27 Boris Yeltsin in American Supermarket

Boris Yeltsin in American Supermarket

In 1989 Boris Yeltsin, at times just a Soviet parliament and High Council member, has visited United States of America with an unofficial visit. The program of the visit consisted of visiting different landmarks like a Lindon Johnes Space center in Texas etc, but Yeltsin also wanted to see how regular Americans live so he headed directly to the grocery store he saw
on the street.  The journalists that were with him on a trip were telling Yeltsin was pretty much shocked by the diversity in the store and was waving his hands all the time - like here on a photo. Inside you can see more photos of him in a store and also a short video which can help you understand why Yeltsin was surprised that much:

8 Spending a Day on an Atomic Icebreaker

Spending a Day on an Atomic Icebreaker

People of course spend their days differently, one from another, and for example this man, Russian blogger Gennadiy was invited to spend a day on a Russian atomic icebreaker while it was docked in Murmansk port. He accepted the invitation and took
his camera with him so now we all also can share this event with him and see the life inside of the icebreaker. We can see what the crew is eating, meet the captain, so how the work space of the captain looks like etc. Let's see!

8 At Night in Moscow

At Night in Moscow

If you wonder whats going on in the biggest Russian city during nights then this is what. A pretty nice photo illustration by the photographer Evgeni who went to see one night what is up on
Moscow streets. I am not sure if this "show" is daily or not but at least here are the photos proving that at least one bear is taking part in this too - in the muzzle on his mouth:

7 Close to the Bears

Close to the Bears

Russian wild life photographer Andrei has got used to making photos of the bears of Kamchatka however even he was amazed by this particular photo session
when he got on his camera how the bear mom with a few little cubs got as close to the photographer as probably he could pet the cubs. See inside:

17 Russian Peasants and Their Craft Jobs

Russian Peasants and Their Craft Jobs

Sometimes now you might hear the word "artisan" which often said to make things look skillfully  made and good. However hundred something years ago all over the world things mainly were "artisan" - made by local craftsman. If we know some traditional craftsmen of the West and their craft survived till our days (this is what they sell as "artisan" now) the old Russian crafts on contrary is very much lost, mostly due
to the Soviet intent for collectivization and industrialization. However there are still some old photos depicting old Russian artisans - mainly peasants at their craft with captions what exactly they do. For example the man on the photo on top is a master barrel maker at work. Let's see a few more of the skilled men of past inside, some of these jobs you can't meet nowadays at all:

4 Soviet Life, New Set of Photos

Soviet Life, New Set of Photos

A new set of photos depicting life in the Soviet state. Taken from the archives, some previously unpublished might
provide a nice insight in the days of past. Click for the larger versions, read the captions and enjoy!

10 An Abandoned Space Link Station

An Abandoned Space Link Station

Aja, the blogger and the "digger" - the term they use to name a group of people who get into the "forbidden" places, mainly under ground, but not necessary, like for example this abandoned but still guarded space link satellite dish station. This one looks
pretty much different from outside from the ones we got used to - the single huge antennas and nothing else - here we can see a series of big and small antennas mounted on some sort of gears etc. Let's see what's inside, thanks to Aja we can:
5 Amber Colored Rush on the Freezing Cold Baltic Coast

Amber Colored Rush on the Freezing Cold Baltic Coast

  Can you guess what those people are doing and why they decided to submerge themselves in freezing cold weather into the storm on the Baltic coast? No they are not fishing, no, they are not surfers, and now they don't
pick up any sea food. The thing they hunt for is much more valuable, expensive and nicer looking. What's this and why they flock to the coast of Kaliningrad first days of the New Year? Let's see inside:
5 Police in Dagestan Celebrates New Year

Police in Dagestan Celebrates New Year

  Here's a short video of Russian police officers in Dagestan, Russia celebrating the New Year by... shooting in the stars. They say its a pretty normal thing to express your feeling of excess happiness in some  Southern Russia
parts by shooting in the air, but it's first time I see the police  doing it too. Besides shooting they are also doing donuts on the Police car with full siren on. Pretty dope! Also there is one more video inside:

8 Baikal: The Deepest Lake in the World Photos from Above

Baikal: The Deepest Lake in the World Photos from Above

Ok, first the facts: Lake Baikal is the deepest fresh water lake in the world (1,632m at deepest point), also the largest volume of fresh water is located in this water - like it totals at 20% of each Earth surface fresh water resources! This lake is long - it stretches for 640 km from one side to another, so it might be even called "a sea" rather than a lake. There
are even seals in it, yes the unique fresh water seals! They also say it's the world most ancient fresh water lake with more than half of the animals and plants around it unique only to this region. And now the photos, one of my favorite bloggers, Slava, has visited this place and photographed it in his own style - from the helicopter!

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