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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:28:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 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 Russian Man Makes a Dragon Shaped Bench out of Wood http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/russian-man-makes-a-dragon-shaped-bench-out-of-wood/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/russian-man-makes-a-dragon-shaped-bench-out-of-wood/#comments Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:57:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169058 This thing looks like it came straight out of Game of Thrones! A Soviet born man, Igor Loskutov, now living in Germany, made this thing. Just take a look.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/russian-man-makes-a-dragon-shaped-bench-out-of-wood/feed/ 1 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 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 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 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 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 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 Russian Modern Fastfood http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-modern-fastfood/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-modern-fastfood/#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:42:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168620 If you drive across Russia, sometimes you can meet nice cozy cafes that are made in Russian traditional style, like this one near Smolensk which Russian blogger Aslan has visited recently. It’s called “Russian Courthouse”. And inside its much cooler … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-modern-fastfood/feed/ 5 Creative Belarussian Electric Bulb Packaging http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/creative-belarussian-electric-bulb-packaging/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/creative-belarussian-electric-bulb-packaging/#comments Sun, 09 Jul 2017 14:56:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168515 1498139485_18382496_1911907239077945_4843624040641855488_aBelarussian designer Angelina has came out with this creative electric light bulb packaging which mimics different insects. She has already won a Cannes Lions prize for this design.   Each bulb looks like a different insect. Some have more long … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/creative-belarussian-electric-bulb-packaging/feed/ 1 Russian man builds Golden Hind English Galleon in his backyard http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/18/russian-man-builds-golden-hind-english-galleon-in-his-backyard/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/18/russian-man-builds-golden-hind-english-galleon-in-his-backyard/#comments Sun, 18 Jun 2017 18:53:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168413 Man from Russian village Kupino decided to build a pirates galleon in his backyard. He got inspired by Francis Drake “Golden Hind” ship and started building it. There is only a one full-size replica of the ship existing – it’s … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/18/russian-man-builds-golden-hind-english-galleon-in-his-backyard/feed/ 2 17 Vladimir Putin Branded Gifts and Souvenirs You Can Get in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/24/17-vladimir-putin-branded-gifts-and-souvenirs-you-can-get-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/24/17-vladimir-putin-branded-gifts-and-souvenirs-you-can-get-in-russia/#comments Wed, 24 May 2017 12:00:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168229 Examples of souvenirs with Vladimir Putin you can get in Russia. Starting with this “From Russia With Love” bed sheet and cover set. 2. Inkwell in Vladimir’s head and and a paper knife with presidents portrait. 3. Assorted school notebooks … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/24/17-vladimir-putin-branded-gifts-and-souvenirs-you-can-get-in-russia/feed/ 7 Belarussian Company Started to Make Wooden Bicycles http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/16/belarussian-company-started-to-make-wooden-bicycles/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/16/belarussian-company-started-to-make-wooden-bicycles/#comments Tue, 16 May 2017 10:08:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168159 9728163Wooden sunglasses, wooden phone cases, looks like demand for everything wooden rose these days. And now this Belarus company started making wooden bicycles. Let’s see what those are about and how they look like.     Those bicycles are made … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/16/belarussian-company-started-to-make-wooden-bicycles/feed/ 3 Man made a sofa from Old Lada Vaz 2101 http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/11/man-made-a-sofa-from-old-lada-vaz-2101/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/11/man-made-a-sofa-from-old-lada-vaz-2101/#comments Thu, 11 May 2017 09:34:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168118 This car lover spent some of his time to turn old Lada VAZ 2101 into a sofa. Here is a short photo story how it all worked out for him. At first he made a frame to fit the hood … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/11/man-made-a-sofa-from-old-lada-vaz-2101/feed/ 1 Some Nice Collection of Hanging Bridges Across the Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/05/some-nice-collection-of-hanging-bridges-across-the-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/05/some-nice-collection-of-hanging-bridges-across-the-russia/#comments Fri, 05 May 2017 11:54:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168099 Russia has plenty of hanging bridges around. One photographer went travelling and took photos of the hanging bridges of Russia, here are some of them. First one above is from Perm region. Chelyabinsk region. Early morning in Perm region. Moscow … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/05/some-nice-collection-of-hanging-bridges-across-the-russia/feed/ 1 Awesome Ancient Moscow and Russia as Seen by 19th Century Russian Artist Vasnetsov http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/02/awesome-ancient-moscow-and-russia-as-seen-by-19th-century-russian-artist-vasnetsov/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/02/awesome-ancient-moscow-and-russia-as-seen-by-19th-century-russian-artist-vasnetsov/#comments Tue, 02 May 2017 16:08:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168078 Vasnetsov, brother of famous Russian painter Viktor Vasnetsov. He was very much interested in painting old historical Russia in his own style and those illustrations are very charming and give you a feel of some fairy tale. Let’s see. Old … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/02/awesome-ancient-moscow-and-russia-as-seen-by-19th-century-russian-artist-vasnetsov/feed/ 0 Weird Siberian Art by Natasha Yudina http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/19/weird-siberian-art-by-natasha-yudina/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/19/weird-siberian-art-by-natasha-yudina/#comments Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:12:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167993 img_5540      Natasha Yudina is a young artist from a Siberian city Tomsk in Russia. She chooses fur and knitting over traditional canvas and brushes and in doing so she succeeds in delivering. Her works are pretty nice and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/19/weird-siberian-art-by-natasha-yudina/feed/ 5 Nice photos from a “Soviet Photo” Magazine http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/18/nice-photos-from-a-soviet-photo-magazine/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/18/nice-photos-from-a-soviet-photo-magazine/#comments Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:03:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167990 “Soviet Photo” was a Soviet photo (obviously) magazine. It published mainly professional photos of Soviet photographers capturing everyday life of Soviet people.  Also some amateur photographers sometimes got luck to be published in the mag. Let’s see some of the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/18/nice-photos-from-a-soviet-photo-magazine/feed/ 0 Extreme Photography of Olga Barantseva http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/16/extreme-photography-of-olga-barantseva/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/16/extreme-photography-of-olga-barantseva/#comments Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:45:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167975 Olga Barantseva is a Russian photographer who is fond of risk. She is risking lives of her own models asking them to pose together with most dangerous Russian animals – bears and wolves. Let’s see some of her works: Of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/16/extreme-photography-of-olga-barantseva/feed/ 0 Most Crazy Russian Tattoos http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/14/most-crazy-russian-tattoos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/14/most-crazy-russian-tattoos/#comments Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:16:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167971 Tattoos are pretty widespread in modern day Russia. Of course many choose to ink some usual things, but some choose pretty much interesting Slavic or Russian stuff on it. Like this oversized huge Cheburashka having a crocodile on his leash … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/14/most-crazy-russian-tattoos/feed/ 3 Lions Guard the City: Soviet Postcards Devoted to Lion Sculptures in St.Petersburg http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/14/lions-guard-the-city-soviet-postcards-devoted-to-lion-sculptures-in-st-petersburg/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/14/lions-guard-the-city-soviet-postcards-devoted-to-lion-sculptures-in-st-petersburg/#comments Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:33:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167969 This is another set of Soviet postcards. Those were published in 1979 and are devoted to numerous lion sculptures of St.Petersburg.  During aristocratic Russian era in late 18th and 19th century there were quite a few of those were erected … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/14/lions-guard-the-city-soviet-postcards-devoted-to-lion-sculptures-in-st-petersburg/feed/ 0 Boat Church in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/14/boat-church-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/14/boat-church-in-russia/#comments Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:17:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167967 They say this is a one in a world Church that looks like a boat. It was built in a village for donations and private funds of the architect. It costed them around $300,000 to build it and they say … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/14/boat-church-in-russia/feed/ 3 Best of Russia photos 2016 http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/11/best-of-russia-photos-2016/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/11/best-of-russia-photos-2016/#comments Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:05:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167937 “Best of Russia” is a photo contest held in Russia each year since 2008. It is supported by Russian museum and department of culture, however we doubt it is really featuring best of the best photos of Russia for the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/11/best-of-russia-photos-2016/feed/ 1 Best hand decorated weapons Russian ministry of defence ordered in 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/best-hand-decorated-weapons-russian-ministry-of-defence-ordered-in-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/best-hand-decorated-weapons-russian-ministry-of-defence-ordered-in-2017/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:31:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167782 Russian Ministry of Defence ordered a lot of hand decorated hand guns from a famous Russian Zlatoust arms factory. Those are going to be rewarded to the best army soldiers and officers in year 2017. Let’s see what they got. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/best-hand-decorated-weapons-russian-ministry-of-defence-ordered-in-2017/feed/ 8 Steampunk Stove Lamp http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/01/steampunk-stove-lamp/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/01/steampunk-stove-lamp/#comments Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:19:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167770 Russian man made a steam punk style desktop lamp and posted his process online, here you can see it too. via]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/01/steampunk-stove-lamp/feed/ 2 A Story of a Wooden 19th Century Russian Palace Deep in the Woods Destroyed and then Restored Again http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/28/a-story-of-a-wooden-19th-century-russian-palace-deep-in-the-woods-destroyed-and-then-restored-again/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/28/a-story-of-a-wooden-19th-century-russian-palace-deep-in-the-woods-destroyed-and-then-restored-again/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:19:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167736 The story of this wooden building is like a fairy tale. In the middle of the woods for long time the real semi destroyed and burned wooden palace of an unknown king was standing. It was a scary sight for … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/28/a-story-of-a-wooden-19th-century-russian-palace-deep-in-the-woods-destroyed-and-then-restored-again/feed/ 2 Dead Bodies on the Streets, Fights, Bolsheviks: Russian 1917 Revolution in Drawings of Children Witnesses http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/26/dead-bodies-on-the-streets-fights-bolsheviks-russian-1917-revolution-in-drawings-of-children-witnesses/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/26/dead-bodies-on-the-streets-fights-bolsheviks-russian-1917-revolution-in-drawings-of-children-witnesses/#comments Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:48:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167723 Here is a collection of children drawings made by a Soviet man. Those are not just simple children drawings – those small artworks depict Russian Revolution 1917 as seen by children who witnessed it with their own eyes. This is very … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/26/dead-bodies-on-the-streets-fights-bolsheviks-russian-1917-revolution-in-drawings-of-children-witnesses/feed/ 0 Psychodelic USSR Cartoons: FRU-89 http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/23/psychodelic-ussr-cartoons-fru-89/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/23/psychodelic-ussr-cartoons-fru-89/#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:09:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167658 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/23/psychodelic-ussr-cartoons-fru-89/feed/ 0 A Large Model of Russia: St. Petersburg http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/a-large-model-of-russia-st-petersburg/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/a-large-model-of-russia-st-petersburg/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:08:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167651 There is one thing called “Grand Model of Russia” which is a sort of a big model of Russia with some of the most prominent Russian places made there in miniature. Here are some photos of it in the part … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/a-large-model-of-russia-st-petersburg/feed/ 2 Psychodelic USSR part 1: Contact 1978 http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/psychodelic-ussr-part-1-contact-1978/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/psychodelic-ussr-part-1-contact-1978/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:56:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167649 http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/psychodelic-ussr-part-1-contact-1978/feed/ 0 Artistic World of Soviet Lighters http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/12/artistic-world-of-soviet-lighters/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/12/artistic-world-of-soviet-lighters/#comments Sun, 12 Feb 2017 12:42:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167542 Soviet lighters was a whole world of now rarities. Unique and made in USSR lighters now the subject of collector interest. Before in USSR, they were pretty much common. Let’s take a look. The gun lighters were usually named by … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/12/artistic-world-of-soviet-lighters/feed/ 1 Visual Arts of the USSR. The Builders of Socialism http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/19/visual-arts-of-the-ussr-the-builders-of-socialism/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/19/visual-arts-of-the-ussr-the-builders-of-socialism/#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:23:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167317 89d3d99edcedY.U.Kryzhevskiy “White-blue day” 1976 Yuri Pimenov  “Area Z” E.A.Galunov ” New Area of Leningrad ” 1974 V.N.Skobeev “Seagulls over the Kama” 1973 D.I.Hamin “Morning BAM” 1975 M.I.Samsonov “Morning – BAM” I.I. Brodsky “Activist of Dneprostroi» 1932 E.E.Lansere ” Bypass of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/19/visual-arts-of-the-ussr-the-builders-of-socialism/feed/ 0 Collection of Soviet Vinyl Records Covers http://englishrussia.com/2016/11/30/collection-of-soviet-vinyl-records-covers/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/11/30/collection-of-soviet-vinyl-records-covers/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:03:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167097 Selection of Soviet era music nostalgia. Some of them seem pretty hilarious now. via]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/11/30/collection-of-soviet-vinyl-records-covers/feed/ 2 Novgorod the Great: As seen from the Drone http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/25/novgorod-the-great-as-seen-from-the-drone/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/25/novgorod-the-great-as-seen-from-the-drone/#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:55:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165536 via]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/25/novgorod-the-great-as-seen-from-the-drone/feed/ 1 Soviet food advertising http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/soviet-food-advertising/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/soviet-food-advertising/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:13:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165306   I suggest you to move to the times when advertising was not as tricky and annoying as it is today – the times when there was no such thing as a “target audience” and the key message was worded … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/soviet-food-advertising/feed/ 6 Submarine 667-A Navaga scale model http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/12/submarine-667-a-navaga-scale-model/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/12/submarine-667-a-navaga-scale-model/#comments Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:57:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165042   The model is made in the scale of 50:1, with internally illuminated compartments, and breakdown view, like all previous submarine projects. Building the model took two years by 6 people, part by part (nose, aft), collection of information and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/12/submarine-667-a-navaga-scale-model/feed/ 7 Awesome Super Realistic Small STALKER Landscape Model http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/11/awesome-super-realistic-small-stalker-landscape-model/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/11/awesome-super-realistic-small-stalker-landscape-model/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:27:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164982 Russian guy has created interesting realistic small miniature STALKER world diorama or small landscape. Very meticioulus and hard word resulted in pretty awesome result. An abandoned bus, monsters, trees, all hand made from paper, plastic, aluminum foil etc. Let’s see … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/11/awesome-super-realistic-small-stalker-landscape-model/feed/ 4 Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/26/bloody-and-cringeworthy-soviet-accident-prevention-posters/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/26/bloody-and-cringeworthy-soviet-accident-prevention-posters/#comments Thu, 26 May 2016 20:30:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164794 The purpose of a good accident prevention poster is to place fear in the hearts and minds of workers, to make them fear breaking the rules, show them where breaking the rules can take them. And some of those classy vintage Soviet workplace posters … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/26/bloody-and-cringeworthy-soviet-accident-prevention-posters/feed/ 6 Russian Colorized Photos of 1900-1955 http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/17/russian-colorized-photos-of-1900-1955/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/17/russian-colorized-photos-of-1900-1955/#comments Tue, 17 May 2016 13:28:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164678 Some enthusiasts indulge in colorzing old Russian photos. Here we have a collection of the best such works for the photos in the period of 1900 till 1955. Different eras, different people but the effect of colorization make them much … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/17/russian-colorized-photos-of-1900-1955/feed/ 15 Western cartoon heroes occupy streets of Russia http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/26/western-cartoon-heroes-occupy-streets-of-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/26/western-cartoon-heroes-occupy-streets-of-russia/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:31:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164534 Russian group of enthusiastic artists decided to inhabit traditional Russian landscapes with famous Western cartoon characters. The result is big fun. Take a look! Hope you liked the story! Follow us on twitter for more cool stuff not posted on … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/26/western-cartoon-heroes-occupy-streets-of-russia/feed/ 7 Only in Russia.. http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/15/only-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/15/only-in-russia/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:38:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164350 Only in Russia girl can go and order herself a photo session with a huge bear. No muzzles, no chains, no precautions – where is it else possible? Bear can leak her cheeks, she hugs him, etc etc. And every … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/15/only-in-russia/feed/ 6 Russian Emperors Faberge Collection http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/15/russian-emperors-faberge-collection/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/15/russian-emperors-faberge-collection/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:33:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164334 A huge collection of Russian Royal’s House Faberge collection. Not only Faberge eggs but also lots of other stuff. Check it out. As you know we have a subscription open for the website you can donate and as a sign … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/15/russian-emperors-faberge-collection/feed/ 12 Vintage MS-1 Tank Made from Snow http://englishrussia.com/2016/02/23/vintage-ms-1-tank-made-from-snow/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/02/23/vintage-ms-1-tank-made-from-snow/#comments Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:24:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=163334 Someone in Perm city has built a tank made of snow at museum entrance in Perm city Russia. It went out pretty well, especially at night with good light projected on it. Here you can see how they planned the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/02/23/vintage-ms-1-tank-made-from-snow/feed/ 4 Russian Acoustic Guitar Makers from Bobrovo Russia http://englishrussia.com/2016/01/13/russian-acoustic-guitar-makers/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/01/13/russian-acoustic-guitar-makers/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:46:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=162646 It might be a surprising fact for you but in Russia there are still a few factories producing guitars. During Soviet times, Russian people had to buy mostly all locally made products, so guitar manufacturers were blooming. Then, Russia opened … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/01/13/russian-acoustic-guitar-makers/feed/ 7 City Made of Porcelain Ceramics http://englishrussia.com/2015/12/26/city-made-of-porcelain-ceramics/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/12/26/city-made-of-porcelain-ceramics/#comments Sat, 26 Dec 2015 21:08:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=162464 Imagine a whole model city made of china – porcelain. Fences, houses, people, pets, etc, etc. This is what they have done here, it’s all made of traditional Russian porcelain, over a a few hundred pieces all made from china … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/12/26/city-made-of-porcelain-ceramics/feed/ 3 Family of Russian Old Believers http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/10/family-of-russian-old-believers/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/10/family-of-russian-old-believers/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2015 04:37:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=162136 Dersu is a small village on the Russian Pacific coast. It consists mainly of Russian old believers. They are people of strict religious beliefs which prohibits them from using modern day technologies, wearing modern clothes and so on. Let’s see … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/10/family-of-russian-old-believers/feed/ 12 Russian Depressing and Creepy Kids Playgrounds http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/05/russian-depressing-and-creepy-kids-playgrounds/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/05/russian-depressing-and-creepy-kids-playgrounds/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 00:33:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=162086 Some time before we published from time to time some of the creepiest images taken at Russian kids playgrounds. For some reason many cities have plenty of those – maybe because the playgrounds are maintained by enthusiasts who are not … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/05/russian-depressing-and-creepy-kids-playgrounds/feed/ 10 Palace of Peter the Great’s Greatest Friend http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/03/palace-of-peter-the-great-greatest-friend/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/03/palace-of-peter-the-great-greatest-friend/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 21:58:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161908 Russian statesman Menshikov is well known in Russia. He is often referred as the best and the only friend of Russia’s greatest innovator Tsar Peter the Great. They say that de facto this person was a ruler of Russia for … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/03/palace-of-peter-the-great-greatest-friend/feed/ 2 Ancient Wooden Churches of Karelia Land http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/29/ancient-wooden-churches-of-karelia-land/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/29/ancient-wooden-churches-of-karelia-land/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:00:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161794 If you really want to see a lot of old Russian traditional wooden architecture, namely churches and chapels, then for sure you need to visit Karelia. This land borders Finland for over 1,000 km along its length on one side, and like Finland is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/29/ancient-wooden-churches-of-karelia-land/feed/ 4 Russian City Chita in Late 19th Century http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/26/russian-city-chita-in-late-19th-century/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/26/russian-city-chita-in-late-19th-century/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 00:36:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161712 Chita is a Russian city in Eastern Siberia, in close proximity to China. Founded in 1820, it was a small town with a population not exceeding 10,000 people until the early 1900s. Since it was close to Mongolia and China the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/26/russian-city-chita-in-late-19th-century/feed/ 0 Abandoned Russian Villages