrown into a real war against a strong enemy. The battles … Read more...

Meanwhile in the Russian Army

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:12:55 +0000

(image) A collection of funny and curious photos from Russian army lies ahead. Are you ready for your dose of Russian army? Making a nice photo from the army is a must. When you need to charge a lot of devices … Read more...

Soviet Women Photos from Soviet Magazines

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:47:56 +0000

(image) Those are various photos of Russian (Soviet) women from Soviet magazines. Some of them are “Cover Girls” of popular Soviet magazine “Ogonyok” (“Little Fire”). Most ladies were simple workers or farmers. However Soviet goverment proclaimed equal rights for everyone so … Read more...

Man Waiting for A Bus… and a few more crazy Russian bus stops [photos]

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:13:57 +0000

(image) Well, not only Russia but also some more ex-Soviet countries participate here, to name few Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, This bus stop looks like it was made from cars spare parts. An arm-chair. Ulan Ude city. Man waiting for a bus sitting … Read more...

Most Strangely Looking Post Offices Across Russia

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:54:53 +0000

(image) Here is the collection of Russian Post office buildings across the Russia, most awkward of them. Since Russia is big country has many cities and small villages it has to have a very large network of post offices.  So sometimes … Read more...

English Russia Bitcoin Crowdsourcing and KGB Give Away

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:12:18 +0000

(image) As time approaches to the holidays season, we at English Russia sort of making a little crowdsourcing for the next year expenses – servers, editing and translating services etc. So if you enjoy what we are doing feel free to … Read more...

Russian Newest TU-160M Modernized Strategic Bomber

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:18:45 +0000

(image) A first flight of modernized strategic bomber TU-160M2 is planned for 2018 February.  Today it went out of the workshop onto an airfield. Almost ready for its first flight.   If all goes well they plan to ship those into … Read more...

Everyday Soviet Life Photos by S.Friedland

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:24:48 +0000

(image) When most of the Soviet photo journalists were filming in black and white, Semyon Friedland was shooting in full color. He was the main photo editor of the big Soviet magazine, Ogoniok. Here are some of his works. Most are taken in … Read more...

Russian Abandoned Railroad Graveyard

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:51:16 +0000

(image)   They call this place a “secret train graveyard” and it’s located in Yekaterinburg. Photographer of the local news outlet E1 visited this place and sneaked in. Here are the pictures and a story. Normal people can’t get inside here. … Read more...

Man Built Jet Plane Himself [video]

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:38:29 +0000

(image) The jet has a fully handmade jet engine he constructed himself. Take a look. Video is below:  

Harsh Realities of 1917 Revolution in Paintings of a Petrograd Police Officer

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:11:22 +0000

(image) Today is 100 year anniversary of Great October Revolution as it was called in USSR or just 1917 October Revolution. Here are some first-hand witnessed depictions of that time events by a painter Ivan Vladimirov who used to work at … Read more...

Never Seen Vintage Soviet ANTONOV Plane Ads

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:41:06 +0000

(image) A few photos of Soviet vintage Antonov airplane ads target to Western buyers. Because the managers of the company was reasonably thinking that most of the buyers of the planes from abroad would be men, they decided to put women … Read more...

Soviet Crimea as Seen in 1967 By Georg Oddner

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:09:39 +0000

(image) Georg was a foreigner who travelled through half of the USSR in the 1960s. Here is he visiting Yalta, Crimea and taking pics of Soviet people and the stuff around him. People spending their time without gadgets enjoying sea, summer … Read more...

Russian City Omsk during Fog

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:21:07 +0000

(image) It was a foggy weather lately in Omsk and it looks nice on photos. Welcome to Silent Omsk!  

Nice Photos from Soviet Minsk, 1950s

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:36:15 +0000

(image) This photos were made by Alexandr Ditlov – Petersburg photographer 1912-2009. Since 1940 he worked as a photo journalist. Thanks to his photos we can see in color days long go. Army orchestra on parade. 1952. Russian Belarus army commander … Read more...

