23 Siberia in the Early 20-th Century

Siberia in the Early 20-th Century

Back in 1904 young painter Boris Smirnov was sent by prisoner transport to Siberia; and his path went along the Great Siberian Tract. On his way he was making sketches of settlers and
locals of this distant region, as well as of their way of life and Siberian landscape and eventually lining up a whole series of drawings and water-colour paintings.

16 Blue Bucket Guys Comeback

Blue Bucket Guys Comeback

There were already a few posts about blue-buckets so you have probably know who they are and why are they doing that. Several days ago in Moscow there was again held a running of cars of those drivers who are absolutely dissentient with ‘governmental’ cars equipped with
flashlights, and thus, able to behave themselves unlawful. But this time it was something unusual about the event. More than 100 cars (according to initiators of the running) took part. So, let’s see what these people really think of flashlights.
24 Cycle Wedding

Cycle Wedding

You probably agree that such weddings are still rather
uncommon. We suppose none of the guests was disappointed.
22 Aerograph 2010

Aerograph 2010

On June 19 in Moscow there was held an exhibition of car aerography. Here
is a selection of the most interesting photos from of the event.

55 Russia’s Used-to-Be Marine Forces

Russia’s Used-to-Be Marine Forces

A great nation with an even greater heritage of its own. And I don’t even mean the cultural heritage but the military heritage that the Soviet Union had left behind to be heartily embosomed by successors of the fortune. Country that is half encircled by the sea and that has
always been a high-shot in the top of sea-lover countries gradually (well, it could has also been ‘rapidly,’ cause no matter what it doesn’t inflict a wrench to the story) began striking aground in terms of its marine power without even anchoring it.
5 Abbey Road, St. Petersburg

Abbey Road, St. Petersburg

Russian search engine has started some time ago a panoramic view, like Street View from Google Maps. The one interesting
panorama that was fast discovered by web surfers was this one on the picture above. It can be reached by this link.
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14 Kachinsky Air Garrison

Kachinsky Air Garrison

In Ukraine, Crimea, not so far from Sevastopol, in the village of Kacha lots of different air fleet species draw their duty. They are amphibian aircrafts BE-12, military cargo planes AN-26, search-and-rescue helicopters KA-27PS as
well as antisubmarine KA-27PL ones. And though many of them are 40 odd years old, they are battle-ready night and day and eager to attain any combat task in the territory of the Black Sea, and, in particular, Crimea.
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11 Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924

Floods in St. Petersburg is a common phenomenon. But catastrophic ones (with water 300cm and higher) happened only three times - in 1777,
1824, 1924. This is a selection of photos of the last terrible flood on September 23, 1924 when the water uprise was 380cm.
15 754,7 meters of happiness

754,7 meters of happiness

Enthusiasts in Rybinsk city tried to build the longest chain made of coins, and used 20,000+ coins for this. These ordinary people, despite bad weather, heavy rain, strong
wind, came here to implement this unusual project. They proved that small objects may compose a great creation! The coins line has reached 754,7m in length.
13 Saint Sins

Saint Sins

That was a picture to be seen recently in Kiev. Luxury Mansory
customized Bentley Continental GT (about  $400 000).

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