27 More of Ukrainian Hummer

More of Ukrainian Hummer

More photos of
Ukrainian Hummer clone

38 Afghani War Carpets

Afghani War Carpets

There is a war in Afghanistan for more than 20 years already. It has been started in late 70s when first Soviet troops entered Afghanistan to support the current regime. Then after the collapse of USSR the war with external enemy has stopped for a while, but inside there were still conflicting groups fighting with each other for the power. Little by little Taliban got the dominating position in the country and just a few years later NATO troops entered the country. So all the time there was a war, and most of the time all the parties used Soviet,
then Russian weapons. It's scary to see how the war thematics have moved to all spheres of life in Afghanistan even to carpet weaving skills. Previously this Middle-East country, lying on the border with Russia was famous for its hand-made carpets with beautiful Eastern ornaments. These days weavers make carpets with war. And main war items depicted on the carpets are from Russian origin. Here are the examples of Russian weapons that can be clearly distinguished on the contemporary Afghani carpets:

8 Snowy Vladivostok

Snowy Vladivostok

Not only in USA there is a lot snow these days. Russian eastern cities are also covered with
snow. Like Vladivostok on pictures. Though in Russian cities they don't clean it up fast.

22 Abandoned Mayan Statues in… St. Petersburg

Abandoned Mayan Statues in… St. Petersburg

In one of the regular inner yards of multi-stored buildings in St. Petersburg there is a whole collection of Middle-American Mayan statues standing under open air and not protected by anybody, left all by themselves. The story of them appearing there starts in 19th century when Academy of St. Petersburg sent a group of explorers to Middle America. They visited through all of Yucatan, collected different things for St. Petersburg's museums. By the way they noticed and bought a set of Mayan idols from Chichen Itza ruins. Upon the return of expedition smaller objects were placed into museums but nobody has found a good place for those Mayan statues and they were left all by
themselves in the back yard, dug into ground. A few years passed and Soviet Revolution happened, all the museums were messed up, all the buildings were nationalized by Soviets and were used for a totally different purpose then before. In many churches warehouses were founded as the result of total atheism of new Russian authorities, and many museum were turned into something else as a result of ignorance. So hundred years passed and those 1500 year old Mayan deities stand, abandoned and not worshiped by anyone except accidental Russian teens searching for a place to have a beer outside in some public backyard.

58 72 Old Soviet Calculators

72 Old Soviet Calculators

Yes, 72 different calcs from Soviet times. All are from collection of Sergei Frolov. Different in size, colour and functions but all from one brand
"Electronica". There were no another brand of calculators at that time in Soviet Union - all had to buy and use only Electronika things.
26 Russian-Japan War Propaganda Posters

Russian-Japan War Propaganda Posters

In the beginning of 20-th century Russia participated in the war with Japan. Some our readers
asked if there were some propaganda posters from that times. There are some.

17 Frozen Auto

Frozen Auto

Weather is unpredictable in Russia. Park for a while - then
come out of your house and look what's up with your car.

32 Chernobyl Computer Game

Chernobyl Computer Game

One of Ukrainian companies announced about the game "S.T.A.L.K.E.R.", an action in Chernobyl scenery. All the game plot is happening inside the Chernobyl, the team of the
developer traveled to the site a few times for detailed video and photo capturing of all the future game objects. The release is planned to March, 2007.
9 Fallen American Airplane

Fallen American Airplane

Yesterday in Moscow airport an American plane Challenger 850 turned up side down and felt down right after he took off. It happened just couple of minutes after he took down. It's still unclear about the reasons of
these incidents. No passengers except the pilots were on board. These unique photos made by Mahno source ten minutes after the plane's took-off. The departure was at 16:37 and the photos are from 16:47.
19 A Story of One Fire

A Story of One Fire

This is a story of one fire which happened in a town near Moscow. There are a lot of such wooden houses all over Russia. These houses are for a few families and you may say only poor people live there but it's a big fraction of Russian families still live in such wooden old houses, without a hot water and gas supply. And also if somebody is
getting on fire then all the house is risking to be burned to ashes. Also according to the comments you would be able to see how fast are Russian firemen. On the picture above you can see the start of the fire. None seem to care - none sees the fire so probably nothing special is going on, maybe some cooking.

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