Russian Artist Make Nice Space Themed Calendar for the Year 2018

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:19:26 +0000

(image) Her name is Anastasia, she is fond of space themed art. And this year she compiled some of her favorites into a 2018 calendar. Here how it looks like: via

Snow Arrives to Russia: Bikini Season is Opened

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:08:00 +0000

(image) When in other country cold weather can mean people dressing up more warmly in Russia its often a signal to some individuals to start wearing less cloths. Just take a look at those. Subway, minus weather outside, but this old … Read more...

Fashion of First Ladies of Russia: Wifes of Russian Leaders From Kruschev to Putin

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:33:41 +0000

(image) A collection of Russian first ladies, from Khruschev to Putin and them compared to foreign leaders wives. Nina Kruscheva – wife of Nikita Kruschev. She was dressing very simple and it was justified inside USSR, she looked like millions other … Read more...

Young Russian Policeman Became an Instagram Star [photos]

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:50:09 +0000

(image) This 23-year old policeman from St. Petersburg became an Instagram star with over 60,000 subscribers. His name is Artem and he is getting thousands of likes, mainly from girls.  

Weird Glowing Skies in Yekaterinburg Last Night

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:18:53 +0000

(image) “This doesn’t look like anything else we’ve seen before” – skies light up in Yekaterinburg last night. A huge glowing spot in the skies. What caused it – still not clear. The glowing is stable and monotonous, not reminding me … Read more...

First 3D printed House Appeared in Yaroslavl, Russia

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:18:04 +0000

(image) First in Russia (and they claim in Europe as well) 3-D printed house appeared in Yaroslavl city. It took just one month to print it! Then some decoration and roof was added to make it look like a normal house. … Read more...

Kalashnikov Electric Motorbikes

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 18:30:01 +0000

(image) Kalashnikov company, the one that makes AKs, started making electric bikes. They have been already ordered by Russian Army and Moscow police. Till next year fifty or more electric police bikes gonna ride Moscow streets. These are not city-only bikes, … Read more...

Russian Wooden Spaceship

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:54:35 +0000

(image) This is not a Star Wars fan creation. Not a children attraction neither. This is a pretty serious product which helped a lot to develop latest stage of Soviet space program. Before launching and landing self-piloting autonomous Buran space shuttle … Read more...

What Happens When Carpets Leave Apartments

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:23:55 +0000

(image) Russian people love carpets. Especially in Soviet Union there was an obsession with carpets, practically every apartment had one, not always on the floor, often hanging on the wall as decoration as well. But not always they keep carpets inside. … Read more...

Kuskovo Palace in Autumn from Birds Eyes View

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:02:22 +0000

(image) Before 1917 this was a palace for Count Sheremetyev. In 1918 it was nationalized and since then belongs to Russian state. It’s not easy to get a permission for a drone flight and photography here but Vadim, the photographer got … Read more...

Russian Women Students of Airborne Forces School

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:15:43 +0000

(image) A few photos of female part of Russian army students. This particular ladies come from Ryazan city Airborne Forces Institute. They say that army service is increasing in popularity amongst girls and sometimes even the ones with model look prefer … Read more...

French Baron Visits Siberia in 1897

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:57:42 +0000

(image) French baron Joseph de Bai has visited Siberia in 1897 and here are those historical photos for us to see. Kurgan station. Prisoners car train. Kirgiz people. Church.   Krasnoyarsk city. Building a bridge across the Yenisey river. Enisey river. Minusinsk … Read more...

Elton John Visits USSR in 1979

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:04:38 +0000

(image) These days a Western superstar on tour visiting Russia is no wonder. However in USSR, behind the “Iron Curtain” visit of someone like Elton John was almost impossible, yet it happened in 1979. After finishing a world tour in 1979, … Read more...

Russian Billionaires and Their Young Women

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:17:34 +0000

(image) What was considered a bad social practice now is fine and even in sort of trend: Russian older men getting married or befriending young women. Plenty of pairs around where wives look more like daughters. Rich men are especially noted … Read more...

Examples of Russian Landscape Design

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:29:39 +0000

(image) Some examples of  Russian everyday landscape design of apartment building courtyards mainly. Usually to decorate the place all sort of discarded stuff is used. People take stuff from their garages, dachas etc and bring on. Old cart parts, tires, plastic … Read more...

Twenty Five Years Ago in Russia and Beyond..

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:54:00 +0000

(image) These are the series of events that happened in Russia and some other ex-Soviet countries in 1992, twenty five years ago. Starting with a Boris Yeltsin giving speech for both houses of US parliament, June 17, 1992. People selling vodka … Read more...

Soviet Explorers on the North Pole

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:27:09 +0000

(image) These photos were made in 1950s-1960s. Those are Soviet North Pole explorers, pilots and scientists, people who spent over one year on the pole without going to the mainland.  

Nostalgic Photographs from USSR

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:04:15 +0000

(image) Yet another set of positive photos from Soviet country.  

Examples of Russian People Smuggling Stuff Across the Border

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:10:36 +0000

(image) Here are a few examples of recently caught smugglers and their tricks to bypass border and custom security.  

Russian Lake Turned Green

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:25:09 +0000

(image) A lake near Nizhny Tagil city changed its color to green. Law enforcement try to investigate as this is the tap water source for the  city.  

Foreign Tourist Visits USSR

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:20:20 +0000

(image) Photos made by a foreign tourist Zackary Hoffman on his visits to USSR in 1964-1972. Photos being made in different cities of the Soviet country.  

Only in Russia Photos, Part 18

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:10:02 +0000

(image) A new selection of “Only in Russia” photographs.    

Russian People Fixing Things [photos]

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:54:02 +0000

(image) They say Russian people are savvy – they can do things out of nothing. Here is a collection of photos Russian people fixing things in not so trivial ways.

Svetlana Last Person Who Was Born in Pripyat

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:05:37 +0000

(image) Svetlana Alexeenko is considered to be the last person who was born in Pripyat, place where nuclear power plant exploded. She was born April 26th, 1986, ten hours after the nuclear accident happened there.     She didn’t stay long … Read more...

Life of the Researchers at Russian Polar Island

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:46:21 +0000

(image) Heis island is located in Franz-Joseph archipelago in Northern Ocean. Far from civilization those people living there made their own little world where they routinely spend their days. The island has a polar space observatory since USSR times. Also meteorogical … Read more...

Unusual Passengers of Russian Subways 3

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:24:34 +0000

(image) Another collection of photos made in Moscow and other subways spotting people that look something stranely than normal.  

Aftermath of Explosions in Ukrainian Ammo Warehouse

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:43:16 +0000

(image) A fire happened on the Army ammo warehouse in Kalinovka village, Ukraine causing a big accident for nearby houses and people. Here are some aftermath photos. Over 2,000 people trying to resolve the situation now – find the unexploded ammo … Read more...

Lada Niva Customized Cars

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:40:28 +0000

(image) Russian LADA NIVA is one of the most favorite Russian cars exported abroad because it was probably the cheapest 4×4 offroad car you can buy for a long time in European countries. Here are some photos from Russian and world … Read more...

UFO in Russia Last Night Which Was Actually an ICBM

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:42:50 +0000

(image) People of Russian South started posting pictures of “UFO” they saw last night. However now the most plausible explanation for this is ICBM. These are examples of photos people were seeing. What is ICBM? It stands for Intercontinetal Ballistic Missile, … Read more...

Moscow Photos Back from 1867

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:35:40 +0000

(image) Those photographs are already 140 years old. They were made from top of the Christ the Redeemer Church in Moscow, showing panoramic views of the city. The view of the Kremlin and the bridge is pretty much reminding the modern … Read more...

Only in Russia photos, part 17

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:53:27 +0000

(image) New “Only in Russia” photo series, this time number seventeen. Enjoying viewing those. What happened here is not clear but the moto driver was peacefully sleeping. Navigation.  

First Chechen War Photos

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:52:49 +0000

(image) Twenty-three years ago a first Chechen war was starting taking place in this Southern region of Russia named Chechnya, or Chechen Republic Ichkeriya at the moment the war started. Here are some photos, mainly from a Chechen capital city Grozny or … Read more...

Russian military vehicles of the year 2023

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:13:53 +0000

(image) The near future designs of Russian military vehicles by the Gojkovic Design Bureau/a Serbian concept artist Nenad Gojkovic. Nenad is a professional concept artist specialized in prop, vehicle and architecture design for the entertainment industry.  For creation of his designs, … Read more...

More Photos of Kids playgrounds in Russia

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:41:23 +0000

(image) If you prepare to relocate your family to Russia – be prepared your kids going to visit one of those.

Man from Belarus Made a Hobbit House

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:25:41 +0000

(image) Man from Mirny village in Belarus decided to build an “eco-house” with his own hands. The results looks like very much like a hobbit house. The house has round windows and is made out of dirt and clay mixed with … Read more...

Only in Russia photos, part 16

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:55:30 +0000

(image) Here is another selection of “Only in Russia” photos series. When cameraman is late to work.. Russian key chain Siberia-Turkey airline passenger. It was election day last Sunday.  

How to Impress a Russian Girl

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:55:31 +0000

(image) How to Impress a Russian Girl Every man has to know that it is possible to please and impress a Russian girl only when he gives her exactly what she wants. In order a surprise will be pleasant, a man … Read more...

Photos of Soviet Counter Culture Youth

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:08:08 +0000

(image) In late USSR there were youngsters who wanted to look different, even it was formally banned to differ from others. You could be easily getting a compulsory haircut in school if your hair was too long and you was a … Read more...

Russian paratrooper soldier made funny art about his service

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:30:24 +0000

(image) Russian and Soviet paratroopers service was considered one of the most hard in Russian army. Only the most fit were accepted. And here is one of the ex soldiers decided to draw his experience while in the army. Here are … Read more...

Trans-Siberian Railway as Viewed by Travelers

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:45:32 +0000

(image) Setting off on a rail adventure on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway, the world’s longest railroad, can by right be called a journey of a lifetime. The Moscow – Ulan Bator route is among the most popular Trans-Siberian train tours and … Read more...

Repaired Old Soviet Fire Truck

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:14:41 +0000

(image) Firemen of one Russian fire station have repaired a vintage Soviet fire truck. Here are some photos. Those trucks were made in the USSR from 1962 until 1968. They were widely used in Soviet villages. Now they are only found in museums and … Read more...

Kayaking on the Lena and Sinaya Rivers in Yakutia

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:03:40 +0000

(image) Yakutia is the largest subnational governing body by area in the world, similar in size to India, but with less than a million people, making the region one of the least densely populated regions in the world. The main river … Read more...

Weird Russian Wedding Photoshops

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:54:01 +0000

(image) Another selection of Russian people getting creative with their wedding photos using PhotoShop. Some photos are purely hilarious.

Only in Russia photos part 15

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:33:43 +0000

(image) A new collection of “Only in Russia” style photos. Enjoy! This is fine. Growing new leaders of Communism. Another fine art from children playgrounds. This fox is probably was a real animal before. Very important sign. Here, your car is … Read more...

Russian Man Makes a Dragon Shaped Bench out of Wood

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:57:42 +0000

(image) This thing looks like it came straight out of Game of Thrones! A Soviet born man, Igor Loskutov, now living in Germany, made this thing. Just take a look.

Only in Russia Photos Part 14

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 19:25:34 +0000

(image) Here is another selection of photos with situations and things that possible only in Russia. Of course not only in Russia things happen, but we still sort of proud about the density of the events and proudly post it all … Read more...

Russian New Mi-28UB Helicopter Demo Flight

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:38:41 +0000

(image) This MI-28UB at first was a MI-28H then in 2012-2013 they turned it into first experimental MI-28UB. Igor, the photographer went to make photos of it on Moscow air show with huge 1200mm camera lens. So it looks like very … Read more...

Color Photos of Soviet Airborne Trooper Forces

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:44:36 +0000

(image) “Nobody but us” was there motto. A color photo collection of Soviet paratroopers, the cutting edge forces of Russian army. Only the fittest were conscripted into those forces. Warsaw Pact soldiers.  

Modernizing MiG-31 jets at Top Secret Falcon Factory

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:24:03 +0000

(image) One of the top secret Russian factories “Sokol” (Falcon) there is a modernization process of Russian MiG-31s going on. It’s almost impossible to get inside, however this photographer was allowed for a few minutes in to take the photos. Here … Read more...

First August Snow in Yakutia, Russia

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:24:37 +0000

(image) Today, August 29, first snow has hit Yakutia, Russia. Social media is filled with photos and here are some of them. As we say in Russia “we have a short summer, however it’s not very snowy”. Sometimes the saying is … Read more...

Private Photos of Soviet Officers Fighting a War in Angola

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:12:50 +0000

(image) It’s no wonder the Soviet state was helping some sides in the Angola war. Here are some photos of Russian veterans from their private albums. Rarely seen private photos of Soviet pilots, tank commanders and other officers who fought on … Read more...

Only in Russia photos, part 12

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:47:52 +0000

(image) Another selection of photos that can be called “Only in Russia”. Like, where else you can see an ancient Russian castle, Russian orthodox church and.. elephants eating grass on the roadside? More inside. VIP customers get carpeted parkings in this … Read more...

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:48:13 +0000

(image) In June 1959, there was a Russian (Soviet) expo in New York, where the Soviet country presented their best achievements, and LIFE magazine visited the event and took these photos. The interior of the event was decorated with fake birch trees. … Read more...

German Tourist Visits Moscow in 1955

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:56:14 +0000

(image) Another series of photos taken by a foreign tourist in the Soviet country. This time a German tourist took these photos in Moscow in 1955. Gorky street Moscow Kremlin. Archangelsky Cathedral inside the Kremlin. Big Kremlin palace and Archangelsky Cathedral. Kremlin Armory. Uspensky … Read more...

Russian Anti Riot Vehicle Schit

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:22:24 +0000

(image) “Schit” means “Schield” in Russian, it’s also the name of the new anti-riot truck the Russian “Kalashnikov” company developed. This word can easily be an exclamation that protesting people can make when they see this thing approaching them. The truck has a … Read more...

First Russian Color Photos by Pyotr Vedenisov

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:57:09 +0000

(image) Only a few photographers were taking color photos of pre-Communist Russia. Pyotr Vedenisov was one of them. He used autochrome technology for taking these photos. Around 150 such photos survive since that time, showing the period of 1909-1914 Russia. Here … Read more...

Only in Russia, part 11

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:22:21 +0000

(image) “This is possible only in Russia” style photos, new collection of those. “Puzzled fox”  

Strange House of a Belarus Businessman

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:16:32 +0000

(image) In a Belarus village, 5km from the country capital man built himself a house decorated with lot of strange things. It belongs to a local businessman and the place already became a local landmark. Locals say that they even afraid a … Read more...

Russian Photos as Covers for Famous Movies

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:04:00 +0000

(image) A few cases if  photos from Russia could be used as alternative DVD covers for famous Western movies, starting with Dmitri Medvedev could be a Disco Dancer 1982 Indian movie. Locks picks and two smocking barrels. Lord of the Rings. … Read more...

Russian Jets Flying Above the Azov Sea, Night and Day

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:36:39 +0000

(image) Russian blogger visits an airfield in Kuban region, to see how SU-25 jets do their flights above the Azov sea during day and also night time. Airfield is getting ready for the flights. Technics preparing jets. First jets get into … Read more...

Only in Russia, Part 10

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:18:06 +0000

(image) Another collection of very Russian photos. Russian post office selling alcohol. “Family offer”. “Temporary sign”. Here, secure now. How did even got there? “Meat cheap as veggies”. Lening and Trotsky. Ran free. “Swimming (here) is dangerous for your life”. Indeed. … Read more...

Awesome Collection of Russian Vintage Photos Colorized

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:44:14 +0000

(image) Awesome collection of the old Russia photos colorized, starting with this Russian Emperor Family. Great countess Maria Vladimirovna. Ksenia Romanova, the Tsars sister, daughter of Alexander III. Romanov royal sisters work in a military hospital during World War I. Tsar … Read more...