5 Antique Wooden Church in Russian Kondopoga

Antique Wooden Church in Russian Kondopoga

These types of antique wooden antique churches are extremely rare in Russia. Main reason  - they are wooden. Wood doesn't stand centuries as good as the stone buildings. Fires are danger for them too. Another reason they are rare because were
mainly built in the Russian north. They say they also were built mainly without the use of any metal objects - nail or whatsoever. So what you going to see is one of the most rare wooden churches from Kondopoga, Karelia, Russia.
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1 Awesome Laser Show in Moscow

Awesome Laser Show in Moscow

A few days ago there was an awesome laser projection show on one of the Moscow city's embankments. The show was projected right onto the building which is especially important right now - Russian Defense Ministry Building. The command center for all Syria bombings and also now a giant screen on
which they projected different stories of Russian history.  Thanks to Russian blogger Dmitry we can see it all both on photos and on videos. This posts have them both. A few video clips to show it all in motion and large widescreen photos to present the view. Lets see inside:
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2 Russian Empire in the Late 19th Century

Russian Empire in the Late 19th Century

If you, as many others here, like to see awesome old photos of the pre-communist Russian Empire in full color and of a large size, then you probably would be glad to know that a new series of photographs of  Russia has
been released by the Russian State Archive of Photo and Cinematic Documents. This depicts the Russian Empire on the verge of entering the 20th century, in full color and really huge posting for you to enjoy!
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2 Great St. Petersburg Before the October Revolution

Great St. Petersburg Before the October Revolution

Some say the grandeur of the great Russian city of St. Petersburg can easily be compared with such pearls of ancient and medieval civilization as Rome, Vienna, Paris or Venice. It's not very obvious nowadays, when there are plenty of modern and Soviet buildings and a lot of it is spoiled by ads, bad planning and other things, but when you discover for
yourself some rare and previously little seen beautiful shots of the city just before the October Revolution kicked in, you really can understand what they mean when they say it is ancient and beautiful. Don't forget, those pictures, as with many others, can be clicked and turned into beautiful widescreen views of the city. Take a look:
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6 Bicycle trip thru Caucasian Mountains

Bicycle trip thru Caucasian Mountains

One Russian man has taken his bike and gone on a 500 km trip over the highest mountains of Russia. Climbing as high as 7,000 feet and meeting different people, different lifestyles and beautiful
scenes of nature. Want to see what he saw? Welcome inside, because thanks to Ilya, that's his name, we have a rare chance to see those rarely visited parts of Russia and ex-USSR.
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0 Russian City Voronezh in 1980s

Russian City Voronezh in 1980s

A few photos of the Russian city of Voronezh in the early 1980s. It's churches mainly. Looks like many objects were in a state of despair, though the whole feel which I get
from the photos is like the empire is still alive and people are not aware of what is going to come in the next ten or so years. Pretty much atmospheric photos!
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1 International Army Orchestras March thru the Red Square

International Army Orchestras March thru the Red Square

Marina, one of the best everyday photographers in Russia that I have met so far, has come out again with a cool photo set of the Russian Army Orchestras festival on the Red Square taken at night. Be prepared to see a lot of trained musicians doing all sorts of crazy things in this post,
including throwing their rifles in the air while playing music. You will be able to witness army orchestras in their original national uniform from plenty of countries, like Greece, Pakistan, Russia, Belarus, Belgium, Ireland and many more, even Mexico! Thanks goes to Marina!
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1 Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

In 1988, two foreign photographers travelled to the USSR on the verge of "Perestroika" and their special topic of interest was Ukraine. So these are
the photos they took of what was at the time a part of Soviet Russia, but which is now an independent country. Really colorful shots!
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0 Russian Police Public Ad Based on Mario Game Called Nightmario

Russian Police Public Ad Based on Mario Game Called Nightmario

Recently a video surfaced, supposedly produced and prepared by Police department of Vladimirskaia District, Russia. It is based on famous Nintendo Mario game but they call it "Nightmario" as "Nightmare". He is an extremist. He searches google for how to become a
satan worshiper or a skinhead, then he searches where to buy bazooka cheap, then paints swastika graffiti and then gets caught. "Extremism won't pass" is the message from the video to masses. Still fun to watch this sort of creativity.  
4 Improtant People of URAL sing Russian Anthem

Improtant People of URAL sing Russian Anthem

Might be the most hilarious touch on Russian anthem since its beginning in Soviet times. The "top elite" of Ural region - politicians, top businessmen and actors have participated in singing of national anthem dedicated to the "Day of Russia" which was yesterday, June 12th. They totally killing it. I wonder why they are not yet prosecuted for disrespect for a national
anthem, there is such a law in action actually). Take a look its fun, especially when you realize that those people are all serious and in their day life they control the minds and lives of millions of Uralians. This could be well understood as a parody or as a direct broadcast from some mental disability asylum but it is not, they are very serious.

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