in 2015 http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/08/abandoned-russian-villages-in-2015/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/08/abandoned-russian-villages-in-2015/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:57:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161430 In Russia there are multitudes of abandoned villages. Most of them have the monuments of a long gone era. One Russian blogger traveled to some of them recently and this post is what he brought back from the journey. We start … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/08/abandoned-russian-villages-in-2015/feed/ 1 Awesome Laser Show in Moscow http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/06/awesome-laser-show-in-moscow/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/06/awesome-laser-show-in-moscow/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:23:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161364 A few days ago there was an awesome laser projection show on one of the Moscow city’s embankments. The show was projected right onto the building which is especially important right now – Russian Defense Ministry Building. The command center for … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/06/awesome-laser-show-in-moscow/feed/ 1 Abandoned City on the Russian Polar Norwegian Svalbard Island http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/01/abandoned-russian-polar-city-on-norwegian-svalbard-island/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/01/abandoned-russian-polar-city-on-norwegian-svalbard-island/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 01:09:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161266 A Pyramida  (Pyramid)  Village is a Russian town that has stayed untouched since 1990s when it was abandoned shortly after the collapse of the USSR. The difference between this particular Soviet town and many other abandoned sites we’ve seen is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/01/abandoned-russian-polar-city-on-norwegian-svalbard-island/feed/ 9 Russian Empire in the Late 19th Century http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/28/russian-empire-in-the-late-19th-century/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/28/russian-empire-in-the-late-19th-century/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 01:41:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161166 If you, as many others here, like to see awesome old photos of the pre-communist Russian Empire in full color and of a large size, then you probably would be glad to know that a new series of photographs of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/28/russian-empire-in-the-late-19th-century/feed/ 2 Inside of the Russian Great Kronshtadt Cathedral http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/23/inside-of-russian-great-kronshtadt-cathedral/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/23/inside-of-russian-great-kronshtadt-cathedral/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:52:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161132 Naval_Cathedral_of_St_Nicholas_in_Kronstadt_01Nikolski Sobor or Nikolski Cathedral in Krondshtadt is the largest and latest Old Russian Navy Cathedral in Russia – largest in the set of cathedrals built by Old Tsar Russian Navy for sailors and officers. It’s always crowded as many … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/23/inside-of-russian-great-kronshtadt-cathedral/feed/ 6 Russian Artist Sergei Vinogradov and Scenes of Life He Depicted http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/21/russian-artist-sergei-vinogradov-and-scenes-of-life-he-depicted/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/21/russian-artist-sergei-vinogradov-and-scenes-of-life-he-depicted/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 01:42:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161030 Do you sometimes want to know how things were a hundred years ago? How people lived? What they felt? Did their surroundings looked like ours? Was the nature the same? Then we try to resort to photography but soon realize that … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/21/russian-artist-sergei-vinogradov-and-scenes-of-life-he-depicted/feed/ 0 Great St. Petersburg Before the October Revolution http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/21/great-st-petersburg-before-october-revolution/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/21/great-st-petersburg-before-october-revolution/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 01:11:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161026 Some say the grandeur of the great Russian city of St. Petersburg can easily be compared with such pearls of ancient and medieval civilization as Rome, Vienna, Paris or Venice. It’s not very obvious nowadays, when there are plenty of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/21/great-st-petersburg-before-october-revolution/feed/ 2 International Army Orchestras March thru the Red Square http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/10/international-army-orchestras-march-thru-the-red-square/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/10/international-army-orchestras-march-thru-the-red-square/#comments Thu, 10 Sep 2015 21:35:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160598 Marina, one of the best everyday photographers in Russia that I have met so far, has come out again with a cool photo set of the Russian Army Orchestras festival on the Red Square taken at night. Be prepared to see a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/10/international-army-orchestras-march-thru-the-red-square/feed/ 1 Wolfen Dragon Car http://englishrussia.com/2015/06/28/wolfen-dragon-car/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/06/28/wolfen-dragon-car/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 02:07:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=159918 5716188  Inspired by Mad Max movie someone has come out with their own view on how the cool vehicle should look like. Please meet Wolfen Car or Dragon Wolfen Car from Russia. If you ever wanted to call any car … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/06/28/wolfen-dragon-car/feed/ 4 ISS SPACE STATION TIMELAPSE IN HD http://englishrussia.com/2015/06/19/iss-space-station-timelapse-in-hd/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/06/19/iss-space-station-timelapse-in-hd/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 23:46:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=159878 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/06/19/iss-space-station-timelapse-in-hd/feed/ 1 Russian Themed iPhone Cases http://englishrussia.com/2015/06/03/russian-themed-iphone-cases/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/06/03/russian-themed-iphone-cases/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 19:47:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=159812 If you find your old iPhone (or other cell phone) cases being too dull, and you want to spice up your phone with something new, here are some ideas that might help you making a right choice. I am sorry … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/06/03/russian-themed-iphone-cases/feed/ 9 From old MAZ into MAZZY http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/26/from-old-maz-into-mazzy/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/26/from-old-maz-into-mazzy/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 00:49:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=159672 FotorCreated  Guys have took an old Soviet Minsk Auto Zavod (MAZ) truck and converted it into futuristic MAZZY hot rod truck which is here before you together with a few photos of the process.     