English Russia » Ukraine http://englishrussia.com Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:18:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 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 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 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 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 Great Ukrainian Wall http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/great-ukrainian-wall/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/great-ukrainian-wall/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:10:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168813 After a few years ago Ukraine decided to build a wall on Russian border. Previously there was no border and people could snoop here and there between two states. They wanted to build a full-time wall, like the Israel is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/great-ukrainian-wall/feed/ 3 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 Russian Gaz-21 Volga Time Capsule http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/russian-gaz-21-volga-time-capsule/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/russian-gaz-21-volga-time-capsule/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:21:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168063 Gaz-21 Volga car was a symbol of luxury in 1950-1960s in USSR. Very expensive, hard to get, the car that was used by part officials and rich farmers of Georgia alike was attracting sights on the streets. Pity but not … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/russian-gaz-21-volga-time-capsule/feed/ 1 Soviet Ukraine: Photos of City of Kherson in Different Years http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/13/soviet-ukraine-photos-of-city-of-kherson-in-different-years/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/13/soviet-ukraine-photos-of-city-of-kherson-in-different-years/#comments Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:42:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167962 Russian Queen Ekaterina has founded Kherson as a fortress and shipbuilding dock in 1778. It was first ever Russian Black Sea Navy base. Soviet power over Kherson was established in 1920 after a short Russian Civil War.  Biggest population of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/13/soviet-ukraine-photos-of-city-of-kherson-in-different-years/feed/ 2 Two Ukrainian ladies tried to smuggle huge antiaircraft gun into Poland http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/07/two-ukrainian-ladies-tried-to-smuggle-huge-antiaircraft-gun-into-poland/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/07/two-ukrainian-ladies-tried-to-smuggle-huge-antiaircraft-gun-into-poland/#comments Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:17:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167899 Yesteday it was announced that European Parliament approved visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizen. Same day a report of two Ukrainian ladies trying to smuggle anti-aircraft gun from Ukraine to Poland appeared in social networks. Two unconnected facts but were looking … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/07/two-ukrainian-ladies-tried-to-smuggle-huge-antiaircraft-gun-into-poland/feed/ 6 Very Powerful Super Athlete Girl Who Could Do Crazy Tricks Now Retired and Gave Up http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/01/very-powerful-super-athlete-girl-who-could-do-crazy-tricks-now-retired-and-gave-up/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/01/very-powerful-super-athlete-girl-who-could-do-crazy-tricks-now-retired-and-gave-up/#comments Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:08:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167768 When this girl was fourteen she was already lifting ten men. She was born in the family of a circus athlete in Ukraine. Neighbours tried to accuse her father in child abuse – he was forcing her to lift the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/01/very-powerful-super-athlete-girl-who-could-do-crazy-tricks-now-retired-and-gave-up/feed/ 4 A Sad Story of Yuri Gagarin Soviet Greatest Science Ship Beloved by Millions Betrayed by Ukraine http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/a-sad-story-of-yuri-gagarin-soviet-greatest-science-ship-beloved-by-millions-betrayed-by-ukraine/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/a-sad-story-of-yuri-gagarin-soviet-greatest-science-ship-beloved-by-millions-betrayed-by-ukraine/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:34:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167712 Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet science flagship. Was built in Leningrad in 1971. It’s 231 m long, and 32 m wide. Main engine has 14 000 kWt power. The crew is 136 people and also 220 scientists can travel and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/a-sad-story-of-yuri-gagarin-soviet-greatest-science-ship-beloved-by-millions-betrayed-by-ukraine/feed/ 11 Lugansk 2016: Around the War Torn City http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/18/lugansk-2016-around-the-city/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/18/lugansk-2016-around-the-city/#comments Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:01:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165286 As we examined LPR capital in the past four parts, now we will go through the far outskirts of distant suburbs and immediate surroundings. There are also a quite traditional attractions like Slavyanoserbskaya manor in Aleksandrovskoe or memorial on the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/18/lugansk-2016-around-the-city/feed/ 0 Donetsk. The ruined Airport http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/14/donetsk-the-ruined-airport/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/14/donetsk-the-ruined-airport/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:48:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165178 Here is the place in Donetsk  where only the war remains. It is a ruined Donetsk Airport. A traveller went there and see his pictures and words about this place: I must say right away that though we aren’t hippies, there … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/14/donetsk-the-ruined-airport/feed/ 6 Ukrainian Orchestra Playing Game of Thrones Theme inside of a Steel Mill http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/03/ukrainian-orchestra-playing-game-of-thrones-theme-inside-of-the-steel-mill/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/03/ukrainian-orchestra-playing-game-of-thrones-theme-inside-of-the-steel-mill/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:36:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164842 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/03/ukrainian-orchestra-playing-game-of-thrones-theme-inside-of-the-steel-mill/feed/ 2 Ukrainian “anti-terrorist operation” museum in Dnepropetrovsk http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/18/ukrainian-anti-terrorist-operation-museum-in-dnepropetrovsk/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/18/ukrainian-anti-terrorist-operation-museum-in-dnepropetrovsk/#comments Wed, 18 May 2016 11:45:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164682 Ukrainian city Dnepropetrovsk hosts a “museum for counter terrorist operation” – by this name in Ukraine goes the recent war they were having in 2014-2015. Officially, the war is not over yet, however museum is intact already. Take a look … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/18/ukrainian-anti-terrorist-operation-museum-in-dnepropetrovsk/feed/ 6 Weird Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/11/weird-ukrainian-tanks-and-armored-vehicles/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/11/weird-ukrainian-tanks-and-armored-vehicles/#comments Wed, 11 May 2016 20:12:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164632 Please take a look at a selection of totally unique tanks and armored vehicles of Ukrainian army. During  the latest conflict that took place recently there, the army of this country started getting those weird vehicles for some reason. Take … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/11/weird-ukrainian-tanks-and-armored-vehicles/feed/ 27 Military Parade in Donetsk, 2016 http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/09/military-parade-in-donetsk-2016/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/09/military-parade-in-donetsk-2016/#comments Mon, 09 May 2016 09:06:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164582 Speaking about parades, here is military parade from Donetsk-2016. Enjoy. More parades are coming today. via]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/09/military-parade-in-donetsk-2016/feed/ 6 Russian Photographer Goes inside Chernobyl Reactor in 1990 http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/28/russian-photographer-goes-inside-chernobyl-reactor-in-1990/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/28/russian-photographer-goes-inside-chernobyl-reactor-in-1990/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:29:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164542 These days some in the media are commemorating the Chernobyl incident, or as they call it in Russia, “The Chernobyl Catastrophe”. The reason is because it happened exactly thirty years ago, in April 1986. So we decided to post something too. We posted … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/28/russian-photographer-goes-inside-chernobyl-reactor-in-1990/feed/ 15 Peaceful Sights of Spring in Ukrainian City Rakhov http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/21/164462/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/21/164462/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 20:12:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164462 Just a dose of peacefulness. Ukrainian small town Rakhov is an example of slow life in rural setting. Spring adds overall charm. Enjoy relaxed atmosphere of those pics, especially if you stressed. Thanks to Deni M for the photos his … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/21/164462/feed/ 8 Vogue Photographer Took Photos of Ukraine When He Was Nazi Soldier http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/18/vogue-photographer-took-photos-of-ukraine-when-he-was-nazi-soldier/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/18/vogue-photographer-took-photos-of-ukraine-when-he-was-nazi-soldier/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:11:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164436 A successful German photographer Herber List was known to work with top notch editions all over the world, including such names as Vogue, Harper’s Bazar and many more. But not many know that before his successful career in fashion photography … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/18/vogue-photographer-took-photos-of-ukraine-when-he-was-nazi-soldier/feed/ 14 Turning One Mercedes into Another http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/18/turning-one-mercedes-into-another/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/18/turning-one-mercedes-into-another/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:42:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164424 Company in Ukraine specializes in turning older Mercedes into newer ones. Like, many Mercedes owners want to upgrade their cars however can’t afford. Especially the more costlier cars like S-class can cost tens thousands dollars more expensive if to buy … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/18/turning-one-mercedes-into-another/feed/ 4 Ukrainian Army Trains to Fight Terrorists http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/17/ukrainian-army-trains-to-fight-terrorists/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/17/ukrainian-army-trains-to-fight-terrorists/#comments Sun, 17 Apr 2016 18:30:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164402 Ukrainian general army command has posted those photos which should show the Ukrainian army “training to fight terrorists” via]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/17/ukrainian-army-trains-to-fight-terrorists/feed/ 8 Bottle of Vodka in One Minute http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/02/bottle-of-vodka-in-one-minute/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/02/bottle-of-vodka-in-one-minute/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:45:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=163382 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/02/bottle-of-vodka-in-one-minute/feed/ 4 Hundreds of Radioactive Combat Vehicles Disappeared from Chernobyl http://englishrussia.com/2016/02/22/hundreds-of-radioactive-combat-vehicles-disappeared-from-chernobyl/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/02/22/hundreds-of-radioactive-combat-vehicles-disappeared-from-chernobyl/#comments Mon, 22 Feb 2016 20:38:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=163274 Meanwhile in Chernobyl interesting things are happening. During the Chernobyl catastrophe there were hundreds of army vehicles, including combat vehicles, tanks and helicopters used to operate in first days of the disaster in Pripyat. All those vehicles got very radioactively … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/02/22/hundreds-of-radioactive-combat-vehicles-disappeared-from-chernobyl/feed/ 16 Donetsk in 2016 http://englishrussia.com/2016/02/21/donetsk-in-2016/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/02/21/donetsk-in-2016/#comments Sun, 21 Feb 2016 17:38:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=163146 Russian traveller Anton Krotov has travelled to Donetsk recently and decided to post his travel photos. Thanks to this we are able to see what’s going on in this region right now. Please see photos inside: Sign on the border. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/02/21/donetsk-in-2016/feed/ 68 Crazier That You May Have Imagined: Offroad Smart Fortwo Car http://englishrussia.com/2016/01/13/crazier-that-you-may-have-imagined-offroad-smart-fortwo-car/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/01/13/crazier-that-you-may-have-imagined-offroad-smart-fortwo-car/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:34:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=162602 1  Today, you are going to see something you have probably never seen before. The idea for such a project for sure could have come from someone from an ex-Soviet country – where the roads are still often cursed by drivers … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/01/13/crazier-that-you-may-have-imagined-offroad-smart-fortwo-car/feed/ 6 Elite Resorts of Crimea 2015 http://englishrussia.com/2015/12/27/elite-resorts-of-crimea-2015/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/12/27/elite-resorts-of-crimea-2015/#comments Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:16:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=162488 A blogger, Sergey A., is living in Crimea. He went to the “Elite” resorts of his motherland to see how good they are. What he then posted says “Ashamed. Elite henhouses of Crimea”. So these are those houses he is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/12/27/elite-resorts-of-crimea-2015/feed/ 34 Ukrainian Resort is Ready for Christmas http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/12/ukrainian-resort-is-ready-for-the-christmas/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/12/ukrainian-resort-is-ready-for-the-christmas/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 03:57:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161564 Some of the Ukrainian resorts report that they already have snow and now more and more look like they just came out of a fairy tale. They have a very Christmasy feel, even now, in early October! Take a look, there’s … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/12/ukrainian-resort-is-ready-for-the-christmas/feed/ 5 The First Bridge to Crimea is Completed http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/01/first-bridge-to-crimea-is-completed/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/01/first-bridge-to-crimea-is-completed/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 21:06:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161244 1429206904_30133          According to Russian media the first bridge connecting continental Russia and Crimea peninsula has been completed.  Previously Crimea had no direct roads to Russia, you could get there either thru Ukrainian mainland or thru ferries … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/01/first-bridge-to-crimea-is-completed/feed/ 36 Meanwhile in Donetsk http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/23/meanwhile-in-donetsk-3/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/23/meanwhile-in-donetsk-3/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 20:55:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161118 The Ukrainian mass media has published these photos of people, who are supposedly combatants in Donetsk and Lughansk, spending some spare time in a botanical exploration of what the local nature can offer farmers. Ukrainian news outlets have published photos … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/23/meanwhile-in-donetsk-3/feed/ 7 New Ukrainian Fortifications near Mariupol city http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/16/new-ukrainian-fortifications-near-mariupol-city/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/16/new-ukrainian-fortifications-near-mariupol-city/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2015 03:19:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160832 The Ukrainian Defense Department has published photos of new fortification structures they are erecting these days near Mariupol city. This city was widely rumoured to be the scene of the next major battle last year after Donetsk and Lughansk, but it turned out … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/16/new-ukrainian-fortifications-near-mariupol-city/feed/ 4 Jewish People Coming to Ukraine to Celebrate New Year http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/14/jewish-people-coming-to-ukraine-to-celebrate-new-year/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/14/jewish-people-coming-to-ukraine-to-celebrate-new-year/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2015 17:12:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160690 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/14/jewish-people-coming-to-ukraine-to-celebrate-new-year/feed/ 13 Ukraine American Military Drill September 2015 http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/11/ukraine-american-military-drill-september-2015/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/11/ukraine-american-military-drill-september-2015/#comments Fri, 11 Sep 2015 19:05:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160630 These days in Ukraine they say there is a military drill taking place. It’s a joint forces drill of the Ukraine and American armies, conducted according to NATO standards. Ships, tanks, HUMVEEs etc are there. Take a look, it’s a short … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/11/ukraine-american-military-drill-september-2015/feed/ 6 Businessman Builds Forty Feet Tall Fence Around His Villa http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/08/businessman-builds-forty-feet-tall-fence-around-his-villa/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/08/businessman-builds-forty-feet-tall-fence-around-his-villa/#comments Wed, 09 Sep 2015 03:26:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160474 You can see how tall this structure is! Do you wonder what it is? It’s a fence! A Ukrainian businessman, an owner of the company producing mineral fertilizer, has built a forty foot high fence (13 meters) around his villa! … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/08/businessman-builds-forty-feet-tall-fence-around-his-villa/feed/ 12 Soviet Ukraine in 1988 http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/06/soviet-ukraine-in-1988/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/06/soviet-ukraine-in-1988/#comments Mon, 07 Sep 2015 04:04:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160370 In 1988, two foreign photographers travelled to the USSR on the verge of “Perestroika” and their special topic of interest was Ukraine. So these are the photos they took of what was at the time a part of Soviet Russia, but … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/06/soviet-ukraine-in-1988/feed/ 1 In Donetsk Dad Brought His Kid to School on Tank http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/02/in-donetsk-dad-brought-his-kid-to-school-on-tank/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/02/in-donetsk-dad-brought-his-kid-to-school-on-tank/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 04:27:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160292 CN0Qyl0WUAIEL0k  It has been reported that an unnamed dad in Donetsk has given his son a ride to school, on the first day of school, on a tank. Well nobody seemed to care and his classmates joined in to take more photos.