English Russia » Photos http://englishrussia.com Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:56:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Russian Wooden Spaceship http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/24/russian-wooden-spaceship/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/24/russian-wooden-spaceship/#comments Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:54:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169262 This is not a Star Wars fan creation. Not a children attraction neither. This is a pretty serious product which helped a lot to develop latest stage of Soviet space program. Before launching and landing self-piloting autonomous Buran space shuttle … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/24/russian-wooden-spaceship/feed/ 4 What Happens When Carpets Leave Apartments http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/24/what-happens-when-carpets-leave-apartments/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/24/what-happens-when-carpets-leave-apartments/#comments Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:23:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169260 Russian people love carpets. Especially in Soviet Union there was an obsession with carpets, practically every apartment had one, not always on the floor, often hanging on the wall as decoration as well. But not always they keep carpets inside. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/24/what-happens-when-carpets-leave-apartments/feed/ 1 Kuskovo Palace in Autumn from Birds Eyes View http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/24/kuskovo-palace-in-autumn-from-birds-eyes-view/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/24/kuskovo-palace-in-autumn-from-birds-eyes-view/#comments Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:02:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169258 Before 1917 this was a palace for Count Sheremetyev. In 1918 it was nationalized and since then belongs to Russian state. It’s not easy to get a permission for a drone flight and photography here but Vadim, the photographer got … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/24/kuskovo-palace-in-autumn-from-birds-eyes-view/feed/ 0 Russian Women Students of Airborne Forces School http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/23/russian-women-students-of-airborne-forces-school/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/23/russian-women-students-of-airborne-forces-school/#comments Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:15:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169256 A few photos of female part of Russian army students. This particular ladies come from Ryazan city Airborne Forces Institute. They say that army service is increasing in popularity amongst girls and sometimes even the ones with model look prefer … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/23/russian-women-students-of-airborne-forces-school/feed/ 4 French Baron Visits Siberia in 1897 http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/23/french-baron-visits-siberia-in-1897/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/23/french-baron-visits-siberia-in-1897/#comments Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:57:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169254 French baron Joseph de Bai has visited Siberia in 1897 and here are those historical photos for us to see. Kurgan station. Prisoners car train. Kirgiz people. Church.   Krasnoyarsk city. Building a bridge across the Yenisey river. Enisey river. Minusinsk … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/23/french-baron-visits-siberia-in-1897/feed/ 0 Elton John Visits USSR in 1979 http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/23/elton-john-visits-ussr-in-1979/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/23/elton-john-visits-ussr-in-1979/#comments Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:04:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169252 These days a Western superstar on tour visiting Russia is no wonder. However in USSR, behind the “Iron Curtain” visit of someone like Elton John was almost impossible, yet it happened in 1979. After finishing a world tour in 1979, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/23/elton-john-visits-ussr-in-1979/feed/ 0 Russian Billionaires and Their Young Women http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/18/russian-billionaires-and-their-young-women/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/18/russian-billionaires-and-their-young-women/#comments Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:17:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169250 What was considered a bad social practice now is fine and even in sort of trend: Russian older men getting married or befriending young women. Plenty of pairs around where wives look more like daughters. Rich men are especially noted … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/18/russian-billionaires-and-their-young-women/feed/ 2 Examples of Russian Landscape Design http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/18/examples-of-russian-landscape-design/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/18/examples-of-russian-landscape-design/#comments Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:29:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169247 Some examples of  Russian everyday landscape design of apartment building courtyards mainly. Usually to decorate the place all sort of discarded stuff is used. People take stuff from their garages, dachas etc and bring on. Old cart parts, tires, plastic … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/18/examples-of-russian-landscape-design/feed/ 1 Twenty Five Years Ago in Russia and Beyond.. http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/17/twenty-five-years-ago-in-russia-and-beyond/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/17/twenty-five-years-ago-in-russia-and-beyond/#comments Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:54:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169245 These are the series of events that happened in Russia and some other ex-Soviet countries in 1992, twenty five years ago. Starting with a Boris Yeltsin giving speech for both houses of US parliament, June 17, 1992. People selling vodka … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/17/twenty-five-years-ago-in-russia-and-beyond/feed/ 3 Soviet Explorers on the North Pole http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/17/soviet-explorers-on-the-north-pole/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/17/soviet-explorers-on-the-north-pole/#comments Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:27:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169243 These photos were made in 1950s-1960s. Those are Soviet North Pole explorers, pilots and scientists, people who spent over one year on the pole without going to the mainland.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/17/soviet-explorers-on-the-north-pole/feed/ 1 Examples of Russian People Smuggling Stuff Across the Border http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/11/examples-of-russian-people-smuggling-stuff-across-the-border/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/11/examples-of-russian-people-smuggling-stuff-across-the-border/#comments Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:10:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169237 Here are a few examples of recently caught smugglers and their tricks to bypass border and custom security.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/11/examples-of-russian-people-smuggling-stuff-across-the-border/feed/ 0 Russian Lake Turned Green http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/10/russian-lake-turned-green/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/10/russian-lake-turned-green/#comments Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:25:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169235 A lake near Nizhny Tagil city changed its color to green. Law enforcement try to investigate as this is the tap water source for the  city.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/10/russian-lake-turned-green/feed/ 0 Foreign Tourist Visits USSR http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/09/foreign-tourist-visits-ussr/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/09/foreign-tourist-visits-ussr/#comments Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:20:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169232 Photos made by a foreign tourist Zackary Hoffman on his visits to USSR in 1964-1972. Photos being made in different cities of the Soviet country.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/09/foreign-tourist-visits-ussr/feed/ 4 Svetlana Last Person Who Was Born in Pripyat http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/04/svetlana-last-person-who-was-born-in-pripyat/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/04/svetlana-last-person-who-was-born-in-pripyat/#comments Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:05:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169219 1507032035126529861Svetlana Alexeenko is considered to be the last person who was born in Pripyat, place where nuclear power plant exploded. She was born April 26th, 1986, ten hours after the nuclear accident happened there.     She didn’t stay long … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/04/svetlana-last-person-who-was-born-in-pripyat/feed/ 5 Life of the Researchers at Russian Polar Island http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/02/life-of-the-researchers-at-russian-polar-island/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/02/life-of-the-researchers-at-russian-polar-island/#comments Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:46:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169215 Heis island is located in Franz-Joseph archipelago in Northern Ocean. Far from civilization those people living there made their own little world where they routinely spend their days. The island has a polar space observatory since USSR times. Also meteorogical … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/02/life-of-the-researchers-at-russian-polar-island/feed/ 8 Aftermath of Explosions in Ukrainian Ammo Warehouse http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/28/aftermath-of-explosions-in-ukrainian-ammo-warehouse/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/28/aftermath-of-explosions-in-ukrainian-ammo-warehouse/#comments Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:43:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169211 A fire happened on the Army ammo warehouse in Kalinovka village, Ukraine causing a big accident for nearby houses and people. Here are some aftermath photos. Over 2,000 people trying to resolve the situation now – find the unexploded ammo … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/28/aftermath-of-explosions-in-ukrainian-ammo-warehouse/feed/ 4 Lada Niva Customized Cars http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/27/lada-niva-customized-cars/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/27/lada-niva-customized-cars/#comments Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:40:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169209 Russian LADA NIVA is one of the most favorite Russian cars exported abroad because it was probably the cheapest 4×4 offroad car you can buy for a long time in European countries. Here are some photos from Russian and world … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/27/lada-niva-customized-cars/feed/ 0 UFO in Russia Last Night Which Was Actually an ICBM http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/27/ufo-in-russia-last-night-which-was-actually-an-icbm/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/27/ufo-in-russia-last-night-which-was-actually-an-icbm/#comments Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:42:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169205 IMG_2017-09-27 09:43:28People of Russian South started posting pictures of “UFO” they saw last night. However now the most plausible explanation for this is ICBM. These are examples of photos people were seeing. What is ICBM? It stands for Intercontinetal Ballistic Missile, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/27/ufo-in-russia-last-night-which-was-actually-an-icbm/feed/ 1 Moscow Photos Back from 1867 http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/26/moscow-photos-back-from-1867/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/26/moscow-photos-back-from-1867/#comments Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:35:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169203 Those photographs are already 140 years old. They were made from top of the Christ the Redeemer Church in Moscow, showing panoramic views of the city. The view of the Kremlin and the bridge is pretty much reminding the modern … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/26/moscow-photos-back-from-1867/feed/ 2 Only in Russia photos, part 17 http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/26/only-in-russia-photos-part-17/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/26/only-in-russia-photos-part-17/#comments Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:53:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169201 New “Only in Russia” photo series, this time number seventeen. Enjoying viewing those. What happened here is not clear but the moto driver was peacefully sleeping. Navigation.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/26/only-in-russia-photos-part-17/feed/ 5 First Chechen War Photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/22/first-chechen-war-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/22/first-chechen-war-photos/#comments Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:52:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169197 Twenty-three years ago a first Chechen war was starting taking place in this Southern region of Russia named Chechnya, or Chechen Republic Ichkeriya at the moment the war started. Here are some photos, mainly from a Chechen capital city Grozny or … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/22/first-chechen-war-photos/feed/ 5 Russian military vehicles of the year 2023 http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/russian-military-vehicles-2023/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/russian-military-vehicles-2023/#comments Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:13:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169150 pb_sketch002The near future designs of Russian military vehicles by the Gojkovic Design Bureau/a Serbian concept artist Nenad Gojkovic. Nenad is a professional concept artist specialized in prop, vehicle and architecture design for the entertainment industry.  For creation of his designs, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/russian-military-vehicles-2023/feed/ 0 More Photos of Kids playgrounds in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/more-photos-of-kids-playgrounds-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/more-photos-of-kids-playgrounds-in-russia/#comments Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:41:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169144 If you prepare to relocate your family to Russia – be prepared your kids going to visit one of those.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/more-photos-of-kids-playgrounds-in-russia/feed/ 6 Man from Belarus Made a Hobbit House http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/man-from-belarus-made-a-hobbit-house/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/man-from-belarus-made-a-hobbit-house/#comments Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:25:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169142 Man from Mirny village in Belarus decided to build an “eco-house” with his own hands. The results looks like very much like a hobbit house. The house has round windows and is made out of dirt and clay mixed with … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/man-from-belarus-made-a-hobbit-house/feed/ 2 Only in Russia photos, part 16 http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/18/only-in-russia-photos-part-16/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/18/only-in-russia-photos-part-16/#comments Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:55:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169136 Here is another selection of “Only in Russia” photos series. When cameraman is late to work.. Russian key chain Siberia-Turkey airline passenger. It was election day last Sunday.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/18/only-in-russia-photos-part-16/feed/ 1 How to Impress a Russian Girl http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/16/how-to-impress-a-russian-girl/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/16/how-to-impress-a-russian-girl/#comments Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:55:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169123 russian_village_10How to Impress a Russian Girl Every man has to know that it is possible to please and impress a Russian girl only when he gives her exactly what she wants. In order a surprise will be pleasant, a man … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/16/how-to-impress-a-russian-girl/feed/ 1 Photos of Soviet Counter Culture Youth http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/169118/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/169118/#comments Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:08:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169118 In late USSR there were youngsters who wanted to look different, even it was formally banned to differ from others. You could be easily getting a compulsory haircut in school if your hair was too long and you was a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/169118/feed/ 5 Russian paratrooper soldier made funny art about his service http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/russian-paratrooper-soldier-made-funny-art-about-his-service/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/russian-paratrooper-soldier-made-funny-art-about-his-service/#comments Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:30:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169116 Russian and Soviet paratroopers service was considered one of the most hard in Russian army. Only the most fit were accepted. And here is one of the ex soldiers decided to draw his experience while in the army. Here are … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/russian-paratrooper-soldier-made-funny-art-about-his-service/feed/ 3 Repaired Old Soviet Fire Truck http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/13/repaired-old-soviet-fire-truck/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/13/repaired-old-soviet-fire-truck/#comments Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:14:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169067 Firemen of one Russian fire station have repaired a vintage Soviet fire truck. Here are some photos. Those trucks were made in the USSR from 1962 until 1968. They were widely used in Soviet villages. Now they are only found in museums and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/13/repaired-old-soviet-fire-truck/feed/ 8 Kayaking on the Lena and Sinaya Rivers in Yakutia http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/13/kayaking-on-the-lena-and-sinaya-rivers-in-yakutia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/13/kayaking-on-the-lena-and-sinaya-rivers-in-yakutia/#comments Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:03:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168769 11Yakutia is the largest subnational governing body by area in the world, similar in size to India, but with less than a million people, making the region one of the least densely populated regions in the world. The main river … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/13/kayaking-on-the-lena-and-sinaya-rivers-in-yakutia/feed/ 0 Weird Russian Wedding Photoshops http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/weird-russian-wedding-photoshops/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/weird-russian-wedding-photoshops/#comments Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:54:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169062 Another selection of Russian people getting creative with their wedding photos using PhotoShop. Some photos are purely hilarious.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/weird-russian-wedding-photoshops/feed/ 0 Only in Russia photos part 15 http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/only-in-russia-photos-part-15/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/only-in-russia-photos-part-15/#comments Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:33:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169060 A new collection of “Only in Russia” style photos. Enjoy! This is fine. Growing new leaders of Communism. Another fine art from children playgrounds. This fox is probably was a real animal before. Very important sign. Here, your car is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/only-in-russia-photos-part-15/feed/ 0 Only in Russia Photos Part 14 http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/04/only-in-russia-photos-part-14/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/04/only-in-russia-photos-part-14/#comments Mon, 04 Sep 2017 19:25:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169056 Here is another selection of photos with situations and things that possible only in Russia. Of course not only in Russia things happen, but we still sort of proud about the density of the events and proudly post it all … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/04/only-in-russia-photos-part-14/feed/ 5 Russian New Mi-28UB Helicopter Demo Flight http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/russian-new-mi-28ub-helicopter-demo-flight/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/russian-new-mi-28ub-helicopter-demo-flight/#comments Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:38:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169052 This MI-28UB at first was a MI-28H then in 2012-2013 they turned it into first experimental MI-28UB. Igor, the photographer went to make photos of it on Moscow air show with huge 1200mm camera lens. So it looks like very … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/russian-new-mi-28ub-helicopter-demo-flight/feed/ 1 Color Photos of Soviet Airborne Trooper Forces http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/color-photos-of-soviet-airborne-trooper-forces/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/color-photos-of-soviet-airborne-trooper-forces/#comments Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:44:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169050 “Nobody but us” was there motto. A color photo collection of Soviet paratroopers, the cutting edge forces of Russian army. Only the fittest were conscripted into those forces. Warsaw Pact soldiers.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/color-photos-of-soviet-airborne-trooper-forces/feed/ 0 Modernizing MiG-31 jets at Top Secret Falcon Factory http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/modernizing-mig-31-jets-at-top-secret-falcon-factory/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/modernizing-mig-31-jets-at-top-secret-falcon-factory/#comments Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:24:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169046 One of the top secret Russian factories “Sokol” (Falcon) there is a modernization process of Russian MiG-31s going on. It’s almost impossible to get inside, however this photographer was allowed for a few minutes in to take the photos. Here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/modernizing-mig-31-jets-at-top-secret-falcon-factory/feed/ 4 First August Snow in Yakutia, Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/first-august-snow-in-yakutia-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/first-august-snow-in-yakutia-russia/#comments Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:24:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169044 Today, August 29, first snow has hit Yakutia, Russia. Social media is filled with photos and here are some of them. As we say in Russia “we have a short summer, however it’s not very snowy”. Sometimes the saying is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/first-august-snow-in-yakutia-russia/feed/ 1 Private Photos of Soviet Officers Fighting a War in Angola http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/soviet-officers-fighting-war-in-angola/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/soviet-officers-fighting-war-in-angola/#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:12:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169032 It’s no wonder the Soviet state was helping some sides in the Angola war. Here are some photos of Russian veterans from their private albums. Rarely seen private photos of Soviet pilots, tank commanders and other officers who