3 Thousands of People Engage in Fighting as a part of Russian Tradition

Thousands of People Engage in Fighting as a part of Russian Tradition

They say that this tradition of mass street fighting is still alive in these villages and that it began in the 16th century. Even during Soviet times, over 600 people were engaging in the fun which usually lasts for three days. The tradition
is not unique to this place - street fighting was very wide spread across Russia as general recreation, but let's look into this particular place where even now in our civilized 2010s people meet each year for a few rounds.
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9 Russian Big Moscow Jet Planes Expo 2015

Russian Big Moscow Jet Planes Expo 2015

Each year in Moscow there is an event called Jet Expo. Now, one of our favorite airplane photographers, Marina, has visited this place and
come back with awesome photos and storys - like she always does. If you're interested - please proceed inside this posting to read on.
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2 Construction of the Great Volga Hydro Power Plant and Vintage Photos of Samara

Construction of the Great Volga Hydro Power Plant and Vintage Photos of Samara

Some vintage photos of the Samara region by Semyon Friedland, one of the renowned photographers of the 1950's and1960's - the era of Soviet renaissance, the country was developing at an extremely high pace,  building hundreds of new towns and cities, factories and plants, making breakthroughs in
science and space exploration. A huge Volga Samara hydro power plant was also built here at that time and here we can see its construction in gorgeous ultra wide screen resolution! What a time! Now the Samara region in a viewfinder and let's see a bit of history from there.
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0 First Snow in Krasnoyarsk City

First Snow in Krasnoyarsk City

      There was a surprise for the citizens of Krasnoyarsk this September - it started snowing much much earlier than usual. It's
really not likely for this place and its not that far North. Still here are some photos of the whole region in an early snow storm.
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6 Bicycle trip thru Caucasian Mountains

Bicycle trip thru Caucasian Mountains

One Russian man has taken his bike and gone on a 500 km trip over the highest mountains of Russia. Climbing as high as 7,000 feet and meeting different people, different lifestyles and beautiful
scenes of nature. Want to see what he saw? Welcome inside, because thanks to Ilya, that's his name, we have a rare chance to see those rarely visited parts of Russia and ex-USSR.
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If you think the Balalaika is to play old Russian national songs on, you are wrong! Frankly, I also considered it for a while to be an outdated instrument that has no place in modern music, however these guys from Astrahan, who call themselves "Villagers", play a  Read more...
2 Modern Hits on Balalaikas

Modern Hits on Balalaikas

If you think the Balalaika is to play old Russian national songs on, you are wrong! Frankly, I also considered it for a while to be an
outdated instrument that has no place in modern music, however these guys from Astrahan, who call themselves "Villagers", play a 
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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