It seems like Russia (which is the biggest country in the world) tries to compete with Dubai (United Arab Emirates) in unique construction projects. Before the building of artificial skiing resort had been finished (the similar one stands in UAE), Russian government has presented to the public
the model of artificial island that will be raised from the Black Sea waters near Sochi coast in 2014, towards the opening of the Olympic Games. It is no no wonder that the island will be called "The Federation" - its shape will resemble the whole country in miniature.
Nowadays SUV's are very popular all over the world, all major car makes started production of their own all-road luxury cars. The concept behind the SUV is to get comfort of the luxury car but have four wheel drive on big rims so that you can go off the road with the same feeling. But it seems that in Soviet Russia
they had already this ideal car - you can see here a luxury Soviet "Pobeda" ("Victory") car on the high wheels, and people say it is not a self-made thing but was in production in limited edition at the car factory, so it can be probably not only the first Russian SUV but first SUV ever.
This house that is located in St. Petersburg downtown is being renovated these days. So they built a safe passage around the house so that nothing of construction junk could smash the heads of passers-by. But those strange
pedestrians don't use it! They prefer to detour the house by the road surface, where there is a good chance to meet a car. Why they don't use the safe passage but risk their lives walking on the traffic are?