Aurora, or how it's written in Russia "AVRORA", is a very important vintage battleship - first it's still more or less intact and thus can be climbed and explored, and second it is greatly connected with an event called "October revolution" - it's when Lenin took power. Legend says the coup members, including Lenin, had a plan that the coup would start after the rebel sailors of the Aurora cruiser started to fire shells into the Winter Palace, or Hermitage as we know it now, in St. Petersburg. So since then, in every Soviet school, this battleship shot in 1917, was proclaimed to be a game changer and in important
historical piece in itself. There were songs about it, there were movies about it, and the ship itself was on a constant display in downtown St. Petersburg in Soviet times for tons of tourists coming from different parts of the country to get a peek of the legend. These days the legend has moved to the docks, as while it was being displayed in St. Petersburg it remained submerged in the river waters so it was rusting and needed renovation. So here we have a unique chance, thanks to Alex, to see the legend of Soviet school goers up close in the dock. See it inside:
October 2nd, Moscow road patrol police department. A meeting was conducted between the police officers and an orthodox priest, prior of a local church, hieromonk Feodosij. The talks were devoted to the approaching Christmas holidays.
That's a quote from the official press release I've just read. People in the comments have noticed that the man in black wears a luxury watch Rado Sintra Skeleton. If you want to see his audience we have one more photo inside:
Russia has been famous with giving the world best... hackers. Lot of cases all over the world over the recent times where the Russian hackers were involved - banks, large corporations and even the celebrities. Sometimes the word "Russian Hacker" make people tremble and think twice while entering
their card information. And now there is a contest for hackers in Russia. Just see how many youngsters are interested in computers on the first photo - there should be a way to funnel all this energy into something. So one large international corporation is now doing this:
Meet Stepan. He calls himself Stepan Dallas Walker. Here on the photo he is posing with an American flag near the Hermitage of St. Peterburg. People on background probably don't understand what's going on. But we do - he claims he is an American patriot (though he is
not even a citizen) and especially likes the Marines Corps. So he owns full Marine camp, an American flag, rifle replicas and a lot of other things that you can see inside. Also he has a friend who seems to be sharing his passion. More inside: