an abandoned city in russia
186 An Abandoned City

An Abandoned City

Here is a little photo-session of an abandoned city. When the Soviet Union collapsed, government didn’t have much funds to support some small cities around strategically import objects. People of these cities were left all by themselves. Nobody could support them because any communication with this places terminated after the army decided that they now don’t have money to support those objects. People had to leave their places and move. Some were lucky to find their place under a sun of the Army of new Russian Federation, some less
fortunate had to leave such places without any hope to find a new home, just because the shops stopped working, water stopped coming out of the facet and nobody cared about them any more. It has been said that even president Putin was thinking to retire from KGB in 1990 and go to work as a taxi driver. Many people are now probably express great sorrow that he changed his mind at that time. Ok, so here are the photos: Just imagine how magnificient those buildings were before abandoned.
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burlaks on volga, ilya repin
11 Russian Art, Russian Peasants and Modern Day Compilation

Russian Art, Russian Peasants and Modern Day Compilation

Here is a little bit about classical Russian art. Ilya Repin is a well-known Russian artist. His paintings are highly valued all over the world and cost a lot. I want to present you here two of his works and then a creative compilation of both in one painting. This is his famous painting "Burlaks on Volga". Who are Burlaks and what are they doing on Volga? As there was a slavery in United States there was
another type of slavery in Russia till the middle of 19th century, but it was called "Castle law". What does it mean? It means that people could not move away from a castle or from the landlord. All the peasants that lived in the territory of the landlord simply belonged to him, though they lived in their own houses, had their private money and could marry by their own choice.
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12 Crazy Russian Monuments

Crazy Russian Monuments

Just a few crazy monuments from Russian streets.   What do you see here? Look at her smile,
she likes what she sees too! Here is the next photo to understand what does it really mean:
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Communist Shandibin is going to sue Hollywood
14 One Politic and One Shrek

One Politic and One Shrek

It has been known that Vasiliy Shandybin, a politic from Russia, heading new Communist party of modern Russia, is going to sue "DreamWorks" for being using his image while creating Shrek. It's not clear yet what is the amount of his future suit. For now he put a big Shrek photo in his office in Russian parlaiment (Duma) and shows it to every visitor, how the Imperialistic USA
moviemakers from Hollywood abuse his right for privacy.  His supporters in Russia are indignant at the fact of their leader photo is being used in a famous cartoon. They admitt that such production forms a comic image of the famous politic among the youngsters. "I demand to stop all the capitalistic offend going on worldwide" says Shandibin.
frozen japan cars
8 Japan Cars, Serve Chilled

Japan Cars, Serve Chilled

Have you ever owned a Japan car? I had a few, and after seeing at those pictures I wonder if my car also looked like this when it was travelling across the ocean to the dealer. These are actual photos of Japan cars arriving from their travel from Japan to a port of delievery. The reason is that winters
in Japan is that when a ship leaves a port in Japan in winter the temperatures are pretty low, and together with the wind and plenty of waves, especially during storms, cars that are on the upper decks of the ships carrying them are being turned in something like this.
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first russian computer mice collection
31 The Manipulator For Graphical Information

The Manipulator For Graphical Information

Do you remember the first Russian laptop? Here come the first Russian mice. The design is alike, it should be classy things at that time, 16-17 years ago. Which one do you like the most? Thanks to the collector Sergei Frolov, for sharing with us such rare photos.
This mice were used by Soviet computer users in 1986-1994 while probably creating some new sort of "MIR" space station, which was never built though. What pitty. So, the mice: The cord is nice, nowadays the fashion for such cords return.
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22 Choomuhzeek, the Internet hero

Choomuhzeek, the Internet hero

This is a story of Choomuhzeek (Chumazik, means "dirty guy" in Russian), it was a true hit in 2005 across Russian part of Internet. Thousands of pictures
appeared with him and populated all the forums, blogs and etc. The "Choomuhzeekh" is not the front guy, but a guy on the background.
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russian construction, 10 people watchin 1 is working
25 Daily photos from Russian cities 2

Daily photos from Russian cities 2

I'd like to begin today's daily photo series with such a photo with comments on it. Here you can see a typical situation happening during
construction works in Russia  - one person is working and ten are watching, giving him casual advices. That's can be seen very very often.
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russian taxi, russian limousine
28 Soviet Public Luxury Limo

Soviet Public Luxury Limo

It deprived the majority of the population of the right to have a private property, including cars. People mainly used the public transportation means, buses, trolley-buses, trams. And this seems to be a try to make a public luxury car. Kind of multi passenger limo
heading by the route “Home – Red Factory – Home”, carrying hundreds of shock workers, with lustrous eyes and great intentions. No extra doors available. None is supposet to come out before reaching a final destination of Red Factory.
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daily russian photos
42 Daily photos from Russian cities

Daily photos from Russian cities

That's a daily, probably not exact daily but several time a week series of Russian street life, the photos gathered from different sources, on which the nice moments are caught, with some commentaries. Just for some
easy viewing. Neither he is not a military man, just some kind of guard wearing scary military uniform, it seems that he is guarding an antique store, at least that what is written on that red sign.
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