English Russia » Interesting Facts http://englishrussia.com Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:29:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Twenty Five Years Ago in Russia and Beyond.. http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/17/twenty-five-years-ago-in-russia-and-beyond/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/17/twenty-five-years-ago-in-russia-and-beyond/#comments Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:54:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169245 These are the series of events that happened in Russia and some other ex-Soviet countries in 1992, twenty five years ago. Starting with a Boris Yeltsin giving speech for both houses of US parliament, June 17, 1992. People selling vodka … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/17/twenty-five-years-ago-in-russia-and-beyond/feed/ 3 Examples of Russian People Smuggling Stuff Across the Border http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/11/examples-of-russian-people-smuggling-stuff-across-the-border/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/11/examples-of-russian-people-smuggling-stuff-across-the-border/#comments Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:10:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169237 Here are a few examples of recently caught smugglers and their tricks to bypass border and custom security.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/11/examples-of-russian-people-smuggling-stuff-across-the-border/feed/ 0 Russian Lake Turned Green http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/10/russian-lake-turned-green/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/10/russian-lake-turned-green/#comments Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:25:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169235 A lake near Nizhny Tagil city changed its color to green. Law enforcement try to investigate as this is the tap water source for the  city.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/10/russian-lake-turned-green/feed/ 0 Foreign Tourist Visits USSR http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/09/foreign-tourist-visits-ussr/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/09/foreign-tourist-visits-ussr/#comments Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:20:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169232 Photos made by a foreign tourist Zackary Hoffman on his visits to USSR in 1964-1972. Photos being made in different cities of the Soviet country.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/09/foreign-tourist-visits-ussr/feed/ 4 Svetlana Last Person Who Was Born in Pripyat http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/04/svetlana-last-person-who-was-born-in-pripyat/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/04/svetlana-last-person-who-was-born-in-pripyat/#comments Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:05:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169219 1507032035126529861Svetlana Alexeenko is considered to be the last person who was born in Pripyat, place where nuclear power plant exploded. She was born April 26th, 1986, ten hours after the nuclear accident happened there.     She didn’t stay long … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/04/svetlana-last-person-who-was-born-in-pripyat/feed/ 5 Life of the Researchers at Russian Polar Island http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/02/life-of-the-researchers-at-russian-polar-island/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/02/life-of-the-researchers-at-russian-polar-island/#comments Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:46:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169215 Heis island is located in Franz-Joseph archipelago in Northern Ocean. Far from civilization those people living there made their own little world where they routinely spend their days. The island has a polar space observatory since USSR times. Also meteorogical … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/02/life-of-the-researchers-at-russian-polar-island/feed/ 8 Aftermath of Explosions in Ukrainian Ammo Warehouse http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/28/aftermath-of-explosions-in-ukrainian-ammo-warehouse/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/28/aftermath-of-explosions-in-ukrainian-ammo-warehouse/#comments Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:43:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169211 A fire happened on the Army ammo warehouse in Kalinovka village, Ukraine causing a big accident for nearby houses and people. Here are some aftermath photos. Over 2,000 people trying to resolve the situation now – find the unexploded ammo … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/28/aftermath-of-explosions-in-ukrainian-ammo-warehouse/feed/ 4 Lada Niva Customized Cars http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/27/lada-niva-customized-cars/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/27/lada-niva-customized-cars/#comments Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:40:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169209 Russian LADA NIVA is one of the most favorite Russian cars exported abroad because it was probably the cheapest 4×4 offroad car you can buy for a long time in European countries. Here are some photos from Russian and world … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/27/lada-niva-customized-cars/feed/ 0 UFO in Russia Last Night Which Was Actually an ICBM http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/27/ufo-in-russia-last-night-which-was-actually-an-icbm/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/27/ufo-in-russia-last-night-which-was-actually-an-icbm/#comments Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:42:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169205 IMG_2017-09-27 09:43:28People of Russian South started posting pictures of “UFO” they saw last night. However now the most plausible explanation for this is ICBM. These are examples of photos people were seeing. What is ICBM? It stands for Intercontinetal Ballistic Missile, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/27/ufo-in-russia-last-night-which-was-actually-an-icbm/feed/ 1 Moscow Photos Back from 1867 http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/26/moscow-photos-back-from-1867/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/26/moscow-photos-back-from-1867/#comments Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:35:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169203 Those photographs are already 140 years old. They were made from top of the Christ the Redeemer Church in Moscow, showing panoramic views of the city. The view of the Kremlin and the bridge is pretty much reminding the modern … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/26/moscow-photos-back-from-1867/feed/ 2 First Chechen War Photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/22/first-chechen-war-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/22/first-chechen-war-photos/#comments Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:52:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169197 Twenty-three years ago a first Chechen war was starting taking place in this Southern region of Russia named Chechnya, or Chechen Republic Ichkeriya at the moment the war started. Here are some photos, mainly from a Chechen capital city Grozny or … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/22/first-chechen-war-photos/feed/ 5 Man from Belarus Made a Hobbit House http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/man-from-belarus-made-a-hobbit-house/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/man-from-belarus-made-a-hobbit-house/#comments Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:25:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169142 Man from Mirny village in Belarus decided to build an “eco-house” with his own hands. The results looks like very much like a hobbit house. The house has round windows and is made out of dirt and clay mixed with … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/man-from-belarus-made-a-hobbit-house/feed/ 2 How to Impress a Russian Girl http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/16/how-to-impress-a-russian-girl/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/16/how-to-impress-a-russian-girl/#comments Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:55:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169123 russian_village_10How to Impress a Russian Girl Every man has to know that it is possible to please and impress a Russian girl only when he gives her exactly what she wants. In order a surprise will be pleasant, a man … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/16/how-to-impress-a-russian-girl/feed/ 1 Photos of Soviet Counter Culture Youth http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/169118/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/169118/#comments Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:08:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169118 In late USSR there were youngsters who wanted to look different, even it was formally banned to differ from others. You could be easily getting a compulsory haircut in school if your hair was too long and you was a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/169118/feed/ 5 Repaired Old Soviet Fire Truck http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/13/repaired-old-soviet-fire-truck/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/13/repaired-old-soviet-fire-truck/#comments Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:14:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169067 Firemen of one Russian fire station have repaired a vintage Soviet fire truck. Here are some photos. Those trucks were made in the USSR from 1962 until 1968. They were widely used in Soviet villages. Now they are only found in museums and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/13/repaired-old-soviet-fire-truck/feed/ 8 Only in Russia Photos Part 14 http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/04/only-in-russia-photos-part-14/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/04/only-in-russia-photos-part-14/#comments Mon, 04 Sep 2017 19:25:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169056 Here is another selection of photos with situations and things that possible only in Russia. Of course not only in Russia things happen, but we still sort of proud about the density of the events and proudly post it all … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/04/only-in-russia-photos-part-14/feed/ 5 Modernizing MiG-31 jets at Top Secret Falcon Factory http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/modernizing-mig-31-jets-at-top-secret-falcon-factory/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/modernizing-mig-31-jets-at-top-secret-falcon-factory/#comments Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:24:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169046 One of the top secret Russian factories “Sokol” (Falcon) there is a modernization process of Russian MiG-31s going on. It’s almost impossible to get inside, however this photographer was allowed for a few minutes in to take the photos. Here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/modernizing-mig-31-jets-at-top-secret-falcon-factory/feed/ 4 Private Photos of Soviet Officers Fighting a War in Angola http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/soviet-officers-fighting-war-in-angola/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/soviet-officers-fighting-war-in-angola/#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:12:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169032 It’s no wonder the Soviet state was helping some sides in the Angola war. Here are some photos of Russian veterans from their private albums. Rarely seen private photos of Soviet pilots, tank commanders and other officers who fought on … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/soviet-officers-fighting-war-in-angola/feed/ 2 Russian Expo in New York in 1959 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/27/russian-expo-in-new-york-in-1959/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/27/russian-expo-in-new-york-in-1959/#comments Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:48:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169026 In June 1959, there was a Russian (Soviet) expo in New York, where the Soviet country presented their best achievements, and LIFE magazine visited the event and took these photos. The interior of the event was decorated with fake birch trees. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/27/russian-expo-in-new-york-in-1959/feed/ 0 German Tourist Visits Moscow in 1955 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/25/german-tourist-visits-moscow-in-1955/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/25/german-tourist-visits-moscow-in-1955/#comments Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:56:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168943 Another series of photos taken by a foreign tourist in the Soviet country. This time a German tourist took these photos in Moscow in 1955. Gorky street Moscow Kremlin. Archangelsky Cathedral inside the Kremlin. Big Kremlin palace and Archangelsky Cathedral. Kremlin Armory. Uspensky … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/25/german-tourist-visits-moscow-in-1955/feed/ 0 Russian Anti Riot Vehicle Schit http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/russian-anti-riot-vehicle-schit/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/russian-anti-riot-vehicle-schit/#comments Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:22:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168939 “Schit” means “Schield” in Russian, it’s also the name of the new anti-riot truck the Russian “Kalashnikov” company developed. This word can easily be an exclamation that protesting people can make when they see this thing approaching them. The truck has a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/russian-anti-riot-vehicle-schit/feed/ 13 First Russian Color Photos by Pyotr Vedenisov http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/first-russian-color-photos-by-pyotr-vedenisov/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/first-russian-color-photos-by-pyotr-vedenisov/#comments Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:57:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168937 Only a few photographers were taking color photos of pre-Communist Russia. Pyotr Vedenisov was one of them. He used autochrome technology for taking these photos. Around 150 such photos survive since that time, showing the period of 1909-1914 Russia. Here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/first-russian-color-photos-by-pyotr-vedenisov/feed/ 0 Strange House of a Belarus Businessman http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/23/strange-house-of-a-belarus-businessman/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/23/strange-house-of-a-belarus-businessman/#comments Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:16:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168933 In a Belarus village, 5km from the country capital man built himself a house decorated with lot of strange things. It belongs to a local businessman and the place already became a local landmark. Locals say that they even afraid a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/23/strange-house-of-a-belarus-businessman/feed/ 2 Russian Jets Flying Above the Azov Sea, Night and Day http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/russian-jets-flying-above-the-azov-sea-night-and-day/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/russian-jets-flying-above-the-azov-sea-night-and-day/#comments Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:36:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168929 Russian blogger visits an airfield in Kuban region, to see how SU-25 jets do their flights above the Azov sea during day and also night time. Airfield is getting ready for the flights. Technics preparing jets. First jets get into … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/russian-jets-flying-above-the-azov-sea-night-and-day/feed/ 2 Only in Russia, Part 10 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/only-in-russia-part-10/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/only-in-russia-part-10/#comments Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:18:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168926 Another collection of very Russian photos. Russian post office selling alcohol. “Family offer”. “Temporary sign”. Here, secure now. How did even got there? “Meat cheap as veggies”. Lening and Trotsky. Ran free. “Swimming (here) is dangerous for your life”. Indeed. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/only-in-russia-part-10/feed/ 1 Awesome Collection of Russian Vintage Photos Colorized http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/awesome-collection-of-russian-vintage-photos-colorized/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/awesome-collection-of-russian-vintage-photos-colorized/#comments Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:44:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168924 Awesome collection of the old Russia photos colorized, starting with this Russian Emperor Family. Great countess Maria Vladimirovna. Ksenia Romanova, the Tsars sister, daughter of Alexander III. Romanov royal sisters work in a military hospital during World War I. Tsar … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/awesome-collection-of-russian-vintage-photos-colorized/feed/ 5 Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/adventures-of-a-baseball-bat-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/adventures-of-a-baseball-bat-in-russia/#comments Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:22:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168922 In Russia there is almost no baseball games but there are too many baseball bats. Usually it’s not being used for a peaceful sports at all. Many shops sell this “sports equipment” ambiguous inscriptions, hinting you can use it for … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/21/adventures-of-a-baseball-bat-in-russia/feed/ 2 Russian Last Tsar Nicholas II Fooling Around http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/20/russian-last-tsar-nicholas-ii-fooling-around/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/20/russian-last-tsar-nicholas-ii-fooling-around/#comments Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:57:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168920 These photos were made in 1899 in Darmstadt, Germany. Here you can see last Russian emperor Tsar Nicholas II is fooling around together with his wife and friends – Danish princess, Duchess of Darmstadt and prince of Greece Nicholas. Nothing human wasn’t … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/20/russian-last-tsar-nicholas-ii-fooling-around/feed/ 1 Russian man makes wooden Zippo lighters http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/russian-man-makes-wooden-zippo-lighters/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/russian-man-makes-wooden-zippo-lighters/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:19:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168918 Many precious wood types are used by this man to create those nice looking wooden Zippos. Here how he does it: He takes a regular Zippo lighter. Then different precious wood cuttings that are left from some other production. The … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/russian-man-makes-wooden-zippo-lighters/feed/ 0 Border Guards of USSR http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/border-guards-of-ussr/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/border-guards-of-ussr/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:05:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168916 Some assorted photos of Soviet Border guards.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/border-guards-of-ussr/feed/ 0 Soviet Collective Farm Owner Builds Socialism in one Local Town http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/soviet-collective-farm-owner-builds-socialism-in-one-local-town/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/soviet-collective-farm-owner-builds-socialism-in-one-local-town/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:34:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168914 Most of the Soviet collective farms were turned into private farms and then sold by parts or stay abandoned now. This farm is different. It was turned into a corporation as well but it wasn’t neglected. It became a leading … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/soviet-collective-farm-owner-builds-socialism-in-one-local-town/feed/ 5 How St.Petersburg Most Famous Bridge Works, Being Lifted Each Night http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/how-st-petersburg-most-famous-bridge-works-being-lifted-each-night/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/how-st-petersburg-most-famous-bridge-works-being-lifted-each-night/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:39:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168911 This is a photo report by Russian blogger Aslan on how the big Leningrad now St.Petersburg Alexander Nevsky bridge is being raised at night. Probably many of you saw the picture of Leningrad with the bridge raised open. The weather … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/how-st-petersburg-most-famous-bridge-works-being-lifted-each-night/feed/ 0 Soviet Fashion and Soviet Models http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-fashion-and-soviet-models/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-fashion-and-soviet-models/#comments Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:24:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168903 Some photos of Soviet fashion and Soviet models, demonstrating the Soviet designer top fashion. Most of the photos made in Leningrad, but in different years. 1968 – woolen costumes. Spring wool costumes, 1978. Wool was a must for a Soviet … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-fashion-and-soviet-models/feed/ 1 Soviet girl draws her Soviet Childhood http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-girl-draws-her-soviet-childhood/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-girl-draws-her-soviet-childhood/#comments Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:09:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168901 From her birth until her fifteenth birthday Zoya lived in Kiev, USSR, and while living there she was taking art classes, so she developed artistic skills. Then she left for Israel and continued taking art classes there. Then, some years after, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/17/soviet-girl-draws-her-soviet-childhood/feed/ 1 Kiev Retired Man Turns His Hallway into a 19th Century Palace http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/kiev-retired-man-turns-his-hallway-into-a-palace/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/kiev-retired-man-turns-his-hallway-into-a-palace/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:57:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168895 Vladimir Chaika turned a hallway of his apartment building – a building where he got an apartment – into a 19th century palace. What you see here is a work in a progress – not finished yet. However the man … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/kiev-retired-man-turns-his-hallway-into-a-palace/feed/ 4 Abandoned Resort for the Kremlin Elite in Georgian Switzerland http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/abandoned-resort-for-the-kremlin-elite-in-georgian-switzerland/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/abandoned-resort-for-the-kremlin-elite-in-georgian-switzerland/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:42:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168893 In mountain region of Georgia you can see a monument reminding us of the Soviet past. Hidden behind the Caucasian mountain ridge, Shovi resort stays forgotten for already a few decades. Looking at the picturesque landscapes around you understand why … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/abandoned-resort-for-the-kremlin-elite-in-georgian-switzerland/feed/ 1 Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/ladies-of-death-portraits-of-russian-women-snipers-from-world-war-ii-killed-hundreds-nazis-colorized/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/ladies-of-death-portraits-of-russian-women-snipers-from-world-war-ii-killed-hundreds-nazis-colorized/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:25:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168891 Take a look at their eyes. In June 1941 Nazi Germany attacked USSR in order to conquer and enslave its people. Soviet army enlisted over 2,000 women snipers. Now Russian artist Olga Sh finds their photos and turn them into … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/ladies-of-death-portraits-of-russian-women-snipers-from-world-war-ii-killed-hundreds-nazis-colorized/feed/ 2 Surgut Russian City in Taiga http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/surgut-russian-city-in-taiga/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/surgut-russian-city-in-taiga/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:58:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168889 Taiga is a forest consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches. Much of Russia from Karelia in the west to the Pacific Ocean (including much of Siberia) is taiga. And Surgut is a  340,000 population city deep in taiga. The … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/surgut-russian-city-in-taiga/feed/ 0 Women Serving in Russian Law Enforcement http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/women-serving-in-russian-law-enforcement/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/women-serving-in-russian-law-enforcement/#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:40:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168873 Photographs of Russian women that serve in police and other law enforcement which Russia has plenty.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/women-serving-in-russian-law-enforcement/feed/ 0 Dubdom16: Russian Awesome Floating Houses http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/dubdom16-russian-awesome-floating-houses/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/dubdom16-russian-awesome-floating-houses/#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:36:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168871 Russian company makes those prefabricated floating cabins. For now some of them sold, some are offered for rent at the lakes near Moscow. Here how they look and work. It made out of laminated wood. This holes you see, the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/15/dubdom16-russian-awesome-floating-houses/feed/ 2 A Soviet Screw-Propelled Vehicle Going to Series, Again http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/a-soviet-screw-propelled-vehicle-going-to-series-again/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/a-soviet-screw-propelled-vehicle-going-to-series-again/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:02:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168822 One Russian factory started again producing those unique all-terrain screw-propelled vehicles. It was initially built in USSR and could move virtually anywhere – didn’t need roads at all – take a look at the video: Here is an old Soviet … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/a-soviet-screw-propelled-vehicle-going-to-series-again/feed/ 2 Russian Assault Helicopters Doing a Drill http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-assault-helicopters-doing-a-drill/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-assault-helicopters-doing-a-drill/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:47:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168820 KA-52s, Mi-8s, Mi-28s and Mi-35s copters and their crews from different Western Russian airfields have gathered here for a large scale drill going on.  Here are some photos from the airfield where it’s going on. Here are them standing prepared … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-assault-helicopters-doing-a-drill/feed/ 1 Unique White Tiger Cubs Were Born in Crimea http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/unique-white-tiger-cubs-were-born-in-crimea/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/unique-white-tiger-cubs-were-born-in-crimea/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:30:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168817 Four days ago four white tiger cubs were born. Those are unique animals, very rare in wild nature. Because of their color its harder for them to survive and to hunt. Not more than 300 of those animals exist in … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/unique-white-tiger-cubs-were-born-in-crimea/feed/ 0 Russian Empire Army Hospital in 1914-1916 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-empire-army-hospital-in-1914-1916/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-empire-army-hospital-in-1914-1916/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:21:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168815 Here are the photos of Russian Empire army hospital made in around 1914-1916. The World War I was going on, there was not enough hospitals to put all wounded soldiers. Schools and other state buildings were turned into hospital. Here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-empire-army-hospital-in-1914-1916/feed/ 1 Life of the Worker in USSR, 1950s http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/life-of-the-worker-in-ussr-1950s/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/life-of-the-worker-in-ussr-1950s/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:23:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168811 In 1950s American LIFE magazine has spent a couple of days with a simple Russian worker capturing his daily routines. Here are some photos they made.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/life-of-the-worker-in-ussr-1950s/feed/ 4 Russian Newest Next Generation Jet SU-57 or PAK-FA T50 Freshest Photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/13/russian-newest-next-generation-jet-su-57-or-pak-fa-t50-freshest-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/13/russian-newest-next-generation-jet-su-57-or-pak-fa-t50-freshest-photos/#comments Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:32:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168809 During month of July Russian blogger and photographer Antonio50 was able to make photos of the newest Russian next generation jet SU-57. It was previously known as PAK-FA project or T-50 but a few days ago a Russian army commander … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/13/russian-newest-next-generation-jet-su-57-or-pak-fa-t50-freshest-photos/feed/ 1 Fifteen Great Russian Artworks You Won’t Find in Any Schoolbooks http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/fifteen-great-russian-artworks-you-wont-find-in-any-schoolbooks/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/fifteen-great-russian-artworks-you-wont-find-in-any-schoolbooks/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:34:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168760 Soviet and then Russian schoolbooks are pretty much avoiding these artworks. All of them are connected by one topic – heavy drunkenness, bullying, family violence, but mostly of course, drunkenness. Despite how famous the artist was, how good the artworks themselves … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/fifteen-great-russian-artworks-you-wont-find-in-any-schoolbooks/feed/ 1 Russian Pilot Escaped to USA on Super Secret Air Force MiG-25 Jet http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/russian-pilot-escaped-to-usa-on-super-secret-air-force-mig-25-jet/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/russian-pilot-escaped-to-usa-on-super-secret-air-force-mig-25-jet/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:30:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168758 At the beginning of 1976, an international scandal broke out: A Soviet Air Force pilot, Viktor Belenko, escaped the USSR together with the newest MiG-25 jet. He landed in Japan first and then asked for asylum in the USA. In the Soviet country … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/russian-pilot-escaped-to-usa-on-super-secret-air-force-mig-25-jet/feed/ 8 Most Crazy Things Russian People Do with Their Balconies http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/wonder-world-of-russian-balconies/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/wonder-world-of-russian-balconies/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:44:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168754 Horses, old cars, Spiderman and many more – this is what you can expect from Russian people storing at their apartment balconies. This collection has it all. Turn your balcony into a bus? Easy. Make your balcony permanent Spiderman movie … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/wonder-world-of-russian-balconies/feed/ 2 American Navy Sailors Visiting Sevastopol, Crimea in 1989 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/08/american-navy-sailors-visiting-sevastopol-crimea-in-1989/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/08/american-navy-sailors-visiting-sevastopol-crimea-in-1989/#comments Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:22:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168746 So when Gorbachev announced “perestroyka” (change) such visits became possible. Two American Navy ships USS Thomas S. Gates (CG-51) and USS Kauffman (FFG-59) arrived to previously “closed” city of Sevastopol – main base of Soviet and then Russian Navy at … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/08/american-navy-sailors-visiting-sevastopol-crimea-in-1989/feed/ 4 Russian Zhigulevsky Beer Warehouses Across All Russian Empire http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/russian-zhigulevsky-beer-warehouses-across-all-russian-empire/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/russian-zhigulevsky-beer-warehouses-across-all-russian-empire/#comments Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:41:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168741 Russian Zhigulevsky Beer started its history in Russian empire and was probably most famous and popular Soviet beer. However even before USSR this was already a beverage giant – had its warehouses in almost every larger Russian Empire city or … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/russian-zhigulevsky-beer-warehouses-across-all-russian-empire/feed/ 0 This Plane Spent Sixty-Eight Years on the Bottom of the Lake Now Goes Back to the Skies http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/this-plane-spent-sixty-eight-years-on-the-bottom-of-the-lake-now-goes-back-to-the-skies/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/this-plane-spent-sixty-eight-years-on-the-bottom-of-the-lake-now-goes-back-to-the-skies/#comments Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:55:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168739 This year Moscow air show had one cool exhibit flying. This was an IL-2 World War 2 plane that is over seventy years old now already! Sixty-eight years it spent on the bottom of the lake, approximately twenty meter deep. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/this-plane-spent-sixty-eight-years-on-the-bottom-of-the-lake-now-goes-back-to-the-skies/feed/ 3 Life of Tsar Nicholas II While in Exile in Siberia http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/life-of-tsar-nicholas-ii-while-in-exile-in-siberia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/life-of-tsar-nicholas-ii-while-in-exile-in-siberia/#comments Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:49:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168737 This is a story of how last Russian Tsar Nicholas II spent his time while in exile, shortly before he was murdered. After bloodshed in July 1917 in St. Petersburg, temporary government of Russia in Petrograd decided to send Tsar … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/life-of-tsar-nicholas-ii-while-in-exile-in-siberia/feed/ 3 Soviet Most Beautiful Car Chaika in 21st Century http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/soviet-most-beautiful-car-chaika-in-21st-century/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/soviet-most-beautiful-car-chaika-in-21st-century/#comments Sun, 06 Aug 2017 18:42:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168735 This car was built for Soviet bosses. Nowadays it looks like it came straight out of 1960s records covers, photoalbums of our babushkas or propaganda Soviet books. However this “bird” – Chaika is translated as seagull to English – you … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/soviet-most-beautiful-car-chaika-in-21st-century/feed/ 1 Post-apocalyptic Lada http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/post-apocalyptic-lada/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/post-apocalyptic-lada/#comments Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:55:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168731 If you like post-apocalytpic movies with zombies, or you are a fan of Mad Max franchise then you should appreciate this modified Lada 2102. It was artificially aged to look like very rusty car (in fact this is a special … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/post-apocalyptic-lada/feed/ 1 Abandoned Wheat Elevator Grainery That Was Biggest in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/abandoned-wheat-elevator-grainery-that-was-biggest-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/abandoned-wheat-elevator-grainery-that-was-biggest-in-russia/#comments Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:50:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168725 Yaransk Elevator is a huge scale company. Once it was one of the biggest elevator in Russia now it’s stopped, territory is empty, buildings stay abandoned. Here is the trip inside by Russian blogger Oesolod. Yaransk is a small town … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/abandoned-wheat-elevator-grainery-that-was-biggest-in-russia/feed/ 6 Rare Soviet LADA 2109 Time Capsule http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/rare-soviet-lada-2109-time-capsule/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/rare-soviet-lada-2109-time-capsule/#comments Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:29:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168723 Man has got inherited an absolutely new Soviet LADA Sputnik 2109 car. It has only 49 km on it, still in factory packaging on the seats, was stored in a garage. Looks like his grandfather has never used it. And … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/rare-soviet-lada-2109-time-capsule/feed/ 7 Why Did Soviet Most Nice Looking Van Fail http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/why-did-soviet-most-nice-looking-van-fail/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/why-did-soviet-most-nice-looking-van-fail/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:46:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168720 IMG_7934_rThis Russian car, the passenger van, was enchanting many Russian people when it appeared in a cult Soviet movie about Shurik. Soviet people were arguing if its Soviet creation or an imported luxury. Some even thought this was a self-made … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/why-did-soviet-most-nice-looking-van-fail/feed/ 7 Crimea: Trip to Underground Submarines Storage, Cold War Object, Now Underground Museum of Submarines http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/crimea-trip-to-underground-submarines-storage-cold-war-object-now-underground-museum-of-submarines/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/crimea-trip-to-underground-submarines-storage-cold-war-object-now-underground-museum-of-submarines/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:00:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168718 This bay in Crimea is not just nice blue water and yachts. This one has some unprecedented in world history object, top secret sometime ago, and now it’s a museum called “Balaclava” same as the bay called. A museum of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/crimea-trip-to-underground-submarines-storage-cold-war-object-now-underground-museum-of-submarines/feed/ 4 How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/how-the-airplane-that-spent-72-years-on-lake-bottom-looks-like/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/how-the-airplane-that-spent-72-years-on-lake-bottom-looks-like/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:21:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168716 Last month Russian Navy divers lifted an American Bell P-39 Airacobra plane from the bottom of the lake on Kola Peninsula, Russia. This is how it looks like. It was staying 45 meter deep on the lake bottom. They used … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/how-the-airplane-that-spent-72-years-on-lake-bottom-looks-like/feed/ 2 Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/day-of-airborne-special-forces-in-moscow-yesterday/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/day-of-airborne-special-forces-in-moscow-yesterday/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:10:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168714 August second is a Airborne Storm Troopers day in Russia. Special forces veterans flock into Russian cities dress into their iconic striped shirts and blue berets and have fun. Here is how it was yesterday in Moscow, as on photos … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/day-of-airborne-special-forces-in-moscow-yesterday/feed/ 1 Launch of Soyuz MC-05 from Baikonur Spaceport http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/launch-of-soyuz-mc-05-from-baikonur-spaceport/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/launch-of-soyuz-mc-05-from-baikonur-spaceport/#comments Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:17:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168709 July 28th a Soyuz MC-05 space rocket was launched. Three cosmonauts were there, one American, one Russian, one European (Italy). They plan to stay in space for 139 days. Here is how the launch went in detail. At first the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/launch-of-soyuz-mc-05-from-baikonur-spaceport/feed/ 1 Vintage Soviet Firefighter Motorcycle URAL http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/vintage-soviet-firefighter-motorcycle-ural/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/vintage-soviet-firefighter-motorcycle-ural/#comments