st. petersburg, fontanka river
24 St. Petersburg, Fontanka river

St. Petersburg, Fontanka river

Some say St. Petersburg is not so dark as it was depicted in "Zombietown" post. Yes it isn't. Here is another example of St.
Petersburg. The photos were taken in the same place in different seasons. The place is Fontanka river of St. Petersburg.
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dragon bag by russian guy
14 Dragon Bag

Dragon Bag

It's a Dragon-Bag made by one
Russian guy. It looks really odd.
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11 A Few Guys and One Russian

A Few Guys and One Russian

Here is a little video clip about how a few guys looking like Orthodox
Jewish people jeer at a Russian guy. I better won't comment such.
23 Strange Cat

Strange Cat

A Russian photographer Dmitriy Konstantinov has made a photo of a very strange cat. It's not a computer animation or photoshop, it's a real cat and a real
girl. He was preparing to make photos of this girl, model, but decided to make some photos of the cat first, and what he made astonished him.
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st. petersburg, russia
32 Another View on St.Petersburg

Another View on St.Petersburg

St. Petersburg has very strange history. It was built in the middle of the swamp by Russian emperor Peter the First. He hired the best European architects to build him a city from Europe, but in the middle of the swamp. Many Russian writers wrote their most dark
novels about St. Petersburg. The dark atmosphere can often be felt in the city, especially in the winter. This dark atmosphere together with European architecture and swamps beneath create an enjoyable mixture on those photos.
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35 Postal Trick

Postal Trick

Many USA ecommerce shops don’t send their goods to Russia or to the countries of the Ex-USSR. Some shops send but delivery costs differ greatly from the homeland ones, they are usually much bigger. So what did some Russians invented? They got a way to fool the delivery. It’s no secret that many bigger shops use electronic systems processing orders. So in order to see if this address is in USA or Canada it uses ZIP code, state or province name  and words “USA” or “CANADA”. So what was possible to do is to put totally Russian address in the order delivery form,
like: Moscow, Lenin St. 20, Russia in the address fields, usually there is a plenty of space to enter long things like this, and in the field country they put Canada in the field ZIP code – Canadian zip code. What happens next? The parcel travels to Canada, to the area to which the specified ZIP code belongs and there postal workers just see it’s not a Canadian address but Russian. They consider it to be some sort of mistake and forward it further, to Russia. Here is a sample parcel that a guy in Russia got this way:
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russian lada, now as a tank
4 Lada Tank

Lada Tank

This was Lada 2101, Russian car, and now it is Lada tank.  This is just
another answer from Russian people to the problem of the mud roads.
7 Brezhnev, Swimming

Brezhnev, Swimming

Brezhnev, a former Soviet leader, was very popular in Russia. Not for his achievements but for his love for two things: to kiss and to get medals. During his last years as a head of the Soviet government, which also were last years of his life, he had bad health problems also, causing him to speak like a
very ill person, be fond of kissing other diplomats he was meeting and rewarding himself numerous medals Such activities though didn’t affect much on his meeting with former US president Carter and even signing some strategic treaties with him, they even appeared at TIME’s cover:
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russian taxi
9 Taxi

Taxi

Imagine you decided to travel to Russia. Not to Moscow or St. Petersburg but to some deeper, true Russia. You arrived to the hotel and decided to order
a Taxi to do some sightseeing. Taxi arrives, you come out of the door here is your taxi, standing there: Ok you step out, and....
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russian hummer, tiger
24 Russian Hummer

Russian Hummer

There was not only a Space Shuttle cloned in Russia, now meet Soviet Hummer, another strange thing Made in Russia. It is equipped with American Cummins B-180 engine, with 5.9 volume, with this one resembling Hummer even more.  Even with such an engine it’s maximum speed is
claimed to be only 65 mp/h (130 km/h), why need more on such roads we have seen? They called it “The Tiger”, it sounds like oriental names like “The Silent Crawling Tiger” or so, and why wonder, more than half of Russia is situated in Asia.
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