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/02/in-donetsk-dad-brought-his-kid-to-school-on-tank/feed/ 7 Mash Up http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/25/mash-up/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/25/mash-up/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 21:16:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=159666 http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/25/mash-up/feed/ 6 Blogger Goes thru Devastated Ukrainian Village http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/18/blogger-goes-thru-devastated-ukrainian-village/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/18/blogger-goes-thru-devastated-ukrainian-village/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 22:54:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=159636 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/18/blogger-goes-thru-devastated-ukrainian-village/feed/ 16 Cool Russian NIVA Hack http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/09/cool-russian-niva-hack/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/09/cool-russian-niva-hack/#comments Sun, 10 May 2015 00:58:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=159410 If you live in Europe you probably know this car – Russian LADA NIVA. A cheap 4×4 coupe car with a price tag often three-four times lower than any other SUVs. Its design stays unchanged at most – except some … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/05/09/cool-russian-niva-hack/feed/ 7 Awesome Castle near Kiev http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/31/awesome-castle-near-kiev/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/31/awesome-castle-near-kiev/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:01:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156886 IMG_9166_sandm_victoriafilms_SMIf you drive near Kiev, Ukraine you probably want to take a look on this fairy tale castle standing near the road. People say that this structure impresses them a lot, when during the routine drive they see such a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/31/awesome-castle-near-kiev/feed/ 0 Ukrainian People Greet Nazi Germans http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/25/ukrainian-people-greet-nazi-germans/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/25/ukrainian-people-greet-nazi-germans/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:41:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156814 Looks like at least some people in Soviet Ukraine were really happy when Nazis arrived to their land in 1941. Just see this selection of Ukrainian people showing hospitality to the Soviet enemy – German Wermacht soldiers.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/25/ukrainian-people-greet-nazi-germans/feed/ 52 Two Photos of Pripyat – Then and Now http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/23/two-photos-of-pripyat-then-and-now/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/23/two-photos-of-pripyat-then-and-now/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:08:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156714 1553534_900  Just couple of photos from Pripyat – then and now for comparison. This is the “Sportivnaia” street – one of the most busy city streets – the building is the swimming pool. This photo was taken in Soviet times … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/23/two-photos-of-pripyat-then-and-now/feed/ 3 Photos of Ukrainian Soldiers March 2015 near Volnovakha http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/15/photos-of-ukrainian-soldiers-march-2015-near-volnovakha/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/15/photos-of-ukrainian-soldiers-march-2015-near-volnovakha/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 01:26:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156618 There is a ceasefire in force in Ukraine now, however most of the regiments haven’t been sent home but just stay “in fields” just a few kilometers to the east from where they have been before, according to the Minsk … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/15/photos-of-ukrainian-soldiers-march-2015-near-volnovakha/feed/ 11 New Ukrainian Army Helmet Reminds an Imperial Trooper Helmet http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/06/new-ukrainian-army-helmet-reminds-an-imperial-trooper-helmet/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/06/new-ukrainian-army-helmet-reminds-an-imperial-trooper-helmet/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:30:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156532 10945510_1550866405161829_4564758603894691873_nThe new Ukrainian army mask was presented to public. The model was named “Cyborg”, and some bloggers around have been finding a similarity between this new mask and imperial troopers mask out of the movie Star Wars. However despite the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/06/new-ukrainian-army-helmet-reminds-an-imperial-trooper-helmet/feed/ 14 Firefighters in Pripyat Cleaning up the Initial Contamination http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/19/firefighters-in-pripyat-cleaning-up-the-initial-contamination/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/19/firefighters-in-pripyat-cleaning-up-the-initial-contamination/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:10:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156386 Firefighters started cleaning up radioactive contamination in Chernobyl immediately after the incident happened, but it lasted for a couple of years. Often the operation to clean contaminated radioactive dust from the buildings was as simple as this – a firefighters … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/19/firefighters-in-pripyat-cleaning-up-the-initial-contamination/feed/ 11 Meanwhile in Ukraine http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/15/meanwhile-in-ukraine-3/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/15/meanwhile-in-ukraine-3/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:41:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156324 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/15/meanwhile-in-ukraine-3/feed/ 7 Shelling of a Park in Kramatorsk http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/12/shelling-of-a-park-in-kramatorsk/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/12/shelling-of-a-park-in-kramatorsk/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:01:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156302 http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/12/shelling-of-a-park-in-kramatorsk/feed/ 22 New Ukrainian Tank http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/01/new-ukrainian-tank/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/01/new-ukrainian-tank/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:48:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156166 7b07839c19704aacUkrainian tank factory in Kharkiv presented a new vehicle these days – their take on a tank mixed up with a ligher armored fighting vehicle. They gave it the name BMP-64 and for now only two test specimen were produced, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/01/new-ukrainian-tank/feed/ 4 Missile Got into an Apartment http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/29/missile-got-into-an-apartment/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/29/missile-got-into-an-apartment/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:48:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156036 1422472650-90baad5391be7b69842b9b9c19b21cb7Like, someone was watching TV then boom – and his house has got a missile type “Smerch” or “Whirlwind” in English. “It’s big luck it has failed to explode”, tell the local, “or there was nothing to photograph here”. And … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/29/missile-got-into-an-apartment/feed/ 14 Meanwhile in Ukraine http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/26/meanwhile-in-ukraine-2/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/26/meanwhile-in-ukraine-2/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:04:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155984 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/26/meanwhile-in-ukraine-2/feed/ 11 From Peace to Pieces in Twenty Seconds: UPDATED http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/25/from-peace-to-pieces-in-twenty-seconds/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/25/from-peace-to-pieces-in-twenty-seconds/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:46:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155972 hqdefault-3  This dash cam video is really short just around 20 seconds, but it might be the most dramatic of all of them. It shows what terror is really like about. Just imagine a car driving on a normal day … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/25/from-peace-to-pieces-in-twenty-seconds/feed/ 66 Ukrainian Submarine in Bad Condition http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/08/ukrainian-submarine-in-bad-condition/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/08/ukrainian-submarine-in-bad-condition/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:48:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155810 Even though Ukraine has sea ports, it had only two submarines in its Navy, and both are in  a condition that’s not really nice. For example, this is the Ukrainian submarine “SS-330″ which was built in 1970. In Soviet times, it … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/08/ukrainian-submarine-in-bad-condition/feed/ 23 Steam Over Water in Crimea These Days http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/07/steam-over-water-in-crimea-these-days/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/07/steam-over-water-in-crimea-these-days/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 04:16:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155792 These days in Crimea the weather is like this: the air is much colder than the water so the water steams all day long with this fog, making it rather picturesque to walk around. So Georgi, a blogger, went along … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/07/steam-over-water-in-crimea-these-days/feed/ 1 Lugansk City Library http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/05/lugansk-city-library/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/05/lugansk-city-library/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 22:23:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155740 Lugansk and Donetsk are main news making points in Eastern Ukraine of last year – here is a view of Lugansk city library these days. Looks like nobody is interested in reading anymore there. Or at least can’t afford visit … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/05/lugansk-city-library/feed/ 10 Meanwhile in Donetsk http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/01/meanwhile-in-donetsk/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/01/meanwhile-in-donetsk/#comments Thu, 01 Jan 2015 18:50:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155666 http://englishrussia.com/2015/01/01/meanwhile-in-donetsk/feed/ 4 Abandoned Electric Vehicles Factory in Kiev http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/19/abandoned-electric-vehicles-factory-in-kiev/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/19/abandoned-electric-vehicles-factory-in-kiev/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:26:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155372 Most of our abandoned posts come from Russia and not many from other Soviet republics, even Ukraine, one of the largest ones, doesn’t often send us pictures of abandoned stuff. This time a Moscow urban explorer, Sam Namos, while he was … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/19/abandoned-electric-vehicles-factory-in-kiev/feed/ 2 One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/18/one-old-ambulance-soviet-retro-car-restored/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/18/one-old-ambulance-soviet-retro-car-restored/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:48:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155304 One guy in Ukraine had a dream to find the old and very rare Soviet GAZ-13 “Chaika” (or “Seagull”) luxury car which was used (very rarely!) as an ambulance. He spent lot of time searching for a car, as their … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/18/one-old-ambulance-soviet-retro-car-restored/feed/ 7 Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/16/residential-areas-of-pripyat-forests-in-place-of-streets/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/16/residential-areas-of-pripyat-forests-in-place-of-streets/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:58:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155198 “What photos people make in Pripyat or Chernobyl? Usually those are some well known land marks you can see on every photo – abandoned amusement park, a movie theater etc. All those landmarks are in one place and usually Chernobyl … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/16/residential-areas-of-pripyat-forests-in-place-of-streets/feed/ 10 Ukrainian Security Service General Grand Dad Showing Skills http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/10/ukrainian-security-service-general-grand-dad-showing-skills/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/10/ukrainian-security-service-general-grand-dad-showing-skills/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:01:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155086 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/10/ukrainian-security-service-general-grand-dad-showing-skills/feed/ 0 Donetsk These Days