4 19th Century Russian Artist Fyodor Vasilyev

19th Century Russian Artist Fyodor Vasilyev

The life of Fyodor Vasilyev was drastically short: he lived only for twenty three years from 1850 to 1873, just imagine. But in this very short span of his
life he has left a whole legacy of his artwork telling about the life in Russia and Russian village. As this first picture above. More are inside:
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10 A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

In 1970s there was a family in Soviet Union which was keeping real lions as home pets in their small apartment in Baku city (now Azerbaijan). The head of the family - his name, ironically, was Leo (or Lion in
Russian) was a normal Soviet architect, then one day he has got a lion cub from the zoo. The little lion has been rejected by his mom-lioness and people of the zoo lost a hope to bring him up.
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11 Meanwhile in Donetsk

Meanwhile in Donetsk

Meanwhile in one of the
schools of Donetsk city.

17 Soviet Wonder of the World: The Great Solar Furnace in Uzbekistan

Soviet Wonder of the World: The Great Solar Furnace in Uzbekistan

"This projected costed some crazy money and was possible to be produced only in the USSR. However, its day-to-day use was almost free - during the day the temperature inside the furnace is steady 3,000 degrees centigrade!", says
Nikolai, the blogger who went to Uzbekistan and visited this Soviet unique structure. With this furnace they were making metals melt with just Sun power. Want to see more? Thanks to Nick we can see it in detail:
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5 Russian Artist Aleksey Butirskij

Russian Artist Aleksey Butirskij

Alexey Butirskij is a contemporary Russian artist, born in 1974 in Moscow. He participated in numerous expositions across the world, with over twenty five exhibitions in USA.
What people maybe attract to his pieces most is the feeling of the inner light, luminosity. Just look at those windows or inside of the tram. Inside there are more:
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3 Russian Bear in the Window

Russian Bear in the Window

Like, in Russia, people say that abroad people say about Russia that they have bears on the streets. And like laugh about this - how stupid might be foreigners thinking that we, civilized people, have the bears on the street. Well,
what else have people to think after seeing a video of people feeding stray bears from the comfort of their house (or apartment) just putting some food on the window sill? See the video for the "shocking details":
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8 Abandoned Submarine Defense Complex

Abandoned Submarine Defense Complex

They say that this is a unique and the only survived complex of coastal defense with a special weapon which was targeting excessively underwater vessels. Aya, the urban explorer which prefers the top-secret locations, has
again surprised us and visited this unique surviving structure: "There is a rumor that there is one more complex like this in this region but nobody yet found it", says Aya. Let's see what she saw there!
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9 People Still Live Here

People Still Live Here

Russian blogger Alexander, pretty much popular local blogger, was traveling to Russian region Karelia - an area bordering Finland in North-West part of Russia and then in one small town he said he was attracted by a wooden house that according to him was in rather shocking condition. That's what he
says:  "I was walking around and found this house. You won't believe people still live inside. People tend to get used to everything. I was afraid to get inside of others people house but my curiosity took over and I made a step in". Want to see more? We can, thanks to Alexander:
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17 Bi Level Double Decker Trains from Moscow to St. Petersburg

Bi Level Double Decker Trains from Moscow to St. Petersburg

This February for the first time ever the double decker train cars appeared on "number one" Russian rail road route - Moscow to St. Petersburg. If in many parts of the world double leveled carriages are not a
novelty, here its something that attracts sights and evokes interest on how is it inside. So let's see, how, thanks to cool Russian photographer Dmitry who have visited one of those and made those photos:
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8 Russian Armored Truck Ural

Russian Armored Truck Ural

A few photos of Russian armored truck URAL, the newer model - from inside and outside. Those
trucks are used by different regiments - including the scouts.  Let's see what's inside:
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