leonid baranov painter
11 Leonid Baranov Paintings of Russian Countryside

Leonid Baranov Paintings of Russian Countryside

Leonid Baranov is an artist from Ekaterinburg city who draws the modern life in Russian village. Heroes of his works look like real people from Russian countryside. He never became famous
or rich, and he prefers to drink a lot of vodka as a real Russian and doesn’t care much about the missing fame. Still in his pictures I find something attractive.
russian train
17 Self-made Train

Self-made Train

Some people of Russia (or Ukraine) drive on self-made
trains across the state's national railroad system.
Russian submarine appears on the beach
41 Russian Submarine Appears Near the Beach

Russian Submarine Appears Near the Beach

This is a city port of Severodvinsk city, the city in northern part of Russia on the shores of cold White Sea. The city has a big marine base so sometimes people on the beach can
see submarines appear from underwater right before them. That's not thing you would see often on other beaches of the world, it could be a set for new James Bond action movie.  
longest bike in the world
10 The Worlds Longest Bike

The Worlds Longest Bike

It has been to our attention that the longest bike in the world, officialy registered by Guiness record book is from Russia. It's creator Oleg "Leshij" Rogov was from Tver city, a small town near Moscow city. He was a big biker fan since his childhood. One day he has got an idea to build the longest bike in the world, according to his own story "probably after he got too much  beer inside". So after two years of
planning and delaying he did it. He built the bike that was 31 feet 4 inches long (9 metres 57 cm). After the thing was ready he sent his claim to the Guiness book and got registered as longest bike in the world. The saddest part of the story is that he got into accident and died this summer, still we have the photos of his creation, it would be some kind of tribute to him.
5 Russian Way To Greet Each Other

Russian Way To Greet Each Other

This is how some Russian
drivers greet each other.
house made of bottles
11 House Made from Bottles

House Made from Bottles

All know that in Russia people drink a lot. That's not only Russia the country where people drink a lot, but probably Russia is the biggest country where the vodka is the problem. So drinking a lot
means a lot of empty bottles. They can be recycled of course but they also can be used in some other way. For example like this one, a guy have built a house using empty bottles.
vaz 2101, russian car
40 Some Russian cars Were Replicas

Some Russian cars Were Replicas

In Soviet times there were only a few models of cars produced and all of them were produced on the factories belonging to Soviet goverment, actually there were any other form of property - all the property, both
commercial and resedential belonged to the state. So at that time nobody much cared about copyright stuff so even some Soviet cars are replicas of some foreign Western cars. Here are the examples:
19 Future of Russia’s Automobile Industry

Future of Russia’s Automobile Industry

This post is devoted to possible future of Russia’s automobile industry. Some years ago a new car “OKA” was introduced to Russian buyers. That’s a 2-doors car compiled from the parts of other cars, for example its cockpit
and speedometer is from Soviet car LADA 2101, model 1969. Its engine has two cylinders, like a motorcycle. So now there are plenty of possibilities how this car can be used. Let’s see some of them.
8 Russian Robot Bodybuilder

Russian Robot Bodybuilder

"Hi! I am electic bodybuilder from Russia!" I have seen a lot of bodybuilding shows before, but this is something special.
"Hi! I am electic bodybuilder from Russia!" Russian bodybuilder pretends that he is a robot. Take a look.
12 Cranberry


Have you been buying something with cranberry lately? Maybe cranberry jam or sauce? Or cranberry juice? A lot of cranberry grows in Russia, in different regions of it. Russia exports cranberry to other countries where it is being
processed in some deserts and so on. Here are some photos of how the cranberry is being collected and turned into an extract in Russia, which is later being used in production of the above mentioned products.

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