3 Thousands of People Engage in Fighting as a part of Russian Tradition

Thousands of People Engage in Fighting as a part of Russian Tradition

They say that this tradition of mass street fighting is still alive in these villages and that it began in the 16th century. Even during Soviet times, over 600 people were engaging in the fun which usually lasts for three days. The tradition
is not unique to this place - street fighting was very wide spread across Russia as general recreation, but let's look into this particular place where even now in our civilized 2010s people meet each year for a few rounds.
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2 Construction of the Great Volga Hydro Power Plant and Vintage Photos of Samara

Construction of the Great Volga Hydro Power Plant and Vintage Photos of Samara

Some vintage photos of the Samara region by Semyon Friedland, one of the renowned photographers of the 1950's and1960's - the era of Soviet renaissance, the country was developing at an extremely high pace,  building hundreds of new towns and cities, factories and plants, making breakthroughs in
science and space exploration. A huge Volga Samara hydro power plant was also built here at that time and here we can see its construction in gorgeous ultra wide screen resolution! What a time! Now the Samara region in a viewfinder and let's see a bit of history from there.
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6 Bicycle trip thru Caucasian Mountains

Bicycle trip thru Caucasian Mountains

One Russian man has taken his bike and gone on a 500 km trip over the highest mountains of Russia. Climbing as high as 7,000 feet and meeting different people, different lifestyles and beautiful
scenes of nature. Want to see what he saw? Welcome inside, because thanks to Ilya, that's his name, we have a rare chance to see those rarely visited parts of Russia and ex-USSR.
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If you think the Balalaika is to play old Russian national songs on, you are wrong! Frankly, I also considered it for a while to be an outdated instrument that has no place in modern music, however these guys from Astrahan, who call themselves "Villagers", play a  Read more...
2 Modern Hits on Balalaikas

Modern Hits on Balalaikas

If you think the Balalaika is to play old Russian national songs on, you are wrong! Frankly, I also considered it for a while to be an
outdated instrument that has no place in modern music, however these guys from Astrahan, who call themselves "Villagers", play a 
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4 Belarus President Harvests Potatoes

Belarus President Harvests Potatoes

If the Russian president indulges in horse trips or diving down to the seabed looking for ancient amphorae, and the American president enjoys watching bears with Bear Grylls, then the Belarus president indulges
in something a little different. He, together with his son Kolya, went to help harvest potatoes on his local dacha farm. It was reported that they succeeded in gathering 70 large bags full of potatoes in one day.
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2 Kazan Helicopter Factory

Kazan Helicopter Factory

Just a few photos from the Kazan helicopter factory. Russian blogger Mik25 has visited the place and shared what he saw. Just some rough uncut
pieces of Mi-8 bodies being made. We have probably had some reports on this place before, but thanks to MIK here are a few more photos!
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The Russian president arrives in Crimea, this is how people greet him. Just a short video but pretty interesting to see people's reaction. Read more...
4 President in Crimea Greeted by People

President in Crimea Greeted by People

The Russian president arrives in Crimea, this is how people greet him.
Just a short video but pretty interesting to see people's reaction.
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1 Russian Athlete Travelled to top of the Mountain with a Barbell

Russian Athlete Travelled to top of the Mountain with a Barbell

A Russian bodybuilder has travelled to the top of the highest mountain in Europe and Russia - Mount Elbrus. He didn't travel alone. He took his favorite 75 kilo (or around 150 lbs) barbell together with him on his
shoulders. It took him eight days to reach the height of 5,642 meters (18,510 feet)! He got severely burned and was tired but still went forward and on September 6th he reached his goal. A few photos are inside.
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10 Jewish People Coming to Ukraine to Celebrate New Year

Jewish People Coming to Ukraine to Celebrate New Year

In some branch of the Jewish religion there is a tradition to come to the Ukrainian town of Uman to celebrate the New Year. So each year tens of thousands of the believers arrive. They probably even did it during Soviet times, when the
borders were locked, but now, when Ukraine is a separate state and there are no limits on travel, each year more and more people come to celebrate. One of our favorite bloggers, Ilya, has travelled there and taken some photos!
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18 Russian 84 year old actor Married 24 year old girl

Russian 84 year old actor Married 24 year old girl

Eighty year old Russian actor, Ivan Krasko, recently married a twenty four year old girl in St. Petersburg. The girl, Natasha, used to be his student. It's the fourth marriage for Ivan and
the first for Natasha. They hired a cabrio to ride around the city after the marriage and then went to Ivan's villa. Inside are some more photos including their lovely kiss.
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