pobeda car
41 New Old Car Remake: Pobeda

New Old Car Remake: Pobeda

We had here already an article about Volga M6 - a new car made out of two - old Russian Volga 21 and ultra new BMW M6 cabrio. This kind of art seems to be popular in modern Russia so this is another photo
story on the topic. This car was made out of old "Pobeda" car, the predecessor of Volga 21. It was totaly rebuilt and see how it looks like now. This how the car looked before.
St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg
10 Kazan Cathedral in Foam

Kazan Cathedral in Foam

Today is Friday 13th, and somebody in St. Petersburg played a joke on the biggest and most famous cathedral of  St. Petersburg , the Kazan Cathedral. It seems that a few bottles of some dishwashing liquid was
poured into the fountain in the morning. This site attracted a lot of people all across the town together with tourists who have got a rare chance to see the cathedral square covered with foam.
Oktyabrenok star
43 More Soviet Stuff

More Soviet Stuff

This is a collection of Soviet stuff. Just 20 years ago only such things could be bought in shops or were at people’s homes. Nothing different from this could be bought, anything was just in two-three versions, so if you wanted to buy some new coat you could choose only from 3 types of coat, not from thousands like in rest of the world. These
are examples of most typical things in Soviet Russia. I can bet that most of them were in EVERY Soviet house. This star was a compulosry to wear by all Junior Schoolchildren (till the age of 11). There is a portrait of young Lenin on it. This was a typical bottle in wich milk was sold in Soviet Union.
finnish propaganda
121 Finnish Propaganda to Russian Soldiers During WW2

Finnish Propaganda to Russian Soldiers During WW2

During World War 2 Finland was in alliance with Nazi Germany. So Russia fought against Finland too. And here we have interesting photos of Finnish propaganda. Those papers were thrown from the planes across Russian army in order to convince Soviet soldier to surrend. The content of them is really funny. Finland authorities offered things like good food and bottle of vodka to Russians. But it was not so
easy to the Soviet soldiers to accept this proposal. There were special troops that were in front of the main troops that were held with one purpose - to catch everyone who flee to Finland or any other German ally and to shot him down right on the place or throw him in a jail. So it was a tricky game. "Dear Soviet soldiers! Listen to me! I'll tell you something!"
soviet russia
44 Soviet Times 2

Soviet Times 2

This is another post on Soviet thematics. You can see a previous for example here. Now, the collection of photos from the 80s, the period of time when the Soviet Union was near to collapse. The famous "Perestroika" or "Rebuilding" started in 1986 or so. It has been said that it's always darkest before the dawn, see yourself
if this is true for these photos. These photos are from a collection that is targeted on the pre-Democratic period of Soviet Union, taken from different public sources like magazines, newspapers and internet, from both sides - from Soviet and Western.   A soldier and a telephone booth.
shots of russian police people made on streets of russia while travel to russia
34 Russian Police Faces, Part 2

Russian Police Faces, Part 2

This post is some kind of the second part of Russian Police faces shot across Russian cities. If you haven’t seen the previous post on the subject you can view it here under “Russian Police”. All the photos are real, shot by people on the streets, submitted by different visitors. Some photos are by Rullon Oboev. Most of the photos are from Moscow city. People complain in Moscow that the police in the city
consist mostly of the people who came from other more poor parts of Russia, thus these are not faces of Moscow but faces of Russia. Yes, people in Moscow always think that Moscow is some sort of other country. Country in the country. And that's true - it has been said that 90% of Russian money are circulating inside Moscow city, and 90% of these 90% are in the Moscow downtown.
russian brdm now luxury one
30 Pimp Up Your Tank

Pimp Up Your Tank

This vehicle was made from Russian “BRDM”, if to translate literally it is “Combat Reconnaissance/Patrol Vehicle”, armored scout car made in Russia. There were plenty of such in Arabic countries like Iraq or Iran or Syria also. But this is not a regular military vehicle. It was bought by a Moscow entrepreneur and was pimped up heavily. First of all it is an amphibian vehicle – it can both move by roads and swim by rivers or lakes. It is powered with V8 5.5 diesel engine  to carry its multi ton body across the Russian roads. It has four general wheels  but there are four more, hidden under its bottom, if somebody comes to a road like this he
can push a button and use four additional wheels to make his road. It has of course a multi speaker sound system, GPS navigation, TV, DVD and a periscope to see clearly what’s going on when you are swimming across the nearest lake. Also there is a sonar mounted with which the car owner can monitor the water under his so to say car. Night vision system is there too. The car is fully registred in road inspection so the owner can drive across the normal roads, and then go to the lake for some fishing or water skiing, after that at night he can come to Moscow casino without visiting home.
Harry Potter Russian softdrink
14 Harry Potter Soft Drink

Harry Potter Soft Drink

In some Russian shops nowadays you can buy yourself a bottle of a drink with a Harry Potter portrait on it. I highly doubt if any copyright was reserved, and the most interesting thing is not copyright here. The soft drink with Harry Potter face on it is named "BURATINO". What does this word mean? "BURATINO" is some kind of Russia Pinocchio. Same wooden doll moving around, but his nose doesn't grow when he lies. In Soviet Russia there was a
very popular soft drink named after him. So in modern Russia businessmen try to make their kind of "Buratino" drink so that to play on the nostalgie sense of the elder generation. But this Harry Potter Buratino drink is a mix of two totally different things in one. It's not a Buratino and it's not a Harry Potter. And notice there is somebody from Simpsons is also depicted on this cool drink.
russian pop singer, Irina Saltikova
9 Irina Saltikova, Russian Pop Singer

Irina Saltikova, Russian Pop Singer

A little more of Russian contemporary pop music examples. This lady name is Irina Saltykova. She is not new on pop scene of Russia, actually she is 40 or older
already. She was also mentioned in our article about Bride Fraud in Russia. Today some photos of her and a music video down this page.
lada priora, russian car
34 New Russian Car

New Russian Car

This is a new model of Russian car, for the moment the most uptodate. It's name is LADA Priora and it's not clear when it would be in production. I don't know would it be handy on such roads, the previous one, the Russian Hummer
clone  was looking really more suitable for those roads, though the price difference is large. This is a budget car, that should be able to compete with foreign issues like Ford Focus or Toyota Corolla.  

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