fought on … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/soviet-officers-fighting-war-in-angola/feed/ 2 Only in Russia photos, part 12 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/only-in-russia-photos-part-12/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/only-in-russia-photos-part-12/#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:47:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169030 Another selection of photos that can be called “Only in Russia”. Like, where else you can see an ancient Russian castle, Russian orthodox church and.. elephants eating grass on the roadside? More inside. VIP customers get carpeted parkings in this … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/only-in-russia-photos-part-12/feed/ 2 Russian Expo in New York in 1959 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/27/russian-expo-in-new-york-in-1959/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/27/russian-expo-in-new-york-in-1959/#comments Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:48:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169026 In June 1959, there was a Russian (Soviet) expo in New York, where the Soviet country presented their best achievements, and LIFE magazine visited the event and took these photos. The interior of the event was decorated with fake birch trees. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/27/russian-expo-in-new-york-in-1959/feed/ 0 German Tourist Visits Moscow in 1955 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/25/german-tourist-visits-moscow-in-1955/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/25/german-tourist-visits-moscow-in-1955/#comments Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:56:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168943 Another series of photos taken by a foreign tourist in the Soviet country. This time a German tourist took these photos in Moscow in 1955. Gorky street Moscow Kremlin. Archangelsky Cathedral inside the Kremlin. Big Kremlin palace and Archangelsky Cathedral. Kremlin Armory. Uspensky … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/25/german-tourist-visits-moscow-in-1955/feed/ 0 First Russian Color Photos by Pyotr Vedenisov http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/first-russian-color-photos-by-pyotr-vedenisov/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/first-russian-color-photos-by-pyotr-vedenisov/#comments Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:57:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168937 Only a few photographers were taking color photos of pre-Communist Russia. Pyotr Vedenisov was one of them. He used autochrome technology for taking these photos. Around 150 such photos survive since that time, showing the period of 1909-1914 Russia. Here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/first-russian-color-photos-by-pyotr-vedenisov/feed/ 0 Only in Russia, part 11 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/only-in-russia-part-11/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/only-in-russia-part-11/#comments Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:22:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168935 “This is possible only in Russia” style photos, new collection of those. “Puzzled fox”  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/only-in-russia-part-11/feed/ 0 Strange House of a Belarus Businessman http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/23/strange-house-of-a-belarus-businessman/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/23/strange-house-of-a-belarus-businessman/#comments Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:16:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168933 In a Belarus village, 5km from the country capital man built himself a house decorated with lot of strange things. It belongs to a local businessman and the place already became a local landmark. Locals say that they even afraid a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/23/strange-house-of-a-belarus-businessman/feed/ 2 Russian Photos as Covers for Famous Movies http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/23/russian-photos-as-covers-for-famous-movies/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/23/russian-photos-as-covers-for-famous-movies/#comments Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:04:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168931 A few cases if  photos from Russia could be used as alternative DVD covers for famous Western movies, starting with Dmitri Medvedev could be a Disco Dancer 1982 Indian movie. Locks picks and two smocking barrels. Lord of the Rings. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/23/russian-photos-as-covers-for-famous-movies/feed/ 1 Russian Jets Flying Above the Azov Sea, Night and Day http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/russian-jets-flying-above-the-azov-sea-night-and-day/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/russian-jets-flying-above-the-azov-sea-night-and-day/#comments Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:36:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168929 Russian blogger visits an airfield in Kuban region, to see how SU-25 jets do their flights above the Azov sea during day and also night time. Airfield is getting ready for the flights. Technics preparing jets. First jets get into … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/russian-jets-flying-above-the-azov-sea-night-and-day/feed/ 2 Only in Russia, Part 10 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/only-in-russia-part-10/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/only-in-russia-part-10/#comments Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:18:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168926 Another collection of very Russian photos. Russian post office selling alcohol. “Family offer”. “Temporary sign”. Here, secure now. How did even got there? “Meat cheap as veggies”. Lening and Trotsky. Ran free. “Swimming (here) is dangerous for your life”. Indeed. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/only-in-russia-part-10/feed/ 1 Awesome Collection of Russian Vintage Photos Colorized http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/awesome-collection-of-russian-vintage-photos-colorized/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/awesome-collection-of-russian-vintage-photos-colorized/#comments Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:44:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168924 Awesome collection of the old Russia photos colorized, starting with this Russian Emperor Family. Great countess Maria Vladimirovna. Ksenia Romanova, the Tsars sister, daughter of Alexander III. Romanov royal sisters work in a military hospital during World War I. Tsar … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/awesome-collection-of-russian-vintage-photos-colorized/feed/ 5 Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/adventures-of-a-baseball-bat-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/adventures-of-a-baseball-bat-in-russia/#comments Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:22:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168922 In Russia there is almost no baseball games but there are too many baseball bats. Usually it’s not being used for a peaceful sports at all. Many shops sell this “sports equipment” ambiguous inscriptions, hinting you can use it for … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/adventures-of-a-baseball-bat-in-russia/feed/ 2 Russian Last Tsar Nicholas II Fooling Around http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/20/russian-last-tsar-nicholas-ii-fooling-around/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/20/russian-last-tsar-nicholas-ii-fooling-around/#comments Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:57:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168920 These photos were made in 1899 in Darmstadt, Germany. Here you can see last Russian emperor Tsar Nicholas II is fooling around together with his wife and friends – Danish princess, Duchess of Darmstadt and prince of Greece Nicholas. Nothing human wasn’t … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/20/russian-last-tsar-nicholas-ii-fooling-around/feed/ 1 Russian man makes wooden Zippo lighters http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/russian-man-makes-wooden-zippo-lighters/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/russian-man-makes-wooden-zippo-lighters/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:19:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168918 Many precious wood types are used by this man to create those nice looking wooden Zippos. Here how he does it: He takes a regular Zippo lighter. Then different precious wood cuttings that are left from some other production. The … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/russian-man-makes-wooden-zippo-lighters/feed/ 0 Border Guards of USSR http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/border-guards-of-ussr/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/border-guards-of-ussr/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:05:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168916 Some assorted photos of Soviet Border guards.