http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/01/donetsk-these-days/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/01/donetsk-these-days/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 02:08:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=154788 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/01/donetsk-these-days/feed/ 109 Inside of a Rocket Engines University http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/22/inside-of-a-rocket-engines-university/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/22/inside-of-a-rocket-engines-university/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:30:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=154498 A guy has paid a visit to the Kharkiv University of Rocket Engine Building and saw what they had in the buildings for students to learn the mechanics of these things. He was really impressed with his visit, this is what he says: “In … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/22/inside-of-a-rocket-engines-university/feed/ 2 Donetsk Today http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/19/donetsk-today-2/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/19/donetsk-today-2/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:40:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=154374 Dmitriy has visited Donbass – the region where the fighting was going on over Summer, around Donetsk, Ukraine and these are the photos he brought back. The building in this photo above is a museum: “Didn’t have a chance to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/19/donetsk-today-2/feed/ 15 Donetsk Airport from Above http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/01/donetsk-airport-from-above/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/01/donetsk-airport-from-above/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 22:15:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153866 This is (or this was?) a Donetsk airport. Photographed from above and became famous lately for the battles still going on there even there not much of those on other parts of Ukraine. By the way, to remind you, Donetsk … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/01/donetsk-airport-from-above/feed/ 70 Thousand Feet Underground: Salt Caves Used for Treatment http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/28/thousand-feet-underground-salt-caves-used-for-treatment/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/28/thousand-feet-underground-salt-caves-used-for-treatment/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:06:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153808 Kiril Kuletski, a photographer, has visited a unique treatment facility in Ukraine. This is an underground salt mine which has been used for more than forty years to treat respiratory difficulties and it has been proved to be doing this well. No walls, nothing … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/28/thousand-feet-underground-salt-caves-used-for-treatment/feed/ 6 An Ukrainian Hogwarts http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/14/an-ukrainian-hogwarts/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/14/an-ukrainian-hogwarts/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:49:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153554 Ukrainian people call this place “Hogwarts” – they think this architectural creation reminds them of the well-known school of Harry Potter, and what’s interesting is that this place is a school, too. A university in the city of Chernovtsy in … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/14/an-ukrainian-hogwarts/feed/ 3 Destroyed Lughansk Ukrainian Airport http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/14/destroyed-lughansk-ukrainian-airport/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/14/destroyed-lughansk-ukrainian-airport/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:33:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153550   We have already mentioned a destroyed Lughansk airport with video here but here are some more photos from inside. A previously peaceful airport is now totally in ruins, including the planes, as you can see here!  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/14/destroyed-lughansk-ukrainian-airport/feed/ 55 Looks Like Those Work http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/06/looks-like-its-working/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/06/looks-like-its-working/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 23:43:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153340 It looks like this strange, home-made armor works. At least from looking at these photos of an Ukrainian armored vehicle after the battle. You can clearly see that damage occurred to the metal bars but not to the vehicle itself … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/06/looks-like-its-working/feed/ 4 People Still Live Here http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/06/people-still-live-here/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/06/people-still-live-here/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 22:36:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153330 Sevastopol, Crimea, 2014. You might not believe it, but people still live in these houses. That’s downtown Sevastopol and Asaratov visited this place to take some photos as he was both shocked and impressed. Wanna see what’s inside? Welcome here: … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/06/people-still-live-here/feed/ 8 Donetsk Today http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/05/donetsk-today/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/05/donetsk-today/#comments Sun, 05 Oct 2014 19:01:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153312 hqdefault  Do you want to know what’s going on in Donetsk today? If you still don’t know Donetsk is a center point of all the last day events in Ukraine, and this is the main city square of the city … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/05/donetsk-today/feed/ 17 Post Apocalyptic Chicken in Ukraine http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/29/post-apocalyptic-chicken-in-ukraine/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/29/post-apocalyptic-chicken-in-ukraine/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:47:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152748 thumb-20140929-1383556_0004If you wondered how the post apocalyptic world might look like seconds after a disaster this might be a real life, not movie taken, scene. Thousands of suddenly freed chicken leave the farm, trying to eat something, trying to each … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/29/post-apocalyptic-chicken-in-ukraine/feed/ 5 Kharkiv: Lenin Down http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/28/kharkiv-lenin-down/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/28/kharkiv-lenin-down/#comments Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:18:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152680 sddefaultAbout an hour ago a Lenin’s monument was downed in Kharkiv city, Ukraine. Kharkiv is pretty large city – metropolitan population of around 1,700,000 people and they say this Lenin’s monument was the largest in Europe. Not any more. Forty … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/28/kharkiv-lenin-down/feed/ 26 If It Fits it Sits http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/27/if-it-fits-it-sits/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/27/if-it-fits-it-sits/#comments Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:33:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152660 2787959_original    “If it fits it sits” – humorously say about the cats that tend to squeeze themselves into different sized boxes and other stuff. This Niva car ain’t a cat, but it looks like this hole in the road … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/27/if-it-fits-it-sits/feed/ 4 An American Fighting in Ukraine http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/24/an-american-fighting-in-ukraine/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/24/an-american-fighting-in-ukraine/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:33:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152602 thumb-20140924-1365840_0004  A video of an American (allegedly based on an accent and what he says himself) from Ilionois (or Alabama?). He says he fights for New Russia. He however admits he would like to get it resolved peacefully. Does someone … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/24/an-american-fighting-in-ukraine/feed/ 28 Salty Lakes of Crimea http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/21/salty-lakes-of-crimea/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/21/salty-lakes-of-crimea/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:26:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152534 Just a few photos from a photographer named Max. He has taken photos of the bottoms of a salty lake in Crimea. The lake’s name is Koyash, and this summer there is almost no water, which allows him to take … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/21/salty-lakes-of-crimea/feed/ 4 Nuclear Explosions in Donetsk Today http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/20/nuclear-explosions-in-donetsk-today/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/20/nuclear-explosions-in-donetsk-today/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:33:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152500 GkDA1qx2NgE  Rememebr peaceful photos of Soviet Donetsk from 1984 we had yesterday? Well this is Donetsk as of six hours ago according to the locals. I am not sure what exactly those explosions are but there are rumors based on … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/20/nuclear-explosions-in-donetsk-today/feed/ 36 Donetsk in 1984 http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/19/donetsk-in-1984/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/19/donetsk-in-1984/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:49:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152496 Probably most of us here have heard about the city of Donetsk – a place in Ukraine that has been all over the news lately and probably suffered the most from what’s happening there. And to see what it was … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/19/donetsk-in-1984/feed/ 3 Power Plant Destroyed, Million People Left Powerless http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/17/power-plant-destroyed-million-people-left-powerless/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/17/power-plant-destroyed-million-people-left-powerless/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:31:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152388 BxwK3cfCIAAxDwn.jpg-large  Meanwhile, it has been reported that a few hours ago a major power plant was destroyed in Lughansk, Ukraine, leaving over one million people around it without power. They have not yet said if power will be restored in … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/17/power-plant-destroyed-million-people-left-powerless/feed/ 34 Reimagined Earth Globes for Sale Now http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/16/reimagined-earth-globes-for-sale-now/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/16/reimagined-earth-globes-for-sale-now/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:56:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152366 1248608_900People report seeing such globes for sale. What is special about these ones is the coloration. You see the Russian territory is colored green and the United States is violet, however Alaska is also colored green on them. This is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/16/reimagined-earth-globes-for-sale-now/feed/ 8 A Politician in a Trash Bin (Literary) http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/16/a-politician-in-a-trash-bin-literary/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/16/a-politician-in-a-trash-bin-literary/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:07:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152344 8dc0a13cf9ffc563bd2770aa18d17332As things getting more and more hectic in Ukraine here is the today’s video when the mob of angry people throws a nicely dressed in suit and tie politician into a real life trash bin and keeping him there for … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/16/a-politician-in-a-trash-bin-literary/feed/ 9 Homeless Monkeys in Lugansk http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/13/homeless-monkeys-in-lugansk/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/13/homeless-monkeys-in-lugansk/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:27:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152238 BaZDR-pvDikRemember the airport of Lugansk that was utterly destroyed as a result of war?  We called it “Crazy War Aftermath” at that time. But here is one more report from that city, Lugansk. After an airstrike destroyed some place where monkeys … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/13/homeless-monkeys-in-lugansk/feed/ 11 The Demons Tank http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/05/demons-tank/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/05/demons-tank/#comments Sat, 06 Sep 2014 03:41:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=151948 29621_900  “Demon” or “Bes” in Russian, that’s what one of the fighting sides in Ukraine calls himself and his group, the Demon’s Regiment. And this is their tank, probably captured in a fight. They did some paintwork to express themselves … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/05/demons-tank/feed/ 24 War Comes to another Major City http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/04/war-comes-to-another-major-city/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/04/war-comes-to-another-major-city/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:21:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=151768 1409744379_g5v3aqpu5vi  Those are “Czech