5 Russian Artist Aleksey Butirskij

Russian Artist Aleksey Butirskij

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 inner light, luminosity. Just look at those windows or inside of the tram. Inside there are more:
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2 Zhostovo Trays Traditional Russian Craft

Zhostovo Trays Traditional Russian Craft

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 with a few layers of putty and then painted by Zhostovo technique and lacquered. If you like to see more of those as well how they are being produced welcome inside:
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1 Ice Sculpting Championship of Russia

Ice Sculpting Championship of Russia

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 Perm city Russia (in Ural region) and there were
forty people from over than ten countries - including Argentina, Italy, China, Japan, Thailand etc. If you like such kind of things then welcome inside to see what those masters of ice art have created this winter on one of the main city squares of Perm:
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12 One of the Biggest Scientific Libraries on Fire

One of the Biggest Scientific Libraries on Fire

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 down inside of the library. It's said that the total area of the library is around 2,000 square meters with 1,000 square meters of it collapsed.  If you want to see more - please inside:
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5 Vintage Photos of Russian Railroad Workshops

Vintage Photos of Russian Railroad Workshops

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 life was
destroyed in October 1917. Here is another one from back in 1912, a Ribinsk railroad workshops - that's a city close to Moscow. If you are into this type of stuff then welcome inside for wide-screen cool vintage photos:
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3 Russian Village Paris has got an Eiffel Tower Replica

Russian Village Paris has got an Eiffel Tower Replica

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 a cell phone tower in the village of Paris. So why don't we put it shaped like real
Eiffel tower? Just for fun?". That's the type of people work of that cellular company. So they went to the manager counted everything and it turned out that to build such a small Eiffel tower replica was twice as cost their regular dull normal cellphone tower, so they built it:
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4 Soviet ZAZ Super Car

Soviet ZAZ Super Car

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. It was considered car of old people because they were given those cars for free, also people were getting them because they were the cheapest available on the market. They were air cooled, so sometimes they couldn't climb up to a steep hill. Some
kids were so embarrassed that their parents got the ZAZ so they were hiding on the backseat when on the trip around the city, lying down on the backseat sofa so that their classmates didn't see them. But not anymore! This guy from Ukraine, from the place near where those cars were originally assembled has built his version of Zaporozhets on base of the old car and it's a real head turner! See inside the process and the final result:
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1 On the Set of a Soviet Movie 1966

On the Set of a Soviet Movie 1966

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 see it inside of this post. It was filmed on a
warm Russian coast of probably the Black and Caspian seas - which should have been mimicked Africa, as the Doctor, the antagonist went to Africa to save animals and fight evil guy Barmalei which was played by the director himself.
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8 Russian Wooden Palace: Eighth Wonder of the World

Russian Wooden Palace: Eighth Wonder of the World

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 the place is really different from
everything you are used to see and is said to being an exact copy rebuilt of the wooden palace of Russian Queen Ekaterina the Great.  They say that the original building was made without any single nail used. Let's see it in more detail and unclose:
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8 At Night in Moscow

At Night in Moscow

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 not sure if this "show" is daily or not but at least here are the photos proving that at least one bear is taking part in this too - in the muzzle on his mouth:
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