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/border-guards-of-ussr/feed/ 0 How St.Petersburg Most Famous Bridge Works, Being Lifted Each Night http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/how-st-petersburg-most-famous-bridge-works-being-lifted-each-night/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/how-st-petersburg-most-famous-bridge-works-being-lifted-each-night/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:39:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168911 This is a photo report by Russian blogger Aslan on how the big Leningrad now St.Petersburg Alexander Nevsky bridge is being raised at night. Probably many of you saw the picture of Leningrad with the bridge raised open. The weather … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/how-st-petersburg-most-famous-bridge-works-being-lifted-each-night/feed/ 0 St.Petersburg in 1860s http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/st-petersburg-in-1960s/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/st-petersburg-in-1960s/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:15:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168908 Probably one of the earliest photos of the city, showing the place as it was almost hundred fifty years ago. Starting with balagans on Admiralty square. Balagan was sort of an entertainment tent or hut in Russian fairs to perform … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/st-petersburg-in-1960s/feed/ 1 Soviet Fashion and Soviet Models http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-fashion-and-soviet-models/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-fashion-and-soviet-models/#comments Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:24:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168903 Some photos of Soviet fashion and Soviet models, demonstrating the Soviet designer top fashion. Most of the photos made in Leningrad, but in different years. 1968 – woolen costumes. Spring wool costumes, 1978. Wool was a must for a Soviet … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-fashion-and-soviet-models/feed/ 1 Soviet girl draws her Soviet Childhood http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-girl-draws-her-soviet-childhood/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-girl-draws-her-soviet-childhood/#comments Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:09:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168901 From her birth until her fifteenth birthday Zoya lived in Kiev, USSR, and while living there she was taking art classes, so she developed artistic skills. Then she left for Israel and continued taking art classes there. Then, some years after, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-girl-draws-her-soviet-childhood/feed/ 1 Soviet Youth by Life Magazine http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-youth-by-life-magazine/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-youth-by-life-magazine/#comments Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:10:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168899 American photographer Bill Eppridge of Life magazine went to Soviet Union in 1963 to make photos about Russian life. Here are some photos he brought back from the Soviet country. Showing pretty much well atmosphere of that time.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-youth-by-life-magazine/feed/ 3 Kiev Retired Man Turns His Hallway into a 19th Century Palace http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/kiev-retired-man-turns-his-hallway-into-a-palace/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/kiev-retired-man-turns-his-hallway-into-a-palace/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:57:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168895 Vladimir Chaika turned a hallway of his apartment building – a building where he got an apartment – into a 19th century palace. What you see here is a work in a progress – not finished yet. However the man … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/kiev-retired-man-turns-his-hallway-into-a-palace/feed/ 4 Abandoned Resort for the Kremlin Elite in Georgian Switzerland http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/abandoned-resort-for-the-kremlin-elite-in-georgian-switzerland/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/abandoned-resort-for-the-kremlin-elite-in-georgian-switzerland/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:42:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168893 In mountain region of Georgia you can see a monument reminding us of the Soviet past. Hidden behind the Caucasian mountain ridge, Shovi resort stays forgotten for already a few decades. Looking at the picturesque landscapes around you understand why … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/abandoned-resort-for-the-kremlin-elite-in-georgian-switzerland/feed/ 1 Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/ladies-of-death-portraits-of-russian-women-snipers-from-world-war-ii-killed-hundreds-nazis-colorized/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/ladies-of-death-portraits-of-russian-women-snipers-from-world-war-ii-killed-hundreds-nazis-colorized/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:25:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168891 Take a look at their eyes. In June 1941 Nazi Germany attacked USSR in order to conquer and enslave its people. Soviet army enlisted over 2,000 women snipers. Now Russian artist Olga Sh finds their photos and turn them into … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/ladies-of-death-portraits-of-russian-women-snipers-from-world-war-ii-killed-hundreds-nazis-colorized/feed/ 2 Kindergarten in USSR, 1960 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/kindergarten-in-ussr-1960/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/kindergarten-in-ussr-1960/#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:59:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168877 In 1960 American Life magazine photographers spent a few days in a Russian kindergarten – preschool facility where kids were going up to the age of seven. Here are their photographs.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/kindergarten-in-ussr-1960/feed/ 0 Dubdom16: Russian Awesome Floating Houses http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/dubdom16-russian-awesome-floating-houses/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/dubdom16-russian-awesome-floating-houses/#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:36:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168871 Russian company makes those prefabricated floating cabins. For now some of them sold, some are offered for rent at the lakes near Moscow. Here how they look and work. It made out of laminated wood. This holes you see, the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/dubdom16-russian-awesome-floating-houses/feed/ 2 Abandoned USSR Command Post of Civil Defense http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/abandoned-ussr-command-post-of-civil-defense/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/abandoned-ussr-command-post-of-civil-defense/#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:25:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168824 1In this former Soviet major town of the Region there is a secret civil defense bunker. Today it is totally out of the system but once it was a great command center ,in case of war, in this town. There … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/abandoned-ussr-command-post-of-civil-defense/feed/ 0 A Soviet Screw-Propelled Vehicle Going to Series, Again http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/a-soviet-screw-propelled-vehicle-going-to-series-again/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/a-soviet-screw-propelled-vehicle-going-to-series-again/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:02:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168822 One Russian factory started again producing those unique all-terrain screw-propelled vehicles. It was initially built in USSR and could move virtually anywhere – didn’t need roads at all – take a look at the video: Here is an old Soviet … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/a-soviet-screw-propelled-vehicle-going-to-series-again/feed/ 2 Russian Assault Helicopters Doing a Drill http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-assault-helicopters-doing-a-drill/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-assault-helicopters-doing-a-drill/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:47:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168820 KA-52s, Mi-8s, Mi-28s and Mi-35s copters and their crews from different Western Russian airfields have gathered here for a large scale drill going on.  