25 Daily photos from Russian cities 2

Daily photos from Russian cities 2

Posted on September 1, 2006 by team

russian construction, 10 people watchin 1 is working

I’d like to begin today’s daily photo series with such a photo with comments on it. Here you can see a typical situation happening during construction works in Russia  – one person is working and ten are watching, giving him casual advices. That’s can be seen very very often.

russian roads with UAZ

A few posts before there was already an image from Russian roads, this is another one. Also this car was mentioned on the previous daily photos post – it’s UAZ, developed in early 60-s and still being in production, believe me or not but this car is not stuck, it’s still moving – and that was her initial purpose – to be able move forward across vast Russia – whether there are roads or no roads at all.

russian girls or if to be exact, russian schoolgirls

Almost everybody knows that Russian girls are cute, and that’s really so, for 70 years in Russia there were no McDonalds or Burger King or any other “extra large fries and triple burger” places. Even Coca-Cola together with other soft drinks were banned, so there was enough time to form new genome. But what’s not cool now – Russia has been introduced to fast-food world, and the problem of obesity starts rising. That’s sad.

russian kids playing on exotic swings

The man who designed those swings must be some sort of mentaly and sexually unbalanced, people are usually putting their dreams and ideas in the things they design. Scary were his dreams.

russian military men are fond of drinking

Some party in Russian army. The interesting fact here is the quantity of the bottles of vodka standing on the table. I was able to count 56 bottles, standing on the visible part of the table. And proably that’s not the only table in the hall.

russian police in action 2

Hard to imagine their dialogue. Let it be just “no comment” picture from streets.

Some people say that no comment is better than comments. I don’t really no, sometimes it’s a fun to give a comment, and to explain what’s realy is on photos. Sometimes it’s only my point of view, often it’s my comic point of view.



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25 responses to “Daily photos from Russian cities 2”

  1. Gonzalo says:

    the first one remindes me too much of my city and their people…I´m from Argentina, nice to know we are so similar to the “otherside”… 🙁

    • Natalie says:

      That photograph looks like my city as well, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 10 people standing around (or sitting) and one guy doing all the work. Which is why none of the projects are ever completed. Maybe this an international norm these days.

      • nysro says:

        no where near black enough to get confused with Atlanta. If you ever see that many lighter shade folks working together in the ATL, hell will have frozen over.

        otherwords Atlanta, Ga has a LOT of black folks.. anyone want a few?

    • bw says:

      These guys (workers?) in the first photo are now in danger of losing their jobs. The Japanese have just invented a shovel that stands up by itself.

  2. Oz says:

    Come to Australia and you’ll see exactly the same situation at on the 1st picture. Especially when you watch CityRail staff “working”.

  3. Nicola Nidvora says:

    “quantity of the bottles of vodka”

    There is no such vodka bottle in Russia. These are mineral water bottles. Few bottles of local brandy and lots of water… pretty decent party. They’ll drink their vodka afterwards in private.

  4. noname says:

    This website is made to degrade russian people. That’s for sure. And where is the copyright of series of photos with police? Author of the photo is very famous and he probably sholud sew you.

  5. Tut e Tam says:

    You should see cities in the US. Go north of Houston’s beltline, on eastern West Little York. It looks like a 3rd world war zone. There are bums and beggers at almost every major intersection and sleeping under the bridges. This is the 4th largest city in America.

  6. Tut e Tam says:

    If you think Russia is all bad and you go out of your way to degrade her, it tells me you have never been anywhere else or if you have, have never bothered to see anything outside the tourist and rich areas.

    If you think Americans or Europeans will appreciate you for degrading Russia, you’re wrong. They’ll smile and pat you on your head like a good little monkey who wants to mimick them and only upholds their stereotypes of Russia.

  7. LEVON says:

    third picture was made some 20 jears ago.

  8. Olga says:

    20 years ago there was no “Baltika” beer being sold in Russia, there was no Baltike beer at all. It’s just black and white photo of modern Russia.

  9. gen says:

    2nd photo. Look at the ribbons at background. It is just episode from some extremal rally.

  10. Eugen says:

    I’m from Russia.
    I don’t know where you’ve taken this fotos…
    Something is right about our country but not more than 10%.

    And I think that you’ve never been to our country.
    Don’t try to degrade us in anyone eyes-you can’t do it.

  11. Eugen says:

    it was…20 years ago

  12. Nick says:

    Many of these photos or situations could be in many different places in the world. In fact, many places have far worse things happening. It is a documentary of a very small cross section of Russian life, I am sure. Cameras seek out the strange and different, not the ordinary. Every country has abandoned buildings and marginal people. It is the sign of a great society to have tolerance towards it’s troubled and less fortunate. Would it not be worse to hide these things or pretent they do not exist? If attention is brought to these problems there will be more chance of a solution in the future.

  13. messiah says:

    The same is in UK. When I was in the UK recently i observed situations and its identical. Simply + English people cannot work hard. They are too soft and only thinks about weekend.
    Thats why Poles, Slovakians and Czech people now are the best workers in UK. They can do twice or three times of work in the same time that UK guy barely can do one. My friend who owns a hotel i Lancashire told me that he do not want to employ English people, because they are too lazy…

    So … do not laugh at russia think about yourselves

  14. Oleg says:

    “I was able to count 56 bottles, standing on the visible part of the table. And proably that’s not the only table in the hall.” So what?

  15. peter says:

    russia rocks they have the most hottest girls

  16. Drakkonik says:

    Picture 1 are from Romania electricity company “Electrica” look at worker called IVAN

  17. Held says:

    Concerning a photo with schoolgirls. On a tape of the girl which sits it is written: “the Graduate 200 (last figure it is not visible). In the bottom of a photo the can of beer”Baltic”which in the USSR is visible was not issued.
    Simply in Russia such tradition: on leaving school to dress the old Soviet form.

    Sorry for english. I have use an internet translation.

  18. Terrific posting! I 100 % consent along with you.

  19. Tsuhna says:

    UAZ, I know people who swear it would be able to climb up a tall tree.

  20. froggy says:

    1st photo Cal-trans 1 works 9 stand around and all 10 get overtime.

  21. Pedro de Lara says:

    1st photo. In Sao Paulo, almost EVERY service in city you may see this way.

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