Meet Stepan. He calls himself Stepan Dallas Walker. Here on the photo he is posing with an American flag near the Hermitage of St. Peterburg. People on background probably don't understand what's going on. But we do - he claims he is an American patriot (though he is
not even a citizen) and especially likes the Marines Corps. So he owns full Marine camp, an American flag, rifle replicas and a lot of other things that you can see inside. Also he has a friend who seems to be sharing his passion. More inside:
Do you want to know what's going on in Donetsk today? If you still don't know Donetsk is a center point of all the last day events in Ukraine, and this is the main city square of the city where the people who control Donetsk these
days decided (I quote the source) "to celebrate the anniversary of new state creation with this sort of things". Look how people around watching this. Video is inside, its short but you may be like "What???". See it here:
So this is how they test newly built bridges in Russia nowadays. A pack of KAMAZ tip trucks loaded with sand stand side by side, very close to each other. Each truck weighs 25 tons, so this pack grosses at more than six hundred tons tightly packed into one spot. Then this bunch of weight on wheels is moved to another part of the bridge, measurements are taken, then the process is repeated again and again. So the photographer nicknamed Wizarden was
watching for the whole morning to see how six hundred tons of sand were moved, waiting to see if the bridge would collapse. The spoiler - it didn't collapse. Want more of a spoiler? Here: do you know where the top managers of the contractor who built the bridge spent their time during this KAMAZ test? You won't believe it, but they were loaded into a small boat and went under the bridge (probably praying). See more here:
You might not have known, but there are professions in Russia that women are forbidden to take by law. Like, there is a law that says "some professions are too dangerous for women to take on, so this is the list of those positions where the female is forbidden to be employed." And this list takes in over 350 positions, which is pretty impressive. I am not sure if any feminist organizations have ever tried to argue this or if they fully
realize that those positions are not very much wanted by any woman. However, besides really dangerous occupations, this list features some that you might be amazed at, like "Why don't they allow a woman to be a bus driver?" Some of them are ridiculous, some are reasonable. Well, I am getting a bit ahead of myself here, let's see a list of ten strange positions prohibited for women to join by law in Russia:
Stepanov Slava has travelled to the factory that assembles SU-130 warplanes and has taken some very, very artistic photos of the process, plus he has a story with the photos, and we are telling it all here now inside this post. I really advise you to read
it all the way through as the pics are awesome and lots of small details of the production lines of these planes are revealed. It must have been top secret just a while ago but for some reason it is pretty public now. So let's see it:
If you wondered how the post apocalyptic world might look like seconds after a disaster this might be a real life, not movie taken, scene. Thousands of suddenly freed chicken leave the farm, trying to eat something, trying to each other, going to other
sides. Please note an alarm sound on the background adding to the atmosphere and people looking pretty shocked seeing all this. Video of this incident is inside and besides we have one more story of chicken in Ukraine inside too:
From time to time we get our hands on pre-made, pre-chopped salads in fast food chains, or sometimes pre-washed salad ingredients in the stores. I was thinking the salads were chopped on site in the local fast food place, and wasn't even suspecting that pre-washed chopped greens are using such a
complex conveyor system to get into those plastic bags. But Aslan, the blogger, has visited a place near Moscow where a lot of Moscow fast food salads are being made and now we can see how this is being done in reality. If you are still curious - there is a story inside.
Tundra is the name of the forests that can't become full-scale forests because of lack of sun light. They are normal in the Northern-most parts of countries of the Northern hemisphere. Russia and Canada are probably the countries with the most tundra forest, and when the autumn comes to those places (it comes there early,
in August) they prepare to shed their small and not very abundant leaves and at this moment it turns into a colorful sight which can best be appreciated from above. So Vladimir, the photographer, has taken a helicopter trip over the Russian tundra and taken these photos that we have here today.