English Russia » Russian People http://englishrussia.com Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:14:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Man from Belarus Made a Hobbit House http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/man-from-belarus-made-a-hobbit-house/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/man-from-belarus-made-a-hobbit-house/#comments Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:25:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169142 Man from Mirny village in Belarus decided to build an “eco-house” with his own hands. The results looks like very much like a hobbit house. The house has round windows and is made out of dirt and clay mixed with … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/man-from-belarus-made-a-hobbit-house/feed/ 2 Only in Russia photos, part 16 http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/18/only-in-russia-photos-part-16/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/18/only-in-russia-photos-part-16/#comments Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:55:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169136 Here is another selection of “Only in Russia” photos series. When cameraman is late to work.. Russian key chain Siberia-Turkey airline passenger. It was election day last Sunday.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/18/only-in-russia-photos-part-16/feed/ 1 How to Impress a Russian Girl http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/16/how-to-impress-a-russian-girl/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/16/how-to-impress-a-russian-girl/#comments Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:55:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169123 russian_village_10How to Impress a Russian Girl Every man has to know that it is possible to please and impress a Russian girl only when he gives her exactly what she wants. In order a surprise will be pleasant, a man … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/16/how-to-impress-a-russian-girl/feed/ 1 Photos of Soviet Counter Culture Youth http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/169118/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/169118/#comments Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:08:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169118 In late USSR there were youngsters who wanted to look different, even it was formally banned to differ from others. You could be easily getting a compulsory haircut in school if your hair was too long and you was a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/169118/feed/ 4 Weird Russian Wedding Photoshops http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/weird-russian-wedding-photoshops/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/weird-russian-wedding-photoshops/#comments Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:54:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169062 Another selection of Russian people getting creative with their wedding photos using PhotoShop. Some photos are purely hilarious.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/weird-russian-wedding-photoshops/feed/ 0 Only in Russia photos part 15 http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/only-in-russia-photos-part-15/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/only-in-russia-photos-part-15/#comments Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:33:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169060 A new collection of “Only in Russia” style photos. Enjoy! This is fine. Growing new leaders of Communism. Another fine art from children playgrounds. This fox is probably was a real animal before. Very important sign. Here, your car is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/11/only-in-russia-photos-part-15/feed/ 0 Only in Russia Photos Part 14 http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/04/only-in-russia-photos-part-14/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/04/only-in-russia-photos-part-14/#comments Mon, 04 Sep 2017 19:25:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169056 Here is another selection of photos with situations and things that possible only in Russia. Of course not only in Russia things happen, but we still sort of proud about the density of the events and proudly post it all … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/04/only-in-russia-photos-part-14/feed/ 4 Color Photos of Soviet Airborne Trooper Forces http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/color-photos-of-soviet-airborne-trooper-forces/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/color-photos-of-soviet-airborne-trooper-forces/#comments Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:44:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169050 “Nobody but us” was there motto. A color photo collection of Soviet paratroopers, the cutting edge forces of Russian army. Only the fittest were conscripted into those forces. Warsaw Pact soldiers.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/color-photos-of-soviet-airborne-trooper-forces/feed/ 0 Private Photos of Soviet Officers Fighting a War in Angola http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/soviet-officers-fighting-war-in-angola/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/soviet-officers-fighting-war-in-angola/#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:12:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169032 It’s no wonder the Soviet state was helping some sides in the Angola war. Here are some photos of Russian veterans from their private albums. Rarely seen private photos of Soviet pilots, tank commanders and other officers who fought on … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/soviet-officers-fighting-war-in-angola/feed/ 1 Only in Russia photos, part 12 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/only-in-russia-photos-part-12/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/only-in-russia-photos-part-12/#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:47:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169030 Another selection of photos that can be called “Only in Russia”. Like, where else you can see an ancient Russian castle, Russian orthodox church and.. elephants eating grass on the roadside? More inside. VIP customers get carpeted parkings in this … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/only-in-russia-photos-part-12/feed/ 2 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 First Russian Color Photos by Pyotr Vedenisov http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/first-russian-color-photos-by-pyotr-vedenisov/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/first-russian-color-photos-by-pyotr-vedenisov/#comments Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:57:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168937 Only a few photographers were taking color photos of pre-Communist Russia. Pyotr Vedenisov was one of them. He used autochrome technology for taking these photos. Around 150 such photos survive since that time, showing the period of 1909-1914 Russia. Here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/first-russian-color-photos-by-pyotr-vedenisov/feed/ 0 Only in Russia, part 11 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/only-in-russia-part-11/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/only-in-russia-part-11/#comments Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:22:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168935 “This is possible only in Russia” style photos, new collection of those. “Puzzled fox”  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/only-in-russia-part-11/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 Russian Photos as Covers for Famous Movies http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/23/russian-photos-as-covers-for-famous-movies/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/23/russian-photos-as-covers-for-famous-movies/#comments Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:04:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168931 A few cases if  photos from Russia could be used as alternative DVD covers for famous Western movies, starting with Dmitri Medvedev could be a Disco Dancer 1982 Indian movie. Locks picks and two smocking barrels. Lord of the Rings. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/23/russian-photos-as-covers-for-famous-movies/feed/ 1 Only in Russia, Part 10 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/only-in-russia-part-10/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/only-in-russia-part-10/#comments Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:18:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168926 Another collection of very Russian photos. Russian post office selling alcohol. “Family offer”. “Temporary sign”. Here, secure now. How did even got there? “Meat cheap as veggies”. Lening and Trotsky. Ran free. “Swimming (here) is dangerous for your life”. Indeed. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/only-in-russia-part-10/feed/ 1 Awesome Collection of Russian Vintage Photos Colorized http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/awesome-collection-of-russian-vintage-photos-colorized/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/awesome-collection-of-russian-vintage-photos-colorized/#comments Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:44:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168924 Awesome collection of the old Russia photos colorized, starting with this Russian Emperor Family. Great countess Maria Vladimirovna. Ksenia Romanova, the Tsars sister, daughter of Alexander III. Romanov royal sisters work in a military hospital during World War I. Tsar … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/awesome-collection-of-russian-vintage-photos-colorized/feed/ 5 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 Last Tsar Nicholas II Fooling Around http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/20/russian-last-tsar-nicholas-ii-fooling-around/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/20/russian-last-tsar-nicholas-ii-fooling-around/#comments Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:57:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168920 These photos were made in 1899 in Darmstadt, Germany. Here you can see last Russian emperor Tsar Nicholas II is fooling around together with his wife and friends – Danish princess, Duchess of Darmstadt and prince of Greece Nicholas. Nothing human wasn’t … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/20/russian-last-tsar-nicholas-ii-fooling-around/feed/ 1 Soviet Collective Farm Owner Builds Socialism in one Local Town http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/soviet-collective-farm-owner-builds-socialism-in-one-local-town/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/soviet-collective-farm-owner-builds-socialism-in-one-local-town/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:34:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168914 Most of the Soviet collective farms were turned into private farms and then sold by parts or stay abandoned now. This farm is different. It was turned into a corporation as well but it wasn’t neglected. It became a leading … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/soviet-collective-farm-owner-builds-socialism-in-one-local-town/feed/ 5 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 Soviet Youth by Life Magazine http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-youth-by-life-magazine/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-youth-by-life-magazine/#comments Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:10:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168899 American photographer Bill Eppridge of Life magazine went to Soviet Union in 1963 to make photos about Russian life. Here are some photos he brought back from the Soviet country. Showing pretty much well atmosphere of that time.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-youth-by-life-magazine/feed/ 3 Kiev Retired Man Turns His Hallway into a 19th Century Palace http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/kiev-retired-man-turns-his-hallway-into-a-palace/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/kiev-retired-man-turns-his-hallway-into-a-palace/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:57:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168895 Vladimir Chaika turned a hallway of his apartment building – a building where he got an apartment – into a 19th century palace. What you see here is a work in a progress – not finished yet. However the man … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/kiev-retired-man-turns-his-hallway-into-a-palace/feed/ 4 Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/ladies-of-death-portraits-of-russian-women-snipers-from-world-war-ii-killed-hundreds-nazis-colorized/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/ladies-of-death-portraits-of-russian-women-snipers-from-world-war-ii-killed-hundreds-nazis-colorized/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:25:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168891 Take a look at their eyes. In June 1941 Nazi Germany attacked USSR in order to conquer and enslave its people. Soviet army enlisted over 2,000 women snipers. Now Russian artist Olga Sh finds their photos and turn them into … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/ladies-of-death-portraits-of-russian-women-snipers-from-world-war-ii-killed-hundreds-nazis-colorized/feed/ 2 Kindergarten in USSR, 1960 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/kindergarten-in-ussr-1960/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/kindergarten-in-ussr-1960/#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:59:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168877 In 1960 American Life magazine photographers spent a few days in a Russian kindergarten – preschool facility where kids were going up to the age of seven. Here are their photographs.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/kindergarten-in-ussr-1960/feed/ 0 Women Serving in Russian Law Enforcement http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/women-serving-in-russian-law-enforcement/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/women-serving-in-russian-law-enforcement/#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:40:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168873 Photographs of Russian women that serve in police and other law enforcement which Russia has plenty.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/women-serving-in-russian-law-enforcement/feed/ 0 Fifteen Great Russian Artworks You Won’t Find in Any Schoolbooks http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/fifteen-great-russian-artworks-you-wont-find-in-any-schoolbooks/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/fifteen-great-russian-artworks-you-wont-find-in-any-schoolbooks/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:34:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168760 Soviet and then Russian schoolbooks are pretty much avoiding these artworks. All of them are connected by one topic – heavy drunkenness, bullying, family violence, but mostly of course, drunkenness. Despite how famous the artist was, how good the artworks themselves … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/fifteen-great-russian-artworks-you-wont-find-in-any-schoolbooks/feed/ 1 Most Crazy Things Russian People Do with Their Balconies http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/wonder-world-of-russian-balconies/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/wonder-world-of-russian-balconies/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:44:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168754 Horses, old cars, Spiderman and many more – this is what you can expect from Russian people storing at their apartment balconies. This collection has it all. Turn your balcony into a bus? Easy. Make your balcony permanent Spiderman movie … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/wonder-world-of-russian-balconies/feed/ 2 Only in Russia photos part 9 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/only-in-russia-photos-part-9/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/only-in-russia-photos-part-9/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:42:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168748 A new “Only in Russia” collection. Unfortunate ad placements, arrested kittens, why you shouldn’t suck on air force pilot hose, and much more in this edition. Sleeping on the backseat isn’t that cool as sleeping in the baggage section. They … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/only-in-russia-photos-part-9/feed/ 0 Russian Zhigulevsky Beer Warehouses Across All Russian Empire http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/russian-zhigulevsky-beer-warehouses-across-all-russian-empire/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/russian-zhigulevsky-beer-warehouses-across-all-russian-empire/#comments Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:41:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168741 Russian Zhigulevsky Beer started its history in Russian empire and was probably most famous and popular Soviet beer. However even before USSR this was already a beverage giant – had its warehouses in almost every larger Russian Empire city or … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/russian-zhigulevsky-beer-warehouses-across-all-russian-empire/feed/ 0 Life of Tsar Nicholas II While in Exile in Siberia http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/life-of-tsar-nicholas-ii-while-in-exile-in-siberia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/life-of-tsar-nicholas-ii-while-in-exile-in-siberia/#comments Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:49:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168737 This is a story of how last Russian Tsar Nicholas II spent his time while in exile, shortly before he was murdered. After bloodshed in July 1917 in St. Petersburg, temporary government of Russia in Petrograd decided to send Tsar … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/life-of-tsar-nicholas-ii-while-in-exile-in-siberia/feed/ 3 Only in Russia part 9 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/only-in-russia-4/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/only-in-russia-4/#comments Sun, 06 Aug 2017 17:33:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168733 Just another collection of photos that “could be only Made in Russia”. Car inside a car? Easy. Everything for a good photo. Graffiti. Very innovative Hey Neptune, I’ll call you back, my family is suspecting something.. Nice costume can be … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/only-in-russia-4/feed/ 0 Russian Legislator’s Hard Life http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/russian-legislators-hard-life/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/russian-legislators-hard-life/#comments Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:48:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168729 Here are scenes of life of Russian busy people – legislators from Russian parliament, Duma. Just take look how busy and serious those respectable people are. Selfie in the middle of the session is a must for them. Not even … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/russian-legislators-hard-life/feed/ 5 Some Photos of Russia in 1990s http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/some-photos-of-russia-in-1990s/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/some-photos-of-russia-in-1990s/#comments Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:24:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168727 Just to remember (or discover) how Russia lived in 1990s. No comments just a few photos.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/some-photos-of-russia-in-1990s/feed/ 1 Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/day-of-airborne-special-forces-in-moscow-yesterday/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/day-of-airborne-special-forces-in-moscow-yesterday/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:10:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168714 August second is a Airborne Storm Troopers day in Russia. Special forces veterans flock into Russian cities dress into their iconic striped shirts and blue berets and have fun. Here is how it was yesterday in Moscow, as on photos … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/day-of-airborne-special-forces-in-moscow-yesterday/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 Weird Fashion of Moscow Subway 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/weird-fashion-of-moscow-subway-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/weird-fashion-of-moscow-subway-2017/#comments Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:28:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168698 Moscow subway is a such wonderful place, which not only helps to reach their destination, but also can grant you mass of interesting new emotions. Here is a 2017 Moscow subway trends being listed. 1. Big trend of 2017 is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/weird-fashion-of-moscow-subway-2017/feed/ 2 Man Was Making Moonshine for Sale Deep in Woods in Belarus http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/man-was-making-moonshine-for-sale-deep-in-woods-in-belarus/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/man-was-making-moonshine-for-sale-deep-in-woods-in-belarus/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:20:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168690 When police arrived they found out that the man had a truck parked deep in woods. In the back of that truck he had a whole vodka production factory going on at fool scale with over 300 liters of ready … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/man-was-making-moonshine-for-sale-deep-in-woods-in-belarus/feed/ 2 Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/faces-of-soviet-people-in-leningrad-by-sergei-podgorkov/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/faces-of-soviet-people-in-leningrad-by-sergei-podgorkov/#comments Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:00:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168679 Those are photographs by Soviet photograph Sergei Podgorkov. Mostly people and their faces, but also scenes from Soviet life in Leningrad, now St.Petersburg. From 1970s to 1990. Rzhevka, Leningrad. KAMAZ truck stuck in dirt, tractor came to rescue.   November … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/faces-of-soviet-people-in-leningrad-by-sergei-podgorkov/feed/ 2 How people were spending their summer vacations in USSR http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/28/how-people-were-spending-their-summer-vacations-in-ussr/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/28/how-people-were-spending-their-summer-vacations-in-ussr/#comments Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:12:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168665 This selection of vintage colored photos can give you idea what a summer vacation for a Soviet person could look like. “Citizens of USSR have a right for a vacation” says the slogan on top of the gate. via]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/28/how-people-were-spending-their-summer-vacations-in-ussr/feed/ 4 Ghost cities of Russia: Halmer-U Town That President Putin Dropped a Bomb At http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/ghost-cities-of-russia-halmer-u-town-that-president-putin-dropped-a-bomb-at/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/ghost-cities-of-russia-halmer-u-town-that-president-putin-dropped-a-bomb-at/#comments Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:55:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168655 933135174If someone tells you Vladimir Putin was bombing Russian cities, don’t rush to call him crazy. It’s partly true. Probably not a city, more like a town, and not inhabited by people but 10,000 of the inhabitants evicted a few … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/ghost-cities-of-russia-halmer-u-town-that-president-putin-dropped-a-bomb-at/feed/ 2 USSR Retro Beach Photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/ussr-retro-beach-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/ussr-retro-beach-photos/#comments Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:51:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168648 A nice collection of Soviet beach photos, different photographers – foreign and Russian. And first one is from Sochi, 1956. This is Sochi “Caucasus Rivera” hotel beach. Sochi, “Primorskaya” promenade. This is also Sochi a few photos more, author of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/ussr-retro-beach-photos/feed/ 2 17 Examples of Russian Girls in Instagram and in Real Life http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/25/17-examples-of-russian-girls-in-instagram-and-in-real-life/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/25/17-examples-of-russian-girls-in-instagram-and-in-real-life/#comments Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:00:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168646 This is a selection of Russian girls and their photos in Instagram and then same young lady but with her photo taken in real life. No make up, no staged photos, just from everyday life. Probably those girls are not … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/25/17-examples-of-russian-girls-in-instagram-and-in-real-life/feed/ 7 Adventures of Nicholas Cage in Kazakhstan http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/25/adventures-of-nicholas-cage-in-kazakhstan/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/25/adventures-of-nicholas-cage-in-kazakhstan/#comments Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:16:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168643 1500934144197455664Russian-speaking social media is being rocked these couple of days by this powerful photo of Nicholas Cage wearing some Kazakhstan national dress but staying far away in his thoughts and mind. Hundreds of photoshopped images instantly popped out and here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/25/adventures-of-nicholas-cage-in-kazakhstan/feed/ 2 Russian Rapunzel from Siberia http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/russian-rapunzel-from-siberia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/russian-rapunzel-from-siberia/#comments Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:44:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168639 Darya is a girl from Siberia. She was a regular girl until she started growing her very long hair. Now she is been called “Russian Rapunzel”. Why did she do this and how exactly long her hair is? Well here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/russian-rapunzel-from-siberia/feed/ 1 Only in Russia, part 7 http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/only-in-russia-7/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/only-in-russia-7/#comments Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:33:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168636 Starting this Monday with a new “Only in Russia” collection. And first one is this guy who decided to take a nap on the fifth floor and to be sure he is safe he tied himself with a rope. Singing … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/only-in-russia-7/feed/ 5 5 Cases of Youngest Russian Girls Giving Birth at Very Early Age http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/5-cases-of-youngest-russian-girls-giving-birth-at-very-early-age/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/5-cases-of-youngest-russian-girls-giving-birth-at-very-early-age/#comments Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:27:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168627 This is a story of most famous Russian teenage mothers who gave birth to kids way earlier than society expected them to do so. Grandmother at 29 years old, mother at twelve years old etc etc. Would you be able to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/5-cases-of-youngest-russian-girls-giving-birth-at-very-early-age/feed/ 5 Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/soviet-riga-in-1970s-1980s/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/soviet-riga-in-1970s-1980s/#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:33:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168618 Riga is a capital of Latvia now, but for around 45 years it was a part of USSR. This is how life looked there during the Soviet reign. Sculptures in Dom’s catherdral. Traditional dance groups performing at Riga day of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/soviet-riga-in-1970s-1980s/feed/ 0 Russian Collection http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/20/russian-collection/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/20/russian-collection/#comments Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:35:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168614 “Hi everybody :)” says this man to everyone coming see this Russian collection – photos from Russia that even don’t need captions. A migrant wearing “Russia” t-shirt spelt with a mistake Wedding “Police” “Blyat” “Edinaya Rossia” is a Russian largest … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/20/russian-collection/feed/ 1 Tallest Man in the World Was Almost Three Meter Tall and lived in Russian Empire http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/20/tallest-man-in-the-world-was-almost-three-meter-tall-and-lived-in-russian-empire/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/20/tallest-man-in-the-world-was-almost-three-meter-tall-and-lived-in-russian-empire/#comments Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:24:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168612 Fyodor Makhnov was world known. The reason for this is because he was the tallest man in the world. With his weight around 182 kg (around 400 lbs), his stature was 285 cm  (9’4″)! And a twelve-year old kid could … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/20/tallest-man-in-the-world-was-almost-three-meter-tall-and-lived-in-russian-empire/feed/ 0 Very Russian Crop Circle http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/very-russian-crop-circle/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/very-russian-crop-circle/#comments Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:57:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168610 Twenty-seven year old teacher Ilya from Stavropol found a crop circle in Rostov region yesterday. He found it because his GPS got him lost in the small roads and he found himself in middle of a field. Ilya went outside … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/very-russian-crop-circle/feed/ 1 Shine and Horror of Russia at the Turn of the Ages: 1990s http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/shine-and-horror-of-russia-at-the-turn-of-the-ages-1990s/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/shine-and-horror-of-russia-at-the-turn-of-the-ages-1990s/#comments Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:52:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168568 These are photos that were taken at the turn of the ages in Russia. Early 1990s – when the old Communistic way of life suddenly ended and people found themselves in the new reality. Some could adapt, some couldn’t, some hate those … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/shine-and-horror-of-russia-at-the-turn-of-the-ages-1990s/feed/ 