5 An Abandoned Orbita

An Abandoned Orbita

Another installation remains abandoned in Chukotka - a Russian region close to Alaska - an abandoned complex called "Orbita" or "An Orbit". It was pretty well preserved and locked for years but now it's all totally open and anyone can walk in. Of course anyone is a pretty big word for the Chukotka region, so desolate and far away that
even with all of the doors open, this place has probably not been visited at all. It takes a few days to get here from Moscow, changing planes a few times and then travelling by trucks or helicopters. A blogger who calls himself Zhzhitel went there and now we can see what's going on there. Let's see what's inside!
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4 Russian Porcini Hunt

Russian Porcini Hunt

It's fall and in Russia its time to hunt mushrooms. Russian villagers call mushrooms "free pork" - implying that mushrooms have as much protein as meat and also tastes good if prepared
correctly. The king of the Russian mushroom hunt is Beliy Grib or "White Mushroom" known as Porcini, or sometimes bolete, to the Western World. Here it is, in the pic above.
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9 Everyday Russian Photos with a Deep Sense of Being

Everyday Russian Photos with a Deep Sense of Being

Just some gracefully caught city life moments from everyday Russian lives. Different photographers -
different views but every photo captures something deep, moments of everyday life. Take a look!
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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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