Wed, 02 Aug 2017 12:48:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168707 Sometime ago there were motorcycles used at Soviet firefighters crews. Especially the sidecar URAL motorcycles were popular. They were placing a pump in a sidecar and here you go. This one is now being placed in front of stadium in … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/vintage-soviet-firefighter-motorcycle-ural/feed/ 0 Man Made a Separate Entrance for His Cat that Glows in the Dark http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/man-made-a-separate-entrance-for-his-cat-that-glows-in-the-dark/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/man-made-a-separate-entrance-for-his-cat-that-glows-in-the-dark/#comments Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:04:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168702 Vladimir Semenov from Volgograd, Russia, likes his cat Ryzhik (RedHair) that much that built him a separate entrance into his first floor apartment. The staircase helps the pet to climb his apartment with ease. More than that there is cool … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/man-made-a-separate-entrance-for-his-cat-that-glows-in-the-dark/feed/ 2 Weird Fashion of Moscow Subway 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/weird-fashion-of-moscow-subway-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/weird-fashion-of-moscow-subway-2017/#comments Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:28:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168698 Moscow subway is a such wonderful place, which not only helps to reach their destination, but also can grant you mass of interesting new emotions. Here is a 2017 Moscow subway trends being listed. 1. Big trend of 2017 is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/01/weird-fashion-of-moscow-subway-2017/feed/ 2 This Van Has a Jet Airplane Engine Installed in It http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/this-van-has-a-jet-airplane-installed-in-it/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/this-van-has-a-jet-airplane-installed-in-it/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:58:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168692 0_bc027_8ea9a8f2_orig_fullWhat will happen if you install a jet plane engine into a small Soviet (Russian) van? You probably would picture a race car that make a speed record somewhere on a salt sea. However it is not also this. Look … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/this-van-has-a-jet-airplane-installed-in-it/feed/ 2 Clouds of Locust Closed Skies in South of Russia [photos & videos] http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/clouds-of-locust-closed-skies-in-south-of-russia-photos-videos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/clouds-of-locust-closed-skies-in-south-of-russia-photos-videos/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:34:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168685 Giant swarms of locusts attacking South of Russia these days. It all started in Dagestan but started spread across Russia fast. Now it is in Stavropol region, Kalmykia, Buryatia, Krasnodar and more. It eats and destroys everything it meets on … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/clouds-of-locust-closed-skies-in-south-of-russia-photos-videos/feed/ 0 The Story of an Abandoned Nuclear Lighthouse near St.Petersburg http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/the-story-of-an-abandoned-nuclear-lighthouse-near-st-petersburg/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/the-story-of-an-abandoned-nuclear-lighthouse-near-st-petersburg/#comments Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:26:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168681 From first sight this abandoned lighthouse doesn’t attract much attention. What, haven’t we’ve seen some abandoned lighthouses? There are plenty of abandoned stuff in exUSSR. However this one is very special. It has a very dramatic story behind it. So according … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/the-story-of-an-abandoned-nuclear-lighthouse-near-st-petersburg/feed/ 4 Russian Dmitry Donskoy Submarine and Peter the Great Battle Cruiser Arrived to the Gulf of Finland http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/russian-dmitry-donskoy-submarine-and-peter-the-great-battle-cruiser-arrived-to-the-gulf-of-finland/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/russian-dmitry-donskoy-submarine-and-peter-the-great-battle-cruiser-arrived-to-the-gulf-of-finland/#comments Sun, 30 Jul 2017 14:14:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168674 Russian Dmitry Donskoy atomic submarine and Peter the Great battlecruiser arrived to St.Petersburg to participate in Navy Day Parade today. Here are some photos and also a video of the whole parade. It’s the first time such big ships participate … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/russian-dmitry-donskoy-submarine-and-peter-the-great-battle-cruiser-arrived-to-the-gulf-of-finland/feed/ 0 Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/28/hot-springs-on-iturup-island-the-eight-meter-waterfall-with-hot-water/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/28/hot-springs-on-iturup-island-the-eight-meter-waterfall-with-hot-water/#comments Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:54:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168663 The most famous volcano on Iturup island of Kurill islands on the Eastern part of Russia, next to Japan. Because of the volcano there are plenty of hot springs on the island. Russian traveller Sergey visited the place and made … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/28/hot-springs-on-iturup-island-the-eight-meter-waterfall-with-hot-water/feed/ 0 Russian Air Show Maks 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/#comments Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:06:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168661 Russian blogger Deletant went to the last day of the MAKS-2017 Russian air show. This would be the last MAKS airshow as they stop doing it. In 2019 they play to have something similar but it won’t be MAKS he … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/feed/ 2 Pacific Russian Army Showing How to Cross Water Barriers http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/168650/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/168650/#comments Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:44:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168650 Pacific Coast Russian army invited journalists to show how they can cross the water barriers – rivers etc. Soldiers showed different skills such as driving under water (!) building pontoon bridges, training attack into an imaginary enemy units and more. Here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/168650/feed/ 1 USSR Retro Beach Photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/ussr-retro-beach-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/ussr-retro-beach-photos/#comments Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:51:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168648 A nice collection of Soviet beach photos, different photographers – foreign and Russian. And first one is from Sochi, 1956. This is Sochi “Caucasus Rivera” hotel beach. Sochi, “Primorskaya” promenade. This is also Sochi a few photos more, author of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/ussr-retro-beach-photos/feed/ 2 Russian Rapunzel from Siberia http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/russian-rapunzel-from-siberia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/russian-rapunzel-from-siberia/#comments Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:44:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168639 Darya is a girl from Siberia. She was a regular girl until she started growing her very long hair. Now she is been called “Russian Rapunzel”. Why did she do this and how exactly long her hair is? Well here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/24/russian-rapunzel-from-siberia/feed/ 1 8 Most Unusual Soviet MAZ Trucks That You Could Never Imagine http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/8-most-unusual-soviet-maz-trucks-that-you-could-never-imagine/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/8-most-unusual-soviet-maz-trucks-that-you-could-never-imagine/#comments Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:09:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168631 MAZ – abbreviated from Minsk Auto Zavod (Minsk Auto Factory) was founded in Minsk, Belarussia, USSR in 1954. It’s