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.

3 Russian Arms Expo 2015 Continued

Russian Arms Expo 2015 Continued

IIlya continues to explore the Russian arms 2015 expo in Nizhny Tagil and posts more photos of what is being offered for sale or is on display. Previously he posted tanks and
other large scale armaments that were displayed and he has now moved on to indoor expositions. If you like such kinds of reports you might want to view this one too!

0 Russian City Voronezh in 1980s

Russian City Voronezh in 1980s

A few photos of the Russian city of Voronezh in the early 1980s. It's churches mainly. Looks like many objects were in a state of despair, though the whole feel which I get
from the photos is like the empire is still alive and people are not aware of what is going to come in the next ten or so years. Pretty much atmospheric photos!

1 Russian Athlete Travelled to top of the Mountain with a Barbell

Russian Athlete Travelled to top of the Mountain with a Barbell

A Russian bodybuilder has travelled to the top of the highest mountain in Europe and Russia - Mount Elbrus. He didn't travel alone. He took his favorite 75 kilo (or around 150 lbs) barbell together with him on his
shoulders. It took him eight days to reach the height of 5,642 meters (18,510 feet)! He got severely burned and was tired but still went forward and on September 6th he reached his goal. A few photos are inside.

13 Jewish People Coming to Ukraine to Celebrate New Year

Jewish People Coming to Ukraine to Celebrate New Year

In some branch of the Jewish religion there is a tradition to come to the Ukrainian town of Uman to celebrate the New Year. So each year tens of thousands of the believers arrive. They probably even did it during Soviet times, when the
borders were locked, but now, when Ukraine is a separate state and there are no limits on travel, each year more and more people come to celebrate. One of our favorite bloggers, Ilya, has travelled there and taken some photos!

9 Forgotten Town of Gudym

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Gudym is a lost town on Chukotka Russia. Chukotka is a peninsula close to Alaska, just 90 km across the Bering straight from the USA. There are not many points of interest on Chukotka, says Evgenij, the photographer, and many people come to Chukotka to see
the abandoned Soviet town of Gudym. There are already multiple urban legends about the town and its vast underground buildings.  Russian people often get the feeling of loss of greatness of Soviet Times. Let's see what Gudym is all about.

20 Russian 84 year old actor Married 24 year old girl

Russian 84 year old actor Married 24 year old girl

Eighty year old Russian actor, Ivan Krasko, recently married a twenty four year old girl in St. Petersburg. The girl, Natasha, used to be his student. It's the fourth marriage for Ivan and
the first for Natasha. They hired a cabrio to ride around the city after the marriage and then went to Ivan's villa. Inside are some more photos including their lovely kiss.

3 Russian MiGs 31 on Sokol Airbase

Russian MiGs 31 on Sokol Airbase

A few shots of awesome Russian MiG-31s on the Russian airbase of Sokol, near Perm city. Ruslan, who took the photos
says that this is not an airplane, this is a complex force that can reach and punish anyone at any altitude.

9 Newest Russian Weapons in Action in Weapons Expo 2015

Newest Russian Weapons in Action in Weapons Expo 2015

Recently in Nizhny Tagil there was the Arms Expo 2015. The most advanced and the newest Russian weapons are taken there for display and to gain interest from foreign buyers who visit this expo each year, and this year is not an exception! This time it's the tenth exhibition - more and more people attend each year - this year there were over 20,000 people
visiting from all over the world. They sell everything here, from tanks to uniforms, from gas and fuels to first aid kits - anything you need to equip a modern army. Sixty five counties have sent their buyers to see the newest weapon products and make contracts. Let's see what they saw, thanks to Ilya who went there and took the photos!

1 International Army Orchestras March thru the Red Square

International Army Orchestras March thru the Red Square

Marina, one of the best everyday photographers in Russia that I have met so far, has come out again with a cool photo set of the Russian Army Orchestras festival on the Red Square taken at night. Be prepared to see a lot of trained musicians doing all sorts of crazy things in this post,
including throwing their rifles in the air while playing music. You will be able to witness army orchestras in their original national uniform from plenty of countries, like Greece, Pakistan, Russia, Belarus, Belgium, Ireland and many more, even Mexico! Thanks goes to Marina!