Here are some photos from the airfield where it’s going on. Here are them standing prepared … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-assault-helicopters-doing-a-drill/feed/ 1 Unique White Tiger Cubs Were Born in Crimea http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/unique-white-tiger-cubs-were-born-in-crimea/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/unique-white-tiger-cubs-were-born-in-crimea/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:30:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168817 Four days ago four white tiger cubs were born. Those are unique animals, very rare in wild nature. Because of their color its harder for them to survive and to hunt. Not more than 300 of those animals exist in … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/unique-white-tiger-cubs-were-born-in-crimea/feed/ 0 Russian Empire Army Hospital in 1914-1916 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-empire-army-hospital-in-1914-1916/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-empire-army-hospital-in-1914-1916/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:21:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168815 Here are the photos of Russian Empire army hospital made in around 1914-1916. The World War I was going on, there was not enough hospitals to put all wounded soldiers. Schools and other state buildings were turned into hospital. Here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-empire-army-hospital-in-1914-1916/feed/ 1 Great Ukrainian Wall http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/great-ukrainian-wall/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/great-ukrainian-wall/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:10:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168813 After a few years ago Ukraine decided to build a wall on Russian border. Previously there was no border and people could snoop here and there between two states. They wanted to build a full-time wall, like the Israel is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/great-ukrainian-wall/feed/ 3 Fifteen Great Russian Artworks You Won’t Find in Any Schoolbooks http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/fifteen-great-russian-artworks-you-wont-find-in-any-schoolbooks/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/fifteen-great-russian-artworks-you-wont-find-in-any-schoolbooks/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:34:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168760 Soviet and then Russian schoolbooks are pretty much avoiding these artworks. All of them are connected by one topic – heavy drunkenness, bullying, family violence, but mostly of course, drunkenness. Despite how famous the artist was, how good the artworks themselves … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/fifteen-great-russian-artworks-you-wont-find-in-any-schoolbooks/feed/ 1 Russian Pilot Escaped to USA on Super Secret Air Force MiG-25 Jet http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/russian-pilot-escaped-to-usa-on-super-secret-air-force-mig-25-jet/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/russian-pilot-escaped-to-usa-on-super-secret-air-force-mig-25-jet/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:30:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168758 At the beginning of 1976, an international scandal broke out: A Soviet Air Force pilot, Viktor Belenko, escaped the USSR together with the newest MiG-25 jet. He landed in Japan first and then asked for asylum in the USA. In the Soviet country … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/russian-pilot-escaped-to-usa-on-super-secret-air-force-mig-25-jet/feed/ 8 Most Crazy Things Russian People Do with Their Balconies http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/wonder-world-of-russian-balconies/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/wonder-world-of-russian-balconies/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:44:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168754 Horses, old cars, Spiderman and many more – this is what you can expect from Russian people storing at their apartment balconies. This collection has it all. Turn your balcony into a bus? Easy. Make your balcony permanent Spiderman movie … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/wonder-world-of-russian-balconies/feed/ 2 Only in Russia photos part 9 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/only-in-russia-photos-part-9/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/only-in-russia-photos-part-9/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:42:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168748 A new “Only in Russia” collection. Unfortunate ad placements, arrested kittens, why you shouldn’t suck on air force pilot hose, and much more in this edition. Sleeping on the backseat isn’t that cool as sleeping in the baggage section. They … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/only-in-russia-photos-part-9/feed/ 0 Awesome Video: MiG-29 Edge of Space Flight http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/awesome-video-mig-29-edge-of-space-flight/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/awesome-video-mig-29-edge-of-space-flight/#comments Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:12:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168743 f90f38e33aa8553dc24e01f5c80a978e  A full video of MiG-29 going to the edge of space – climbing higher than 16 km. Nice relaxing watch.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/awesome-video-mig-29-edge-of-space-flight/feed/ 0 This Plane Spent Sixty-Eight Years on the Bottom of the Lake Now Goes Back to the Skies http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/this-plane-spent-sixty-eight-years-on-the-bottom-of-the-lake-now-goes-back-to-the-skies/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/this-plane-spent-sixty-eight-years-on-the-bottom-of-the-lake-now-goes-back-to-the-skies/#comments Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:55:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168739 This year Moscow air show had one cool exhibit flying. This was an IL-2 World War 2 plane that is over seventy years old now already! Sixty-eight years it spent on the bottom of the lake, approximately twenty meter deep. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/this-plane-spent-sixty-eight-years-on-the-bottom-of-the-lake-now-goes-back-to-the-skies/feed/ 3 Life of Tsar Nicholas II While in Exile in Siberia http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/life-of-tsar-nicholas-ii-while-in-exile-in-siberia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/life-of-tsar-nicholas-ii-while-in-exile-in-siberia/#comments Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:49:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168737 This is a story of how last Russian Tsar Nicholas II spent his time while in exile, shortly before he was murdered. After bloodshed in July 1917 in St. Petersburg, temporary government of Russia in Petrograd decided to send Tsar … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/life-of-tsar-nicholas-ii-while-in-exile-in-siberia/feed/ 3 Only in Russia part 9 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/only-in-russia-4/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/only-in-russia-4/#comments Sun, 06 Aug 2017 17:33:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168733 Just another collection of photos that “could be only Made in Russia”. Car inside a car? Easy. Everything for a good photo. Graffiti. Very innovative Hey Neptune, I’ll call you back, my family is suspecting something.. Nice costume can be … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/only-in-russia-4/feed/ 0 Russian Legislator’s Hard Life http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/russian-legislators-hard-life/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/russian-legislators-hard-life/#comments Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:48:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168729 Here are scenes of life of Russian busy people – legislators from Russian parliament, Duma. Just take look how busy and serious those respectable people are. Selfie in the middle of the session is a must for them. Not even … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/russian-legislators-hard-life/feed/ 5 Some Photos of Russia in 1990s http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/some-photos-of-russia-in-1990s/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/some-photos-of-russia-in-1990s/#comments Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:24:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168727 Just to remember (or discover) how Russia lived in 1990s. No comments just a few photos.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/some-photos-of-russia-in-1990s/feed/ 1 Abandoned Wheat Elevator Grainery That Was Biggest in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/abandoned-wheat-elevator-grainery-that-was-biggest-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/abandoned-wheat-elevator-grainery-that-was-biggest-in-russia/#comments Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:50:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168725 Yaransk Elevator is a huge scale company. Once it was one of the biggest elevator in Russia now it’s stopped, territory is empty, buildings stay abandoned. Here is the trip inside by Russian blogger Oesolod. Yaransk is a small town … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/abandoned-wheat-elevator-grainery-that-was-biggest-in-russia/feed/ 6 Rare Soviet LADA 2109 Time Capsule http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/rare-soviet-lada-2109-time-capsule/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/rare-soviet-lada-2109-time-capsule/#comments Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:29:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168723 Man has got inherited an absolutely new Soviet LADA Sputnik 2109 car. It has only 49 km on it, still in factory packaging on the seats, was stored in a garage. Looks like his grandfather has never used it. And … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/rare-soviet-lada-2109-time-capsule/feed/ 7 Crimea: Trip to Underground Submarines Storage, Cold War Object, Now Underground Museum of Submarines http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/crimea-trip-to-underground-submarines-storage-cold-war-object-now-underground-museum-of-submarines/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/crimea-trip-to-underground-submarines-storage-cold-war-object-now-underground-museum-of-submarines/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:00:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168718 This bay in Crimea is not just nice blue water and yachts. This one has some unprecedented in world history object, top secret sometime ago, and now it’s a museum called “Balaclava” same as the bay called. A museum of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/crimea-trip-to-underground-submarines-storage-cold-war-object-now-underground-museum-of-submarines/feed/ 4 Launch of Soyuz MC-05 from Baikonur Spaceport http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/launch-of-soyuz-mc-05-from-baikonur-spaceport/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/launch-of-soyuz-mc-05-from-baikonur-spaceport/#comments Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:17:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168709 July 28th a Soyuz MC-05 space rocket was launched. Three cosmonauts were there, one American, one Russian, one European (Italy). They plan to stay in space for 139 days. Here is how the launch went in detail. At first the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/launch-of-soyuz-mc-05-from-baikonur-spaceport/feed/ 1 Nice Little Russian Town in Altai Mountains http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/nice-little-russian-town-in-altai-mountains/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/nice-little-russian-town-in-altai-mountains/#comments Tue, 01 Aug 2017 18:46:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168704 This is Chemal town in Altai region, Russia. Population just 4,000 people. It’s staying in a valley between two mountains. It’s a very picturesque little town, just take a look at it.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/nice-little-russian-town-in-altai-mountains/feed/ 1 Man Made a Separate Entrance for His Cat that Glows in the Dark http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/man-made-a-separate-entrance-for-his-cat-that-glows-in-the-dark/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/man-made-a-separate-entrance-for-his-cat-that-glows-in-the-dark/#comments Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:04:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168702 Vladimir Semenov from Volgograd, Russia, likes his cat Ryzhik (RedHair) that much that built him a separate entrance into his first floor apartment. The staircase helps the pet to climb his apartment with ease. More than that there is cool … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/man-made-a-separate-entrance-for-his-cat-that-glows-in-the-dark/feed/ 2 Weird Fashion of Moscow Subway 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/weird-fashion-of-moscow-subway-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/weird-fashion-of-moscow-subway-2017/#comments Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:28:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168698 Moscow subway is a such wonderful place, which not only helps to reach their destination, but also can grant you mass of interesting new emotions. Here is a 2017 Moscow subway trends being listed. 1. Big trend of 2017 is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/weird-fashion-of-moscow-subway-2017/feed/ 2 This Van Has a Jet Airplane Engine Installed in It http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/this-van-has-a-jet-airplane-installed-in-it/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/this-van-has-a-jet-airplane-installed-in-it/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:58:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168692 0_bc027_8ea9a8f2_orig_fullWhat will happen if you install a jet plane engine into a small Soviet (Russian) van? You probably would picture a race car that make a speed record somewhere on a salt sea. However it is not also this. Look … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/this-van-has-a-jet-airplane-installed-in-it/feed/ 2 Man Was Making Moonshine for Sale Deep in Woods in Belarus http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/man-was-making-moonshine-for-sale-deep-in-woods-in-belarus/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/man-was-making-moonshine-for-sale-deep-in-woods-in-belarus/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:20:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168690 When police arrived they found out that the man had a truck parked deep in woods. In the back of that truck he had a whole vodka production factory going on at fool scale with over 300 liters of ready … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/man-was-making-moonshine-for-sale-deep-in-woods-in-belarus/feed/ 2 Clouds of Locust Closed Skies in South of Russia [photos & videos] http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/clouds-of-locust-closed-skies-in-south-of-russia-photos-videos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/clouds-of-locust-closed-skies-in-south-of-russia-photos-videos/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:34:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168685 Giant swarms of locusts attacking South of Russia these days. It all started in Dagestan but started spread across Russia fast. Now it is in Stavropol region, Kalmykia, Buryatia, Krasnodar and more. It eats and destroys everything it meets on … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/clouds-of-locust-closed-skies-in-south-of-russia-photos-videos/feed/ 0 Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/faces-of-soviet-people-in-leningrad-by-sergei-podgorkov/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/faces-of-soviet-people-in-leningrad-by-sergei-podgorkov/#comments Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:00:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168679 Those are photographs by Soviet photograph Sergei Podgorkov. Mostly people and their faces, but also scenes from Soviet life in Leningrad, now St.Petersburg. From 1970s to 1990. Rzhevka, Leningrad. KAMAZ truck stuck in dirt, tractor came to rescue.   November … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/faces-of-soviet-people-in-leningrad-by-sergei-podgorkov/feed/ 2 Only in Russia part 8 http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/only-in-russia-part-8/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/only-in-russia-part-8/#comments Sun, 30 Jul 2017 13:16:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168670 New collection of “Only in Russia” photos. Now part eight. Some can make you smile probably. Outdoor music festivals are probably same everywhere. …however paved sidewalks are definitely not same in different countries. Here is a Russian one. And this … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/only-in-russia-part-8/feed/ 0 Russian Air Show Maks 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/#comments Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:06:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168661 Russian blogger Deletant went to the last day of the MAKS-2017 Russian air show. This would be the last MAKS airshow as they stop doing it. In 2019 they play to have something similar but it won’t be MAKS he … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/feed/ 2 Ghost cities of Russia: Halmer-U Town That President Putin Dropped a Bomb At http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/ghost-cities-of-russia-halmer-u-town-that-president-putin-dropped-a-bomb-at/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/ghost-cities-of-russia-halmer-u-town-that-president-putin-dropped-a-bomb-at/#comments Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:55:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168655 933135174If someone tells you Vladimir Putin was bombing Russian cities, don’t rush to call him crazy. It’s partly true. Probably not a city, more like a town, and not inhabited by people but 10,000 of the inhabitants evicted a few … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/ghost-cities-of-russia-halmer-u-town-that-president-putin-dropped-a-bomb-at/feed/ 2 Adventures of Nicholas Cage in Kazakhstan http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/25/adventures-of-nicholas-cage-in-kazakhstan/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/25/adventures-of-nicholas-cage-in-kazakhstan/#comments Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:16:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168643 1500934144197455664Russian-speaking social media is being rocked these couple of days by this powerful photo of Nicholas Cage wearing some Kazakhstan national dress but staying far away in his thoughts and mind. Hundreds of photoshopped images instantly popped out and here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/25/adventures-of-nicholas-cage-in-kazakhstan/feed/ 2 Russian Rapunzel from Siberia http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/russian-rapunzel-from-siberia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/russian-rapunzel-from-siberia/#comments Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:44:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168639 Darya is a girl from Siberia. She was a regular girl until she started growing her very long hair. Now she is been called “Russian Rapunzel”. Why did she do this and how exactly long her hair is? Well here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/russian-rapunzel-from-siberia/feed/ 1 Only in Russia, part 7 http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/only-in-russia-7/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/only-in-russia-7/#comments Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:33:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168636 Starting this Monday with a new “Only in Russia” collection. And first one is this guy who decided to take a nap on the fifth floor and to be sure he is safe he tied himself with a rope. Singing … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/only-in-russia-7/feed/ 5 5 Cases of Youngest Russian Girls Giving Birth at Very Early Age http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/5-cases-of-youngest-russian-girls-giving-birth-at-very-early-age/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/5-cases-of-youngest-russian-girls-giving-birth-at-very-early-age/#comments Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:27:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168627 This is a story of most famous Russian teenage mothers who gave birth to kids way earlier than society expected them to do so. Grandmother at 29 years old, mother at twelve years old etc etc. Would you be able to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/5-cases-of-youngest-russian-girls-giving-birth-at-very-early-age/feed/ 5 Russian Military Kids Playground http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/168624/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/168624/#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:28:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168624 This newly opened kids playground in Petrozavodsk, Russia is actively exploiting militaristic  topics. Young kids can be a tank driver, a ..a Katyusha rocket launcher truck or.. Just crawl back and forth thru the gate of glory of Great Patriotic … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/168624/feed/ 9 Russian Military Intelligence Special Forces Passing an Obstacle Course Imitating NATO Fences http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-military-intelligence-special-forces-passing-an-obstacle-course-imitating-nato-fences/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-military-intelligence-special-forces-passing-an-obstacle-course-imitating-nato-fences/#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:19:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168622 Russian blogger Smit went to see how Russian military scouts, elite Military Intilligence special forces from six different regions of Russia were undergoing elite units training and contest. Here are his photos and the story. At first scouts had to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-military-intelligence-special-forces-passing-an-obstacle-course-imitating-nato-fences/feed/ 1 Russian Collection http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/20/russian-collection/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/20/russian-collection/#comments Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:35:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168614 “Hi everybody :)” says this man to everyone coming see this Russian collection – photos from Russia that even don’t need captions. A migrant wearing “Russia” t-shirt spelt with a mistake Wedding “Police” “Blyat” “Edinaya Rossia” is a Russian largest … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/20/russian-collection/feed/ 1 Very Russian Crop Circle http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/very-russian-crop-circle/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/very-russian-crop-circle/#comments Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:57:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168610 Twenty-seven year old teacher Ilya from Stavropol found a crop circle in Rostov region yesterday. He found it because his GPS got him lost in the small roads and he found himself in middle of a field. Ilya went outside … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/very-russian-crop-circle/feed/ 1