known for its normal trucks, but besides the regular trucks it was making some of the most interesting and weirdest trucks in … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/8-most-unusual-soviet-maz-trucks-that-you-could-never-imagine/feed/ 7 This Day in History: July 22, 1951, First Live Animals Fly to Space http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/this-day-in-history-july-22-1951-first-live-animals-fly-to-space/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/this-day-in-history-july-22-1951-first-live-animals-fly-to-space/#comments Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:59:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168629 On yesterday’s date, 22 July 1951, first recorded live animals from the Earth has gone to space. Sixty-six years ago two Russian dogs – Dezik (Daisy) and Tsigan (Gypsie) has landed a rocket and were fired into space. Those were … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/this-day-in-history-july-22-1951-first-live-animals-fly-to-space/feed/ 0 5 Cases of Youngest Russian Girls Giving Birth at Very Early Age http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/5-cases-of-youngest-russian-girls-giving-birth-at-very-early-age/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/5-cases-of-youngest-russian-girls-giving-birth-at-very-early-age/#comments Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:27:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168627 This is a story of most famous Russian teenage mothers who gave birth to kids way earlier than society expected them to do so. Grandmother at 29 years old, mother at twelve years old etc etc. Would you be able to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/5-cases-of-youngest-russian-girls-giving-birth-at-very-early-age/feed/ 5 Russian Military Kids Playground http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/168624/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/168624/#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:28:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168624 This newly opened kids playground in Petrozavodsk, Russia is actively exploiting militaristic  topics. Young kids can be a tank driver, a ..a Katyusha rocket launcher truck or.. Just crawl back and forth thru the gate of glory of Great Patriotic … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/168624/feed/ 9 Russian Military Intelligence Special Forces Passing an Obstacle Course Imitating NATO Fences http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-military-intelligence-special-forces-passing-an-obstacle-course-imitating-nato-fences/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-military-intelligence-special-forces-passing-an-obstacle-course-imitating-nato-fences/#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:19:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168622 Russian blogger Smit went to see how Russian military scouts, elite Military Intilligence special forces from six different regions of Russia were undergoing elite units training and contest. Here are his photos and the story. At first scouts had to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-military-intelligence-special-forces-passing-an-obstacle-course-imitating-nato-fences/feed/ 1 Russian Modern Fastfood http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-modern-fastfood/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-modern-fastfood/#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:42:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168620 If you drive across Russia, sometimes you can meet nice cozy cafes that are made in Russian traditional style, like this one near Smolensk which Russian blogger Aslan has visited recently. It’s called “Russian Courthouse”. And inside its much cooler … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-modern-fastfood/feed/ 5 Tallest Man in the World Was Almost Three Meter Tall and lived in Russian Empire http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/20/tallest-man-in-the-world-was-almost-three-meter-tall-and-lived-in-russian-empire/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/20/tallest-man-in-the-world-was-almost-three-meter-tall-and-lived-in-russian-empire/#comments Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:24:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168612 Fyodor Makhnov was world known. The reason for this is because he was the tallest man in the world. With his weight around 182 kg (around 400 lbs), his stature was 285 cm  (9’4″)! And a twelve-year old kid could … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/20/tallest-man-in-the-world-was-almost-three-meter-tall-and-lived-in-russian-empire/feed/ 0 Very Russian Crop Circle http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/very-russian-crop-circle/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/very-russian-crop-circle/#comments Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:57:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168610 Twenty-seven year old teacher Ilya from Stavropol found a crop circle in Rostov region yesterday. He found it because his GPS got him lost in the small roads and he found himself in middle of a field. Ilya went outside … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/very-russian-crop-circle/feed/ 1 17 Examples of Russian Redneck Engineering http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/17-examples-of-russian-redneck-engineering/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/17-examples-of-russian-redneck-engineering/#comments Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:30:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168608 People say here in Russia that we are very creative when it comes to a need. And need can come to anyone so here are a twenty-two examples of a Russian person in need gets creative and fixes his everyday … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/17-examples-of-russian-redneck-engineering/feed/ 3 Meanwhile in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/meanwhile-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/meanwhile-in-russia/#comments Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:01:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168603 373a64b547fba15fafd14728410430a2When someone going to tell you next time that “bears on Russian streets” is a stupid stereotype, don’t believe them. Show them this posting. Last week a bear wasn’t even just wandering streets of Arkhangelsk city. It was riding on … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/meanwhile-in-russia/feed/ 0 Someone Setting Metal Spike Traps on Russian Roads http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/some-setting-metal-spike-traps-on-russian-roads/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/some-setting-metal-spike-traps-on-russian-roads/#comments Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:50:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168600 Police of Altai region in Russia warned drivers that someone is setting up metal spikes screwed to the road surface which can damage tires of any car passing by. At first photos appeared in social media, warning drivers that someone … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/some-setting-metal-spike-traps-on-russian-roads/feed/ 5 Grain Elevators of Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/grain-elevators-of-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/grain-elevators-of-russia/#comments Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:42:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168575 Grain elevators are used to store grain and grain is used to make bread and bread is head to everything as Russian saying goes. It’s not easy to support Russian population without necessary amounts of grain stored, especially thru winter … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/grain-elevators-of-russia/feed/ 3 Only in Russia part 6 http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/only-in-russia-part-6/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/only-in-russia-part-6/#comments Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:48:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168573 Here we go, a new collection of “Only in Russia” photos. Weird children playgrounds, roads to nowhere, no vodka signs – everything you can imagine about Russia is here again in this photo set. And nobody knows why. But that’s … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/only-in-russia-part-6/feed/ 0 Shine and Horror of Russia at the Turn of the Ages: 1990s