hedgehogs” or anti-tank hedgehogs – obstacles used to stop the tanks, mainly deployed during World War 2. Now, 70 years later, a few generations of people were born who have seen those only on the photos … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/04/war-comes-to-another-major-city/feed/ 41 Got Master Degree? Now Flee http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/04/got-master-degree-now-flee/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/04/got-master-degree-now-flee/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:38:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=151756 thumb-20140904-1294590_0004So this is happening – Ukrainian professionals, including these musicians flee to Russia to get at least something instead of fully nothing they can get now in Donetsk, Ukraine and other Eastern parts of the country. Those told to be … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/04/got-master-degree-now-flee/feed/ 5 More War Aftermath Shots from Ukraine http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/03/more-war-aftermath-shots-from-ukraine/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/03/more-war-aftermath-shots-from-ukraine/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 03:04:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=151724 Blown up tanks and APCs, projectiles and bullets, stacks of ammo and so on – more than 70 photos of things in Ukraine now. Just imagine this all happening in the places where people live. Nobody evacuated most of them, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/03/more-war-aftermath-shots-from-ukraine/feed/ 21 Semi-dressed Captured Ukrainian Soldiers Forced to Jump http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/31/semi-dressed-captured-ukrainian-soldiers-forced-to-jump/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/31/semi-dressed-captured-ukrainian-soldiers-forced-to-jump/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:16:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=151582 dobnAfter the soldiers of Ukrainian army “Donbass” regiment were captured they were reportedly forced to jump and shout “Those who don’t jump are the protectors of their homeland, those who jump are the ….(censored)”. Semi dressed. Video is inside. Video … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/31/semi-dressed-captured-ukrainian-soldiers-forced-to-jump/feed/ 53 The Day of Antaeus Planes http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/28/the-day-of-antaeus-planes/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/28/the-day-of-antaeus-planes/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:37:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=151484 We have never seen so many “Antaeus” planes in one place. Migalovo air field gave us such an opportunity just recently. “Antaeus” is a heavy turboprop transport aircraft that never stops smiling… via]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/28/the-day-of-antaeus-planes/feed/ 1 What Has Happened To My Hometown? http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/27/what-has-happened-to-my-hometown/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/27/what-has-happened-to-my-hometown/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:29:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=151244 It must be really awful to see the place where you grew up and lived, in this sort of condition… Very sad pictures of a town located some twelve kilometers away from Ukrainian Donetsk are inside the post.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/27/what-has-happened-to-my-hometown/feed/ 14 When a Multiple Launch Rocket System Grad Hits the Target http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/26/when-a-multiple-launch-rocket-system-grad-hits-the-target/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/26/when-a-multiple-launch-rocket-system-grad-hits-the-target/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:42:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=151190 The impact of a Soviet multiple launch rocket system BM-21 “Grad” can be really destructive. Just check it out. Remains of a 122 mm projectile from “Grad” and the destroyed combat vehicle. “Grad” is not the best weapon for cities … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/26/when-a-multiple-launch-rocket-system-grad-hits-the-target/feed/ 43 Blind Shells of Donbass http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/25/blind-shells-of-donbass/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/25/blind-shells-of-donbass/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:42:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=151182 Judging by numerous photos on social networks, the territory of Donbass, Ukraine, is awash with blind shells today. Fortunately, they have not exploded yet but there is another acute problem – how to utilize them..  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/25/blind-shells-of-donbass/feed/ 7 Pripyat: Secondary School No 2 http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/20/pripyat-secondary-school-no-2/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/20/pripyat-secondary-school-no-2/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:41:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=150990 Bells have not rung here for twenty eight years. Teachers and pupils do not come anymore, exercise books remain unchecked, the latest records in the class books are dated April 26, 1986. Despite the explosion of a reactor at the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/20/pripyat-secondary-school-no-2/feed/ 0 Russian Submarine Fleet In Early XX Century http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/18/russian-submarine-fleet-in-early-xx-century/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/18/russian-submarine-fleet-in-early-xx-century/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:10:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=150912 Let us see what the Russian submarine fleet looked like in the early 20th century. Here we go… Launch of an American Holland class submarine made at the Baltic factory. Launch of a minelayer “Ersh” from the building slips of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/18/russian-submarine-fleet-in-early-xx-century/feed/ 3 Wet Spring In the Exclusion Zone of Chernobyl http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/14/wet-spring-in-the-exclusion-zone-of-chernobyl/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/14/wet-spring-in-the-exclusion-zone-of-chernobyl/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:55:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=150756 Last year, the winter didn’t wish to leave Ukraine. Heavy snowfalls covered the Chernobyl exclusion zone as well. Of course, spring finally took over and all that snow started to melt… Many areas were flooded and became impassable. Here are … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/14/wet-spring-in-the-exclusion-zone-of-chernobyl/feed/ 1