9 Meet Russian Android Robot Avatar

Meet Russian Android Robot Avatar

Today Russian self moving, self shooting android human like robot called "Avatar" was presented for
the President and top military. See more photos and video of the innovation in action inside:

27 Boris Yeltsin in American Supermarket

Boris Yeltsin in American Supermarket

In 1989 Boris Yeltsin, at times just a Soviet parliament and High Council member, has visited United States of America with an unofficial visit. The program of the visit consisted of visiting different landmarks like a Lindon Johnes Space center in Texas etc, but Yeltsin also wanted to see how regular Americans live so he headed directly to the grocery store he saw
on the street.  The journalists that were with him on a trip were telling Yeltsin was pretty much shocked by the diversity in the store and was waving his hands all the time - like here on a photo. Inside you can see more photos of him in a store and also a short video which can help you understand why Yeltsin was surprised that much:

8 At Night in Moscow

At Night in Moscow

If you wonder whats going on in the biggest Russian city during nights then this is what. A pretty nice photo illustration by the photographer Evgeni who went to see one night what is up on
Moscow streets. I am not sure if this "show" is daily or not but at least here are the photos proving that at least one bear is taking part in this too - in the muzzle on his mouth:

10 Taxi Driver Has a Squirrel as a Pet

Taxi Driver Has a Squirrel as a Pet

In Minsk, Belarus one taxi cab driver carries a squirrel pet with him all the day while he is on his job. "Lately people were telling us that they were given a ride by some guy who had a squirrel inside his
cab, so we went to the taxi cab company and they confirmed they have a driver with  a squirrel", says the local journalist from Minsk. See a bit more inside about this guy and his squirrel:

7 Close to the Bears

Close to the Bears

Russian wild life photographer Andrei has got used to making photos of the bears of Kamchatka however even he was amazed by this particular photo session
when he got on his camera how the bear mom with a few little cubs got as close to the photographer as probably he could pet the cubs. See inside:

17 Russian Peasants and Their Craft Jobs

Russian Peasants and Their Craft Jobs

Sometimes now you might hear the word "artisan" which often said to make things look skillfully  made and good. However hundred something years ago all over the world things mainly were "artisan" - made by local craftsman. If we know some traditional craftsmen of the West and their craft survived till our days (this is what they sell as "artisan" now) the old Russian crafts on contrary is very much lost, mostly due
to the Soviet intent for collectivization and industrialization. However there are still some old photos depicting old Russian artisans - mainly peasants at their craft with captions what exactly they do. For example the man on the photo on top is a master barrel maker at work. Let's see a few more of the skilled men of past inside, some of these jobs you can't meet nowadays at all:

4 Soviet Life, New Set of Photos

Soviet Life, New Set of Photos

A new set of photos depicting life in the Soviet state. Taken from the archives, some previously unpublished might
provide a nice insight in the days of past. Click for the larger versions, read the captions and enjoy!

10 An Abandoned Space Link Station

An Abandoned Space Link Station

Aja, the blogger and the "digger" - the term they use to name a group of people who get into the "forbidden" places, mainly under ground, but not necessary, like for example this abandoned but still guarded space link satellite dish station. This one looks
pretty much different from outside from the ones we got used to - the single huge antennas and nothing else - here we can see a series of big and small antennas mounted on some sort of gears etc. Let's see what's inside, thanks to Aja we can:

4 Russian Forgotten Village of Finvan

Russian Forgotten Village of Finvan

After the USSR collapse there were a lot of military villages abandoned all over the country.  This post is about one of such. It finds itself on the vast unpopulated reals of Eastern Russian coast - the Pacific coast. It was created as a
fore post - the first point of meeting the enemy coming from the East, from the Ocean. In army plans they were ready to sacrifice this village but slow down the enemy's advance. Let's see what it's now all about over there:

7 St. Petersburg: Awesome Gallery of Shots

St. Petersburg: Awesome Gallery of Shots

I thought you might be pleased to see those awesome, wide screen (on click), wallpaper quality fresh shots of
second largest Russian city St. Petersburg by a prominent  photographer Vaganov. Please see inside:

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