1 Russian Parliament – Duma in Photos

Russian Parliament – Duma in Photos

So a few days ago Russian parliament called "Duma" has finnished its current session after four years after they were elected back in 2012. Now in 2016 there is a new election coming
and this people would be changed at least in part by new faces. But here are some fun photos from the past four years. You won't be disappointed if you look inside.
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11 Russian Mi-8 helicopter production pictures

Russian Mi-8 helicopter production pictures

Russian blogger Zzhitel went to the once top secret military facility where legendary Soviet and now Russian MI-8 helicopters are produced. It is one of the most widely used helicopters in the world. Over 100 countries have them. This
factory is 75 years old already. They do it all here - start with a project and then make final product - full production cycle.  Also later provide service for the machines. Thanks to Zzhitel we can see it from inside!
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8 Soviet Sailors During Rest

Soviet Sailors During Rest

In Soviet times sailors often used their ships surfaces as a playground and even sometimes as a beach like
this Admiral Kuznetsov photo above. So let's see what the sailors were up to during their rest hours.
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6 Russian Guy Makes Steam Engine Powered Bicycle

Russian Guy Makes Steam Engine Powered Bicycle

Actually, what he makes is a tricycle as it has got three wheels. But never the less it is a light framed vehicle which we usually think to be a modification of a bike. The most important thing in this thing is its steam engine. Yes, it runs on energy of burning coal or wood and
boiling water. Oil crisis? High electric power costs? Total collapse of the grid? No worries, just go get some dry firewood from the nearest forest and you are good to go at pretty awesome high speeds. They definetly should put this thing into the next Mad Max movie!

5 Russian Abandoned City Verkhanaia Gubakha

Russian Abandoned City Verkhanaia Gubakha

This city's name is Verhnaia Gubakha. It is located near Perm city. Guys, the bloggers, have visited the
place and taken some photos. So let's take a look. There are some drone photos and photos from inside.
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2 Ukrainian Orchestra Playing Game of Thrones Theme inside of a Steel Mill

Ukrainian Orchestra Playing Game of Thrones Theme inside of a Steel Mill

In Mariupol, Ukraine an interesting concert has taken place. A musician collective known as  Lening Chamber Orchestra has played a composition of their choice inside one of the huge rooms of Mariupol Steel Production Plant. The piece they
played was the theme from "Game of Thrones". It looked pretty interesting with flames of fire of real steel being produced bursting in the background and lighting their faces as they played. You can see it yourself on this video.

8 First day of summer in Russia

First day of summer in Russia

People of many Russian cities, not just Norilsk like a few days ago, they woke up to.. snow! So they started posting
their "first day of summer". Some of the cities affected: Surgut, Novij Urengoj, Noyabrsk. Here are the photos.
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65 Russian Police Destroys Biggest Gypsy Village in Russia

Russian Police Destroys Biggest Gypsy Village in Russia

Despite mass protests the police were not going to back off. They got an order to destroy the village. The Gypsy population
tried to used their most valued religious artifacts to stop the police but it didn't help. See the photos here.
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4 It Is Almost Summer in Norilsk

It Is Almost Summer in Norilsk

Norilsk is A pretty big city. Over 150,000 people live there. For its size and location it's even called the coldest city in the
world. And obviously there is a reason for this. Look how today, 27th of May, 2016 city looks. Four days till summer
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6 Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

The purpose of a good accident prevention poster is to place fear in the hearts and minds of workers, to make them fear breaking the rules, show them where breaking the rules can
take them. And some of those classy vintage Soviet workplace posters are right on point with this. See them here, translated for you. First one above says "Take away your hair".
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