http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/shine-and-horror-of-russia-at-the-turn-of-the-ages-1990s/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/shine-and-horror-of-russia-at-the-turn-of-the-ages-1990s/#comments Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:52:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168568 These are photos that were taken at the turn of the ages in Russia. Early 1990s – when the old Communistic way of life suddenly ended and people found themselves in the new reality. Some could adapt, some couldn’t, some hate those … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/shine-and-horror-of-russia-at-the-turn-of-the-ages-1990s/feed/ 2 Overweight Russian Girl Lost 60 Pounds and Became Armani Model http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/overweight-russian-girl-lost-60-pounds-and-became-armani-model/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/overweight-russian-girl-lost-60-pounds-and-became-armani-model/#comments Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:47:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168566 This Russian girl was called fat in school. Her weight was around 90 kg (200 lbs), but at one moment there was an event that changed her life, she lost over 30 kg weight and became an Armani and other … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/17/overweight-russian-girl-lost-60-pounds-and-became-armani-model/feed/ 0 A Journey to Russian Arctics on a Car: No Roads, Polar Bears, Atomic Icebreakers and more http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/a-journey-to-russian-arctics-on-the-car-to-see-no-roads-polar-bears-atomic-icebreakers-and-more/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/a-journey-to-russian-arctics-on-the-car-to-see-no-roads-polar-bears-atomic-icebreakers-and-more/#comments Fri, 14 Jul 2017 21:53:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168562 North of Russia is a wild place. No roads, you can’t travel on the car just planes or helicopters. But in winter things change – there an opportunity appears to go on the “winter roads” – roads made of hard … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/a-journey-to-russian-arctics-on-the-car-to-see-no-roads-polar-bears-atomic-icebreakers-and-more/feed/ 2 Pripyat: Before and After Photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/pripyat-before-and-after-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/pripyat-before-and-after-photos/#comments Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:53:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168559 Those are the photos of seven locations in Pripyat before and after the nuclear accident in 1986. Almost thirty years after city is abandoned and overgrown with bushes and trees, however it wasn’t like this always. 1. An entrance to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/pripyat-before-and-after-photos/feed/ 2 Bizarre diamond-shaped UFO in Yakutia [video] http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/13/bizarre-diamond-shaped-ufo-in-yakutia-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/13/bizarre-diamond-shaped-ufo-in-yakutia-video/#comments Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:25:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168553 af9fe596f4dc11bd08badd18d11b57d6Russian man caught on camera a bizarre diamond-shaped UFO in Yakutia, Russia. It then disappeared in something that looked like a portal in the skies. Here is the video:]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/13/bizarre-diamond-shaped-ufo-in-yakutia-video/feed/ 3 Color Photos of Moscow in 1930s by Brenson DeCou http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/12/color-photos-of-moscow-in-1930s-by-brenson-decou/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/12/color-photos-of-moscow-in-1930s-by-brenson-decou/#comments Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:19:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168550 In 1931 American photographer and traveller Branson DeCou has visited Soviet capital for the first time. Here are his photos, starting with a Blagovest church inside of Moscow Kremlin. Young girls rest after the street sweeping work. MOSTORG biggest shop … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/12/color-photos-of-moscow-in-1930s-by-brenson-decou/feed/ 1 Sandbox with a Surprise http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/sandbox-with-a-surprise/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/sandbox-with-a-surprise/#comments Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:20:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168543 in_the_sandbox_00  This sandbox in Kemerovo region, Russia has got a surprise. Locals are sort of still puzzled how this happened.     Turned out there was an opened manhole right in the sand.  And the manhole is pretty deep – … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/sandbox-with-a-surprise/feed/ 2 Meanwhile in Russia: Cow Chip Throwing Contest http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/meanwhile-in-russia-cow-chip-throwing-contest/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/meanwhile-in-russia-cow-chip-throwing-contest/#comments Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:14:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168538 This year a new record was set at annual cow chip throwing contest in Perm region, Russia. The best result was to throw the piece of cow dung at the distance of 52 meters (160ft). It’s six meter farther than … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/meanwhile-in-russia-cow-chip-throwing-contest/feed/ 0 Rich kids of Russia photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/rich-kids-of-russia-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/rich-kids-of-russia-photos/#comments Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:22:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168532 Rich Russian kids are a trend in Russia now. They grew up in rich families, never seen USSR or poor life and now post it all into their Instagram accounts with special hashtags like #richrussiankids etc. And here is some … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/rich-kids-of-russia-photos/feed/ 4 What is Russia? 2. Lada cars http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/what-is-russia-2-lada-cars/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/what-is-russia-2-lada-cars/#comments Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:50:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168527 hqdefault  New series of “What is Russia?” info videos. Now some facts about LADA cars. See it here:  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/what-is-russia-2-lada-cars/feed/ 2 Soviet Spaceship Voskhod Analogue Navigation Equipment http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/168524/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/168524/#comments Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:47:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168524 This is navigation equipment that was used on Soviet VOSHOD space missions. The first ever mission to bring three cosmonauts to space at once, the first ever mission to travel to space without space suits and more achievements were set … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/168524/feed/ 2 Only in Russia part 5 http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/only-in-russia-part-5/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/only-in-russia-part-5/#comments Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:36:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168522 Another collection of “Only in Russia” photos. Some are funny, some are dark humour, some are pure craziness. Street seller was selling watermelons and has put his kids inside the storage cage so that they didn’t mess around. Another way … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/only-in-russia-part-5/feed/ 4 Creative Belarussian Electric Bulb Packaging http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/creative-belarussian-electric-bulb-packaging/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/creative-belarussian-electric-bulb-packaging/#comments Sun, 09 Jul 2017 14:56:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168515 1498139485_18382496_1911907239077945_4843624040641855488_aBelarussian designer Angelina has came out with this creative electric light bulb packaging which mimics different insects. She has already won a Cannes Lions prize for this design.   Each bulb looks like a different insect. Some have more long … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/creative-belarussian-electric-bulb-packaging/feed/ 1