You might never think that things like this exist, but there is a whole Russian video made like Pulp Fiction parody, but instead America of 1990s it takes place in Nazi Germany with cult Russian spy "Shtirlitz" as a main hero. Here are two scenes
from this video - the beginning of Pulp Fiction movie, now with a Russian spy proclaiming "It's a special operation!" instead of "It's a robbery!", and the scene where they come to the hotel room. Pretty strange thing to watch!
The truck you see above is not a real truck, but actually a "snowman" - it was created from the snow in Tatarstan to make the kids happy. Together with this truck you can see there is a tank on the background, also
painted a military dark green tone. This winter, the children of Tatarstan, Russia, are having their Christmas themed this way. The next one is a 10 feet (3 meter) tall Stalin, also painted. See inside:
Russian shawls are sort of like headscarves but they are not usually being worn on the head, but rather wrapped around the body, both in colors or single toned warm woolen ones. If to quote wiki this is something like: "A shawl is a simple item of clothing, loosely worn over the shoulders, upper body and arms, and sometimes also over the head. It is usually a rectangular or square piece of cloth, that is often folded to make a
triangle but can also be triangular in shape. Other shapes include oblong shawls." Also wikipedia says the shawl is popular in India and Iran as well as Russia. However, in Russia there is a whole tradition of shawls, and if you are to look at old historical photos of Russian women they sometimes wear them. Here we have some photos from their production and also Russian ladies wearing them.
Today we have an interesting selection of photos from the competition which each month is held by Russian website photosite.ru. Each month they keep a contest for the best submitted photos and the photographers submit them. Some of
the photos are really stunning, like this one on top is not a painting but a photo made this winter near St. Petersburg by Eduard Gordeev and is called "Boat Sedov thru the frosty myst". We have more like this inside!
One Russian dad told this story: "When I was a kid, my dad has made me a New Year costume (in Russia children sometimes dress for New Year party like in Helloween). This was not a regular costume, but one of a Russian cavalerist - Hussar. Then when I went to the school I
was a hero - half of school came to see my costume, students and teachers, all alike flocked to touch it, ask where did I get it etc. Now I have a little boy son and I wanted to do something similar. So I made this". What did he make? Let's see inside!
It looks like they have put in a big effort to spread Christmas spirit on the streets of Moscow this year. They made a lot of decorations, opened Christmas bazaars and highlighted city landmarks with lights
and ornaments. One of the most popular Russian bloggers Ilya has taken a trip around the New Year Moscow one evening recently and now we can see the streets through the lens of his camera here!