Do you know what some Russian people like to do on the last day of winter or the first days of spring? They indulge themselves in the activities called "mass fights" and burn things that look like crosses. These activities are well attended, the girls sing and dance to encourage the guys, performers play balalaika and accordions and the local municipalities widely advertise and support
it year after year. Guys used to get undressed (topless) too. Boys as young as nine years old can participate in the traditional mass fights, which are often conducted in the main city square. Unlike other sports activities, these fights don't have winners or losers, and don't stop when some goal is reached, unless to the mutual satisfaction of both sides.
Ok while the Olympics are going on, some Russian bloggers decided that time has come to improve the existing olympic sports and created some mash ups. Like for example a Bobathlon - a glorious mix between
bobsled and biathlon - bobsled riders equipped with rifles have to shoot targets while speeding down the track. I wonder if they have the skis inside the car as well or not. Then next one is
As it has been reported by API news agency, there is a cosmonaut (astronaut) space suit that has been developed especially for the use by Orthodox church priests while their (possible) space trips. As the agency says: "priests can fly to space with accordance to all their religious protocols and implement their
function in space. It's not yet clear when the first launch is planned though". Also, recently there were reports of Russian Orthodox Church adopting special Olympic uniform to support the Sochi Winter Games. Here we can see some photos of the Church's head in the mentioned outfit: