ostankino tower
70 Ostankino Tower Above the Clouds

Ostankino Tower Above the Clouds

We had here recently shots of Moscow city at night by Letchik Leha, the guy who works as a pilot on a big civil airplane and is fond of making photos right from the plane’s cockpit. Today some other shots from him. There is Eiffel tower in Paris, probably the most famous tower in the world. But for most of people living in Soviet Union there was another tower that they knew even better than Eiffel’s one. It was a Moscow
city Ostankino Tower. Standing 1772 feet (540 metres) tall, it was the tallest free-standing structure in the whole world until in 2003 there was build another one, taller, in Canada. Still it is the tallest alone standing structure in Europe and Asia. This is how it looks from the ground, at night: And today we have rare photos by Leha when the tower stands above the clouds:
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islamic terror
18 Russia 100 Years War on Terror?

Russia 100 Years War on Terror?

It's a photo from amazing Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorsky, the official photographer of Russian empire. He had a special technology of making three different shots and then combining them in one colour images, most of his works are now stored at Library of Congress and available from their site. This particular shot was made in 1907, that's almost 100 years ago. And what can we see here? A group of islamic terrorists sit in
cage-prison guarded by Russian soldier - the guy in red pants with a rifle (this kind of prisons were made by digging a big hole in the ground and putting very low-ceilings building on it). So the war with Islamic suspects in Russia is 100 years long already? And at that time there were no human rights commisions and "secret prisons" were pretty un-secret. You see there Osama's grandpa probably?  
moscow city toilet
20 Moscow Toilets

Moscow Toilets

If you go travel Russia, visiting Moscow city, would suddenly get an urge for taking some action in a restroom. Then there are two things you need to remember: 1. All the public restrooms in Moscow charge fee for use. You need to
pay something before you can enter, by cash, they don't accept major credit cards. 2. After you would enter you can encounter something like this: This one is a male restroom in Moscow city downtown.
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russian village internet cafe
7 Internet in Countryside

Internet in Countryside

That's a typical internet cafe in Russia village. Here you can see a pc connected to internet, but to the left of the table there is tiled stove without tiles, fueled with firewood. Internet cafe workers boil water on it in those pans and buckets,
together with some food for themselves. Also somewhere near firewood furnace there is a Kodak service to print photos. It's like high technologies slowly penetrate the Russian traditional countryside way of life.   
14 Russian Strange Race

Russian Strange Race

What a strange race, Russian jet fighter MIG against
sport bike and Porsche car. Submitted by 4emist
5 Russian Street Curling

Russian Street Curling

Some play curling indoors, some outdoors. Here is the whole street playing curling with
their cars. Video is again without a sound but one can imagine what sound it was.
dragon mask
7 Dragon Mask

Dragon Mask

Some time ago we had a Russian guy who made a dragon bag. He probably decided that he is missing
something and so he created a dragon mask that would fit in with the style of his dragon bag.
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22 Moscow Subway Traffic Jam

Moscow Subway Traffic Jam

That’s a typical day in Moscow city subway. Ok, maybe not typical for all Moscow subway but there are some narrow places so when the peak traffic happens people have to
move like that. If you haven’t see here are some more shots from Moscow subway. It’s pity the video is without a sound, it was made by cam phone.
mouse made of stone
59 Mouse Made of Stone

Mouse Made of Stone

Here is a computer mouse made of
stone by Russian designer Neko.
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theater in moscow
18 Abandoned Theater in Moscow

Abandoned Theater in Moscow

To continue the topic of abandoned places in Russia I would show you an abandoned theater in Moscow. During Soviet era it was a centre of cultural life – now it
stays abandoned. Probably it would be renovated someday and more visitors would come to enjoy some Russian classical plays shown on it's scene.
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