ambassador of south africa in Russia
7 The Ambassador of South Africa

The Ambassador of South Africa

This is a photo of the ambassador of South Africa in Russia, Dr. Bheki Winston Joshua LANGA. All the Russian blog comunity was enjoying his photo.
From the first site he is sitting in leather pants with his legs spread. But it's not true, he is just standing behind a leather armchair.
15 Music Video From Sixties

Music Video From Sixties

This is a Soviet Era Music video about an American guy who liked Beatles and Rolling Stones, came to USSR and spent time singing with Soviet brothers, but then got a letter from USA ordering him to return to USA sign to Army and depart to Vietnam War. So he did and then got killed. Some sort of a tradegy but look how does
they sing! By the way during the Soviet Era the state had a grip on all the music bands. You couldn't start a band without getting an approval from a special comittee, and if you were planning to play some rock'n'roll you never got the approval. So this was a band with a license from a state.
7 A Movie That Impressed Cannes Movie Festival

A Movie That Impressed Cannes Movie Festival

This movie was very popular on Cannes Festival. A story of a man who guards an electrical transformer on a halfway between Moscow and St. Petersburg. He afraids that people can come and steal copper parts of the unit and would sell them for recycling. During all the video he sits in one
place and drunk. Weeks pass, but he sits and speaks about his worries in a dirty Russian language. He is also accompanied by some strange looking person, it's hard to say is it a woman or a man.  Just see the part from the movie yourself, it has English subtitles.
in russia planes crash trucks
6 Planes Crashing Into Trucks

Planes Crashing Into Trucks

If something happens more than twice a month we can say it happens often. So in Russia planes often crash into trucks. This time in Vunokovo, Russia during
August, 2006 there were two times when a big passenger plane smashed a service truck. Here are some photos: This one smashed into a fuel truck.
ukraine currency has dollar signs on it
9 Ukraine Clones Dollar

Ukraine Clones Dollar

A few days ago a new banknote was announced in Ukraine. It could be passed unnoticed if not an
interesting similarity to the One Dollar bill of USA: an all-seeing eye and a contour of a pyramid.
71 Russian Tank Recovered from the Lake After 50 Years Been There

Russian Tank Recovered from the Lake After 50 Years Been There

WW-II Trophy tank 14 September 2000, a Komatsu D375A-2 pulled an abandoned tank from its archival tomb under the bottom of a lake near Johvi, Estonia. The Soviet-built T34/76A tank had been resting at the bottom of the lake for 56 years. According to its specifications, it's a 27-tonne machine with a top speed of 53km/h. From February to September 1944, heavy battles were fought in the narrow, 50 km-wide, Narva front in the northeastern part of Estonia. Over 100,000 men were
killed and 300,000 men were wounded there. During battles in the summer of 1944, the tank was captured from the Soviet army and used by the German army. (This is the reason that there are German markings painted on the tank's exterior.) On 19 September 1944, German troops began an organised retreat along the Narva front. It is suspected that the tank was then purposefully driven into the lake, abandoning it when its captors left the area.
94 Buran, The First Russian Shuttle

Buran, The First Russian Shuttle

Did you know that there was a space shuttle built in Russia, which has made a few successful flights but then the research project was closed due to lack of funding after the collapse of Soviet Union? The BURAN orbiter was the first reusable manned space vehicle in Russia. The BURAN orbiter is the space airplane which may descent from an orbit and land to an airdrome. The BURAN was Russian first vehicle capable not only to put pay-loads into Space, but also to provide their orbit maintenance and
repair as well as return to the Earth. The BURAN predecessors could execute only separate roles: VOSTOK and SOYUS vehicles were intended only for crew flights, PROGRESS - for cargo delivery onto the orbital station. Put into the orbit by a rocket carrier of the average size they had modest transport potentials. Whereas the cargo flow on the Earth-orbit line increased and the development of a reusable vehicles of large carrying capacity has become inevitable.   
10 Video of a Floodlight Tower Blasted in St. Petersburg

Video of a Floodlight Tower Blasted in St. Petersburg

This is the video of how the floodlight tower was blown up on the stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was devastated on purpose, as a step on the way to removing the old
stadium before the new one would be built. Still it’s impressive how a huge construction is falling down right on the stadium field, slowly and gracefully.
madonna in russia - casual photos
13 Madonna Casual Photos

Madonna Casual Photos

These photos were made in Moscow when Madonna was visiting a school for kids that don't have parents. It's cool
to see her not photographed by some special event photographer, but just in a casual everyday life.
20 Animal Rights Activists Liberated 30,000 Minks At Once

Animal Rights Activists Liberated 30,000 Minks At Once

A Russian Animal Rights Activists group "Animal Liberation Front" or "ALF" have made an extreme action in St. Petersburg region. They liberated 30,000 minks from the cages whom were held on the territory of the farm. They got inside the farm, crushed the fences and opened cages where 30 thousand minks were held. The animals ran away, only a small fraction of them were captured next day. The damaged caused by the ALF actions was estimated at $300,000.
The owners of the farm had to suspend all the workers of the farm, thus a whole village was left without a job. In a few days another group of "ALF" tried to penetrate to another farm of the same owners. They came to the farm on two light trucks and a few passenger cars, but the security service of the farm was able to repulse an attack. Here is the video made by "ALF" while their visit to the first farm:

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