We have had a few photo stories about this place before, as it is pretty popular among bloggers and pretty close to Moscow and has a rather impressive collection of planes. Now, with the advent flying cameras and
drones, we can get views of the same places from a new angle. This time Denis, with his flying camera, went to Monino and thanks to Denis we can enjoy the planes from above, inside of this post.
After the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi ended, not many world class events were going on there, however they say that in two months, in October, there will be the first Formula One race in Russia. There were no active F1 raceways in Russia before, however I've heard before that they
wanted to build one in Moscow, and probably even built it, but then a new race track was built in Sochi, very close to the place where the Olympics were held. Dmitry got a chance to get inside the almost finished project and took some photos there. Here they are.
In Moscow embassy of Vietnam a party for Russian army veterans was held. It seems to be an annual event when representatives of Vietnam invite Soviet soldiers to thank them for their help during the Vietnamese war. It's being held on fifth of
August, the day on which it is said that the first American plane was shot down in the Vietnam skies. Vitaliy, the blogger, has had a chance to get inside this event to see what was happening there. We have the photos inside.
We have posted different photo reports from Chernobyl and the exclusion zone. It's not very hard to get there nowadays as there are special companies that sell guided tours. However, there are still some places that are practically impossible to visit, at least without breaking the policies regarding local visitors restrictions. One such place is.. the power plant itself. The epicenter of the event, the place where the
explosion itself happened in 1986. However there are people who get very close to this. They get that close that they can peek inside and have a chance of getting inside the fifth block of the station - the one next to the exploded (fourth) one. Here is a photo report from Alexander, who got a chance of doing this. The photos are really creepy to me, you can almost feel what happened there.
There is a museum in Moscow where personal things of Joseph Stalin can be seen. Mikhail has visited this place and here are some photos he made. Those are Stalin's coats. If you recall Stalin from the old photos or the documentaries or even from the movies, looks like he was the fan of military style in his cloths and here are some real life pieces worn by him that survived till our time. Those are the: the
summer coat of USSR marshall (top notch military rank in Soviet country), overcoat, a civil grey jacket, a white summer USSR Marshall summer kitel (jacket) probably the one or similar to the one he was on Yalta and Tehran summit photos. Also Stalin's personal earflaps hat and another Russian military hat. Even Stalin didn't want to get cold with his head. Here what's next:
A few days ago there was a NAVY Day, now on the second of August, there is an Airborne Troops Day. This day was famous in Soviet times and then in Modern Russia as the day when ex-airborne soldiers meet up
in the city, drink and celebrate it in their style. Fountains appear to be their main points of attraction and here is a report from a big golden fountain in Moscow during Airborne Day.
One guy has posted his army daily meals online, instagram style, so we can now see too what is being served to a soldier. I am not sure what regiment he comes from, is the food the same all over the army? But anyways, here
we see breakfast, lunch and dinner, and you tell me if you find it yummy or yucky, healthy or not, if you could live on it or prefer to remain hungry. What about the meals is strange to your non-Russian eye?
If you are a small business owner - like a small shop keeper or you have a restaurant on a street corner, you will probably never be able to hire a world class celebrity to advertise for you. However, some people think that downloading a celebrity's photo from
the Internet and using it in their ads is pretty enough. Here are a few examples of how people use the faces of famous people in their small business ads in Russia. First ad with Harry Potter's face invites people to study english "easily".