9 Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Hope ya'll having good weekend today. This is an idea of what your weekend could look like if you spend it in some of the tourist attraction areas of Karjala, or Karelia like its being called in Russia - a region next to Finland, it lies to the North East of
St. Petersburg. This one is not exactly in Karelia but on its border, closer to St. Petersburg. Luxury cabins deep inside the local "Taiga" (which means forest). Stables, lots of stuff to see and buy, local foods and vodka. See it yourself:
24 The Demons Tank

The Demons Tank

  "Demon" or "Bes" in Russian, that's what one of the fighting sides in Ukraine calls himself and his group, the Demon's Regiment. And this is their tank, probably captured in a fight. They did some
paintwork to express themselves and we can see some of the artwork in the photos here. As you already see, the armor has a large painting of a demon-like creature's face on it. What else is there?

1 A few KA-52 Copters

A few KA-52 Copters

A few shots of KA-52 "Alligator" helicopters and a couple of the new Mi-35M by Alexandr, just because they are cool machines.
There was a day when military men demonstrated the equipment for local people and so he took the photos then.
7 Historical Casual Photos of Brezhnev

Historical Casual Photos of Brezhnev

    Brezhnev as he was in real life: women, drinking, the car he loved, hunting stories and some others are inside, about the man who was a President (or Secretary General) of the USSR for almost twenty
years, and his epoch was called "Brezhnev's stagnation" (or maybe stability?) for the country. And yes, that's him in the first photo serving drinks to ladies on a yacht in 1973. See more inside.
9 Mi Helicopter Crashes near the Black Sea

Mi Helicopter Crashes near the Black Sea

A MI helicopter crashed in Gelenzhik near the Black Sea during some event devoted to the aviation. The copter was carrying a big red banner saying:
"Helicopters of Russia", and then when almost landed it crashed and burst on fire. There is a video of an accident as well as more photos inside.
4 Abandoned Factory and New Life Around It

Abandoned Factory and New Life Around It

  Here are the abandoned and empty red brick buildings of an old factory which went bankrupt ten years after the Soviet Union ceased to exist. Now its big territory and vast buildings remain empty except some of them are starting to give life to the new generation of small businesses that are around. As you can see in the photo above, the old building
with shattered windows and a dark look hosts dozens of small ads for the small companies hosted here and there on the territory. What are those new companies? Totally different - from car tire sales and repairs to website creation and a nightclub. Yes there is a nightclub based in the abandoned plant too. See inside for more.
2 Dog, the Farmer Helper

Dog, the Farmer Helper

  According to Omsk local news outlet one Omsk man has taught his dog to farm potatoes. He posted photos and
videos and here are a couple of those. Believe it or not it was across the newspapers, see inside:
17 Air Force Strikes Polish City Mlawa

Air Force Strikes Polish City Mlawa

Tens of casualties, destruction and what is worse - the World War has started. Yes, this is how World War 2 probably started almost 75 years ago.
Russian photographer Vladimir has travelled there to take some photos of a great reconstruction taking place there, it looks like a movie to me.
4 Cat Goes for a Ride

Cat Goes for a Ride

"I parked there and in a minute or two a cat appeared on my hood. Well, ok, its fine. Then in a few moments some other
little creatures joined the first one". Then what? Then see inside what. The title should give you a clue.
41 War Comes to another Major City

War Comes to another Major City

  Those are "Czech hedgehogs" or anti-tank hedgehogs - obstacles used to stop the tanks, mainly deployed during World War 2. Now, 70 years later, a few generations of people were born who have seen those only on the photos or in the old movies. However, those are reality now again in Ukraine. This is a fresh
photo from around the city of Mariupol which is told to be attacked tonight by the approaching army. The hedgehogs has been deployed and tens of thousands of people try to flee the city. There are a few of fresh videos of missiles, anti tank hedgehogs and people fleeing the cities inside:

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