1 Steam Over Water in Crimea These Days

Steam Over Water in Crimea These Days

These days in Crimea the weather is like this: the air is much colder than the water so the water steams all day long with this fog, making it
rather picturesque to walk around. So Georgi, a blogger, went along to the coast and took some photos which we can see here:
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4 Russian Take on Pulp Fiction Scene

Russian Take on Pulp Fiction Scene

You might never think that things like this exist, but there is a whole Russian video made like Pulp Fiction parody, but instead America of 1990s it takes place in Nazi Germany with cult Russian spy "Shtirlitz" as a main hero. Here are two scenes
from this video - the beginning of Pulp Fiction movie, now with a Russian spy proclaiming "It's a special operation!" instead of "It's a robbery!", and the scene where they come to the hotel room. Pretty strange thing to watch!

9 Baikal: The Deepest Lake in the World Photos from Above

Baikal: The Deepest Lake in the World Photos from Above

Ok, first the facts: Lake Baikal is the deepest fresh water lake in the world (1,632m at deepest point), also the largest volume of fresh water is located in this water - like it totals at 20% of each Earth surface fresh water resources! This lake is long - it stretches for 640 km from one side to another, so it might be even called "a sea" rather than a lake. There
are even seals in it, yes the unique fresh water seals! They also say it's the world most ancient fresh water lake with more than half of the animals and plants around it unique only to this region. And now the photos, one of my favorite bloggers, Slava, has visited this place and photographed it in his own style - from the helicopter!

8 Soviet Ad of Leningrad Hotel Astoria

Soviet Ad of Leningrad Hotel Astoria

1970s, Soviet Union, St. Petersburg, Hotel "Astoria". A piece of seductive Western world in the coldest big city in the world. And this was a special
"only for VIP and foreigners" advertisement to attract them into this forbidden world in Soviet country. Just a few photos to feel the times.

16 Biggest in the World Open-Pit Coal Mine and its Giant Machinery

Biggest in the World Open-Pit Coal Mine and its Giant Machinery

Do you see a bus on this picture? Look closer, it's near that giant machine which they call "buck wheel excavator". Wikipedia says its main purpose is: "to act as a continuous digging machine in large-scale open pit mining operations". What can be more larger scale than the biggest
world open pit coal mine in Kazakhstan built in Soviet times as the biggest Soviet open pit coal mine? Russian photographer Alexander Popov has traveled there and took this awesome pics and story so we now can take a look to!  So let's see those in detail:

1 Moscow Streets Have Got those Crystals

Moscow Streets Have Got those Crystals

Some streets of Moscow, the ones with luxury boutiques on them - have got those strange looking LED lights equipped, mirrored surface
colored crystals.  I am not sure what is their exact purpose besides decorative but here they are, just for you to take a look.

14 Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Russian blogger Sergey has visited this town called "Karl Libnecht" in Kursk region of Russia - the place where one of the most intense tank battles of World War 2 took place and brought the story from there. Here what he says: "Before this was a happy place. People were working, on weekends people were taking a rest and walking around,
children were smiling. Now on the streets of Karl Libnecht you'll rarely see good smile. Before there were two giant factories here - the machine building plant and sugar factory. Those were economic giants of federal level. But now this is how the machine building factory looks like (above on the photo)". Let's read on!

0 Water Leak in -30 Outside

Water Leak in -30 Outside

When it's -30 outside water leak means instant ice. Ice on any surface water from the ruptured pipe can get - on the cars, on the ground, on the trees and even on the people. A few photos have been
made by a local who witnessed how in the middle of the night pipe blasted and water started pouring into the freezing cold street turning the cars and everything into a thick icy things.

4 Abandoned Factory of Epichlorohydrin

Abandoned Factory of Epichlorohydrin

Russian blogger Armahema has travelled to some place which we don't know much about. Again as in his previous travels (like this and this or this) Armahema has explored the place but left not much clue on where exactly is this located and what is the status of the structure. He is known for
getting to the places that are still very well guarded and not easy to sneak in, so he doesn't like to share much of information or personal detail. However we know that this is a chemical facility that used to produce substance called Epichlorohydrin. So lets see:

5 Snowmen of Tatarstan Children

Snowmen of Tatarstan Children

The truck you see above is not a real truck, but actually a "snowman" - it was created from the snow in Tatarstan to make the kids happy. Together with this truck you can see there is a tank on the background, also
painted a military dark green tone. This winter, the children of Tatarstan, Russia, are having their Christmas themed this way. The next one is a 10 feet (3 meter) tall Stalin, also painted. See inside:

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