4 Harsh winters of Norilsk

Harsh winters of Norilsk

Norilsk is known for its harsh winters. Here on the photo above city thermometer shows -66 C and people
walking around. More photos of people surviving in this pretty big city during winters you can see below:
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3 How Chukchi people live in winter

How Chukchi people live in winter

Chukchi people were having traditional way of live for centuries. They are Northern deer herders leaving on endless plains of Russian North. However in the latest years they started using modern inventions in their daily life. Russian blogger
Basov went to a traditional shelter of Chukchis and spent some time with them. They don't stay on one place, they move from place to place as their deer herds move. So they live in temporary huts. Here is the story about them:
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2 Seal Got into a Port to Steal Some Fish, Sailors Feed Him

Seal Got into a Port to Steal Some Fish, Sailors Feed Him

A seal tried to sneak into port of Kamchatka to steal some fish. Sailors noticed him and instead
turning away they fed him with some fish they had. Couple more photos and a video is inside:
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1 Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

100 years ago scientists and anthropologists from St. Petersburg travelled to Russian Karelia - a Northern region bordering Finland on the west. Here are the
photos of people and nature they took while on this trip. The first one is a woman in a boat.  Some photos look like they are from some fairy tale.
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0 Russian resort Essentuki in early 20th century

Russian resort Essentuki in early 20th century

Some photographs from early 1900s in Russian Empire mineral water resort Essentuki. This place is famous in Russia for its mineral
waters being bottled for hundred of years already. It is located in Caucaus mountains. The photos give you a feel of that time.
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1 Story of a Russian Man Who Travels a World and Makes Selfies with Cats

Story of a Russian Man Who Travels a World and Makes Selfies with Cats

This Russian man became popular for his strange hobby of taking selfies with different cats he meets all over the world. He puts it as this: "When I got my first camera smartphone in 2014 and I didn't find to do anything
better with it than making selfies with cats that I meet in large quantities in my life. The most challenging part here is to make a cat look into the camera". Here are some photos from his collection:
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4 A Process of Black caviar harvesting in Astrakhan Russia in 1960s [photos]

A Process of Black caviar harvesting in Astrakhan Russia in 1960s [photos]

Black Caviar is one of the most expensive foods in the world. In Russia it was a food and also an income source as Russia exported this delicacy abroad for gold and American currency. The price of one kilo of the stuff is worth around $2,000 and can reach $10,000 for the rare types of the caviar. As of now mostly the harvesting of this food is illegal in Russia, except if you growing fish yourself or there are some more exclusions from this rule. However thousands of poachers earn millions
each year from illegal hunt for caviar. They dispose the whole fish bodies and get only the caviars. Each year the chances to get it become less and less as only fish who is 15-20 year old can have caviar inside itself and poachers destroying tens thousands of those old fishes every year. However in 1960s there were plenty of fish and harvest was official. Here are some photos of the process made by an American photographer while his trip to USSR:
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1 Woman Has a Moose as a Pet Grisha: He Plays with Dogs, Eats Bread and Likes His Owner

Woman Has a Moose as a Pet Grisha: He Plays with Dogs, Eats Bread and Likes His Owner

This woman has a moose as her pet. She got it from the hunters as baby when they killed the parent mooses and brought him to the woman.
She was feeding it from it was a small cub, and now he lives with her and they have very friendly relationship. Let's see:
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0 Moscow zoo in early 20th century: Red Army in the Zoo, Zoo During Flood and more

Moscow zoo in early 20th century: Red Army in the Zoo, Zoo During Flood and more

Moscow Zoo turns 153 years this year. In 1864, the Imperial Russian Society of Animal Acclimatization founded a zoo-garden in Moscow. They called it
"live museum under the open skies". This makes the Moscow zoo one of the oldest in Europe. Let's see how it looked almost 100 years ago.
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0 15 Seconds of Russia part 2

15 Seconds of Russia part 2

A new collection of short 15-second clips about interesting things in Russia. In this episode we have: "New way to steal a car in Russia" "Stray cows where do they go?" "How Russians party in winter?" "What will happen if you press
wrong pedal?" "Putting a gas pipeline, something went wrong" "Submarine sailors swimming in the ocean near North Pole" "A rare natural thing an Ice Wave" "Krishnaits in Moscow wear army hats" and more, enjoy!

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