24 Doll House

Doll House

Very strange dwelling was found in Russian countryside. What is this, some voodoo
sect shelter? Or is it a some kind of design solution? See yourself.
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Oktyabrenok star
43 More Soviet Stuff

More Soviet Stuff

This is a collection of Soviet stuff. Just 20 years ago only such things could be bought in shops or were at people’s homes. Nothing different from this could be bought, anything was just in two-three versions, so if you wanted to buy some new coat you could choose only from 3 types of coat, not from thousands like in rest of the world. These
are examples of most typical things in Soviet Russia. I can bet that most of them were in EVERY Soviet house. This star was a compulosry to wear by all Junior Schoolchildren (till the age of 11). There is a portrait of young Lenin on it. This was a typical bottle in wich milk was sold in Soviet Union.
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Harry Potter Russian softdrink
14 Harry Potter Soft Drink

Harry Potter Soft Drink

In some Russian shops nowadays you can buy yourself a bottle of a drink with a Harry Potter portrait on it. I highly doubt if any copyright was reserved, and the most interesting thing is not copyright here. The soft drink with Harry Potter face on it is named "BURATINO". What does this word mean? "BURATINO" is some kind of Russia Pinocchio. Same wooden doll moving around, but his nose doesn't grow when he lies. In Soviet Russia there was a
very popular soft drink named after him. So in modern Russia businessmen try to make their kind of "Buratino" drink so that to play on the nostalgie sense of the elder generation. But this Harry Potter Buratino drink is a mix of two totally different things in one. It's not a Buratino and it's not a Harry Potter. And notice there is somebody from Simpsons is also depicted on this cool drink.
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russian pop singer, Irina Saltikova
9 Irina Saltikova, Russian Pop Singer

Irina Saltikova, Russian Pop Singer

A little more of Russian contemporary pop music examples. This lady name is Irina Saltykova. She is not new on pop scene of Russia, actually she is 40 or older
already. She was also mentioned in our article about Bride Fraud in Russia. Today some photos of her and a music video down this page.
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russian keyboard monument
20 Keyboard Monument

Keyboard Monument

In Russian city Ekaterinburg there is a monument for QWERTY keyboard.  It looks like white stones scattered across the lawn if to look from
some distance.  But when you come closer you can clearly see that thouse boulders are keys and the lawn is the board.  
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soviet kids book about life in Soviet Russia
23 Soviet Kids Book

Soviet Kids Book

This funny little book is from Old Soviet times. What is funny about it that it was printed in 2,400,000 copies! What an edition - the modern Harry Potter is not even close to it in Russia, though Harry Potter is considered to be popular in Russia too. What this book is about? It's teaching
youngsters about the Revolution, the Communism and the Red Stars of Kremlin. The price was 0.05 rouble, according to Soviet exchange rate it was around 5 cents. This price was normal for kids books in Soviet Russia. Everyone in Soviet school wore a star on his uniform.
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14 Another Russian Music Video

Another Russian Music Video

Here is another Russian music video. The band's name is "VIAGRA". Some may say it's Ukrainian band, some - it's a Georgian
singer Meladze, but in general it's a Russian pop band "VIAGRA". And this is a short remake of this music video:
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21 Soviet Hymn

Soviet Hymn

This is a Soviet hymn, recorded by all USSR pop stars right after the USSR collapsed, in 1991. They thought this music and words would be now a part a history, because just a little bit later a new hymn appeared, with another music and words, so all people of Russia thought they are now living in a democratic state, without
traces of Soviet Union. But then a few years later, after the free goverment turned to be not so free, censorship in Mass Media appeared and.... Soviet Hymn was restored. Now, in modern Russia the hymn is being sung on the music of the Soviet hymn. Welcome back to a new USSR - Russian Federation.
2 Balalaika and Bayan

Balalaika and Bayan

Balalaika and Bayan two Russian musical instruments. And here we have two music videos about Balalaika. First one is from Russian top singer from 80s, Alla Pugacheva. The
title of the song is simple: "Balalaika" The second is an example how to make an alternative music using Russian national instruments balalaika and bayan:
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russian it calendar styled to soviet posters
20 Russian IT Calendar Styled to Soviet Posters

Russian IT Calendar Styled to Soviet Posters

This is a calendar published in Russia. It was styled to old style Soviet posters but with IT thematic. Also a poetic slogans are added to
each image styled to Soviet era drive poetry.   “I don’t visit any more rally! Now the webcam is my ally!”
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