2 Overweight Russian Girl Lost 60 Pounds and Became Armani Model http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/overweight-russian-girl-lost-60-pounds-and-became-armani-model/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/overweight-russian-girl-lost-60-pounds-and-became-armani-model/#comments Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:47:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168566 This Russian girl was called fat in school. Her weight was around 90 kg (200 lbs), but at one moment there was an event that changed her life, she lost over 30 kg weight and became an Armani and other … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/overweight-russian-girl-lost-60-pounds-and-became-armani-model/feed/ 0 A Journey to Russian Arctics on a Car: No Roads, Polar Bears, Atomic Icebreakers and more http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/a-journey-to-russian-arctics-on-the-car-to-see-no-roads-polar-bears-atomic-icebreakers-and-more/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/a-journey-to-russian-arctics-on-the-car-to-see-no-roads-polar-bears-atomic-icebreakers-and-more/#comments Fri, 14 Jul 2017 21:53:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168562 North of Russia is a wild place. No roads, you can’t travel on the car just planes or helicopters. But in winter things change – there an opportunity appears to go on the “winter roads” – roads made of hard … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/a-journey-to-russian-arctics-on-the-car-to-see-no-roads-polar-bears-atomic-icebreakers-and-more/feed/ 2 Color Photos of Moscow in 1930s by Brenson DeCou http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/12/color-photos-of-moscow-in-1930s-by-brenson-decou/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/12/color-photos-of-moscow-in-1930s-by-brenson-decou/#comments Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:19:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168550 In 1931 American photographer and traveller Branson DeCou has visited Soviet capital for the first time. Here are his photos, starting with a Blagovest church inside of Moscow Kremlin. Young girls rest after the street sweeping work. MOSTORG biggest shop … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/12/color-photos-of-moscow-in-1930s-by-brenson-decou/feed/ 1 Meanwhile in Russia: Cow Chip Throwing Contest http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/meanwhile-in-russia-cow-chip-throwing-contest/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/meanwhile-in-russia-cow-chip-throwing-contest/#comments Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:14:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168538 This year a new record was set at annual cow chip throwing contest in Perm region, Russia. The best result was to throw the piece of cow dung at the distance of 52 meters (160ft). It’s six meter farther than … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/meanwhile-in-russia-cow-chip-throwing-contest/feed/ 0 Rich kids of Russia photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/rich-kids-of-russia-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/rich-kids-of-russia-photos/#comments Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:22:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168532 Rich Russian kids are a trend in Russia now. They grew up in rich families, never seen USSR or poor life and now post it all into their Instagram accounts with special hashtags like #richrussiankids etc. And here is some … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/rich-kids-of-russia-photos/feed/ 4 Only in Russia part 5 http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/only-in-russia-part-5/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/only-in-russia-part-5/#comments Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:36:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168522 Another collection of “Only in Russia” photos. Some are funny, some are dark humour, some are pure craziness. Street seller was selling watermelons and has put his kids inside the storage cage so that they didn’t mess around. Another way … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/only-in-russia-part-5/feed/ 4 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 KAMAZ Dentist Trucks to Reach for Faraway Villages http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/russian-kamaz-dentist-trucks-to-reach-for-faraway-villages/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/russian-kamaz-dentist-trucks-to-reach-for-faraway-villages/#comments Sun, 09 Jul 2017 11:25:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168512 There are many villages in Russia that are far away from reach of professional dentist care. For this cases there are special mobile dentist offices exist in Russia, like this one based on KAMAZ truck. The truck has all necessary … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/russian-kamaz-dentist-trucks-to-reach-for-faraway-villages/feed/ 2 Back to the USSR http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/06/back-to-the-ussr/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/06/back-to-the-ussr/#comments Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:50:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168495 A selection of photos from the country that doesn’t exist any more. One Soviet ruble could buy you: 1 full lunch in a cafeteria 100 km hitchhiking ride 33 glasses of soda 50 calls from payphone 100 boxes of matches … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/06/back-to-the-ussr/feed/ 11 Russian Woman With Longest Legs in the World http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/04/russian-woman-with-longest-legs-in-the-world/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/04/russian-woman-with-longest-legs-in-the-world/#comments Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:13:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168493 Russian woman Ekaterina claims to have the longest legs in the world. In fact, she already has filed her Guiness Record Book application to certify that her legs are the longest. The woman’s legs are 133 cm long (almost 54 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/04/russian-woman-with-longest-legs-in-the-world/feed/ 3 What is Russia? 1. Balalaika http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/04/what-is-russia-1-balalaika/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/04/what-is-russia-1-balalaika/#comments Tue, 04 Jul 2017 12:59:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168490 c61da2127531c9650d329171553f77e3Series of videos about Russia, first video is called “Balalaika”. Here is the video:]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/04/what-is-russia-1-balalaika/feed/ 1 Only in Russia photos Part 5 http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/03/only-in-russia-5/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/03/only-in-russia-5/#comments Mon, 03 Jul 2017 08:31:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168476 Another part of “only in Russia” photos. Humorous, sometimes absurd and other type of entertaining photos wait for you ahead. Everyday life in Russia as it is. “Pre-owned” When you leave your gun unattended in the army this is what … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/03/only-in-russia-5/feed/ 3 Russian Tourists Tried to Steal Toilet Paper Garden Plants and Baileys Liquor from Turkish Hotel http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/29/russian-tourists-tried-to-steal-toilet-paper-garden-plants-and-baileys-liquor-from-turkish-hotel/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/29/russian-tourists-tried-to-steal-toilet-paper-garden-plants-and-baileys-liquor-from-turkish-hotel/#comments Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:53:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168447 