Did you like this … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/26/from-old-maz-into-mazzy/feed/ 4 Mash Up http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/25/mash-up/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/25/mash-up/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 21:16:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=159666 http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/25/mash-up/feed/ 6 Cool Cakes from Russian Boxing Champ http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/21/cool-cakes-from-russian-boxing-champ/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/21/cool-cakes-from-russian-boxing-champ/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 14:18:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=159640 Renat Agzamov is interesting person – once a Russia boxing champion, he later became a champion again – now in the cake baking Russia national competition. He says he baked his first cake when he was 7 years old and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/21/cool-cakes-from-russian-boxing-champ/feed/ 5 Awesome Castle near Kiev http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/31/awesome-castle-near-kiev/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/31/awesome-castle-near-kiev/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:01:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156886 IMG_9166_sandm_victoriafilms_SMIf you drive near Kiev, Ukraine you probably want to take a look on this fairy tale castle standing near the road. People say that this structure impresses them a lot, when during the routine drive they see such a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/31/awesome-castle-near-kiev/feed/ 0 Russian Army Presented a Fashion Collection http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/26/russian-army-presented-a-fashion-collection/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/26/russian-army-presented-a-fashion-collection/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:17:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156834 Looks like Russian Army has presented its first fashion collection for the consumers and one of the top Russian army bloggers I. Korotchenko has paid a visit to the show, so now we all can see what is in store … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/26/russian-army-presented-a-fashion-collection/feed/ 2 Russian Vintage LADA Couch http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/18/russian-vintage-lada-couch/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/18/russian-vintage-lada-couch/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:08:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156668 An enthusiast has made a couch out of a few parts he bought for vintage Soviet VAZ 2101  LADA car. A few photos of the process as well as how it looks in interior you can see inside. The blinkers … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/18/russian-vintage-lada-couch/feed/ 1 Street Art These Days http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/18/street-art-this-days/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/18/street-art-this-days/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:57:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156664 This is how the freshest street art from Tula, Russia looks like.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/18/street-art-this-days/feed/ 0 Steve Jobs Printed Copy Welcomes Visitors in Siberian Cafe http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/17/steve-jobs-printed-copy-welcomes-visitors-in-siberian-cafe/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/17/steve-jobs-printed-copy-welcomes-visitors-in-siberian-cafe/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:12:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156638 61282cc839d195  Owners of the “Business Cafe” in Kemerovsk, Siberian city, have installed a full-size cardboard Apple’s founder and late CEO Steve Jobs to welcome visitors in their venue. He holds a paper in his hand saying, quote: “Dear visitors, please … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/17/steve-jobs-printed-copy-welcomes-visitors-in-siberian-cafe/feed/ 0 Russian Brilliant Artist Shishkin http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/17/russian-brilliant-artist-shishkin/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/17/russian-brilliant-artist-shishkin/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:13:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156632 Have you ever heard this name – Shishkin? If not then I’ll tell you a bit about him. He was one of the most brilliant Russian artist of the 19th century. Some say that amongst all Russian painters who were … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/17/russian-brilliant-artist-shishkin/feed/ 4 A Penguin in St. Petersburg River http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/17/a-penguin-in-st-petersburg-river/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/17/a-penguin-in-st-petersburg-river/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:02:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156626 A few days ago in one of the rivers or “channels” of St. Petersburg there was a penguin standing on a piece of ice spotted by passers by. There is a little story about it inside: Well, as you might … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/17/a-penguin-in-st-petersburg-river/feed/ 2 A Complex Fire in Moscow Downtown These Minutes http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/15/a-complex-fire-in-moscow-downtown-these-minutes/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/15/a-complex-fire-in-moscow-downtown-these-minutes/#comments Sun, 15 Mar 2015 20:50:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156598 3      Right now, its night down there and a huge fire emerged in Moscow downtown. The architectural value of the building on fire is tremendous as you can possible guess from the pics.   The building that is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/15/a-complex-fire-in-moscow-downtown-these-minutes/feed/ 7 Hundreds of Tanks Made of Snow and Ice in Russian Backyards http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/10/hundreds-of-tanks-made-of-snow-and-ice-in-russian-backyards/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/10/hundreds-of-tanks-made-of-snow-and-ice-in-russian-backyards/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:28:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156550 Probably due to the latest interest of many Russian men there have been spotted hundreds of tanks made from snow and ice in the back yards across different Russian cities. We here have a collection of photos depicting this phenomena. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/10/hundreds-of-tanks-made-of-snow-and-ice-in-russian-backyards/feed/ 6 Moscow in Color in 1931 http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/06/moscow-in-color-in-1931/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/06/moscow-in-color-in-1931/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:19:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156528 They say that these photos were made in 1931 but then lost for a long time, until recently they have surfaced in an archive, already in color. It’s obvious they were not originally been made in color but was colorized, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/06/moscow-in-color-in-1931/feed/ 6 Russian Village Painted on a Dirty Car http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/05/russian-village-painted-on-a-dirty-car/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/05/russian-village-painted-on-a-dirty-car/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:51:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156524 Some people probably have too much time on their hands! A guy has left his dirty car for a while and see what he got when he returned. How pity it would be to go to the car wash next … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/05/russian-village-painted-on-a-dirty-car/feed/ 5 19th Century Russian Artist Fyodor Vasilyev http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/23/19th-century-russian-artist-fyodor-vasilyev/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/23/19th-century-russian-artist-fyodor-vasilyev/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:14:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156456 The life of Fyodor Vasilyev was drastically short: he lived only for twenty three years from 1850 to 1873, just imagine. But in this very short span of his life he has left a whole legacy of his artwork telling … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/23/19th-century-russian-artist-fyodor-vasilyev/feed/ 4 House of Baka in St. Petersburg http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/19/house-of-baka-in-st-petersburg/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/19/house-of-baka-in-st-petersburg/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:53:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156396 This one is pretty nice and unique piece of architecture from St. Petersburg, Russia. It is called “The House of Baka” or “house designed and built for the engineer of transport Mr. Bak”, and is dated back to 1904-1905. It … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/19/house-of-baka-in-st-petersburg/feed/ 2 Russian Artist Aleksey Butirskij http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/19/russian-artist-aleksey-butirskij/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/19/russian-artist-aleksey-butirskij/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:30:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156382 Alexey Butirskij is a contemporary Russian artist, born in 1974 in Moscow. He participated in numerous expositions across the world, with over twenty five exhibitions in USA. What people maybe attract to his pieces most is the feeling of the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/19/russian-artist-aleksey-butirskij/feed/ 5 Zhostovo Trays Traditional Russian Craft http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/03/zhostovo-trays-traditional-russian-craft/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/03/zhostovo-trays-traditional-russian-craft/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:15:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156212 Zhostovo is a village in Russia which is famous for its traditional painting style. It originated there in midst 19th century. The main item they traditionally use as a target for their skill application are the metal trays first coated … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/03/zhostovo-trays-traditional-russian-craft/feed/ 2 Ice Sculpting Championship of Russia http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/02/ice-sculpting-championship-of-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/02/ice-sculpting-championship-of-russia/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:05:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156180 Strangely enough there is a sports (or arts?) competition named “Ice Sculpting Cup of Russia” to which they invite tens of ice sculptors from all over the world to make the sculptures and participate. This year it was held in … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/02/ice-sculpting-championship-of-russia/feed/ 1 One of the Biggest Scientific Libraries on Fire http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/02/one-of-the-biggest-scientific-libraries-on-fire/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/02/one-of-the-biggest-scientific-libraries-on-fire/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:41:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156176 One of the biggest Moscow scientific libraries that hold thousands of rare ancient Slavic texts was on fire this weekend. Lot’s of firetrucks and firefighters arrived on the scene at night but couldn’t save the half of the root falling … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/02/one-of-the-biggest-scientific-libraries-on-fire/feed/ 12 Vintage Photos of Russian Railroad Workshops http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/29/vintage-photos-of-russian-railroad-workshops/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/29/vintage-photos-of-russian-railroad-workshops/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:18:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156054 Here and now old photos surface from more than 100 years ago of pre-communist Russia and its often pretty interesting to browse thru this collections to get that feel of a slow moving life just before much of the previous … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/29/vintage-photos-of-russian-railroad-workshops/feed/ 5 Russian Village Paris has got an Eiffel Tower Replica http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/27/russian-village-paris-has-got-an-eiffel-tower-replica/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/27/russian-village-paris-has-got-an-eiffel-tower-replica/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:42:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156010 In Russia there is a village called “Paris”. People got used to this loud name their village has. Until one day some “funny guys” from the cellular company has got this thought coming to their minds: “We need to put … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/27/russian-village-paris-has-got-an-eiffel-tower-replica/feed/ 3 Soviet ZAZ Super Car http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/26/soviet-zaz-super-car/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/26/soviet-zaz-super-car/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:46:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155994 Soviet car Zaporozhets or “ZAZ” – short for Zaparozhye Auto Zavod (zavod=plant) was a cult Soviet car. Cult in terms that it was hated by everyone because it was small, noisy, but same time strange looking and two door coupe. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/26/soviet-zaz-super-car/feed/ 4 On the Set of a Soviet Movie 1966 http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/21/on-the-set-of-a-soviet-movie-1966/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/21/on-the-set-of-a-soviet-movie-1966/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:27:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155956 In 1966 Life magazine for some reason was invited on a set of Soviet hit movie Aibolit-66 about cult animal doctor that was a hero of Russian books cartoons and TV series. If you want to take a look then … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/21/on-the-set-of-a-soviet-movie-1966/feed/ 1 Russian Wooden Palace: Eighth Wonder of the World http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/21/russian-wooden-palace-eighth-wonder-of-the-world/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/21/russian-wooden-palace-eighth-wonder-of-the-world/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:28:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155950 Some call this Russian wooden palace “An Eighth Wonder of the World”. At least they say the foreigners in 16-17th centuries arriving to the place were calling it like this. We won’t go that far regarding its modern incarnation, however … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/21/russian-wooden-palace-eighth-wonder-of-the-world/feed/ 8 At Night in Moscow http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/19/at-night-in-moscow/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/19/at-night-in-moscow/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:15:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155920 If you wonder whats going on in the biggest Russian city during nights then this is what. A pretty nice photo illustration by the photographer Evgeni who went to see one night what is up on Moscow streets. I am … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/19/at-night-in-moscow/feed/ 8 Russian Peasants and Their Craft Jobs http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/15/russian-peasants-and-their-craft-jobs/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/15/russian-peasants-and-their-craft-jobs/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 02:48:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155900 Sometimes now you might hear the word “artisan” which often said to make things look skillfully  made and good. However hundred something years ago all over the world things mainly were “artisan” – made by local craftsman. If we know some traditional … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/15/russian-peasants-and-their-craft-jobs/feed/ 17 This is Kindergarten http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/08/this-is-kindergarten/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/08/this-is-kindergarten/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:41:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155806 Near Tver city, there is a small town with an old and pretty unique wooden house constructed around the 19th century and now it’s a kindergarten. There are some more photos inside. Earlier it had been used as a regular residential house … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/08/this-is-kindergarten/feed/ 9 Russian Take on Pulp Fiction Scene http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/07/russian-take-on-pulp-fiction-scene/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/07/russian-take-on-pulp-fiction-scene/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:16:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155780 russian pulp fictionYou 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. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/07/russian-take-on-pulp-fiction-scene/feed/ 4 Moscow Streets Have Got those Crystals http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/06/moscow-streets-have-got-those-crystals/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/06/moscow-streets-have-got-those-crystals/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:55:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155762 Some streets of Moscow, the ones with luxury boutiques on them – have got those strange looking LED lights equipped, mirrored surface colored crystals.  I am not sure what is their exact purpose besides decorative but here they are, just … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/06/moscow-streets-have-got-those-crystals/feed/ 1 Snowmen of Tatarstan Children http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/05/snowmen-of-tatarstan-children/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/05/snowmen-of-tatarstan-children/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:06:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155744 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/05/snowmen-of-tatarstan-children/feed/ 5 Good Artists Copy http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/29/good-artists-copy/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/29/good-artists-copy/#comments Tue, 30 Dec 2014 05:34:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155616 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/29/good-artists-copy/feed/ 0 Russian Shawls http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/19/russian-shawls/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/19/russian-shawls/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:44:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155344 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/19/russian-shawls/feed/ 3 Up Side Down Houses http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/17/up-side-down-houses/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/17/up-side-down-houses/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:26:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155294 Lately in Russia the trend to build up side down houses has emerged. As far as I understand the sole purpose of those is to make cool photos – both outside and inside, so a few was built in different … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/17/up-side-down-houses/feed/ 7 29 Best Photos of the Month from Russia http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/16/29-best-photos-of-the-month-from-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/16/29-best-photos-of-the-month-from-russia/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:52:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155226 5734122_xlarge  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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/16/29-best-photos-of-the-month-from-russia/feed/ 9 A Parent of the Year? http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/16/a-parent-of-the-year/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/16/a-parent-of-the-year/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:30:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155206 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/16/a-parent-of-the-year/feed/ 7 Christmas Moscow 2014 http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/15/christmas-moscow-2014/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/15/christmas-moscow-2014/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:54:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155166 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/15/christmas-moscow-2014/feed/ 2