Lately some Russian newspapers post photos of these strange Chinese dolls. You can see the scanned piece of article from one Russian regional newspaper. The reason for the panic is that in Russian children toy stores have appeared strange Chinese dolls looking like a girl-doll but if fully undressed there can be something found that better would suit for a boy-doll.
People demand to band those dolls from being sold on the territory of Russia and claim that it maybe done on purpose by some evil forces from outside of Russia in order to form a bad perception of female/male orientation from the early age. Below is the more detailed photo of those strange Chinese toys freely sold in Russian kid stores:
Yet another tank was recently extracted from one of the lakes near St. Petersburg. There are plenty of tanks left since WW2, each year a few of them are being pulled out by different enthusiasts. This one is particular by it's model "BT" which was translated as "Quick Moving Tank".
It had very narrow tracks so it had to move only on good roads, and the tracks could be completely removed so that it could roll on the rubber coated inner wheels on the good surfaces when army had to relocate quickly and there were good roads available.
Some street artists in the city of Izhevsk in Russia paint "Handle With Care" signs on the walls of multi-stored apartment houses. You can meet "Handle With Care" "Don't Turn Over" or "Don't Get It Wet" signs on
the house walls up to 100 feet (35 m) high. They claim that those signs act as guard sign against bad things for the inhabitants of those houses. Who knows, but still it's pretty cool sight.
Many Russians complain on the state of their lobbies in multi-apartment houses. For example this how do often look like the mailboxes in the lobby of a regular house like above in the picture. It's not
abandoned, it's not populated with low level alcohol abusing people, just a regular lobby, and many Russian people would agree that this can be met way to often across all the Russia.