turisti_turciya_01Turkish hotel in Alanya province was tracking down a couple from Russia during their whole stay. They suspected the couple is doing something more than just spending their vacation. When they wanted to check out their bags contained: 14 rolls … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/29/russian-tourists-tried-to-steal-toilet-paper-garden-plants-and-baileys-liquor-from-turkish-hotel/feed/ 6 Only in Russia photos Part 4 http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/28/only-in-russia-photos-part-4-6/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/28/only-in-russia-photos-part-4-6/#comments Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:26:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168445 Sometimes looking at life in Russia you can think this is possible only here. Here is another collection of such moments. Russian people having fun and just strange everyday moments. Skiing is very important in Russia. Shower tube and toilet … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/28/only-in-russia-photos-part-4-6/feed/ 3 Dogs Painted Different Colors on Russian Streets http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/27/dogs-painted-different-colors-on-russian-streets/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/27/dogs-painted-different-colors-on-russian-streets/#comments Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:21:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168439 rozoviy_samoed_03  Some Russian Southern cities got a strange phenomena these days – rose and blue color dogs on their streets. The reason for this came out to be simple – those were dogs used before by street photographers.     … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/27/dogs-painted-different-colors-on-russian-streets/feed/ 0 Indoor Marijuana Growers in Samara, Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/21/indoor-marijuana-growers-in-samara-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/21/indoor-marijuana-growers-in-samara-russia/#comments Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:30:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168423 Two men were growing marijuana in a room they were renting in a bigger apartment. They made a ventilation and irrigation systems in the room but looks like their roommates called the police. Fifty four plants were seized. As well … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/21/indoor-marijuana-growers-in-samara-russia/feed/ 0 Life of Russian Students in Pictures http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/20/life-of-russian-students-in-pictures/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/20/life-of-russian-students-in-pictures/#comments Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:19:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168419 Since the study year is ending now, students return home for the summer break here are some photos from their every day life throughout the year. Naughty and playful, serious and same time very adventurous Russian students know how to have fun, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/20/life-of-russian-students-in-pictures/feed/ 0 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 Only in Russia Photos, Part 4 http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/18/only-in-russia-photos-part-4-5/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/18/only-in-russia-photos-part-4-5/#comments Sun, 18 Jun 2017 15:16:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168408 Another collection of photos you an make only in Russia (probably), meet part four of those photos Whole building as a termometer. There is a Russian tradition to heal small wounds with a plantago plant. Somebody took it to the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/18/only-in-russia-photos-part-4-5/feed/ 1 Russian Man Makes a Lawnmower From a Baby Carriage and an Angle Grinder http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/13/russian-man-makes-a-lawnmower-from-a-baby-carriage-and-an-angle-grinder/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/13/russian-man-makes-a-lawnmower-from-a-baby-carriage-and-an-angle-grinder/#comments Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:19:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168397 He had an old baby stroller and an angle grinder tool. Just a few minutes and a self made lawnmower appears. Also a video inside. He made a piece of wood, make a few holes and used some cable ties … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/13/russian-man-makes-a-lawnmower-from-a-baby-carriage-and-an-angle-grinder/feed/ 1 Echoes of History: Five Remains of the Most Horrid Stalins Gulag Camp System http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/13/echoes-of-history-five-remains-of-most-cruel-stalins-gulag-system/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/13/echoes-of-history-five-remains-of-most-cruel-stalins-gulag-system/#comments Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:07:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168391 GULAG was a most massive Soviet system of imprisonment. In the period 1930-1956 over 10 million people (some say 30 million) were jailed and sent to GULAG. After the Stalin’s death the GULAG camps started to be closed down gradually. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/13/echoes-of-history-five-remains-of-most-cruel-stalins-gulag-system/feed/ 1 Russian Man Puts Wooden Wheels on His Car [video] http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/13/russian-man-puts-wooden-wheels-on-his-car-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/13/russian-man-puts-wooden-wheels-on-his-car-video/#comments Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:33:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168388 0894cf1926f813a2c78ff761ef99b311  Russian man puts wooden wheels on his old Moksvitch car to see how it would feel. He says: “someone buy iphone, someone buy fashion clothes, but we spend our dough in some more funny ways”. They got this Moskvitch … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/13/russian-man-puts-wooden-wheels-on-his-car-video/feed/ 0 Rare Photos of Homeless Street kids in Russia in 1920s-1930s http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/12/rare-photos-of-homeless-street-kids-in-russia-in-1920s-1930s/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/12/rare-photos-of-homeless-street-kids-in-russia-in-1920s-1930s/#comments Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:18:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168386 After the October Revolution and Russian Empire collapse there was a serious problem of street kids in Soviet Russia. It was estimated that there was as much as six million homeless kids in 1921 whose parents were killed, died from … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/12/rare-photos-of-homeless-street-kids-in-russia-in-1920s-1930s/feed/ 4 In Dagestan 60-Year Old Woman Killed 80 Snakes [photos/videos] http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/12/in-dagestan-60-year-old-woman-killed-80-snakes-photosvideos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/12/in-dagestan-60-year-old-woman-killed-80-snakes-photosvideos/#comments Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:15:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168378 78548e6de624d86b4697fc8269bc1175Sixty year old Sagib Islammagomedova was doing her garden when she spotted a snake nest. Woman has killed eighty reptiles in total. She just took a shovel and started chopping them into pieces. Some of the snakes managed to run … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/12/in-dagestan-60-year-old-woman-killed-80-snakes-photosvideos/feed/ 1 12 Forbidden Items Being Smuggled into Russian Prisons http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/12/12-forbidden-items-being-smuggled-into-russian-prisons/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/12/12-forbidden-items-being-smuggled-into-russian-prisons/#comments Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:20:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168376 Russian prison department published some of  their finds of illegally smuggled goods.  