0 Russian Men Having Fun [39 photos]

Russian Men Having Fun [39 photos]

Here is a collection of thirty-nine photos of Russian men doing what they like the most -
having fun. Might inspire you or give some ideas maybe how to spend free time.
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5 Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

Well of course those are not actual photos but rather paintings of Russian artist Vasili Petrov. He lived in 19th century and his main topic was a life of people around him, so his art wasn't only valued for its cultural form
but also for historical expression. And here we have some of his brightest works. Like a first one above is called "Arrival of the main police officer to the investigation, 1957". Here are some more pics:
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1 This Orthodox Priest is also a Body Builder Champion and a Fitness Coach [video]

This Orthodox Priest is also a Body Builder Champion and a Fitness Coach [video]

Right, this man is an orthodox priest and a abbot of a local church in the daytime and a champion winning body
building professional and a fitness coach at his night life. Here is a short video of his story:
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8 Diminishing Gopniks Culture from Russia [photos]

Diminishing Gopniks Culture from Russia [photos]

The "gopniks" "culture" is a unique Russian phenomena formed in part by Soviet lifestyle and in part greatly influenced by Soviet incarceration
system. However lately its seems to be dying out - less and less of those are in Russia nowadays, in parts probably because of Internet.
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1 Old Soviet Film Strip about How the World Would Look in 2076 [photos]

Old Soviet Film Strip about How the World Would Look in 2076 [photos]

A 1976 kids film-strip from Soviet Union trying to predict
how the cities would look in 2076. Let's take a look:
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1 Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Karelia is a part of Russia next to Finland. During World War 2 it was actually occupied by Finnish/Nazi forces for some time and these are photos from that period
that show how the people were typically living at that period of time in this region. Starting with a couple of the village houses standing on the shore.
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2 Photos of Russian People Weirdly Spending their Time

Photos of Russian People Weirdly Spending their Time

Just a little posting showing Russian people
in an unconventional leisure time spending.
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1 What Foods Have Russian Tsars Have Eaten? [story + photos]

What Foods Have Russian Tsars Have Eaten? [story + photos]

What did Russian emperors like to eat? Here we are going to tell
you about their food interests. Some of them were real foodies!
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2 I Saw Some Incredible Stuff: Stories of Western Celebrities in USSR [photos]

I Saw Some Incredible Stuff: Stories of Western Celebrities in USSR [photos]

Sometimes American and Western Europe celebrities had a chance to visit USSR and even the Iron Curtain wasn't a problem. The most usual way to get into the Soviet Country was to go on tour. To get inside with a musical program you had to pass a sort of exam first - your musical creations would be thoroughly
examined by a council of a few Soviet top officials and then they will decide if your creative side is a danger for the Soviet spirit or not. If they find it acceptable you can be admitted inside. And here are the stories of some of the celebrities who were lucky enough to get in.
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1 American Tourist at the Baikal Lake, USSR in 1964 [photos]

American Tourist at the Baikal Lake, USSR in 1964 [photos]

Just some photographs of an American photographer Harrison Forman traveling to USSR and specifically to the lake Baikal in 1964. Just
some shots of the Baikal village and its occupants. Like this first house is the local municipality "sovet" (council).
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