Plane in the house

29 Plane in the House

Plane in the House

Sometimes they use the parts of planes in designs of houses etc, but mainly those are detached villas or some sort of bars or cafes like this one Russian plane bar. Those Russian house owners went even
further and attached for some reason a Russian TU jet body to the second floor of the multi stored building. If that's an appartment, then just imagine how jealous are the neighbours are now.
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Russian cheburek

57 The Cheburek

The Cheburek

In Russia you often can see small kiosks selling hot food. For many years of Soviet rain it was not hotdogs or hamburgers. Such western dishes stayed unknown to Russian people. Instead they were eating the dishes that even can't be translated but should be named with their original Russian names, such as "Chebureks" "Belyash" or "Hichin". Mostly those were fried small patties with various feelings and were adored by almost any Russian. They didn't know the term "vegetarian" at that times in Russia too, and
nobody cared. Though there were many urban legends that it's a good chance to buy a cheburek made of stray dogs or cats, pigeons or even rats. You could say "those rumours were spread by the competitors", but there were no any, in Soviet times. People often told that even many of the famous Russian fur hats were made of the fur of poor stray animals. Anyways, here is the story of one Cheburek, how it is usually cooked by one of the modern famous Russian cooks.
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Russian string transport

25 The Story of the String Train

The Story of the String Train

To continue the transportation theme for today, as we had the new trains, now something that was planned to be built 30 years ago, back in 1970s. It was called the "super string transportation system" and was claimed to come to replace the existing rail road technologies. The steel cords under great tension had to be stretched on the polls across all the country to support the high speed (up
to 500 km/h - 300 mph) trains movement. The project was pretty fast approved by Soviet government because of its cheap cost if compared to conventional rail roads - no need to prepare Earth surface - just put some polls and you are ready to go. As always, it started with just sketches on paper, made in the manner it looked to be contemporary in 1970s.
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new russian trains

46 New Trains

New Trains

Now they have new trains going from Moscow to
St.Petersburg with the speeds up to 300 km/h (200 mph).
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Russian cars

18 The Biker Secret and Cayenne Coupe

The Biker Secret and Cayenne Coupe

Today there is another part of some curiosities that regulary can be met on roads of Russia. This guy from Moscow paints his car differently each
season. When he is asked how road police treats him for such car decoration his says "They first smile, then ask to pass drug test".
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Russian books illustrator

33 The Art of the Book

The Art of the Book

If you ever had been in Russia you probably noticed that there are a lot of book sales in Russia. Before, in Soviet times, they had called Russians "The most reading nation of the world" for their passion to read. Nowadays, people still fond of reading even under the pressure of dvd/internet entertainment pouring on the heads from everywhere - in good old Soviet times they had no of such available so reading was the only
way out to get some fun. The quality of reading material has changed also a lot. If before it was mainly classic literature or some modern novels carefully picked by Soviet censorship for not having something unwanted in them then today people more often read low-level detective stories or fantasy books which are being created at a great speed of thousands new titles every week.
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Trains in Russia

12 Two Train Stories [updated]

Two Train Stories [updated]

Today we have two photo series connected with trains. First one are shots from what was or still is a train
museum in Pereslavl, Russia. It might even look more cool in such semi-abandoned condition.
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Skies over Perm, Russia

12 Pilot Says “Love You”

Pilot Says “Love You”

One Russian pilot has said "Love You" to his girlfriend in a manner
that the whole Perm city has learned about that too.
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Russian guy in Iran

51 Party in Iran

Party in Iran

After the latest events in Iran, their elections and all this hype with their nuclear program one Russian blogger decided to go there to check how the things are on place. Iranians always were of positive opinion of Russia and Russians so the trips there are not considered dangerous or unwanted for Russian people. He spent some time there and told later in his blog that what he has seen there is a society of dual standards. From one side there is a dictatorship of Islamic revolution guards who prohibit many of the Western fun activities, such as drinking or public Western parties etc, like ladies can't go outside without hijab or in short skirt, alcohol is
forbidden, you can be executed for being gay, also there is an Internet censorship going on, so he couldn't update his blog while being there. But all this things are just a format state of society. When the doors closed people change their cloths to Western and make big parties with lots of drinks, women, satellite TV. Tech genius sell and install the internet un-blocking devices that can get around the censorship means and let you surf freely. He has made some shots on one of such parties. You could never thinkg those shots were made in Iran, it looks like just common party of the West.
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Life in Russia

22 The Balancing Eggs and Unbalanced Fans

The Balancing Eggs and Unbalanced Fans

Some short stories and curiousities that are too short for a separate post. First photo is a small size version of the epic drawing made by some Russian guy depicting truely
epic fight between Hollywood heroes against Russian cartoon and cinema characters. By the click you can zoom it on and see in detail who is winning.
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