4 Meanwhile in Donetsk

Meanwhile in Donetsk

  Meanwhile in Donetsk people celebrate New Year too... Break dance and rapping with guns
and Christmas tree, infants crying and young women giggling. All this is in this video.

5 Soviet New Year Pics from the Soviet Magazine

Soviet New Year Pics from the Soviet Magazine

Soviet magazine "Ogonyok" or "little fire" was pretty much the "Times" of the Soviet epoch and featured some of the best Soviet photography
of the time. So here are a few photos from the "Ogonyok" archives showing Soviet people either preparing or celebrating New Year.
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1 Happy from Russian Police

Happy from Russian Police

That's how Russian police says "Happy New Year" this year. It's an official video published on official Russian Police youtube channel (wow this
phrase itself sounds bit strange!). They took the song "Happy" of Pharrel Williams and sing it, as it is in English. See yourself.

6 First Flight of Supersonic TU-144

First Flight of Supersonic TU-144

This day, December 31st, but forty six years ago in 1968 the first supersonic passemger jet in the world, the TU-144
took its first flight. Today we are going to remember it with pictures from that event and a story. See inside:
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Entering the Pamir
6 Silk Road Adventure 2014: trip to the Stans part 2

Silk Road Adventure 2014: trip to the Stans part 2

The 2nd part of our Silk Road Adventure was from the Pamir (Sary Tash) to Georgia. If I could, I would come back again. My dream was fulfilled and I could have not imagined a better trip! I'd
suggest to any adventure rider to visit those countries. All those countries are simply... great! Great nature, great people... everything! Exit the comfort zone and go there!
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13 Some Rare Tu-128 Intercepter Jets of Rzhevsk

Some Rare Tu-128 Intercepter Jets of Rzhevsk

These TU-128 planes are pretty rare. In the 1970s, only ten planes were produced and this is probably the only one that survived. It was found at the plane repair plant in Rzhevsk,
Russia. They were used to train Soviet border guard interceptor pilots, and what made them particularly unique is that the instructor pilot's cockpit is on top of the plane.
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8 Making a Proposal

Making a Proposal

    That's the way how they make proposals these day in Moscow. It's sort of
popular to propose in a original, uncanny way. Do you like this particular idea?

7 Russian Guys Illegaly Sneak into the High Speed Electric Trains

Russian Guys Illegaly Sneak into the High Speed Electric Trains

Do you remember a group of guys who sneaked into the St. Petersburg international airport "Pulkovo"? The same group that illegally passed inside the Nuclear Power Plant? It looks like they have a name now and they call themselves
"The Intrusion" and they took the selfies inside one of the most expensive and best guarded trains in the world - the Russian "Sapsan" speed trains. Let's see more inside, there is a video of them sneaking in too:
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21 Russian Legendary Bikes URAL

Russian Legendary Bikes URAL

"Ural" is a brand of Russian motorbikes, which has recently become a sort of cult in the USA for some reason. Basically, this is probably the only consumer automotive technology being imported into the States, and they say that even Brad Pitt has one. Why are they so popular its hard to say, but what is obvious is that this make and model has not been changed since the 50s or 60s, at least visually, and maybe that's what attracts the customers. In Russia, they cost
a fraction of how much they are being marketed for in USA, and this is why: a lot of top notch Western components are being used in those "Soviet" machines: Marzochi, Sanchs, Denso, Ducati, Yuasa, Brembo, etc - all those brands are used to assemble the bikes that now only visually remind us of their Soviet fathers. And here is someone has visited the URAL factory in the town of Irbit, which is in Ural mountains. Here we have it:
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2 Moscow Get Covered with Snow

Moscow Get Covered with Snow

On Christmas Day, Moscow was covered with snow. People were complaining that the traffic has fully stopped and hasn't moved for ten hours! Yandex - a Russian traffic reporting system, says that it was a record breaking traffic jam for all the time they
have been monitoring road situations in Moscow. Some traffic lines, they said, were as long as 60 km and didn't move for hours. So Ilya, one of the most popular Russian bloggers, has taken his camera and went out to take some photos:
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