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13 A Tip For Better Parking

A Tip For Better Parking

If you would travel to Russia and don't see enough space for parking in a
big city, you can park like this Nissan owner in St. Petersburg.  
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496 Lost City of Chernobyl

Lost City of Chernobyl

"In matters nuclear one thing is certain: there is no protection in an iron curtain." A letter in The Times May 3rd, 1986. On the 26th of April 1986 shortly after midnight, to be precise, at 1:23 GMT, there occurred near the Ukrainian town of Chornobyl a tremendous explosion at a huge nuclear power plant, followed by a gradual meltdown of the reactor No. 4. Chornobyl is situated 80 miles north-west of Kiev, the ancient capital of Ukraine and the Soviet Union's third largest city. It was by far the worst nuclear reactor accident ever, which immediately sent a radioactive cloud across neighbouring Byelorussia, Poland and the Baltic Republics towards Scandinavia. Within days, borne by shifting winds, radioactive mists wafted beyond Soviet borders and spread across most of Europe causing anxiety, apprehension and fear. The most badly affected
were the Republics of Ukraine and Byelorussia. They suffered large scale involuntary irradiation, due to extensive secrecy, and great economic damage. Furthermore the contaminated air mass passed over large areas of Poland and also over parts of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and Yugoslavia and a number of West European countries. Till now the land is abandoned, thousands of houses, thousands acres of the land, everything is now stays almost the same as it was 20 years ago. Nowadays there guided tours are being conducted to this area. These photos are made by Alexandr Vikulov, pikul2001@mail.ru while participating in such a trip. This Soviet Era sign indicates the entrance to Chernobyl county. Many of the things there stand unchanged since Soviet union times.
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21 Russian Magic Square

Russian Magic Square

Probably some of you have already seen a Black Magic Square, but it has been said it is of Russian origin so I would list it here. Just follow the instructions
below and you probably would be amazed. If you have already seen it, just skip, I don't know how widely this thing is known across the Internet.
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16 Castle In Countryside

Castle In Countryside

Some rich Russians from countryside still prefer to live in castles. At least this one does: From a first site
it's a common Russian village. Almost without roads to it as it very often happens in Russian countryside.
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12 Madonna Could be Bombed

Madonna Could be Bombed

Today, 12th of September, 2006 in Moscow is going to be a great show by Madonna. It has been said before that Madonna was very scared of her trip to Russia because she was threatened by anonymous people of Russian origin, demanding her to cancel the show, that’s why she wanted the security measures of the show to be extra high class ones. Two girls, two journalists of some Russian newspaper decided to check those
extra measures. They decided to make a fake alarm clock bomb and take it inside the show as much closer to the main arena as possible. They had to pass five security checks.   First they have got a big box and an alarm clock that they put inside. They made two of such fakes, put them in their bags and came to the “Luzhniki” concert hall – a big covered stadium in Moscow.
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russian travellers cut watermelon
10 Nice Way to Cut a Watermelon

Nice Way to Cut a Watermelon

You love watermelons? You want to cut them according to Russian style? See on this photo how
it should be done correctly: All you need are one watermelon and one chainsaw.
russian car zaporozhetsq
24 And Some Police Cars

And Some Police Cars

In Russia police even police can be different. They can ride on such 1968 production year "Zaporozhets":
And at the same time top police officials can go on 2006 Porsche Cayenne Bi-Turbo worth over $100k:
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277 Russian Police

Russian Police

In Russia police is not respected by citizens. People simply doesn’t love policemen and often don’t go to police for the help. And police pays back – they often break the laws themselves and policemen behave in not proper way. There is a lot of police on the street of Russia, one of the reasons is high crime rate, another reason is possibly the belief of authorities that if they have a numerous police at their disposal they can prevent any civil unrest. Because the police is huge in personnel they often hire people without a proper education to serve in police, just like in 3rd world countries, people without high moral principles and understanding that if they serve
as policemen they should serve and protect. Often they do absolutely contrary things. There is a Russian joke: a young man went to work as a policeman, but has not received his salary for quite a long period of time – a few months, so the senior officer asks him – “Why didn’t you get your salary yet?” and the young man replied: “What? I am supposed to get a salary? I though if I got a police uniform and a gun I now can get funding myself”. Sometimes it happens right like in this joke, the only difference that such policemen don’t forget to get their salaries.   This couple is from Ukraine
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39 Stalin’s Dreams of Moscow

Stalin’s Dreams of Moscow

Comrade Stalin wanted to turn Moscow city into an 8th Wonder of the World, thus he was planning on constructing some buildings that would look tremendous. Most of his dreams have not come true, Moscow hasn’t become
a World’s Wonder and the buildings were left just on paper, probably because of WW2 was taking place and then the country was recovering from its consequences. Still the designs are fun to look at:
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9 Russian Roads 3

Russian Roads 3

Russian roads continue surprising me. This shots are made in Chelyabinsk city, but it was commented by native Russian viewers as "it can happen in any Russian
city, for sure". Just take a look: For some sort of a need some construction workers have dug a hole, and no fencing around of it was provided.
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