1 Elite Foods of the USSR

Elite Foods of the USSR

Some delicious Soviet treats from this vintage catalogue that was only available
for Soviet elites and foreigners. Take a look, some sections are translated.

0 5 the most popular Soviet salads

5 the most popular Soviet salads

  Modern young people are accustomed to junk food, Western food, Japanese sushi and other stuff liberally seasoned with flavors. But is it all can be compared with the normal food?  Yes, sometimes it was difficult to
get the ingredients in the Soviet Russia, but almost every family prepared one or more classical Soviet salads at the great feast. And these are the recipes that I want to share with you.  

11 Almost abandoned Russian city – Sinegorye near Magadan Russia

Almost abandoned Russian city – Sinegorye near Magadan Russia

This town in the Magadan region of Russia is called "Sinegorye" or "Blue Mountains". A very nice name for a town, but in reality this is an almost completely abandoned place, and is now the size of a village. Its population has fallen by 70% since the collapse of the USSR and so almost 3/4 of its buildings remain empty
and abandoned, including many huge apartment complexes like the one in the a picture above. Sergey, the awesome Russian blogger we so like to post here, has visited this place and says it's very easy to say which buildings are abandoned - in the abandoned buildings all of the window glass is broken.

13 Making Russian Pancakes on top of Crimean Mountain

Making Russian Pancakes on top of Crimean Mountain

A popular Russian language blogger Slava decided to surprise his girlfriend with a breakfast she for sure never had before and which is not soon to forget. For this
they climbed one of the tallest rocks in Crimea, near the place they live and he cooked Russian pancakes for her there. Let's see how it looked like:

4 Russian Porcini Hunt

Russian Porcini Hunt

It's fall and in Russia its time to hunt mushrooms. Russian villagers call mushrooms "free pork" - implying that mushrooms have as much protein as meat and also tastes good if prepared
correctly. The king of the Russian mushroom hunt is Beliy Grib or "White Mushroom" known as Porcini, or sometimes bolete, to the Western World. Here it is, in the pic above.

11 Volunteers Save Abandoned Pets during the Flood

Volunteers Save Abandoned Pets during the Flood

"They bark, cry and ask for people's help - but nobody is coming". Alexei together with his team are on a mission to save the pets who were left behind by their owners during the recent floods happening across
Russian cities. Some people were in such hurry to escape that they left their pets on a leash, chained to the fence, leaving the animals absolutely zero chances to escape the approaching waters.

18 Moldavia in Soviet Times

Moldavia in Soviet Times

So Moldavia was a sunny Soviet republic located in South-Eastern Europe, bordering Romania and known for its fine wines and Soviet pop star Sofia Rotaru. Basically, it was a nice place with pretty much warm climate compared to most of Russia, with long
summers, golden fields of wheat and gardens with fruits. And to commemorate all this here is photo of Brezhnev surrounded by Moldavian women made during the "Golden Age" of Soviet Union during his visit to Moldavia. See more inside:

14 People Eating a Meal from the Shovel and a Sausage Rain

People Eating a Meal from the Shovel and a Sausage Rain

Russian bloggers were enraged recently by the photos of people that eat the meal that was served on the shovel to them. "They don't have the dignity, behave worse than animals", this were main arguments. However to me it looks pretty normal - just a practical way of serving something to a larger quantity of the seekers. Also its a free meal,
they haven't paid for it. More photos inside. Also there is a video of a "sausage rain" inside - another action that got people enraged and that was remembered in connection with shovel meals - some sausage company served airborne sausage boxes to some random field so people could run and snatch the free sausage.

9 Pastafarian Wedding in Tver

Pastafarian Wedding in Tver

A couple in city of Tver has married according to Pastafarian tradition. Do you know those pastafarian people - they make photos wearing pasta colanders on their heads for driving licences, and do other things to mock up a traditional approach to religion like - with all seriousness state that their
highest deity is a Flying Spaghetti Monster and more thing like this. You can read here if you are interested. Meanwhile in Tver one young couple decided to marry according to Pastafarianism tradition - please note a guy already has put his colander on. More photos inside:

13 Inside of Russian Army Rocket Regiment

Inside of Russian Army Rocket Regiment

On 20th February the Governor of one Russian region was visiting the 39th Russian Rocket Regiment. The press was coming along with a governor and so did
Nikolay, the photographer. Now, thanks to Nikolay we can see what's inside the closed and secured doors of Russian rocket regiment. The story is inside:

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