For many model makers it's not enough to buy and glue some parts together and they create cool dioramas especially military ones. They think through all details: landscape, ruins, fortifications, drama of the scene. It is the tragic and heroic story about the Soviet heavy tank KV-2 (the most powerful
for that time - summer 1941) that ruined the wooden bridge and sank in the river near the small town left by the Red Army. With help of the locals one young lieutenant managed to find new members of the crew, pull the heavy vehicle out on the bank to use it for the final battle.
There is something fascinating about bells. Maybe because they are not just tools creating special pure sounds. They are also means of communication with God and other people. They serve to attract people's attention to events taking place in a church. Bellringing after all can be solemn or mournful, it can tell the good news or
simply please our ears with the music created by a bell-ringer. More than this, each bell is a masterpiece by itself. In a little city of Tutaev of the Yaroslavl region there is a bell casting factory. Probably it can be called world-known. Bells of Tutaev ring all over Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
In early May there is a day when people used to celebrate the victory in the World War II. Before this day each city tries to put a few billboards with some nice words about the "Victory Day" and each year each city puts new billboards around, hiring new designers to prepare those. And
almost each year in one of the Russian cities one of the designers preparing this stuff messes it up and uses something as an illustration that is not actually correct. We had a post when once they used German Nazi tanks as the glorious victory tanks and now they used this.
After 70 years of iron curtain and a ban on any music that can sound "Western" to a Russian ear, gradually the first bands appeared trying to sound as Western as they could. Among lots of examples that really
are not worth of being listed here, this one is pretty positive in two ways: it sounds pretty decent even now, and the same time the band members look dramatic. Audience is worth a look as well.