5 Sculpture made of tires

Sculpture made of tires

A funny sculpture made solely from used tires
was photographed near one factory buildings:
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42 First Russian Laptop

First Russian Laptop

This is first Russian laptop, made under the brand "Elektronika". The production started in 1991 and lasted not very long due to the high price of the device - none of the common people could afford themselves such
devices. The price for the computer was around $6000, that equals 25,000 roubles according to that time's exchange rate, when the average salary across the country was 500 roubles (50 times less!).
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different russian vodka, in some regions is forbidden to sell vodka after 9
2 How to buy alcohol after 9pm and on Sundays?

How to buy alcohol after 9pm and on Sundays?

As you might know in some states and cities it’s impossible to buy alcohol after 9pm and on Sundays and Holidays. You can’t walk into a store and buy a bottle of whiskey and drink it wherever you want it. In the same time
different bars are allowed to sell alcohol and you can drink to death there. But the prices in bars often much higher than in shops, and there might be a lot of reasons why you don't want to drink in the bar.
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madonna with kids is not afraid visitng russia inspite of kidnap threats were received
2 Russian Mafia Promises to Kidnap Madonna Kids if She Doesn’t Cancel Her Tour in Russia

Russian Mafia Promises to Kidnap Madonna Kids if She Doesn’t Cancel Her Tour in Russia

MADONNA is reportedly being targeted by Russian gangsters who are threatening to kidnap her and her kids in a bid to stop her controversial Confessions tour from reaching Moscow next month (SEP06). The pop queen's husband GUY RITCHIE has called for a step-up in security around his wife and children ROCCO and LOURDES - but the RAY OF LIGHT star remains relaxed. An insider tells British newspaper The Sun, "Madonna is well aware of the kidnap
threats but she is brave and even a little nonchalant when it comes to her own safety. "Guy is seriously concerned and has made it clear that security has to be tightened, just to be on the safe side. "Madonna doesn't anticipate any problems herself but Guy isn't convinced. Her tour director, CHRIS (LAMB), has been on edge after being informed about the security to increase the protection around her."
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7 Cameroon authorities earn millions on a similarity of “.cm” and “.com” TLDs

Cameroon authorities earn millions on a similarity of “.cm” and “.com” TLDs

Internet authorities of Cameroon have found that they are getting millions web requests daily as a result of people typing mistakes. People who type in a domain name sometimes miss a letter "o" and are geting ".cm" at the end of the domain instead of ".com". When you would multiply this to billions of .com requests daily you would understand how many requests land in Cameroon.  So what
do you think they have done? They made one template for all non-existent ".cm" domains and now all such requests end at a "search engine" alike webpage. All the clicks on this page are redirected to a search results of a "Pay-Per-Click" search engine Overture. You can try yourself if you want. Just type in any famous domain name but make it ".cm" not ".com".
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25 Does “Vista” mean “Cock” in Lithuanian?

Does “Vista” mean “Cock” in Lithuanian?

After the new name for the next generation Windows was announced, people in Russian internet blogs started numerous discussion topics. The reason for those topics was a newsline submitted by an unknown author that “The word Vista means Hen or Cock” in Lithuanian language. At that time there
was no common opinion achieved regarding the matter. Just because Lithuania was the part of USSR, and it's only now a separate state, many people there know Russian and even use Russian as their native language. So there were a lot of such rumors comming directly from them.
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17 White Power Nazis in McDonald’s (photo)

White Power Nazis in McDonald’s (photo)

This is an actual shot made in Russian branch of McDonald's fast food restaraunt. "White power" and "SS" is
the signs of modern time Nazis or skinheads. Photo is submitted by one of englishrussia.com website.
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11 Russian Girl Mocks Million Dollar Homepage Selling Own Naked Body

Russian Girl Mocks Million Dollar Homepage Selling Own Naked Body

A Russian girl called Natasha has put up her body for sale on the Internet. Customers
may request that she draws or writes anything on the millimeters they pay for.
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12 Russian scientists in 1940 created an android dog.

Russian scientists in 1940 created an android dog.

The aim of these experiments was to see if they could sustain life within an organism while they separated various organs and parts of the animals from the animal as a whole. They even go so far as to prove that a dogs head
could be sustained separated from the body - so long as they pumped blood through the head. Gruesome stuff. NO wonder some people protest against animal testing. This is pretty awful to watch - but fascinating.
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Putin has charged to check up museum funds
2 Putin has charged to check up museum funds

Putin has charged to check up museum funds

  Vladimir Putin has given the order to the special commission to lead an audit of cultural values in Russian museums, on the initiative of the president, reports RIA "Novosti", referring to the first vice-premier Dmitry Medvedev. The commission should include representatives of the Ministry of culture, FSB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Office of Public Prosecutor and other enforcement authorities. The revision committee
is created in connection with the large plunders revealed recently from the State Hermitage and the Russian state archive of the literature and art (RSALA). Experts are already comparing this commission to the investigation of jewellery and art items stolen from the Hermitage. Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the State Office of Public Prosecutor has generated a special investigatory-operative group.