Here is the list of twelve examples of forbidden things that have been tried to be smuggled inside different Russian prisons. Starting with this bath towel with heroin sewn … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/12/12-forbidden-items-being-smuggled-into-russian-prisons/feed/ 0 Two Huskies Assaulted Deer Sledge [video] http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/31/two-huskies-assaulted-deer-sledge-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/31/two-huskies-assaulted-deer-sledge-video/#comments Wed, 31 May 2017 12:06:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168300 8ff7f6fda8556c93453f45dd66e107c6  This video can go as “meanwhile in Russia” video: May 26th, 2017, inside a town – look how many snow still there, a deer sledge parked in the middle of residential district and a woman walking around with two … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/31/two-huskies-assaulted-deer-sledge-video/feed/ 2 14 Examples of Curious Russian Self-Made Illegal Weapons http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/28/14-examples-of-curious-russian-self-made-illegal-weapons/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/28/14-examples-of-curious-russian-self-made-illegal-weapons/#comments Sun, 28 May 2017 17:33:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168279 All these guns were  seized from people across Russia during last few years. So those are pretty new finds, never seen before and they are pretty varied at styles and look. 1. Self-made gun seized from a local drunk. Police visited his … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/28/14-examples-of-curious-russian-self-made-illegal-weapons/feed/ 1 Russian boy in Kazakhstan is the only high school graduate in his school http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/russian-boy-in-kazakhstan-is-the-only-high-school-graduate-in-his-school/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/russian-boy-in-kazakhstan-is-the-only-high-school-graduate-in-his-school/#comments Fri, 26 May 2017 21:06:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168267 Alexei is the only student in the 11th – last year of the high school in Kazakstan village region Turgen.  This village is so low populated those days that despite there is a pretty modern school around there are no … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/russian-boy-in-kazakhstan-is-the-only-high-school-graduate-in-his-school/feed/ 0 Everyone Was Ignoring Freezing Piece of Wool Outside on a Snowy Street And Only One Man Stopped.. http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/everyone-was-ignoring-freezing-piece-of-wool-outside-on-a-snowy-street/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/everyone-was-ignoring-freezing-piece-of-wool-outside-on-a-snowy-street/#comments Fri, 26 May 2017 13:45:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168260 One evening Slava, Russian man, was getting back home thru the cold city streets. Suddenly he spotted a little ball of wool on the sidewalk. It wasn’t moving and it wasn’t clear what it was at all. Slava still decided to stop … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/everyone-was-ignoring-freezing-piece-of-wool-outside-on-a-snowy-street/feed/ 6 Self Made Tracked Vehicle GV3 http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/self-made-tracked-vehicle-gv3/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/self-made-tracked-vehicle-gv3/#comments Fri, 26 May 2017 13:23:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168257 Russian all-terrain tracked GV3 vehicle – mix of Russian UAZ SUV and a tank. A fruit of the work of just one man and half and a year time worth of work.   Most parts of this vehicle were made … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/self-made-tracked-vehicle-gv3/feed/ 0 A Huge Mine Washed Ashore in St.Petersburg http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/25/a-huge-mine-washed-ashore-in-st-petersburg/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/25/a-huge-mine-washed-ashore-in-st-petersburg/#comments Thu, 25 May 2017 14:22:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168244 piter_mina_03  Construction workers found a huge World War 2 mine on the sea shore on the Vasilivsky Island in St.Petersburg, Russia today.   This is an old Soviet Navy mine. They have been extensively used during World War 2. First mines … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/25/a-huge-mine-washed-ashore-in-st-petersburg/feed/ 0 Ways Russian People Heat Their Water Warm http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/25/ways-russian-people-heat-their-water-warm/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/25/ways-russian-people-heat-their-water-warm/#comments Thu, 25 May 2017 09:48:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168232 goriyachaya_voda_01There is a time in the year when many Russian houses loose their hot water. This time of the year is usually the beginning of the Summer. Why is this so? It traces back to Soviet planned economics. Mostly all … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/25/ways-russian-people-heat-their-water-warm/feed/ 1 High Profits and High Risks: One Day from Life of a Black Caviar Poacher Vasilii http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/23/one-day-of-a-life-of-a-black-caviar-poacher-vasilii/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/23/one-day-of-a-life-of-a-black-caviar-poacher-vasilii/#comments Tue, 23 May 2017 10:23:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168202 558562_1404799936This is a one day of sturgeon poacher Vasilii. High risks but also high profits this is what his life is about and we are going to see it now.   Vasilii earns his living hunting sturgeon like many men … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/23/one-day-of-a-life-of-a-black-caviar-poacher-vasilii/feed/ 2 Legendary Soviet ARTEK Summer Camp: Place Where Every Soviet Kid Just Wanted to Go http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/19/legendary-soviet-artek-summer-camp-place-where-every-soviet-kid-just-wanted-to-go/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/19/legendary-soviet-artek-summer-camp-place-where-every-soviet-kid-just-wanted-to-go/#comments Fri, 19 May 2017 16:25:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168196 a90ecde9ef9e647c186ba0490cdb5903Artek was a summer camp spending time where every Soviet kid dreamt of. Seriously. What was so attractive about this place? Let’s see. First of all the location. It was located in Southern coast of Crimea – probably on of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/19/legendary-soviet-artek-summer-camp-place-where-every-soviet-kid-just-wanted-to-go/feed/ 7 Man Builds Bicycle Powered Mobile Home, Travels Across Siberia http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/19/man-builds-bicycle-powered-mobile-home-travels-across-siberia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/19/man-builds-bicycle-powered-mobile-home-travels-across-siberia/#comments Fri, 19 May 2017 08:55:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168183 1495120487182595521This Russian man has built a bicycle powered mobile home. The whole structure weights around 400 kg (900lbs).   Inside he has a bedroom and a   ..kitchen. Also see the heat radiator he uses to warm the thing up. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/19/man-builds-bicycle-powered-mobile-home-travels-across-siberia/feed/ 6 Regular Russian Girls Who Then Became World Known Fashion Models Part 1 http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/15/russian-girls-who-became-world-known-fashion-models-part-1/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/15/russian-girls-who-became-world-known-fashion-models-part-1/#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 09:20:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168132 9334479Many foreigners say Russia got most beautiful women. True it or not, is not clear, however fashion model business have some of Russian born models known worldwide now. Let’s take a look at a few such  legends. Number one is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/15/russian-girls-who-became-world-known-fashion-models-part-1/feed/ 1 Story of a Traditional Soviet Fur Hat http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/14/story-of-a-traditional-soviet-fur-hat/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/14/story-of-a-traditional-soviet-fur-hat/#comments Sun, 14 May 2017 19:40:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168127 3690228_originalUSSR people were famous for their fur hats. In fact if a fur hat comes to mind it’s often associated with a Russian. What were the main types of Soviet fur hats and why people wore them? Here is an … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/14/story-of-a-traditional-soviet-fur-hat/feed/ 0 If Foreign Movies Were Filmed in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/09/if-foreign-movies-were-filmed-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/09/if-foreign-movies-were-filmed-in-russia/#comments Tue, 09 May 2017 19:47:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168112 Here are a few examples how famous movies might looked like if they were filmed in Russia. Starting with Harry Potter and then you name it! Hope you liked those, even that this last one is from Ukraine.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/09/if-foreign-movies-were-filmed-in-russia/feed/ 1 Russian Football Fan Ladies 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/08/russian-football-fan-ladies-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/08/russian-football-fan-ladies-2017/#comments Mon, 08 May 2017 11:25:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168101 Not only men watch football (soccer) in Russia but ladies too. A whole “army” of female soccer fans exist in Russia – they all enjoy watching the games, visiting the stadiums and express their fanship thru clothing items. Here is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/08/russian-football-fan-ladies-2017/feed/ 2 Some photos from Russian village http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/04/some-photos-from-russian-village/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/04/some-photos-from-russian-village/#comments Thu, 04 May 2017 10:32:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168095 If you can’t drive a tractor or milk a cow you are nobody here. Take a look at a Russian countryside – best way to spend time in summer far from a city rush. “Road patrol” “Afraid of Kuzmich” “Closed … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/04/some-photos-from-russian-village/feed/ 1 Small Abandoned Town Was Rebuilt into Colorful Arctic Town Yansk in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/03/small-abandoned-town-was-rebuilt-into-colorful-arctic-town-yansk-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/03/small-abandoned-town-was-rebuilt-into-colorful-arctic-town-yansk-in-russia/#comments Wed, 03 May 2017 19:47:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168088 2903631_originalThis town has just 300 people living in it. It could look like many other small abandoned Soviet towns in the Arctic but it isn’t. Instead it was rebuilt and looks pretty nice. Pretty much a model of what they all had … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/03/small-abandoned-town-was-rebuilt-into-colorful-arctic-town-yansk-in-russia/feed/ 2 Only in Russia Photos Part 4 http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/02/only-in-russia-photos-part-4-4/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/02/only-in-russia-photos-part-4-4/#comments Tue, 02 May 2017 12:27:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168074 Another collection of “Only in Russia” photos. Enjoy! New Russian fashion. This was a freshly laid just one year ago on the railway station. One year later this is a result. Just a kids playground in Yakutsk, Russia this April. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/02/only-in-russia-photos-part-4-4/feed/ 1 Foreigner in Russia travels Volga River in 1958 http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/30/foreigner-in-russia-travels-volga-river-in-1958/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/30/foreigner-in-russia-travels-volga-river-in-1958/#comments Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:05:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168067 Yet another American photographer went to see USSR in 1958. His focus of interest was the Volga river and cities on its shores. After he returned he made an album called “Volga River Essay”, and here it is: Hope you … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/30/foreigner-in-russia-travels-volga-river-in-1958/feed/ 0 Most Expensive Yachts of Russian Billionaires http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/most-expensive-yachts-of-russian-billionaires/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/most-expensive-yachts-of-russian-billionaires/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:43:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168065 Here is a collection of most expensive yachts of Russian billionaires. And first of all here is the most expensive among Russian yachts – “Eclipse”. It belongs to Roman Abramovitch. This thing is very expensive and huge. It’s 162.5 meter … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/most-expensive-yachts-of-russian-billionaires/feed/ 3 Foreginer visits Kiev and Odessa in 1968 http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/foreginer-visits-kiev-and-odessa-in-1968/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/foreginer-visits-kiev-and-odessa-in-1968/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:32:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168061 Another set from another foreigner who visited “closed” country Soviet Union in 1968. His main cities of focus were Kiev and Odessa which are Ukraine now, but at time it was a pretty much Russian cities as any other city … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/foreginer-visits-kiev-and-odessa-in-1968/feed/ 1 Another Foreigner Visits Russian in 1956 and This Is What He Saw http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/27/another-foreigner-visits-russian-in-1956-and-this-is-what-he-saw/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/27/another-foreigner-visits-russian-in-1956-and-this-is-what-he-saw/#comments Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:17:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168057 More photos of Soviet people and Soviet life as seen by a foreigner who was on tour by Soviet country in 1956. Different photos, unstaged, can’t be said it’s propaganda. Interesting to look at, sixty years later. Hope you liked … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/27/another-foreigner-visits-russian-in-1956-and-this-is-what-he-saw/feed/ 2 Victory Day Air Show Rehearsal 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/25/victory-day-air-show-rehearsal-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/25/victory-day-air-show-rehearsal-2017/#comments Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:12:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168048 On May 9th, 2017 there would be an annual “Victory Day” parade in Moscow and the air show is big part of it. Here Russian blogger Marina went to see how they rehearse for the event. A chance to see … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/25/victory-day-air-show-rehearsal-2017/feed/ 2