2 Russian Surfers at Pacific in Ice Cold Water

Russian Surfers at Pacific in Ice Cold Water

Please look outside of your window. Is it cold on this Christmas day? Would you like to take your wetsuit and go surfing? Probably not if you live in Europe or most of USA. However, these Russian guys stay in much more severe weather conditions and still go surfing. Remember a few days ago there was a posting about frozen Korean ships arriving at Vladivostok? Even the ships were covered with a thick layer
of ice, and they were photographed at almost the same location as these surfer guys, on almost the same day. So it's really ice water there. You see - even in the first photo, there is snow covering mountains near the shore. Want to see more of these surfers? Yuri, the blogger, has visited them on the shore and took the photos and the story from them.  See details inside:

4 A Few Abandoned Planes on the Air Strip

A Few Abandoned Planes on the Air Strip

Andrei Kronos, a blogger, got a chance to go to the city near Moscow with a camera and a wide-angle lens to shoot some photos of the old airplanes that have been
moth-balled for a while. The planes he saw there were TU-154 and AN-24 and he thoroughly photographed those from the outside, and more importantly, from the inside.

2 Abandoned Electric Vehicles Factory in Kiev

Abandoned Electric Vehicles Factory in Kiev

Most of our abandoned posts come from Russia and not many from other Soviet republics, even Ukraine, one of the largest ones, doesn't often send us pictures of abandoned stuff. This time a Moscow urban explorer, Sam Namos, while he was traveling to Ukraine has visited a local abandoned
factory and taken these photos. The place itself is an abandoned factory which produced electric vehicles. Not the modern ones like Teslas, etc, but rather electric trams and trolley buses. Some of them still stand in the warehouses of this place. Let's take a look!
2 Volcanic Canyon River

Volcanic Canyon River

      On the Kamchatka peninsula, there are plenty of active volcanos, and one volcano's slope - on the Tolbachik volcano - there is the river Studenaia, which is known
for its riverbed being canyons inside the mountain. During the first part of the day in the "dry" season one can easily take a walk through them. Let's take a look:

3 Russian Shawls

Russian Shawls

Russian shawls are sort of like headscarves but they are not usually being worn on the head, but rather wrapped around the body, both in colors or single toned warm woolen ones. If to quote wiki this is something like: "A shawl is a simple item of clothing, loosely worn over the shoulders, upper body and arms, and sometimes also over the head. It is usually a rectangular or square piece of cloth, that is often folded to make a
triangle but can also be triangular in shape. Other shapes include oblong shawls." Also wikipedia says the shawl is popular in India and Iran as well as Russia. However, in Russia there is a whole tradition of shawls, and if you are to look at old historical photos of Russian women they sometimes wear them. Here we have some photos from their production and also Russian ladies wearing them.

10 An Abandoned Interplanetary Communication Link Centre

An Abandoned Interplanetary Communication Link Centre

"Tens of kilometers thru the snow, on foot. Barely walkable path thru the forest. Holding our breath we understand with each step we are getting closer and closer to the object. The place we made all this way is just around the corner". - this is how Ulter1or remembers his trip to this huge satellite abandoned complex deep in the woods. He, is like the other
explorator Armahema, doesn't give away his real name - they explore the places that are often forbidden to enter, so the secrecy might be a must for them. However the photos he bring back are purely awesome. Massive post inside, a huge - over 25 meters (or 75 feet!) in diameter abandoned scientific satellite dish  just around the corner!

6 Army Scout Vehicle as a Taxi in St. Petersburg

Army Scout Vehicle as a Taxi in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia: Now you can get a taxi ride on a BRDM vehicle, that can go on the water as easy as it goes on the paved road. No joke - a company has fully certified some
of the BRDM's for be used as city taxis. One of the good sides of this - you not always need a road to make a shortcut to your destination. Let's see bit more inside:

4 Soviet Children on Old Photos

Soviet Children on Old Photos

Sometimes we post the old photos of Soviet kids, but then we find some more and can't resist to post some more. Like this new set of the kids from
different years and places of the Soviet state, mostly taken by professional photographers. Some of those black and white, some in color.

7 One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One guy in Ukraine had a dream to find the old and very rare Soviet GAZ-13 "Chaika" (or "Seagull") luxury car which was used (very rarely!) as an ambulance. He
spent lot of time searching for a car, as their pretty much rare to buy. Finally het got one and started the repair works. See what he got as a result:

7 Up Side Down Houses

Up Side Down Houses

Lately in Russia the trend to build up side down houses has emerged. As far as I understand the sole purpose of those is to make cool photos - both outside and inside, so a few was built in
different Russian cities. Like in St. Petersburg they already have a few of those. And thanks to the photographers we have some photos of those from different parts of Russia.