Russian Matreshka
27 Not a Common Matreshka

Not a Common Matreshka

Probably "Matreshka" is the most famous Russian thing - it's a wooden doll that has another smaller doll inside which also carries smaller one and this can extend up to 30 smaller and smaller dolls until reaching the smallest tiny doll thingie. They are usually painted in accordance with Russian tradition,
like on the photo above. But these day design studio ArtLebedev.ru has expressed another view on Matreshkas - no using one of their products you can memorize the data measurement units. The biggest doll is called Terabyte and the smallest is... ugh, what's there, smaller than a byte?
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11 Don’t Park Cars Here

Don’t Park Cars Here

The sign on the fence reads "Don't Park Cars Here". So if you go travel to Russia don't park the cars near the fences with a sign
"Don't Park Cars Here", they might be serious about that. See also: He Simply Went by the Metro Some Russian Car Parking
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14 A New Way of Self-Defense

A New Way of Self-Defense

Sometimes, especially in the evenings, subways in big cities can be dangerous places for a young lady to visit. So they always kind of afraid entering the underground world of evening metro. But not
this girl. She tries to avoid any kind of harassment of the wild males so she uses something that would turn away any even most desperate macho away. Watch the pictures below.
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24 Abandoned Heavy Machinery

Abandoned Heavy Machinery

This is what they called heavy machinery in Soviet Russia. This giant excavation device was used for
exploitation of phosphorus-field somewhere near Moscow and abandoned after the collapse of the USSR.
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78 More pictures of USSR. Part 3

More pictures of USSR. Part 3

The third and the final part of the "USSR in the 70s" series, submitted by our visitor Firsak. If you live in Russia you
can submit too via our forum or feedback form. See also: USSR in the 70-s, part 1 USSR in the 70-s, part 2
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Russian Monster-Trucks in Action
19 Russian Monster-Trucks in Action

Russian Monster-Trucks in Action

In our recent publications we've told about strange abandoned Russian trucks. Now we've learned more information about them and can even see how they run. During the Soviet times
such military machinery was in strict secret and used only by the the Soviet space program. Want some more - see also the best Russian contemporary off-roads.
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22 First Russian Expedition to Antarctic Continent in 1955

First Russian Expedition to Antarctic Continent in 1955

These are photos from the first Russian expedition to Antarctic continent in 1955. At the same time they
have built a "Mirnyi" station there. It seems that penguins expressed interest for the strangers.
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22 Vodka Museum

Vodka Museum

I guess they did it right when opened the Museum of Vodka in Russia. Where else they had to do it? There are 2707 different types of vodka there, some sorts are really rare, some not. We also had featured some weird Russian vodka packages on English Russia before, like AK-47 Vodka, Police Law Book Vodka, Triple Core Processor Vodka,
so we could probably contribute to this museum too if they had a virtual branch in Internet. Also you can browse all our "vodka tag" to see all the posts on English Russia that were connected to vodka, some were great. And by the way according to the last photo even Mr. President has visited this museum.
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23 He Simply Went by the Metro

He Simply Went by the Metro

Today we've already posted news about some guys in Russia that hunt for the wrongly parked cars and then make photos of them. But this driver would probably take Grand Prix among
"parking kings"! The witnesses says, that after parking the car in such a way, the driver came out and simply went by the metro (to which it was the entrance with stairway).
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